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?

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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:

  1. 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.

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  2. 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!

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

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

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  5. 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!

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

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  7. And I am already a follower of your blog :D

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

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  9. My favorite pattern would be Star jewels.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  16. I love sand castles and rolling meadows!
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  17. I follow chasing cottons blog!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  18. I follow your blog!
    butler83ataoldotcom

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  19. Edens Garden would be my favorite.

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  20. I think I like the star jewwls pattern the best!

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  21. I'm now following her blog too. ;)

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

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  23. I just became a follower of Rebecca's blog.

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

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

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

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

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  28. 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. =)

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  29. I already follow your blog through Bloglines.

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

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  31. I already follow chasing cottons

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

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  33. I am now a follower of Chasing Cottons

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  34. I am a follower of yours as well!

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

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

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

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  38. I just became a follower of Rebecca's blog.

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  39. I am already a follower of your blog.

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  40. 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

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  41. I follow Rebecca's blog :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  42. I follow your blog :)
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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

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

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

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

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

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  48. Birds of Paradise! my favorite :)

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  49. hello ! my favorite is : 'Diamond Bouquet'

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  50. I've been following you here and facebook !

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

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  52. Rolling Meadows is lovely and easy and I love Jelly Rolls

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  53. I am a regular follower of your wonderful blog!!

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

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

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

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

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  58. follow you on gfc. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  59. follow her blog. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  60. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  67. I like Diamond Bouquet. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  68. 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!

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

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

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  71. 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

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  72. The sand castle pattern is great for Far Away prints!

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

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  74. Very cute patterns. My favorite is sand castles.

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  75. I am a follower of chasing cottons.

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  76. 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.

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  77. 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

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

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  79. And I already follow your blog!

    Sandy A

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

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  81. Already a follower of Rebecca's.

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

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  83. Curlicue Crush is my favorite.

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

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  85. I am now a follower..
    http://dogwoodberries.blogspot.com

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  86. Diamond Bouquet is calling my name.

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

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

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

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  90. 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.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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