Monday, 26 March 2012

it's a given!

winner 1: fat eighth bundle
winner 2: layer cake
winner 3: charm pack
so, folks, as promised, it's time for a giveaway! i haven't even given my mum any of this yet, & it's not available in the shops for another month or so, so the winners of this giveaway will actually be some of the first peeps to get their mitts on this collection, oh yeah.

can i also say a massive thank you to everyone who comments on my blog - i really appreciate the encouragement and lovely things people say about my work. it's truly humbling whenever i receive a message telling me that i inspire people - that just feels amazing. thank you.

so, enough of that sentimental claptrap, you're here for the giveway, aren't you!

simple rules, 3 prizes.

anyone can enter from all over the world.

to have one chance at the cherry, simply leave a comment telling me what you would call your very own debut fabric collection.

to have another nibble, follow this blog and then leave a comment telling me you have done so.

if you'd like to follow me on twitter (i'm @lusummers) please do so and tell me, that will count as chance number 3 to win!

(please note: i have had a few people in the past letting me know they've found it difficult to leave comments for me, so i've disabled the moderation thingy and you no longer have to fill in the weird word box doo-dah either, so it should be super easy now)

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember to leave your email address. if i have to search for you in more than 3 clicks, i'll choose another winner. 

you have until midday (BST) next monday, april 2nd to leave your comments and the winners will be announced in the afternoon. or whenever i've actually got time that day :)

winner 1 will receive a fat eighth bundle - that's a fat eighth of all 27 prints.

winner 2 will receive a layer cake which has 42 ten inch squares.

winner 3 will receive a charm pack which is made up of 42 five inch squares.

GOOD LUCK!








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Quiltjane said...

I stalk you on Twitter and have RT'd your giveaway.

Quiltjane said...

I have you on my blog roll if that counts.

Spoolhardy Girl said...

I retweeted!

Quiltjane said...

If I had a debut collection I would call it 'Hexaculture' or 'Solidarity'

Danielle Coolbear Jenkins said...

Bacix and JJ by D J Coolbear - I'm also a Twitter stalker... danielle@djcoolbear.co.uk

Spoolhardy Girl said...

I am already a blog follower!

Siobhan Rogers said...

what Jane said!
Would love to get my grubby hands on some Lu.
It'll be a sell out!
Xx

Jeannette said...

I love your new line! If I had a new line I would call it scrap prints because I love a huge mix of prints.

Spoolhardy Girl said...

And.....a Twitter stalker. I wont lie, I will be a full paing purchaser of your fab fabric a no matter what, but some for free would be delightful!

Jeannette said...

I am a new follower, I just came across your blog and look forward to reading it more.

Siobhan Rogers said...

ohh forgot to answer the Q!
"simple" - because it would be..............

Sonya R said...

I already follow your lovely blog!

Blueberry Park said...

I follow you on Twitter...;-)

Blueberry Park said...

I follow you here ;-)

Sonya R said...

My fabric line would be called Simply Scandi,, even though I'm American I love all things Scandinavian!

Blueberry Park said...

This is dogone awesome, Lu and is bound to be a humungous hit all over the globe! If I was so lucky as to have a line of fabrics printed it would have to be called Yellow Greys (ask Katy!)

Laura said...

i'd call it "cavaliera"

Laura said...

I follow you!

Judith said...

I would call it raspberry ripple just because it sound so nice.
Thank you for the chance to win some of your fab collection.

Judith said...

I follow you here

Judith said...

and on twitter

Sonya R said...

So I retweeted and am now a twitter follower! Lovely fabric that I hope to win but will buy anyway if I don't.

Laura said...

Retweeted

Judy said...

I'd have to say if I ever designed a fabric I'd have to say it would involve my favorite vacation spot: Sage Lake! Lots of memories and the fabric would instill that memory. My mind is flowing right now on what it would look like - thanks I never even would have thought about it. Thanks for the chance.

Judy said...

I follow you through Google and my RSS Feed. This fabric line has so many possibilites. It will work perfect for everything under the sun. Great job, love it. Thanks for the chance!

elflyn said...

I would call my first fabric line "Debut"!!

elflyn said...

I'm a new follower! Your work is beautiful and inspiring as is your lovely blog!

Oso said...

I think I would call it "Call it a day", as a good procrastinator myself. And it will include lots of colours, as a good daltonic person with no taste for colour-mixing.

lauramdd(at)terra(dot)es

Oso said...

I'm already a blog follower!

Charlotte said...

Yay, hope I win some although I will def be buying some anyway. I'd call mine Lazy Days as it would full of doodling!

Charlotte said...

I follow in google reader

Charlotte said...

And on twitter

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I hope to design fabric one day, It's one of my big dreams!! So of course I have the name picked out, "Halo Around the Moon" which is after my daughter.

Thanks for this amazing giveaway!! And, congrats again!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Following you here! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

And, now on Twitter, too!!

Ladypennyjane said...

oooh There you go I'm following you on twitter @ladypennyjane

Ladypennyjane said...

I also have you on my google Reader if that counts as a follow....

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

What a a generous giveaway so soon after you received all that fabric-y wonderfulness! If I had a debut collection I'd be very uninventive and name it Nellie's Niceties, after our blog which we set up as a tribute to my Nan. It would be fabulous to have a fabric range named in her memory!

Ladypennyjane said...

I love these prints, I particularly want to get my hands on the grid and what looks like the text pieces. Well done these are brilliant!

Hmmm, what would I call my fabric line, probably "comfy nostalgia"

Just in case I am more than 3 clicks my email is ladypenelopejane[at]gmail.com

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

I follow your blog too now :-)

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

finally, I follow you on twitter and am just off to retweet :-)

Sarah said...

I would probably name my line "Sapling" as a play on my initials (SAP). One day maybe!

Shevvy said...

I'm rubbish at naming things - whatever I called the range I would regret it later!

Sarah said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Shevvy said...

I'm a follower as well.

molly::applecyder said...

I love this collection - it is brilliant. Congrats!

Molly
acyder{at}gmail {dot} com

Sarah said...

Now I'm following you on Twitter, too!

molly::applecyder said...

I do follow your blog and your flickr!

And I am still dying over that improv quilt you posted recently.

molly

acyder{at}gmail {dot} com

mjb said...

I think I'd call it Gracie Made!

mjb said...

I follow your blog in google reader.

mjb said...

I follow you on twitter, too! Looking so forward to yardage of this being available!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Oh Lu! I would love to get my mitts on some of this!!

I think I'd call my collection "Just to say..." because I say that ALL the time :-)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

I follow you here!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

And I follow you on twitter!

two hippos said...

I think I'd call my debut collection Festival Pier.

Ethne said...

Please Lu count me in on the draw

Ethne said...

Oh and I already follow you....

Tracey said...

I follow you on twitter and your blog! And if I ever have a fabric line I'd call it unbelievable cos it blinking well would be if I did that! Good luck with the line.

the Campfollower said...

I don't know how to do twitter, so only 2 entries for me.

How tricky to think of a line for fabric if I have not already made it! I guess I will just go with the little bit I have already done with spoonflower

"Land Maps"

Sharon would want me to give a nod to her fox collection with

"Day in the life of a fox"

the Campfollower said...

I am following you blog too!

Beautiful fabric, Lu!

catherine said...

i already follow you and thoroughly enjoy doing so.

if i were to release a fabric collection i'd call it 'judith's kitchen'

so exciting for you to have your actual own fabric, SO exciting

my email address is ceej_attacks[a]yahoo.co.uk

Stephanie said...

I follow this blog.

Stephanie said...

I would name a line: footprints.

Cally said...

I wouldn't be sure what to call it until I had an idea of the designs that would be in it but I do know that my first collection would be nature themed! Thanks for this giveaway!!
forest-and-sea [at] gmx [dot] com

Cally said...

I already follow you here :)
forest-and-sea [at] gmx [dot] com

Cally said...

.. and on twitter too!
forest-and-sea [at] gmx [dot] com

The Calico Cat said...

1. Love your low contrast print - wish they were out earlier.
2. "More cat prints?" is what my line would be called.

Eli said...

I love your fabric! If I had the talent to design a fabric line I would probably call it " the pink duck". Why? Because I can :-)

Eli said...

Thank you, I follow your blog.

Eli said...

I follow you on Twitter too. In a non-stalking kind of way.

Poppyprint said...

I love your graphic prints!! I'm not a fabric designer and am pathetic at thinking up clever names for things - but I guess I can follow the rules and make something up. 'summer Sorbet

Poppyprint said...

Following on twitter now, too!

Kim said...

I'm following you on Twitter!

Kim said...

I have been a blog follower for a few months. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kim said...

I think if I were lucky enough to have a debut fabric line it would have to called "Beginner's Luck". I'm really looking forward to your fabric collection hitting the stores!!

Ansley said...

i think my fabric line would be "circle gets a square" both b/c it's funny and b/c i use lots of circles and squares in my designs...

rispok at gmail dot com

Nic said...

Ooh me please!! I follow your blog and on twitter too. My email is nicsknots@googlemail.com

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower.

Carrie P. said...

A name for my own fabric line, hmmm!
I think my first line of fabric would have to do with nature so maybe I would call it "All natural" I am not good with coming up with names.

LovePaperFish.com said...

i'd call my debut line - "Huggle" and if it wasn't illegal, i'd stick a camera in your home and watch you like EastEnders.

Rainbow Vintage Home said...

Oh what a fantastic giveaway! those prints are amazing. If (when?!) I design a range of fabric it would be called Patternista. my email is rainbowvintagehome@googlemail.com. I already follow your blog, but haven't got my head around twitter at all! x

Amy said...

I am a follower already of your blog and a drooler for your fabric :) Thanks for this awesome chance to win your yummy fabrics!!! amysalbums2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

Sue Schlabach said...

Thanks for changing the comment area. I've tried three times recently and couldn't get it to work. Happy Monday to me.
I already follow your blog and am a twit about tweeting. Someday...
If I had a textile collection I'd call it 129 Twig and Vine.
I love your work and recommended it to Quilted Threads in New Hampshire. They carry Moda and I HOPE they will carry Summerville.
My email is Sue.Schlabach@myfairpoint.net

Archie the wonder dog said...

There's very little chance of me ever designing my own fabric range (I can't draw a straight line with a ruler!) so I would call it 'Long odds' or 'Outside chance'...not only can I not draw I can't think up good names for fabric lines either!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Such a generous way to celebrate your first (of many!) fabric line, thank you - I follow your blog!

Amy said...

My very own debut fabric line? Oooo I think I'd call it The Doxie-Dog Collection (it would be all about dachshund/sausage/weiner dogs!!) Thanks for the chance to win. amysalbums2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

angela said...

I'll probably never design this, but I have an idea, and it would be called
Camelot
elmcreekquilts@yahoo.com

angela said...

Hi. thanks so much for this giveaway. I have ordered some of your prints from your etsy shop and I cannot wait for this line to come out. Congratulations.
I follow your blog.
elmcreekquilts@yahoo.com

Denise Felton said...

Yea! AWESOME giveaway! If I had a fabric line, it would have to be called Oh-Well-Lala!

Dora Moreland said...

I follow you. dora.moreland@gmail.com

Elsa said...

How exciting to have your very own fabric line ~ I love it! As far as a line of my own ~ I'd call it 'Out the Window'. I live in the upstairs part of my house and looking out the window is one of the things I do for inspiration!
Thanks so much for a lovely giveaway!
elsa (dot) hart@gmail (dot) com

Elsa said...

I'm a follower too!
elsa (dot) hart@gmail (dot) com

Dora Moreland said...

My own fabric line? That's a fun though. I would love design something with a nod to my birth country and to a great composer, so I would call it: Hungarian Rhapsody No.20

dora.moreland@gmail.com

vantiganloos said...

I think I'd call my fabric "driftless dreams". Thanks for the chance!

Caren said...

I am not a twitter person, but I did start following your blog recently. I found out about your blog by a picture of your beautiful fabric stack on Pinterest, by the way.
cadamsworship (at) yahoo.com

Caren said...

If I were to have my own fabric debut, I would name it Alien Parade. It would be all types of doodled aliens, and would be in big bold colors!!!

Indianna said...

I'm a flower... Oops follower.

Indianna said...

Mmmm I'd call it snow-drift

meghanredmond said...

I follow your blog.

Michelle (LemonadeGal) said...

Lovely! If I designed my own fabric, I'd call it "Corbin" because that's the baby name I love and that my hubby nixed.

Thanks for the chance.
~Michelle
Ms.michelle22(at)gmail(dot)com

littlebluebirdie said...

If I had my own fabric debut...i'd name it Up a Creek...a nod to both how i'd feel at the time (overwhelmed!) and at growing up around creeks and riverbeds.

Rica said...

My fabric line would have to be called "Arroyo Chamiso". It's my street name and I just love the way it sounds.

Rica said...

I follow blu-shed on google reader and love love love these fabrics!

littlebluebirdie said...

I follow via google reader.

lynaeve said...

If I had to choose a name for a line of fabric, it would be something generic like "floral" or something because I've never thought about what it would look like. yours is awesome though!

littlebluebirdie said...

I follow on twitter too!

lynaeve said...

I forgot to say that I already follow your blog via rss feed. I just followed you on twitter now.

lynaeve said...

I follow your blog.

Indianna said...

I follow you on Twitter..... And retweeted!

Rebecca said...

I follow you in my Google Reader :)

i like orange, too! said...

I'm a follower! I've always loved your stuff!

i like orange, too! said...

I'd call my line "anything goes." simply because I'd want it to consist of basics and colors that go with anything!

graciepeasharps said...

I think I'd have to call my fabric line something like..."I made this?!" (because I would be so surprised at myself), or "heart bursts" (because that is what I imagine my own heart would if I had my own fabric line). Doesn't sound very pretty though!

Such a beautiful collection, I hope you are very proud of yourself!

gracie_p@msn.com

Jennyroo said...

Good morning! What an amazing prize.... although you should probably get some fabric to your Mama straightaway!! I would name my debut fabric collection Green Giraffe. It's my sweet middle son's favourite (mythical) animal. Thanks for sharing!

Jennyroo said...

And I follow this blog (and love it!). Thanks for the second chance!

Rebecca said...

I'd call my first line Afternoon Ride :)

Jennyroo said...

Aaaaaaaaand, I follow you on Twitter! @Jennyroo1

Rebecca said...

I follow you on Twitter :)

beth lehman said...

i almost named my blog yellow + grey days b/c it's like real life - some yellow and some grey. so that's what i might call my first line of fabric... if ever... (they also happen to be my favorite colors right now!)

beth lehman said...

i'm a blog follower, but alas, not a tweeter! (elizabethlehman@hotmail.com)

Jan said...

Perhaps Art and Soul would be a good name for my fabric collection.

Jan said...

I'm already a follower!

sydthewyd said...

I'd have to have a better brainstorming session, but I'd name my fabric collection something to do with my summer cottage - either manitou or sans souci..

sydthewyd said...

And I'm a new follower on twitter :) @sydthewyd

Reader Owl said...

My collection would be named 'scrap happy' as I love working with scraps. I'm @gmail.com

Reader Owl said...

I am a recent follower :)@gmail.com

Donna~~ said...

I'm not a twitterer person, but I do follow your blog already! Love the fabrics!

Donna~~ said...

My fabric collection would likely depend on what it looked like. Today it would be called Rain Rain Go Away! :) Love your designs--they look so fun!

Reader Owl said...

New follower on twitter!
@gmail.com

Ginger said...

I would probably call my fabric something like, "light leak" on account of how shabby my silk screens turn out :)

Ginger said...

I also follow your blog :)

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I would name my fabric collection "Bittersweet".

Four dogs and one quilter said...

I am a follower. Love this fabric!

AmandaA said...

I follow you on Google Reader

AmandaA said...

My fabric collection would be called West to East...I was born in Glasgow and now live in Suffolk!

Amy said...

I just followed you on Twitter (iknitandtell).

Amy said...

If I had my own fabric line, I think I would call it Black & White & Read All Over.

Crystal Stanworth said...

my fabric line: "orange you glad" :)

i can't wait until i get to play with your orange prints too!!!

Jeanette said...

I've been reading your blog for some time now, but not sure I've ever commented before, your competition has drawn me out!
If I had my own fabric line,I think right now an apt name would be Chicken Run, since I spent a lot of my day today chasing my chickens with my toddler, and I spend a lot of time running about like a headless chicken!
Just to make doubly/tripley sure I'm in with a chance,I've also followed you on twitter @lazyseamstress and I've followed you on blogger, although I've had you on my blog roll forever.
jeanette.archer@gmail.com

Dana said...

my fabric line would be called Cherry drops, like fabric, they make my mouth water!

Crystal Stanworth said...

following as well.

Dana said...

I'm alreday a follower, thanks for the chance!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh--this collection looks awesome! I can't wait until it hits the stores! Thanks for the chance to win. If I had a fabric colletion, I would probabaly name it "Feline fine" (a play on feeling fine) since I am a kittymomma to four!

Kim said...

I am a also a new follower.

sandyb said...

I would name my fabric after either my grandson or bunnies, so it would be called Aedanlove or bunnylove. I know a little geeky but I love my grandson and I love showing netherland dwarf bunnies. My grandson is 17 months old and he really loves nature and bunnies are nature - so the line would be something to do with nature.

Thank you!

sandyb720 at gmail dot come

sandyb said...

I follow your blog on reader.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

sandyb said...

I follow you on twitter.

Thank you. I love this fabric.

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Crystal Stanworth said...

tweeting now too!

Lil Bean said...

Having never considered designing fabric (I'm too busy drooling over all the beautiful ones out there!!), I have no idea what to call a line... Maybe I'd try something to do with my darling girlie (8months old), as I want to sew all kinds of gorgeous stuff for her! Sunshine Girl? Happy Abby? :)

thebigmango said...

Congratulations on your new fabric collection. Can't wait for it to be available in the UK.
I already follow your blog.

thebigmango said...

Choosing a name for my debut fabric line is like planning what I'd do if I won the lottery!
Perhaps I'd call it Sweet Mango.

thebigmango said...

Well, I'm new to twitter but am now following you. @mangomakes

Lil Bean said...

I follow you on Twitter.

harleywife57 said...

I love your fabric !!!!! I'm not real creative so IF I had to name a fabric line , I'd call it " I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING " !!!!

mickey76@mchsi.com

Lil Bean said...

Also following your blog via my blogger reading list.

harleywife57 said...

I am now following your blog :D

Pat V. said...

Oooh, these are such fun. Thanks for the chance!

snohpat(at)yahoo(dot)com

harleywife57 said...

I'm now following you on twitter !!!

https://twitter.com/#!/harleywife

mickey76@mchsi.com

Fibercrafter said...

My line of fabric would be "At Last". Thanks for the chance.

Fibercrafter said...

I'm following your blog already, through Google Reader.

Maureen said...

I would call my fabric Spring Lake.

megnslifenow said...

LOVE love the new line!!

i'm now following your blog and following you on twitter!

Ellen said...

LOVE THIS!!

Ellen said...

I also subscribe to you via my google reader - yahoo!

Betsy Lynn said...

Wow, what a great giveaway!!
My fabric line would be call LilyPetunia! A modern floral design.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Betsy Lynn said...

I follow your blog! :-)

Aunt Spicy said...

I would probably name it lemonaid as it would have lots of citrus'y colors. But, when it comes down to it I really prefer reds...so maybe not...

Aunt Spicy said...

I have had you in my google reader since, well, since they invented google reader!

Aunt Spicy said...

I am now a twittering about your tweets!

Amy Friend said...

I follow!

Amy Friend said...

Gosh, if I had a fabric line I would agonize for weeks about naming it. That is definitely not my strength.

kfr14819 said...

I would name my fabric line Fantabulous Spring.

Dave Hattersley Music said...

Stiff competition I see already! LOL. Worth it though, I want that fat quarter collection please! I would call my first solo collection: Guerilla Print (says it all really!)

Dave Hattersley Music said...

whoops email is: sarah@guerilla-embroidery.com
xx

Guerilla Embroidery said...

What a bloody palaver - looks like my friend dave was still signed in when I left those comments. You can count all 3 as one entry! DOH

Sew Quine said...

I'm a follower

Allison C said...

I guess it would depend on the theme of the fabric. If I did a dog theme fabric I would probably name it after my dog and call it "Q*bert's Quandaries" or "Q*bert's Quirks", but I have a feeling those might be difficult names for people. Especially since people think his name is Hubert when I introduce him, but I really like names that start with "Q". If I did a geometric print (which is more likely) then I would call it "Geometric Therapy".
Really loving the black and white top print on the top of the bundles and I'm sure the rest is just as cool!
alibear167 at gmail

Sew Quine said...

I've RT'd your giveaway tweet.

Allison C said...

I'm a new follower!

MrsShilts said...

I would call my collection 'willpower' as this is one of my words of the moment! Thanks for the chance to win your fantastic fabrics

@mrsshilts

**nicke... said...

i'm a stalker. oh i mean a follower! ;)

**nicke... said...

i would call my first line, "holy shit i have a fabric line"!

Kritta22 said...

I would call my new fabric line ice age cause I'd do dinosaurs, and penguins and most other character from ice age movies in my own design. I love those movies!

Kritta22 said...

I follow you!

Colette said...

I'd call my fabric collection Dear Stranger, as I like the different ways people use and tell stories with fabric.

Nancy said...

Thank you for the great opportunity! So beautiful. I think i'd make a collection with lots of abstract flower designs and call it "bloom".
n.fallon.design.studio@gmail.com

Colette said...

I'm a follower here too.

Nancy said...

I follow your blog too.
n.fallon.design.studio@gmail.com

Nancy said...

I also follow you on twitter @nfallondesigns
n.fallon.design.studio@gmail.com

Cheryl Arkison said...

After Houston this has been the line I've most been waiting for.

I would love to design a line inspired by Stick Men.

Concetta Preller said...

If I had a collection it would be called "Butternut".
Your collection is beautiful!
xConcetta
concetta.preller@sky.com

Therese said...

I would call my line "Mister Robin." Lots of springy things! Your fabric looks so awesome- congrats! mudhens1@embarqmail.com

Netta said...

I'd call my fabric "Unbelievable" because no one would believe I designed fabric :) Can't wait till your fabric hits the stores it's so fun. Thanks for sharing.

Jacey said...

I would LOVE to win any of these three delicious prizes! I've been waiting patiently for your line, and have a few pieces of your handprinted fabric in my stash!

I'm not sure what I'd call my own line of fabric, but since my first name is pretty unique, it would be fun to do something with that. My flickr name has my name backwards (my flickr name is missyecaj), but I doubt people would know how to pronounce that!

parandroid7 at gmail dot com

Jacey said...

I have you in my blog reader!

Jacey said...

I follow you on twitter, too!

Robin in New Jersey said...

I would call my first line, Faithful!

askey said...

hmmmm, my first line would feature images of socks and I would call it "socks in the city" ;-)
mail @ askeyillustration .co .uk

makepiece said...

I already follow your blog and on Twitter. If (big if!!) i had a fabric line I would call it "Hope Springs" as it sometimes does!

Flying Blind... said...

My line would be called "Surely Some Mistake" - I obviously envisage gorgeous crossed out text, lots of crosses, pencil strikes etc; but most likely just what the Moda execs would be saying when they saw my scrawl!

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