April 28, 2015

Magic Carpets all around, with a giveaway!

It was a great delight to me that through the blog and Instagram there were several people who were interested in taking my new Magic Carpet pattern out for a spin. And today I get to show you what they did with it!

Kristyn at Melonpatch Quilts made this monochromatic version and I really love it! 


Beth at Cooking Up Quilts picked the perfect fabrics for a happy rainbow approach. Click over to her blog to see the beautiful quilting!


Karlee (sewinspired2day) chose an attractive color scheme with input from her 14 year old daughter. She said it's her favorite quilt she's ever made, what a compliment!


Debra Hamilton (rivergirlquilts) used a two color approach and it came out especially hypnotic.


And you may have already seen the quilt made by Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. She whipped up this quilt and finished hers before I had even finished mine!



Finally, Jasmine at Quilt Kisses made the pattern with a few changes that she explains in her blog post, I love how her color scheme reads!


Isn't it fun seeing all the different ways the pattern can look with various fabric choices?

So now I'm a little embarrassed to say I intended to offer a giveaway of the pattern for sale when I posted it but I forgot. I am not the model blogger, it turns out. But now today's the day!


To enter the giveaway leave a comment here on this blog post (no emails please!) letting me know what your favorite salad is. I need some new salad ideas! (Oh, and if you've already bought the pattern thank you and you should enter anyway; if you win the giveaway I'll refund your money!)

The giveaway is now CLOSED! Thanks for the great suggestions everyone!

108 comments:

Nancy said...

I always make a broccoli salad for family potlucks. It is essentially broccoli, bacon, onion, raisins and a dressing of mayo, bit of sugar. Yum
nridder@hurontel.on.ca

barbara woods said...

lettice and garden onions

SewInspired2Day said...

Congratulations to everyone who was as privileged to test the pattern as I was. They all turned out beautiful!

Patchwork and Play said...

Look at all those wonderful variations! Such inspiration! I am not much of a cook so recipes recommendations are few and far between! Cypriot Greek Salad (found here:http://www.goodfood.com.au/good-food/cook/recipe/hellenic-republics-cypriot-grain-salad-20130321-2gh6d.html) is fabulous though!

MaryAnn Guappone said...

Great pattern. We love to eat a lot of Mediterranean style grain salads with veggies and feta.

Andrea York said...

Macaroni and tuna salad -refreshing on a hot day.

Janet said...

I've been making a lot of Quinoa salad lately. The secret is lots of fresh dill!Love your new quilt pattern!

felicity said...

Christina, it's a wonderful pattern that creates a really cool optical illusion! I love it!

Laura Links said...

Green salad with lots of veggies dressed with fig infused balsamic vinegar...
Love your new pattern!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I love this pattern!!!!! thanks for this chance....I like Greek salad

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

I love this pattern! A salad I really enjoy is broccoli and cauliflower cut really, really small with craisins, sliced almonds, a bit of very tiny celery and onion pieces with a dressing of mayonnaise, sugar, a tad of salt and pepper. Yum!

Cassandra said...

This pattern has been buzzing around my head for days now! So cool. I like salads with feta cheese, quinoa, apples, cranberries, and balsamic vinaigrette. And whatever else I have at home hahah. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Sharlene said...

GORGEOUS pattern! I've shared the pictures of it with my quilting buddies and they think it's stunning.
Baby spinach with strawberries and sliced almonds with Creamy Poppyseed dressing makes you think you're eating dessert almost.

Christine S said...

Love your pattern! My favorite is potato salad :)

Dolly said...

Because my dentures are loose, due to losing a lot of weight after my throat surgery, my favorite salad would now be EGG SALAD ! Yum ~!~

Pamela Neal said...

I love spinach leaves with strawberries, mandarin oranges, apples, spiced pecans. I use a broiled chicken from the deli...skinned and chopped and add a balsamic vinegarette dressing...easy and delicious!

Lara B. said...

Love seeing all those Magic Carpets! So may pretty versions! Christina, our family's favorite "salad" is a Caprese salad: a slice of fresh mozzarella, topped with a slice of tomato, a basil leaf and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.

Michele said...

I love Tabouli in the summer with loads of fresh tomatoes. This is a great pattern!

Nicole said...

Grated carrot with roasted (crispy) garbanzos and pistachios. Tahini lemon dressing. SOOOOO good. I will hunt up the recipe and send it to you.

Feta and watermelon is good too. Lime and honey dressing for that.

Joyful Quilter said...

My favorite summer salad is red potatoes with grilled lemon pepper chicken, feta cheese, artichoke hearts, red peppers and kalamata olives with a lemon dressing.

Alice Ronne said...

Love this pattern! I also love Chinese Chicken Salad-shredded lettuce, shredded chicken, green onions, sesame seeds, fried wonton strips and a dressing of sesame oil, rice vinegar, sugar and vege oil. Think I'll make some now! Yum!!

Debbie said...

Cool pattern, Christina! My favorite salad is lettuce with a few salad croutons and a little bit of dressing. Thin, not thick dressing. Sometimes a little purple onion, too.

Vicki in MN said...

Your pattern is awesome I would love to win it! I love snicker salad.

Crickets Corner said...

Love seeing all the ways the pattern changes just by the fabric choice. My favorite salad varies day to day but the base is almost always iceberg lettuce. After that it's whatever I feel like eating that day be it veggies or fruit. sorry I'm no help.

Julie in GA said...

My favorite salad recipe is from Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa. It is her Grilled Panzanella Salad, great in the summer when tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are in season.
I love your Magic Carpet pattern!

cathy said...

For 30 years I have made a salad of chicken, celery, olives, orange slices and avocado on romaine lettuce with a light dressing of OJ and mayo. It is timeless and always a hit. Actually the color scheme would make a lovely Magic Carpet quilt

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

A slight variation of a taco salad that was a huge hit at a Jaynes Patriot's Baton troupe Christmas party around 1970. I was about 10 years old. Lettuce, tomato, ground beef, kidney beans, black olives, onion, parmesan, Uncle Dan's Dressing and Doritos. My family's version uses romaine instead of iceberg, ground turkey for the beef, we omit the onion, shredded parmesan instead of the crumbs, Tostidos instead of Doritos and we use pre-made Hidden Valley Ranch. Does Uncle Dan's dressing even exist today? The tomatoes, kidneys and olives are pretty much the same. We had it tonight!

Béa said...

Awesome pattern, I would love to win . My favorite salad :mesclun, pear & foie gras (I'm french...) XXX

Béa said...

Awesome pattern, I would love to win . My favorite salad :mesclun, pear & foie gras (I'm french...) XXX

nestki said...

As I mentioned before, "Magic Carpet" is beautiful, creative, and unique. Well done! One salad I like is a light side salad, pretty, and good for pot lucks. It is a citrus salad with mint that I made up myself.

Anita said...

Fantastic pattern!
My favorite salad is the Greek Salad; tomato, cucumber, onion, olives and oliv oil.

Janarama said...

I make Supreme Pasta Salad. The recipe can be found on the jar of McCormick Salad Supreme Seasoning found in the spice section of grocery stores. I use whole wheat farfalle pasta, grape tomatoes, green onion, green pepper, red pepper and sometimes broccoli. You can use any fresh vegetables you want. Caution: the recipe on the jar calls for 1/4 cup of the Salad Supreme Seasoning. In my opinion, that was wayyyyyyyyyy too much. I use less than a tablespoon. Start small with the seasoning, you can always add more to taste. I also use Kraft Fat Free Italian dressing.

Another salad dressing is one Marshall Field's in downtown Chicago used to sell called Twisted Tuna Pasta Salad. Many times I would walk over there at lunch time to buy a container and they listed the ingredients on the label ... spiral pasta, tuna, frozen peas, onion and mayo. Sorry I don't have the amount of ingredients I use because when I make this I don't measure anything ... just wing it.

Janarama said...

Sorry I forgot to say I love all of the variations of your quilt pattern. Thank you for offering it as a giveaway!

Aunt TC said...

I love this pattern and all the colors are great. I'd do a chunk of icebeeg lettuce, blue cheese dressing, bacon crumbles, and sprinkles of blue cheese. Maybe a little onion, too, and lots of black pepper.

Julie said...

Brilliant pattern in all the colorways shown! I like a simple shredded carrot salad with sweet and sour. Days of childhood memories, ahh.

Samara Wiemes said...

That's a gorgeous patterns you've created there! I love it! The colors look great. My favorite salad at the moment is the cucumber salad with a creamy mint dressing from 'Oh she glows'.

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a1angiem said...

It is an amazing design, Christina, and I would LOVE to win!!!! Our favourite salad is a Greek inspired, easy platter of fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, sweet Vidalia onions, oregano, feta cheese, maybe some olives and drizzled with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I sprinkle some coarse salt & fresh pepper and then shave Parmesan Reggiano over it all. So good! a1angiem(at)live(dot)ca

srcrowder said...

Everyone did a wonderful job! Mediterranean pasta salad is my fave!

GranChris said...

I love spinach salad with feta, strawberries, toasted almonds and rasbpberry vinaigrette. Love the pattern. Now I'm hungry.

Lauren Applebee said...

My daughter in law makes my favorite salad for our family gatherings. A spinach and arugala salad with cucumber,strawberries, and delivered almonds. She makes a delicious lemon poppyseed vinaigrette dressing!
Beautiful quilt pattern, I'm looking forward to making!

SilverCat said...

I have a great Tabouli recipe somewhere in the depths of the scary recipe cupboard. Its great to take along to barbecues!

Yolanda Lapeira said...

Hello Cristina,
I live in Manresa (Barcelona), but my father's family is from Malaga (Andalucia).
In summer we make a typical salad with boiled patatoes, red tomatoes, tuna, pitted olives, green pepper and hard-boiled egg. All thing cut in little pieces. The sauce is preparing with olive oil, salt, vinegar, parsley and cooked egg yolk. And it's better if you let it stand into the refrigerator a couple of hours before consuming.
I encourage you to prepare it. It's very good and fresh.
Sorry for my bad english...
Kisses from Manresa

Alicia Key said...

love all the pictured samples!

Alicia Key said...

oh, forgot to say, favorite salad is Chicken Salad with nuts & grapes in it!

S Staum said...

What a fun design! I can think of quite a few versions I'd love to make! My favorite salad is a fresh veggie quinoa salad. Yum!

Joy said...

Chickpea salad! Chickpeas, red onion, cucumber, tomatoes, yellow peppers, dressed with oil, red vinegar, salt, pepper, garlic and parsley.
Lots of colour, fiber and fewer calories.

Your pattern is lovely. I hope you do very well with it.

spacer said...

I like to make a big green salad starting with butter lettuce. I add a huge variety of vegetables and top it off with chicken or fish. Salmon and cod are our family's favorites.

86201580-c726-11e3-b07a-000bcdcb5194 said...

Great pattern! I like spinach with in season fruit (currently strawberries) and candied walnuts with a citrus vinaigrette. mfhagopian@aol.com

Martha Cook said...

Favorite potluck,all all around salad :chicken with cabbage and ramen noodles. Send you the recipe if you don't have it.

Chrysanthemum said...

Salat: simple, easy and tasty
Arugula, pears: sliced, feta: crumbled, balsamic glacé and extra virgin oil....
Set on a small salad plate and voila: Delicious!

Kathy said...

Everyone's interpretations are beautiful!
I like to saute chicken breast strips in bottled Italian dressing and put them on top of mixed greens, and then whatever else you like on a salad or have on hand. I use hard boiled eggs, mandarin oranges, olives, blueberries, raspberries, tomatoes, etc. With all that goodness on top, you really only need a light drizzle of your favorite dressing. Makes a full dinner!

Renea said...

My favorite salad is Potato Salad and I really don't have a recipe. I just mix it up. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Beverly R. Rigler said...

strawberries and spinach balsamic and olive oil

Chris Matsche said...

My favorite salad is lettuce, apple, crasins, pecans, and feta cheese. Add poppy seed dressing. Love your pattern. Matsche.christine@yahoo.com

Elsa said...

My favorite salad is ~ cut up root veggies. Red and yellow beet, carrots, watermelon radish, Easter egg radishes, a bit of red cabbage and of course, red bell peppers to give it some pretty color. All raw too ~ drizzled with a bit of olive oil and sprinkled with salt! It's so yummy and I have it almost everyday!
Thanks for the giveaway! Such a beautiful quilt!

Shirley Merrill said...

Tuna, Black beans, Cauliflower, walnuts and green olives. Doesn't that sound good?

Sheila said...

My favorite is my twist on a Caprese salad, using roasted red bell peppers, bocconcini (tiny mozzarella balls), kalamata olives, roasted garlic cloves, fresh basil, and a simple dressing of extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon juice.
This quilt pattern is the best!
I also have both your books and am enrolled in your online Craftsy class.
You're a true inspiration; thank you for sharing so generously.

Ellee said...

My favorite salad is homemade macaroni salad. Homemade potato salad is a close second. Most store-bought salads and salad dressings are too vinegary for me. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

JanK said...

I love all pasta salads, especially those where I add fresh veggies BUT my favorite salad is probably a tried and true English Pea Salad!

Nancy in IN said...

I love green salad especially field greens. I like to add grilled chicken to it. Salad dressing is anything but ranch.
Beautiful quilt

Stepfordmom75 said...

This is beautiful! I want to make it with Burlap Brights!

Marla said...

Kale, apple, pecans, dried cranberries with a light balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing. (Love your pattern!)

Jayne said...

I do love seeing a pattern in different colors/fabrics! What a wonderful design! I just love a good ol' plain green salad with lots of bleu cheese dressing!

Vicki Anderson said...

I love the cole slaw with ramen noodles. It keeps for several days in the refrigerator so you can keep enjoying it.

Karen said...

I would have to say that my favorite salad would be taco salad. Love your quilt pattern!

Shelly said...

Chinese chicken salad would be my favorite at the moment. I really like all the various versions of your pattern.

ann said...

Our fav is one we call Winterslaw. Uses the veggies that are available in winter. Avoiding those ones shipped from afar. Everything is grated carrots, turnip, squash, cucumber and tomatoes (greenhouse), cabbage...it's different every time so there may be others I can't think of. Usually a balsamic vinegar and oil dressing of some description (again whatever is at hand). Love this pattern BTW

Carol said...

chicken salad with lots of dried tarragon, mayo, celery, red grapes and toasted pecans. delish! broccoli salad with celery, red onion, bacon, sunflower seeds, Craisins and dressing made from mayo, vinegar, sugar. mmmmm

Elizabeth Hemming said...

Bok Choy salad! It isn't the healthiest salad out there with fried ramen noodles for crunch and the dressing is made with the seasoning packet... But it's tasty!!!! I love this pattern btw. :)

Bella Quilts said...

I love all the color variations on your pattern. They look so sparkly and festive. Fresh fruit salad with strawberries, oranges, bananas, peaches, raspberries, blueberries. We freeze peaches and blueberries when they are in season to have all year long.

wendy said...

Wow...I'm impressed at how many quilts have already been made!!! So pretty. I would love to make this quilt with my grandkids this summer at "Grandma Camp" and have them pick the fabrics and help sew the blocks too!!! My favorite salad is Overnight Layered Salad. So yummy!!

Lynda said...

give me a crab louie any day - be sure to include those hard boiled eggs, avocados, crispy bacon, black olives, grape tomatoes, and top it off with thousand island dressing....not healthy but oh so good

Crystal_235 said...

I get a bag of salad out of produce, and add tomotoes, avacodos, cucumbers and cheese to it.

mammafairy said...

Favourite salad? It is all about the dressing! A good crisp salad, with a tasty lemon, mustard and honey dressing, can eat that all year round!

Bernadine Kringel said...

Right now a family favorite is BBQ chicken salad. Greens, black beans, chopped tomato, fresh corn kernels (or frozen) roasted chicken breast topped with crushed tortilla chips. I make the dressing with tofu based 'sour cream', light mayo, bbq sauce, olive oil anda bit of Old Bay seasoning, It is soooo yummy.

Marti M said...

One of my kids favorite salad is orange coconut salad. Chopped up oranges, sprinkled with coconut and a little sugar. Stir and eat.

Mary Maloney said...

My favorite salad is cesar.

MadHappyCrafter said...

fave salad: spinach, arugula, tomatoes, thinly sliced red onion or scallions, red bell pepper optional - or cukes. add walnuts and gorgonzola cheese. dress with balsamic or greek dressing.

the quilts are so fetching - congratulations on a successful pattern. i think i love the purples and the monochromatic the best. i'd probably use prints if i tried this - it would either be great or horrid - but with a pattern like this i think it would be great!

tink's mom said...

Love your pattern. Love Waldorf Salad (apples, grapes, celery and walnuts, a little lemon juice to keep the apples from browning and give it all a light coating of mayo) Super easy, looks pretty and is generally loved by all.

Jen Beatty said...

Great Pattern! Fruit salad w/cool whip.

Gill said...

Great pattern - I love Sarah's and Jasmine's!
Fave salad is green orzo

graysongal said...

Such a pleasing pattern, and beautiful presentations. My favorite meat salad is chicken, with grapes or apricots and raisins, almonds, and lovage, dressed with mayo & sour cream. For non-meat, I love cornbread salad, with lettuce, tomato, onion, green pepper, and brown beans. Good eating!

Montymoo said...

Love, love, love this pattern! My go-to green salad is lettuce (your choice), Craisins, pecan pieces, blue cheese, maybe a little finely chopped onion, and a dressing made with olive oil, rice wine vinegar and a packet of Splenda. When tomatoes are in season, I make bread salad- loaf of crusty bread, olive oil, chopped tomatoes, shallots, fresh oregano. Sometimes I add fresh mozzarella, too!

Karen said...

Our favorite salad is a chinese coleslaw. Dressing is made using the seasoning packet from ramen noodle soup. And then the crunchy noodles and peanuts are placed on the finished salad.

Barbara Beyun said...

I just made a barley, stir fried string bean, grilled mushrooms, and baked tofu salad from the excellent cookbook Salad For Dinner. It was not a quick lunch to make but it was absolutely delicious. If you like salads, you will LOVE this book.

Vicki Price said...

I'm definitely adding this one to my bucket list! To make my favorite summer salads I chop up and store bibb or Boston lettuce and add some spinach. Then I chop up and store baby carrots, green pepper, heirloom tomatoes. When I want a salad, I just toss some of the ingredients into a bowl and add avocado, hard-boiled egg, chicken or cheese cubes - whatever I'm in the mood for. Favorite dressings - honey mustard or vinaigrette.

Donna Cutting said...

Greek Salad is my favorite. Fabulous quilt pattern, really am liking solids.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Luz2Quilt said...

I love your pattern and love your work, especially with solids.

Rilene said...

Favorite salad? A variety of lettuce leaves, cut red pepper and some yummy Greek olives!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Mandarin orange salad with orange dressing (homemade). Iceberg lettuce, chive onion tops, cucumbers (I leave these out for hubby) can of mandarin oranges, and avocado (only sometimes). The orange dressing is key. If you want the dressing recipe, just ask.

Dionne Matthies-Buban said...

I like a nice green salad with chicken breast, Gorgonzola, a few dried cranberries,and candied walnuts.

Jackie said...

Love the pattern. My favourite salad is a spinach salad with my homemade peanut dressing.

Jackie said...

Love the pattern. My favourite salad is a spinach salad with my homemade peanut dressing.

Donna W said...

Love the pattern. My favorite salad is a broccoli and cauliflower salad with bacon and white raisins.

lag123 said...

I love any kind of pasta salad!
lag110 at mchsi dot com

Allison in Plano said...

Simply awesome quilts! I'm excited to win this pattern. Thanks for the opportunity. Favorite salad is wilted kale salad. Takes a week to marinate, but it is tender and tasty. Hugs, Allison in Plano, TX

Janice Fryer said...

I'm having bad luck w/connections today so apologies if this shows up more than once! Beautiful quilts, all! My current fave salad is: radicchio, quartered and sliced, grated carrot, garbanzo beans, halved kalamata olives, shaved parmesan, salt and pepper. Squeeze half a lemon over all, add a few glugs of good olive oil and home made croutons if you've got 'em. Toss and enjoy!

Suzanne said...

I am amazed at the different finished quilts all from the same pattern. How neat are they?!?! I love tossing strawberries, figs and feta on mixed greens with a balsamic vinaigrette. I add homemade granola and it's like a party in my mouth.

Willit Neverend said...

Cool pattern. I love all the different ways it came out.

Kath said...

Your quilt pattern is awesome. It's so cool to see so many variations of the same pattern! I'd be hard pressed to say which one I like best. Now for the salad I can say without hesitation: Ramen Cabbage Salad is my favorite (and the whole family's). ktsquiltdreams [at]gmail [dot]com

patty a. said...

I don't like or eat salad so I am not any help! The quilts are all very interesting.

Life Scraps and Patches said...

I love this versatile pattern.

Life Scraps and Patches said...

I love this versatile pattern.

Chris said...

Our favorite salad is a taco salad. Now that summer is here, we'll be having lots of it. It's a complete meal. Love Love this pattern. I hope I win.

Tiffany said...

Wow, I love them all! This is such a cool pattern. I'm not a very interesting salad eater... But I love putting almonds and sunflower seeds in mine.

Diane said...

What a great pattern. My favorite salad is a spicy massaged kale salad.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love iceberglettuce, thinly sliced apples and cucumber with shaved carrots. Mom used to put raisins in as well.