Monday, 16 January 2012

Drawstring Quilt Pattern and a Giveaway!



I'm so excited to be kicking off the New Year with something that's been in my head for a long time, and is now finally on paper - or at least, online!
With the generous help of my talented husband (who knows how to use computers), I have developed a pattern for my Drawstring Quilt! It's now available to buy in PDF format in my shop.
 

We've included colour photos for each step in a really clearly laid out format. I think even beginner sewers will find this easy to follow (but some experience and knowledge of your machine is required).

 

And that's not all! I've been cutting strips till there's no give left in my cutting mat and created some custom designer fabric rolls. In Australia, it's really hard to buy designer fabric at a reasonable price, unless you import it in large quantities, so I really wanted to share some of my fabric collection with everyone (and take some of the work out for you!).


I just love this turquoise, red and yellow together! And I think it's the perfect mix of cute, fun prints, modern funky designs, and solids and staples. I've also put together orange, green and aqua, and pink, coral and beige. I can't wait to show them to you! (but I'm picking Tully up in 10 minutes and I really wanted to get this written before the chaos descends again!)
So, I better get to the point! I have a Jelly Roll set aside, especially to give to you!


I have just fallen in love with these little dragonflies by Patti Young! So I used them as the base from which to build this colour palette.  There's 25 strips, 2.5" x 44".


One lucky winner will receive this fabric roll, plus the Drawstring Quilt Pattern as a PDF! You have three chances to enter:
  • Leave a comment! (one entry) It can be about anything. Maybe the best thing you've ever made?
  • Followers of my blog or on Facebook get an extra entry! Leave a comment saying you're a follower. (one entry)
  • Share it! Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and come back and let me know. (one entry)
If you are a 'no-reply' commenter (you don't give google your email address) make sure I have a way of knowing who you are and contacting you. The Random Number Generator will pick a winner Friday evening after the kids are in bed, Sydney time. Good luck!

48 comments:

  1. Fabulous! Thank you for making a pattern, I know it will be fabulous, and wow for all that cutting out!! Well done!

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  2. yay for patterns! Thanks Jodes!

    Lenore

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  3. <3 our custom drawstring quilt but would love to put together my own!!!! :-)

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  4. I am so excited you have this pattern available now!! Was only looking the other day to see if it was available---YAY! Well done on getting it ready to share and thank you :)

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  5. Oh, and I follow you on FB and your blog too!

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  6. And have now shared this comp via FB too--thanks again!

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  7. I like you on Facebook! Monkeys in the Kitchen told me about you!

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  8. How exciting! Can't wait to try making my own. I don't know about the best thing I have ever made, but I love the first quilt I made (also from a jelly roll)

    Naomi B

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  9. You've got one for me, you say? Oh ok, if I must. ;)

    Congrats on your first pattern. Super exciting!

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  10. Posted a shout-out on FB - http://www.facebook.com/missymaccreations

    Thanks for all the chances Jodi. :)

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  11. I am a follower of you on Facebook =)
    Where did you get the Dragonfly fabric? - it's gorgeous!

    Naomi B

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  12. These are adorable. Love your fabric choices too.

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  13. I tweeted your giveaway. @nalaxu

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  14. I have always admired your drawstring quilt, I'm so glad you made a pattern for it!
    I honestly couldn't tell you the best thing I ever made...I think with each project it's the "best thing" for at least a short while. Actually, yesterday I made a cute little owl stuffie for my friends baby...it may not be the best thing, but it's definitely the cutest!! :)

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  15. Adorable! This would be perfect for my sister's yet-to-be-born twins. And the fabric is gorgeous.

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  16. ...tweet tweet tweet tweet tweet...

    @binkiege

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  17. I'm so in 'Like' with you on FB

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  18. I follow follow followwwww you (said in echoey voice!)

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  19. These fabrics are so cute, and I love the combinations you have chosen - especially the tangy citrus one

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  20. Just shared your link on my face book Jodi. Very proud to do so. xxxooo Teresa Skidmore

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  21. Hello from Strathalbyn S/A. I love your drawstring quilt and the butterfly fabric is beautiful you have such a great eye for colour. Very generous of you to share your pattern. xxxxoooo Teresa Skidmore

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  22. Yay am an avid face book follower missed the chance to enter you last give away so fingers crossed. xxxxoooo Teresa Skidmore.

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  23. Congratulations on the pattern! Fantastic, I love these playmats :)
    Best thing I've made (so far!) is my son's Does Not Compute quilt x

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  24. I am a happy follower here and on facebook :)

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  25. Great giveaway! And I love the colours!!! The best thing I have ever made.....is my son ;) Cheesy I know, but I'm only just learning how to sew/craft.
    toni xo

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  26. Follow the blog, and on FB too :)
    toni

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  27. I love reading your Blog and FB posts, but this one has me especially excited! I love these quilts and am sooo happy to see you have the patterns for sale! Yay! :)

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  28. I also added the link to my blog! :)
    http://makemecrafty.blogspot.com/2012/01/how-jess-got-her-groove-back.html

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  29. Oooh, I am also a follower on Facebook! :)

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  30. What a great pattern. I read your blog and love your 'eye'. The best thing I've ever made, excluding my kid, is a "go" bag for my mom. She's a car-set installer/checker for the fire department. I sewed her a zippered bag with a special spot for everything she needs to help new (and experienced) parents properly install their car-seat.

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  31. YAY!! I love your stuff Jo! I've started making a cute owl and now I've almost finished :)
    Mandie - oh and I'm a follower of everything :p

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  32. What a great give away!!!! Love love love the fabrics and the pattern would be awesome too! Thanks for the chance. The best thing I have ever made is my wedding quilt, married almost five years now and still working on the quilting of it, lol. It will be amazing when finished!

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  33. Looks like a fabulous pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win! I usually make bags and purses but I am most proud of the clothes and toys I make for my almost 3 year old daughter - that gives me the most satisfaction.

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  34. I also follow you on Facebook through my personal page (Belinda Fisher) :)

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  35. I follow you on facebook (edna cummings). I love your reversable dress and playmat. The playmat is on my wish list for my april bub. With your pattern and my new machine i got for christmas i may be able to make it after i have some lessons :)

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  36. What a great idea Jodi! Looks like you've done an amazing job of putting the pattern together.

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  37. Giveaway shared. Off to settle a crying baby ; )

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  38. I would love to try this. The best thing I have ever made was a little doll for my friend's baby. I made it while she was in labour and thought of her with every stitch.

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  39. I have shared on facebook. Thanks for the chance/s.
    https://www.facebook.com/jessieboan

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  40. You know I would love it!!!! I will share on my page now :) Feathering Nest

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  41. That is such a fun and clever pattern! I ADORE that fabric bundle too - so cheerful!
    heidig@gmail.com

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  42. I follow you on Facebook with my personal page (Heidi Gagne)

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I so love your comments! I read all of them and reply when I can. If you don't hear back, I'm lost under a mound of scraps or outside jumping on the trampoline with the kids. Jodi. xx