Sunday, February 5, 2012

It's Sandy Gervais Week!

First of all...GO GIANTS!!!




Ok now that I got that out back to our reguilarly scheduled program...

This month's Designer Select series is on Sandy Gervais. Her newest line Sassy is just the latest in a long line of great fabric designs. This Fat Quarter Shop exclusive kit is a great mixture of all the wonderful colors and patterns in this line.  


When I first started quilting Sandy's Nautical and Nice line was brand new. The LQS here told me that I bought over half the fabric they had of this great line. I didn't buy it all at once, it was over about 6 months...I just kept going back for more.



I grew up sailing and have always loved anything nautical. I made 2 quilts with this fabric, one for my Dad and one for my Nephew Henry James. I thought it would be fun if they had matching quilts. Sadly I forgot to take a pic of the quilt for Henry, but here's a pic of the one I made for my Dad.


Then came Frolic. I made 2 quilts from that line. These are still just quilt tops, but I plan on quilting them soon. They are for my husbands Dad and Step-Mom. I wanted to make them matching quilts to use in their basement living room.


And you know how Craizee I am for table runners. I found an adorable pattern on Moda Bake Shop and made a table runner using Awesome. It's called Petits Fours Table Runner.


As for Sassy, I plan on making a Twister Quilt for the Twist Along starting next week.
And I really want to make this adorable runner.


And as if that isn't enough she has 2 more line coming out this year...
Merry Melody, due out in July and Phenomenal Fall, due out in June.


This week I have a bunch of guest bloggers who are going to show you their projects made with Sandy's fabrics.

And what would Designer Select week be without a GIVEAWAY?!?

This months giveaway from The Fat Quarter shop is a Designer Select FQ kit from the Sassy line!


There's 2 ways to enter:
Note - you must be a follower of Craizee Corners, but you don't get a entry for that, it's just a pre-requisite.

1. Go to the Fat Quarter Shop's Sassy page and tell me what fabric you think I should use as the border on my Twister Quilt.
2. Tell me which It's Sew Emma pattern is your favorite.

There you have it...2 ways to enter. You have until February 12th (Sunday) at noon CST to enter. Then Mr. Random will pick a winner!  


116 comments:

  1. I'd use the Aqua Daisies. :) Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  2. there are so many patterns to choose from but I think I like Gumdrop Garden!

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  3. I like the Debonaire or Lollipop Shoppe patterns. :)

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  4. I like the sassy orange small paisley for a border -- loveee sandy gervai!

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  5. i've been eyeing gumdrop garden and home sweet home :)

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  6. Id use the black large paisley yardage as a border. So fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  7. I love the to the moon robot quilht pattern! Too cute. :)

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  8. I think a border that's not busy lets the twister pinwheels really stand out. I would choose Sassy Coral Sandy's Solid.

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  9. I really like the Rooftop Orchard pattern.

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  10. Ooo - her fabrics are such fun! Maybe the coral dotty stripe?

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  11. Didn't realize there were so many Sew Emma patterns. I like "Georgia,"

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  12. I think I would choose the black tiny dots for the border fabric! Oh! And bind it with the Sassy Aqua Dotty Stripe!! :-)

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  13. I love the Country Rose pattern! SO pretty!! Thank you for the giveaway! :-)

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  14. I like the Sassy Lime Swirls for a border.

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  15. I think Georgia Quilt Pattern is my fav. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  16. Since I am an aqua fan, I would choose the aqua ditsy daisy or the aqua swirls. All of the fabrics are pretty awesome.

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  17. So many great patterns but I would choose "Home Sweet Home" and second "Lollipop Shop"

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  18. I do like that Sassy line. And I like twister quilts, I think they are fun. Depending on favorite colors, I would probably use the scrolls, dot or daisies as a binding.
    I like the HST quilt top lots too. Is the orange strip random or do you have a plan? Would you mind telling me the size of your blocks and orange strip? I've been looking all morning for a great pattern, easy but interesting, looks great, trendy and masculine for a nephew who is graduating from college. Has to be easy traveling, but still pass his mom's inspection. I've found about 20 patterns that I'm in love with, I'm just not sure about the nephew/mom combination. Yours is at the top of the list, in blues. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. Well. You do know I love me some paisley print. So, the small paisley - whichever color you have the LEAST of in the top would be my choice. mmmmmm paisley....

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  20. I'm a nut for dots!! I like the black sassy dots!! How fun is that! (I really like Dots on binding!!)

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  21. I love the truffla forest, and lolly pop shoppe, and gumdrop garden. Well, I like most all of them, but if I had to choose, it would be those three. =)

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  22. yall don't like me! Make me choose OK if your pullin my leg!!! I do like (all of them) Little Town or Garnets and Rubies! (or all of them!!) LOL

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  23. LOVE AQUA DITSY DAISIES!
    JUST BEAUTIFUL FABRICS!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  24. DOTS FOR ME, THE BLACK SASSY DOTS ARE SO NEAT!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  25. My favourite pattern is the Pinwheel Parade

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  26. I like the simplicity of the Sassy Orange Tiny Dots.

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  27. The Urban Grunge Quilt Pattern has been on my wish list for a while now. I LOVE this pattern and one day I will make it.

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  28. I'd choose the aqua dots or daisies....

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  29. Magical Dr Suess is my favourite pattern..

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  30. I like pinwheel parade - thank you for the wonderful giveaway :)

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  31. I like the aqua dots as a border!

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  32. I love the Magical Dr. Suess pattern.

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  33. i like any of the small paislies for your border!

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  34. i like the apple dumplings quilt best of the sew emmma patterns!

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  35. I like Sassy Coral Scrolls Yardage for the border. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I love stripes cut on the bias-they have a few cute ones.

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  37. I love Debonaire Quilt Pattern! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  38. That gumdrop pattern is really cute.

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  39. I think the Sassy Coral Swirls would make a cute border!

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  40. Debonaire is my favorite pattern! Love Links is really cute too! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  41. Well, I love swirls and aqua personally, so I would choose Sassy Aqua Swirls - do you think it would work?

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  42. I like the one with the houses - what a neat idea.

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  43. Maybe the aqua Daisies or aqua Scroll.

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  44. I love the pinwheel parade pattern.

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  45. I'd use the Aqua Ditsy Daisy! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  46. I sure like the Garnets and Rubies pattern.

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  47. I think Sassy Black and Coral Dotty Stripes. :)

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  48. I think Sassy Aqua Ditsy Daisy would make a cool border.

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  49. I really like Pinwheel Parade.

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  50. I like the sassy black large paisley.

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    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  51. I like the row row row your boat.

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    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  52. I like the tiny black dots for a binding. Love Sandy Gervis fabrics!

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  53. I like the Sassy Black Dots for the border.
    ~Terry~

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  54. So many great patterns, but Debonaire is by far my favorite! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Terry~

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  55. I would choose the Sassy Black Small Paisley. Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  56. Love Links is my favorite pattern! :)

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  57. I'd go with the black tiny dots as my binding: the small dots will be visible in the small area of a binding, and black adds such a nice frame to anything!!

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  58. I've been drooling over the"Home, Sweet Home" pattern for awhile now in the Hometown fabric by Sweetwater: I didn't know it was available as a printed pattern: I had just seen it as a quilt at Sweetwater's site.

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  59. I love Sandy Gervais too. She makes such fab designs. I love the Gumdrop Garden pattern. Super cute!

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  60. I think Ditzy Daisy in Aqua would be a sweet binding to add. Very cute.

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  61. As for It's Sew Emma patterns, man are they just all too gorgeous. My favorite is Pinwheel Parade but that will definitely change when her new patterns are out. Bow on Top and Little Town look so adorable.

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  62. I would use the Sassy Black Large Paisley just because it makes such a statement and I love a border to make a statement. Of course keep in mind I am saying that site unseen. I might change my mind after seeing the quilt.

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  63. My favorite pattern is the Debonnaire. It is so versatile. Thanks for such a great pattern!!!

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  64. I'm going to say use the aqua dots for the border or one of the swirls!

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  65. I really like the Georgia Quilt Pattern the best.

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  66. The dots or swirls would be the best for the border.

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  67. Oooh, I really like Garnets and Rubies.

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  68. I like the Sassy Aqua Ditsy Daisy Yardage. thanks for the giveaway chance.

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  69. I really like the Row, Row, Row your boat. Perfect for my new grandson. Thanks again!

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  70. I like this one for the border: Sassy Aqua Daisies

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  71. I love Garnets and Rubies. Thank you to FQS for sponsoring the giveaway, and thank you Sha for all the great posts!

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  72. I would love to see how the Dotty Stripes (aqua) would look.

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  73. The one that attracted my attention is Love Links. It would be fun to play with the lines.

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  74. I would border your quilt with Sassy Orange Dots!

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  75. In addition to being a sucker for anything orange, I'm also a sucker for stars, so my favorite Sew Emma pattern is Debonaire!

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  76. Hmmm.. Yes, Sassy Orange Dots. Something fairly simple to not outshine the twisters.

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  77. I would pick the Country Rose pattern by It's Sew Emma.

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  78. Sassy dots in aqua or orange. I'm all about orange lately!

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  79. I'm loving Gumdrop Garden pattern.

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  80. My fav patters are Urban Grunge ... or Little Town ... no, Urban Grunge ... no, Little Town ... Can't I just choose both?

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  81. I'm seeing Sassy Black Tiny Dots in the border. I always like a bit of black somewhere. It grounds things.

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  82. Ha! Funny you should ask which pattern I like best. I had my eye on Home Sweet Home on FQS the whole quilt kit while it was on sale. Then when I went to buy it, it was regular price again. Soooo, that is on top of my list. But when I looked through all of them, I found two others I like too; Country Rose and Little Town.

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  83. I think the orange dots in the line (not the small ones) would make an awesome choice! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  84. I do like the sassy aqua dotty stripes. I actually love all the fabric it's so hard to choose. :)

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  85. I really like Urban Grunge. I think that is a really fun pattern.

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  86. I like the sassy black dots. Thanks for the fun giveaway too.

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  87. I am a follower. My favorite pattern is the Debonaire Quilt Pattern by Rachel Griffith, It's Sew Emma at The FQS.

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  88. For borders: Sassy Coral Scrolls SKU# 17645-13
    I also like the green and aqua. Somehow the larger scale of the scroll strikes me as a nice border. Any of the tiny dots or larger dot prints would look good as a binding. Thanks for the chance.

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  89. I like the darker colors for the border - Sassy Black Small Paisley is a good one.

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  90. I'm thinking that Urban Grunge would be good for a manly quilt for my hubby. Thanks for sharing! It's been great to see everything.

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  91. Def the large paisley! it's so fun!

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  92. I think Love Links would be my fav!

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  94. I think the aqua dotty stripes would make a cool border for your twister quilt.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. The Urban Grunge pattern is my current fave - I'd love to make it!

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  96. I think a small solid border followed by a somewhat wider swirl pattern border would look very nice. These quilts can be really busy - I'll post one I made on your Twist Along page to illustrated my point - so the quieter fabrics can calm a really busy quilt. thanks for the giveaway.

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  97. I really like the Debonaire pattern. I love stars in any way shape or form. thanks for the giveaway.

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  98. I really like the aqua swirls for the border....so pretty!!

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  99. I have a new grandson, so the Gumdrop Garden is the pattern for me!!

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  100. I would use the coral swirls. love the color and the design. (I am a follower via RSS)

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  101. I really like the Check Me Out Sesame Street quilt. (I have two toddlers, so they would LOVE that.)

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  102. I really like stripes on my binding so I'd recommend the aqua dotty stripes. Better yet, scrappy piece your binding with all the stripes.

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  103. You are right, Sandy's fabric is fun! How about the black sassy dots or the aqua dots?

    Thank you and FQS for your giveaway and a chance to win. I think I'm sneeking in just in time. Been busy playing grandma lately. hehe.

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  104. My favorite pattern is Pinwheel Parade.

    Thanks again for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  105. I love the Among the Stars Block of the Month pattern. Gorgeous! And what a fun giveaway!

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  106. My choice for a binding on your Twister would be Sassy Coral Swirls. I love coral so much that it was the color for my flowers at my wedding and the swirls is a nice print!

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What do you think? I'd love to hear from you :)