Sunday, February 20, 2011

Surfin' Sunday - Featuring Chasing Cottons - and a Giveaway!


Hi, all!


It's Sunday again - and today I'd like to introduce you to Rebecca, the wonderful creative mind behind Chasing Cottons!  She's one of the most inspiring bloggers I know - she has a very special and touching story behind her passion that you can read in her own words here.




Rebecca creates and blogs from the Central Coast of Australia, and she has the most marvelous creations!  Not only does she design quilts (I'll show you those in a minute!) but take a look at these....


Check out the tutorial for this innovative wall hanging here...


There's a tutorial for these great pot-holders here....
And she'll even show you how to do curved seams in her 
Sew Mama Sew tutorial for this fabulous birdcage pillow!


There's even a tutorial on her blog for how to pin-baste a quilt - something that can come in really handy when you're trying to work it out for yourself!


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But I have to say that my favorite designs are her quilts!  Check these out....


Sand Castle - my personal favorite!
Rolling Meadows - simple yet striking!

Star Jewels - I love the way this just glows!


Diamond Bouquet- published in Quilters Companion last month!!


Curlicue Crush - lots of curves - and she makes them easy!
Eden's Garden - more beautiful curves!
(An update - be sure to hop over to this blog post to see her newest creation - made with Sherbet Pips!)

And now, the best news of all - Rebecca is offering four of her great quilt patterns for a giveaway!!  To spread the wealth a little, I think we'll have two winners - each will get to choose two of Rebecca's patterns for her very own!  So what can you do to get in on a chance at this great loot?

*1*

Hop over to Rebecca's shop, then come back here and 
leave a comment telling me what your favorite pattern is!

*2*

While you're over at Rebecca's, 
you might want to follow her blog.  
If you do, leave a second comment letting me know 
for another entry!

*3*

If you become a follower of my blog, 
or if you are already a follower, 
leave another comment letting me know for a third entry!

*4*

If you blog about this giveaway, 
leave a comment with a link to your blogpost 
for a fourth and final entry!

Do as many or as few of these as you want - 
you can win with only one entry, you know!  
But you've got to enter to win!!

The giveaway will remain open until Saturday, 
February 26th at 5 p.m. CST.  
The winners will be announced on next week's 
Surfin' Sunday post!

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I hope you enjoy Rebecca's blog as much as I do!  Thanks for dropping by, and be sure to check back next Sunday to see who gets to pick out two new quilt patterns!!

Later!

Sarah

109 comments:

Suzanne said...

Wow, stunning designs. I would love a chance to win one of her patterns but if you are offering two, well that's twice as good. It was really hard to only pick one of them but I have to say that I love Eden's Garden. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

My favorite pattern is a tie between "Sand Castles" and "Curlicue Crush." I LOVE them! I would love to try those curves... thanks for the great giveaway!

Jessica said...

I already follow Rebecca :)

Suzanne said...

I have become a follower of Rebecca's blog. So count me in for one more entry pretty please.

Jessica said...

I also follow your blog on GFC!

Suzanne said...

And yes I am already a follower of this great blog. Thanks again for a chance to win this great prize.

Laurie in Maine said...

Star Jewels - although I wonder if it would still pop if not done in such bold colors. Must be braver when buying fabrics! Look forward to curves tutorial and the birds wall hanging is eye catching!

pcflamingo said...

Star Jewels and Diamond Bouquet are my favorite patterns. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of them!

pcflamingo said...

And I am already a follower of your blog :D

verobirdie said...

I'm already a follower of your blog too :-)

verobirdie said...

My favorite pattern would be Star jewels.

verobirdie said...

And here is the link to my blog telling about your giveaway
http://aufildujardin.blogspot.com/2011/02/giveaway-at-confessions-of-fabric.html

Deb said...

It would have to be the Sand Castles..absolutely gorgeous!

Deb said...

I just became a follower of your blog by adding you to my Google Reader.

Rhanda said...

I love Eden's Garden. I spotted that one a few weeks ago. I love it. Star Jewels is a close second.

Rhanda said...

I already follow Rebecca's blog. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

Rhanda said...

I have been following your blog, too!
Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Lee said...

I love sand castles and rolling meadows!
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Lee said...

I follow chasing cottons blog!
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Lee said...

I follow your blog!
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jennifer said...

I follow you. Thanks

jennifer said...

Edens Garden would be my favorite.

Angie said...

I think I like the star jewwls pattern the best!

Angie said...

I'm now following her blog too. ;)

Judi said...

Star Jewels would be my favorie. Thanks for a chance to win.

Judi said...

I just became a follower of Rebecca's blog.

Judi said...

I'm a follower of your blog - that's why I'm getting these chances...

RenegadeQuilter said...

Eden's Garden is my fav - I love how it looks like the flowers are floating on the fabric.

Judi said...

Here is my post http://karatequilter.blogspot.com/2011/02/you-can-be-winner.html

RenegadeQuilter said...

I now follow Rebecca's blog - that's for making me aware of it. Its a great blog!!!!

RenegadeQuilter said...

I already follow you blog!!!!!

highpitchedbarking said...

Gorgeous works of art...including the pot holders.

My favorite patterns currently available is Sand Castles and Star Jewels. I also really love Birds of Paradise.

Thanks for the chance in the giveaway and for featuring these bloggers. I'm finding a LOT of people to follow. =)

highpitchedbarking said...

I already follow your blog through Bloglines.

highpitchedbarking said...

I now follow Chasing Cottons. Thanks again for introducing her into my world. =)

gill said...

I love Curlicue Crush!

gill said...

I already follow chasing cottons

gill said...

I already follow you!

Missy said...

I love Eden's Garden. It's gorgeous!

Missy said...

I am now a follower of Chasing Cottons

Missy said...

I am a follower of yours as well!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I love the Star Jewels pattern! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I'm now following her blog!

Miki Willa said...

I visited The shop and I like Star Jewels and Sand Castles best.

Jenniffier said...

I like Eden's Garden best. Curves make me nervous but I would like to try :)

Jenniffier said...

I follow you already :)

Miki Willa said...

I just became a follower of Rebecca's blog.

Miki Willa said...

I am already a follower of your blog.

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I just finished making a quilt from her Rolling Meadows patterns! I'd love to try the Curlicue Crush pattern next! THANKS for the chance!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I follow Rebecca's blog :)
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Our Busy Little Bunch said...

I follow your blog :)
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Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I think Star Jewels is an amazing pattern! Thanks for introducing Rebecca. Her designs are beautiful.

Anne D said...

Thanks for a great gi away. I love Rebecca blog and patterns. I would love to make curlicue crush.

Anne D said...

I follow Rebecca blog

Anne D said...

I follow your blog.

JANET said...

i LOVE CURLIQUE CRUSH

P. said...

Curlique Crush is my favorite! Thanks for the introduction to another great artist.

P. said...

Follower of your blog.

Brita said...

Curlicue Crush caught my eye immediately, want it! Would love to win it...

Brita said...

And I became a follower on Chasing Cottons. (C'mon Curlicue Crush...)

Karenkay said...

Birds of Paradise! my favorite :)

harleywife57 said...

hello ! my favorite is : 'Diamond Bouquet'

harleywife57 said...

I now follow Rebecca's blog

harleywife57 said...

I've been following you here and facebook !

Stray Stitches said...

My favorite pattern is Star Jewels! Thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway.

Bec Clarke said...

Rolling Meadows is lovely and easy and I love Jelly Rolls

Stray Stitches said...

I am a regular follower of your wonderful blog!!

Bec Clarke said...

I follow Rebecca's blog and it's just lovely

Bec Clarke said...

I also already follow your blog and I love your background, it's fantastic.

Johanna said...

I love Eden'S garden. It makes me so happy :)
Thank you for the chance to win!

Jolee said...

so nice! Love Sand CAstle and the Star quilt. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

Jolee said...

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Jolee said...

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Marcia W. said...

My favorite chasingcottons pattern right now is Eden's Garden. If win, would choose Rolling Meadows as the second pattern. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

suemac said...

I think I have to agree with the majority. Eden's Garden. Sweet.

Marcia W. said...

I already follow chasingcottons blog. I started reading Rebecca's blog before she became famous. alternate email mlwright29(at) hotmail(dot)com

Marcia W. said...

I already follow your blog. alternate email mlwright29(at) hotmail(dot)com

highpitchedbarking said...

I blogged about your giveaway. =) http://highpitchedbarking.wordpress.com/2011/02/20/giveaway-at-sarahs/

Jessica said...

I blogged about your giveaway here!
http://quiltyhabit.blogspot.com/2011/02/scrappy-sunday-finally-red.html

Stray Stitches said...

I included your giveaway in my blog today:
http://straystitches1.blogspot.com/2011/02/presidents-daydid-you-know.html

Sallie said...

I like Diamond Bouquet. Thanks for the giveaway.

domestiCass said...

I would have to say that my favorite pattern is Eden's Garden with Sand Castles being a very close 2nd. I also really like the Curlicue Crush but it just looks hard!

Sallie said...

I follow your blog.

domestiCass said...

I now follow Rebecca's blog...and probably spent close to an hour looking around it. :)

domestiCass said...

I already follow your blog.

Sallie said...

I blogged about Chasing Cottons and your giveaway - http://salliessampler.blogspot.com/2011/02/chasing-cottons-pattern-giveaway.html

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm already a follower of your blog :)

domestiCass said...

I blogged about it but I doubt anyone will see it as I just started a blog and the only follower I have is my husband...lol. So you don't have to count this as an entry if you don't want to.

http://domesticass.blogspot.com/2011/02/block-weekend.html

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

The sand castle pattern is great for Far Away prints!

em's scrapbag said...

What a talented lady!

RobynK said...

I really like the Curlicue Crush Pattern. Thanks for the giveaway offer.

Kathy H said...

Very cute patterns. My favorite is sand castles.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower of chasing cottons.

Kathy H said...

I am a follower of your blog and have enjoyed reading your posts for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win in your giveaway.

scottylover said...

I'm having trouble picking just one! They all are adorable! I think my favorite of them all though is the Curlicue Crush followed ever so closely by the Star Jewels.

Thanks for the introduction to this great designer!
Sandy A

scottylover said...

I just signed up to follow her blog, too.
Sandy A

scottylover said...

And I already follow your blog!

Sandy A

Deb said...

Already a stalker, oops I mean follower of yours :-)

Deb said...

Already a follower of Rebecca's.

Deb said...

I really like Diamond Bouquet but Star Jewels is pretty cool too.

Debbi said...

Curlicue Crush is my favorite.

Debbi said...

I am now a follower of Rebecca's blog, thanks to Judi @ http://karatequilter.blogspot.com

Debbi said...

I am now a follower..
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Tamie said...

Diamond Bouquet is calling my name.

Deb said...

LOVE star jewels and really need to find the time to make it myself!

Deb said...

I am now a follower of Rebecca's blog. THANKS!

Deb said...

I've been a follower of your blog for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Star Jewels is my favorite

Beth said...

I love Rebecca's blog! My favorite of her quilts is the Curlicue Crush. It was fun today to see all the different versions.

Thanks for the giveaway.

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Beth said...

I follow Rebecca's blog.