Tuesday, 23 November 2010

the hurricane - a giveaway

First up - before I get folks too excited, this is a UK only giveaway so please don't enter if you're not in the UK.
Thanks!






Can I introduce you to THE HURRICANE a set of 19 fat quarters of klona cotton in rainbow colours from Backstitch. Klona cotton is not kona cotton - it's slightly thicker, slightly stiffer but it works really well for anything you would want to use a cotton fabric for.

basting the urban home goods swap thingy

I've used it in quilts (I used it in the bathmat pic above), Miss G recently recently made a covered canvas for her art homework using the white klona as her base fabric. It washes wonderfully and softens right up.
I actually love it for patchwork because it's so easy to finger press seams, which means my points are better (that has to be a good thing!).

Miss G did some sewing!

Alice at backstitch is offering up this whole stack of all the different colours, worth £26 to one lucky UK BASED winner. If I won (and obviously I can't because I'm not allowed to enter my own competition) I would make this quilt - wouldn't it look fabulous as a rainbow of colours for a child's bed?

What would you use it for?

Leave a comment on this post and I'll pick a winner on Monday November 29th.


Small print - giveaway is for UK based folks ONLY. Winner will receive bundle of 19 different klona cotton solids as pictured above with a retail value of £26. Please make sure you leave a valid contact email in your comment or attached to your comment.

Thanks and good luck!


GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!!!! I'LL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER LATER THIS EVENING!

94 comments:

Hoola Tallulah said...

OoOoh count me in, those colours are fabulous! Thanks for another fab giveaway!

MF said...

I'd love to win that! I'd use it in a quilt I'm making for a friend's wedding present... Lush! (And I'm UK based, hurrah!) Thanks Katie and Backstich!

M.
moragfyfe@yahoo.co.uk

Laura said...

Wow, those are such gorgeous colours. And a slightly stiffer cotton would be awesome for my crochet project bags - I make Japanese Knot bags which need a little more support. With that many colours, I could co-ordinate my bags to the projects!

laura.cracknell@yahoo.co.uk

Louby Lou said...

Wow! Another fantastic giveaway! I think I'd have to have a go at an all solid colour quilt such as the Plain Spoken Quilt made by Rebekah. I saw it ages ago and it's always stuck with me. So... *fingers crossed!*

Luna said...

Ooh ooh ooh! What pwetty colours!! I'd use them to make some beautiful striped canvas' out of the slightly muted colours. My walls in this house are bare! Lorna x

Rachel said...

What gorgeous colours! I think if I won I would have to make something to really show off all the colours, like a rainbow or colour wheel themed quilt.
Oh, and G's tree artwork is beautiful!
Rachel (contented) x

quiltygal said...

*SULKS*

Leila said...

These look gorgeous!!
I'm only part-time UK based {I do have a postal address there} can I enter?
I'd use them to make an all solids rainbow quilt ~what else?! Something colour wheel or colour chart inspired.

Kelly said...

oh lovely, not sure what i'd make, i need to make some rolls to store all my knitting needles in so maybe that, but then i know my son would love a quilt, so maybe it would be used for that!

Kellyx

kboof@hotmail.com

rderrett said...

Gorgeous!!! Screams patchwork teamed with bold modern prints. I may well ask for one of these bundles for Xmas if anyone asks what I want......

red sew said...

i would make my family tree quilt with it

Jo said...

Not the least idea what I'd use it for, but I'm sure I'd find something fairly quickly!

ros said...

I'd use it to make lots of rainbow coloured pencil rolls. I love the kind where each pencil/felt tip has its own slot with the right colour fabric behind.

ryan@abigail*ryan said...

What a beautiful selection of colours!

We use linen in our quilts, and mix it with our own cotton prints, so a flash of contrasting colour could really add a new dimension- i'd use this gorgeous selection to experiment with that!

Jane said...

Oh I love them :) And I'm always in need of solid colours around here. I think I'd combine them with my favourite prints and make a rainbow quilt for me.

Roberta said...

I would use that delicious pile to make something from Cherry Houses city quilt book.
Thank you

FionaPoppy said...

Ooooo! What a great giveaway! I'm planning some quilts for my boys bunk beds and there are plenty of boy colours in these. They would be great with the prints I've been collecting.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Charlotte said...

oh how gorgeous! I am a total sucker for rainbows of any kind. I've been wanting to make the Oh Fransson painbox quilt for ages, and this would be a fantastic way to get hold of loads of plains all at once!

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

ooooh yes please !! - I'm determined to do a paintbox quilt as my next big project, but equally I'm very keen on doing a bathmat, with a really thick terry backing I think. This would be perfect.

I'm not very good at collecting solids - the patterns always sing a little more loudly to me *buy Me Sarah, buy Me!*

Trash said...

Should I be so very lucky and fortunate to have such gorgeous things find their way to my home I would get brave and make a new schoolbag for Princess C-W to rival the Cath Kidston bags those snotty girls in her year carry!

Peach Rainbow said...

These would make a lovely paint box quilt - I'd love to win!
Thanks for the chance.

Bagladee said...

Oh my goodness I would be in cotton heaven with this stack of gorgeousness!!! :D fingers crossed!!! x

Rachael said...

Yay what a great giveaway, i love the rainbow

Breezy Bree said...

I would make my BFF a quilt for her 1st baby due in February. A brightly coloured rainbow quilt would be perfect for a baby.
Karen x

gill said...

I'd love to mix these solids with some large prints and make a disappearing nine patch quilt
Gill

darlingcousette said...

HI, Nice to discover your blog ! I'm Michèle from France and You left a comment once on Corrie/Quilttaffy's blog about my Rouenneries works. ...and now I've a blog : darlingcousette
It would be fine to have the visits from some American LADIES!!Have a nice time in USA. Michèle

Blueberry Park said...

wow for once I'm in the right country!! Those are amazing and thanks Katy and Alice for the fab giveaway. There's so much there to make so many things, but I think the basis to lots of different strip cushions

Ruth said...

What a great selection of colours! Count me in!

I would have to use these in a paintbox quilt like this one:

http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransson/paintbox-quilt-along.html

Cheers, Ruth

tex86@hotmail.co.uk

Amy said...

Me me me! My new playroom needs a new quilt, what better than a big batch of colours!

Harrysmum said...

Gorgeous fabric - I'm another painbox wannabe!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Judith said...

How wonderfull that I am in the right country for a change. I indeed would make a paintbox quilt with this. Gorgeous colours.

Chris said...

What a beautiful selection of colours! Count me in, I fancy trying an Amish style quilt
Chris x

Miss_Oakden said...

Oh wow, I love this whole collection, I would love to keep them all together and use them for one project with other fabrics included

Julie Nelson said...

Love it!!! I'd make a quilt for my friend who has morning sickness throughout her whole pregnancy. It would be bright to cheer her up!!

holly logue said...

I would use them on quite a few different projects. Please count me in, too!

-holly

holly@Logue.com

John said...

I would love to support you in this but cannot understand why you would exclude such a large part of your readership. Maybe in the future you will be more inclusive, and then you will once again have my support. Maybe.

Signed, the ever ungrateful Anonymous.

Wait, wrong blog ... ... ...

; )

Shevvy said...

Ah, that explains it. I saw the klona on their website and did wonder what was going on. It sounds like it would be good for little bags, I've got some ideas I am hoping to try out soon.

kerrypuddy said...

Ohhhhh - love them!

I'd make a quilt for my eldest daughter - who just has a new bedroom in rainbow colours!

And probably a bit of wall art like your eldest too.

kerryo231@btinternet.com

:0)

Linda said...

I'd make a Pinwheel Quilt, pairing the solid colours with patterned fabrics of the same hue. A real rainbow.

Cenedre said...

Wow! What gorgeous colours. I'm very new to quilting and really have no idea what I'd do with all that gorgeous fabric but I'm SURE I'll find a pattern somewhere that will make it look even more gorgeous =D

samantha_butt@hotmail.com

Pink Stitches said...

Loving the vibrant colours!
As it is a slightly thicker cotton would be great for making bags to give them a bit more shape or great to add to my quilt (well my pile of so called blocks that will one day be a quilt!)
Thanks for the giveaway!!

carolinehemsley said...

Hi. I love the range of colours that this fabric comes in - a rainbow. Thanks for the chance of winning it. C
carolinehemsley@btinternet.com

rebecacaca said...

I'd mix it in with a couple of bold patterns to make a quilt to give to my sister-in-law.

internet@rebeccaswilson.co.uk

Happy Quilter said...

Ooo Ooo pick me pick me - please, new quilter, no stash yet - what a fab way to start. Love the colours.

two hippos said...

what a fantastic rainbow stack. I think I would use it to make a rainbow and black log cabin quilt.

Julie said...

What an amazing giveaway! I'm not sure what I'd use it for in the end, but first I would just sit it all on my desk and pat it every once in a while - mmm, what a beautiful stack! The grays and lighter blues would then be immediately whisked off to what I call my 'happy pile' - a stack of fabrics I've been gathering gradually and hoarding to, one day, make a special quilt just for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jopsy said...

Bunting for my daughters playroom (yet to be decorated!) jopsy @ crowbytes. com

summerfete said...

patchwork!!! I hardly ever buy plain, so this would be an awesome treat!

Clare x

Terri said...

I'm a newbie quilter.
I don't have a 'stash'.
I do have an old CD storage thingy tho'.
So I would put all those lovely fabrics there.....in order......& sit & stare & dream :-)

Maria said...

They are lovely. I would probably use them for a quilt for my 5 month old and left overs for pouches and other small projects.

Mandalin said...

PoUTing!!! Well.....I suppose you have introduced me to klona cotton, what a scream!

Penny said...

Yummy colours! I think I would team at least some of them with some lovely modern fabrics to make a bright and colourful quilt.

penny.hankey@tiscali.co.uk

@Nige270 twitter said...

Lovely colours - yes please!

@Nige270

The undomesticated scientist said...

ooooooh, fabric, mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

SueM said...

Wow, these are beautiful. I've been thinking of starting patchwork for a while, and what a way to start!

Starry said...

I want to start a rainbow scrappy quilt and this would be the perfect addition to make it truly rainbow!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful colours. I'd make a paintbox quilt for my little boy to cuddle up under.

Clair
rick.bossons@ntlworld.com

sew@nettlebridge.com said...

If I won this I would give this to my mum, she has just moved into a new house near to me so I can help her out. She has just set up a craft room just for sewing in and we can't wait to get on with some sewing projects just in time for xmas. These colours will make a great start to the fabric stash in her new room!

Hayley said...

I have just started my own handmade little business called Smiley Miley Design, I would love to add these fabrics to my collection to make goregous products to put on my new website..:-)

Hayley Taylor
smileymileydesign@gmail.com

Kat - Housewife Confidential said...

Yummy scrummy!

kat <>at<> housewife confidential <.> co <.> uk

{sorry for spreading out the email but really don't want it to get picked up on spam lists!}

Lou said...

oooooooo beautiful rainbow colours, i think little bean in my belly would love those as a quilt for his/her cot. Infact its kicking now, and sharing the love!
Fingers and everything else crossed!

Lou x
louiseross1@hotmail.com

bellsjo said...

Pretty pretty pretty! I would stroke them for a while whilst waiting for inspiration to strike! Those pinks would be all mine though, I am in the process of making a pink and girly quilt just for me! (I live in a house full of boys).

ClaireP said...

Oh my! What pretties - who can resist a rainbow?
I'd use it to make pretty rainbow themed things for my little munchkins new bedroom. Quilt, cushions and what-not! :D

Anonymous said...

Definately a fun quilt with all those colours!

Thanks for the giveaway,
Judith.

WandaFish said...

Thank you Alice and Katy for such a super giveaway. I'd love to have a go at making a rainbow zig zag quilt, and with so many colours I might just look at Cherri House's City Quilts for further inspiration!

Teresa said...

Lovely fabrics!

I have always fancied a colour wheel quilt for the dining room wall. But seeing the above coment, something from the City Quilts book would be fab too

teresa (teresa.coles@ntlworld.com)

Hip Fabric said...

Stalking...Just a little bit too ;)

Anonymous said...

I want the fabric. The colours make me very cheery on this 'orrible snowy/sludgy day.

nadine (nadine.hunsley@btinternet.com)

veryberryhandmade said...

Gorgeous bundle! I'd use it for some flower appliqued tote bags that I've been planning for ages.. Fingers crossed. :D

Carla said...
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Nadine said...

OOOh, this is gorgeous. I am really getting into solids at the moment and want to use them more. I am currently planning to make rainbow colored pencil rolls as Christmas gifts for arty little ones and friends and these fabrics would be PUUURRRFECT.

maken designs said...

how pretty are they!

Table for One said...

Absolutely wonderful!!

I am a poor student so this Christmas I am handmaking all my presents....that is i am hand making personalised Christmas stockings for my mum, dad, sister and her new husband who is back from Afgan in 2 days! (He is a marine and they haev hardly had a week together since they got married)

They are hosting Christmas and I really want to make it special.

This fabric is divine and would be wonderful to make the stockings out of as I am going for bright colours, patchwork and a bit of a kitsh edge with them.!

Thats my plea!!

midwinter summer said...

How generous - and how wonderful its for the UK. What would I make? Oh so many ideas...

Nita said...

As a newbie quilter I couldn't think of anything better to win!......goes off the dream of quilting projects........... Thanks.

Nikki said...

Oh it just cries out paintbox quilt but first I'd have to place them in my almost organised sewing room and admire all the colours for a while. Could make a lovely rainbow pencil roll for my youngest but more than likely I'd sneakily want it for myself.

Di Jones said...

Miss G is a clever clog like yourself. Well done Miss G. Good luck with the giveaway to your UK fans.

By Gillian said...

I LOVE solids. I want to make an architecture medallion quilt with bold, striking colours that I think you only get from solids.

Thank you for the chance to win the fabric.

imworkingok said...

ooh i might even start something...

Lynne said...

Oooh you can never have too many solids - I'd probably use it in every project from now on until it started to run out. Fabulous stack of fabrics.

picciolo said...

Hi, I would love to win! I would use them to line my purses, what gorgeous colours!
: )

Mark said...

Hurricane! They've certainly blown me away!! fab colours, must get some immediatly! Now which quilt pattern?? gill r

"ethel" said...

Omigosh! I would soooooo love to win this little beauty. If I could bear to break up the pile which looks gorgeous as it is, I would use it as the basis for a new rainbow skirt for myself and a smaller one for the kiddie for belly dancing in. Having been meaning to for ages and this would be the incentive to get cracking in the Christmas hols :O)

ClareBears said...

What a fabulous selection!! I would make another baby quilt for my son who arrived last week.

moira said...

planning on making a cherri house quilt soon and these would be perfect!

Catherine said...

Don't they just look gorgeous in a pile - I love fabrics in a pile like that. I would use them for a pencil roll. Then look for pencils exactly the same colour and be probably just a little bit obsessive about it! x x x

Paula Ozier said...

Oooh! so pretty! I have three baby quilts waiting to be created so I would go on a rainbow kick!

mamajules said...

HI I am about to attempt a full size quilt - I have only been quilting for 2 months and now my 15 year old son wants one for his newly painted 'teenage' bedroom - the klona solids would be fab and I was chuffed to bits when he asked me to make one so winning would be great! Keep up the fab blog.

Lisnaweary Quilts said...

I'd have to make a modern wobbly square quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathie said...

Hello, i would love to make anything similar to what you can see in the background of this picture which is in the whip up quilt book. Thanks for the chance to win. Kathie

MarmiteToasty said...

oh my - I would love the chance to win these, Ive just recently started to have a go at patchwork quilting, and would love to use those rainbows of colours to make my first grandson Reggie a quilt for his rainbow nursery....

marmitetoasty@yahoo.com

x

23rdspiral said...

wow those are such great saturated colours. I'd have to make a Soudoku quilt. - each 9 patch of 9 different coloured squares is different. thanks for the chance!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I might be too late...but please count me in...:o) I'd have a great time creating something with all those colours.

nicoledemana said...

how wonderful a give away and so near to christmas I would make some decorations out of it and the rest would soon get quilted up lol ;0)