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Monday, December 8, 2014

Giveaway Day - Pink Sand Beach Designs and Hoffman California Fabrics

SewMamaSew is hosting another Giveaway Day today and SewCalGal is happy to be able to participate.  You may be visiting my blog for the first time, or coming back by way of the linky party of giveaways on SewMamaSew.  Either way, Welcome.

I'm currently hosting weekly #CreativeGoodness Linky parties for bloggers and non-bloggers to share and inspire all sorts of creativity, relative to the theme of the week.  And, they'll periodically be prizes for participants.  Of course I also host quite a few sponsored giveaways for followers and some for non-followers, throughout the year.  And next year, I'll be hosting the 2015 Free-Motion Quilting Challenge, with a new challenge released on the lst of each month.  I'll be sharing insights about this challenge the end of the month and I hope it will be fun for those new to free-motion quilting, as well as those with expertise in FMQ.

While some that participate in the SewMamaSew Giveaway Day will offer a handmade prize, the purse I'm making isn't quite ready to share.  But I came up with a close 2nd to a finished handmade purse as a prize.

 I thought this would be a great opportunity to give a shout out to a wonderful design house, Pink Sand Beach Designs.  They have a large collection of beautiful bags and totes, with easy to follow instructions.



As I'm currently  making the Bermuda Bag, with Hoffman Batiks.  This versatile bag design looks great in a variety of fabrics, but it is designed to utilize 2 1/2" strips.

With 7 different 2 1/2" strips, interfacing, notions, zipper and some complimentary fabric for the outside and inside, you can create a stunning bag uniquely yours.

You may want to use Indigo Blue Batiks.

Or bright batiks.

Maybe browns and black batiks.

Soothing greens and blue batiks.

Cheerful batiks, or any fabric colors and prints that catch your interest.


The Bermuda Bag is a fun and fast bag that looks great in an endless variety of fabric combinations.

Did I Mention A Giveaway ?

SewCalGal has purchased an extra copy of the Bermuda Bag pattern to share with one lucky winner. I will also provide the winner with  7 - 2 1/2" strips of Hoffman Batiks, cut from my personal stash, in the winner's choice of the following color palettes:
- Green, Blue, Purple, Pink (close to the fabrics shown on the pattern cover)
- Green, Blue, Purple
- Blue, Purple
- Pinks, Browns
- Browns, Blacks

This giveaway is open to anyone world-wide.  Simply leave a comment on this post, telling me which color bundle of 7 - 2 1/2" strips of Hoffman Batiks you would like to use to make this bag.  I will randomly select a winner on December 12th and I'll notify them by email, as well as update this post to announce the lucky winner.

Check out my page labeled "Giveaways and Contests" to learn more about various opportunities to win prizes.

You can find Pink Sand Beach Designs at:
http://www.pinksandbeachdesigns.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pinksandbeachdesignsbags
https://twitter.com/Pink_Sand_Beach


You can find Hoffman at:
http://www.hoffmanfabrics.com/
https://www.facebook.com/HoffmanCaliforniaFabrics
https://twitter.com/HoffmanFabrics


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Terry said...

What a cute bag! I'd love the green and blue strips please, and thank you for the giveaway! :0)

quiltedfabricart said...

They are all lovely! But the browns and blacks really stand out to me. Thank you for the giveaway :-)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very cute bag pattern and I like the pink/brown - a gift for a friend.

Jen Barnard said...

I'd pick the brown/black colour way.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

quiltzyx said...

That is a terrific looking bag! Blue & purple strips are calling my name!

Pauline G said...

Love the greedy blue strips - lively bag pattern

Lara B. said...

All your bags look smashing! It would be very hard to pick a favorite color combo, but I guess the blacks and brown strike me the most. You are right that the pattern lends itself beautifully to batiks!

Katie said...

I think purple, blue and green would make a lovely bag

Nessy said...

green, blue, purpel is beautiful.
Thanks for this giveaway.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Very cute bag! I would love the brown and blacks. Thanks for the chance.

Martina said...

So lovely! I especially love blue and purple

Anita said...

My favorite is the Green, Blue and Purple combination.

Sylvia said...

Indigo Blue! Thanks for the chance to win.

Elizabeth Hemming said...

Cute!!!!
Green, Blue, Purple

Diane said...

I'd like green, blue and purple. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mara said...

Love the look of the Indigo Blue bag, would look so awesome with a pair of jeans.

teachpany said...

I can't wait to see yours finished! I love Pink Sand. The directions are well done. I love blues and purples! Thanks!

Josie McRazie said...

Oh I love the one that has the pink and orange the brighter the better!!! Love love love!!!

Kate said...

I like the green, blue, and purple combination!

Andrea York said...

The green, blue and purple combo would be wonderful! Thank you for the chance to win this lovely pattern.

delaineelliott said...

I love this bag! I would choose the blue/purple bundle. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Unknown said...

The blue and purples for me.
fran (at) grammyshands (dot) us

ytsmom said...

Blues, greens, purples

ytsmom said...

Blues, greens, purples

Joy said...

I like the pinks and brown!

Janet said...

Wonderful giveaway! I will pick browns and pinks.

Kathinca said...

Pinks and browns are the perfect bag combo for me in this pattern.

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

I'd love to sew the bag with the pinks-browns colors.
Thanks for the chance!

Kathy S. said...

What a gorgeous bag! I love the Green, Blue, Purple colors.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I'd love any greens, blues and purples if I win please.

Christine M said...

That is a lovely looking bag. If I was lucky enough to win, I'd choose the green, blue, purple and pink. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Stitches said...

I love the soothing greens and blues...

Vicki H said...

I like the green and blue one. Thanks.

Karin said...

That looks like a great bag...so many options! I like the blues. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Kathy in FL said...

Since blue is my favorite color, I'm choosing the blue and purple strips. Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Thnx for the chance to win.

Tabitha Keener said...

I love the green, blue, purple, pink! Beautiful! I love the pink and orange too! Thanks for the giveaway!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

loganstitches said...

I would definitely go green blue for the bag.

Linda said...

HI,very neat>I'd select blues,greens,purples!
Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Linda said...

I'd love to make a bag with blue and purple strips.

Ariadne said...

I would love green blue purple pink.
ariadnesky(at)hotmail(dot)com
AriadnefromGreece!

Sylvia said...

I like the brights!

frommycarolinahome said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this great pattern and batiks! I'd choose the browns and blacks. Carole @ From My Carolina Home. craftnut at rocketmail dot com

sandyandcosmo said...

I think the browns and blacks are stunning!

Rebecca said...

Green...blue...purple would be so much fun this dull dull winter.

Outback Craftaholic said...

What a gorgeous looking bag. Hard to choose a colourway as they all look good but I think I would have to go browns and blacks. Thanks for the opportunity to participate. Cheers, Tracy

Rike Busch said...

I would like to use the green, blue and purple.
Thanks for the chance!
Greetings, Rike

Gidget said...

I like the fall colors

Diane said...

I think I'd go with green, blue, and purple ... or maybe brown/black. Hard to decide! Thanks for the chance.

jellybean said...

- Green, Blue, Purple is the colorway i would choose love the bag great giveaway

Betsy said...

The soothing greens and blues

Kathy H said...

What a beautiful bag. It looks great in every color. I would pick the blues, green and purple.

Cathy said...

I love blue/purple - this bag pattern looks exactly like what I've been looking for!

ikkinlala said...

I'd pick the browns and blacks. They'd go with almost anything.

dortha said...

I would pick the green, blue, purple combination. Thank you for the chance.

Lisa Cox said...

I think it would look awesome in the blue and purple colors.

Marion Winslow said...

I just love the blue, purple, my fav colors.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great pattern! And I love the batiks. Thanks!

Sandra said...

Yes, definitely the browns and blacks. That bag says classy. This is a great giveaway. Thank you for being a part of the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway and giving me the chance to maybe win this bag pattern. Merry Christmas to you.

Sandi Timmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Penny Arndt said...

I love the bag. I think I would like to win the brown and black for a fall bag.

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

What a great bag pattern! I think I'd like either the purple/blues fabric bundle or the purple/blue/green bundle. :)

Jayne said...

I love the blue and greens! so very pretty! thank you!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

fabulous giveaway Darlene..thank you.
I choose brown/black

Lori said...

I would choose Blue and Purple.
Hard to choose one set of colors. LOL quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Michelle said...

I would love the green, blue and purple bundle.

detroitgirl77 AT gmail DOT com

JoyceLM said...

Greens/blues/purple are my favorites. Thanks for the chance to win.

Havplenty said...

It does look like quite the versatile bag. I would like the Green, Blue, Purple combination.

tushay3(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you so much for your giveaway. I love these bags. They are sooo beautiful. If I won, I would love to make it in the green, blue, purple, and pink fabrics.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Merry Christmas. This is a cute bag. I love the bright batiks!

Kathryn said...

I love to make bags. Green/blue/purple is right up my alley.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Merry Christmas. Cute Bag. Love the Bright Batiks!

Kathy E. said...

These batiks are gorgeous! I would choose one with purple...that's my favorite color.

Ramona said...

I am thinking I would love the brown and pink. This is such a nice combination.
ramona_murray(at)comcast(dot)net

Teresa Hays said...

Green, Blue, Purple, Pink are my favorite choice for this bag. Thanks.

AlidaP said...

Very cool bag! I like the Pink and Browns combination! Thanks for the chance!

Brenda said...

I think purple, blue and green would make a lovely bag.

Pixie Cat said...

Blue and purple. Great giveaway since this bag is on my wishlist!

marogez said...

Love this bag and what a great way to use the 2 1/2 in strips. My favorite colorway would be the green, blue purple.

Audrey said...

If I am fortunate I would love to make this bag with blue, green and purple strips. Thanks for sharing and participating in Giveaway Day.

Alicia Melton said...

I like the green and blues...love the bag.

nicolesender said...

Lovely bag! I like the green and lue color combination!

Linda V said...

I love the blue green and purple. Love the bag pattern, too. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sheila Galindo said...

I love the browns and the blacks.

gram k said...

Love the blue purple! Thank you!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful bag. And such a generous giveaway. Hmmm, I like all the color combos you listed....but if I had to choose I think I would like the pink and brown the best.

Have a piece full day.

PK Sews said...

Thanks for such a beautiful giveaway! Green blue purple is my favorite combination.

Jackie Thompson said...

That is an adorable pattern for batiks! I like greens, blues, and purples.

Jackiethompson323(at)gmail.com

Brenda Harris said...

Love this style bag! I'm loving the Green, Blue, Purple, Pink colors. They really pop! Thank you again for giving us all this opportunity! :) brendainsb(at)aol(dot)com

Linda Marie said...

Love, love the bag. I am sure my daughters and granddaughters would love for to make them. All of the colors are gorgeous.

Ray said...

What a great giveaway! If I were to be the lucky winner, I'd choose green, blue, purple, and pink. Thanks for the opportunity.

Debbie said...

I love the green blue purple pink. Thanks!

Kylie Menagh-Johnson said...

green, blue, purple!

Kelly G said...

EEEK - this is such a fantastic bag!!! I am in love - LOL. I would love the green, blue, purple and pink combo if I won please.

Bonnie58 said...

Beautiful. Love the blues and purples. Thanks so much for sharing.

Wild Irish said...

Green and blue, gorgeous pattern and I know just the person who I'd make it for.

Tas said...

Very hard to chose which colour combo I'd prefer but let's go with green, blue and purple.

Thank you for the chance to win.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

I'm usually a blue girl, but would like to try the pink and brown combo to widen my horizons. -)

Quilter Roz said...

Love that bag! I'm on your list of quilters you couldn't contact. I think I've changed my settings is there any way to let me know if I did it correctly?
Thanks!

Linda Nelson said...

Love the green, blue and purple!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

helen-mary said...

Super nice of you to do the give-away. I would choose the indigo blues.

LeAnne said...

I like the blue, green, purple colorway. Pink Sand Beach has such great designs.

Lori said...

Its a cute little bag.

Stitchin At Home said...

Love the bag, my colour choice would be browns and blacks.

Kay said...

This looks really fun, I would like the green blue, and purple set please. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

Renea said...

Love this bag. I would pick green, purple and blue. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Needled Mom said...

Those are gorgeous. I'd go with that soothing blue/green/etc. colors.

marjo said...

thanks for the chance to win! I love the brown and blacks please.

jemfl said...

Oh my! Great looking bag -would love to make
It in blue and purple!

Barb N said...

They're all great combos, but my favorite would be green, blue, purple. Yep. That would be awesome! Happy holidays to you!

sewmissmouse said...

I love this bag! Nice giveaway. I'd choose blue & purple strips. Thanks for the chance. sewmissmouse at yahoo dot ca

Judy said...

Love the bag pattern! I think I'd prefer the Green, Blue, Purple, Pink colorway. Thanks!

patty a. said...

Blue Purple for me. Very cute bag!

Denise Mitchell said...

I Love that pattern! I think browns and black would look great! Thanks you!

Sally said...

Cute bag. I'd love blue/purple. Your Indigo one is fabulous!

Joy said...

I would love to make the bag with the Indigo Blue strips.

Carrie P. said...

Green, Blue, Purple for me. merry Christmas!

Carolyn F said...

Love this bag! My favorite colors would be the blue, green and purple.
Hope you have very Happy Holidays!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

I love Pink Sand Beach patterns and batiks a winning combination! I would choose the blue-green-purple-pink combo if I am lucky enough to win. Thanks!

Brenda said...

I would love to win the pattern with the brown and black batik strips. Such an elegant, but simple bag.

Gill said...

I like the bright pink and orange strips

Born4Travel said...

Green, Blue, Purple, Pink are lovely colors together I think. :D

Toohey said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love batiks, especially purple, so the blue and purple strips would be awesome.

atabanana29 said...

I would love the green, purple and blue pack!! Thank you!

Angelia Lanouette said...

Love this bag! The browns and blacks are calling my name! Thank you!

Marti M said...

Cute bag. I like the blue/green combo.

Judy1522 said...

What a cute bag I would choose the green, blue, purple, and pink.

Jessica said...

Green, Blue, Purple for me! Lovely bag! Does it have a lot of pockets inside?

Alexis Borsboom said...

Wow, green blue purple would be lovely.

t_ktl at yahoo.com

Linda B said...

I like the blue and purple.....

Vivian Helena said...

Love Purple and blue, bag looks like lots of fun to make, enjoy your blog and your sharing! Vivian

Vivian Helena said...

Blue and Purple,, thank you for sharing, and would love to win, or course. Enjoy your blog. vivian

lauraluvsloons said...

Finally a cute way to use 2 1/2 inch strips. I love the combo of blue and purple batiks.

Heather said...

Such a cute bag! I think I would go with the pink and brown. I am usually a purple kind of girl but I have been loving pink and brown lately.

sntbosch said...

Green blue purple pink
sntbosch(at)me(dot)com

Quilting Tangent said...

Browns and black batiks.
24Tangent@gmail.com

little lawes said...

I'd love the pink and brown to make a beautiful bag!

pizzaeater said...

I would think that the blue/pink combination would be nice. Thank you for the giveaway

Jen Beatty said...

The brights are fabulous! Thanks!

Zenia Rene said...

Green, blue, purple. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there,
Such a sweet bag!
If chosen, I would prefer the blue-green-pink-purple strips.
Thanks so much for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows,
snausages22@yahoo.ca

Patti said...

I love this bag! Green, blue, purple, pink would be my choice! Thanks for a lovely giveaway!

Mary Jaworski said...

Love making bags. Like the brown/black.
Thank you for the giveaway

Teresa Van de Castle said...

Nice giveaway! I like the blue/green combo

Renata A Little Bit County said...

I like that batch with the green,purple, blue and pink. Great colors for a great bag.

SoozeM said...

Such a gorgeous bag, I have made a couple of other Pink Sand Beach bags and the instruction are so easy to follow! I would choose blue/green/purple :)

Carolyn said...

The blue/green combo is beautiful but then again they all are.

Laura said...

Love these patterns. Would choose the indigo blue colour.

Debby said...

Cute bag and I love jelly rolls so....
I would go with green, blue, purple.

PT in SC said...

Any color will suit me, you pick!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Looks like a darling purse and cute in all the different colorways. I'm going to choose the pink and brown I think, or maybe the blue, green and purple. I'll have my mind made up when you email me, hehe.

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah said...

I would like the green, blue, purple, pink bundle. Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

Welcome to the Glorious Chaos! said...

I love the cover colors so I'll go with green blue purple pink!

Donna said...

I love the greens and blues!
3 dears (at) gmail (dot) com

Diane P said...

blue and purple would make a really cute bag
sushikrazy@hotmail.com

Quiltsmiles said...

Great giveaway. If I am the lucky one a brown black batik sampling would be just the ticket.
Merry Christmas and thanks for the chance.

Catskill Quilter said...

I love the blue, green, pink and purple combo. Happy holidays!

vicki said...

I would pick green, blue, and purple for my color choices. Thanks for the chance to win. vickise at gmail dot com

quilt455 said...

Pinks and greens would be great.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Very cool looking bag. I'd make it in pinks and browns.

Sandy said...

I love the purples that you showed in the first photo. Thanks for the great giveaway!

hueisei said...

Hmm..blue and purple :)

Breanna S. said...

I think the green, blue, purple would be a lovely color combination. I love the style of the bag as well.

jmniffer said...

Super looking bag. Brown and black for me.

Stephanie said...

The browns and blacks! Love that look!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

Cute bag as far as the color you can surprise me:) I love surprise fabric!!

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny said...

I am a (tote)"bag" lady...love the blue,greens purples!
This giveaway will remain open until December 12, 2014 at 5pm PST and a winner will be picked at random and will be notified by email by December 14, 2014.

Maureen said...

Like the bag and like it in bright batiks!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I love the one in the browns and black batiks best. Merry Christmas from Oklahoma, USA! crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Susan said...

I would choose either the - Green, Blue, Purple, or the Black and Brown.

Donna W said...

Fantastic bag! I would choose the browns and blacks. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute bag! - Green, Blue, Purple would be my choice. My mother would love one in black, white and red. Hmmm.... Thanks for the chance.

Carla G said...

What a great bag!! I'd choose the green, blue, purple strips. :)

Debra Reber said...

I would love the blue, green, & purple strips to make the bag. I love Pink Sand Beach patterns! I have some of their other patterns & they are well done. Don't have this pattern, but would love to have it! Thanks!

OhioLori said...

Oooooh...the greens, blues, purples! Thanks for the chance !! Looove the Pattern/purse!! :)

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

I've got bag making on the get accomplished list and I like the looks of yours.. for the fabric I think Green, Blue, Purple or Blue, Purple .. THANKS!

Brenda said...

I'd love to make this bag using brown and black batiks. Thanks SewCalGal. I enjoy getting your emails several times a week.

Mom C said...

purple, blue and green, what a fun bag. Thanks.

Karen said...

ooh, that indigo blue example is great! indigo blue for me!

Grandma Barbara said...

I love them all, but especially the brown and pink.

marcela said...

I love them all actually. The greens and blues would be beautiful I think. So are the brights... hard to choose!
Thanks for the chance. Happy Holidays to you!
NaturallyFunDays(at)gmail(dot)com

Susan said...

I like the Green, Blue, Purple, Pink set please.

Magdalena said...

Brown and black, I think. Not too merry, but so classy!

Lovely bags, by the way, I really like them.

sianozneta@gmail.com

Barbara O. said...

What a gorgeous bag! I'd pick green, blue and purple. Thanks for the chance!

Sangeetha said...

I love the blue and purple

Mokki said...

Ooo.. thats a nice bag, i love the batiks. I think I would like blue and purple.

Linda said...

Cute bag - I'd go with purples, blues and greens. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jovanna said...

I am a sucker for blue/purple!

Michelle said...

they all sound great but I will pick the brown and black.

Dawn said...

I would like Pinks and a Browns. Have a great day!
dawnm1993(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindi Beasley said...

So beautiful! I love the blue, green, pink, and purple! Thanks for a great giveaway!

cyntheo at verizon dot net

Nanbon44 said...

the blue purple would be lovely I think..

Karrie S said...

i love the green and blue fabrics! ksmith8@emich.edu

Susan Solberg said...

I think I would like the blue/purple combination. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet Fetting said...

Love the soothing blues and greens combo, right up my alley. Thanks for participating in this great giveaway, awesome prizes. Wonderful blogs to follow and great quilts to see. I'm impressed with finding all this. janetfetting@gmail.com

Libby said...

Blue/Green/Purple palette ! So pretty !

Pauline Perry said...

Love the bag and so many gorgeous batiks - love batiks - I looked on the Hoffman website and like the Gemstone palette.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Leo said...

blue ad purple ....

Kim Turner said...

THe blue and purple seem to be calling to me..

MrsV said...

Lovely bag. I like the sound of blue. green and purple.

Carmen N said...

What a BEAUTIFUL bag pattern! And batiks are always lovely. I can't quite decide which color scheme I like the best; I really like the blue/green bag so maybe the Green, Blue, Purple scheme.

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