Monday, June 15, 2009

Summer Inspiration Giveaway: My Little Peony





They are so gorgeous.

It is Peony time here on the coast of Maine.

They are big 'ol fluffy flowers.

I cannot take credit for these beauties:

The lady who lived here before we did planted them.

I most certainly would have killed them by now.

BUT... I am inspired by them every day.

I have a beautiful, fragrant cut bouquet in my living room and a duo of stems in a green bottle perking up my bathroom.

They make me happy when I am blow-drying my hair.

And they inspire me when I am in the store.

Today I put together a limited number of "Summer Peony" fat quarter octets for the store.

That means there are eight fat quarters in each bundle, but you knew that, right?

The new bundles are up on the website but I thought a little giveaway might be in order.

These would make a great small project: a small-ish quilt or a table topper, perhaps?

Just leave a comment on this post by Friday at 10 am and I will pick a winner and ship you your very own "Summer Peonies."

Thanks for stopping by and good-luck!

XO,

Rhea

Comments closed: winner is lucky #36 (chosen at random by Miss Jessica)

Congratulations, Jayne!!!

55 comments:

Sarah said...

Pick me! Pick me! This could be my first little quilt . . . now that I've turned 20, so to speak!

Jo Stockton said...

Oh! Beautiful! I'm always looking for an excuse to make pretty things out of pink fabric.

katie said...

I've been working in my garden all day! This fabric was made just for me!

amy said...

I've just moved and am missing my peonies I planted at my old home. A little hand-made peoy may just do the trick.

mel said...

So beautiful. I'd love a chance to win and my new daughter would love a beautiful quilt even more!! :)

Thanks for the chance!

anne said...

I love the peonies and all the pink.

Iris E. said...

Ooooh pick me pick me pick me!

Had a bad night with my machine. Some weird bunchy thing going on with the bottom thread. And yes, I lost my temper and broke a needle. And NO, I couldn't figure out what the @&#( was going on. And YES, I most certainly AM dropping that thing off at our adorable Sewing Machine Guru in Union in the morning as I breeze through on my way to work!!!!!

I am already lamenting my machine's absence! But perhaps it will give me time to work out my alterations on that new pattern. Annoyingly, I am between an M and an L...

XO
Iris

Mom4Two said...

I LOVE those colors! They are just what I am looking for to make my daughter a patchwork quilt...

Ashley said...

Beautiful! They are inspiring!

Michaela said...

Stunning as always! I badly need some new fabric.

June said...

This is my month. My name is June and I too am a peony fan. I have similar flowers right outside my front door. My daughters and I cut some flowers and placed them all over the house. B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l !

Kassia said...

Please add my name to the drawing! That is one of my favorite color combinations. :)

throuthehaze said...

beautiful fabric!

Emma said...

Just found your site via another one - lovely fabric and flowers. There is a huge "slugfest" going on in my garden at the minute and everything I grow seems to be gone overnight, they eat everything!

Joan and Kevin said...

Wow, they are beautiful. The colors are beautiful and inspiring!

Kathy from Southern NH said...

I love your flowers...they are absolutel to y gorgeous! I can't wait to visit Maine again...just a couple of weeks!

gretamargreta said...

those fabrics would go great with some that i've already purchased for a spring/summer quilt i'm starting.

jenifers said...

What fun! I can think of so many things to do with that pretty fabric. Thanks for a chance to win!

Jennifer King said...

I just love Peonys!

EmIze said...

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for the hosting the giveaway!

annette said...

What fabulous colour combos. I'm enjoying your blog - and shop!! My fingers are crossed. Have a great day.

kea_sparks said...

what a beautiful collection!

May said...

Good morning, dearest of Rheas,
Did you know that Pink is my favorite color, especially peony pink combined with green? Did you know that when I drive by yours and all of the houses that have peonies, I can't wait for ours to bloom--looks like it won't be this year unless they are truly late bloomers? Did you know that I miss sewing lounge and have to get my act together. Winning fat quarters would be a huge motivation...
<3 May

Molly said...

Beautiful summery placemats is what my kitchen needs. And these fit the bill! Love them!

SueR said...

Count me in! Gorgeous colors and fabrics!

Brooke said...

What beautiful colors! I just found your website and blog through Soulemama, and I love them! Love your fabric, but can't narrow down what I "need"!

mergie said...

I can just smell the peonies when I look at these fat quarters. Your color combos rock, as usual! They make me smile.

Linda said...

just found your blog--that combination is absolutely gorgeous!

Sally said...

Beautiful flowers and fabric!!
Sally W.

Miss Em said...

I love the scent of peonies drifting on the warm summer breeze! And better yet, the tasted of cool watermelon on a warm summer day (and the seed spitting contest to ensue).

This lovely bundle of fabric reminds me of both! and it makes me smile...

Marlene said...

Oh yay, more pink fabric that would allow me to sew for ME not for my firetrucklovin' boys!

Denise said...

Wow on the color of that peony. Mine here in Conn. are all gone now. Wish they would last longer. Love your fabric choices. Denise

Seattle Yogini said...

I haven't quilted (yet), but last night I had a dream about quilting. It was a really challenging pattern and I was - not surprisingly - having a hard time with it.

Now you offer a bundle big enough for a "small-ish quilt"...Serendipity? I think not!

:-)

Cindy said...

Ohhh pink!! My favorite color :)

Jayne said...

I too cut my first bouquet of peonies a few days ago and can't get enough. After all the rain we've had here in Maine, those bright pink flowers are just what I need! With the weather report stating more rain is on the way...UGH....that adorable pack of fat quarters could be my saving grace. I've got my sewing machine ready all I need is the goods!

Anonymous said...

A table topper for sure. Those are beauties! An Peonies are a favorite as well!

Rosemary
Ohio

jeanmarie. said...

Pink peonies are my very favorite! I also have them planted at my house. I would love to use these to make a little baby quilt for my daughter Margo Lee who is due in September.

K said...

Wow! The fabric and the flowers are gorgeous.

Krousegirl said...

You are right, the peonies are beautiful...they really attract ants though...I always have so many ants after bringing in a bouquet! Do you have this problem in ME? Im in IN. Thanks for the giveaway, your selection is stunning.
Krousegirl2 at aol dot com
Jenny

Anonymous said...

Your fabric selection is lovely. Pink and green is a favorite combo of mine!
thanks for the chance to win this lovely package!
Brina
blrohloff (at) aol (dot) com

HeatherG said...

Those fabrics look great! I would love to win.

julbgs said...

i would love to make a quilt with those beautiful colors. :)

Julie in WA said...

I just transplanted my peony, and it fell apart into two pieces. They are limping along this spring, no blooms this year. But my mom has a row of peonies that are unforgettable! It would be magical to win this fabric!

pyjammin said...

namaste
love and many blessings
Ale'
X

Dee Dee said...

My mom's favorite flowers are peonies . . I have always wanted to plant some for her!

zoesimm said...

very prety combo! I love my peopnies too...man they are tough...they have been accidentally mowed over by the lawn mower (and my darling husband!) a couple of times now & they keep coming back!

hunter said...

I am just learning to sew, and would love to try and make these beautiful peony pinks into a quilt for my new baby girl. thanks for the opportunity. Allisan.

Amelia & Aliza said...

I just found your website/blog through Soulemama. I love your fabrics! Would love a summer project in pink for my new little girl :)

DonnaC said...

Peonies are my absolute favorite flower....such a beautiful spring treat. Your fabric combo is yummy...thanks for the giveaway!!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog. Oh wow, my favorite flower and my favorite color combination!~janstamps6@yahoo.com

Tara said...

That is a beautiful collection there. I'm just starting to get a little crafty, after too long of nothing at all. I'm hoping to make dolls and doll carriers and quilts for my little ones, too, and pink is my daughter's favorite color (and purple)(and yellow).

Libby said...

Oh So Pretty! I would love to have them!

Amy said...

Oohhh, I'm just learning to sew and these would make such beautiful little clothes for my daughter's birthday dolly!

ss said...

Wow, gorgeous! I live in SoCal and can't grow peonies, though they are my favorite flower (in a tie with sweet peas!). Thanks for the nice giveaway.

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