Giving You the Boot(s) – A Giveaway!


Hot off the presses! The appropriate tweaks have been made, and my Rain Boots fabric from Spoonflower is now “final.”

Many of you may remember that this print was inspired by my daughter’s amazing nature preschool, and it was my entry for Spoonflower’s Project Selvage contest. Since then, I’ve made the scale of the print significantly smaller, moved the boots a bit closer together, and tweaked the colors, especially the blue. I’m really happy with this final version.

So, want some Rain Boots fabric of your own? I hope you do, because I’m giving some away! Just leave a comment on this post with your favorite memory involving nature. Four different winners will each get a fat quarter of my Rain Boots fabric. I’ll choose two winners at random, and two winners whose comments I love. Just leave your comment by Sunday, June 26. I’ll announce the winners on Monday morning.

If you don’t happen to win, never fear—my Rain Boots fabric is now for sale through Spoonflower! Click here for buying options. And if you’re part of the awesome Spoonflower Swap with Gen X Quilters, you’ll be getting a few squares of this from me via the swap. Enjoy!

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  1. free indeed
    free indeed says:

    That fabric is adorable! Well done!
    What is it with catapillars and children? I was always amazed by the fuzzy creatures. Old timers use to tell how much snow we were going to have by how wide the colored band was…it was fun to let them crawl on our hands and arms. Don't know why one time I swelled up afterward, but that still didn't deter me. I live in the same place I did as a child and I don't see them anymore….do I need a child's eyes to find them? Possibly…:)

  2. Sorcha girl
    Sorcha girl says:

    Very cheerful!! Love the boots and the mental picture of a little girl trying to pull one on. Spoonflower is an awesome company and thanks to Pat Sloan for the connection to your blog.
    I'd love to win some of this fabric in quilt weight. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. Pat
    Pat says:

    Favorite nature memory is of walking an old railroad trail. Loved walking through the shady areas, picking wild berries, and enjoying the peacefulness and solitude.
    Love your boots!

  4. pasqueflower
    pasqueflower says:

    I would love some of your adorable rain boots fabric!

    I have so many favorite Nature memories, it's hard to choose. I grew up on a farm and always preferred exploring "outside" to household chores. When I was about 8, I collected fallen branches and built "walls" around a tree stump in a small wooded area we referred to as "The Trees." My secret spot was a cool, shaded summer hideaway where I could read (we didn't have air conditioning).

  5. Jen B
    Jen B says:

    One of my favorite nature memories is from when I lived up north in Michigan. It was a beautiful fall day, sunny and crisp. The leaves were brilliant, bright yellow, neon red, and fiery orange. Walking through the forest was like walking through a fire that didn't burn.

  6. Amanda
    Amanda says:

    I love the fabric! The boots are awesome! I remember being out on the farm and wearing my rain boots out to help with chores, of course it didn't have to rain for me to wear them… LOL I even had my "go-go boots" too! What pleasant memories!

  7. P's Qs
    P's Qs says:

    I love this print! My family always goes camping on Father's Day weekend. One year it was raining and collapsed my sister's tent. When we got to her tent we found out my sister and cousin were switching off holding the tent up all night long.

  8. MissMary
    MissMary says:

    My grandparents live in East Tennessee. When we'd go to visit, Grandmother and Granddaddy would pack the car early in the morning. We'd get a couple dozen Krispy Kremes when the HOT light was on and drive up to the mountains, parking at a breakfast spot near a stream and tables. The adults would set up the camp stove, brew coffee and scramble eggs and sausage while we kids would rock hop and create free-standing stone sculptures with the smooth pebbles in the stream bed, then we'd get called together to say the blessing and eat breakfast. Afterwards, we played some more while the mothers read and the fathers talked or whittled, then we'd all pack up and go for a hike before a picnic lunch of peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches on Grandmother's homemade bread…

  9. tusen
    tusen says:

    it's such a fun pattern. I especially love the fragments with the frogs. The frog in the puddle looks so happy and the one peaking from behind the boots is equally cute 😉

  10. robin
    robin says:

    I have very fond memories of camping with my family as a child – one trip I spent a LOT of time pounding bottlecaps into a stump with a piece of wood.

  11. ThirdMargaret
    ThirdMargaret says:

    Love your design….I voted for it! One day I looked out my front door at dusk and a herd of deer were running through my yard. I lost count in the growing darkness around thirty-something! Incredible!

  12. the mrs
    the mrs says:

    I'm so glad there are talented people like you who aren't intimidated by Spoonflower (like myself) and will just go for it when an idea strikes! My favorite nature memory is my very first nature walk with just me and my dad when I was about 5 in the oak groves by our house. Just me and him. 🙂

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