Sunday, January 1, 2012

Giles' Blogger Bundle

So here it is. You've been holding your breath all afternoon and evening, since my first post, and I can sense you're going a little purple in the face by now ... so go ahead, breathe! here it is! my second post of the day! what a way to begin 2012!

So this is it, my entry for the Blogger's Bundle competition, dreamed up by Laura of Quokka Quilts in partnership with The Fat Quarter Shop, who promised a prize consisting of half a yard of each of the winner's fabrics, that's 15 half yards of fabric! Awesome!! ... and then they went and trippled the prizes, so there are now 3 chances to win! Fantastico!!!!!!

So here's my entry. As far as I'm aware you can only submit one entry. If I'm wrong I may be back with a jazz-inspired selection, but here for now is my bundle.

I started by browsing Fat Quarter Shop for fabrics whose names connected with me for one reason or another. That's where the cupcake came from, for example! Then when I felt the first selection looked a bit washed out, I went with ones I could see, which means strong colours and good contrasts. In common with a lot of male quilters (apparently) I like geometrically inspired designs, so much of the contrasts went with that kind of pattern.

I'll post the mosaic which I followed Laura's suggestion and went to the free online tool at http://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php - it's easy to use and lets you save the result to your computer. Then, as per the rules, I list the fabrics and their SKU codes so that when I win the Fat Quarter Shop will know which fabrics to put in my bundle. Then, as an extra, I re-post the mosaic in my own table so that any visually challenged people can move through it one cell at a time and any screen reading software should be able to announce the name of the fabric from the tags I put on each image ... so that will give a better idea of the layout I put them in.

Ready? Here it is!



This is the list of fabrics, starting with the 12 patterns:

1. Dessert Party by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Dessert Party Chocolate Lollipop Lineup Yardage SKU# 12049-193

2. Robin Zingone for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Heart Garden Love Butterflies on White Yardage SKU# 11906-262

3. Piece O' Cake for Robert Kaufman. Marigold Large Floral Yardage SKU# 10993-129

4 Contemporary - Bespoken Passion Woven Yardage SKU# BE-6108

5. Michael Miller Citron Gray Gray Lolli Dot Yardage SKU# CX3295-GRAY-D

6. Penguin & Fish for Clothworks Fabrics. Safari Sweet Organic Orange Wobble Stripes Yardage SKU# Y0774-36

7. LouLouThi by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics. LouLouThi Citron Framed Yardage SKU# AH41-CITRO

8. October Afternoon for Riley Blake Fabrics. Farm Fresh Green Allover Animals Yardage SKU# C900-GREEN

9. Cupcakery by SPX Fabrics. Cupcakery Multi Mini Cupcakes Yardage SKU# 22566-Multi1

10 Farm Fresh Teal Picnic Plaid Yardage SKU# C9005-TEAL

11 Alexander Henry - Rivoli Natural and Black Geo Yardage SKU# 7497-C

12 Metallic - Plume Black Large Plume Yardage SKU# CM8664-BLACK

And finally the 3 sOLIDS:

13. Free Spirit Designer Solids Cranberry Yardage SKU# S27-CRANBERRY

14 Bella Solids Blush Yardage SKU# 9900-112

15. Amy Butler - olive


And my re-creation of the mosaic table :

Designer Solids by Free Spirit Fabrics. Free Spirit Designer Solids Lemon Bella Solids Blush Amy Butler - solid, olive
Dessert Party by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Dessert Party Chocolate Lollipop Lineup Robin Zingone for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  Heart Garden Love Butterflies on White Piece O' Cake for Robert Kaufman - Marigold Large Floral Yardage SKU# 10993-129
Contemporary - Bespoken Passion Woven Michael Miller - dots Penguin & Fish for Clothworks Fabrics. Safari Sweet Organic Orange Wobble Stripes
LouLouThi by Anna Maria Horner for Free Spirit Fabrics. LouLouThi Citron Framed October Afternoon for Riley Blake Fabrics. Farm Fresh Green Allover Animals Cupcakery by SPX Fabrics. Cupcakery Multi Mini Cupcakes
Farm Fresh Teal Picnic Plaid Alexander Henry - Rivoli Natural and Black Geo Metallic - Plume Black Large Plume

8 comments:

  1. Well done Giles, I'm glad you managed to get a bundle done! Contrast was one thing sorely missing on my bundle really, wasnt it. But I liked it... I do like the more geometric patterns too, that Alexander Henry Rivoli is one of my favourites :-)

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  2. Yum Yum! Well done! I've just realised that I need three more fabrics in my mosaic so back to the drawing board for me!

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  3. Giles you did a great job. Those fabrics would go in a quilt quite nicely. I am impressed!!

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  4. Great job, and love the cupcake inclusion lol

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  5. My gosh, that's really nice! I was expecting something horrible - you've disappointed me! Haha. How can you be blind and not color blind?!!!

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  6. Love your selection! Good luck in the draw!

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  7. Those ARE visually strong, but what a fabulous combination they make. I hope you win!

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