Sunday, December 9, 2012

My Giveaway for the Blog Hop 5th Birthday Party




Welcome everyone who is hopping around during the Blog Hop Party.  For those who do not know about it just click on the button over on the right on have a look around.
My giveaway is a gorgeous pattern of a replica quilt made by Mrs. Williams sometime between 1830-1850.  Inside the pattern is the story of the quilt.  The original quilt and story can be found in the book 'The American Quilt A Historty of Cloth and Conmfort 1750-1950 by Roderick Kiracof.
This version is replicated by 'Threadbear' of Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia. 
To win this great pattern please leave a comment about the design and perhaps what colours you would like to made in.  I am happy to post worldwide!!
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83 comments:

Furball Farm Quilting said...

Oh that would be easy to do...... REDS and WHITES!!! Welcome back to blogging....... your absence has been noted!! Re: I have Sylvia's sampler to do as well........... I have it out on my desk, and that's about as far as I have done. Maybe once you've posted up your pictures, I may just find the time to commence this quilt.
Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful pattern.........take care.
Judy

Joy V said...

Welcome back Karen. Love Corliss' patterns - myself I would be making it in reproductions, not quite the same colours as the original, but maybe more subdued.

Quilting Mama said...

WOW! This is an amazing quilt. I'd love to try it in blues and whites.
Thanks for the chance to win.

B Greene said...

What an amazing pattern! I would love to have a long-term project like this to plug away at! I think I would make this in bright, modern solids to marry the traditional with the contemporary (I love to build bridges - ha ha!). Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica said...

Currently my Civil War Fabrics are overflowing so I would definately use them. They've been sitting around too long waiting for the right project.

Prima Donna said...

I have not seen this pattern before. Lovely.I would make this in shades of reds, blues, and golds.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Em vários tons de azul,que eu amo. Que tal fazer em papel inglês?Outra minha paixão...Obrigada.Seguidora GFC 31.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

conny's quilts said...

What a great pattern, not familiar to me till now. I would like to make it in reproduction fabrics from my stash.
Love to have a change to win this nice pattern. Thanks for the opportunity.

PippaP said...

ohhh beautiful, I'd like to do it in blues and whites I think

Bronwyn said...

Hello - I can see this quilt in rich red and greens and blues and purples - think little snippets of Kaffe - with maybe touches of ochre and old golds. Thanks for the chance!

Hanke said...

What a nice pattern!thanks for the give away!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Hmm - I think in Red and white but it could look nice in black and white with accent colours like a green or purple...

Michelle said...

That is an amazing pattern! I'd do it in everything but the kitchen sink scrappy. :-)

Beulah said...

Oh I would love to make this using my fabric scraps from clothing I have made my children and from various quilts.I love to take traditional quilts and give them a twist using modern color and prints.

sowingstitches [at] gmail [dot] com

Lyn said...

very nice pattern, I think black and white.

hueisei said...

I love to try it Reds and whites.
Thanks for the chance to win this lovely giveaway!

Pink Scissors Design said...

Lovely pattern! I would make it with scraps from my stash...which also tell a wonderful story.

Deborah
pinkscissorsdesign @gmail .com

Judy B said...

That is a fantastic quilt pattern! Thank you for the great giveaway. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

Heather said...

I'd find inspiration for the colors from Mount Vernon.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful pattern! I have not heard of this quilt before so if I don't win it, I'll have to track it down, hehe. I would do this in civil war fabrics.

Thank you for a neat giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Reb Thack said...

Wither red and white or gray and teal... Maybe navy and white? Boy, tough choice! But I'd love that dilemma :-)

Sallie said...

This is beautiful! I think I'd make it in reds and tans. Thanks for the great giveaway! Merry Christmas!

Janet said...

+I've long wanted to make a wonderful quilt of this type. I thing I would go for red and white or blue and white.

Julie said...

Beautiful pattern. I would go with the blue and tans.

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Beautiful!
I'd use white background and a whole range of marbled colours.
Thank you for offering!

Jess said...

I'd love to make this quilt in really modern colors - maybe using Denyse Schmidt fabric, for a bit of a modern twist.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

What a lovely project! I'd use blues greens, and purples on cream.

Gill said...

Fabulous pattern!
I'd use a white background and a wide range of scraps!

Sandra said...

This would be a quilt to treasure forever. What a wonderful gift to give away to one of your followers.It would be a reminder of days forgotten and would be an honor to receive the pattern. Probably would choose brown, beige and tan or maybe red, beige and brown. Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to win.

rutigt said...

Maybe I, for once in my lifetime, would sew it in black as background and then add light colours to that!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

barbara woods said...

scraps of every color thanks

Laurel09 said...

I think that with such a lovely traditional pattern I would keep it simple -- red and white, perhaps?

Jolanda said...

Really lovely! I already made a Dear Jane, but always love this kind of quilt. I would do it in pinks and oranges, or maybe a red and white version.

Garilyn S said...

I think a cream with various blues would be nice.

Angie said...

I think i would make it with cream and batiks. I am all about taking traditional patterns and using more modern colors and styles.

Thanks for playing!

Bonnie58 said...

beautiful pattern - i would love to see it either in reds and whites or creams and blues. Thanks for the opportunity on a great giveaway and have a Merry Christmas. bonnielarson58@gmail.com

Sis-O said...

Beautiful (and daunting) quilt pattern. I think either old school 1800 reproduction or bright 1930's reproduction would work. Thank you.

Elena said...

What a wonderful pattern. I never have heard about this. Well, I'm not an exprienced quilter so I think it's normal ;p. It will be great in repro fabrics like Darlene Zimermann or sandy klop collections.
Thanks for a wonderful giveaway

Vicki H said...

Beautiful pattern. I think I would probably make it scrappy.

Vicki H said...

Wonderful pattern. I would make mine scrappy.

jp said...

Wonderful quilt pattern. I think blues and greens would be interesting, with maybe a touch of gold. Thank you for your participation.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful quilt pattern. I think blues and greens would be interesting, with maybe a touch of gold. Thank you for your participation.

Tammy said...

i am thinking it would look great in sage greens, oranges, golds and beiges& kakhi colors. Thank you for a chance to enter your giveaway.
conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mommarock said...

Oh it is a delight. I think I would love to do it in red, white and blue.. MAYBE.. cuz I would certainly drool over it and debate for a white to be sure. I would most certainly hand work this and learn a LOT about quilting!!

Lisa Cox said...

I think I would love to make this in batiks. Thank you for the chance.

gtcoursey said...

I can see this one done in Civil War prints. Thanks for the giveaway.

Cathi said...

That is a beautiful pattern! I think I'd make it in a gradation of pink batiks with a very pale lemon as the neutral.
Thanks for the chance at a wonderful giveaway.

Fiesta said...

This pattern looks so interesting. I would use my civil war prints. Thanks for the chance

Gail Hand said...

Amazing quilt pattern. Reminds of the Dear Jane quilt from the same time period in the U.S. I would use civil war reproduction fabrics of which I have a ton.

Maria Kievit said...

Like this pattern. Would make it in all kinds of blues with beige to make it look older. Thanks for a wonderful giveaway.

jmniffer said...

Blues and creams with some tans. Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Vivian said...

Thank you for the chance.

I'm a brown kind of girl...so there will be browns in there...I could go more neutral brown with reds, that would be interesting.

Deborah Mitchell said...

Pretty quilt pattern, but it looks like it is beyond my expertise as I am a newbie quilter.

Kaynik said...

I think I would go crazy and make it with brights. A new version of an old beauty.

ktreve (at) hotmail (dot) com

Martha said...

Beautiful quilt. I'd love to try it using blues and white. Thanks for the chance.

Katkat said...

red white and blue. I had a second cousin named Gussie.

AlessandraLace said...

thank you for this great chance to win. I am follower from Italy. hugs Alessandra

Faith said...

Do enter me in this fabulous draw I would use greens and pale rose colour for this thankyou for doing this prizex

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous pattern. I'd love to use blues, greens and yellows.
wlinda_ca@yahoo.com

Lis said...

We recenlty bought a 1952 home and I am looking to make a quilt for our bed. I think one would work GREAT and I would make it in blues, yellows, and white!
lisamcgriff(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lisa E said...

Great giveaway. I think my first choice would be a rainbow quilt. Then I thought of doing a 2-color quilt (blue and white). I think the pattern would like striking either way. Thanks for the giveaway.

Usharanee Murugesu said...

Thanks for the giveaway... I would prefer the colours to be in the shades of purple, pink and lilac ...these colour combinations are rare.

Usha
usharaneem@yahoo.com

Jane S. said...

I would love to make this in blue and white! It warms my heart when people produce patterns based on historic quilts, I like knowing that I'm making something that could actually have been constructed a hundred or more years ago. Thank you for the generous giveaway! :)

Mary Marcotte said...

I think this quilt would be stunning in 1930's fabrics with a few solids tossed in. If I win, I'll be looking for those beautiful bright cottons. Thanks for participating in the blog hop party!

Kathy H said...

Wonderful pattern, i think i would make it in reds, creams and blues.

Rhonda D. said...

What a wonderful giveaway! Love this pattern. I would use my CW
repros, I would use green and
cheddars. Thanks for the chance
to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathleen said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I would make this with Japanese Taupes. Thank you for the chance to win.

Sew Simple Life said...

We're a military family so I think red, white and blue!

Nanbon44 said...

I think browns, golds, blue, reds would be so pretty

29820a10-3a35-11e2-8d1d-000bcdcb471e said...

Love Love Love this pattern - this would make my container of scraps so happy to be made into this lovely quilt - the pattern is just made for them.
Thanks for the great giveaway.
MaryLou
Fun4Me1249@aol.com

Fleurette said...

Thats a beautiful pattern. I would go scrappy.

Abby said...

I love the patterns I'd go really modern to offset the classic patterns

Lisa said...

I think the pattern is beautiful! I would use repro fabrics but scrappy because in the day you used what you had. Thank you this is a wonderful giveaway!

Beth Strand said...

Lovely pattern. I think I'd dig in my scrap bag and make it in lots of colors! pbstrand@msn.com

Val said...

What a fabulous pattern. Thanks for a chance to win.

TheStylishHome said...

I think blues & silvers/grays & whites.

Or a fall palette?

I think I'd need to have it in hand and study it for a bit. When I start pulling fabrics for a project, the project tends to take on it's own voice and guide itself in directions totally different from where I started!

Thank you for the chance. I love the history of quilting and love that the history is included with the pattern!

Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy said...

I think I would do all solids, and in reds, tone on tone!
Thanks for the giveaway!
x
Erin
(p.s.: I'm not sure if you'd be interested or not, but I've started a new bee: Simply Solids: a modern {bee}, and we're looking for Australasia members...here's my blog if you want any more info!
http://mummyquilts.blogspot.com/2012/11/members-wanted-simply-solids-modern-bee.html)

Richard Healey said...

Not sure colors but I love the historic quilts.

Margaret said...

i think I would like to do this in all my scrappy colors

Carmen Nuland said...

I'd love to make this using antique-looking fabrics like maroon, off-white and navy blue

selleck said...

I think I'd like to try something different and use Kaffe fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol said...

I'd make it scrappy - I just started collecting civil war fabrics.

Karrie S said...

I would probably use solids. I would either do a lot of red and white, or blue and white. I LOVE this pattern, and would love to win so so bad ;) Thanks for the chance to win!