Saturday, May 2, 2009

Material Obsession & Sewn Giveaway

A while ago I purchased this beautiful book from the talented ladies from Material Obsession, Kathy Doughty and Sarah Fielke. It's a stunning book with 23 contemporary quilts, a couple of which I have really enjoyed making already.

So of course when I heard they had published a second book, I just had to have it! It arrived a couple of days ago, and I haven't been able to put it down since. The girls have outdone themselves with another incredible book and another 21 wonderful quilt patterns.

I think the thing that appeals most to me about this one is the shared inspiration...Kathy and Sarah have started with the same fabric, or the same block template etc, and come up with two very different quilts.

It's fun to see where their individual thought processes took them. The quilts are all beautifully photographed by Kathy's husband John Doughty. John has photographed these amazing quilts in various beautiful locations, as well as provided a large flat shot of each quilt.

Well done girls, and thanks for such inspiration, not to mention absolute eye candy!

Since this second book was published, Sarah Fielke has left the Material Obsession team to become creative director of a new site called SEWN. Sarah is having a launch party and I have decided to join the fun.
SEWN

The website will have just about everything you can think of that you would want online as a sewer. There are forums, online advice from industry experts, conversion charts, colour wheels, free patterns and class listings.

There will be interviews with all your favourite designers, quilters, patterns makers and authors. There will be tutorials with me and with other sewers from here and overseas, podcasts and coverage from shows and articles about all maner of exciting things....run over to Sarah's site to join the competition and read a lot more about this groovy site.

Bloggers are encouraged to join in the fun with their own giveaway so I will be giving away 25cms each of these 3 gorgeous fabrics. Simply leave a comment on this post and I will announce the winner on the Sewn launch day - Monday 8th June. Open to international readers too!

And as for Material Obsession...Kathy Doughty is still at the helm of this amazing shop in Sydney. Check out her incredibly inspiring blog where you will see what she and her lovely customers and friends are creating.

Don't forget to leave your comment.....good luck xo

149 comments:

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Hi! Beautiful fabrics! Count me in on your give-away! Great blog too! My Material Obsession book is still on the way!

Rita
Red Pepper Quilts

Donnelly said...

I have bookmarked Sarah's website so I can look at it more tomorrow when I have more time. I would love to win the fabrics.
Have a great weekend.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I have already read all about the Sewn website and registered there. Wow, love the fabric you chose for your give away!

Stephanie said...

Now I want both of these books. Thanks for sharing some of the photos. What a terrific fabric giveaway.

GeNovena437 said...

The red on white is lovely!

Anonymous said...

Your blog is such beautiful eye candy too! Love reading it. Thank you.
Fiona.NZ.

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

I love the quilt under the book!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Everybody is talking about these books. Glad to take a peek inside. Now I really must have them. Thanks for sharing.

Maree said...

I can't wait to get my hands on this new book at the Quilt Show in Sydney...I have the first one & I Love it....Nice Giveaway you are having too..
cheers

marg said...

can't wait for the site to be up and running. Lovely book!!!

Lizzie said...

I have the first book and love it, now I'll have to get the second after reading your excellent review. Count me in for your giveaway please.
Hugs, Lizzie

Polka Dot Daze said...

Those books look lovely. That fabric is lovely too, please count me in for the giveaway.

Cynthia said...

I really want those books! The quilts look gorgeous. I also love the quilt that you have on your blog header. What pattern is that?

two hippos said...

I want those books! The fabrics look great.

Marcy said...

I have already been a fan of both your site and material obsession for quite sometime now. I enjoy checking in daily. I think what draws me here so frequent is your colour choices in your quilts, so different from what we do in Canada. Thanks for the inspiration.
Marcy

Elena said...

Hi all!!
Thanks for this giveaway.
Is it open to international readers? If so please count me in.
Both books are wonderful

Elena.

lil said...

oh Cathy, still have to wait for this book
I have nr1 and for sure I will get nr2

and sarah's blog, already in my faves

angela said...

Enter me! I've joined in the fun, too.

Angela
My Three Sons

Andi said...

Count me in.
Must try and get my hands on that book!!
Andi :-)

mamaspark said...

Now I am going to have to look for these books! Thanks for sharing!

Linda T said...

Count me in on your giveaway! I love the red and white fabric.

Anonymous said...

The Material Obsession books are really WOW. The designers can take nice fabric and put together a GREAT quilt... very nice for visual learners :-). Kathy's blog has great visual appeal too. Your site is also one of my regular reads .... so count me in for a chance to win that nice bright fabric.

Sue Cahill said...

I am so excited about the launch of Sewn, looks like its going to be a wonderful site. All these giveaways are fantastic too.

Thanks for the chance to win!
Sue Cahill (sbonetsue at yahoo dot com)

quiltsister said...

These books are on my shopping list too. I would love the chance to enter.
Thanks

aneela said...

OOh! this Sewn site sounds heavenly, thanks for letting us know about all these exictingly wonderful quilty goings on...I cannot wait. Glad to see you're on board too!!! And as for your giveaway, this is all tooo much, I think I may go and have a littleish lie down.....

jean said...

Cathy
Great post thanks for sharing and please count me in on the draw

Rochelle Barnes said...

I love the spines of theses books. They would make a nice gift for a sister!!!

Kathie said...

ah thank you for posting a glimpse into their new book, oh I need this one too!
They are both so creative I wish them both well in their new adventure!
Thanks
Kathie

Anonymous said...

Beautiful fabrics!
I have also found a nice Japanese book with gorgeous quilts at the last show in France (Nantes):ISBN4579107888
The Blackbird Designs girls were here, as well as Kaffe Fassett, quietly knitting on his chair...
Thanks anyway for your nice blog!
Dorothée from France

Gwendie said...

What a great blog! I love your quilts and the colors you use.

And please enter me in the giveaway --

Gwendie

CJ said...

Pretty fabrics!

Kelly said...

I've got the first book, and the second is on my wish list! I would love a chance to win your giveaway!

Isa said...

Hi
I would love to win some fabric.
Sign me up :-)

DianeM said...

Hello :) Please enter me in your Sewn Launch Party Give-Away...what a fun way to start the month of June!
Smiles, DianeM
basketblessed@yahoo.com

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I purchased the US version of the book with the other cover. I love it. It is like a picture book. I've yet to make any of the quilts but the book inspires me.

Rachel said...

Those fabrics are so pretty! I'll be adding those books to my wish list! :D

danielle said...

i would love a chance to win- and those books look great too!

krousegirl said...

What an eloquent post! Thanks for showcasing the book and the lovely fabric giveaway. Please count me in. Jenny

Angelia said...

Lovely prizes!
Angelia - momtwoangels@yahoo.com

Love 2 Quilt said...

SEWN sounds like so much fun. And I love your fabrics, especially the one with big flowers. So pretty and just in time for spring!

Bronwyn said...

I have also joined the SEWN blog party but the best bit is finding all the fantastic sewers like yourself, in the list of bloggers joining in. What a wonderful delight to find another Melbournian who makes fabulous quilts and who loves KF!!! I am definitely going to keep watching your blog for more inspiration.

Bronwyn said...

Me again - I just went into your profile - and saw that we do the same job!!

Natalie said...

Gorgeous Fabrics! I would love to win! Thanks

suesueb said...

thinking how lucky i am to enter all these giveaways!! such beautiful fabrics!

soggybottomflats said...

Wow, great fabrics! Thank you for inviting us international quilters to join your giveaway. Count me in please. Thank you, Elaine from Texas

jeckabee said...

Beautiful Fabric- hope I get to play with it!!!

Kat said...

ooh I love that red and white fabric. Count me in!

klaudia said...

Thank you for the giveaway! Please, count me in!! :)

Brooke said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Michelle said...

I've had so much fun reading your blog that I almost forgot to post a comment!

Tam said...

Perfect fabrics for a little girl thanks for the op to enter

cinzia said...

I can't believe what wonderful things I have come across in this trip through the SEWN blogs. count me in

Keri said...

Gorgeous fabrics!

pattynubs said...

The fabrics are fab! I am in the process of collecting fabrics with red for a quilt I want to make and those three would fit right in!

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I love those fabrics too so count me in (I'm in the US, hope this is open to international quilters.) I also LOVE the first Material Obsession and have had so much trouble getting my hands on the second one! I checked Amazon.com (US) and it says it's out of print! I am so sad, I might have to order it directly from Sarah. I'm hosting a giveaway too on my blog. Your quilt for the virtual quilt show is awesome by the way. Love the bright colors!

Anna
Texas

Liz B. said...

how very generous of you! thanks for the chance at winning.

mama-aya said...

Love your colrs and patterns together. What a great eye you have. The sewn launch party is fun!

Sheila said...

I can't wait for SEWN! Great giveaway to celebrate!

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway, please!

Partito y Monito said...

Fabulous fabrics! Count me in!

Hrönnsa said...

I have their first book and its so wonderful, I can´t wait to get my hands on the second one. Really beautiful fabrics!

Joanna said...

These are just gorgeous fabrics - sign me up!!!

Rochelle said...

The fabrics are beautiful, I would love to put them to good use.

Margaret said...

Those books like great, will have to keep a look out for them next time i make it to a quilting shop. Very interested in the SEWN concept sounds like it will be great. Love the fabrics you are giving away to.......

Anne-Lise at Rag, Tag, Bobtail said...

Lovely fabrics; glad for the chance to win them.

free indeed said...

I love the lusciousness of the newer fabrics. THe colors are so vibrant. I tend to gravitate toward the toned down 'calm' fabrics so these will certainly round out my stash in colors I don't normally buy. But they are great for purses etc that I want to make lately.

Lori Kay said...

great fabrics - so pretty. Thanks for participating in this giveaway!

Tania said...

I'd love to be in the mix for some of that fabric goodness! Thanks for hosting!

tashalou said...

oooh I would love to win that fabric is gorgeous!!

Jessica said...

I love the fabrics - so please enter me in too!

Kay aka dkswife said...

Oooh, ooh, ooh, I want to enter :) I am participating too. Enter mine if you wish: dkswife.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Bec Clarke said...

Oh that is lovely fabric, so glad to find your blog. I too am having a giveaway if you want to enter.
Bec

fustian2 said...

I'm looking forward to SEWN! Thanks for the giveaway :)

tammiemarie said...

beautiful fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!

Fuentevilla said...

Hi! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm in!

Lisa said...

Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance in your giveway.

Jules @ MoonCat Farms said...

Please add my name to your drawing. You have a beautiful site.

throuthehaze said...

Beautiful fabrics! count me in!

Anonymous said...

Such beautiful fabrics! I love fabric and the colour red so these are really exciting to me.
Please enter my name,
Deb - debyeo@hotmail.com

Janna said...

what gorgeous fabrics! I love the flowered one!

hcotten said...

beautiful fabrics!

esther (it means star) said...

They are beautiful fabrics. Please enter me in your giveaway. Thank you.

Lilly said...

Those fabrics are gorgeous!!! I love this giveaway!
Thanks a lot and please count me in.

Anna Fogg said...

I just found you and I am loving your blog. Can I still win in the states? I am in MD right on the edge of Wash, DC. Homeschooling mom of 7, Quilt designer/instructor and maker.
Bloggers like you enrich my life.

~anna in md

Anne said...

Great blog! and I love your giveaway; please count me in!

zees5 said...

Your fabric is gorgeous - great giveaway.

Deb said...

Fabric you picked is beautiful, and I'd love to win it. Thanks for entering me!

L said...

Beautiful fabric! I would love to win them and get something in the mail from another country! It would be like three prizes in one because June 1 is my b-day. I adore stripes and damask and a good big bright flower. Crossing my fingers. I also can't wait for SEWN.

galaxie_bleu(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julie in WA said...

Hi! After reading your post, I ordered Material Obsessions from the library. Do you know how many holds there on this book! This giveaway will be long over before I get my turn at the book! I would find great comfort in winning those fabrics.

ange_moore said...

Love those fabrics and may have to try and get those books from the library (since I'm still pretty new to quilting).

Sue said...

count me in, I have both books and they are amazing.

Mel said...

Add me please! Fabric is always appreciated!!

lambie-pie said...

Pretty, I love the red!

rockgranny said...

Count me in, please

ticklymoo said...

I love how many wonderful blogs I have come across through this, the fabrics are lovely.

Carol R. said...

Oh, darn, another blog to read every day :) LOL, you have a beautiful site. I would love to be entered into your drawing. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Love you work. Thanks for a chance at the fabrics!
Brina
blrohloff(at)aol(dot)com

The Mangerchine's said...

How lovely! Please include me!

I also LOVE the pot holders at the top of your blog!!!!

Louisa said...

Thanks for participating. I've enjoyed browsing your posts - beautiful quilts and quilts in progress

Jen said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win this great giveaway!!!

Christina said...

Thank you for the chance to win such lovely fabric.

Christina
cmatthies@hotmail.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow! Thanks for entering me in your giveaway!

SandyN said...

I do love a good party with presents. I would love to take your beautiful materal of your hands. Thanks for your giveaway...

Naomi said...

Oh Oh count me in! I love them!

Bowlby said...

Beautiful fabric. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

buebau said...

So cool!
I've joinned the party too!
This is so funny!

Sue said...

I love giveaways! Count me in the fun!

JJ said...

Yay, they look perfect for a picnic tablecloth!

Jeannette said...

Love the blog and giveawys please count me in.

Susan said...

So glad to find your blog. I've subscribed to it with Google Reader and I look forward to following you. Thanks for a great giveaway!

craftykat said...

lovely fabric + blog - thanks for the chance

Comfort Joy Designs said...

Yummy fabrics!

Deborah
comfortjoydesignsATgmailDOTcom

Justine said...

Gorgeous fabrics - the red is just delicious. Thanks for the chance to win....

Doris said...

What lovely fabrics! I can't wait until MO2 is released in the USA!

Doris
auntiedart(at)yahoo(dot)com

isabel f. said...

beautiful fabrics!!
count me in!
Hugs Isabel

Jessica Christensen said...

What lovely fabrics. Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

jessierey(at)msn(dot)com

supermedic said...

oh what pretty fabric. i hope i win

Meghan said...

great giveaway, count me in

Rafael's Mum said...

fantastic fabrics ! thanks for taking part. and thanks for showing us some of the book. I have been wondering about buying it but now I'm sold !

eriven said...

They are beautiful fabrics, please count me in. Thanks for the opportunity :)

La Gitan Mystique said...

What lovely fabric. Thanks for holding a sweet giveaway. How fun! Please sign me up.

Jody

lagitanmystique(at)q(dot)com

Erin@1N3sew said...

u are so creative. i am following you!
count me in your draw. tq.
if you like to have batek print cotton, try your luck at my blog.

Vinglefrøken said...

Great blog and lovely fabric - please sign me up for your draw. :-)

sandyandcosmo said...

I could do so much with those fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win!

sandyandcosmo(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christy said...

Love the bright colors. Please enter me in your drawing.

Jeanette said...

Sign me up! Love your fabric choices =0)

Jeanette
Jeanettebrinkerhoff@msn.com

PatchworkRose said...

Thanks for such an inspirational blog Your colours are so vibrant and alive!
Cheers
Lynne

Joyce said...

Such pretty fabric. Thanks for a chance to win

Lotta said...

Very cute fabric! I'd love to have a chance to win it,
Lotta

Melanie said...

Pick me please for your beautiful fabric!

Tara said...

Is that a ranunculus? I love that flower!!

A Joyful Chaos said...

What a sweet giveaway! I would love to win!

roseread said...

I love the idea of Sewn. I can't wait for it to go live.

SarahVee said...

Thanks for the chance. You make wonderfully vibrant quilts. Gotta get me one (or both!) of those Material Obsession books:)

pastrymama said...

Please count me in. I would love to have the material.
pastrymama1@yahoo.com

susanlr said...

Beautiful fabric. I am excited about the new blog.

JenniferB said...

please enter me- love your fabric giveaway.

So Bella said...

Love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Peta said...

What beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!
Hope you are lucky enough to win something too!!

What a great blog...love your quilts!

peta_yip@hotmail.com

Tiffany said...

Your quilts are so inspiring! The fabric selections are wonderful - thanks.

amy said...

the fabrics are lovely, thanks so much for the opportunity!

i really love the wallpaper quilt you posted, and it looks like it would be a perfect design for the quilt i want to make out of vintage linens. i've been playing around in my head how i should do it, thank you for answering it for me!

1/4 of an inch said...

You are very generous you know...I love your quilts by the way...

I also wanna win...just so you know, I love the fabrics!

Tam xo

Amanda said...

Beautiful fabrics for sure! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

Love those fabrics! Would be thrilled to win them :-)

Renee said...

What beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the giveaway

For the Keeper at Home said...

What a great giveaway!
I would LOVE to win!
Thank you!
Mrs B

Ylime said...

thanks for the opportunity!

Dan and Karen said...

Those fabrics are all so different and pretty! I hope I have good luck!

aSprinkling said...

Those fabrics look like something I could definitely use. Maybe a bag? Or clothes for a little girl?