Monday, December 29, 2014

A Story to Read, A Quilt to Make

I wanted to take a moment today and show you all this fun picture book that we have at Shabby Fabrics called Rainbow Nest by Edyta Sitar, illustrated by Sue Cornelison.
Rainbow Nest | Shabby Fabrics


The story follows along with an expectant woman and a mama-to-be bird who are both preparing for their Springtime arrivals.
It is an incredibly unique picture book with whimsical illustrations featuring stunning live fabrics. There is also a quilt that goes along with the story. In the back of the book there are full instructions, diagrams, and applique templates showing how to create the adorable quilt that features one of the story's main characters.
Here are some sneak peeks into the beautiful pages:
Rainbow Nest | Shabby Fabrics

Rainbow Nest | Shabby Fabrics

Rainbow Nest | Shabby Fabrics

This little book would be a great gift to give an expecting parent for them to create something they and their child will cherish forever!

GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED:
To enter to win a copy of this adorable book, Rainbow Nest, comment below telling us the best homemade gift you've ever received! Be sure to include your email address with your comment. This giveaway will be open until January 5, 2015 and a random winner will be selected. Good Luck!

53 comments:

  1. The best Christmas gift ever is a doll house my father made when I was five years old.

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  2. The best homemade gift I ever received was the quilt my grandmother made for me when I was a child. It was made for a double bed and I used it all through childhood, college, and young adult life. I still have it, it now hangs (a bit tattered) on a ladder in my living room along with another quilt she made and a quilt my great-grandmother made.
    tstanulis@verizon.net

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  3. A cheery, yellow afghan made by my Mom.

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  4. Hi, it would be my Grandmother's hand pieced +quilted full size bed quilt!
    Thank You for a great giveaway! BLESSED NEW YEAR ALL !

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  5. My husband made me a quilt ladder a few years ago. It was so nice that I had him make one for our daughter too.

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  6. My 8 year old daughter made me a quilt. Hole-ly, handstitched, wonky---Gorgeous quilt.... She cut up fabrics I had purchased for an expensive project-- but I didn't care... Every time I look at it I think about how hard she worked on it and how much she cared... Seventeen years later--- I still have it and still remember the details.

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  7. My mom one time cross stitched me a Nativity set. I just love it and put it out every year.
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  8. The best homemade gift I have ever received is a picture my then 7 year old great niece drew of Ms Cha Cha (my cat). I framed the picture and get the pleasure of looking at it each morning. I love the drawing.

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  9. It is difficult to choose just one, as I am lucky and have many that I cherish. But, my mother made 2 quilts for me, one a double wedding ring, and the other a Carol Doak paper pieced quilt in neutrals. She didn't want to make either one. She thought the dwr was above her skill level, and the one in neutrals because she thought the fabrics I chose were too boring and would look flat. They are both just what I wanted and I love them. She is no longer with me, but I still love and use these quilts everyday.

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  10. That sounds like a lovely book. I think all the gifts made by my friends are very special. They have taken the time to make something they know I would love. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  11. The best home made gift I've ever received is a beautiful oil painting of roses painted by my friend Rachelle. It was her first ever floral study and is so, so beautiful. I do treasure all my handmade gifts from dear friends - I don't think you can give anything more precious than your time.
    PS I'd love to win this beautiful book. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  12. The best homemade gift was the lovely bookshelf my husband designed and made for me from pellets. Great for displaying my little treasures. Happy Stitching.

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  13. The best homemade gift I ever received was a doll quilt my Grandmother Mamie made for me 53 years ago!! I still have it today! "Rainbow Nest" by Edyta Sitar reminds me of the quilt and how I felt as a "Mama" to my dolls and how I could hardly wait to be a Mom and a Grandmother just like mine was, one day! Precious memories, precious book! Thanks for this giveaway! midwayfarms@hughes.net

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  14. The best homemade gifts I ever received were the hand knit and hand crocheted barbie doll clothes my Mom made me every year. She worked on them all year long when I wasn't around, and none of the other girls had the cute clothes I had. She even made hats and shawls and jackets. cdahlgren at live dot com

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  15. When my first child (my daughter) was born, someone hand-knitted a beautiful baby blanket for her. It was absolutely exquisite, and I felt like I didn't deserve it since I didn't know the lady very well, but I cherish it to this day, and that was 26 years ago!

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  16. The best homemade gifts I ever received was a portrait of my daughter drawn by my best friend and then a crocheted table runner given to me as a wedding gift by my aunt. They are both gifts I truly treasure.

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  17. My Aunt Terry made me a quilt for my doll carriage when I was 5 (61 years ago). It had pink satin yoyos with blue ribbons sewn in a lattice pattern between the yoyos. Unfortunately, my mom gave my doll carriage away with the quilt still in it.

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  18. My mother-in-law made me a Christmas quilt years ago. She gave it to me for my birthday. That quilt inspired me to learn how to quilt! And now I'm quilting alongside my MIL! :)

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  19. this is such a great looking book from the sneak peek ! I think the greatest homemade gift I ever received was a hand carved baby crib with my firstborn son !

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  20. The very best gift I received was a beautiful handmade dollhouse that my grandfather had lovingly made for my cousin when she was a small girl. Her father had passed and had started the project. My cousin passed away last year and her daughter passed it on to me for my little granddaughter, Chloe Jane. It is just priceless to see Chloe enjoying it so many years later.

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  21. El mejor regalo hecho que he recibido ha sido los vestidos tejidos a crochet de mi madre para mis hijas.
    Gracias!!!
    lipiroca23@gmail.com

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  22. The best homemade gift I ever received was from my great aunt who had taken the clothes of my sister and myself (they were 100% cotton back in the day) and made me a quilt. She was the one who planted the seed to want to quilt.

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  23. The best homemade gift I ever received was a sweater connected by my mother. This sweater remains my most favourite for many years.
    lesya57@mail.ru

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  24. A patchwork Christmas tree made by my daughter many years ago at Brownies. Thanks for the chance.

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  25. I was born to two very talented parents so I was the recipient of many beautiful homemade gifts. The one I remember receiving with such joy was a doll's bed made by my father, with beautiful bed linen and a quilt made by my mother. I cherished it for many years.

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  26. My best homemade gift I ever received are 2 'scrappy beach quilts' my mother gave us when our kids were young. To this day I enjoy looking at all the scraps of fabric I had once accumulated as a girl and beyond, that my mother lovingly sewed together with her old singer sewing machine without a rotary cutter or mat. It still amazes me and they are such treasures!!

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  27. I received pillow covers :) I love them! :)
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  28. I was newly married and living 2600 miles from my family. My parents made a surprise visit for Christmas. My Mom was a beautiful seamstress and quilter. She brought with her a new quilt for our bed and made me several outfits to wear.

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  29. The best home made gift I have ever received of the stitchable kind were some pillowcases. Of the nNon-stitchable kind, it is a photo album my mom put together of my life.

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  30. I don't know if you would call this gift homemade per se but my most treasured gift of Christmas was my daughter who was born on Christmas eve.

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  31. Когда я была маленькая, бабушка сшила мне платьице!

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  32. I received a large wall photo frame with a cut out heart shape in the middle of black backing. This heart had CUT OUT PHOTOS of my son's family. It was similar to a "crazy quilt" with the photos all mixed up and nesting together all set inside the heart shape. This frame also had a cream mat which framed the heart also. It is in my kitchen and I look at it every day !! Deb (jb_djp@yahoo.com)

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  33. My favorite handmade gift was from my sister - it was a tote bag made with Mickey Mouse fabric. She even photo-copied the fabric and used it as a cover for a note book and sketch book! Thanks for the chance to win this adorable book :)
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  34. So many choices, favorite handmade gifts, all wonderful memories. A doll house made out of cardboard boxes for my Barbie doll, all made by family members. It was the best doll house I ever saw! My brother hand sewed little pillows for the couch too!

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  35. My aunt made me a blue and white afghan

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  36. My favorite is a hand crafted corner cupboard that belonged to my grandparents. We don't know who made it and it's very old and primitive, but I love it!

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  37. the best homemade gift i rec'd, what else, the first quilt my mom made for me.

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  38. My family doesn't really make homemade gifts. It is too easy to buy gifts. So, the best homemade gift came from a giveaway from MuchoXOXO. She made me a pouch and filled the inside of the pouch with a lot of quilty goodies including candy. This was personal and came from her heart. I love the quilting patterns from Edyta Star and have enjoyed the BOMs from you. I know that I would totally enjoy this precious book from Edyta Star and I am sure this book would become a book to be cherished forever in our family. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Sandi Timmons
    sandit1@sbcglobal.net

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  39. When I was a little girl my grandmother made me the most beautiful Easter dress from organza with colored embroidered lace overlay. She also made a stuffed girl rabbit and a stuffed boy rabbit to give me and the girl rabbit wore a matching dress to mine with a bonnet as well. I still have the rabbits but sadly, my mom gave the dress away.

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  40. I guess you could call this a handmade gift. Last year my husband renovated our attic for the Gammill he bought for me. It was for our 25th wedding anniversary. :-)
    ceciliayoung at gmx dot com

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  41. I would say the home made Christmas ornaments that my son made when he was little are the best I've ever gotten. I'm the only crafty person in the family at the moment. Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  42. My daughter in first grade gave me a painted rock for Christmas one year - loved it and still have it after 30 years!
    Thanks for the give a way.
    squirrelie55@gmail.com

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  43. I have several hand made gifts that I treasure but I think my favorite is a small gown my mother made for my baptism, when I was a baby. sewgood414 @ hotmail.com

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  44. When I was a little girl, my great aunt sent me a box full of handmade clothes for Barbie. They weren't regular clothes as she was a skilled doll maker. The wedding dress was from a piece of her own dress, there were hand knit sweater/suits with hats, detailed beading, pearl buttons, etc. They were stunning. I'm ashamed to admit I played with them--they were works of art. I have a couple of them left (in somewhat shabby shape as I played with them and wore them out). But such a marvelous gift--and so many HOURS of work. I doubt I ever sufficiently thanked her as she lived miles away, but I hope somehow she knows how much I loved those clothes. I couldn't afford the store bought ones, and these were so much better by far.

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  45. I have not received many homemade gifts, but my favorite one was a homemade Christmas ornament. It was a tiny mouse on top of a spool of thread. The mouse was made of felt, stuffed with fiberfill, with a little black bead eye. It was made for me by a co-worker when I worked at a fabric shop over thirty years ago . It was just a small little gift that meant so much. I have it still.

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  46. My favorite handmade present is the afghan my friend gave me and my husband.

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  47. I rarely receive handmade gifts but my girlfriend from long ago sent me a beautiful hand beaded necklace a few years ago. It was especially sweet because we hadn't seen eachother in 10 years!

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  48. When I was little my mother made Barbie doll clothes for me for Christmas. I loved having clothes that none of the other neighborhood girls have and I have the most stylish Barbie on the block!
    Sandy A
    scotty4me39 (at) yahoo {dot}com

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  49. The best handmade gift I received was a quilt my Mom and Sister made for me.

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  50. The best handmade gift I received was a quilt book that launched my love of quilting. Thanks for the chance!

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  51. The best gjft I received was watching my two best friends open their lap quilt gifts I made for them and seeing their faces with tears. They were surprised to get a handmade gift like that. I was filled with so much joy in my heart. I almost did not give them the quilts because of the imperfect FMQ I tried to do!

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  52. i love that you have everything you need when you purchase a kit...and the fabrics are great too

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