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four march giveaways!

four march giveaways!


By Patricia Belyea

This month’s giveaway features four fat quarter bundles of Mostly Manor—a quilting cotton collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Each bundle contains 14 fat quarters, valued at $40.

Victoria Findlay WolfeThe ubiquitous Victoria excels on all fronts of the quilting scene. An educator, author and spokeswoman, Victoria creates award-winning quilts that combine both traditional and modern elements—always with a twist.

The Mostly Manor Collection is Victoria’s first foray into fabric design with Marcus Fabrics. Patterns and textures found in her beloved grandmother’s family home in southern Minnesota inspired the eclectic mix of florals, geometrics and stripes.

Talking with Victoria, she shared “I developed this unexpected combination of patterns as these are the kind of fabrics I like to put together in my own quilts. They live nicely together just as they did in my grandmother’s home that I loved to visit as a child.”

Mostly Manor Collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

The pattern naming relates to many people and places in Victoria’s life—Elise, her middle name; Elda, her grandmother; Leo, her grandfather; Beatrice, her daughter; and Herman, her grandmother’s dachshund. Felix relates to St. Felix—the churchyard where all the kids played, and Nelson—the bridge to Nelson took her family to a new state and an ice cream shop.

For the pattern named Mary, you can learn about its origin in Victoria’s first book Fifteen Minutes of Play. Look for a mention of “Mary in the bathtub” in her grandmother’s front yard.

Mostly Manor Collection by Victoria Findlay WolfeMostly Manor Collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

Mostly Manor Collection by Victoria Findlay Wolfe

To participate in the March giveaways, answer this question in the Comment Box below: Do you enjoy combining non-matching fabric patterns in your quilts?

Thank you Marcus Fabrics and Victoria Findlay Wolfe for the donation of the Mostly Manor Fat Quarters.
To visit the Victoria’s website +click here
To visit Marcus Fabrics’ website +click here

HOW THIS GIVEAWAY WORKS: The March 2016 giveaway drawing will be held at midnight PST on March 31, 2016. Giveaway is open to US residents (sorry to my Canadian and international friends), 18 and older, void where prohibited. One entry per person. Four lucky winners will be chosen with a random number drawing. Winners will be notified within 24 hours. Winners must respond within one week of notification or their giveaway will be forfeited. A list of winners can be obtained at any time from Okan Arts. Thanks for participating!

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners are Patti A. of West Bend WI, Anita S. of Checotah OK, Kate L. of Seattle WA, and Robin S. of Washburn WI.

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373 comments to “four march giveaways!”

  1. Sherry Pryor says:

    ABSOLUTLY!!!

  2. Kaye K. says:

    I’m learning to combine non matching fabrics…..it actually quite freeing!
    thank you!

  3. Tish Chung says:

    yes! yes! yes! the more the merrier – and better!

  4. Dot says:

    The scrappier the better.

  5. betty says:

    I love combining all fabrics!!!

  6. Veronica says:

    Yes! I haven’t yet made a quilt of all one ‘fabric family’. I like to do my own picking.

  7. Jackie says:

    I love mixing fabrics in unexpected ways.

  8. Patricia Sherman says:

    Yes but it is sometimes difficult

  9. Peggy says:

    You betcha!!!

  10. Joanne says:

    I don’t feel competent in mixing patterns. It intimidates me.

  11. Linda says:

    Non-matching fabrics challenge you to be more creative and to use colors in a different way.

  12. Robin Shilman says:

    Sure do that is part of the contrast.

  13. Lyn says:

    Nope, I don’t do that often. Perhaps I should step out of my comfort zone. 🙂

  14. Alice Ronne says:

    That’s usually the part I agonize over. I love to “create” at the fabric store but always need the “approval” that it looks OK. My insecurity makes for a combined effort of whoever is in the shop at the time! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

  15. Kae Eagling says:

    Yep, is there any other way?

  16. Vicki Seals says:

    Yes, I do. Thanks for the chance to win such great fabric! vickise at gmail dot com

  17. Diana says:

    I love to mix fabrics and I’d especially love to mix these !!! They’re quite beautiful. I see a lot of possibilities to fussy cut , as well !!

  18. marta says:

    It’s challenging but I do it….thank you …marta

  19. Ann says:

    I love to see how different fabrics work together as a whole. A lot of time that produces the most beautiful quilts that no one else has and at the guild there are many ooohs and ahhhs.

  20. Shirley Whitcomb says:

    My first encounter with non matching fabrics was in a bag of vintage completed blocks I purchased at a street faire. The fabrics were all so different- pink and gray stripes, blue and white stripes, red and black roses, and on. I was drawn to the fact that none of them matched and yet the overall was brilliant. I was hooked.

  21. Mrs. Plum says:

    Yes, I love to put different fabrics together! Thank you for the generous giveaway. I like the fabrics a lot.

  22. Linda Fleming says:

    I love using different fabrics – I try to focus on the values .

    Lmfleming007@gmail.com

  23. Jessica says:

    The fabrics are absolutely sumptuous and I love the narrative behind them

  24. Miep Jager-Schiphorst says:

    Oh YES. I love the unexpected with mixing fabrics.

  25. Oona says:

    Yes! Scrappy quilts are my favorite!

  26. Paulette clayton says:

    Non matching fabrics can “often” be successfully combined with a “blender” that complements them all. Yes it’s fun to put it all together like the pieces of a puzzle.

  27. Glen in Louisiana says:

    Lovely fabrics, thank you for such a fun giveaway. I can see possibilities!

  28. Sharon T says:

    Yes, I prefer combining non matching fabrics in my quilts. I own four of the fabulous striped fabrics from Mostly Manor and would love to own the rest of the collection.

  29. Judy Dunlap says:

    Love making scrappy quilts

  30. julie says:

    It depends on the design and message of the quilt but usually I do like to mix it up. Sometimes a single fabric collection is designed with lots of compatible color but non matching design.

  31. Valerie Gleeson says:

    I enjoy combining colors no matter the patterns

  32. Elaina D says:

    I definitely am a newbie at mixing non matchy fabrics. I only recently “figured it out” that there are so many more unexpected possibilities. Love Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s new fabric line! Thanks for a chance to win!

  33. Anita says:

    Yes, I love scrappy quilts!

  34. Marvin Tamblyn says:

    I love combining non matching patterns in quilts. Many different things can be beautiful together as nature always proves…

  35. Effie says:

    I love mismatched fabrics…. I love mismatched anything

  36. SOOZ says:

    I love to mix patterns, rarely do I use all of a manufacturer’s fabric line in a quilt.
    I love to mix ethnic and old scraps and remnant from my mother’s stash..
    occasionally there will be a span of 40 years or so of fabric mixed in.

  37. Meredith Schurr says:

    Yes, I have to! My stash consists of limited amounts of each fabric so I have to mix and unmatch.

  38. KarenH says:

    I am getting more comfortable with using non-matching sacrifice. Victoria has been a great inspiration for this.

  39. Janet Larson says:

    Combining dissimilar fabrics is so much fun. Doing so for my crazy quilts adds interesr.

  40. Carola says:

    Argggh! I thought I could finally lay my hands on one of These lovely, lovely new fabrics from Victoria! But no, Germans are excluded :-((( Now I have to go cry into my pillow. Again!

  41. Linda A says:

    It is a challenge for me but I love it.

  42. Lori Kay says:

    I am a scrap quilter, so nearly all my quilts have been a mix of non-matching fabrics. This looks like a fun group of fabrics to play with. Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Johnnie says:

    These fabrics are a breath of spring. And I’m soooo ready for spring.

  44. Helen Beall says:

    Loving all these light and cheery beauties!

  45. BL says:

    More types of fun = More visual fun Stripes and plaids and geometrics mixing with florals — now there’s a party!!!

  46. jean says:

    Love Victoria’s patterns and fabric. Thanks for the opportunity.
    jean

  47. Amy Verne says:

    I have made scrappy quilts, but I use cohesive colors. Raverne (at) comcast (dot) net

  48. Laura Marston says:

    Non Matching Fabric shame, on you for such a thought. Wait they make fabrics that match?

  49. Maxine Farrell says:

    I typically mix fabrics unless I come across a line that had to be showcased.

  50. Georgia says:

    I love scrappy quilts but need to be more adventurous.

  51. Gene Black says:

    I mix every kind of fabric together. The more the merrier. So my answer is “YES”

  52. Diane says:

    Definitely … Quilts shouldn’t always be so matchy matchy! Our ancestors didn’t go crazy matching. They selected from what was available & what they liked. I love Mostly Manor!!!

  53. Judi Orcutt says:

    It shows creativity to use mismatched fabrics. I’ve noticed that quilts made with precuts tend to look like cheater fabric when finished. And those quilts made with precuts tend to look alike. Quilts made with mismatched fabrics stand out!!!

  54. Linda S. says:

    As a scrap quilter, I enjoy combining all fabric types in my quilts. Thanks for a chance to win some Victoria fabric!!

  55. jackie says:

    yes, keeps quilt from looking matchy matchy!

  56. Michelle Mullinax says:

    I am definately a matchy-matchy quilter, although I enjoy seeing how others combine non matching fabrics 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! I love Victoria’s line of fabric!!!

  57. Hilda says:

    Yes, I enjoy most just mixing fabrics up, whether it’s pattern, color, or design. I’m not one to make coordinated quilts from strictly one line/design.

  58. Joan B. says:

    Sure I will put non-matching patterns together in a quilt! I usually look at color first, pattern later. Mostly Manor is beautiful!

  59. Carolyn Sands says:

    Lovely collection of fabrics by Victoria! Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway.

  60. Garen says:

    Always!! The crazier the better.

  61. Shari K. says:

    Yes, absolutely. It gives the quilt more interest.

  62. Anya says:

    Of course, the more patterns, the better! Thanks for the chance!

  63. Mary on Lake Pulaski says:

    I love to use non-matching fabric together in my quilts!

  64. Becky says:

    Yep… I seldom (like never) use only one designer or fabric line in a quilt. It might happen with a table runner but nothing as large as even a baby quilt.

  65. Denise says:

    I find mixing up the fabrics makes for a more lively quilt. Although it is more challenging,but that is part of the fun.

  66. chris hudson says:

    Yes! Scrap quilts are my favorite!

  67. Diann Smith says:

    I DO love using fabrics that are not matchy together. I call it zinger fabric and I’ve been doing it for a few years and it makes me HAPPY.

  68. Patty Johnson says:

    I’m beginning to mix none matching fabrics and liking the results. It’s a revival of making do with what I have and reminds be of our Grandmothers

  69. Abby says:

    Love to both mix and match.

  70. Alice R. says:

    I only mix fabric collections in my quilts! I have seen lovely quilts made with one collection by others, but, if I even attempt to put them together that way, it just feels too matchy matchy and reminds me of a printed bedspread.

  71. Margie says:

    I am a scrap quilter and mix lots of fabrics.

  72. jeanne e. says:

    i definitely combine “non-matching” fabrics in my work…sometimes it gets a little crazy, but i love it. 🙂 thanks for the chance to win some of these lovelies!

  73. Barbara Long says:

    I prefer to mix things up – to me it makes for a much more fun design

  74. Rebecca says:

    Absolutely! Provides more fabric feeling opportunity.

  75. Laura says:

    What a great give away! I especially love that stripe.

  76. Laura Miller says:

    I love, love, LOVE combining non-matching fabrics – in fact, I do that ALL the time. It would be rare if I ever actually used matching fabrics in a quilt. All those different fabrics play well together … at least in my opinion … just like all the crayons in the crayon boxes did when I was young.

  77. Paulette Jensen says:

    Your fabrics are my cup of tea…….I have always liked to mix different patterns/colors—that “feel”good to me. Can’t wait to get into them at least for 15 minutes!!!

  78. Debra says:

    yes, but I don’t have a stash of bold clear colors like Victoria has. Would love to try her line.

  79. Suzanne says:

    I enjoy combining different patterns and colors of fabrics. It’s always a surprise to see these combinations and how well these unexpected neighbors play against each other.

  80. Lucy B. says:

    Non-matching fabrics can create an energy you won’t get with matching.

  81. Jane Goddard says:

    Love these fabrics. They would all play nice together.

  82. Karen says:

    Yes, I enjoy combining non-matching fabrics & patterns in my quilts…it’s waaayyyy more interesting than matchy matchy.

  83. Sue says:

    I’m a scrapper! Love mixing in fabrics from all different lines. Mostly Manor would really give my stash a much needed pop!

  84. Trudi Rammelkamp says:

    I think mixing things up always makes a more interesting quilt.

  85. Chris Fornell says:

    Trying to make teo things go together that at first don’t seem like they should, is part of the maddening joy of quilting!

  86. Jean says:

    I make a lot of scrappy, quilts, so yes I use a lot of non matching fabrics.

  87. Rebecca says:

    Yes, I love mixing all the designs and colors in a quilt. I get bored pretty quick with only say a few colors. There are so many lovely fabrics out there, its fun to use some of them all. Thanks for the chance of owning some of this great fabric.

  88. Tawnie says:

    Most of the time I mix them up!

  89. Janequiltsslowly says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever made a quilt from a single fabric line. Scrappy is the best!!

  90. Julie says:

    I quite frequently use non-matchy fabrics. The more contrast the merrier in some quilts. Thanks for the great give away.

  91. Cheryl Parker says:

    I seldom use a product line together, I usually find a focus fabric, then find whatever fabrics I already have, or, other fabrics at the store. They are seldom from the same line. Thanks for the chance! Great line!

  92. LINDA says:

    ;HELLO,yes i do enjoy combining different non-matching fabrics! Thanks for the neat giveaway!

  93. Linda McLaughlin says:

    What a fun collection of fabrics! I’d love to win a bundle.

  94. Karen A says:

    I like scrappy quilts,so non matching fabric is right up my alley.

  95. Nanette says:

    Yes, definitely. Trying to learn to add solids to the mix.

  96. ellen colburn says:

    I do love to play with fabric and that means trying non-matching fabrics in unusual ways…

  97. Linda Brooks says:

    For sure!

  98. Wanda says:

    Yes, using non matching fabrics makes the quilt more interesting.

  99. Susan says:

    I love Victoria’s wedding ring interpretation and would love to see her new collection!

  100. Diane Calesso says:

    I’m not brave enough yet to combine non-matching colo. I’m sure that will change after I take a couple of Victoria’s workshops this summer!

  101. Stephanie says:

    “Matching” is an alien concept to me. I prefer “will this fabric play well with my stash?” I’m confident that a FQ set of Mostly Manor will answer “yes!”

  102. Jen Beatty says:

    Yes, I like variety.

  103. Marti says:

    Yes, it makes a quilt sparkle.

  104. Nancy says:

    I love combining non matching fabric patterns in my quilts. I love to do that, as I tend to make mostly scrappy quilts with the more the merrier!

  105. Pat says:

    I LOVE to mix fabrics.

  106. Meriul E. says:

    Yes, I love to put non matching fabrics together in a quilt or creation I’m making. It adds a “wow” factor that is not expected!

  107. Wendy T. says:

    I love combining any and all fabrics and patterns in my quilting projects!

  108. Ellen says:

    Yes! I think a different pop of color, pattern or tone can really add life to your quilt.

  109. Kathy Eyre says:

    Oh yes, I really don’t like matchy-matchy quilts, unless it is with solids

  110. JJ says:

    Yes! I love combining non-matching patterns- it gives life to my quilts.

  111. Ray Burke says:

    I am a huge fan about contrast in quilts. I like to mix colors and patterns in my quilts. As a new quilter it is all part of a fascinating learning curve. Thank you for your trove of ideas.

  112. Amy Z. says:

    I do like mixing non-matching patterns! It’s fun and I like the look of scrappy quilts.

  113. Quilting Tangent says:

    Mix and match all the time, love the scrappy look.

  114. Kim S says:

    I do but not all the time be used sometimes it’s just easier to pull out a bundle from one collection and start cutting

  115. Linda says:

    most of my quilts are scrappy so yes that’s my favorite way to design a quilt

  116. Kathy C. says:

    I love combining non-matchy fabric.

  117. dawn tornes says:

    Yes, I try to use some of my stash in every quilt even if I am using a particular fabric line. Makes life interesting!

  118. Jaye says:

    Julie (another one of the students at the Quiltcon VFW Pies & Points class) and I bought a layer cake of Mostly manor to share. She is cutting it on the diagonal and we will see what we can each make out of it. I think HSTs will be very interesting with the strips included in the collection. Of course, my favorite is the print with the big, lush bunch of flowers. I like the interest of many different types of prints in a quilt. I do think there has to be some design and cohesion, so I try to choose something that will bind the quilt together and not make it look like a mess. In the case of Mostly Manor, I might choose one color for the background, but find different tone-on-tone or close to tone-on-tone prints in the same color to add interest.

  119. Dee says:

    I do like non matching fabric patterns, however coordinating colors are a must.!

  120. Linda says:

    I love Victoria’s fabrics—-thanks for the chance to win…

  121. Jerie Clark says:

    I have been trying to make quilts using only my stash and this requires combining non-matching fabric. I hope to get better at it.

  122. Kat Scott says:

    I love to mix and match different patterns in my quilts…. different designers etc.! Am crazy about those stripes.

  123. Laurie Tuttle says:

    I love mixing non-matching fabrics! I believe that it adds more interest to a quilt.

  124. Suzi says:

    Always! That’s the fun of quilting!

  125. Penny G says:

    Non matching fabrics are a must in my quilting since I tend to be unable to plan well for many reasons and always buy too much so left overs are grouped in ways I find pleasing to make new quilts.

  126. kathleen schmitt says:

    I love Double Wedding ring quilts and 15 min. of play-love mixing fabrics

  127. Maureen says:

    Would love to win these

  128. Carolyn Burton says:

    I love to mix it up. Usually I like it, sometimes things don’t work. That’s life 🙂

  129. Sandra Fay says:

    I love to do that but often have a hard time because my inner self says nooooooo!

  130. Carole Anderson says:

    I love mixing patterns and colors. I do not think that colors clash at all.

  131. Barb in MI says:

    I am still ‘learning’ to combine all kinds of fabrics! Victoria’s fabulous quilts certainly have helped overcoming the fear and being too matchy-matchy. Thanks so much!

  132. Carmen Carter says:

    I’ve been a quilter for over 20 years and serious fabric collector. I find quilts that are matchy-matchy or use one line of fabric are less interesting than quilts that use a variety of scraps. The quilts that have variety keep your attention longer. I follow Victoria’s blog and really like this line of fabric.

  133. Karen Williamson says:

    Mixing it up is one of my favorite things!

  134. Angela says:

    I definitely would use non-matching patterns! Keeps it interesting!

  135. Beth T. says:

    Most often, I quilt from my stash, and so am combining fabric that wasn’t “meant” to go together. When I quilt with new fabric, I buy individual pieces rather than purchasing bundles so that I don’t end up with a lifeless quilt. Victoria’s line is one of the rare exceptions that combines colors and patterns in such a way that the end result is lively and unexpected. What a delight!

  136. Holly says:

    The stripes are wonderful. I mostly make scrap quilts, and love them. So yes I make and love quilts with un -matching fabric.

  137. Celia Ambrose says:

    I mix fabric patterns and colors to add interest to traditional blocks. Love the new line of fabric.

  138. Linda Chase says:

    I like having something that ties the fabrics together, be it color or design or scale, but they don’t have to be matchy-matchy.

  139. Sharon Tucker says:

    I love using stripes, dots, batik w/ civil war, the more the merrier

  140. Sharon Tucker says:

    Absolutely, I always mix up fabrics as I work from my stash for most quilts.

  141. Julie N says:

    I don’t enjoy combining non-matching fabrics – YET, but I’m learning how to do it.I too one of Victoria’s classes “15 Minutes of Play” and enjoy the process very much. It is a skill to make things look wonderful. I’m having fun – that’s the best part of it all.

  142. Natalie Robinson says:

    Hi…yes …of course I’m ok and have fun with non matching patterns…sometimes after playing you are rewarded with something surprising and cool…others not so much…but that just means you need to play more!

  143. Kathleen says:

    I love the look, but I have a hard time making the selections myself. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

  144. Charlotta Norby says:

    Yes! I love real scrap quilts, where I – you? – combine all kinds of fabrics, all kinds of colors, patterns, prints and solids. In fact, in the kinds of quilts I like to make, the more the merrier is the rule, and when you get enough variation nothing doesn’t work. Everything and anything will fit.

  145. Pam says:

    I have tried combining nonmatching fabrics in quilts, with mixed results. But experimenting is part of the fun! Thanks for sharing the wonderful story behind this collection, and thanks for the chance to win!

  146. Mary says:

    I’m unsure what your question pertains to so I’ll tell you what I do. If I had this packet of fabrics I’d put the stripes with the prints and with any of the other fabrics. If I thought it needed something else I’d go to my stash and pull out other fabrics which I liked and sew them. Thanks for the drawing.

  147. Christi Pike says:

    I love scrappy!!

  148. Andrea Bursaw says:

    I do mix fabrics but so far a bit timidly. This stash looks way more exciting!

  149. Dianne Barnden says:

    Yes I love to brave and daring and combine non matching fabrics. That’s were the magic lies.

  150. Mary says:

    Of Course! That’s what makes quilting fun!!!

  151. Stephanie says:

    always, every quilt has non matching patterns

  152. Leila says:

    This is an amazing giveaway—thank you! Mixing up designers and using loads of contrast in my quilts, especially in scrap piecing, is where I’m happiest. This is an incredible collection of gorgoeusness!

  153. Mary Ellen says:

    I often use a wide variety of prints in a project. Doing so provides a lot of interest to the quilt.

  154. Christine M. says:

    Yes, I love mixing non matching fabrics in my quilts. I like the scrapy look too.

  155. Rand says:

    Yes, indeed!

  156. Lisa says:

    I have a hard time NOT combining non-patterns. I think it makes for a charming quilt.

  157. Emily says:

    I like them to match somewhat, but variety is always nice!

  158. Pam thomas says:

    yes!

  159. Beverly Threadgill-Robey says:

    Yes! I mix all sorts of fabrics.

  160. Martha says:

    Scale difference between patterns is important to me, not if the patterns match.

  161. carol fun says:

    The more fabrics the better the quilt…love to put together matching and non-matching prints. Thanks for the giveaway!

  162. Heidi says:

    It’s fun to combine a variety of patterns and colors – exploring this has been a good change !

  163. Tine Hohl says:

    Yes, I really love to combine all sorts of fabrics – even non-matching, because the result is always worth the experience and sometimes the outcome is even better than I thought it would be 🙂

  164. Sarah says:

    Will all certainty I do!

  165. Britiney says:

    I love combining non-matching fabrics. They make quilts so unique! Thanks for a chance to win!

  166. Lisa Mathis says:

    Yep, I sure do! One of my favorite quilts is a very scrappy one that started with little blocks of ‘made’ fabric using Victoria’s 15 minutes play technique.

  167. June LeBlanc says:

    Gorgeous fabrics!

  168. Marla Whalen says:

    I was a matchy-match girl for a long time, and I still love that look…but I am much more adventurous these days, learning that an almost-clash can add a lot of interest!

  169. I do enjoy using non matching patterns in my quilts. It is fun to play. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but mostly it does and I love the outcome.

  170. Shiloh says:

    I love putting unexpected mixes of fabrics together. Sometimes it doesn’t work, but most of the time it does!

  171. Annette says:

    Just starting to quilt and yes! Heart eyes for these fabulous fabrics!

  172. Karen says:

    For sure!!!

  173. BrendaJ says:

    Sure do! Worth the extra planning when it works!

  174. Diana says:

    Non “matchy”, “matchy” makes a quilt exciting. I try to add something odd and unexpected in every quilt.

  175. Theresa Shaw says:

    I love to mix non-matching fabrics in my quilts. They add energy and surprise to a project.

  176. Susan Baughman says:

    I have never made a quilt from one line of fabric, but would like to try someday, I hear they turn out really nice because they all relate to each other.

  177. Cheryl Williams says:

    Usually what I think works, others think they don’t match, so the answer would be yes!

  178. Shelly says:

    I love to combine non-matching fabrics in quilts – though I still need a push to take it far enough.

  179. Kathie L says:

    The scrappier the better. I hate matchy matchy.

  180. Joyce McCarthy says:

    I love to mix up colors in my quilt!

  181. Karla Hogan says:

    Love mismatched prints!

  182. Cheri Marshall says:

    Yes I love combining non-matching fabric in my quilts. Upon seeing my quilts and those in progress, friends tell me “I never would have thought to put these fabrics together, but look how of great they work together.” Love Victoria’s new fabric line Mostly Manor. Thank you for offering this give away opportunity. Best regards.

  183. Anne says:

    As a beginning quilter, I am mostly using fabrics from the same collection, in the same color family. Thank you.

  184. Kathleen says:

    matching? what does that mean? I throw almost everything in there – it’s amazing how it all plays nicely together… thanks for this lovely giveaway !

  185. MONA says:

    Yes, most always I use non matching fabrics in my quilts. I love it when I use lots of different fabrics; it’s better used then sitting in my stash! I can then see favorite fabrics in a wall quilt or being wrapped in a lap quilt being loved!

  186. lena says:

    I love the challenge of adding non matching fabric and coming up with unique patterns and blocks that out of the standard. it is a great way to redesign and create individual quilts.

  187. Joanne Sattler says:

    I’ve always felt the more different fabrics the better!

  188. Elizabeth says:

    Wow! I love mixing non-matching fabric patterns in my work! I find it gives it a little pop. I’m so excited about Victoria Findley’s description of her inspiration for the new work. Nicely done ladies. Please pick me! Thank you, Elizabeth ElysianGlenn85

  189. Pam says:

    Yes! That’s my favorite way to work. 🙂

  190. Barbara woods says:

    All the time

  191. Annette S says:

    I love the look but sometimes lack the confidence of knowing if all the fabrics will work.

  192. Brenda J. says:

    Yes and yes! Each block is a new surprise!

  193. Lois says:

    Oh, I struggle to use non-matching fabrics together but they make gorgeous quilts so I keep at it. Thanks for the giveaway.

  194. Lori Morton says:

    Yep…sure do!! Mixing all sorts of prints & colors is what it’s all about with me! giggle….looooove fabric!
    Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 🙂

  195. Pamela G says:

    I love mixing fabric! More patterns=more depth. 😉

  196. Deb Hazell says:

    I struggle with non matching fabrics.

  197. Dottie says:

    For many years I did not have the ability to purchase matching fabrics so I used what I had, now I choose to use fabrics from different groups. It gives me the ability to get a unique look.

  198. Samanthah W says:

    That’s the only way to do it! The more the better! I think it adds more character to a project/quilt! 🙂

  199. elsa says:

    I do ~ always worry that it won’t turn out how I thought and then it does!
    I found your blog from Bumble Beans Inc.

  200. Laura Gottlieb says:

    Yes, I do. But it’s not easy for me. I have to really work at combining colors and fabrics that work well together.

  201. Nancy says:

    I think quilts become more interesting with unmatched fabrics.

  202. Robin Gordon says:

    I love combining non-matching fabric patterns!

  203. Cyndy Knapp says:

    Yes, I do enjoy combining non-matching fabrics in my quilts. It makes eye catching & unique quilts!

  204. Jean Calhoun says:

    I do enjoy mixing fabrics as it creates a visual and tactile opportunity’ pleasing to the eye and touch. Adds depth to the project!

  205. Mary Baldassin says:

    Most definitely! I am learning to try new techniques and new fabrics as I begin my quilting journey once again!

  206. Cathy Veverka says:

    I enjoy combining non-matching fabric patterns in my quilts as long as there is some type of color coordination/similarity between the fabrics.

  207. Janie says:

    The only way I use non-matching fabric patterns in my quilts, is if I am making a scrappy quilt. I have trouble coordinating fabrics. I usually purchase bundles in order to make a quilt in my eyes look beautiful.

  208. Nadine Nakano says:

    Yes I always pretty much use non matching fabrics-pretty much mix n match

  209. Martha Isbister says:

    Yes, and I find it challenging.

  210. Lorraine F. Emineth says:

    I’ve just started working with non-matching fabrics and find I will enjoy it…it does take some getting used to…its so easy to slip back into the old habit of leaning towards matching fabrics….learning new things is so awesome though!

  211. Barbaraben says:

    Since I’m often sewing scrap quilts, I find the challenge rewarding to use many patterns in my projects.

  212. jennifer beauford says:

    sometimes. I am usually pleasantly surprised when it turns out better than I expected. I am not always very adventurous when it comes to fabric choices though so i have to force myself to think outside the box.

  213. Daisy Rae says:

    I love scrappy look quilts so they are usually non-matching fabric patterns.

  214. Susan Mayer says:

    Mixing fabrics is my favorite thing to do! Add black and white for stunning quilts!

  215. Jerry says:

    Non matching fabrics add interest.

  216. Sheryl Allen says:

    I can’t honestly say I enjoy it “yet”! It takes real effort, but when I do, I am always happy that I did. It’s a wonderful way to add pop or interest. I am trying to do it with most pieces now.

  217. kate leder says:

    Definitely, I find it gives it interestand movement .

  218. Kelly Wilbur says:

    I’ll be honest, most of my quilts match but occasionally I get crazy and mix batiks with prints, lol!

  219. Sue O'Donnell says:

    Yes, I love the energy they create

  220. Jessie Gaskin says:

    I would love to sign up for the giveaway I hope this is the place. Love the fabric.

  221. Ruth says:

    It’s the fun way of sewing.

  222. Cynthia reed says:

    Love to use non matching fabrics. It’s a fun challenge.

  223. Pat says:

    I just love all fabrics.

  224. grace thorne says:

    thanks to lots of inspiration from other quilters, i escaped my matchy/matchy box and use lots of non-matchy fabrics in my quilts…victoria’s use of scraps always gives me a wow and a jumping off place for my own projects…love her book 15 minutes of play too!

  225. Heidi says:

    I do love mixing patterns and fabric styles together! I am ever-editing the bundles I have curated that are stashed here and there in my quilting room.

  226. Susie Heidner says:

    I will combine Batman with polka dots if it’s the right flow!

  227. Michelle says:

    Fabric lines these days are so beautiful it is hard to make myself pull from various sources, but the result is always better, though a challenge.

  228. Robin says:

    I love scrappy quilts so my fabrics very seldom match.

  229. Becky Ray says:

    I have found that the “uglies” make the beauties pop, used sparingly, of course!

  230. Julie says:

    I like putting a little of everything in my quilts. The more the merrier!

  231. Susan Zakanycz says:

    Yes, I enjoy using non-matching fabric patterns in my quilting designs.

  232. carol n says:

    Yes, I like to mix fabric lines, add batiks and solids, thanks.

  233. folksmith says:

    i love combining collections of fabrics. there are too many fabrics to only use just one.

  234. karen says:

    I’m making a scrappy BOM quilt at the moment and I did one last year as well. I like to combine fabrics by various designers for variety and interest.

  235. Ken Smith says:

    I didn’t realize that patterns had to match, LOL… To me, it’s all about the tones and colors. If I use patterned materials in my project it just need to like them..

  236. Carole Anderson says:

    I love wisteria.

  237. Laurel Turner says:

    Enjoyed the I am a Cat info and loved the fabrics featured. I make quilts for Foster Children on their Adoption Day. Thank YOU.

  238. Anne-Marie says:

    Mis-matchy is the way to go! So freeing!

  239. anne trudel says:

    love to mix and match fabrics in my quilting and sewing projects….

  240. Veronica Sethre says:

    like Asian fabric and old kimono silk which I make into purses.

  241. Margaret Witt says:

    I try to use something with a little twist somewhere in my quilts. It doesn’t nail ways work, but I try.

  242. Nicole says:

    I’d be happy to pay shipping to Canada! I love using all sorts of fabric in my quilts – that’s why scrap quilts are the best as everything matches (or clashes equally!)

  243. Drew Betz says:

    Yes, yes, yes

  244. marty thompson says:

    Yes!!!

  245. Dian says:

    Love to combine from a large amount of fabrics; therefore, it requires a large stash and a willingness to deal with the “mess” from rummaging thru your stash. I know a kit or precuts are less messy but selecting from a varied assortment is so much more challenging and I love the challenge most of all!

  246. Vivian Roop says:

    Combining patterns is part of quilting for me.

  247. Amy L says:

    I combine non-matching fabrics all the time. It gives an added jing when you do.

  248. dorrell says:

    I enjoy the process of combining fabric -your fabric is really beautiful.

  249. kathy powell says:

    I like to have a theme fabric and then just jump in and see what happens. Sometimes that plne goes out the the window by time I’m finished.

  250. Barbara dahl says:

    I like mixing florals with plaids and stripes, adds interest! Thanks!

  251. Diane Callahan says:

    Experimenting with unmatched fabrics is exciting and fun, love it!

  252. Donna says:

    I certainly do! It can be challenging, but it is always FUN!

  253. Rhoda says:

    It is very freeing to view your stash & pull fabrics for a new quilt. Very seldom do I use a collection for one quilt. These are beautiful fabrics.

  254. Helen says:

    I’ve always like scrappy quilts and am now trying to stay with a controlled mixed print palette for a different look. Love Victoria’s line of prints!

  255. Jennifer says:

    What great fabric, love the colors and the patterns. These would be so much fun to work with.

  256. Jackie says:

    I hadn’t in the past but in the last year I’ve been working on this and now mix it up.

  257. Rhonda Hunter says:

    YES! My quilting New Year’s resolution this year is to make my quilts less matchy and more scrappy. So far my little experiment has been so freeing and fun!

  258. June says:

    Yes, indeed! For my most recent quilt, an appliqué teacup design selected by and for my daughter, I used 54 different patterns, of many different colors and motif sizes. They all came from Provence, France, and were gotten there many years ago; whenever I look at them, they bring back wonderful memories.

  259. Jane Ludwig says:

    Sure do! I love scrappy! Jane L

  260. Laura McDaniel says:

    I would love to win this fabric, yep I got several projects in mind!!!!!

  261. tina bunes says:

    Yes, I enjoy combining all different types of colors & patterns.

  262. Jackie C says:

    Love to mix up wild or unexpected fabric pattern/color combinations. This collection is bold and delightful! Thank you!!

  263. Charlene Cuhaciyan says:

    I usually use one fabric that matches the rest in no way, but I have been experimenting with adding more and more non-matching fabrics. The results are unique pieces that are adored.

  264. Nancy says:

    I love the ” punch” when combining a variety of fabrics.

  265. Yes, yes, yes! I love the kind of energy lots of patterns and colors bring to a quilt; bringing life to a quilt. There’s so much to see and try!

  266. Sharmond says:

    I am learning to not be so matchy matchy. Sometimes it’s hard to change old ways, but love seeing what others are making!

  267. Theresa Govette says:

    I love mixing patterns. I think they’re what make a quilt shine!

  268. Christine Gansemer says:

    Usually I’m a “match” type person, but when I go outside the box, and just go for it it comes out better than I ever expected. You just have to go for it,

  269. mary ellen peterson says:

    love the strips and florals soooo much petersonmarye@gmail.com

  270. patty says:

    Yes, I use non-matching fabrics. I think what brings them together is the use of scale that is using small, medium, and large prints. This adds so much interest to a quilt.

  271. Dottie Stark says:

    Sometimes I like to create asymmetric blocks with fabrics that appear to be random. So far, I’ve really liked what I’ve created.

  272. Dorte says:

    yes yes yes!
    The unexpected mix of fabrics is the soul of a quilt.

  273. Jeanette says:

    Non-matching fabric patterns can be a way to add contrast and accents!

  274. Joanne says:

    Yes, I like the unexpected!

  275. Laurie says:

    I really love using all sorts of random fabrics in my projects. I like a scrappy look. Mostly Manor is just gorgeous.

  276. Victoria Murphy says:

    Absolutely! That’s what makes a quilt interesting!

  277. Allison CB says:

    I love to do crazy combinations of fabrics – love the eclectic look!

  278. Monica Guckenheimer says:

    Yes! I love colors that mix and play and clash and rejoice together. They excite me. I draw inspiration from a riot of color and pattern whether it be in nature or on the dinner table after a satisfying, long meal. If I feel that non-matching colors don’t go together very well, my solution is always to just add more!

  279. Julie says:

    Hello, I used to be a tonal matchy-matchy person. Now I also enjoy exploring mixing fabric colors and prints and textures in quilting. Non- matching patterns have helped me make the most interesting designs inspired by my garden, nature, and my cats.

  280. Brenda says:

    I have a tendency to want to match and I am trying to overcome that. I think that quilts that aren’t perfectly matched (or matched at all, in a traditional understanding of the term) are much more interesting than quilts which don’t venture out of the safe space of matched fabrics from one line. Personally, I believe that the more fabrics, the better the quilt!

  281. Renee says:

    I found your giveaway on Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s site. I signed up for Okan Arts’ emails and am looking forward to getting them! Thank you, from a new quilter.

  282. Jeanie Low says:

    I love playing with different patterns. They make life more interesting.

  283. Lisa Olson says:

    I wish I was brave enough to combine non-matching fabric patterns in my quilting projects!

  284. Donna smith says:

    That make s it more fun!

  285. Melody Joy DeFranco says:

    Oh my yes!

  286. Laura Soriano says:

    I’m boring that way! I match colors or themes. Usually can’t hit both!

  287. Lynette Smallwood says:

    I do enjoy mixing non-matching fabrics. As an art quilter it adds a lot of movement. Besides, real life does not always match.

  288. Joy-Lily says:

    I frequently combine non-matching fabrics in my quilting. That makes designing and piecing even moret fun!

  289. Linda Bader says:

    I like combining as many fabrics as I can in a quilt!

  290. Rosie Crane says:

    Absolutely! When I’m not working with solids, then mixing it up is the way to go!

  291. Debby says:

    I think it is lots of fun to mix and match fabrics until you get just the right look. My grandmother is the best at putting fabrics together and I hope to follow in her footsteps!

  292. amy says:

    Yes, but it’s difficult for me sometimes! but it usually works quite well.

  293. Sarah J. says:

    I love mixing it up, but it can be tricky sometimes (I often have a hard time narrowing down choices).

  294. melissa says:

    You bet!!

  295. Judy S. says:

    Yes, I do enjoy combining non-matching fabric patterns. That process is enjoyable to me!

  296. cHRISTY says:

    I love to combine fabrics – but it doesn’t work out for me like this…

  297. Kathy Weyenberg says:

    Yes, I love the unexpected touch of color or design and the story added to each quilt.

  298. Claire Ross says:

    So satisfying to use scraps to make something lovely xx

  299. Summer says:

    I don’t think pattern matters as much as color when designing a look for a quilt. However, super graphic prints like stripes or plaids can quickly take over. Sometimes that may be what you want!

  300. Emily C says:

    I love learning to make new fabric combinations. I usually lean towards color combinations, than matching. It makes the quilts more interesting, esp. since I usually pull fabrics from different collection.s

  301. Michele Ward says:

    Yes – that is half the fun of making a quilt!

  302. Doris McCarty says:

    Yes, I do. I’m very much the scrap quilter!

  303. Janie says:

    Combining fabrics intimidates me. I always shop for bundles. I haven’t gotten brave with color combinations either. Thank you for the inspiration.

  304. Chris says:

    I love to play mix and match. I must say sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t but always it’s alot of fun.

  305. Teresa R says:

    I am intimidated using non matching fabrics. I’m a beginner quilter just trying to find what works best for me.

  306. Shasta says:

    I do try to use a variety of fabric in my quilt – although it does have to match in some way. I am trying to be more free and add much more diversity for visual texture.

  307. Rebecca says:

    YES, I love mixing my fabrics!

  308. Emily Klainberg says:

    I love to combine non-matching fabric patterns in my quilts.

  309. Kathy E. says:

    Yes, I do enjoy combining non-matching fabric patterns when I quilt! I think adding one or two non-matching fabrics really adds interest and draws the eye into the design of the quilt.

  310. Wilma Scott says:

    I use geometric designs and love to combine them with solids, florals, and funky bird prints. I love the way everything floats! It’s like building a great homemade soup with leftovers. I build in places for the eyes to rest though – so that the viewer can take a breath before each gasp of joy.

  311. KarenH says:

    thanks for the giveaway, Victoria is my favorite designer and blogger1

  312. Rose Santuci-Sofranko says:

    I think non-matching fabrics work wonderfully for quilts! Thanks and God bless!

  313. Nancy Hilderbrand says:

    Being new to quilting and unfamiliar with designer I would mix them if they didn’t clash.

  314. Betty Vincent says:

    Japanese fabric is so creative to use in a quilt and it stretches my comfort zone between combining it with fabric in my stash of large prints and dots.

  315. Betty Vincent says:

    What happened to my comments. I love Pat Pease and Wendy Hill’s book and would enjoy owning it. Japanese fabrics create interest in quilts.

  316. Janet Wright says:

    I love non matching patterns in my quilts but they do stretch me a bit. I love the crisp colors and patterns in all of the collections.

  317. Diane Beavers says:

    Indeed I do, as the color combo’s always turn out awesome and the compliments overflow:) Thank you.

  318. Deb says:

    Sure! Why not! I love a challenge. Most of my best work comes about by mistakes! No kidding.

  319. Mary McMahon says:

    I seldom have enough matching fabric patterns so I’m non-matching almost always.

  320. Betty Vincent says:

    I do find it hard to put non-matching fabrics together in a quilt but I am trying to do this in smaller quilts that I did with Ann Shaw. What you need to do is put it somewhere else in the quilt and that draws your eye for a pleasing effect. Betty. Congratulations to the new designer Victoria, for Marcus fabrics.

  321. Lisa says:

    I always mix and match.. Feels like it is my creation that way.

  322. Lee Ann says:

    It’s on my bucket list! Will give it a try on the new quilt I’m starting.

  323. Barb Mader says:

    Yes I do. I think I have done it for years without really knowing it. Love this new line.

  324. Diana says:

    Always tend to mix non-matching fabrics!

  325. Bev DeMaria says:

    Yes, I almost always use non-matching fabrics! More is better!

  326. Candace Milan says:

    I didn’t for quite a while but now I see how much interest it adds to quilts!

  327. Fran Wolf says:

    Would love to sew with these fabrics.

  328. Debra Ahdore says:

    Lovely fabric range especially love the florals!

  329. Scott Lunt says:

    Yes I do!

  330. Denise says:

    I have to admit it was at first very hard but now I have no problem combining non matching fabrics!

  331. Ronnie Haley says:

    Totally enjoy mixing it up with my fabric choices!!! Looking forward to buying (and maybe even winning) some of Victoria’s beautiful fabrics!

  332. Sally Maxwell says:

    I do little art quilts and, for me, EVERYTHING is non-matching and non-traditional! I especially love using snippets of this and that, so I save everything. But I would “give it a go” if I won matching fabrics today 🙂 THANKS!

  333. Jackie Kelly says:

    I have always loved using mismatched fabrics.

  334. Patti A. says:

    Yes I do like to combine patterns of fabric. I follow her blog by email and can’t wait to see the pictures from her trip.

  335. Dian says:

    Harmonious fabrics are the key elements to interesting quilting. Matching is safe and easy on the eye but not as much fun as making your own combinations. It does seem to take more planning and time to do it right but I do love combining lots of different fabric families into one quilt.

  336. Diann Smith says:

    love trying the unexpected in fabrics and patterns

  337. Locki Johnson says:

    I love the idea of coordinating non-matching fabrics because it opens up the possibilities for a creative surprise! The double wedding ring photoes posted here are fantastic!

  338. Ann says:

    I love unexpected fabric combinations, though maybe people are starting to expect that from me? Does that mean the combinations are no longer unexpected …?

  339. Vicki Bartels says:

    Not in my comfort zone yet. I am trying but my old habits are getting the better of me.

  340. Lindaroo says:

    I prefer using multiple fabrics, scrappy or non-matching. That’s what makes my creations unique from anyone else’s, and keeps it from looking like something you could buy in a department store.

  341. Anne alessi says:

    I do like combining non matching fabrics in a quilt. I think it adds life, sparkle to the design.

  342. Misty Cole says:

    Love Scrappy quilts! Thanks for the giveaway.

  343. Mag patch says:

    Love trying to combine different fabrics and create something original.

  344. Megan says:

    I do NOW (like combining non-matching fabric patterns) in my quilts. However, it took a while to get there. Once you start though you never go back. They always give an unexpected POP!!!

  345. Becky says:

    Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

  346. Janice says:

    Matching fabrics? I always look for a surprise.

  347. Linda Rech says:

    Non-matching means exciting! So, yes!

  348. Michelle L. says:

    Of course I mix patterns in quilts. The more outrageous, the more interest they have. That’s what makes it special.

  349. Sherri Lefmann says:

    I would like to try the possibility. Scrap quilts are good. Combining a great variety of colors is beyond me right now.

  350. carol sloan says:

    I love the surprise that the non-matching patterns provides. What is art without a bit of a shake up?

  351. Denise W says:

    I am getting much more free in my fabric choices. Not quite as matchy – matchy. But some things do see to make me squinch up my eyes. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

  352. Annette Bosman says:

    Yes, the quilt becomes more interesting to look at.

  353. Cheryl says:

    Yes, of course 🙂

  354. Vicki H says:

    Yes, I love mixing them in scrap quilts.

  355. Sandy K says:

    I think mixing gives the quilt more personality.

  356. Cynthia Esper says:

    Love to mix and match

  357. Karen M says:

    I love combining different fabric patterns in my quilts, the more the better!

  358. Vicki L says:

    A goal this year is to loosen up and free myself to use more non-matching fabrics. Quilts made with non-matching fabrics have such a spark, almost breathtaking.

  359. kathy adolph says:

    I love mixing different fabric patterns and colors. I;m always surprised at how wonderful things turn out in the end.

  360. kathy adolph says:

    I love using different pattern fabrics and color. I’m always surprised at how wonderful everything turns outs in the end.

  361. auschick in va says:

    One reason I love precuts is that the work of figuring out what patterns look good together is done for me 🙂

  362. Robbin Musgrave says:

    We have the same birthday!

  363. Bev Manry says:

    I love to not be so matchup-matchup! It’s always an adventure!

  364. Patricia M Bailey says:

    I am trying very hard to use non matching fabric patterns… It is a real stretch for me, but I am striving toward that end. I have a few years on you young women. What I want to tell you is…Venus Williams looks to have on a Mostly Manor tennis outfit at the Miami Open…..She is a great designer with a fabulous eye for color and texture…Beautiful Lady. Congrats…love mostly manor fabric…..Patty Bailey

  365. Lynn D in NC says:

    I love the look of non-matching prints. I struggle with putting them together myself, but I keep persevering. One day, I’ll conquer it and I’ll be able to do it without struggling so much.

  366. Edith Romano says:

    Love your blog.

  367. Janet M. says:

    Still lacking complete confidence, but yes, I enjoy using non-matching fabric patterns!

  368. Lynn Walker says:

    I lovetomakequilts from non matching colours, fabrics and patterns. So much variety is available have at it while the sun shines

  369. Roberta K says:

    I prefer to do something more harmonious (or what my quilting pals would call boring!) unless it is some sort of a memory patchwork.

  370. June D says:

    Yes – I like combining non-matching fabric patterns in my quilts and projects! (I bet it would be very nice though to use matching fabric too.) Thanks for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

  371. Nancy R says:

    Absolutely love combining different fabric patterns. I believe that’s what adds depth and makes quilts more interesting.

  372. Patti A. says:

    Oh I just want to thanks you for my winnings. It is truly beautiful!! Right now I have the pretty package just sitting so I can enjoy it. Soon to be open and spread out in my sewing room. Thank you again so much. I am so lucky!!

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