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.
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.
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.
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!
The 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.
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.