Monday, May 21, 2012

Woohoo, Time Again for Sew, Mama, Sew Giveaway Days! CLOSED!

The Giveaway is now CLOSED! I will announce the winner tomorrow morning! THANK YOU SEW MUCH FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION and THOSE THAT ARE NOW FOLLOWERS! You all ROCK! 

I've got a little slice of a rainbow that I'm giving away for Sew, Mama, Sew's Giveaway days. (If you don't know what that is, oh wow, you need to check it out - hundreds of blogs linking up and giving fabulous stuff away).
I didn't get a chance to make something this time, so I'm giving away SIX fat quarters (orange, red, green, yellow, blue and purple) of high quality quilting fabric from my local quilt store.


  Here's how to enter:
1.  Leave me a comment telling why you think so many of us are draw to using rainbow colors in our projects.  (PLEASE MAKE SURE I HAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!! No email = NO ENTRY!!!!   If you are a no-reply blogger, please include your e-mail in your post!)
2.  For a second chance to win, become a follower, and leave me a comment, or leave a comment letting me know you already are! (again, make sure I have your contact info if it's not listed in your profile)
3. You may leave one additional comment a day though May 25, 2012 for additional chances to win.
The giveaway will be open until Friday, May 25th at 8:00 PM EDT. 

Mr. Random will draw one winner and I will notify him/her about their winnings (again, please please make sure I have a way to contact you, if the winner does not have contact info listed either in their profile or in their comment, a second winner will be drawn). I will ship internationally!


Color Me Quilty!


Pat

805 comments:

  1. I am already a follower. Thanks for the second chance to win.

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  2. I am drawn to rainbow colors because sometimes it takes the guesswork out of matching what goes with it. AND they are fun! Who doesn't like a rainbow?

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  3. Rainbow's for me are a reminder of God's love for us. I will be getting my first rainbow charms from a swap any day now and I am so excited! This would be a great addition to that.

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  4. I am a follower, and thank you for the generous giveaway!

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  5. I am always reminded that the rainbow is a symbol of God's promise to mankind. It's amazing to see it in the sky after a storm. It reminds me of His love.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

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  6. Rainbows are a symbol of hope...thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  7. I think we are using lots of rainbow colors because they make us happy and the news has been so depressing lately.

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  8. Hi Pat - a rainbows mean a pot of gold at the end and we all want to find it :) They are cheeerful colours therefore pleasing to the eye and mind!!

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  9. I'm a happy follower :) Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. I think the attraction of rainbows is an instinctive & inbuilt reaction, quite apart from the fact that they are just beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  11. And I'm a new follower, thanks.

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  12. I am drawn to rainbows because working with the rainbow lets you work with lots and lots of colors, and who doesn't love color!

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  13. I think rainbow colors have an almost magical quality to us. Seeing a rainbow, as a child or an adult, is just whimsical and special. They really are just beautiful!!

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  15. And of course I follow your blog :)

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  16. I also follow your blog, and follow you on Pinterest :-)

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  17. This is what I think. Using 2 or 3 colours require some knowledge of what works with what. But rainbow colours is easier in that sense.

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  18. Rainbow colors always go together - so it is a simple choice

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  19. I think we love using rainbow colours because it is a beautiful reminder of childhood. :)

    debyeo at hotmail dot com

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  20. Its a natural occurring pattern that holds this mythical and magical presence, anybody for that pot of gold?

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  21. I think we love the rainbow colors just because it is so different and colorful.

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  22. that's easy...colour makes us feel good

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  23. Wow, good question. I think rainbows take us back to our childhood and that amazement we have the first time we see one in the sky. It also opens the door for you to do anything with them pattern wise!

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  24. I think we like rainbow colours because they are cheerful and they make us smile. This has to be a good thing. Thanks for the very generous giveaway.

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  25. The natural harmony of the main colors in the visible spectrum are part of what makes them so pleasing, I think. I, for one, have a life-long love for rainbow colors. I have been wanting to make a rainbow-on-black quilt for my stairway, so this would be great...!

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  26. rainbow colors are so bright and cheery. they make any project just pop out!

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  27. I love Rainbow colors because they a cheerful and happy!

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  28. I think we're drawn to using rainbow fabrics because rainbows in real life are so magical and beautiful!

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  29. I think using solids rather than prints helps keep quilts from being too "Busy"

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  30. I think the clean lines and bright colors have a "happy mood" effect on many of us, love your giveaway, thanks for the chance.

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  31. Who can resist a rainbow? They are childhood crayons, magical summer afternoons, and lollipops all rolled into one.

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  32. I think we like rainbows because they take us back to our childhoods and we get excited at seeing one even now. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  33. Rainbows are so bright and cheerful. For me, I have a second reason to sew with rainbow colors as my daughter requests/demands/insists upon it in her projects. :)

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  34. Lovely blog! I'm now a follower. :)

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  35. I think it's very simple. Rainbow = happy :D

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  36. Maybe it is because it allows us to not have to choose a favorite color? :)

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  37. I am a follower

    Mary
    iammaryburke@gmail.com

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  38. I think bright = happy and we all really just want to be happy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  39. I think it is because we can't decide on what color to use! :)
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway!
    ~Lindsay
    lmchishaffer@aol.com

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  40. I'm drawn to working with rainbow colors because they're bright, vibrant, cheerful colors. Thanks for the giveaway

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  41. I am a follower; thanks (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  42. I typically am not a ROYGBIV person, but i'm starting to go that way - the colors and there is something so peaceful about seeing them in rainbow order!

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  43. Rainbows are so pretty and make me smile

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  44. Well, we saw 2 rainbows on Saturday. It was a stormy afternoon, but the storms were scattered around; we were out shopping and saw the first where we live but the second about 25 miles away when we drove there. It's hard to take your eyes off a rainbow....so maybe that's why people are drawn to using rainbow colors! Thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

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  45. Maybe it's the pot of gold at the end. Thanks for the chance to win...

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  46. Bright colors just make me happy! What's more beautiful than a rainbow? Thanks for the giveaway!
    boppiesgirl@gmail.com

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  47. Rainbows are bright and fun, which draws every age to them.

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  48. My extra comment for today: my fingers are crossed!

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  49. I'm a follower! Thanks for the extra chance.

    Krista @ Sew What's Cooking

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  50. I think rainbows remind us how beautiful the world is.

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  51. rainbow are just so cheery, all that colour can't help but make you smile.

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  52. I love color and I think the colors of the rainbow are already so well coordinated. Makes it easy to work with!

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  53. I mostly sew for my daughter and she LOVES rainbows!

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  54. blog follower

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  55. Rainbows are good when you don't want to choose...also, the colors look so good together!

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  56. Yay for local quilt stores is my extra comment!

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  57. I think the familiarity of the pattern of colours in a rainbow speaks to most people. Plus there is the added bonus of not having to worry if the colours coordinate!

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  58. I choose rainbow colors because they are bright and cheery

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  59. I just love the colors...all of them. thank you

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  60. Rainbow colors remind us that the sun does come back out (eventually!)

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  61. I love color! I think it expresses emotion and gives projects life! Love this bundle too, thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  62. I think that the colorwheel format helps folks (like me) that want to use color but get intimidated. It's also just really pleasing visually! Thanks so much for participating in Giveaway Day!

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  63. I'm your newest follower too! :) You are very welcome to come enter my giveaways too! :)

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  64. I think because they look good together.

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  65. I think there's something about rainbows, or about putting things together in rainbow progression, that brings me back to me childhood, and brings me simple childlike joy. I love rainbow colours!

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  66. When I was a kid my favorite thing to draw was a rainbow between two mountains. Why did I draw this same image over and over? I have no idea. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  67. I think it is because we all would secretly like to see the Leprechaun at the end! :D Thanks for your generous giveaway.

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  68. Well, rainbows are just so cheerful! And I think they are also playful and childish in a way that is really fun. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. there's something so positive about rainbows=everyone loves to see a rainbow-it makes you ooh and aah.

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  70. rainbows make me happy, it is simple!

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  71. I use rainbow colors because I sew for the children's hospital here in Spokane and I love the bright colors for the kids.

    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  72. I'm a new follower!


    Dona
    sewingmilesofsmiles.blogspot.com

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  73. Rainbow's are a promise of better days to come. It lifts our spirits!

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  74. I think we use rainbow shades because we like the way looking at rainbows makes us feel.

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  75. I think we love the colours for their simplicity. Rainbows make people happy.
    ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

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  76. etsy shop in faves-- username drgdlg

    Desi
    weeshareblog@gmail.com

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  77. I love rainbow fabrics (or rainbow anything, really!) because the colors are so fun and remind me of sunny, happy days :)

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  78. I think we use rainbow colors because the are easy and there are so many fabrics out there that go with them.

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  79. Rainbows make me smile, so cheerful!

    I'm enjoying finding so many new blogs through the giveaway, it's wonderful!

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  80. I am also a new follower - look forward to hearing more from you!

    Julia @ Stars&Sunshine
    starsandsunshineblog at gmail dot com

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  81. I think that rainbow color order just makes sense to our eyes because we see it in nature! Plus, rainbows are cheerful and happy and beautiful!

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  82. I think the best color combinations are from nature. God knew what he was doing when he put them together!

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  83. i'm a new follower! Thanks the the giveaway!

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  84. For me rainbow colors provide color therapy. They are fun to play with and bring life to any room, esp during the winter.

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  85. Well, I think just seeing a rainbow makes people happy, and so when we see those colors in a quilt we automatically feel happy. Also, those of us who experience harsh winters/cloudy grey winters need to brighten up our lives, and having something quilty around the house that is in rainbow colors is uplifting.

    trilliumcreates AT gmail DOT com

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  86. Oh I love those colors. Rainbow colors are just beautiful and inborn I think. They make up all the colors around us.

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  87. Sometimes it's hard to choose just a few colors or fabrics to use so rainbow colors let us use a whole bunch!

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  88. I love rainbows ... familiar, bright and fun
    hannah dot kitching at hotmail dot co dot uk

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  89. I have a 3yr old daughter so rainbow colors are a big hit in my house

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  90. Am a follower already. Love your blog!

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  91. I like to use rainbow colour schemes because they are so bright and make you happy.

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  92. Love those colours in a quilt. I right away think of eye candy. They are true and pure.

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  93. I think we like the rainbow colors because our eyes are naturally drawn to their vividness. audiodropzone at gmail dot com

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  94. color are some of our basic colors which work with most anything.

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  95. Because solid prints can be bright and cheery.

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  96. Rainbows are just so pretty and colorful!

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  97. Thanks for the giveaway! The colors in rainbows are just so vibrant!

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  98. I think they are totally classic. Trendy fabrics and colors will look dated in a decade or two, but solid primary and secondary colors? Not going anywhere!

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  99. i'm drawn to rainbow colours because they are so bright and cheery. also, if you're making something for someone else, and aren't sure what colours they like, you just can't go wrong with rainbow! thanks for the chance to win!

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  100. trillium422@yahoo.comMay 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM

    I love seeing rainbow colors, but then I shy away from using them in things I make. I think that tells you about my personality!

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  101. Who doesn´t like rainbows!!!!!! There is magic in them!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win! gmc.bernard@gmail.com

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  102. rainbow colors are just fun to work with. it really gives a neat look to any design with all those happy colors. :)

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  103. rainbow colours are great because they're easy to match! thanks for the giveaway...

    you can reach me at supersharmie at gmail dot com :)

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  104. why rainbows? because COLOR is so stinkin FUN!

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  105. You can't help but be happy surrounded by all that color! Fun fabric, thanks!

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  106. I think we're drawn to rainbow colors because it is so "uplifting" to enjoy the beautiful colors of the rainbow. Thanks for the opportunity to add more color to my life.

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  107. I am a long-time follower of your blog. Thanks for the opportunity to add more color to my life.

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  108. Most of my quilting these days is for Project Linus, so the more cheerful (and gender neutral), the better!

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  109. because rainbows is a happy color scheme

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  110. They are so cheerful, we could all use some of that!

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  111. Rainbows? Because they remind us of beauty after the rain :)

    Jenna
    callherhappy.com

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  112. Color absolutely affects my mood and clear bright rainbow color lightens my day.

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  113. I think rainbows are so popular because then we don't feel like we left anything out lol... no regrets

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  114. Rainbows make bright and fun "kid quilts" that outlast the baby phase ( I hope!)

    Thanks!

    Sarah

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  115. I'm a new follower to your blog.

    Sarah

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  116. I am a new follower :) Thanks for the chance!

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  117. I like making rainbow quilts because they're so bright and cheerful. They're also uni-sex and ageless, a gift for anyone.

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  118. Rainbows are beautiful and magical and complete! Very pleasing to the eye ;)

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  119. I have little kids and all little kids, especially 5 year old girls it seems, love rainbows.
    kirkwood0419(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  120. I think we sew with rainbows for the same reason we always stop to point out real rainbows in life...the sheer joy of it.

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  121. Rainbows, of course, because of God's love for us! :o)

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  122. don't we all wish to see a rainbow every day? I think its the pureness of the color also that attracts me!

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  123. I think because rainbows are beautiful and you'd have to be crazy not to love colors. What would the world be like in black and white? Oh so boring!

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  124. rainbow colors make me feel happy I know I like to use them for that reason.

    knightmom03@gmail.com

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  125. I'm a follower

    knightmom03@gmail.com

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  126. Rainbows colors have been a symbol of promise and protection thousands of years. I see rainbow colors, I see the full spectrum of God's love for us. Thanks for choosing rainbows for your giveaway!

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  127. Part is a fun change
    and part is what the fabric manufactures think we will like.
    It will be fun to see what comes next!

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  128. As my son says "rainbows are magical." Can't disagree with that.

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  129. Hmmm, why people are drawn to rainbow colours? I think this is a behavioural thing learned in childhood: rainbows are always associated with things that are good, pretty, nice, or full of luck.

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  130. I think we use so many rainbow colors in our projects because they make us happy. I see the rainbow of fabric colors like you've chosen and I think back to crayons, modeling clay, and my childhood.
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  131. If you use rainbow colors, it's sure to go with everything!!

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  132. And I'm totally following you!

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  133. Rainbows are already matched for us folks who still can't match up colours!

    Michelle
    boldaxatgmaildotcom

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  134. I like rainbow quilts because I love all the colors and sometimes have trouble picking just a couple to use.

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  135. I am a follower, and love that little rainbow pack of solids!

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  136. I love rainbow projects because then I can use a little of every color :)

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  137. Those solid color would be great for the stuffed creations I like to make.

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  138. I'm a follower! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  139. • • • Rainbows are cheery, I love to use them for kid quilts.

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  140. I agree with people that rainbows just make people smile and be happy!

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  141. I know that I love rainbow colors because of all the possibilities and combinations within!

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  142. Rainbow colours are just so... happy! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kylie (purple_harriet AT yahoo.ca)

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  143. I love using rainbow colors and making art in rainbow colors because of the promise of the rainbow after the storm, and the sheer beauty of it. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  144. I adore bright colours as it adds happiness around the house in our dreary cold town!

    thank you for the giveaway :-)

    leftcoaster at gmail dot com

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  145. always loved the song "Over the Rainbow" from Wizard of Oz, and who doesn't want -- need - MUST have -- beautiful solids in their fabric collection? Beautiful rich deep colors make me HAPPY!

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  146. Rainbow colours are so bright and attractive, they capture the imagination :)


    eleshadavis@hotmail.com

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  147. I think so many of us like to use rainbow colors in our projects due to it brightness and energetic feeling each time we look at it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  148. Rainbows are just beautiful! That way we do not have to leave a color out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  149. Rainbows are just so hopeful, a reminder of God's promises. Their bright colors are so cheerful, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ravensrascals (at) gmail (dot) com

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  150. We like rainbow colors because of the brightness and uplifting feeling we derive.

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  151. I just did a rainbow charm pack and the solids would be a great compliment to the circle quilt I really want to make with the rainbow of colors.

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  152. Because they're so bright and cheerful! Thanks for the chance!

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  153. I love rainbow colors because they're fun!!

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  154. I have ALWAYS liked rainbow colors!! Why limit yourself to a favorite color when there are so many possibilities!

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  155. I have become a follower or your color-ful blog!

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  156. Rainbows and the colors of the rainbow give us such hope! Thank you for your generous giveaway!

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  157. Rainbows are a sign of promise! the colors are bright and cheerful too

    kmartz81@yahoo.com

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  158. Well, I am personally drawn to rainbows because I'm trying to make a Rainbow Dash costume for my daughter. I think they're very hopeful. :)

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  159. I think rainbows just make people happy :)

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  160. would love to add a rainbow of color to my stash!!!

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  161. I am a follower of your blog (via Google Reader)

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  162. Because everybody needs some rainbow brights in their lives!

    mail.suboo[at]gmail.com

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  163. I like Rainbows because they brighten up a gray rainy day here - and since that describes 10 months of our year, we NEED them! :)

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  164. because then you don't have to choose what color to use, you can use them all. love the fabrics!

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  165. Hey Pat, I think it's because it's cheerful. We're probably drawn to a rainbow of colors because it's the essence of happy.

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  166. Hey again, I subscribed to your RSS feed. So happy I did too, can't wait to check out that Cathedral Rose window block.

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  167. I love Rainbow colours, they match with everything - lovely!

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  168. I think we use rainbow colors because they are so clean and clear. Color equals life.

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  169. Rainbows are fun, cheerful and gender-neutral.

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  170. I love using rainbow colours because I don't have to pick--I can use them all.

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  171. I'm drawn to bright colors when Spring and Summer roll around - living in the Northeastern part of the US I think it has to do with coming off a long winter and looking forward to the sunshine and warmer weather.

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