Monday, June 10, 2013

Fabric Spot Scrap Challenge!

Scrap Challenge for Canadians!Happy Monday all!  Today is a special shout out to my Canadian readers.  Karen of Fabric Spot and I have put together a scrap challenge just for you!

Do you live in Canada?

If so, it's your turn to grab the spotlight, indulge in some free fabric and get making!

I hope it's beginning to feel like summer up north.  If not, this Summer Lovin' scrap bundle might do the trick.  It features fat eights of 1 Kona solid in Bahama Blue and 7 happy-go-lucky prints including Yard Sale Summer Stripe, Architextures Crosshatch and Zig Zag in Tangerine.  I love the way the bright, breezy colors pop out against cool white.  Take a closer look...

Fabric Spot Summer Lovin'

See, isn't that fun?  Reminds me of watermelon and fruit punch and summer fun!

Now, what would you make with it?  The ball's in your court!  Seriously, start thinking because it's yours for the taking.  Four participants will receive a scrap bundle of all fabrics shown in 9" x 22" pieces entirely free.  And then you have to make something with it, to show off to us all!

Let's talk nitty gritty...  On Wednesday of this week I'll announce the 4 participants, our scrap challengers.  As soon as we have your address info, Canadian-based Fabric Spot will mail out those fabrics, getting them in the mail by Friday.  Then, you must make something... anything!!!! using all 8 scrap fabrics, plus one fabric of your own choosing if desired.  So, you can add the extra fabric (could be solid or print), but you don't have to.  You do have to use all 8 scraps, but you can use a little or a lot of each.  Participants can use their own buttons, trims, etc. to embellish if needed.

There's a deadline!  Really, it's a good thing, cause that means you'll enjoy this now.  You must finish sewing your project and post pictures by Sunday, June 30th.    Participants can either share the results on their blog, or if they don't blog, sharing pictures on flickr will do.  We want to see what you make because...

Fabric Spot Summer Lovin' bundle

You and your project will be featured here!  On July 1st, I'll be posting about our challengers, with pictures of your project and hopefully some tidbits about your process.  That's the really fun part! Now, all we have to do is figure out which of you 4 are destined for some Summer Lovin?

So, go ahead, convince me.  Remember, you must live in Canada to play along this time!  I'll hand pick our participants, which means this whole thing involves a whole lot of luck.  But getting lucky can be a whole lotta fun!

Are you game? 

48 comments:

  1. Thanks for including your Canadian readers! I'm not sure what I would make yet (still thinking), but I wanted to point out that the date you picked to post the projects - July 1st - is really appropriate. It's Canada Day! Sounds like a fun challenge.

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  2. Oooh, sounds like fun! I'd love to be one of the participants! Do you want us to post our ideas here, or email you, or is it meant to be a surprise? (Clearly I'm a bit confused...) What a great bundle of summery fabrics!

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    1. Post the ideas in the comments please =)

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    2. Well, I just started a new job, after being a student FOREVER, and I have been thinking that I need to sew up something to cart all my lunch stuff to the park on nice days. Some sort of tote that would hold food, utensils, etc. I've been sketching some ideas, and using these bright summery fabrics would be so much fun!

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  3. I'm feeling Hexies, I'm feeling mini quilt, I'm feeling summer!!!

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  4. Oh, what fun! C'mon Canadians, show us what you've got!

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  5. I'm a Canadian gal, and I'm totally envisioning an infinity scarf made out of these lovely fabrics. Pick me, pick me!

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  6. gorgeous fabric, can't wait to see what all the Canucks come up with! <3 I have special love for Canada as I lived there for a few years when I was younger!

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  7. I'm a Canadian and would love the fabrics and the deadline.
    I just discovered this blog a few days ago and spent the last three days reading ALL of the blog from the beginning. I have seen the cats and the kids grow up. Love the fabric/colours (note Canadian spelling of colour).I'm right up to date with today's blog--must say I admire how much Rachel gets done. Great job on the blog.

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  8. Great fabric, and I'd like to do Kaleidoscope cushions! Thanks!

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  9. oh, my lucky day perhaps! I am in Canada, half hour drive away from Manitoulin Island in northern Ontario. I can see a great beach or camping bag, or some placemats with these fabrics. Something to enjoy outside for sure! Thanks for the chance.

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  10. Oooh, I'd love to give this a try and I'm Canadian. I'm thinking an asymmetrical, crosshatch weave with the fabrics on the diagonal on a white background, with some fun free motion or matchstick quilting. The crosshatch weave may be pieced or may be appliquéd. That stripe would be fabulous as the binding. Mini or wallhanging size. Thanks for the fun challenge!

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  11. What a gorgeous Summery stack of fabric! My mind is already churning with what to make! THANKS for the chance!

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  12. This would be wonderful!! my daughter has been encouraging me to start up a blog and this could be what gets me started!! I'm seeing some patio coasters or a funky wall hanging. Thanks for thinking of us in Canada!! Love your blog!!!

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  13. Ohhh yes! I always want to join these but they are never for us canadian gals. I love modern sewing. Here is my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/63767325@N05/ Thanks for the opportunity! I just redecorated my deck and I would love to make a little table runner with these scraps for my patio table - the colors are so summery!

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  14. I'm thinking a set of summer placemats for the deck table. thanks for the chance! I live in Winnipeg.

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  15. Thanks for the post on Fabric Spot. I hadn't heard of them before and am happy to have a Canadian source as the shipping from the US have become increasingly prohibitive. Just placed an over $100 order so no shipping charge at all yay!!

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  16. First of all thanks for thinking of us north of the border. In my corner of southern Ontario I am known as the Scrap Queen. The fabric bundle you are showing just sings to me. I would love the opportunity to turn those fabrics into a bright and happy baby quilt. Joanne

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  17. First, i'm Canadian! Yay me! ;) lol!! I absolutely LOVE the bright fun colours of this bundle!! If you take a peek on my blog you'll see that bright & fun are what i'm all about! :) I think these delicious fabrics are just begging to be made into a summer bag of some sort & wallet!! Something fun & feminine without a doubt! :) I've never worked with fat 1/8ths, so i'd love the challenge to see how far I could stretch the fabric! Crossing my fingers that i'm the *chosen one*! lol!!

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  18. Yep, I'm a Canadian girl and what I'd most likely make with this gorgeous Summer Lovin' fat quarter bundle is beach throw quilt for sure. I'm going to the beach loads this summer and would love to make a fast and easy quilt with my fat quarter flip and cut method I use. I know it would go together fast and I'd make your deadlines with lots of excellent photos to show this fast and unique way to plow through fat quarters!

    Thanks Rachael for making this an all Canadian event!

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    1. Rachael for some reason I'm still a no reply, so email me for my address to carlithequilter (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. pick me pick me, lol love those colors, so tropical, i'd love to make a little table topper for my patio table. i'm Canadian, from the west coast. barbepriceathotmail.ca

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  20. Yay! I'm Canadian! I'd love to make a pillow with these gorgeous fabrics. I'm in a Drunkard's Path kind of mood these days (I'm just finishing up a lap quilt) and I'd love to try the pattern again in a different layout. Crossing my fingers!

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  21. how fun!!! karen is pretty darn amazing! I would love to sew up a pillow cover...or a dolly quilt for my DD who keeps asking for a new one ;)

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  22. These fabrics would go perfectly with my vintage turquoise place settings and vintage Pyrex serving dishes!!
    I would create napkins or maybe a table runner. Then I would set up a beautiful 100 year old table with mason jars filled with lemonade, a tray of sliced watermelon, and fresh picked flowers!

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  23. I am Canadian too and would totally make a summer bright pillow or two for,the deck chairs!

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  24. I'm Canadian, from Alberta. A former homeschooler (both sons have graduated) so I've enjoyed your posts on that subject. We are about to become empty nesters this summer and I think these fabrics would make a beautiful set of placements for hubby and I to enjoy on our patio table when (if) it ever warms up here :-)

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  25. Well Wohoo it's time for us true northerns to shine. I'm from London, Ontario, Canada. Don't do a blog, don't know how to Flickr but I'll get someone to help me. Thanks Rachel for the chance for us Canucks to Win. And as has been said, pick me, pick me (please).
    (dsp3@sympatico.ca)

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  26. Awesome! Ok, I am a 3D art quilter way up in Northern Ontario on Manitoulin Island. You can see my fun quilts on my blog!

    Whomever you pick will be awesome as Canadians love to quilt, so thank you for highlighting us=)

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  27. I am a retired Canadian from Saskatchewan. I love your idea of making a project from your summer scrap pile and I hope I am one of the chosen ones to take part.

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  28. I am Canadian ,and I see a wonderful summery tote such luscious colours .

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  29. I'm in! At first I though I'd have to miss the Canadian opportunity because I am swamped with report cards, IEP's an other end-or-year madness, but then I realize that the last day of school (for kids) is June 27th. So I'll have two weeks to plan, and two days to sew.

    These colours make me want to sit on my patio and enjoy a cold, brightly coloured treat. I would make something to enjoy my new deck - a floppy sun hat (I have a pattern I've been meaning to try), a pretty mug cozy to catch condensation, and either a placemat (mini-table-topped) or cushion for my hammock.

    Thanks for the inspiration! I can't wait to see what people make.

    Sarah

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  30. Good morning Rachel!

    Thanks for focussing on your Canadian readers. Grand idea!

    So my pitch? Well... This event has my name written all over it. I am a scrapper in my heart of hearts. I have a fondness for fabric scraps that runs deep in the soul. Most of the fabric things I make are made with cast-offs and end bits. In March of this year, I completed a hexagon quilt made entirely of tiny 3/4" scrap hexies. I've made scrappy bags, a scrappy hat, a scrappy wallet, scrappy slippers. I've made a scrappy pouf, scrappy scarves and still more scrappy quilts. I AM YOUR SCRAPPY CANADIAN GIRL. And if you pick me, not only will I tell all my Canadian readers about it, but I will make something wonderful with your bundle of beauty. You will NOT be disappointed.

    GO CANADA!

    Yours,

    Michele

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    1. Oh ya... email me at michpacey@gmail.com! :)

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  31. hiya Rachel!
    I'm a disabled Canadian chick and those fables are screaming for me to make a bag with lots of pockets...
    Ya wanna pick me? Pleazzzzze!

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  32. How fun is that! I'm thinking a bucket to keep more scraps in : ) storage is always good.
    Thank you for the opportunity to play!

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  33. Thanks for letting us Canadians play! This would be so much fun! I'd love to make a little dress or twirly skirt for one of my daughters. The fabrics are so pretty and (like you say) perfect for summer! (And I love Fabric Spot - Karen is amazing!)

    I'd also love to have the chance to blog about the project on Thread Riding Hood and link up to your blog.

    Thanks for the consideration! Sherri(at)threadridinghood(dot)com, www.threadridinghood.com

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  34. Woo-hoo! Sounds like great fun and the Summer Lovin' bundle is kicking my creative juices into overdrive. lol

    I'm thinking my summer adventures are needing some fresh, pretty new accessories. For starters, I'm imagining a patchwork wallet and new case for my sunglasses. I love to keep organized and my purse needs some freshening up. ;o) Hmmm... I think a new summer purse would be in order too. See? I told you that these pretty fabrics are kicking my creative juices into overdrive! lol

    Thanks so much, Rachel and Karen!

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  35. Yay for all us Canadians! Karen has a fantastic shop and super customer service. I am currently working on a quilt with fabric from her shop. I don't blog, but do use flickr, I'm thinking I'd make some placemats, maybe ones with pockets to hold utensils, to enjoy the great outdoors this summer:)
    It will be great to see what the lucky 4 participants come up with. Thanks!

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  36. I'm Canadian, but I'm going out of town soon so I can't participate because I wouldn't make the deadline. But thanks for including us! Fabric Spot is a great shop.

    beaniekins84(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. Those happy colours are calling to me to turn them into fun summer clothes for my two daughters American Girl dolls, the dolls are now permanent Canadian residents. They live here with us in Ontario Canada so I think it might still count?

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  38. oooh... I would love to make seat covers... what a way to bring cheery brightness to the day :)

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  39. So Rachel, here goes. I'm the girl who's always posting my Do. Good Stitches block pics on my piano and the President of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild (the CAPITAL of Canada, so I'm definitely Canadian!) I'm not sure what I would make with these lovely colours (notice the "u" in colours? See, truly Canadian *wink, wink*), but I do promise I would stage the pics at my piano and make something truly fabulous with these fresh fabrics. Pick me! Pick me!

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  40. That looks like fun. I am too far away to participate (in fact, although I am married to a Canadian, I think I am almost as far away from Canada as it is physically possible to be on this planet), but I look forward to seeing the four creations.

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  41. I am Canadian! (wow I sound like I'm selling beer for Molson)
    And I have a bench. Or a stool. Yes. We'll call it a stool. and it's ugly. you wanna' see it? no better not-- it will hurt your eyes. worn old ugly brown wood, cracked fake leather top... but inside... oh inside is the good stuff! it stores sewing supplies. It's really old and came with old sewing supplies-- like vintage ric rac and thread in crazy colours and bias tape and sewing tools I don't completely understand and newspaper clippings from the 40's...take off the seat and it's like a treasure trove!
    Well, you know your chairs? I'd like a patchwork seat... and I'd like to recover the inside of the stool and make it useable and pretty-- my brother bought me a staple gun and I've been afraid--very afraid, but I'd do it. For you Rachel. I'd do it for you -and for Canadians everywhere!

    a bit of paint and some fabric may just do the trick... and if that doesn't suit your fancy I could just make some baskets for my sewing room :)

    Sorry. I'm a bit dramatic ;)

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  42. Thanks for making a Canadian challenge, I look forward to checking back on Canada Day to see what bright beauties get made for this!

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