Thursday, July 3, 2008

Ava Rose ~ Fabric Giveaway

Just arrived ! -- Ava Rose
"Tanya Whelan captures the innocence, loveliness,
happiness, and vibrancy of her sweet daughter,
Ava Rose.

Inspired by the beauty, innocence and vibrancy of a little girl at age seven the collection is vintage in feel but modern in it's clear and vibrant colors. This collection is for big girls and little girls alike.


Sophisticated damask patterns and large, lush bouquets will make
fabulous handbags, accessories and home decorating items


as well as aprons, pajamas, sundresses, tablecloths and of course
beautiful heirloom quilts.
"

Wow, how did they know that's EXACTLY what I would have said?? Thank you Free Spirit Fabrics. And thank you Tanya Whelen photos. Today's giveaway is 4 fat quarters from this beautiful line. LUCKY!! I loved reading your to-do lists last week. Why don't you tell me your plans for the 4th of July?? And if you're international and not celebrating the 4th, how about your plans for the weekend.
For entries outside of the U.S., the winner will receive a pattern of their choice up to a $9 value.


Nothing too fancy here going on.....parade, BBQ, fireworks. I'm already marinating my chicken in Island Soyaki from Trader Joes. LOVE IT! It's in the freezer but I'll be good to go on Friday!


Random Drawing later this evening. Good Luck!


35 comments:

  1. No 4th of July here. Well...we have the date of course, but not the celebrations. ;-)
    So, this weekend. The in-laws are coming to visit. *gulp* And, it's the start of the school holidays. *gulp again*. That's enough for anyone to cope with. ;-P

    ReplyDelete
  2. That fabric is to die for, it really makes my heart beat. Thanks for sharing with us.

    It will be a quiet 4th here. We'll take the dog for a long walk in the state park at Niagara Falls (we live in Niagara Falls so we walk there often). My dog loves to meet and greet people from all over the world. My husband will grill sasage and I'll make pasta salad. We'll go to the fireworks shot off over the Niagara River with my daughter and son in law and six grandkids. We'll definately be broke after buying ice cream and light sticks.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Since my daughter won't be home until Saturday, my husband and I will have a quiet 4th. We've talked about going to the river for the fireworks, but I have a feeling that we'll watch the fireworks on television. I plan on working on the quilt top using the Giabella charm squares. Other than that, not too much.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dh just flew out to Salt Lake Coty for some quality grandkid time! I'm home taking care of the animals and plan to spend the entire 4 days he's gone in my jammies, quilting and knitting. 30years in the Navy required me to get accustommed to my own company for long periods of time. He's been retired for 5 years and, although I adore him, he's getting on my nerves - I can do with 4 days on my own!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh my gosh, they made that fabric for ME! Damasks and polka dots? I think I'll need the whole line.

    Tomorrow we're going to my mother-in-law's to see an old fashioned small town parade and barbecue. Later we'll watch the fireworks from our living room window while the kids use their Disney light-up spinner toys in the dark and the adults sip champagne. Traditions.

    ReplyDelete
  6. We usually just get together with family or with our church family and BBQ, but this year, we are getting ready to move next week, so stuff is everywhere. Between my sister and I, there are 6 kids, so we might just make it easy on ourselves this year and go out to eat. Wait...is that really easier going out to eat with 6 kids? Hmmm...I may have to reconsider.

    As far as fireworks, we usually do it ourselves at home and then watch the rowdy neighbors down the street who spend the big bucks on fireworks. They put on quite a show.

    ReplyDelete
  7. BBQ BBQ BBQ!!!! My parents are coming in, I've got the watermelon chilling in the garage fridge, and the wine spritzers ready to go! Have a wonderful Independance Day!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What gorgeous fabric! We're having a pretty quiet 4th here. My husband is planning to go on an organized bike ride in the morning while the kids and I play at home. We'll spend the rest of the day at home relaxing and playing. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. The photos are gorgeous. But that fabric is to die for! 4th of July for us is a BIG thing. Almost our whole fam gets together. Way fun. We eat and eat and eat and play and play and play and do fireworks and watch fireworks. Living in the Pacific Northwest the only challenge is getting good weather. So we're all hoping for a sunny 4th.

    ReplyDelete
  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE this fabric! I can already see it made into great bags & accessories! :-)

    We'll be staying around home for the 4th, but will be enjoying the pool, some awesome food from the grill, homemade ice cream, peach cobbler & great family time together!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I am going to spend the 4th weekend with my daughter-in-law and grandson since my son is leaving Friday for CA as a wildfire fighter. He will be gone 2 weeks and my daughter-in-law works Sat and Sunday at the state park thus needs a babysitter. I don't mind taking care of my grandson at all!

    I'll be taking some hand quilting to do with me, of course! Don't stay away from quilting very much!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I AM HOPING FOR A VERY QUIET WEEKEND. JUST SPENT ALL NIGHT IN ER WITH MY SON. LUCKILY WE WERE ABLE TO COME HOME LINDA GERIG

    ReplyDelete
  13. Love the fabrics! Especially the red damask and dot, but then the blue dot and floral is nice, and the green and the grey is interesting... :D
    I have company coming in this evening and we are helping out at a presentation in town called FAITH & FREEDOM. On the 4th we will hang out here, bbq and then go out on the lake to watch fireworks. If the weather is nice on Saturday and Sunday we will be at the lake in the late afternoons.
    Happy 4th!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. What classy fabric!

    Our plans sound the same as yours: parade, Rigby Lake, BBQ, fireworks...just fun in the sun ALL day long!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I'm doing as little celebrating as possible tomorrow and as much sewing as possible. I wont' have my adult kids (most of them anyway) visit I don't think so our version of bbq will be pretty laid back.

    Um - those fabrics: I LOVE THEM!!! Unfortunately I am on a strictly imposed no buying spree so if I don't win them I'll have to wait til August. All my pent up nonshopping will probably kill me or my bank account.

    ReplyDelete
  16. We are having a BBQ and lighting of fireworks tonight at the dryfarm. Working tomorrow, but the family is going to the parade and hopefully we can all go to the fireworks by the river together. Fun Fun!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have to say I LOVE LOVE LOVE that fabric I just saw it on another blog yesterday and was dying over how flaming fabulous it is! Ahhh Dying!!

    As for the 4th we are laying low on Friday because we are going to Lincoln City on Saturday must save our pennies & do some mucho packing. We will most likely Bar-B-Q with the kiddos and light off the few fireworks that we have. Still will be good times had by all.

    Did I mention how much I love that fabric?! Sigh......

    You had me at Ava Rose.....

    :)R.

    ReplyDelete
  18. 4th of July Plans -- staying as far away from the big hoop-de-doo around the Snake River as possible! I think I've lived here too long.....

    ReplyDelete
  19. I have three daughters and my middle one was born on July 4th. She will be 5 years old tomorrow. I will spend tomorrow morning baking her a cake shaped like a big cupcake with lot of sprinkles! Then in the evening we will go to my in-laws for a cook-out and fireworks.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love all the new fabric you're getting in! I might have to do some Christmas in July shopping for myself :o).

    I should probably be thinking about the 4th since it is tomorrow but I have no idea what we are doing. Probably the usual- bbq, jello, blowing things to bits, and watching the big show and getting 50,000 mosquito bites. Hope you have a fun 4th!

    ReplyDelete
  21. We're dutch oven cooking & playing in the water! Love Ava Rose!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Our 4th will be spent with the neighborhood bike parade and pancake breakfast, followed by trying to get our 4 year old to uncover his ears for the remainder of the day. We're hoping he will be able to stand fireworks this year as last year we ended up going home to bed as soon as they started!! Way to loud and scary he says!
    Love the fabric!

    ReplyDelete
  23. wow - I love those fabrics - beautiful!

    My in-laws and a sister-in-law are coming into town today and staying with us for a week. So we'll be having spoiled kids and I'll be sneaking away for kid-less grocery shopping, and errands (and maybe some fabric shopping) - yay! And they'll be staying in their trailer in the driveway so I'll still have my house to myself at night - double yay!

    ReplyDelete
  24. The Ava Rose line is absolutely beautiful! It is versatile and can be used in so many different ways. I already have ideas spinning around in my head for these wonderful fabrics! As for the 4th of July...My husband and I are thinking of leaving tomorrow and going up to Northern Arizona for about a week to escape the heat and relax. Relax, of course for me, is quilting, and for him is fishing. Sometimes we combine the 2! I take my hand work while he does his thing! It works out quite well. My husband retired 2 years ago and we have enjoyed each others company so much. I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful husband and friend. Anyway...Happy 4th of July to all and Thank you to the "sisters" at Quilt Taffy for such a wonderful job you are doing with your store! I love it!
    Best Wishes To All,
    (Jacquelinebd123)
    JacquelineSerenity65

    ReplyDelete
  25. we are going to a friends lake place for fun in the sun and fireworks!

    Love the fabric!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. DH and I will have a quiet 4th, just grillin' & chillin'. After dark we'll sit on the front porch and watch fireworks. (weather permitting, it's suppose to rain)

    ReplyDelete
  27. I have two little girls who need to have some frill in their lives from this line. So darling.

    We're eating leg of lamb, home made cherry pie, and roasted veggies before we head to see some fireworks.

    ReplyDelete
  28. We're having some friends over and making foil dinners :) Should be fun!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Our plans for the 4th are with family. We'll travel two hours north to join my husband's side of the family at his uncle's lakeside cabin. There'll be lots of food, fun and games, water skiing/inner tubing, trampoline, fireworks and fellowship! This year we'll see my dh's brother and his family who are on furlough from Sweden--lots of fun with the cousins!!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Not really too much going on the 4th--husband has to work, so that means some quality sewing time!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Ah, neighborhood BBQ's, kids playing n sprinklers, fireworks at dusk! Yeah, not so much! The hubby has to work, and my kids are 2 and 4 (I'm so not taking them to fireworks alone!), so it will be a quiet bbq with a family friend, and pop goes the fourth on tv!

    ReplyDelete
  32. jpawelek@hotmail.comJuly 3, 2008 at 6:25 PM

    We're going to our Annual 4th of July picnic at the house of parents of our friends. They live on a lake, and they are both about 85, so it will be great with friends, kids of all ages, lots to eat and lots of chatter going on. I just finished making potato salad--I'm ready!! I'm also going to be furiously working on a quilt for my 2-year-old grandson, made from charms from the Silly Safari line!

    ReplyDelete
  33. Oh, the 4th, the 4th... We've been invited to a local friend's home for ribs and corn on the cob. If we go, we'll take watermelon (I was always taught that you never eat watermelon before the 4th).

    Hopefully we'll go down to the river for a nice break during the weekend, because other than the ribs invitation, the whole weekend is set aside so that I can work on some fabric-y projects that need to be finished by next weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  34. sgalasso@triad.rr.comJuly 3, 2008 at 7:45 PM

    What beautiful fabrics! My family has a small inflateable business (giant slide and bounce houses) and we're doing a benefit for a local elementary school in the evening. all 3 kids will be home from college to help out and enjoy a BBQ together in the afternoon. Enjoy your day.
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  35. My plans for the 4th are to make 2 "I spy " books. I got the 5in squares a few weeks ago, have gathered up the ric rac and I'm off!

    ReplyDelete