Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Kona Solids Giveaway sponsored by River Fabrics!


Hot on the heels of me sending off my swap items in the For the Love of Solids swap, I'm really thrilled to announce that Janette from River Fabrics has kindly offered to sponsor a fantastic giveaway of Kona solids this week.

River Fabrics is a small business based in Co. Down in Northern Ireland which stocks simply fantastic fabrics, and, better still, Janette is a dream to order from. I've only recently come across her online shop, but am a convert :-) I really love that I can order such a great range of designer fabrics from a local business, a and that I don't have to wait for over a week for it to arrive to me here in the southern tip of Ireland - the orders that I have placed with Janette have all arrived within 2 days, which is amazingly fast from the North to here. For UK peeps, postage is as normal with a maximum postage rate of £2.95, but the big bonus for us Irish peeps is that for bigger orders Janette has a Irish carrier so the maximum postage we will pay no matter what size the order is £5.70. Pretty good, right?

If you haven't heard of River Fabrics before, you should pop over and check out here store. Janette stocks a great range of designer fabrics - like this gorgeous Aviary 2 fabric I picked up recently for my Goodie Swap partner.

 


I made this cute little needlecase and pincushion with it which I know she loves, even though she doesn't know its for her :-)


- or the wonderful LouLouthi fabrics which are amazingly popular right now. I just love this print! She sells yardage and precuts too.


Janette also has a super range of Kona solids. I just love these fabrics - I love the range of shades available (over 100!!) and the quality of the fabric too - you will find a shade to suit just about anything. I bought my Kona solids from Janette for my For the Love of Solids swap items. I wanted blues and greys and a pop of a different colour and I got a brilliant range of shades from River Fabrics. I've already been back to stock up on more greys :-) This swap introduced me to the possibilities of working solely with solids and made me think about colour in a different way. I made a mini quilt and a mug rug for my secret swap partner. My package is still in transit so I'll give you a sneaky preview of the mini quilt (come back later in the week for the full reveal, there's a crucial element missing in this pic!):


And this hand quilted mug rug also:
 

I really loved making these and the design challenges were so much fun. I'll definitely be doing more solid projects in future. If you haven't tried a solids only project before, I can only recommend that you try it! It will give you a different perspective on colour and design.

Ok, so here is the best bit. Janette is going to giveaway 5 (yes, 5!!) half metres of Kona Solids. You're interested, right? So here's how you enter, you have 4 chances to win. I would love if you followed me to enter if you don't already, and please leave your email address in your comment unless you are absolutely sure there is one attached to your profile.

1. Pop over and check out River Fabric's great selection of Kona colours and tell me in a comment which 5 you would choose if you win.
2. Like River Fabrics on Facebook
3. Sign up for River Fabrics newsletter
4. Blog/Facebook/Tweet this giveaway

Leave a separate comment for each entry.

The giveaway will run until Monday 19th September at 9pm Irish time. I will chose the winner using the Random number generator and announce on Tuesday next week.

The small print:
Entries only by blog comments. The winner's choice of fabric will be subject to availability. International entries welcome. Duplicate entries will be deleted by me!

289 comments:

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SewHappyGeek said...

I like them on fb :)

SewHappyGeek said...

And I'll fb about the giveaway too!

SewHappyGeek said...

And I'd probably get the solids that match my ever growing pile of Prince Charming fabrics.

Linda Coleman said...

I've just signed up for the newsletter

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

OOOOOH! Thanks for showing us this shop Sarah, They have such a great selection of Kona's!

My top 5 choices right now would be:
Green Tea
Lake Kona
Butter
Amethyst
Berry

Scrumptious!!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

I liked them on FB :-)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

And subscribed to the newsletter :-)

Carrie said...

Bahama Blue
Candy Pink
Periwinkle
Celadon
Flesh

Carrie said...

Liked them on Facebook.

Carrie said...

And subscribed to their newsletter.

Carrie said...

And announced on Facebook.

Sarah said...

Ooh brilliant giveaway... I dont know yet which 5 I would pick, but I really want to do the Lilys quilts Dead Simple quilt and that would be perfect!

Sarah said...

I like on facebook too!

Sarah said...

And I get the River Fabrics newsletter too!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I would choose the following five:

Aqua
Black
Chocolate
Navy
Rich Red

Not sure why those colors but none-the-less those are my choices. LOL

thanks for sharing and introducing me to a new shop.

Quilter in the Gap said...

I like them on FB

Quilter in the Gap said...

I tweeted about your giveaway @gaprhonda

Quilter in the Gap said...

I signed up for their newsletter

Peach Rainbow said...

I'd love to get some solids coordinating with Terrain.
Thanks for the generous giveaway :D

Peach Rainbow said...

FB fan!

Peach Rainbow said...

Newsletter Subscriber!

Peach Rainbow said...

Shared on FB;
http://www.facebook.com/PeachRainbow/posts/246935358676769

The undomesticated scientist said...

face booked

The undomesticated scientist said...

tweeted (@undomsci)

The undomesticated scientist said...

newslettered

The undomesticated scientist said...

and finally - my comment,(sung to the i can sing a rainbow tune) plum and papaya and peridot and azure, amethyst my fingers are crossed, i can win a rainbow, win a rainbow, win a rainbow too!

Dawn said...

I would choose:
Coal
Teal
Sand
Plum
Slate
Thanks for the giveaway.

Isisjem said...

Great giveaway. I would change my mind every day because Kona is so lovely and they stock so many great colours. But my five would be:
Medium Grey (My all time fave Kona) Perwinkle, Seafoam, Sage, Teal

Isisjem said...

I have signed up for the newsletter (and forgot to metion I already follow you!)

Isisjem said...

I've liked River Fabrics on Facebook!

Dawn said...

I signed up for their newsletter.

Emilylevey said...

Yum, its like going in an ice cream shop! If I won I would choose Aloe, Bone, Eggplant, Slate and Pomegrnate :)

Emily Levey said...

I have liked River Fabrics on fb
Emily x
emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk

Fiona said...

My 5 favourites (and it was a hard choice!) would have to be: Jade green, Lagoon, Sage, Teal and Peacock.

Emily Levey said...

All signed up for the newsletter now
Emily
emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk

Fiona said...

Oh and i've tweeted about the giveaway too ;-)
@sewingdirectory

Lucy said...

I like River fabrics on facebook! And I REALLY Like them!! :) Thanks for the great link
xx

zafeira said...

I would surely choose these 5:
Bright Pink Kona Solid
Everglade Kona Solid
Coal Kona Solid
Seafoam Kona Solid
Avocado Kona Solid

apotospitimou@gmail.com

zafeira said...

Just signed up for their newsletter...Great fabrics!
apotospitimou@gmail.com

Lucy said...

Oh choices, choices! For me it would be:
Ash
Amethyst
Charcoal
Lagoon
Magenta
but that was a tough choice!!
xx

Emily Levey said...

Have fb the giveaway here
http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/profile.php?id=833975541
Emily x
emilylevey@yahoo.co.uk

Lucy said...

I have signed up for the River fabrics newsletter :)
x

Flying Blind... said...

If I were so lucky, I would love some of these... Amethyst, Aqua, Coal, Orange and Papaya.
Thank you x

Flying Blind... said...

I 'like' River Fabrics x

Flying Blind... said...

I receive the RF newsletter x

L&M Creations said...

Five, only five? It was so hard to choose!
1. Ash
2. Amethyst
3. Eggplant
4. Dark violet
5. Hibiscus

L&M Creations said...

I am also now receiving River Fabrics newsletter.

Sadie said...

I picked out five autumnal colours. Amber, Butterscotch, Corn, Papaya and Rich Red. Yummy!

Sadie said...

I like River Fabrics on facebook :-)

Sadie said...

I'm signed up for the newsletter too :-)

Sadie said...

I've tweeted about the giveaway
http://twitter.com/#!/SadieWishart/status/113951064839036928

Suzee said...

They are all lovely colors!!my favs include:
Amber, Cyan, Teal blue, Ivory, and Ice Frappe

Suzee said...

Liked on FB!

Suzee said...

And shared it on my FB!(applehead threads) thank you!

Mareenchen said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I'd choose Teal Blue, Lagoon, Glacier, Cyan and Carribean. Yep, I love blue-greens. :)

Mommarock said...

Amber, Butter, Butterscotch, chinese Red, Crimson are the colors that I would choose

Allison C said...

I would like white, black, med gray, carribean blue, and coal.

Mommarock said...

I liked River Fabrics on Facebook

Mareenchen said...

Also liked them on fb.

Allison C said...

I liked river fabrics on FB

Allison C said...

I posted this giveaway on FB

gill said...

I would choose
Asparagus
Orange
Lagoon
Chartreuse
GreenTea

gill said...

I've signed up for the newsletter

the frog princess said...

Chartruese
Carribean
Chinese Red
Corn yellow
Purple

Yummy colours!

the frog princess said...

I get the newsletter!

Stray Stitches said...

What a great giveaway! I would select:
basil
celadon
hunter
kelly
leaf
Thanks for the opportunity to enter :)

Candice said...

I like them on FB :)

Candice said...

I signed up for the newsletter :)

Candice said...

I would LOVE these colors:
Aqua, Coral, Spearmint, Bahama Blue, Asparagas!! Thank you soooo much!!

Wendy said...

That wasn't easy, I'd go for any 5! I've chosen
Lake,
Aloe
Aqua
Blush Pink
Everglade.
Nope, they don't go together!

Wendy said...

I've signed up for the newsletter

N Castle said...

Nice giveaway! I think I'd select some baby pink and baby blue, as well as azure (love that shade), and snow and ash as great neutrals.

N Castle said...

I've also signed up for the newsletter. Thanks again for the giveaway opportunity!

Mary Jo said...

I just signed up for the newletter from River Fabrics.

Jules said...

Nice giveaway :) I think I'd pick Aloe, Berry, Butter, Plum and Tan

Jules said...

I've liked River Fabrics on facebook

Jules said...

I've signed up to River Fabrics newsletter

N. Perez said...

So exciting to pick my choices! This would be my colours: Spearmint Kona Solid, Teal Blue Kona Solid, Pale Mint Kona Solid, Corn Yellow Kona Solid, Lilac Kona Solid.
Thank you for the chance to win,
naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

Jules said...

I've blogged about your giveaway at http://daisymadeit.typepad.com/daisy-made-it/2011/09/check-it-out.html

N. Perez said...

I liked River Fabrics on facebook.
naslyyadid(at)gmail(dot)com

Mary Jo said...

cactus, bahama, butterscotch, coral and stone. Yum! Thanks

Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

Great giveaway!
I would choose
Zuchinni Kona Solid
Aloe Kona Solid
Papaya Kona Solid
Ochre Kona Solid
Tomato Kona Solid

Archie the wonder dog said...

Amethyst, bright pink, lagoon, plum and teal blue...I think but if I win please don't hold me to that! Thanks for the giveaway!

Di @ Willowbeck Designs said...

I am already signed up to the newsletter

Archie the wonder dog said...

I receive the River Fabrics newsletter!

Colleen said...

Ooooh, there's so many great colors. I think I'd pick lilac, medium grey, green tea, herb, and ash. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Oh wow, they have a lot of really pretty solids!! Oh, I'd really like to get my hands on: Papaya, Lagoon, Green Tea, Chinese Red, and Cactus. Great shop, thanks for the introduction!!

diane said...

Sew many choices. I would pick
Honeydew
Banana
Amethyst
Aqua
Berry
Thanks for a chance to win.

Sallie said...

I'd choose:
Coral, Cardinal, Pomegranate, Red, and Tomato. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sallie said...

I signed up for the newsletter.

stephmabry said...

I think I would choose...coral, caribbean, bahama blue, lagoon and jade :)

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

stephmabry said...

I "liked" River Fabrics on Facebook!

AddieNCE said...

liking River Fabrics on Facebook

AddieNCE said...

subscribed to your newsletter

AddieNCE said...

My 5 favorite colours are:

Aqua
Azure
Bahama Blue
Caribbean and
Peacock

AddieNCE said...

spread the word on Facebook

Mom2RyandSis said...

I like River Fabrics on FB!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

I signed up for the newsletter!!

Mom2RyandSis said...

So many choices, I like

1. Coral
2. Pomegranate
3. Taragon
4. Slate
5. Caribbean

Thanks for the chance!!

Crystal said...

I signed up for River Fabrics newsletter, thanks!

Crystal said...

I like River Fabrics on Facebook, thank you!

Crystal said...

I tweeted about this awesome giveaway on twitter. Thank you!

Crystal said...

Wow, River Fabrics has so many great colors! The five I'd pick are:
Butterscotch Kona Solid
Chocolate Kona Solid
Sage Kona Solid
Taragon Kona Solid
Espresso Kona Solid

Aideen said...

i "liked" river fabrics on FB :)

Aideen said...

i an signed up for the river fabrics newsletter :)

Amy said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I am in love with Kona :)

I would pick........

Tomato (it is so hard to find a good red!)
Corn Yellow
Canary
Cardinal
Orange

Amy said...

I liked River Fabrics on Facebook :)

Deborah in Atlanta said...

Ha! Mine almost sound like something you'd have with your dinner (all but one, that is!)

I'd pick: Banana, Cactus, Green Tea, Herb and Meringue.

Amy said...

I signed up for the newsletter

Aideen said...

thanks for the giveaway, great to see an Irish site!
the kona colours i would like are:

ash
aqua
plum
peacock
chartreuse

i definitely must get my paws on some kona ash soon as i've seen it used in so many projects on blogs and it looks great!

Amy said...

and, i just tweeted about the giveaway

evamarie said...

I already follow you. I would love to win, i love all colours, but if have to choose: peackock, plum, pommegrannate, papaya and medium grey. Evamariebeij(at)gmail(dot)com

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Hmmmmm....5 is hard
Aqua
Banana
Eggshell
PFD Bleach White
Crimson

evamarie said...

I Also signed up for the newsletter, hope to win!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I subscribed to the newsletter.

Lisa E said...

Great giveaway. I would pick: peacock, pomegranate, rich red, candy pink, eggplant.

Cindy said...

I can not believe I have not heard of them before. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Sarah!

I've subscribed to their news letter :)

Cindy said...

And I am already drooling over these 5 beauties:

Coral
Corn Yellow
Everglade
Peridot
Wine

Lyanna L. said...

So many colors to choose from but I think I'd have to go with: Berry, Dark Violet, Hibiscus, Magenta, Plum

Thanks for the chance to win!

Lyanna L. said...

I signed up for the newsletter! =)

Thanks again for this awesome chance.

patchworkdelights said...

Already a fan on FB of river fabrics!

patchworkdelights said...

alrady signed up for newsletter

patchworkdelights said...

Tweeted and will share on FB now

Kritta22 said...

Oh this goes right along with lilys quilts dead simple qal!!!!!

My choices would be cyan, royal,Chinese red, champagne, mocha

Thanks!!

Crafty Newbie said...

I like them on facebook :)

Crafty Newbie said...

I signed up for their newsletter too! TY!

Crafty Newbie said...

I shared the giveaway on twitter! :)

Debi Hassler said...

I liked them on Facebook

Debi Hassler said...

Hard choices on the colors - they have so many great ones!
I'd choose Amethyst, Basil, Brown, Black, Chinese Red

Debi Hassler said...

And I signed up for their newsletter!

Crafty Newbie said...

AND, the hardest, chance... There are so many beautiful colors!

My Choices are:
Deep Rose
Blush Pink
Medium Gray
Glacier
Azure

Thank you for hosting! AND, thank you to River Fabrics for sponsoring!

Irina said...

Hello!
I won't get tired of saying how lovely is that needle case! I'm still hoping I am your partner in the Goodie Swap!!!
The 5 solids I'd choose would be a range of red,orange and aqua blues, to make something fun: Orange- Papaya- Bahama- Lagoon - Red
thanks for the chance!

Irina said...

I like River Fabrics on FB

Irina said...

and I also subscribed to their newsletter

Jessica said...

In love with these solids. I would choose:
Periwinkle
Papaya
Lemon
Celadon
Plum
Thanks for the chance!

craftykaren said...

Love the Kona Solids! This would be my chance to expand my stash with some that would be new to me: Amber, Artichoke, Champagne, Ochre and Khaki. It is very hard to choose ...

mblittle5 said...

Ooh, I'd choose Butter, Honeydew, Lemon, Snow, and Stone if I won. What a fantastic giveaway!!

Heather A said...

I would select a series of blues ... Lagoon, Celaden, Glacier, Cyan, and Everglade. That's what I'd pick today. Tomorrow it could be something completely different. How I wish I had them all at my beck and call.

mblittle5 said...

I "like" River Fabrics on Facebook

Heather A said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

mblittle5 said...

I signed up for the newsletter

mblittle5 said...

I tweeted about your giveaway.

Lorri said...

My picks would be, Deep Rose, Everglade, Banana, Lilac, and Pistashio.
Thx

Katy Cameron said...

I would go for:

Bright Pink
Canary
Carribean
Chartreuse
Coal

Phew, that was hard!

Katy Cameron said...

I like them on FB

Katy Cameron said...

I've signed up for the newsletter

Katy Cameron said...

I've facebooked this on my page :o)

Thank you for the chance to win

Lee said...

How lovely ! I would choose
butter, navy, red, coffee and hunter green!

Lee said...

i subscribe to the newsletter now! thank you!

Sasha said...

I like RF on facebook!

Sasha said...

I've signed up for the newsletter.

Alli said...

Yay for having a shop near you! :)

My favorites today would be:
Bahama Blue
Hibiscus
Honey Dew
Periwinkle
Chartreuse

Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Sasha said...

My favourite 5? It's hard to narrow it down but I'd go for....
aqua, azure, ice frappe, pale mint and aloe.

fingers crossed!

WandaFish said...

I've drooled over their fabrics many times, but now I like River Fabrics on facebook :)

BusyMoma said...

they are amazing colours, I have shopped with River Fabrics but usually stick to the patterns,this is the first time I have really spent time looking at the solids. My choice would be, plum, petal, carnation, berry and baby pink as I have a bit of a girly theme going on with my creations at the moment! fingers crossed

craftytokyomama said...

Love your needlecase! I would choose white, black, nightfall, sunflower, and woodrose.

WandaFish said...

Ash, Berry, Medium Grey, Papaya and Sage :)

Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabrics!

WandaFish said...

I've signed up for River Fabrics' newsletter :)

Sew Quine said...

Fantastic giveaway! I'd go for
evening, ruby, pomegranate, coral, butterscotch, celadon

Sew Quine said...

I've signed up for the River Fabrics newsletter.

Sew Quine said...

I've liked River Fabrics on FB.

Stephanie Granite said...

she has a great selection of colors! If I won I'd choose: lake, dark violet, amethyst, everglade, and eggshell.

Kirsten N said...

I have signed up for the River Fabrics newsletter.

Kirsten N said...

So many lovely Kona colours - I really like:
Peacock, grass green, aqua, tomato, pistaschio

Peggy said...

I like Azure, Asparagus, Bubble Gum, Caribbean, and Cardinal colors.
Thanks,
Peggy
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Peggy said...

I have posted about your giveaway on my blog.
Thanks,
Peggy
http://keepmeinstitches-peggy.blogspot.com
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Dona said...

Hard choice but I think I'd like Banana, Basil, Berry, Dark Violet & Deep Rose.

Dona said...

I 'liked' River Fabrics on Facebook.

Dona said...

I have signed up for River Fabrics newsletter.

Dona said...

I have posted your giveaway on the World of Charity Stitching Blogs Sites & Things We Like at http://wocs-blogssitesandthingswelike.blogspot.com/

Dona
www.worldofcharitystitching.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

I'd pick Lagoon, Canary, Berry, Bright Pink,and
Charcoal. What a great giveaway!

Miranda said...

I liked River Fabrics on FB :)

Marcia W. said...

They have a great selection of Kona solids!
My top choices right now would be:
Celadon
Lake Kona
Coral
Amethyst
Ash
mlwright29(at)hotmail(.)com

Scrumptious!!

Sheila said...

Great shop, already get their newsletter.

Sheila said...

Huge selection but leaning towards artichoke, avocado, butter, cactus & green tea.

Sheila said...

Been to facebook & liked River Fabrics

Sheila said...

and finally, just put the giveaway on my facebook page.

susan said...

I already get their newsletter.

susan said...

After careful consideration I think I would like - caribbean, chartreuse, coral, corn yellow and dark violet. Thank you ;-)

Sydney said...

Wow! Thanks for introducing me to River Fabrics! I have been struggling to find good UK supplies of fabric that isn't super grandma-y. I will be so glad to not pay international shipping!
I think my top five are:
1. Bahama Blue
2. Canary
3. Chartreuse
4. Papaya
5. Coal
Clearly I'm in a neon phase :)

Sydney said...

And I'm subscribed to the newsletter!

Nancy D. said...

I think I'd choose amethyst, blush, glacier, seafoam and sunflower

Nancy D. said...

I "Like" them on FB.

Nancy D. said...

I also signed up for their newsletter. Thanks for the giveaway!

AstaD said...

This was a hard choice to make but here goes my blue list:

Caribbean Kona Solid
Azure Kona Solid
Bahama Blue Kona Solid
Lagoon Kona Solid
Teal Blue Kona Solid

AstaD said...

I've 'liked' the FB page.

AstaD said...

I have also signed up to the newsletter.
thank you

hueisei said...

Peacock Kona Solid
Sage Kona Solid
Bahama Blue Kona Solid
Candy Pink Kona Solid
Banana Kona Solid

hueisei said...

Liked their page in FB!

hueisei said...

Signed up the mailing list!

hueisei said...

Tweeted here - https://twitter.com/hueisei/status/114329791448096768

Marsha said...

Awesome fabric at River Fabrics;
Chruch Flowers- Blue
Coreopsis Lime
Delilah in Pink
Magnolia Lane
Rose Parade Layer Cake

Marsha said...

I facebooked River Fabrics

Marsha said...

I signed up for newsletter.

Eilidh said...

Hello, I would choose Cardinal, Papaya, Lemon, Chartreuse, Peacock (and then buy some Periwinkle) as I'm on a rainbow tip!

Eilidh said...

I get the River Fabrics newsletter

Eilidh said...

I've liked on FB

Eilidh said...

and I shared your giveaway on FB. Thanks for chance to win.

Amorette said...

aloe, amethyst, ash, deep pink and papaya. or you know, any of them really! so gorgeous!

Amorette said...

like their FB page- amorette d.

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