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Acreage Blog Tour and Giveaway

By September 19, 2016November 20th, 2017blog

When Shannon (@ebmakery on Instagram) started giving sneak peeks of her first fabric line for Moda called Acreage I just loved all the delicious colours! They reminded me of summer and watermelons and picnics in the park.


There are so many gorgeous prints in this line…. those bikes are just the best! The fabric is shipping to shops around the globe now (Sept 2016), so get in quick and get some!

Shannon asked for people who were interested in being part of the release blog tour and I jumped at the chance! I couldn’t wait to play with this gorgeous fabric!

I had this great aqua wire basket from Typo that I thought would be a great picnic basket… it just needed a colourful liner!


And a couple of pear ciders with what we call in Australia ‘stubby holders’ that I saw on Samelia’s Mum’s blog the other day – they are so quick to whip up and great for keeping your hands from freezing with a nice cold beverage in your hands 🙂


And what would a picnic be without a picnic rug? I couldn’t resist the Rise Quilt by Alison from Woodberry Way – a free quilt along that she has had on her blog over the US summer. I just loved the balloons and I think they looked fabulous in Acreage!



Our front yard is full of daffodils at the beginning of spring and the balloon quilt is rising beautifully above them!


I increased the size of the balloon pattern and added one on the back of the quilt and quilted with my go-to wriggly line stitch on my Janome.

And I loved how @crimsonconfection on Instagram popped little birds etc in her balloon baskets, so I copied shamelessly!

acreage-bunny       acreage-loveacreage-tweetbirds       acreage-green-bird

I had originally envisaged a picnic scene on the lawn near our pond… but as we are just finishing winter here in Australia and it has been the wettest winter in quite some time (we have had almost 100mm ~4inches this week and low level flooding all around)… things were a bit too damp to contemplate a picnic photo shoot!

Here is my attempt at photographing the quilt near our pond…. it was just a LITTLE bit windy and the squelching underfoot was not nice!


So I settled for an indoor picnic in our sunroom when the sun finally made a break through the incessant grey clouds. I think Acreage could brighten up any day!



And a closeup of the cute little teddy who hitched a ride in our pink balloon, just like all the other birds and animals!


Now, for some fabric fun! I have a partial layer cake and some other scrap pieces of Acreage that I would like to give away 🙂 Because once you have seen all these pics (and gone back and looked at all the other gorgeous makes by the others on the blog tour below) you are going to NEED some Acreage to play with yourself!

So please leave a comment here letting me know what your favourite colour way of Acreage is…. Teal, Yellow, Green, Orange or Pink? You can get another entry into the giveaway by commenting on my Instagram post @anneboundy

Acreage-Blog-Tour-Badge-bigMonday July 4th Sally Keller of Sally’s Angelworks
Monday July 18 Anna Marks of Crazy8Farms
Monday July 11th Brooke Sellmann of  Silly Mama Quilts
Monday July 25th Melissa Shields of Quilting Room with Mel
Monday August 1 Michelle of Island Life Quilts
Monday August 8 Jayme Christensen of Finding Sweetland
Monday August 15 Briawna Hugh of Purple Poppy Quilts
Monday August 22 Peta Peace of She Quilts a Lot
Monday August 29 Lani Padilla of Simply Fresh Vintage
Monday September 5  Loryn Litchty of  Sweet Sassy Strong
Monday September 12 Jemima Flendt of Tied With a Ribbon
Monday September 19 Anne Boundy of Said with Love — YOU ARE HERE!
Monday September 26 Staci Barrett of A Vintage Fairytale






#FAL2016 as part of my Quarter 3 2016 Quilty List


  • Jane says:

    Teal. Hands down teal. I just can’t get enough of it at the moment.

    Anne your quilt is just beautiful. And all the other bits and pieces. What a beautiful location for photos! Jealous.

    • SWL says:

      Thanks for your lovely comments Jane! The winner was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram – thank you so much for entering!

  • Karen Davis says:

    I love all the colours and you are so right- it foes look very springy. Congrats Anne, it’s beautiful!

  • Anne says:

    Oh! I love what youve done with these fabrics! Such a fitting quilt and project! And you are absolutely right that when having seen this range you wanna have some! I especially love the pinks. Thanks for the chance to win!

    • SWL says:

      Thanks Anne for entering the competition! The winner was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram! I hope you get a chance to get your hands on some of Acreage fabric as it is just so pretty!

  • Betsy says:

    I favor the oranges. I love your projects. Great idea for a liner

    • SWL says:

      Thanks Betsy! The winner was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram – thank you so much for entering! I hope you get to have some picnics with your own picnic basket lined in something gorgeous!

  • Cathy ewbank says:

    I love everything you’ve made with this fabric, but especially the lined basket. It makes me want to go off for a picnic too. My favourite colourways would be the pink, yellow and teal …. Though the orange and green are pretty too. I love the bicycle print ????????.

    • SWL says:

      Hehe Cathy….. I think I get the hint that you just love fabric of ALL colours!!! The winner was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram – thank you so much for entering!

  • Rochelle Summers says:

    What beautiful fabric and the balloon quilt is gorgeous. I love the teal line best followed closely by all the others. It’s amazing to think its spring in AU when it is the beginning of fall here in the US. Beautiful photos. It looks like you had lots of fun sewing with this fabric.

    • SWL says:

      Thanks Rochelle – it was a blast sewing with this fabric – so bright and summery 🙂 That teal is just gorgeous! The winner of the fabric giveaway was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram – thank you so much for entering!

  • I absolutely love each of the projects you have created with this fabulous line of fabrics! I would have to chose yellow as my choice, but in all honestly, I would love to own this fabric in each colorway! Thank you for sharing all of your delightful photos and the chance to win this prize! Have a fantastic creative day!

  • Sarah J says:

    Love the yellows in this collection! Also the back of the quilt is so pretty (did I mention I like yellow!). Beautiful job!

    • SWL says:

      I do like making the backs of quilts just as interesting as the fronts! The winner of the fabric giveaway was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram – thank you so much Sarah for entering!

  • Mhairi says:

    I love the teal and the orange. I adore your balloon quilt and the basket detail. Beautiful work, as always!!

    • SWL says:

      Thanks Mhairi! It was a fun quilt to make – and I can’t wait for things to dry out a little bit (and a bit of sunshine!) and I am going to have that picnic by the pond 🙂

  • Helen Kingcott says:

    Ooh Anne I love where you live ! , teals pinks , yellows .shamelessly I love them all ????????????????

    • SWL says:

      Hehe Helen… I am right there with you – I usually don’t like oranges and yellows, but they are gorgeous in this line! The winner of the fabric giveaway was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram – thank you so much for entering!

  • Kathy E. says:

    The Teal colorway speaks to my heart and just makes me sigh! Your quilt is gorgeous blowing in the wind!

    • SWL says:

      Thanks for entering Kathy! The winner of the fabric giveaway was Corinna from her entry over on Instagram. And the teal is even more gorgeous in person – I hope you can get your hands on some soon 🙂

  • Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts says:

    This is beautiful! Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts ????

  • Emily says:

    That hot air balloon quilt is lovely! We went to a balloon festival this morning and I spent most of the time dreaming of quilted balloons 🙂 You are right, the colors of acreage are great for balloons.

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