Wednesday, January 9, 2013

NO AFTER CHRISTMAS BLUES HERE!

All of the Christmas decorations are put away - with the exception of the occasional glitter sparkle that escaped from an ornament and has been migrating around the house.  January can be pretty gray and cold in Oregon so it's time to add some after Christmas Cheer!  It's time for a give away!
Round Robin

My new fabric line with Moda will be in shops in April, but a lucky few of you can have a sample of it now!  Oh what the heck!  How about 24 of you!  I have 24 sweet 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" pre-cuts to give away.

I had so much fun painting this line.  The colors are bright and fun and the design is a fresh folksy look that I'm always drawn to.

While I was painting this line I took snap shots along the way and compiled them into a little video so that you can see my process.  I hope you enjoy watching it!
***someone asked about the beautiful quilt hanging behind me in the video.  It is a Minnick and Simpson pattern pieced by my generous mom for me.  I love it!****



When my big box of fabric arrived at my house I was inspired to make an apron with matching pot holders and a table runner.  All of these patterns are free for you under "free patterns" on my blog.
Round Robin free apron pattern

Round Robin free table runner pattern
If you want a sampling of this new line just leave me a comment regarding what images you would like to see in fabric and I will draw 24 winners on Sunday January 13th at 5:00pm Pacific time.
Thanks to everyone who left a message!  The winners of the drawing have been notified by email and they are - Sherrill, Fiona, Debbie (Woolen Sails), Dortha, Sandra M.P.,Kigwit, Mary, Regina, Linda, Anda W., Terrie, Dirty Martini Queen, Mom2RyandSis, Nancy, Robin C., Lesley, Heartsease54, Country Whispers, Becca, Charlene SC, Doniene, Johanna, Carrie P and Paulette!
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132 comments:

martha said...

I like to see birds and old fashion flowers like pomegranites.I like small prints rather than large designs.

Robyn said...

I like birds and houses

Kristen King said...

What beautiful fabric! Birds and flowers are always nice on fabric, especially when they aren't so large that you can't use them for smaller pieces. (I love making blocks with tiny pieces).

Sue said...

Love the colors! Really want a chance to "play" with your new fabric.

Johanna said...

How pretty! I would have to say that I love cabins and birds.

WoolenSails said...

I love the new minis and I love the idea of using them in mini quilts. I would love to see more every day designs for spring and summer and this one will be perfect for that too. Just saw your free runner, will check that out. My DIL wants a topper for her table in their new house, so that might be perfect since she loves red.

Debbie

Denise said...

I love flowers better tiny flowers than big ones.
Thanks for chance and thanks for free patterns!

Susie Johnson said...

I love folksy!!!

Jill said...

I love anything nature related, trees, animals & have been especially into owls lately!

Shiralyn said...

I would love to see some sheep, maybe by a barn.

Dirty Martini Queen said...

Kathy, your new fabric is just stunning! I love the reds

Charlene ♥ SC said...

I'd love to see images of your doodles - and these red, cream, and yellows are fine by me!

gccmom said...

I love to see small sweet things....dainty little flowers and doodles.

Jo in TAS said...

You want us to tell you! I love your designs and I look forward to those chalkboard doodles :-)

The Woolen Cellar said...

I like anything that is folk art, country and americana and my favorite color is red. Can't wait to see your new line of fabric.

Sherrill said...

I can't think of anything specific but I also LOVE red and brown and blue and gold and...oh good grief! Just not crazy bout pastels. Thanks for the giveaway, the new line is beautiful!

Joan and Kevin said...

I like flowery circles.

marie said...

Black birds with swirly vines and raggy leaves.

Kigwit said...

I love your new line! Thank you for showing the process. I'm always curious about how an artist works. As for me, I love animals and your birds are really nice. I don't like overly cutesy animals but yours are just right. And how nice you used my favorite colours!

Laurel said...

I love good blender fabrics... that are interesting to look at, but not too busy.

Robin C said...

I love all your designs. The colors are perfect for my new sofa.
I love designs eith cats, birds, baskets, flowerd and writing. Letters or words

peggy said...

I thank you for all of the free patterns. I printed them off with full intentions of making at least some of them. I love your colorways and the designs are perfect. Thanks.

lynda said...

I love anything with birds or flowers. Thanks for sharing the little video...what fun to see your process!

Vangie said...

LOVE your new line. As several of your other commenters mentioned, I love anything with birds.

Fran said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
How about some Cross Stitch Alphabets!!!!
THANKS for giving us all SUCH JOY!!

Theresa Johnston said...

So pretty!

SAnderson said...

Pretty Fabric! I am drawn to fabric with birds on it, so I would say birds are my favorite image on fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

Julee said...

Love the flowers & birds combined with patchwork blocks and all your designs.

linda said...

Beautiful! Love the animals. Thanks for the chance to win!

quiltcrazyinnb said...

I love swirls and vibrant colors

Doniene said...

I'm drawn to flowers of all kinds! And red/green/cream combo is one of my favorites! So lovely Kathy!

Blessings

Charlsey said...

Love the whimsy of your new line. I like small vines and small flowers mixed with small stars. Your music was so happy ~ reminded me of my cuckoo clock that I just had repaired and need to rehang.

Charlsey

Barb said...

I like to see birds, trees and flowers with leaves.

Linda said...

HI! SEEM TO REALLY LIKE BIRDS ON FABRICS LATELY.THANKS FOR SHARING A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Patti said...

Love the fabric, and the colors. Thanks for a chance to win a sampling.

Loris said...

Love your new fabric designs :-)
I love seeing birds and 'more birds' in the small print style you have with the vines and flowers. I like black birds, cardinals, blue birds, and owls. Well, I also like sunflowers and rusted metal...the list could go on for a long time.
Thank you for the sweet giveaway! I would love one of those lovely littly packs.

Mary said...

I would like seeing flowers, dots, swirls and even zigzags. Your new line is very pretty

Lizzie said...

I love all of your work. I am always drawn to houses. maybe a background fabric that is light in color and has some houses. that would be awesome! Lizzie

Judy said...

Swirls and small flowers. What beautiful fabric! Thanks for the chance.

dortha said...

I love flowers and vines. Looks like a very pretty line.

slrquilts said...

I love stars, angels, sheep, santas, holly and hearts♥ What a great video and the music was perfect!

mk4health said...

I love small prints with flowers like daffodils, and I would love a primitive fabric that had a clothesline print on it, I also think small baskets and berries would be nice...I too enjoy rather small print on fabrics much more versatile than large designs...love your thank and thanks for the great giveaway!

Mary T. Pratt Salmon said...

Kathy:
Oh, I love this new line! I would love to do a Tree of Life with this line. Wouldn't that be lovely?
That's so much for the free patterns and the chance to win fabric.
Love,
Mary

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Love this gorgeous fabric! I love birds in fabric and always flowers but sometimes just little doodles & crackles are beautiful, too. When I make a truly scrap quilt I try to incorporate at least one bird so much so that when my grand daughters see a newly finished quilt it's a game looking for the bird Grandma put in it. :)

Roxane said...

I love your new line, the video is very interesting.
I like country designs, folk art, specially sheep, houses....and so many things !

Quiltingmama said...

Love your designs, would love to see the house,swirly flowers and vines. Thanks for the giveaway!

Ronnie said...

I love your work and have done a lot of your stitcheries. I love birds, houses and sunflowers. Please enter me in your drawing. Thanks for sharing!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful fabric, can't wait until it is in the stores. I like to see little birds and cats and dogs in fabric.

Sally Hurst said...

I would love to see hearts and flowers. Guess I am thinking of Valentine's Day coming up.

Cindy N. said...

I like smaller prints with birds and flowers and vines..kind of primitive/country. Your new line looks great, love the colours, and I am definitely making that table runner :)

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dmf said...

Kathy - your new fabric is beautiful - wouldl love to work with them! Thanks for the free patterns too! D

Cindy P said...

I love vintage postcards and vintage magazine covers.... so I think they would be great!! This just got my brain going, I'd love to see Nancy Drew stuff, like her coupe,her clothes and her book themes... just saying?!

Terry said...

What beautiful fabric! I love buttons and sewing things on fabric. Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

paulette said...

I love stars and berries...and everything that you just drew!! **LOVE** this fabric!!!
thanks for the chance to win some!!
Paulette

Barbara said...

Beautiful fabric...and my favorite colors and designs! I really love folk art and primitive designs such as birds (especially crows), flowers & vines, sheep, houses, barns, willow trees. Thank you for sharing the process that goes into designing fabric. Wow...you are so talented!

Sandra Miller Pitts said...

Oh how wonderful! I would love to win!
I love birds especially crows, and red... lots of red...oh and salt box houses....and all of your drawings...I have nearly all embroid. patterns of yours I can get my hands on. I love your work it really makes me feel good... really...

Unknown said...

Love all the above, birds, flowers, etc. and would especially like to see some small geometrics, dots, etc. to use as coordinating background for these. Thanks for the patterns and a chance to be one of the lucky 24.

Linda said...

Loved the video! This line is calling my name. Perfect colors for my kitchen. I love sheep and crows. Thank you for sharing so much with us.

VLPDevore said...

I love birds, stars & hearts. Can't wait til this is on the shelves. VickieD

PWiggs said...

Love the new line which is no surprise. Also love folk art, baskets, birds, sheep and truly, just anythig Kathy Schmitz puts to fabric. Thanks for all you do.

Lorraine said...

Love your new fabric...and the video was great....I particularly like birds/vines and berries on fabric and cows and sheep. Thanks so much for the free patterns...the table runner in particular is calling my name!

Betty Lou said...

I enjoyed the video of painting designs for your new fabric line. Love the bird and the colors you used. Look forward to it's release. I think anything you would do in this style would be a hit. Thank you for the patterns, I'm always looking for a good fitting apron.

Fiona said...

What a gorgeous little video Kathy - I loved watching the design go from line drawings to an alive coloured scene - Just lovely. Thanks for sharing - Love the border prints xx

Colleen said...

I always love to see small prints, particularly prim stars or crows, just random little dotty things!

Sandra said...

I'm a big fan. I love your warm homey fabrics. I would love to see labrador retrievers, a black lab would work great in your designs....My favorite colors you use often are reds and blacks.

Carrie P. said...

fun video. neat to see the designing process. I love any fabric with birds on it. thanks for a chance to win some of your fabric.

Regina said...

Your video is awesome, it was great seeing the fabric come to life. I love flowers,vines and birds, my 2 birdhouses 8 houses in each one are full. We also have lots of squirrels love them to.
Thanks for the chance

Becca said...

Thanks for your free patterns! We just retired to a house in the woods in TN where we wake up to deer and wild turkeys in our yard. I love anything that relates to nature, particularly woodland creatures. The smaller the print, the better!

Doreen B said...

Love your colours and designs. Don't know what I would like to see maybe squirrels or bunnies. Thanks for the free patterns

picketsews said...

Love stars, stars and more stars. Then a gal could fill in with houses, birds, and folk-art-like flowers. The ytube showing your process was really interesting. Love your color selection. Your new line looks like fun. Thanks for the free patterns and a chance to win fabric.!!!!!!

Jan - Big Brown Dog Primitives said...

Crows and houses are always my favorite, oh, and stars! This collection looks like you've covered all the bases! Thanks for the giveaway.

heartsease54 said...

Folk art birds are favorites of mine.

Wendy said...

The fabrics are gorgeous! I love to see birds and berries.

This Dog's Mom said...

The fabrics are delightful! And your table runner is beautiful. I like small flowers and leaves. Apples are nice too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Nancy said...

I'm looking forward to your new fabric. I like birds and flowers. Thanks, Nancy P.

Jubama said...

c'est superbe !!! merci, je tente ma chance !!!

Kim said...

I'm a big fan and love every line that you do. I really like the quilting stars that you have in the fabric and how you put them together with the flowers and the birds! Keep up the great work I can't wait to see this new line!

Shirley Hudson - Hudson's Holidays said...

Hi, I can't wait to see this fabric line. I would like to see faux cross-stitch words of inspiration with prim flowers.
Shirley
Hudson

Kathy MacKie said...

Paisleys are my favourite, thanks!

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Still can not get enough French looking motifs. Thank you for a chance to receive a look at your new line.

Diane said...

Oh ...I just love your fabric line. I right up my alley. Thank you

Lesley said...

This fabric is gorgeous...I know because a little someone sent me a charm pack and I pet it everyday! It would be awesome to have just a little more...am I greedy here? Love your designs. I also love little houses!

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

OH Kathy, that little video clip is like magic. It is great to see how you create your designs.

As for what I would like to see in fabric, If it designed by you it will be lovely.

Sakae Yoshihara said...

How cute fabrics! I love your work.
I'm on your side, from Japan!! :)

Phyllis said...

I enjoyed watching the video! I'm amazed at the process of designing fabric!
I love little houses and sheep!

Country Whispers said...

Wow what an awesome print!
I would love to see cabins and woodsy things.

Kay said...

I really like birds & flowers that look like a toile that I can use for background fabric. Love your new line of fabric & winning some would surely be a cure for the post holiday blues here in Nebraska.

Kala said...

Been trying to think of something different, but not feeling very creative today. Vacation theme would be fun. So many different ideas come to mind.

Melba said...

I enjoyed your video! Love the fabric! Very cheerful! Thanks for the chance to win!

Mom2RyandSis said...

Great video! Thanks for sharing! I love birds and flowers and dark colors!

Sheryl said...

Your fabric line is soooo me!! Americana and earth tons are nice to work with.

sherryc said...

Black labs or any kind of dogs, and skiing or cross-country skiing. Also grapes and wine bottles and stuff.

SC

Terrie said...

love your new fabric line !!!
I am a huge fan of birds, flowers,
little houses trees. Would love to find a print that has trees with an old swing on it. Also love water .....could go on and on ....and on :)

sue said...

Hum. I love birds lately. Could also have rabbits, sheep, maybe a few cows thrown in for fun. Pasture land with lots of animals.

Alta said...

Your new line is great. I like the "sampler" look on the front of the apron you made. I made a kitchen window valance from your Lancaster County line.leg

Ruth said...

I would love to have some sewing things like thimbles, scissors incorporated into something with birds.

Ruth said...

I would love to have some thimbles, scissors and pincushions on fabric. Ruth

Alta said...

I love your new folk artsy line, and I especially like the "sampler" look on the apron you made. My kitchen window valance is one I made form your Lancaster County line.

Cindy P said...

Hahahah! That slide show was so fun! If I could draw like that, that's what I'd do all day long.

Insert sigh here.

Can wait till the new fabric is out!

Hugs

LONA said...

I really enjoyed your slide show. I was wondering what the wonderful quilt is in frame 20 behind your "oops" expression.
Thanks,
Lona

Buckeye Quilter said...

I love this new line. What a great video. Those little fabrics would cheer up this grey, cold winter. Thanks Kathy!

Connie

kathy said...

I love all of your art! I especially like anything with your bunnies on it :-)

cathy said...

I look for birds, bunnies and hearts but especially dragonflies. The colors and designs of your fabric are gorgeous. I'll be looking for it.

Karen said...

Ilove all of your designs. I always look forward to seeing your new lines. This one is another beautiful one!

Sue in MI said...

Birds...I love to see birds on fabric.

Kristy said...

I would like to see checkerboards...like you see in Primitive designs...not just solids squares of alternating colors. I can give more explanation if you need it. Meanwhile, I am thrilled with your Round Robin fabric. The video was awesome...I am a painter as well as quilter, so it was very intriguing. Kristy

Nancy said...

I love cats, flowers and houses. I also I like small prints.

Kathy B. said...

Your fabric lines are all wonderful. Most of the fabrics I have include birds (my favorites) but I would love to see more bunnies and maybe some cats. Thanks for sharing!

Petra Huiskamp said...

What beautiful fabric. I love sheep,birds and houses.

Sue said...

I Like the look of your new line. The colours are gorgeous. I love country, Americana, rich country colours, salt box houses, sheep, birdhouses. I love panels but never really know what to do with them. xx Sue

Anda W said...

I would love to see fabric with n old time flavour, perhaps Amish buggies, sunflowers blooming, barns and silos in the background... awolk at rogers dot com

Teri said...

I love the colors in your new line. I tend to purchase small prints and do not care for pastels much. I'll have to make the table runner for sure. Thank you for the free pattern.

ARTSAVVY said...

Gorgeous! But you have heard that already so I am going to be fully redundant and say I love your new line and all the red is me.

Kristine said...

Love the fabric line - can't wait for it to be available - I love primative folk art in the turkey reds/light turquise blue/bright mustard gold/litte green tossed in; and small primative farm animals and flowers to create a garden oasis.

Laurie said...

How could anybody have the post christmas blues with some of thatyumminess...so vibrant - I love it :) Thanks for a chance to win.

Margo Piikkila said...

I would love to see backyard chickens and chicken tractors and family members jauntily returning from the backyard triumphant with eggs in basket! Love your designs Kathy. Thank you for sharing free patterns and stitching designs too. I think that is so very generous and appreciate it much! margo in victoria bc canada

Margo Piikkila said...

I would love to see backyard chickens and chicken tractors and family members jauntily returning from the backyard triumphant with eggs in basket! Love your designs Kathy. Thank you for sharing free patterns and stitching designs too. I think that is so very generous and appreciate it much! margo in victoria bc ca

Quilting by the Lake said...

I love your birds, chalkboard designs, and flags would be fun! Your fabrics certainly brighten up this January day! Looking forward to seeing your new fabric line : )

Synthia said...

We can count on you to come up with another wonderful line of fabrics. AND, you have a wonderful mother too, I might add. (smile)

Lily Quilts said...

I love the new fabric line! Would you consider doing a line using sewing themed drawings?

augustus' mom said...

I would love to see images for penny rug quilts--i think some type of circular image, or fabrics/wool designs that would look good in penny rug quilts. I'm not sure what that would be, but l love your fabrics and embroidery patterns. Thanks so much for the free patterns!

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

Kathy, as you would already be aware I love all of your designs & colours. So I don't think you need to add anything new or different

Suzanne said...

Americana and sheep:)

Dianna said...

Love to see more spring flowers and seasonal projects. Love your designs!

Lynn S said...

I love sewing and quilting themed fabrics. LOVE you drawings and crackled motifs!

Debi Germann said...

Birds and sheep along with flourishing small sqiggeling lines- that's what I like. I love your fresh vibrant folk look!

Cindi P. said...

I couldn't tell you specifically what I would like to see because I have so may interests but I do have a tendency to pick out green gold and reds no matter what the pattern :)

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