Saturday, November 7, 2009

Fabulous Fall

We are getting quite a treat today. A perfect Fall day. Crisp, clear, and bright. I went to my usual haunt this morning - the farmer's market. You have seen enough pictures of that place. I thought I would show you what is across the street - Zingerman's. I went this morning for a cappuccino and a pastry to treat myself. This was the view when I sat down to dine.I sat on the porch and took it all in. After a few errands I found myself in a place where I should know better than to be. The intersection of Main and Stadium. On a Saturday. In the Fall. I was here for awhile people watching.
Seems there is some sporting event today. I am back home and later today I will make this. I will let you know how it turns out.

Make sure to stop by next week as there will be a "blog hop" relating to this:
There will be give-aways and other stuff. My cramped house is your gain, people. Oh heck. Lets do it now. I have a piece of this coated fabric - over 3 1/2 yards - that needs a loving home. It is from our Bar Harbor collection. Make a comment about why you need to have this lovely piece of Moda fabulousness. Comment before midnight on Monday the 9th and it could be yours.

Laurie

57 comments:

Izzy said...

Hello, the fabric would be greatly appreciated because living on a fixed unemployment ammount per month affords only the basic living expenses and the fabric would be a real gift a true luxury to complete my projects. Thank you

Audrey said...

I really need this piece of fabulousness and it would make marvelous totes for three of my very best friends for Christmas! They would love it and I would love making them.

Jewel said...

Oh I do need that fabric. My mom and one of my best friends love roses and they have been begging for handmade lunch bags. I have been wanting to get some coated fabric but never seem to have the extra pennies. Besides who doesn't need it is it fabulous!

Chiki said...

Oh my, this gorgeous fabric really reminds me of my grandma's living room! I do need it! I'm thinking a few cushions will look fantastic on my sofa :) - Thanks for the chance!

Moose on the Porch Quilts said...

I have been thinking about using some coated fabric for a tablecloth.

Angela said...

Those are soooo my mom's colors. She would love this for a tablecloth. I think I have a good match for a border trim. I am making all the gifts for the holidays I possibly can. And this fabulousness would definitely go to a good home!

Anonymous said...

I might use it for a tablecloth for my dining room. Or, I might make little bags as Christmas presents for my bee members (16 of us). Thanks for such a great giveaway!

Nancy E

Anonymous said...

How special would it be if my girlfriends and I had matching carry bags at next February's Australian Quilt Convention made out of that beautiful fabric. Nobody else would have it and we may never get to see it here in Australia as the plastic coated fabric is very hard to find here. Sue-Anne

Jan said...

We use coated fabric to cover the dining room table, when we play cards or dominoes. This would be perfect.

Stacey said...

i would love that fabric because it is D~E~V~I~N~E!! simply beautiful!! and i have been ultra stressed, and no cash for fabric, so i can promise i will give it a great home~promise.
thanks,
stacey

Karen Sikes said...

I would use it to make gifts for Christmas!!!!!!

SewLindAnn said...

My first thought is it would make a beautiful set to have tea and desserts on. I could make a individual place setting for my friends embroidered with names and tea cups. A Matching tablecloth with lace around would be pretty and a little matching tote at each table setting filled with a couple of homemade goodies to bring home.

Christy said...

What a gorgeous giveaway! I would love to give that fabric a new home! I'm trying to make all my Christmas gifts this year, and this would make a beautiful tote bag! Thanks!

beeinstitches said...

I NEED this piece of fabric because I would love to make a few more "re-use" bags for my grocery shopping trips. If it's coated, it can handle wet stuff well and I only have one bag for wet/cold stuff right now. Hope I'll be lucky!

Leslie said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL piece of fabric...and this is my very first time to comment on a blog...seems to be going okay :)... Would be fun to ponder the possibilities for the coated fabric! Enjoy your potato salad - looks yummy!
Leslie

Cathy said...

It is such beautiful fabric! I think I'd make a tablecloth out of it, the kind you wipe spills off of. It is so painful to be a neatnik in a family of mess-makers!

sndy1 said...

I need your fabric because it is so beautiful! And I know I will come up with a project to use it on. Thanks.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Hi Laurie ~ Oh, I could make some interesting totes out of this, too ~ my niece has been begging me to do something for her and this Fabulous Floral would be perfect!! Thanks for the opportunity!!!

Sherri said...

Oh, it's so gorgeous! I would love for those 3 1/2 yards to come to my house...I'd love to make a tote bag as well as some chair pads!!!

Margaret said...

OMG! You have no idea how much I need this fabric! I've been dreaming of some coated fabric just as beautiful as this so I could make a tablecloth for my table. Don't know where to find any. I hope I win!

Kaye Prince said...

I definitely need this! I need to make snack bags, lunch bags, grocery/market bags...oh actually, it would probably be wonderful for the picnic blanket I'm going to be making soon!

Beth said...

Someone gave me a great idea to use the coated fabric to line shelves and I really want to try it. This fabric would be FABULOUS on my shelves!!

Becky said...

Your fabric would look awesome on the table on our screened in porch. We still have a month or so of gorgeous Fall weather here in Georgia. Absolutely perfect weather today. Thanks so much!

Emma said...

Is need and want the same thing? I'd love to have your fabric to make totes for Christmas gifts. Thanks for your generous offer.

Maria said...

I've been making these great big bags to haul tons of junk in. I want to make several for my kids teachers. That fabric would be perfect!!!

Sharon S said...

The fabric has my favorite colors & I have a porch swing begging for a cushion. It would add some cushion to my tushion when I'm out enjoying the view!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I need this lovely piece of fabric to make matching tote bags for my five sisters (and me)! Won't the six of us be cute out shopping together?

kjquilts said...

Why should I have this fabric, let me count the ways! I love blue, roses and fabric. Is that enough? I think so!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh! I love this new line of yours and can hardly wait until it's available. I would love to make a tote bag ad a lunch sack with this fabric!
Laura T

Cara said...

I need this to make up pillows or a throw to go with my Prairie Paisley quilt

Bonnie Nyquist said...

I have a pattern for a lunch bag using Insulbrite and it calls for a vinyl fabric to help insulate and keep clean. Your fabric is ust beautiful! It would be perfect! bonniesline@aol.com

Vicky said...

A sewing machine cover is what I'd use it for, and a market bag. Heck, I just want it!! :)

rebecca said...

Wow, that fabric would be perfect for a large square bottom tote I have the pattern for!!

lovetostitch said...

OK, I will be honest here....need??? I WANT it - I'd use it for a beautiful new rain coat, and promise to show the pics!! I love that line of fabric.

Susan said...

I sooooo have the perfect glider that needs that wonderful fabric for cushions, how cute would my sun porch be then??? Keeping fingers and toes crossed...thank you, Susan

Kwiltsfl said...

This fabric matches the Americana look to my home. I think it would make a great table c over.

Mary said...

I was going to give you all my self centered reasons why I "needed" (read "wanted") your lovely fabric. But after reading the other posts, I hope you please consider Izzy and am thankful gifts I have. Thank you.

jaybird said...

i need it so i can make an adult size of your adorable rain coat... just like i told you at market!

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I don't know, but I'll think of something! :)

Auntie M.

SheilaS said...

O-o-o-h, love that fabric! Reminds me of daughter, Becky. I think I could make a tablecloth AND a tote out of it. It's really too pretty to use though.

Anna Fogg said...

Ok, so I am a mom of 7 but my youngest 4 are girls...and the youngest of those are 7 & 8, Sarah Rose and Summer...and 3.5 yds is enough to make 2 jumpers for the holidays for these little skinny girls w/enough leftover for little skirts for their American Girl Dolls...so that's why I should win! Love your blog...~anna in md of www.bohemiancotton.blogspot.com/ and at annafogg1@aol.com

Lori said...

I would like to add this to my SAMPE COLLECTION OF MODA FABRICS. This would go with other Minick and Simpson Designs.
Thank you for making Quiltinq Fun

Lindy said...

Because....I need it....to make a wonderful tablecloth for my kitchen.

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LeeAnn said...

Everyone's comments are so altruistic. Mine are purely selfish. 1. The fabric is gorgeous, and I know I would make something fab from it. 2. I almost have you beat on your Halloween story. The last year my older brother went trick-or-treating, he and his friends dressed up like girls. He went out before me ( of course ) so when I started my rounds, everyone who came to the door accused me of trying to double dip, screamed and yelled at me, AND called my mom to tell her what a horrible daughter she was raising. That is why I would love to have the fabric!

Janet said...

Hi Laurie: I need this to jazz up the Quilters' Gently Used Table (or is that the Gently Used Quilters' Table) at the twice yearly local quilt show I convene in aid of our tiny rural church. I will make a tablecloth from it and if there is any left I will make myself a lined tote. I jave blogged about the show on my front page at http://www.novascotiaquilts.com recently.

Lisa D. said...

That fabric is just beautiful! If it came to live with me, I would make lunch bags for my quilt shop coworkers for our Christmas party gift exchange!

badlandsquilts said...

I think I would make a cover for my downstairs game table since that is my R/W/B room OR covers for my ikea chairs that right now have natural duck covers (too light for little boys!) Thanks for the nice giveaway...it is nice to see more fabrics being available in the coated cottons.

Sharon said...

The sign to the coffee shop looks inviting, and what a great view! I love this time of year. Hope your potato salad turns out like the pic, it looks yummy. The fabric looks great too!

bernie said...

Hi there, I think your fabrics are deliciously lovely! I've searched hi and lo for your discontinued fabrics and now I've happily found your blog! Thank you for coming up with such great fabrics! Oh, and please consider me for your giveaway! Thanks a heap!

Jenne said...

This would be gorgeous as kitchen curtains for me!

Carol Sc said...

Hmm --- would that have been a football game. The piece of fabric inspires many uses --- perhaps a jacket for a granddaughter, tote bags for sisters --- maybe even something for myself. I love the fabric.

Antler Quilt Design said...

I would love to make that cool rain jacket that was in your quilt market booth. I want to make an adult one for my mom (she had a something like it when she was a kid). I would LOVE it. Doug

Marilyn said...

I am like one of the other people who commented. I think that you should consider someone who really needs it and someone who really read your blog. I think many people just saw the material and missed that it is laminated. Laminated fabric would not fit some of the uses that people suggested!!thank you for being so generous with your giveaways.

Stephanie said...

I REALLY need this fabric to make a Christmas present! I have vowed to hand make ALL Christmas gifts this Christmas...even for my 3 kids! So, I could REALLY use this beautiful fabric to make someone happy this year :)

S said...

Need it sew bad... I bought a little tiny piece(0.5 yard) of same fabric online to make a bag and didn't buy enough. Lying in a plastic box is not a fit end to this georgeous piece of fabric, waiting to be held(fondled really), cut into lovely shapes and sewn with other friendly colorful FQ's into a useful item to be relished whenever someone's eye lays on it. Maybe there would be enough to make a cheerful gift for the woman down the road whose husband has been laid off & her only son is in hospital getting treatment.She can use a BIG smile.

Nancy said...

I need this fabric because it has sentimental value to me. Living in Maine is a joy; because my favorite places to be in the summertime are at the Maine coast. I just recently purchased a 4 charm packs of Wiscassett...can't go through there without a lobster roll from Red's Eats. I don't care that it takes up to 2 hrs. in line to get it....it is worth the wait!
The floral print is so lovely, and reminds me of my flower gardens that are becoming a challenge for me to care for because of the fatigue from living with leukemia.I love your fabric lines and am anxiously awaiting this one to come out...so winning such a lovely piece would just be so exciting. By the way....please consider adding a Boothbay Harbor and Camden Harbor lines to your collections.

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