Wednesday, March 11, 2015

((CLOSED for entry) Giveaway!!!! Japanese Lanterns Pattern

Today I am giving away two PDF copies of my "Dance of the Japanese Lantern's" quilt pattern.



This is a fairly easy quilt to make and if you chain piece it will go together quickly. 


Giveaway now Closed.  Winners are:
#5 Julianne
and
# 9 Jeanna
and because I want to do it there is a third winner!
# 1 rarely seems to win - so Lynn - you get a prize too. 

To enter leave a comment telling me what color background fabric you would choose when you make the quilt AND what types of fabric you would use for the lanterns.  
I will choose two winners on Lucky Friday the 13th.  As there is no issue with shipping or customs, this giveaway is open to everyone.  However,  I must be able to email you.  If you are a no-reply you need to leave an email address or you simply can not win. 
Be aware that for this giveaway I may not answer comments if there are lots of entries. Please share and send your friends over to enter also.



My blog is http://blog.geneblack.com
Comments are welcomed. I will reply when possible unless otherwise stated. Of course if you are a "No Reply Blogger" - I can not reply.

33 comments:

Lynn said...

This looks like a fun pattern! I'd probably use a light gray background and lots of different fabrics from my stash. I don't have a collection of Asian fabrics anymore, but I do have one or two left. I'd probably start with the few I have and pick others that compliment them. Thanks for the chance'

TheGothicL said...

I love the black background. And would use festive and shiny colors for the lanterns

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Gene your pattern and choice of colors are great! Please don't enter me as I might not get to your pattern until I'm 89 at this point. I love your work and admire your generosity.

Hugs,
Kelly

Sarah said...

I love how it looks like stained glass with the colors you choose! I think I'd do mine with a cream background and red pink lanterns. sarah@forrussia.org

Julianne said...

Hmmmm...I am loving it just the way you have it here...black tone on tone with maybe brights or batiks!

kathy said...

Well - it has to be nighttime for the lanterns to show up - right? Definitely batiks - maybe color graduation from night sky to night at ground level (lighter when you look up graduating to darker batiks as you get closer to the ground).
Off to Japan in five days. Love the quilt but I would never make it so count me out.

Denise Mitchell said...

Batiks !!!!!! ccpmcsusmom@att.net

Sherry said...

I have such a collection of Japanese fabrics (including several actual Yukata cloth pieces) that there would be no question what fabric I would use. As for a background, I'm thinking a royal blue would work with most of my fabrics.

Thank you for the giveaway

Sherry --- crazyquiltpatcher AT yahoo DOT com

Jeanna said...

Beautiful design Gene. My batik lanterns would most likely be set with a white background. I know, I'm so predictable :)

Gill said...

Great pattern - maybe a grey background (my eyes don't enjoy working with black) with rainbow lanterns!

Kathryn said...

I have a load of gray fabric and an a great assortment of Denise Schmidt's pinks, greens and blues. They would look great together. thanks for the giveaway.

Liberata said...

The black looks great, but I am thinking of a dark blue, maybe a batik with faint striations.

Cynthia Knapp said...

what a pretty pattern! I would likely use a white background with gem toned batiks. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

Cynthia Knapp said...

what a pretty pattern! I would likely use a white background with gem toned batiks. cknapp3626@sbcglobal.net

suemac said...

Very cute. I have been wanting to do a lantern quilt with my Liberty tana lawn's with plain double gauze as the background.

Havplenty said...

Black backgrounds can certainly make colorful fabrics pop, but I have used them sparingly in my quilts. For dark backgrounds I really like navy, charcoal gray or a dark Grunge fabric. I have an assortment of bright funky prints to use.

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Carol C Thomas said...

I think a light background would look nice for spring and I have never used batiks before and would like to try batiks for this pattern.

Susan said...

I like the dark background. Maybe something with the colors that imply the sky at night to highlight the latterns

Gene Black said...

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Clooney said...

I would use a dark green/gray background and very colorful bright fabric, with batiks for the lanterns. merryorganic@gmail.com

Maxine said...

I would choose scrappy blue fabrics for the lanterns and yellow fabric for the background. Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

Really like the lantern pattern

Lauren Maedge said...

I would choose a dark gray as the background and different shades of pink for the lanterns! What a fun patterns!!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

LOVE the pattern!! - Thanks for the chance to win!! - I would use a muslin background and - depending on the pattern requirements - a package or two of some pre-cut squares that I have on hand - ;))

Jusmom1 said...

I would probably choose a gray background and 1930's repro fabric! Thanks for the chance to win!

mommalibrarian said...

I would choose a leaf print - lots of greens

Patti Williams said...

I might choose the gray.

Aunt TC said...

I bought some Cotton & Steel fabrics which I would use for the lanterns and perhaps a deep turquoise or dark gray for the background. Thanks.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS!! - ;))

Jeanna said...

Thanks so much Gene. I love this pattern and will be making it large enough to fit my king size bed. Thanks also for explaining in the pattern how to increase or decrease the size. I'm thrilled!