Designer Natalie Bird: Fabric & Book Giveaway with Martingale!

Clothworks is excited to team up with publisher Martingale, for a Book and Fabric Giveaway featuring designer Natalie Bird!  Martingale has just released Natalie Bird’s new book, Cottage-Style Charm, and Clothworks has recently released All Afloat, her newest fabric collection.

Cottage-Style Charm by Natalie Bird, features whimsical embroidery and quilt projects to add some sweetness to your sewing repertoire.  Head to the Martingale blog here to check out additional embroidery tips and to participate in their giveaway of one fat quarter pack of All Float.

All Afloat, the latest Clothworks fabric release by Natalie Bird is inspired by…all things that float!  Think feathers, clouds, balloons, birds, just to name a few of the whimsical motifs that float about in this charming collection.  And check out those darling samples shown above, that Natalie has created with All Afloat.  I’m in love with that wristlet with embroidery patch!

And now that we’ve tempted you….let’s talk about the Giveaway!

3 Prizes will be awarded to 3 lucky winners:

2 copies (1 per winner) of Natalie’s new book: Cottage-Style Charm, published by Martingale

1 Fat Quarter Pack of All Afloat fabric by Clothworks

To enter into the Giveaway:

  1.  Please leave only one comment after this blog post.  What would you make using the All Afloat Fat Quarter Bundle?  Tell us about your most favorite quilt and/or embroidery project that you’ve worked on.
  2. Leave only one comment no later than 11:59 pm PDT today, Wednesday April 12th, 2017.
  3. This contest is open to those with a USA mailing address only.

On Thursday April 13th, we will select 3 comments at random for the winners and will email the winners for their shipping addresses.  Please be sure to check your spam/junk email boxes just in case.  Winners will be announced here on the blog, too.

Make sure you head over to Martingale’s blog here, to participate in their giveaway today.

Good Luck!

229 thoughts on “Designer Natalie Bird: Fabric & Book Giveaway with Martingale!

  1. I would use the prize to make wristlet bags with an embroidered panel for my daughters and granddaughters. If I had any fabric remaining, it would go into mug rugs or maybe a table runner. So pretty.

  2. I would use this cute fabric in a project for my one-year-old granddaughter. My favorite projects include a combination of piecing and applique. Although I haven’t embroidered for some time I have been considering adding some embroidery to my applique.

  3. I’m looking to design a special quilt for my grandson. A true keepsake quilt with all the stops pulled out. This All Afloat line would be perfect. I’d like to include piecing, appliqué and embroidery so this fabric and Natalie’s inspiration should be a winner!

  4. I would use your fabric to make something for my grandkids. So cute. It been many years since in have done much embroidery. Thanks for such a lovely book.

  5. I have been doing embroidery since I was a little girl (a long time ago) and love combining embroidery with my quilting.

  6. All Afloat looks like it would be good for a child’s quilt, and I would go with that. My favorite project is usually the one I am working on, but I recently made a small crazy quilt piece with embroidered seams and silk ribbon embroidery that I absolutely love (even tho you can tell it is a beginner’s work product).

  7. I would use the Afloat cloth bundle to sew a quilt for a friend who just found out she is pregnant. I embroidered an elaborate landscape on the back of a cape I made, a long time ago.

  8. What beautiful fabric in my favorite color. I would use it to make a throw to work with my decorating in my living room

  9. A quilt for our kids’ room (for the visiting grand kids). Love to have something different for them to enjoy when they come to stay the night!

  10. If I win this I will get started on another quilt for my daughter. My favorite is the “you’ve got mail” quilt I made for my pen pal that I have been writing to since the 5th grade!

  11. Such a pretty combination of colors would be so wonderful to work with. Maybe I’d make something summery and light. It would be pretty to combine with embroidery as well.

  12. That would be darling fabric to make an embroidered wall quilt. My latest embroidery projects is some primitive looking embroidered cats.

  13. A quilt for a future grand niece or nephew is what I have in mind for the fabric. My favorite quilt project was my Country Charmer quilt that I made three years ago. I fell in love with the pattern and fell more in love with it every time I took a stitch. I’ve been quilting 40+ years and it is still my favorite.

  14. I would make one of the projects from the book, they are so aligned with the fabric it would be a great project. My most favorite quilt project is still unfinished, I only have the top and the pieces for the back done now. Front is Ohio Stars, and the back has the planets (even Pluto). A quilt that was started in 1990. Guess I’m a little afraid to finish it up. I have finished other quilts since then though! Thanks for the chance!

  15. I would use the fabrics in a new quilt. Right now, I am making a quilt for my daughter. It has cute little Precious Moments Dolls on it that I have appliqued and embroidered. Thank you for the giveaway..

  16. I love the beautiful colors of the fat quarter set. I make some small baby quilts that I donate to the pregnancy care center in our town. I think it would make adorable baby quilts.
    I currently have a wall hanging of cats that has embroidery that I’m anxious to finish. It has embroidery details on it.

  17. Growing up near Albuquerque New Mexico, which hosts one of the largest balloon festivals, I would love to make a hot air balloon themed quilt. It has been on my bucket list. The fat quarter would be perfect for the project in my head.

  18. I will get a jump start on Christmas quilts for family members with the winning material. I don’t have a favorite quilt that I’ve made because I love every quilt created and those in the works.

  19. I made a quilt called America the Beautiful, and it is one of my favorite quilts. I would probably make a quilt. I like the quilt shown, the fish, balloons and other features are sweet.

  20. I would make a quilt for my new grandson. My favorite embroidery piece I did is a quilt I did for my son when he was born 30 years ago. It was an ABC embroidery quilt, with Teddy Bears.

  21. I’d make a special quilt for my great-grandboy, with appliqued owls. I’ve been looking at that book, debating about buying it!

  22. I love embroidery, and I am learning quilting, begining to love this as well. I would use this book to make each pattern and use the fabric to make small quilt, a wall hanging with embroidery designs.

  23. I think I would make a wall hanging style mini quilt with FQ bundle. My favorite project is a grandmothers flower garden quilt I have been working on since 2000! It is all hand pieced and is about ready to finally be quilted😋 I love this book it looks so interesting!

  24. Love that cover quilt! Natalie’s designs are always delightful – it’s hard to choose. These fabrics would make a lovely quilt for a young niece who loves purple.

  25. Such beautiful fabrics! My niece is having her very first child this year so I would make a baby quilt with the fabrics and add some panels with hand-stitched embroidery to it.

  26. I would have to look at the fabrics and then at the book to find a pattern inside. I’m positive I’ll find a pattern inside to use—I suspect I will have a bit of a problem making up my mind!

  27. I love this fabric line, I would make a baby quilt. My favorite quilt is a sampler quilt and it was one of my first. I kept it for myself and I love it mistakes and all.

  28. I love the colors – given the designs, I would probably make a baby quilt, although it would also make a nice wall hanging. I would love the opportunity to find out for sure!

  29. I think I would make a quilted wallhanging and add embroidered details to the cute fabrics. Thanks for a fun giveaway.

  30. It seems like whatever quilt I’m currently working on is my favorite! Right now, I’m making the Postcard From Sweden quilt using all solids. I don’t have the rows sewn together yet, but I know it will be gorgeous! Using such pretty colors and quality fabric is such a joy.

  31. I absolutely love the quilt in the photo on this post. I’d make something like that with this collection! Thanks for the chance. My favorite quilt project ever was a large watercolor quilt celebrating the 150th anniversary of my church. I arranged and rearranged 2 inch squares on my design wall for months. I loved seeing what happened when I put different squares next to each other. I was a bit frustrated the day my kitten climbed the wall and sent a good part of the design fluttering to the floor. But even with that incident, it was still a joyful project.

  32. I just finished a block-of-the-month from Sue Spargo. I love putting the blocks together then embroidering each one. I love embroidery and always have a project going!! I would love to make a quilt for my daughter! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  33. I would make one of Natalie’s projects from her book. I made a Snowman table runner from Bird Brains Designs, it was done in blue and it is my favorite!

  34. I would definitely use for a Quilt!! And then use up every scrap left for a scrappy project..depending on scraps left. 🙂
    My favorite quilt, was one I made for my Daughter..it was a HST quilt..we both made one..the same pattern but from fabric that reminds us of the other. she used sewing prints on the one she made…and I used books & library prints..then backed it with old cameras print. We were going to exchange them when finished. I ended up having surgeries & then 7 weeks of daily Radiation..so fell way behind our schedule to exchange them. My Daughter hurried to finish hers..and brought to me, in time to have with me during those weeks from home..to have Daughter Hugs… (she lives in MC & I live in Ohio) It took me a year longer to finish& give hers to her… They are most our most favorite quilts! 🙂

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