21 October, 2013

My Soup Pot Overfloweth...

Chicken Soup #2  ~  60" X 80"
If you've been following along with my "Chicken Soup" quilt making adventure you'll understand my delight in posting a photo of Chicken Soup #2 this morning, in all it's full-fledged flimsy glory! Chicken Soup #1 is completely quilted and is now awaiting binding. The really wonderful thing about using all of these low volume prints is that while the fabrics are fresh and modern, when combined one next to the other they produce an instatly soft, quiet, vintage look; how is that possible? I am in love with the resulting visual effect and overall feel (Click here for more low volume inspiration). And so, as a way to celebrate getting this far with two out of three quilts from the same batch of fabrics, and commemorate a recent blog post milestone of 1500 posts; I am happy to send you some soup! If you would like to receive a small helping just leave me a comment below and watch for my drawing at the end of this week. I'll select a random winner at the end of the day on Friday, 25 October. The weather's getting cooler and it's a perfect time for Chicken Soup; plus, I can use some companions on the low volume bandwagon! 

Here you go~ 165 die-cut tumbler shapes, the exact fabrics used in the quilt above.
The tumblers are 4" (finished length), there are enough here to piece a small quilt,
 approximately 44" square if set 15 across and 11 down, or anything else that you can think of. 

Good luck!
This giveaway has ended, thank you for your interest.

Watch this blog for another giveaway too, coming also at the end of this week,
it's a double book (2 winners!) giveaway sponsored by the Penguin publishing group.

Life is Good!

44 comments:

AnnieO said...

Good looking soup, there, Debbie! I just caught up on your thought-provoking posts and loved the overheard fabric store conversation. I hope that mom gives her little girl room to help! Encouragement is definitely something everyone needs.

cityquilter grace said...

nice fabrics but i will hold off for the book giveaway...

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

You're right! There's such a delightful vintage feel to the low-volume quilts. I loved them, but I couldn't put my finger on why - but thanks to you, I now know why!

Congrats on your 1500 post milestone!!!

Freda Fields Alley said...

Wow... lovely flimsy and it DOES look vintage! Congratulations on such a great finish!

Marge said...

Love the chicken soup quilts. Every home should have one. Thank you for the inspiration you give to me through your blog.
Marge

Linda in PA said...

I love your Chicken Soup quilt and would love to make one.
Thanks for the giveaway.

quiltkeemosabe said...

The tumbler is "charming" and hope I'll see it soon at show and tell!

Louise SS said...

Your quilt is wonderful! I would love to make a chicken soup quilt.Thanks for giving me a chance!

Wendy said...

What a nice idea for a giveaway. Love your quilt. Thanks for a chance to win some "soup".

Ann Parks said...

I love the idea of a Chicken Soup quilt! At our house it is called a Magic Quilt because it automatically calms the child or makes the hubby sleep better! It would be a delight to win these ingredients!

Just Ducky said...

Two beautiful quilts! Congratulations on your success.

regan said...

Beautiful tumblers! I love this low-volume effect. I think I need to plan something like this!

hiyacinth said...

I love soup! That's a great quilt, too. A feast for the eyes!

Nane said...

I would never be able to cut those by hand...

CarlaHR said...

It is always such a thrill to finish up a project and I am sure that you will soon have Chicken Soup No. 2 quilted and ready to give away.

Congratulations on your milestone post and yes, I'd love to share some of your lovely soup.

Karen said...

I've become a fan of low volume quilts. Yours is beautiful. Would love to give these a good home. Congrats on 1500 posts. I've got a long way to go!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I have my annual autumn chest cold. I NEED to win this chicken soup! Thank you for the opportunity.....

Janet O. said...

I agree--they do look vintage! And if, by chance, I should win, send them to Nancy. Sounds like she really needs them!! : )

Beth said...

HI!

What a great quilt!! I have been collecting low volume fabrics and have been waiting for just the right thing to come along - Might this be it? I have found those die cut tumblers to be so nice to put together. I am a regular reader to your blog and really enjoy it :) Thank you for sharing - both your thoughts and your scraps.

Carol said...

Love this low volume quilt--those soft colors are my favorites. And I have made a tumbler quilt, hand cutting each tumbler. How wonderful it would be to win a set already cut for you??

Karendianne said...

How fun is this?! What a happy soup. :)

Colleen said...

So sweet!

yorkie mom said...

I love tumbler quilts!

Grandma M said...

What a great give away. You inspired me to make a chicken soup quilt for my daughter as well.

LizA. said...

Ooh, love it! If I could ever lick this cold I could get back to working on mine......cough, cough, sniffle.....

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Great Chicken soup! Love the colors. Great finish!

cindyquiltsOR said...

It is turning into soup time in Oregon as well, and I would love to have a small serving from your stash.

Blessed Wishes,
Cindy B.

Cathi said...

Always wanted to do a tumbler quilt. What great colors.

Laura Davies said...

Looks great! Love the giveaway fabrics. Did you use a die cutter?

Synthia said...

Not only are your Chicken Soup quilts beautiful, I love your reasons for making them. It would be a wonderful surprise to be the lucky winner of your drawing. Baby, it's cold outside! (smile)

Debbie Lou said...

Love your low volume quilt. I made a tumbler quilt for a dear friend who was going thru breast cancer treatments. I have been wanting to do another one. Love it. Thanks for the offer. Happy Quilting!

Debbie Lou said...

Love your low volume quilt. I made a tumbler quilt for a dear friend who was going thru breast cancer treatments. I have been wanting to do another one. Love it. Thanks for the offer. Happy Quilting!

Sharon said...

I love this quilt and I loved the other one too. I seem to never have enough light prints when I am planning a quilt and I love your whole concept. Would love to win the scraps so I could make one too!

Sharon said...

I love this quilt and I loved the other one too. I seem to never have enough light prints when I am planning a quilt and I love your whole concept. Would love to win the scraps so I could make one too!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Am I too l late to throw my name into your low-volume tumbler hat? What a grand little quilt those could become! Congrats on reaching flimsy status for #2!!

Jill Reid said...

That is truly amazing how those modern fabrics look so soft and vintage, especially from a distance. Wonderful, tranquil quilts...and what a great idea to make them for "sickie days". I love them.

Ramona said...

I have enjoyed your blog for quite some time and am often inspired, both by your quilts and your words. Love the chicken soup quilts! Thank you!

CLS said...

I love your quilts and I love the fabrics and the book series!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

When I first read about "low volume quilts" I didn't quite understand what that meant but now I do ... seeing the beauties you've created. Wonderful work and such a great idea. Thanks for the chance to make one to brighten someone's day! Linda

sandra said...

Beautiful fabrics! And beautiful quilt

Kay said...

Love your soup!! I've never made a low volume quilt before. Must add it to my list!

April's Creations NC said...

This is beautiful ! Love the softness of color, I agree. Would love to make one out of these fabrics...hope you pick me! Thanks for sharing. BTW. your new turned wood bowl,is gorgeous!

Sherill said...

Great idea! Precut tumblers would speed up a beautiful quilt!

Domestic Designer said...

You have inspired me to make my own chicken soup quilt. I would love to have a good start from you! Congrats on your 1500 post! That is a huge accomplishment. Thanks for always being such an inspiration for us all!
Blessings!
DD