Thursday, 17 April 2014

Spring Giveaway

As I promised last week I'm back today with a rather lovely giveaway.  At least, I think so and I hope you do too. In celebration of  Spring and it's promise of regrowth and beauty. Regular readers may have guessed ... ok ... I've told you lots of times .... that one of my most favourite designers is Atsuko Matsuyama.  A designer for Lecien.  I've been collecting her fabrics whenever I've seen them and have got quite a pretty selection of them.



Pretty eh?
So, I thought, and Reene agreed, that it would be nice to share a little of it with one of our readers.  I pulled my pile of fabrics, grabbed my cutter and ruler and set to work.  They are mostly half a charm square in size, 5" x 21/2" and there's a nice selection, one of almost every one I have. 


Aren't they lovely? Quite retro and all my favourite colours, lots of dots and flowers too.

Of course, once I had them all out and the cutter in my hands I had to have a play didn't I?  :-)
The front
So just for you, or at least for one of you, I made a cushion/pillow.

I used Reene's Hexiestar pattern templates (you can find the free PDF for them in the side bar on the right), a small selection from the Lecien fabrics and Kona white for the background. To finish it off I machine embroidered it using a couple of fancy stitches on my Pfaff machine and a pastel pink Aurifil thread.
You can just about read the Nellie's Niceties label I think 
The back
Well, there you are, I hope you like this little offering just for you.  To make it easier and cheaper to post I will take the cushion/pillow form out.

If you'd like to be in with a chance to win our giveaway just leave a comment.  And if you are a follower, leave another comment telling us that you are a follower. We'll do the draw for it the weekend after the holiday weekend. I say we but I mean Reene, I've no idea how the random generator thingy works!  No surprise there is there? :-)

It's Reene here. I'll close the draw on Friday 25th April at around 10pm (BST). The draw will take place as soon as I get a free minute on Saturday 26th April and I'll announce the winner then too.  

Until the next time hope you all have a good holiday, however you celebrate it.  Take good care of yourselves. If you have the chance to sew, happy sewing.

 Yvonne Xxx

71 comments:

  1. My heart is palpitating at those fussy cuts and the cushion is gorgeous. A wonderful and generous giveaway. Thanks for the chance.

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  2. Thank you for the hexie star template and the chance at these lovelies! They are gorgeous!

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  3. What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for the chance.

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  4. Would love to win! I just had my first ultrasound this afternoon and found out I am having a baby girl so of course I would make her a quilt with these beauties. Thank you for the chance.

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  5. I am a follower on bloglovin. Have a great holiday weekend. I will be sewing without a doubt. :)

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  6. The deer, the deer, the deer!!!!!

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  7. Yummy!! Love these. What a nice give away. Thank you.

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  8. Such a ute cushion and gorgeous cuts! Happy Easter to you too x

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  9. I'm a blog and IG follower :)

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  10. as you sayb very pretty fabrics and such a generous give away.

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  11. I am also a follower of your blog so guess I get 2 chances of maybe owning this delightful pillow

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  12. Congrats on your surprise make! Lol I have a feeling that I will have one of those tomorrow in the form of a roman shade for a smallish window. :)

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  13. Lovely cushion! I have to say, you have a super collection of retro bright pretties! Thanks for the chance at a generous and beautiful giveaway.

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  14. Pretty pretty pretty - as always such a generous giveaway!

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  15. Officially a follower, though you could also class that as stalker!

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  16. Such a pretty giveaway, how kind of you to share your precious fabrics. x

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  17. I already happily follow with Bloglovin. x

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  18. Such a beautiful cushion & generous giveaway.

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  19. What pretty fabric, and a fab give away x

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  20. Oooh, how fabulous that would look in the new photo room... Thanks for the chance to win :o)

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  21. What a fabulous giveaway - count me in please!

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  22. This is so generous of you! What a lovely giveaway! Your cushion is gorgeous in these fabrics!

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  23. And I follow this blog too, so thanks again for your kindness!

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  24. I love those fabrics and the cushion is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win xx

    Happy Easter!

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  25. Those fabrics and the cushion are adorable!

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  26. Such a lovely collection of fabrics and a wonderful cushion - I'd be thrilled to be in with a chance of winning. Thank you!

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  27. Great give away - lovely fussy cuts there!

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  28. Fabulous giveaway. Love the cushion too. Have a great Easter

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  29. Of course I am a follower!

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  30. lovely prints, very generous of you to share!

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  31. Eeek follower and gorgeous giveaway! Xx

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  32. Oh my! Count me in for all of the giveaway cuteness...I would love to play! Thank you sew much:)
    Lori

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  33. So pretty! You've got great choice in fabrics! Thank you for the giveaway! Jxo

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  34. such a beautiful giveaway. Thank you :-)

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  35. What a great idea for a giveaway!
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  36. I follow your blog!
    tstanulis@mac.com

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  37. What a lovely collection you have there!

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  38. Absolutely lovely fabrics and giveaway!

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  39. HI!!!! Great give away!!!! Thanks for the fun!!!!

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  40. I am a new follower on bloglovin!!!!

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  41. I love the retro fabric, especially the one with the deer. Adorable!
    And your pillow is gorgeous!

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  42. I follow you on Bloglovin (Pippirose)

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  43. Oh yes please oh yes please I so love a it of Japanese and vintage fabric

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  44. Wonderful giveaway, thanks for the chance to win. x

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  45. What pretty fabrics, a wonderful giveaway. Thank you!

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