09 January 2012

Challenge / Quokka Quilts: Blogger's Choice Giveaway

I admit that I don't do much sewing, but that doesn't stop me from buying beautiful fabrics! I have all sorts of pretty fabrics, from florals and solids to retro-inspired prints. I have made clothes for some of my amigurumi toys, but lots of my fabric is laying around in my cupboard... waiting for me to become motivated to use it. You would think that having a mum who had her own fashion label (women's & children's) that I would be a super-sewer and clothes designer but, unfortunately, I did not pick up either trait.

However, I recently came across a blog which is hosting a giveaway, which has really inspired me to pull out my sewing machine and get going with some projects I've had in mind for a while. The blog, Quokka Quilts, has set the challenge for it's readers to choose 12 prints and 3 solids from the Fat Quarter Shop, and put together a collage of their chosen fabrics. The lucky winner will receive a half yard of 15 fabrics of their choice. I don't have a clue what a half yard is in metres, but I know enough to tell that this is an amazing prize!

I thought this giveaway sounded like a great challenge. I thoroughly enjoyed searching high and low for the perfect pieces for my 'digital quilt', and I am really pleased with the final result:

In order from left to right (top row first), we have:

1. Jungle Buddies Light Green Large Swirls by Viv Eisner for Wilmington Prints
2. Sweet Shoppe Aqua and White Little Dot by Michele D'Amore for Benartex Fabrics
3. Palladium Gray Gridlock by Dear Stella Fabrics
4. Central Park Cream Babies Breath by Northcott Fabrics
5. Bella Solids Marine by Moda Fabrics
6. Coquette Silver Innocent Charm by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
7. Hoo's in the Forest Blue Plaid by Doohikey Designs for Riley Blake Designs
8. Modernology Grey A la Mode by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
9. Ruby Cotton Aqua Dot by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics
10. Kona Cotton Solid Celery by Robert Kaufman Fabrics
11. Ruby Grey Sundae by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics
12. Baby Safari Lime and Aqua Large Stitch Dots by Carina Gardner for Northcott Fabrics
13. Get Together Gray Flock of Birds by David Walker for Free Spirit Fabrics
14. Lark Wide Sateen Lake Ivy Bloom by Amy Butler for Westminster Fibers
15. Cotton Couture Solids Stone by Michael Miller Fabrics

To enter this giveaway for yourself, visit Quokka Quilts.


  1. Oh what a lovely bundle you've chosen! Hope you had fun, and good luck!

    1. Thank you so much, Laura! :) I definitely had loads of fun looking through all the gorgeous fabrics. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

      x Erin @ Daisy Doe

  2. Oh, I love your choices. The bundle is so cool and inviting.

    1. Thanks, Lynn! :) I had such a hard time choosing a colour pallet to stick to, but I just couldn't get past the soothing combo of blue/grey/green. Something about it just felt right.

  3. Oh wow they are all so pretttty! They would be a lovely combination for the inspiration for a house interior

    1. That is so sweet of you to say! I'd love to be an interior designer. I think these fabrics would look awesome as cushions.

  4. p.s. I can't wait till your next blog post, your blog is inspiring to me :)

  5. great choices!these are all beautiful!