A week or so ago I was notified that I was a winner of a giveaway held by McCall’s Quilting. The giveaway prize was a fat quarter bundle of the Summer Cottage collection by Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs for Red Rooster Fabrics and Gerri’s book Quilted Living.

Cottage Garden

I thought it would be fitting to share about the fabric since I was so fortunate to receive this generous prize. Maybe you aren’t aware of this fabric or book and may find they’re something you like. I know I’m not that familiar with Red Rooster Fabrics.

First off I’ll start with the fabric.

Cottage Garden

These are the 23 fat quarters that were in the bundle I received. The colors and prints are so cheery! Gerri’s collection was inspired by summer. The colors of summer from the flowers, fruits and celebrations of the season. I really like the vintage look of the floral prints.

Summer Cottage

Something else I really like are the colors. Especially the red. It’s a very nice rich blue red, which is what I prefer. More so than an orange red or a red that doesn’t have much saturation to it. Green’s my favorite color and the shade of green in the collection gets two thumbs up from me!

Summer CottageThe book has 10 quilt designs that I found to be fresh and clean. All were made using the fabrics from this Summer Cottage fabric collection.

Summer Cottage

Here are a few patriotic designs that caught my eye. I’m big lover of Americana. I’ve been promising That Man a red, white and blue quilt. When I showed him this page he had tough time deciding which one he liked best. Actually, I’m not sure he did pick one but I’m leaning strongly toward the one in the middle. These quilt designs are also shown as table runners. I’m seeing one in my future for the red cabinet we bought last year.

For the moment the fabric is going in a drawer because I have three quilts in progress right now and I cannot — must not — start another!

What do you think of this fabric and book? Were you already familiar with Gerri Robinson/Planted Seed Designs and/or Red Rooster Fabrics?

Just for clarification, this is an unsolicited review of a giveaway prize I received. I was not asked by McCall’s Quilting, Gerri Robinson/Planted Seed Designs or Red Rooster Fabrics to write this.

Don’t forget you can find lots of giveaways to enter on the giveaway list on my other blog The Giveaway Roundup.

Molli Sparkles

21 Comments on Summer Cottage

  1. Helen
    March 13, 2015 at 4:36 pm (3 years ago)

    A great prize , love the fabric and what you have shown of the book

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    • Melissa
      March 13, 2015 at 4:47 pm (3 years ago)

      I am very fortunate and was even more pleased when I saw it all first hand.

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  2. Rina
    March 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Congratulations on the win,what a wonderful prize! I am loving the fabrics and think I can see a trip to the LQS in the near future. I may need the book as the three red,white and blue quilts are perfect for a QOV that I’m getting ready to do for my cousin.

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    • Melissa
      March 13, 2015 at 4:46 pm (3 years ago)

      Yes! The quilt designs and the red, white and blue fabrics in this collection are perfect for your project. That’s wonderful you’re making a QOV quilt for your cousin. My nephew received one and it’s very precious to him. I’m currently making a lap quilt for Honor Flight.

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  3. Brenda Hulsey
    March 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm (3 years ago)

    That is an awesome give away that you won! I do love that collection. It really has some beautiful colors in it. Looks like a really nice book too. Congrats!

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    • Melissa
      March 13, 2015 at 5:24 pm (3 years ago)

      I agree on all counts. Thank you!

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  4. Kathy Davis
    March 13, 2015 at 4:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Lucky you. What a nice giveaway.

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    • Melissa
      March 13, 2015 at 4:59 pm (3 years ago)

      I was floored when I was notified! I think I got a little giveaway winning mojo back when I revamped my giveaway list.

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  5. Sally Dixon
    March 13, 2015 at 6:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Great fabric! I love the colors and design. I haven’t heard of the book or the fabric designer but I will definitely check them out!

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    • Melissa
      March 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm (3 years ago)

      Perfect! I was hoping to bring something new to somebody since I wasn’t aware of both either.

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  6. Susan
    March 13, 2015 at 6:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Wonderful win! Congratulations. Definitely, the quilt in the middle. It’s terrific! I knew about Red Rooster Fabric in general, but not that specific designer. I do like the line, though.

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    • Melissa
      March 13, 2015 at 7:02 pm (3 years ago)

      I know I’ll be pushing for the quilt in the middle. If anything, I’ll use it for a table runner.

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  7. Kathleen
    March 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow! You hit the jackpot there! Those fabrics are beautiful. Gonna have to look those up.

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  8. Karon
    March 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm (3 years ago)

    So happy you won such a great giveaway. I know how excited you must have been when you found out you won as I was a lucky winner of one of your giveaways last year.

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  9. Lauren aka Giddy99
    March 14, 2015 at 7:47 am (3 years ago)

    Great prize! I’m with you; I love that quilt in the middle!

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  10. Lee
    March 15, 2015 at 4:52 am (3 years ago)

    I love Americana also -and love those patriotic quilts – middle one is lovely! Have fun with your win!

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  11. Sandy D
    March 15, 2015 at 10:40 am (3 years ago)

    I am a BIG Fan of Gerri Robinson and have another book by her and have also gifted a couple of copies to family members that quilt.

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  12. Beth
    March 16, 2015 at 7:55 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations! It’s nice to see the person who helps us win prizes to win a beautiful prize herself! Yay :)

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  13. Carrie P.
    March 16, 2015 at 9:29 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations! on your wonderful win.

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  14. Carole
    March 22, 2015 at 8:30 am (3 years ago)

    I bought the book and I’m looking forward to making one of the patriotic quilts when I have more time. Prior to seeing the fabric and book on the fat quarter shop I had never heard of the designer before.

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  15. Chris
    April 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Beautiful fabric. You are amazingly lucky, maybe that is the payment for all the hard work of putting together the links for the rest of us. It looks like an interesting book.

    Reply

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