Monday, April 25, 2011

Marimekko: My New Obsession and a GIVEAWAY


While in Finland I gained many new obsessions.  

Marimekko being chief among them.

I think every home we visited had Marimekko in some form: 
curtains, tableclothes, pillow shams, etc....

One of the cousins we visited there lives very near the Marimekko outlet and we happened to visit on their Friends day, meaning that everything in the already discounted outlet store was even more discounted.
So I went a little crazy.


I came home with more than I planned on buying however I still seem to feel like there is more I wish I would have bought.  Item number one turned into the above picture curtains.  I love them!
The also sell the fabric plastic coated so this little beauty came home and is now our tablecloth.  Totally stain free safe/kid proof and it makes me happy each time I see it.
 These last three little numbers came home with me not quite decided as to what they will become.  I think the orange/white/blue number would make fun circle shaped throw pillows and then with my red bullseye I can't decide between table cloth or framing it and hanging it on the wall.

We'll see.

And now onto our giveaway.


I brought you friends home a little trip treat of your own.

The piece measures 41"x57" and would make a great curtain, tablecloth, wall hanging or quilt back.

and it will go to the lucky winner of our giveaway.

Here are the rules:

There are two options to enter-
Make sure you make a comment for each entry that you do.  
One comment=One entry

Entry #1
Become a follower of this blog (or if you already are, just say that) and leave me a comment telling me what you would do with this fabric if it were to come home to you.

Entry #2
Share this giveaway on Facebook or your own blog.  Make sure to leave me a link.  I love to see your blogs!

Giveaway will close midnight, Sunday May 1.

Goodluck!


45 comments:

  1. I am already a follower of your blog and I'd love to be entered! LOVIN' that BLUE!

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  2. I am a follower. I think if I won, I would use that fabric on my table -- what a glorious splash of color! Great that you got to go to Finland; my daughter and her family live in Sweden, and these types of fabric are popular there as well.

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  3. i'm a follower!
    soooooooooo cool that you got to go to finland!
    i have gotten behind with my blog reading so i'm just catching up. i served my mission in Estonia - not far from there and the language is really similar. I wish I'd paid more attention to fabric back then. I didn't really get into sewing again til after I was married. I love the Marimekko stuff!!

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  4. i posted on Facebook about it! :)
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/sarapackhamjoyner

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  5. blog follower via GFC
    if I won i would use on my table (tablecloth)

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  6. I just subscribed to your blog. That table cloth is aMAYzing!! I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. I'm a new follower :) If I had the choice, I think I would use it for a quilt back. I love it!

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  8. I'm a follower! I would use that fabric for my kitchen curtains. That is the perfect punch of color that it needs!

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  9. I facebooked it! I hope you get more traffic, but not till after the giveaway is closed ;)

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  10. What a fabulous giveaway! I am a follower, and I would love to use this for a whole-cloth quilt. Maybe even with some hand-quilting, which would be a first for me. Thank you!

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  11. I'm a follower!
    Check out my blog...kiki-itssewkiki.blogspot.com

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  12. Just became a follower and would love to win this fabric for the back of my son's new quilt.. thank you for the chance. colors are fantastic! new blogger's name is maggies place

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  13. I think I w ould use this for somenew couch throw pillows, or maybe just leave it whole and use for a window panel. I love the bold larger prints of
    Marimekko. I am a follower.

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  14. I blogged about this giveaway.
    I really want to win!

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  15. Hi, I'm new to your blog, loving it so far! I'm now follower no 108. Lovely fabric, thanks for giving it away! I'd make it into a quilt deifnately :o)

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  16. I am a follower and would use this fabric for a table cloth , love the bright colors !

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  17. I'm a new follower. I'm addicted to blue, so it might likely be hung on the wall to enjoy for a while.

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  18. Hello! I'm your new follower! I'm so happy to meet you and see all the Marimekko beauties you have brought from my home country! Unikko is the most traditional fabric of Marimekko and I would be really happy to have a piece! I was thinking it could make a lovely quilt so that the fabric is one piece but full of some unique stitching!
    Sunny wishes from Finnish woman living in Crete! Teje

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  19. I've never seen this fabric before! I love it!

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  20. I'm a follower on GFC. Wow, the possibilities are endless for what to do with the fabric. I'm thinking some throw pillows, or even some curtains for some small windows I have in one of my rooms :)

    pam{dot}helm{at}hotmail{dot}com

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  22. I am a follower and the fabric would be lovely on my kitchen table as I'm in the process of redoing it in blues and whites

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  23. I am a new GFC follower and I would use this in a quilt!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com

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  24. I have blogged about your giveaway on http://creatianne.blogspot.com/

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  25. I just subscribed via google reader... I muchly love all of their fabric... and as my master bedroom is already blue, I think that this must become a curtain in my room. I have no curtains yet and only the one window (that anyone can see in to), so this would be perfect. Thanks for the give away!

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  26. I'm a new follower. I think that it would make some nice pillows or something like that

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  27. I'm a follower already - and I am so noncommittal with what I'll do with fabric. But heaven knows it would be put to good use!

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  28. I follow your blog and I would probably make something for my best friends baby!

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  29. I follow via GFC and I would love to make a tablecloth for my mom!

    logans_momma09@yahoo.com

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  30. I am a new follower! I just love that blue color. I would transform it into a dress for my sweet 2 year old.

    Joni

    jonicarroll yahoo com

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  31. I would make some gorgeous bags! Followed you
    lorence_f@hotmail.com

    www.fantailflo.com

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  32. WOW! This would be perfect for my new apartment! I move in on sunday!! Wooo good luck all!! :)

    janeymac@hotmail.com

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  33. follow you on gfc! I would love to use this for a quilt back. :) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  34. I'm a new follower. I'd love to use this fabric for a quilt or perhaps a pretty summer purse. :) sleepachu at hotmail dot com

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  35. follower! I would use for a quilt!

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  36. I am a public GFC follower as uk7ss@yahoo.com

    I would make this into curtains. Its nice and bold, and will my my room some brightness =)

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  37. I am already a follower and I am torn between making curtains or recovering some dining room chairs....would be goregous either way.

    4allibaby at gmail dot com

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  38. I'm your newest follower!

    I would use this to make a cover for the body pillow I keep on my futon, or if there is enough, to make into an ottoman.

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  39. Super Yayness, I am so excited with this giveaway. I would like to participate in it dear.
    Anw i am totally follower through Google Friend Connect name liz.

    Much Thankies for the chance dear
    Good luck for me and everyone :)

    liz_crowny(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  40. im a follower and id make a curtain for my bathroom! jmmccarr@gmail.com

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  41. I am one of your followers and would love to have this fabric! Id use it for a small lumbar pillow on my bed and a small window valance in my sons (hallway)bathroom for the blue color but a little "girl" with the flowers! In a house full of boys(3) a girl(mom) has to take a STAND! ;o)

    Thanks for the give-away! Beautiful fabric and love the story behind it! Would make a GREAT conversation!

    abs2733(at)gmail(dot)com

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  42. I'm a GCF follower. And I'd make a.... tote bag for my books. Or maybe curtains for my dorm. Or maybe... pillows! Ideas be fun hahahahaha. amazing_alex.0818[at]yahoo[dot]com

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