I’m a little late to the Giveaway Day party this month, but better late than never! For this Giveaway Day, I’m excited to announce the release of my two newest patterns, Apiary and Shoal!
Apiary, also known as “the bee quilt,” is the pattern that started it all–the first real quilt I made, and the one that led to my beginning to write and release my designs as patterns. If you don’t know the story, I designed it to fulfill my oldest son, Julian’s, request for a quilt with “dandelions, bees, and a bee hive.” I developed my technique of finishing the edges of raw-edge applique with embroidery specifically to meet the challenges of appliqueing all of those tiny antennae and legs.
Of course, once Julian’s quilt was done, his younger brother Simon needed to have one, too. Simon’s favorite animals are sharks and his favorite color is blue, so his quilt, Shoal, practically designed itself.
For this Giveaway Day, to celebrate *finally* getting these patterns out the door, I’m offering up a copy of each pattern. Just leave a comment below telling me what kind of motif you’d like to see on a quilt. I’ll choose a winner after 5:00 pm, Dec. 13, and he or she will get both patterns in PDF format. If you’re a no-reply commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!
[This giveaway is now closed. I’ll announce a winner tomorrow morning!]
Thanks for playing along, and make sure to visit the other great blogs participating in this month’s Giveaway Day! Head over to Sew, Mama, Sew! to peruse blogs offering both handmade items and supplies! Good luck!
I would love a sea turtle motif.
Ooh, a dinosaur version would be really neat!
Hmmmmm….I’d like to see a sewing notions motif!
I would love an underwater motif with a mix of fish, sharks, sea turtles, coral, crabs, lobsters, etc!
My personal motif would be spiders!
Those are fabulous quilts! Thank you for offering to share the patterns with us. I would be interested in seeing a falcon quilt.
I’m with Kate, I would Love to see dinosaurs! :)
Dinosaurs would be cool
I would really love to see a zombie motif!Best Wishes from Argentina ♥
I would really love to see flowers and butterflies.
Yay! What a wonderful giveaway! I would love to see different kinds of airplanes and jets!
Well, couldn’t make up my mind, so here are several suggestions: alphabet or numbers ( person’s name in bolder letters), all 4 seasons ( 1 pattern for each?); Halloween w/ witches and graveyard and…; Harry Potter/ movies in general. And last but not least all types of cars – after all I am writing from Detroit ;-) (or transportation in general with bikes & trikes, trucks, trains).
Thanks so much, love your patterns.
Okay, one more: sports/ Olympic games pictograms…
I would like more of the marine animals being educated as a marine scientist :-)
I am a huge fan of birds and butterflies – I think either could work on its own, or they could work together with some sort of floral/tree theme going on. Wait a minute, did you just make me go down the road of another quilt I want to create but haven’t done so yet? If so, thanks! And good luck with creating your own new patterns. :)
I think birds or woodland animals would be awesome!
These are gorgeous!! I would love dachshunds :)
I’d love either cats, or baking type objects. Those are both totally fabulous patterns you have there, by the way!
Oh my gosh, they are BEAUTIFUL. I can’t believe you’re new to this! Forest creatures are in right now, but I’d like to see birds, maybe.
Wow, those are incredible!
I’d love to see one with a vehicle motive – maybe construction vehicles, or emergency vehicles, or cars and trucks, or a mixture? (Is it obvious I have a little boy who loves anything with wheels???).
flowers, horses (have to say this because my daughter loves horses), leaves, clothes,
i love frogs!
Wow! i love these! They’re so unique! I’s love to see a giraffe motif…I just love giraffes :)
Foxes are the current animal of choice in this house (just keep them away from my chickens)
Casey your quilts are just beautiful — congratulations on getting the patterns published! I’m thinking along the same lines as several other ladies — dinosaurs! And I know several little boys that would just LOVE them!. Thanks for the giveaway.
Karen on Keuka
I love cats and swallows, but I guess they do not play well together ;-) Thanks!
I’d love to see a penguin. I just love them.
I love cats and flowers.thank you for the chance to win.
I love cats and horses! Thank you for the chance to win!
I am working on a dinosaur quilt for my grandson so I would have to say dinosaur. Thanks for the opportunity.
I was thinking Woodland Creatures, but after scrolling past your comments I am so on board with Dinosaurs! Thanks for the chance to win!
I’d like to see either deep sea motifs with corals, fish, medusas and octopus, or I’d like a dinosaur motif, or a tropical animal motif, or a cowboy motif (my sons would appreciate this most). Thanks for the chance!
Wow! Those are unique quilts! I love them both. Woodland creatures? That would be adorable!
These are incredible, Casey — you are SO talented!! I’m jumping on the woodland creature bandwagon. :)
Wow! your boys are so lucky to have such fabulous quilts (and such a clever mum!!)
How about a quilt with native birds??
I would love to see motorcycles. mrsunclefuzzy(at)gmail(dot)com
I would love to see peacocks!
I like words and letters.
Vines and flowers would be fun. I also love the woodland creatures idea someone had earlier.
I would love to see bunnies on a quilt! Lot of bunnies! If I won this giveaway, I would definitely make the apiary quilt!
The fish are amazing! I’d love to see butterflies and ladybags and shella and starfish.
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I adore the bee quilt!! What great designs. I would like to see a penguin too! Or this style of quilt but with geometric shapes.
Teapot with tea cups
I would like to see woodland animals like foxes, hedgehogs, etc. Your two patterns are awesome and I hope I win them. I am happy to follow you on bloglovin. Merry Christmas. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
hedgehogs would be so cute. Awesome gift. Thanks so much for sharing.
a giant tree of life :)
I am a bee keeper so I love this! Birds would be cool too
I would like to see Renaissance and Baroque period instruments.
I love the octopus. or a giant jellyfish with a bunch of little ones floating around. Thansk for the chance to win!
Diatoms most definitely. I believe you would do them justice.
Bluegrass music themes would go over well in my ‘neck of the woods’
LOVELY patterns!! I’d love to try any of these. Okay.. i’m kind partial to dogs, so I’d love something with this type of simple design but with a dog motif. Crazy??
Well, I would DEFINITELY LOVE the bees!! My son is a beginning beekeeper! Wouldn’t that just be so fun to make him this quilt!!! thanks for the chance.
Oklahoma Has to be horses… we do love our horses here.
Turtles. Definitely turtles.
Bats would be cool for Halloween, and dinosaurs would be cool everytime!
My eldest son would adore the sharks, if I show him this he will insist I make him one!
Panda and zebras. I think the black and white would be hard but fun.
Wow – your designs are fabulous! Since I am taking bee keeping classes I am really loving the apiary ! I think leaves would be a great motif also! Thank you !
Very nice! How about a woodland scene? Thanks!
How about bunnies? or African safari animals? Thanks for the giveaway!
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I really enjoy butterflies and bees, so anything with that (and you already have bees, so ;))
I also love your sharks, they’re awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!
A wildlife or forest scene.
I loooove orchids!
I would love birds or leaves.
Monkeys would be cute
The two quilts and patterns are beautiful. It’s hard to believe you’re new at this. I’d love to see things fantasy—fairies, gnomes, elves, witches, wizards, etc. Thanks for the chance to win
I think jellyfish would make a cool pattern
I would love to see cats and quilts in progress in sewing room. Thanks for the giveaway.
I would like to see a dog themed quilt.
I would love to see birds.
Those are such lovely pattern. I would love to see a floral motif or birds.
I think I’d like a sewing motif although some of the above suggestions are awesome!
I would love to see butterflies!
I would love to see a quilt with the Tree of Life motif.
I’d love to see birds! I have 2 birds and it would be adorable in my room! firstname.lastname@example.org
I’d love to see Swedish Dala on a quilt! All I can say is wow, shoal is amazing. It’s so unique! I have my fingers crossed!
I love hearts and stars!
Horses! They’d look great silhouetted like that. Or bison…
transportation items like cars, buses, bicycles, vans, campers, fire trucks, dump trucks, etc.
I remember seeing your quilts before and loving them, so glad you made patterns! Thanks!!
Dogs & cats and sea creatures (esp sea horses). :)
I especially like the leaf design on your Facebook page. A grove of trees would be nice