meadowlark blog hop and giveaway

Welcome to a wonderful blog hop celebrating Melanie Testa’s first line of fabric for Windham


IMG_9147I already wrote about the sweet little table runner I made as part of Melanie’s sample team. She needed to fill a booth quickly with projects made from her line of fabric. How lucky are we to be able to play with her fabric!? I also put together a little set of nesting boxes in which she could hold things for display.

IMG_9226Here is the littlest.
The boxes were made using Pellon Peltex – a super stiff fusible craft interfacing.

IMG_9231And here is the biggest – using a leftover bit from the table runner.

IMG_9230This one has a bit of fancy on the inside too.

IMG_9228All four sitting so sweetly snug together.

Windham_booth_3And here is a picture of the crazy abundance of beauty that was just one small bit of Melly’s booth at the Quilt Market trade show!
(The picture is Melly’s – go check out her Market videos – in a minute!)

IMG_3157Off they all went for display and as is the usual in my schedule, off I went to another teaching gig. Only THIS time I did something that I haven’t done in years. Started a project for the trip the night before I left.  I’ll write all about that next week when I announce the winner of the following giveaway. Believe me – it’s a funny story! Here is a peek at the project and yes, I couldn’t help myself. I had to “play photos” first and run it through a couple of apps to make it all funky looking. I’ll post big clear pictures next Monday June 15th.

One of you lucky blog readers is going to have the chance to win a fat pack of the entire collection – that’s 26 10″ pieces! 

All you have to do for a chance to win is to leave a comment on this blog post between now and Thursday, June 12th.  I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner and announce it here on my blog on Friday June 13th.  Good luck!

(update – Denise Spillane is our winner. Congratulations!!!)


There’s a lot more stops and chances to win a fat pack stack on the blog hop.  You can stop by and leave a comment on each blog and have that many more chances to win.

Melanie Testa  –June 2
Vivien Zepf –June 2
Chrissie D –June 3
Sue Bleiweiss –June 4
Leslie Tucker Jenison –June 5
Jamie Fingal –June 6
Lyric Kinard –June 7
Jen Eskridge –June 8
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun –June 8
Stephanie Forsyth –June 9
Victoria Findlay Wolfe –June 10
Teri Lucas – June 11
Scott Hansen –June 12
Helen Eckard –June 12

In fact, when the blog hop is over, the blog with the most comments will also be able to draw an extra name to win a copy of Melanie’s book, Dreaming from the Journal Page. (It’s one of my favorites!) And if you love what you see – stop by your local quilt shop and ask them to order Windham Fabric’s Meadowlark line!


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  1. Charlotte Key says:

    I love what you have done with this beautiful fabric. I would be so pleased to win this giveaway.

  2. I’d love to win these beauties.

  3. You have done some really amazing fun things with this fabric – love all the polka dots – all in my favorite colors, purple and turquoise. Lime green flower was really perfect. Love to have some of this fabric. Am traveling and will keep and eye out for some of it on my quilt shop hopping. Thanks for your daily inspirations.

  4. Annie Andrew says:

    Menopausal mauve and chartreuse what a great combination. Love it.

  5. Mary AnnVan Soest says:

    Love your nesting boxes. L
    ove the fabric too.

  6. I love what you did with Mellie’s fabrics! Especially the touch of a flower! Magical and fun! Would love to win this giveaway. Thanks for the chance!

  7. Gorgeous fabric. I would love to create something beautiful.

  8. Jan Smith says:

    Melly’s fabric is so cheerful and colorful that it makes me think I never have to dye and turn my feet blue again. I will of course, but I really do like her collection.

  9. Wonderfully creative and fun projects for some fabulous fabrics. Loving this blog hop!

  10. Bonnie Casto says:

    Sincerely do love your friends fabric. The colors are very exciting and the designs vary in size making it a delightful medely to create interest when using the collection in a quilt project. I was espically fond of the table runner you made using the drunkards path pattern. It came out very stunning your friends collection.
    Bonnie C

  11. Sharon Morton says:

    Love the tablerunner…..perfect for the fabric!

  12. Beautiful fabric!

  13. Wow- I can’t wait to see these in person! Lyric, I LOVE your projects! They really show off Melly’s designs well. I SO love the colors.

  14. Wow! Love what you did with it and the variety!

  15. The colors in this collection are very much my colors. I love the simplicity of the design. I’m already thinking how I could use these.

  16. Linda Hall says:

    The fabrics are so rich and vibrant. Very unique collection.

  17. Mary Curran-Downey says:

    Beautiful colors – and love those nesting boxes.

  18. These fabrics would make a seriously beautiful crazy quilt background for my stitches and beads!

  19. Susan Robbins says:

    You have a knack in developing unique
    artwork. I love learning bits and pieces
    From you!

  20. Such pretty projects made from such beautiful fabrics!

  21. Valerie Lickiss says:

    Love the combination of colours some of my favourites.

  22. Ann Hudson says:

    YUMMMEEEE! That’s how I’d describe Melly’s fabrics! Can’t wait to win or buy some for my stash! 😀

  23. Robin Shilman says:

    Love the fabrics, great colors and patterns. I see lots of possibilities.

  24. Margaret Price says:

    Love this fabric, Blue is beautiful.

  25. Loving the DOTS! … and the colors. Great collection of fabrics
    Can think of many projects for this line.

  26. Loving the DOTS!…..and the colors… great collection! My brain is busy thinking of projects to get started on. Very inspiring.

  27. Deborah M says:

    Love these fabrics! Love what you’ve created with them!

  28. Phyllis Carlyle says:

    The bag is very cute! I like the bins, too.

  29. I love this material and I have to have some.

  30. Jo Vandermey says:

    The colours of this fabric are right up my new daughter in laws line. Wonderful fabric line that would look great made up into something for the newlyweds place.

  31. marilyn walter says:

    What a wonderful line of fabric. I especially like the leaf vine pattern. Love the nesting boxes.

  32. Now this is a line of fabric I have fallen in love with from the first post in this blog hop! So many ideas and friends helping friends creating awesome projects from Melly’s new designs. Love the nesting baskets and the Runner particularly… and the backpack even this 50+ quilter could have a great time showing up in at the biggest and best quilt shows! Wishing Melly much success with the line , stunning colours and really modern, exciting prints. So many options! And to you, Lyric – THANKS for being such a great friend.

  33. Kat Scott says:

    The fabric is so droool worthy even in pictures…. can’t wait to get my hands on some 🙂 The colors! The Patterns!

  34. Love this fabric. It’s awesome that there are so many different prints in the collection – each more fun and beautiful than the last!

  35. Renee Darkis says:

    I love those colors. I will be looking for this fabric

  36. Doreen Kinkade says:

    I love those colors and those boxes you made.

  37. Helen Johnston says:

    What I love most about this line is that it looks handpainted. Love it!

  38. I don’t usually enter fabric giveaways (I have an embarrassment of riches!); but this line looks so interesting, I’d love to have some to play with.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Love this fabric collection!

  40. Linda Groman says:

    Melly has created work that captures the raw beauty of block print. It’s strong and creative, much like Melly herself.

  41. Diane Beirwagen says:

    I really love Melanie Testa’s work and her fabric is no exception. The pieces you created from her fabric are very fun! How cool to have boxes of that luscious fabric.

  42. Linda Groman says:

    I’m not new to quilting but I am new to this crazy, fun world of printing on fabric. Lyric, where have you been all my life?

  43. What a wonderful fabric collection & love what you’ve done with it!

  44. Wilma Brock says:

    Love the colour combinations and the designs. Wilma

  45. I adore Melly’s and her fantastic fabrics are luscious!

  46. The more I see it the more I realize that I LOVE this fabric!

  47. Fun collection of fabrics! My mind is racing with possibilities. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  48. Maggie Szafranski says:

    Love the pieces you have done! And Melanie’s fabric has such great energy!

  49. Julie in WA says:

    Those dot fabrics sure are popular! I love them too!

  50. love this fabric line. need to get some of it.

  51. Margaret Schindler says:

    I have to say I love that table runner. The colors are terrific

  52. Christine Martinez says:

    Love the colors of these beautiful fabrics!

  53. Christine Martinez says:

    Loving the colors of these fabrics! Can’t wait to get my hands on some. Thanks.

  54. LOVE theses fabrics and can’t wait to win them!

  55. I am in love with Melanie’s fabrics and would very much like to win a stack ! Thanks, Vickie

  56. I love how these fabrics work together, and their ‘hand-drawn’ look. Thanks for showing us the projects you made.

  57. The nesting boxes and table runner are so beautiful! This fabric line is so interesting!

  58. Elizabeth says:

    Melanie’s fabric looks like SO much fun! I look forward to enjoying them like you did for your projects. Thanks for sharing.

  59. I love your little boxes. Your table runner is the best: such a simple (not easy!) design but it needs these dramatic fabrics to make it shine!

  60. Wonderful fabrics and I love your boxes too!

  61. Debbie Pine says:

    Love what you did with the fabric! can’t wait to get my hands on some!

  62. Linda H says:

    This is a lovely line of fabrics. Your use of them in such creative ways highlights the many possibilities.

  63. Rhonda Davis says:

    Love your nesting boxes…sew cute!! Melly’s fabric line is very inspiring!! Hoping I win!

  64. What a great set of boxes you made. This fabric is so versatile, so beautiful.

  65. Kelly Wilson says:

    I just love her colors – soft but still vibrant. I love your table runner – I’d like to expand it into a quilt size! Thanks for the opportunity. notwendy gmail

  66. Absolutely gorgeous fabrics!

  67. The boxes are very clever. The fabrics are shown off well. I especially like the back pack!

  68. I would love to win!

  69. Loving Melanie’s fabric line…a lot!

  70. Nicole Sender says:

    The fabric is awesome! I love the dots!

  71. Jane Howie says:

    Love this fabric, especially the spots! Thanks for the chance to win some. I hope the fabrics are best sellers and we can buy them in New Zealand soon!

  72. I really like the purple and green. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  73. Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau says:

    Really enjoy your runner, and the nesting boxes are great! These fabrics are sooo wonderful!

  74. Anne-Marie B. says:

    I love the colours and patterns in the fabric! Thanks for this giveaway!

  75. Jerie Clark says:

    Love these fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win.


    these are lovely.
    thanks for the giveaway!

  77. The table runner was one of the objects on Melly’s video that I really liked…nice job.

  78. barbara corbitt says:

    i love your nesting boxes! you did a remarkable job on them. i really love this line of fabric. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

  79. Diann Cornell says:

    I especially like the table runner you made.

  80. Barbara Harrison says:

    Love your nesting boxes and the whole fabric line. I will plan my next project around it.

  81. Barbara Barrett says:

    I will be looking for these fabrics. That purple is the color I see when I close my eyes.

  82. Barbara Barrett says:

    I will be looking for these fabrics! That purple is the color I see when I close my eyes.

  83. Loretta Bedia says:

    Love the fabric line. It would work so well in my next modern quilt. I love your “circle” table runner.

  84. Sharon Matthiesen says:

    Love the textured feel of the fabrics. They would fit into a current funky project I’m sorta working on.

  85. Such great colours in this collection! Love your idea for nesting boxes…

  86. Charlotte Key says:

    I LOVE this fabric!! Purple and circles are two of my favorite things and winning this would make my day.

  87. Love Melanie’s fabric line! Would love to win 🙂

  88. Love, love, love this fabric collection!

  89. Emily C says:

    I love your boxes. I have made a few of those in the past for storage and display.

  90. Michele T says:

    I love the colours and patterns in this fabric line… Beautiful!!! Your table runner is lovely too – I’d like that on my kitchen table!!!

  91. I love the colors and the designs. Fabulous!

  92. Delaine says:

    I love those nesting boxes, and I love this fabric. Thanks!

  93. Kathy Heacock says:

    I adore that luscious purple and green. The boxes are so cute — I got to make me some of those!

  94. Love the fabric and what you did with it!

  95. I love this line and what you did with it!

  96. Christina in Cleveland says:

    Sweet nesting boxes and the fabric is ah-mazing. I love the quirky colors (my favs)! Oh yes, I definitely see using these for some projects. Thanks for the opportunity to win some stash of this great line!!

  97. Marilyn Clulow says:

    Love it all , your work and Melanie’s work, thank you

  98. Karen L says:

    Wonderful textured fabric. And your boxes are fabulous!

  99. Barbara says:

    Fabulous color!

  100. I love these fabrics – especially the dots!

  101. I love this fabric line. Beautiful!

  102. Julie Beard says:

    Hi Lyric,

    I have been reading your blogs for ages and love your true organic feel. Although I’m new to quilting and a bit of a traditionalist I have fallen in love with the fabric line you have blogged about for it’s colour, texture and the way it feels plus it mirrors nature beautifully. They say “lightining never strikes twice in the same place”! But I absolutely love your friend Mel’s beautiful fabric and how it all looks and certainly what items they have made with it too amazing!

    Nevertheless the fabric is stunning and would love to win some but perhaps I won’t be that lucky again. However, my favourite colour is the purple/lavender with teal/aqua with the blue tones. I’d love to make a sewing machine cover with it for my best friend for christmas she has two small machine. If I’m not lucky enough to be chosen as a winner for some of it. Could you please give me the site where I can buy it once it becomes available. Or can you tell me if this fabric line is going to make it to Australia. I’d really would like some. I am hoping lightining does strike twice in the same spot. Julie Beard Adelaide

  103. Annie Andrew says:

    Fun and funky I just love it.

  104. John Hutchens says:

    beautiful fabric, I really like the colors and patterns

  105. Denise Spillane says:

    I love the whole line of fabrics. Such great color and print like liking. Your table runner is lovely and whimsical. I especially like the vines and dots. And the boxes are such a great idea. Can’t wait to see the next post too!

  106. I love the phrase “crazy abundance of beauty.” Yes, that describes her booth well. I love you little boxes and I love this fabric. Thanks for sharing!

  107. Love the purple color!

  108. Pat Findlay says:

    What wonderful fabric selection! Love the colours. I have followed Melanie’s work for awhile

  109. Those boxes are really cute, and useful, too! Have you/would you consider doing a tutorial for them? Thanks!

  110. Your pieces are beautiful, I love what you did with the fabrics, so fun to work with.


  111. Beautiful projects with beautiful fabric! Nice work! Love what you did…

  112. Peggy Calvert says:

    Love the nested boxes and the backpack too! The colors are delicious!

  113. Sandy K says:

    I don’t know which I like better, the dots or the vines. I love this collection.

  114. Vicki H says:

    I love the nesting boxes. I am really liking this collection.

  115. I love the backpack! Beautiful fabric – thank you!

  116. Joan H. says:

    I love this fabric more each time I see it. Can’t wait to see it “in person”. The nesting boxes are so cute and practical.

  117. I love this new fabric line. And you did awesome things with it! Thanks for the ideas!

  118. Jeannie says:

    Each and every time I see something made with Melly’s fabric, a tear forms. I know the roller coaster ride she endured to realize her dream and she did it!!! I love the nesting box made with the table runner scraps. The half circles give it so much personality. Thanks for always inspiring me and for the opportunity to throw my name into the old random generator. Have a wonderful weekend!

  119. I agree with some of the other people posting comments, the more I see the fabric, the more I love it. Really fun prints mixed in with some basics, I love that about great collections.

  120. I love the colors and prints you used! I can’t wait to get my hands on some of her fabric!

  121. Love your boxes – these fabrics are gorgeous.

  122. Carol C says:

    Love these projects! And the bag, very cool! What beautiful fabrics! I’d love to win them!

  123. Susan Dunne-Lederhaas says:

    I really like the table runner..Gorgeous in it’s simplicity! The nesting boxes are very cool too!

  124. Cecilia says:

    I love your nesting boxes! Thanks for sharing.

  125. What a lovely collection of fabrics. It looks like you had fun playing with them.

  126. Lindsey says:

    I love the circle fabric. It looks so rich, almost velvety.

  127. I love what you’ve made with the fabrics. The runner and boxes are fantastic, these prints make really dramatic looking items.

  128. John Hutchens says:

    I really like the collection, beautiful colors and patterns

  129. Sally troxell says:

    I would love to win some fabric. Melanie testa is one of my favorite artists!

  130. The more I see of this fabric the more I like it. Your table runner is spectacular. Those blue and seafoam prints are really calling to me.

  131. Quilting Tangent says:

    The collection looks very interesting, lots of different colors and patterns. 🙂

  132. That backpack is adorable!

  133. I do so lov your little boxes,,,made with Melanie test as new fabric,,,,medowlark,,,,,

  134. This fabric line is gorgeous! I love the hand printed look to them.

  135. Allison Evrard says:

    The more I see it, the more I love this fabric!


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