Monday, December 10, 2012

Carnival... A new pattern + giveaway

Sorry for not posting sooner - we had a crazy busy weekend (I should expect that this time of the year) and today my eldest has a nasty itchy rash all over her arms and a little on her legs which the doctor says is from the grass :s poor thing.

So anyway today I am super excited to share to share my other pattern that I released at the quilt market.  This was one of the patterns that I had sketched out into my books waiting for the perfect fabric (and time) to make the quilt and write the pattern - for me the latter takes so much longer than the making of the quilt (or maybe it is because that is the not so fun part)!

When designing this quilt I really wanted to incorporate elements that would keep little hands busy and little bodies still if but for a short while.

I particularly wanted to make a modern quilt that would be a reasonably quick sew for a new arrival and something for a boy (although it can be made in girl fabrics too!).  When Choosing the fabric I couldn't go past the Pieces of Hope fabric by Riley Blake Designs.  Did you know that it was designed to raise awareness for Autism and a significant portion of the sales of this fabric line is donated to Autism Speaks.  If you are after some it can be purchased from here in Australia.

Let your little one explore and enjoy this fantastic cot quilt, featuring tabs that can be fastened with 1 ½” buttons, Velcro or left plain.  This feature is sure to keep little fingers busy and become a favourite to boot!  If using fabric covered buttons you can further transform this quilt by fussy cutting your chosen fabric!   The fun pinwheels and easy piecing makes this quilt a pleasure to sew and the sensory elements are sure to make it a hit with the little ones in your life!
This quilt has been well traveled even making its way to Houston on the Riley Blake booth (wow right?!)  Check out Jina's blog (she is super sweet) to get a fantastic tour of the Riley Blake booth.

And my wonderful mum tested the pattern, making it up in some of our older Riley Blake fabrics from their All Star and All Star 2 collections (these fabric lines have been so popular they have made a third called Super Star available here).

 I love the Aqua and red.  She used some cute Riley Blake Matte buttons which are a perfect match!

Both Carnival quilts were quilted by the lovely Sarah Fraser of Patchworks Plus (she did an awesome job as always!)

Now who would like to win a copy of the 'Carnival' quilt pattern?!  Leave a comment on this post to be in the draw to win your very own copy of 'Carnival'.  The giveaway is open to everyone and the winner will be drawn in a weeks time.  Just be sure to leave your email so I have a way of contacting you!
If you would like to purchase a Clares Place pattern contact your local quilt store and ask them to get one (or more) in for you.  If you are interested in stocking Clares Place patterns in your store please contact my distributor Creative Abundance



Gill said...

What a great pattern - I love the different versions!
Thank you!

Karen said...

I love the quilt, thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Bev C said...

A lovely bright pattern. Love the fabric you have chosen.
Happy days.

barb's creations said...

Love how the pattern takes on a new twist with the different fabrics used,lovely pattern:) Barb.

hueisei said...

Lovely quilt. I love to win a copy. Thanks

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