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Monday, October 3, 2016

Catching the Spirit Give Away


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In life, I have always been 'a free spirit'.
The Urban Dictionary defines a free spirit as 
   one who is not restrained.





With designers the likes of Kaffe Fassett,


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 Free Spirit Fabrics epitomizes that definition.
Check out their blog for more give away opportunities!

But did you know that Free Spirit also has 
a quality line of solids?




As my sewing experience has grown,
due largely in part to quilting's incredible online presence,
I have become a little bit of a fabric snob.
The very first time I handled Free Spirit solids,


You might remember this Bright Birch Trees quilt I made from all Free Spirit solids,
except the scraps, of course.

I never looked back.
They sew like a dream, they hardly ravel, I've had no bleeding issues,
And I just LOVE how they feel.

With the exception of the Maritimes Modern Quilt Guild's
Kona signature colors,
I've been purging my solids stash,
and am in the process of replacing them with...
...you guessed it!
Free Spirit Fabrics!

To help YOU  'Catch the Spirit',
Free Spirit Fabrics has very generously provided
some fabric bundles for this give away.




I have two 20 piece jelly rolls of pretty pastels to give away,
 plus two prizes of  two 20 count charm packs of the same.
Four chances to win!

Entering is easy peasy!
Just leave a comment!
(I'd really like to know what makes you a free spirit!)

If you happen to be a follower of my blog,
a second comment telling me so will give you an extra chance!

I'd like to extend a big thank you to Free Spirit Fabrics
for making this give away possible!

Thanks for popping in for a visit!
Good luck!

This give away will end at midnight, Atlantic Time Zone.
Monday, October 10.

XO,
Karen



77 comments:

I am said...

Hi Karen,wow what a wonderful giveaway i have never used these fabrics,i like to think that i have a free spirit,thankyou forhosting xx

I am said...

And of course i am a very happy follower Karen xx

Missy Shay said...

I would have to say that I am a free spirit because I dress and do what ever I want. As long as it does not go against God's teaching, I am my own unique person. Just ask anyone who knows me! LOL
missysaprons@gmail.com

Missy Shay said...

I follow you!
missysaprons@gmail.com

Michele T said...

My Free Spirit escapes when I follow my heart and create because it is my passion!! I listen to my inner voice that tells me not to hold back.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I have not tried Free Spirit solids would love to try it out!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I follow you on my Feedly Reader

ES said...

Oooh I'd love to win! I think I try and please myself instead of pleasing others, does that make me a free spirit?! emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

ES said...

I'm a follower via bloglovin emilyste7ens at gmail dot com

O'faigh said...

Hi Karen love to be part of the free spirit giveaway.I always thought I was a bit of a rebel grin.I love the wording free spirit better.I have not had the joy of having these fabrics in my stash and would love to win and be converted.You may think I am crazy but fabric has away of talking to you, hope i have the right words.

Lin said...

I am slowly becoming converted to solids as I make my first project using some so would love to try out the Free Spirit ones.

Lin said...

And of course I follow you by email. xx

Betsy said...

Karen I don't follow too much the quilting rules, I like to make projects my way

Betsy said...

I'm already a follower

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I follow on bloglovin AND my blogger dash board.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Over the years I have collected many fabrics for "crafting". But when I found Kona Cotton years ago is when my snobbery started. I had to smile when I overheard someone comment at Walmart about how much cheaper the fabric was there....wonder why.

I have never heard of Free Spirit and will be happy to go check out their site.

I WANT to be a free spirit. My soul cries to be free. I definitely don't fit a mold. I am my own person for sure. But I can't let my self control slip for a second. That is why I don't drink alcohol. I've been thinking lately I should have a drink and let loose!!
xx, Carol

Simone de Klerk said...

Love ❤️💜💕 the quilt you once made! And what a lovely chance to try free spirit's solids.
Since about two years my spirit has become free-er, due to certain events, which I won't be mentioning here. It feels so much hetter, though!

Simone de Klerk said...

Well, and as you know, I have been a follower of your quilts and nature/bird experiences for a very long time!

Karen said...

Hi, Karen - what a fabulous give-away - thanks! I doubt anyone would describe me as a free spirit, but I absolutely followed my muse almost 30 years ago when she whispered for me to leave my teaching job and pursue a quilting career instead, a life of creative pursuit.

Maria said...

I have never used Free Spirit Solids but they gorgeous in the quilt you made ... would love to try them ... thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway Karen....

Maria said...

Love followering your post to see the great projects you do Karen....

Mary Burnette said...

Pastels, Oh my favorite. I follow you via email and love your blog.
mburnette912@bellsouth.net

Jo Ferguson said...

I just purchased my first Free Spirit solids, in the Spring. They are beautiful. What makes me a free spirit is my ability to try new things and my willingness to laugh at my many mistakes.

Jo Ferguson said...

I'm also a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win more Free Spirit fabric.

Needled Mom said...

I don't believe that I have tried Free Spirit fabrics before. Am going to have to look into them.

Needled Mom said...

I follow vial email

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

Follow by email

Carrie P. said...

You know I have not tried the free spirit solids yet. I do remember that lovely quilt you made using them.
I am a follower via email.

Carrie P. said...

It took me a long time to become more of a free spirit. I am learning to let go and do things I want and not what everyone else expects of me. Thanks for the giveaway.

sunny said...

What gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for a chance to win.

sunny said...

Naturally, I am a loyal follower thru Bloglovin.

Sheila said...

I think i would consider myself a free spirit , I am not a follower. I don't think i have tried these fabrics so would love the chance to win .

Sheila said...

Of course I am a follower😊

Raewyn said...

I haven't tried these before - in fact I have only dabbled a little in solids...thanks for the chance to win some, Karen :-)

Raewyn said...

Whoops I'm think my last comment went through before I was ready - hope it made sense?!! I'm a follower too :-)

ckrut said...

I'm not sure anyone would call me a free spirit, but spirited maybe.
I had never heard of this line before reading your blog.

ckrut said...

I follow by e-mail. Thanks for the chance to win such nice fabric.

Linda said...

I remember you calling me a fabric snob a while back! You know I love FS solids. My fave right now is Manatee. Second fave is Pomegranate.
I adore your Bright Birches quilt. It's awesome.

Linda said...

I happily follow you and your quilty adventures

Sondra said...

Back in the days of CB radios that was my "handle" Free Spirit"...I have a K. F. Quilt Collection Book, its one of my treasures! I have been doing such a small amount of sewing I don't need to win fabrics so if I should be chosen take the next in line, I did not want to read and not leave a comment tho...on one of my favorite blogs!

desertskyquilts said...

That's a wonderful giveaway. I haven't tried these fabrics, maybe because I always see it connected to Kaffe Fasset, and I am not a fan of his designs. However, these solids look gorgeous! dezertsuz at gmail dot com

desertskyquilts said...

And of course I'm a follower! Thanks to you and to Free Spirit for the chance to win some beautiful pastel solids. dezertsuz at gmail

Virginia Keast said...

I like Free Spirit fabrics and would welcome some pastels for my stash. I have used several of their groups of fabrics. I do like your blog and follow it. Virginia sewsewsenior@gmail.com

Moira said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I haven't tried these because i haven't seen them to date....but would love to. =) What makes me a free spirit is that I almost never use anyone else's designs and can't manage to follow a pattern to save my life - not even my own. ;-)

Moira said...

And I follow by email. Thanks to both you and Free Spirit fabrics for the goodies.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great giveaway! Thanks for a chance to win.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I'm also a follower.

The Lueken Family said...

I am a follower from way back when and love my friend, free spirit and all.

Vickie said...

I've never met you face to face and I really want to change that this winter when you come down here.....but yes, I can believe that you are a free spirit so the fabric fits the girl ! Your Bright Birch tree has always been one of my favs !

Preeti Harris said...

Gosh, you don't have enough space... for me to describe why I am a free spirit, rule-breaker, questioner of authority etc.
I firmly believe that I am just leading the way for (some) others to follow. My life story is a best seller. I just need to write it :-D
Hugs,
Preeti.

Bernie Kringel said...

What an awesome giveaway Karen! I can tell from reading your blog that you are indeed a free spirit and that is wonderful.

Bernie Kringel said...

Also... I follow you on Bloglovin!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I'm not tried Free Spirit. I'll have to give it a try.

Heidi said...

oooh, pretty!
Conformity is for the birds!

Lynn said...

Beautiful fabric! What makes me a free spirit: I never ever have worn a watch, I do things spur of the moment, and I have to have all the windows and doors in my house open!

Lynn said...

And I follow your blog!

Createology said...

Hello Karen. Wow! Free Spirit fabrics are being very generous. I would love to sew with any of these fabrics while I make Dresses for Girls Around the World. As for me being a Free Spirit? I'm not sure I am but I do know my mother was definitely a Free Spirit and it allowed her to fully enjoy life and world travels. Thank you dear.

Createology said...

I happily follow your blog via email.

Michele T said...

I am following you via Bloglovin!!

Cheryl said...

I love Free Spirit fabrics, they have a great feel and color to them.

Cheryl said...

I am a new follower via e-mail :)

Fiona said...

oh wow...what a lovely giveaway. I like to think of myself as a Free Spirit in my attitude to permanency and material things - they really aren't vital as I know I can survive without both - having done so before (however not fabric material OBVIOUSLY - haha)
Hugz

Fiona said...

... and I'm a follower of your blog....
Hugz

Judy @ Sew Some Sunshine said...

I'm not the most free spirited person in general, but I do love free spirit fabrics...especially lines by Anna Maria Horner!

O'faigh said...

Hi Karen I forgot to mention I have been a follower of your blog for quite sometime.Alos, have you on my reading list and blog roll

krislovesfabric said...

Hiya Karen, I like the feel of Free Spirit solids too though I haven't used them much. I am not much of a free spirit myself in life but I am a bit that way with quilting, I like to change a pattern and make it more my own rather than follow directions, hehehe.

Nancy said...

What makes me a free spirit? Well I almost never follow a pattern completely. I not sure if it is because I am a free spirit or I just can't follow directions.

Nancy said...

By the way I have been following your blog for a while.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I've never tried this line of solids. Good to know that they work well.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

I follow your blog on Bloglovin.

colleen said...

I am more free in my spirit than I used to be as I am old now and feel free to be me
Colleen

colleen said...

I just joined to follow your blog via email, welcome to your blog for me
Colleen

Sandra Walker said...

Well poop looks like I missed the deadline by a few hours, but no worries; I am so glad I came by! I will definitely give these a try as you and I have talked about the Kona issues that no one seems to address and believe me after Dayna's grad quilt with all the Kona Snow and all the intricate quilting, I was more than a tad mad at Kona... Now to find out where I can get them...

Sandra Walker said...

Oops forgot to say that I am not exactly a free spirit, although I wish I was... when I do let the whimsy take me, I am always pleased with the result, so need to lean more that way. And I follow you on bloglovin' but I'm thinking I need to add email as I missed a couple posts I see...and hey! I just found you on Instagram so am now following you there too my friend. :-)

Cattinka said...

I like your birch tree quilt a lot! It looks like something I might create some day
KATRIN W.

Judy said...

I know that it's too late to participate in this, but I just wanted to say that it's great hearing from someone who embraces being a free spirit!! Sometimes in life, we're influenced to be followers, but I think it's important to hold on to what makes us unique. Great post!

FlourishingPalms said...

This was a great post, Karen! I've never used Free Spirit solids (where does one buy them?) and am definitely NOT a free spirit myself. So this was all quite refreshing. So happy for you to be sewing with solids. It's what I find myself doing more and more. Yet I well-remember the days - in the late 80s - when I thought sewing with solids was boring. WHO would want to do that?! (grin) I have definitely changed my quilting preferences, going FROM a horse of different stripes TO a horse of a different color! Ha, ha.