The Big Zag (And a Little Giveaway!)

January 22, 2010 at 12:03 am 56 comments

Edited to say that our winner is #50 – Katie from Sew Katie Did!!  I’ll be emailing you Katie!!

And here’s the other thing I’ve been up to!  I’ve been designing projects and this quilt pattern for Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  This is called ‘The Big Zag’ and it’s my original design which will be available as a free download on the Robert Kaufman site.

I am very excited to announce this new part of my life, and even more excited that I was able to keep it a secret for as long as I did!  This new fabric line is by the very talented designer Josephine Kimberling.  These fabrics are fun and fresh and their bold colors led me to this design using half-square triangles with a brick path border.  Look for these fabrics in your local fabric or quilting shop starting in February.

But, you can get some of these fabrics by entering my giveaway.  I am giving away 8 quarter yards from this fabric line to one lucky winner.  All you have to do is leave me a comment, and a way to contact you.  Winner will be selected Sunday, January 24th.  Good luck!

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  • 1. Katy  |  January 22, 2010 at 12:42 am

    I saw that quilt the other day on a search for zig zag patterns – I can’t wait to be able to download it! And it’s you – how awesome!!!!

  • 2. Edit  |  January 22, 2010 at 2:00 am

    I wish I could make such quilts! :) The fabric is lovely, I would be the most happy to have some of it :)

    Have a great weekend,

  • 3. Eliane T.  |  January 22, 2010 at 2:09 am

    What a beautiful quilt! And great fabric!
    Thanks for the chance.

  • 4. Jenny  |  January 22, 2010 at 2:55 am

    What fun! lovely fabrics! the pattern looks like a real winner!! thanks for a chance.

  • 5. Anne  |  January 22, 2010 at 3:32 am

    That is beautiful fabric and congratulations on your quilt being published! I hope you will put a notice up when the pattern is available.

  • 6. Rachel  |  January 22, 2010 at 3:58 am

    congratulations. That’s really neat. I love those fabrics!

  • 7. Liv  |  January 22, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Congrats! I can’t wait to see these fabrics in person!

  • 8. Line  |  January 22, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I’m not a quilt sewer, but your pattern is amazing. And I must say I admire Josephine’s fabric. I hope she’s successful with this line & many others to come.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 9. Evelyn  |  January 22, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I love a good zigzag design, and it looks so wonderful with those beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the pattern, and for the giveaway chance!

  • 10. Sara  |  January 22, 2010 at 5:52 am

    i love the quilt design! it’s so bold. congratulations!

  • 11. KarrieLyne  |  January 22, 2010 at 5:58 am

    Browns, and pinks, and oranges, and greens, OH MY!! All of my favourites!! Gorgeous quilt too! :)

  • 12. Nancy  |  January 22, 2010 at 6:18 am

    That’s a great zag quilt… I love the bold fabrics and would be happy to give them a home…

  • 13. Rachael  |  January 22, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Congrats! Thanks for being so generous!

  • 14. Kerry  |  January 22, 2010 at 6:47 am

    I love zig zag quilts!!! And those fabrics are definitely de-lish!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 15. Anna F.  |  January 22, 2010 at 7:14 am

    wow, I love those fabrics! I made a zigzag quilt from some Robert Kaufman fabrics not too long ago too. Thanks for the chance to win some more:)

  • 16. Barb  |  January 22, 2010 at 7:34 am

    Wow, thanks for a great give-away!

  • 17. Diane  |  January 22, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Thanks for the chance to win some really lovely fabric!

  • 18. nettie  |  January 22, 2010 at 8:28 am

    love it tina!

    nettiepete at gmail dot com

  • 19. Meg in CT  |  January 22, 2010 at 8:32 am

    Those fabrics are gorgeous, I love the pattern, and I’m impressed as heck that you managed to keep the secret so long!!

  • 20. arlijohn  |  January 22, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Congratulations. I am green with envy and love those beautiful fabrics.

  • 21. Brina Rohloff  |  January 22, 2010 at 10:18 am

    ohhh, what a terrific pattern! so fun..looks great with these fabrics, congratulations and thanks for a chance!

  • 22. channynn  |  January 22, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Wahoo! I’ve never explored the downloadable patterns on his site, thank you for directing us and for this great giveaway!

  • 23. Heidi  |  January 22, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Congrats on your new designer gig! That is so exciting!
    I LOVE the Big Zag. A perfect compliment to the bold and gorgeous fabric patterns.

  • 24. kellyjo32  |  January 22, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Wow! That’s so excited! Congrats to you, and thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  • 25. Cheryl  |  January 22, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Congratulation! I’m excited for you and never could have kept the secret! RK fabrics are always beautiful!

  • 26. Rebecca Maples  |  January 22, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Such a beautiful quilt, great job. I would love to win me some of that fabric, thanks for the chance!

  • 27. quazydellasue  |  January 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    So cute! Quilting is my life, I would LOVE the fabric, thank you!

  • 28. Dawn  |  January 22, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I love it! Beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 29. Cathy Weber  |  January 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Love the zign zag pattern and the beautiful fabrics.


  • 30. Elizabeth  |  January 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    So pretty!! gets me out of the winter blues!

  • 31. Julia  |  January 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Love the pattern and WOW that fabric is gorgeous. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 32. Jenna Z  |  January 22, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    WOW! That is so fun, congrats!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 33. Beth  |  January 22, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    yummy I love the quilt and the fabric is amazing
    hugs Beth

  • 34. Debbie  |  January 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    A great new twist on the zig zag pattern! Love the colors of the fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

    clutterbat (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  • 36. D'Ann  |  January 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Thank you for the opportunity to win fabric. Not just fabric, but some really pretty fabric! I have been wanting to do a zig zag quilt. Think I have it figured out, but will love to have you show me in a tutorial. Thanks!

  • 37. annalene  |  January 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Great looking quilt, love Robert Kaufman! Thanks so much for the chance to win :)

  • 38. Kelly Smith  |  January 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Beautiful fabric!

    You can reach me via e-mail!

    redheadedquilter [at] gmail [dot] com

  • 39. laura  |  January 22, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    oh my goodness. josephine is so talented. those fabrics are gorgeous and i love your quilt. what a great giveaway!!!

  • 40. wishes, true and kind  |  January 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    A great quilt pattern — good job! And what fun fabrics! I always love hearing about new designers.

  • 41. Karen Tomin  |  January 23, 2010 at 12:56 am

    I love the colour combination in the fabric – gorgeous!

  • 42. Ariana  |  January 23, 2010 at 5:28 am

    I love bright colorful patterns like these. Great pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • 43. Neyda  |  January 23, 2010 at 5:50 am

    Love the brightness of the colors off set by the white. Makes the fabric really pop. Thanks for the giveaway

  • 44. Lisa  |  January 23, 2010 at 6:36 am

    Beautiful design! Love all the colors. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  • 45. Kristina  |  January 23, 2010 at 6:44 am

    what a lovely big zag :-)
    thanks for the chance to win, I’d sure deserve it after last week…

  • 46. Vickie Angell  |  January 23, 2010 at 6:56 am

    Congrats! You did a fabulous job with the quilt design! And wow! Thanks for the chance to win some fabric!

  • 47. Lisa  |  January 23, 2010 at 10:27 am

    That is gorgeous, beautiful design and I llove the colors!

  • 48. Nova  |  January 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

    I like the contrast with the white, keeps the pattern from being too busy. :)

  • 49. Liz B  |  January 23, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Congrats on designing! I celebrated my 30th birthday yesterday and it led me to start thinking about the goals I’ve set for myself. Somehow the goals you set coming out of college don’t hold up as you hit 30. I am impatiently starting to think about how to bring my sewing to the forefront of my life, instead of keeping it in the little back room. I am so happy for you that you are able to bring your creativity to the world!
    Thanks for the chance at your very generous giveaway!

  • 50. Sew Katie Did  |  January 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Awesome girl. I love the technique of blowing up traditional half square triangles. Fun!

    BTW I never received fabrics from the bee this month. Off to check out what’s up…

  • 51. so we added chickens  |  January 23, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Bravo and congratulations! What a fun design. I love the action inside each zig zag!

  • 52. DianeH  |  January 23, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Congratulations what a wonderful quilt design to show off these great fabric’s. Terrific job! Thanks for a chance to win.

  • 53. Christine Rival  |  January 23, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    Great pattern!! And the fabric is yummy!!

  • 54. Lisa H.  |  January 24, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Lve the fabrics, great colors and movement. Nice quilt design, too. The zig zags make me happy.

  • 55. Angie H.  |  January 25, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Fantastic fabric…love the zig, zag!

  • 56. Gail Lopes  |  January 25, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such beautiful fabric. The pattern is great!

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