Ruby Star Rising by Melody Miller & Giveaway

‘Ohhhhhhhhh’! we said out loud as we opened the box of fabric from Kokka.  These super prints have a very retro 1960′s feel, in fact Melody was inspired by women from shopping catalogues in the late 60′s.  She wanted to tell a story about the women, and the objects that filled their lives.  I think she’s got it spot on with the vintage dishes, 60′s ladies and transistor radios.  The fabrics are a cotton linen mix, so great for cushions, clothing, bags, pot holders, oven mits – the list is endless.

vintage dishes mint

vintage ladies ochre

transistors blue

To celebrate having a fantastic new designer in store, we’re giving away 7 FQs of the Melody Miller range.  To enter we’d like to know what inspires you, all you need do is add your comment to this post.  Closing day is Thursday 17th February @ 8pm, winner picked at random soon after.

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58 Comments

  1. Tina February 10th, 2011 at 22:02 #

    For daily inspiration, I love seeing photographs of other people’s work. It could be food-related, fashion, stationery, crafts… I just love seeing what people make!

    And these new fabrics are fab. :)

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  2. Ruth February 10th, 2011 at 22:11 #

    Kitsch and quirky designs in frivolous and impractical colours that beg to be used to make practical items to bring a bit of glamour to mundane tasks. Maybe it’s just me, but those prints scream kitchen textiles…..

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  3. Beth T. February 11th, 2011 at 00:35 #

    These days, tile floors and stone floors are a huge source of inspiration. We recently went on vacation and I came home with lots of pictures of the floors of some very impressive buildings. :)

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  4. amber February 11th, 2011 at 03:23 #

    girly-girl to the core – colors, small objects, subtle patterns, nature…it’s all the beautiful and cute things i see each day that produces a desire to recreate/retell that moment with fabric, paper, thread, etc.; this is a great collection of designs!

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  5. Peach Rainbow February 11th, 2011 at 04:06 #

    I’m inspired by lovely tutorials on blogs, websites and magazines :)
    Thanks for the chance!

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  6. Manda February 11th, 2011 at 08:05 #

    Inspiration is everywhere for me, my family & friends, blogs, flickr anywhere! Love this fabric… esp the teapots :)

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  7. Rosalba February 11th, 2011 at 09:20 #

    Anything and everything inspires me! Always dreaming up things to make…

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  8. J February 11th, 2011 at 09:34 #

    A good walk or that magic time as your head hits the pillow and you’re just drifting off to sleep, ideas pop into my head during those moments, it’s lucky that I’m getting better at remembering them!

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  9. Laura February 11th, 2011 at 09:37 #

    Fantastic quality fabrics with modern design inspires me. Also reading blogs of fellow crafter’s inspires and spurs me on.

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  10. Ellen February 11th, 2011 at 10:41 #

    Colour inspires me a lot! I love working out combinations of different colours within a tight palette to achieve a unified look and feel.

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  11. layla February 11th, 2011 at 10:53 #

    I posted on your FB page but i don’t want to miss this giveaway. As I said before, it’s you guys busy on the internet that inspire me, along with a dollop of nature and family. xx

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  12. karoliina February 11th, 2011 at 12:10 #

    best inspiration comes from the most basic things – favourite colours (those of the sea and those of the forest), favourite shapes (trees and teapots and bicycles) – imagination does the rest.

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  13. Sandra February 11th, 2011 at 13:15 #

    I get my inspiration from blogs and magazines, I just can’t help looking at images. My daughters’ drawings are often quirky and inpsired some t shirts designs I did recently. Love this new range of fabric!

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  14. Nikki February 11th, 2011 at 13:21 #

    It has to be browsing blogs, flickr, pinterest, magazines and of course fabric shops and designers sites.

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  15. Erica G February 11th, 2011 at 14:18 #

    I find all the great crafty blogs an endless source of inspiration, i doubt I’ll ever have enough time in my lifetime to make all the projects I’d like to. Adore that fabric with the ladies on. xxxxxxx

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  16. MrSnuffleupagus February 11th, 2011 at 15:06 #

    things i half-notice out of the corner of my eye, and turn out to be imagined if i turn to look properly, colours and shapes in our surroundings, and (of course) browsing t’interweb

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  17. nicola February 11th, 2011 at 15:56 #

    Great fabrics like this!

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  18. Denise February 11th, 2011 at 17:49 #

    My best friend from Aus inspired me to start sewing again. She makes handsewn quilts which are so beautiful they make your heart sing. But mostly beautiful fabric inspires me every day. I think I have a bit of an illness! Mwah x

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  19. June S February 11th, 2011 at 18:27 #

    My kids are a constant source of inspiration, as are the many magazines and catalogs littering the house!

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  20. louise fogarty February 11th, 2011 at 21:11 #

    I am truly inspired by watching my amazing husband battle against a horrible illness, our 4 beautiful children who amaze us every day, my fabulous friends and family who are always there for me and all the simple things in life that we sometimes take for granted like laughing! xx

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  21. Judith February 12th, 2011 at 14:46 #

    I am inspired by the beautiful things being made and blogged about all over the world. Being of mature years I din’t have the internet when I sewed many years ago. Now the internet has changed my life and I am just amazed at all the creativity and talent out there.

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  22. Alician February 12th, 2011 at 15:06 #

    I get so inspired looking at other people’s work on their blogs and Flickr. And of course love shopping in fabric stores.

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  23. Emily February 12th, 2011 at 18:49 #

    I am inspired by the desire not to be a clone. It is so easy now to suppress our own individuality and to assume someone else’s by buying it – I am inspired by the knowledge that special and personal things can be created through hard work, attention to detail and a little (of our own) imagination.

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  24. Hilary February 12th, 2011 at 19:33 #

    I am inspired by colour and the amazing combinations that I see around me and then pick up on when selecting fabrics (particularly blues/turquoises for sea and sky and the amazing greens around us – even in the City), and also by the amazing things that people are out there doing (and in particular http://www.purlbee.com and http://lightbluegrey.blogspot.com/

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  25. Claire February 12th, 2011 at 22:51 #

    Life is inspiration!

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  26. Mags February 13th, 2011 at 19:01 #

    From growing up in an eclectic home, with many homemade things around me, and wanting to provide the same kind of stimulation and sense of curiousity for my little girl.

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  27. Rachel J February 13th, 2011 at 19:03 #

    Inspiration for me comes from looking at other peoples work and also textiles from other eras inspire me especially that from the art deco movement.

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  28. Suzy February 13th, 2011 at 20:48 #

    A big source of inspiration for me is period costumes, patterns, colours. I also love anything from 1940s to 1960s and slowly growing to like the 70s.

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  29. Sarah@PingsAndNeedles February 13th, 2011 at 20:52 #

    I have synaesthesia so I see colour when I read or hear words, letters, numbers or music, so I’m constantly bombarded (in the best possible way!) with inspiration … Sometimes I dream in black and white!

    I love the ruby star rising line – it makes the most beautiful quilts as well as kitchen stuff … I so want to win some – I have plans – big plans!

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  30. helen farden February 13th, 2011 at 20:57 #

    The most inspiring thing for me is seeing other blogs! when i see fabrics, colours or even a piece of artwork, it inspires me to create! i am in love with these sort of fabrics! i would hoard them and keep them for something “special” hehe :)

    love these fabrics xx

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  31. Gill Watson February 13th, 2011 at 21:36 #

    All the great blogs out there! I find more each week!

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  32. robin February 14th, 2011 at 03:43 #

    Working with fabric and a pattern that I love inspire me. Seeing pics of what others have created does, too!

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  33. Sharon Pickles February 14th, 2011 at 09:59 #

    Nature inspires me – I have lots of small birds in the garden and the beautiful delicate goldfinches and blue tits against the backdrop of the structure of the garden with its trees and flower seed heads is the kind of thing I am drawn to in designs. Fabulous collections of fabrics you have.

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  34. Tamsin Kennedy February 14th, 2011 at 13:45 #

    I have to say I’m inspired by contrasts I see (or imagine) in everyday life – a gorgeous but fun patterned fabric (such as one of the fab examples above!) lining a pinstripe suit jacket; an ancient farmhouse table with a bright and funky table runner; a knitted teapot (sounds daft I know but I’m trying to find a safe clear resin or polymer I can coat and seal the knitting in). Starting off with coventions and then modifying them – okay, tossing them out the window – is what I find most satisfying!!!

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  35. Shelley February 14th, 2011 at 14:47 #

    Colour! Nearly everything I do is inspired by colour. Real colour, clear bright colours ………. I buy bits of fabric that I like before I have any idea what to do with them.

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  36. Vix February 14th, 2011 at 20:39 #

    Beautiful, can’t keep away from Fabric Rehab!!

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  37. Anne February 14th, 2011 at 22:27 #

    I’m inspired by so many different things – music, films, magazines and of course far far too many beautiful blogs!

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  38. Gemma Taylor February 14th, 2011 at 22:54 #

    I love making things for my friends and family, and all the bright colours and fabulous patterns make me want to do more and more!!!

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  39. WandaFish February 14th, 2011 at 23:22 #

    I get loads of inspiration from all the crafty bloggers out there! Fabrics call to me too – and Ruby Star Rising just shouts out loud, I LOVE it!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win some :)

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  40. thepricklypinecone February 15th, 2011 at 05:27 #

    I get inspiration from watching people living their lives, nature and most of all vintage and kitsch items.

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  41. Beth T. February 15th, 2011 at 06:05 #

    What inspires me to really get busy quilting is the love I have for the people for whom i am quilting.

    Thanks for the generous giveaway.

    wordygirl at earthlink dot net

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  42. kelly February 15th, 2011 at 08:18 #

    i find lot’s of inspiration on flickr & pinterest, from my children & nature, i often carry a small note book so i can jot down little things i see or ideas that pop into my head!

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  43. Anna February 15th, 2011 at 09:23 #

    I read a lot of beautiful sewing and knitting blogs that inspire me a lot at the moment. Also online communities like Ravelry really get my brains going and fingers itching for new projects. I’ve found such inspiring sources on the Internet that sometimes it’s almost too much!

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  44. Jenny Eaves February 15th, 2011 at 15:35 #

    Great giveaway, I’d love to win! I’m inspired by bright colours such as the setting sun and the bright blue sea, textures like sand and sea glass all inspire. I love fast, happy music that can really inspire me to look around and see the beauty in everything. :)

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  45. Laura February 15th, 2011 at 16:00 #

    I feel most inspired when I’m chatting with fellow crafty friends bouncing ideas between each other over coffee and cake. My kids drawings also inspire me, I love the way they use colour. So many lovely things and ideas to make…so little time!!

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  46. Victoria February 15th, 2011 at 18:18 #

    Fabric inspires me, I surf the web for fabric and colours and patterns inspire me to make them into something wonderful and give them purpose to give others enjoyment.

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  47. flaming nora February 15th, 2011 at 19:30 #

    Generally the fabric inspires me to make something with it, but sometimes it is a new find such as the old typewriter a friend has lent me, or most recently a pile of old wooden cotton reels. Sometimes a piece of vintage fabric will start to tell a tale of its own which gets me a wondering how to tell it.

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  48. MarciaW February 16th, 2011 at 04:55 #

    My inspiration for color comes from nature; quilt layouts from geometric architecture or products; the need to make something from seeing what others have made (mags, books, catalogs, online shops, and blogs). Thanks for this giveaway. Oh! Fransson! blog has a quilt she is making with this line, and would enjoy winning to try it out.

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  49. Lace threads February 16th, 2011 at 13:53 #

    Vintage fabric all the time, but also my children – the models they throw together, the way they interpret things they see in drawings… I’ve put together several things this way. I am in love with this fabric line.

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  50. Carmen February 16th, 2011 at 21:48 #

    Colours, flavours and words are the three things that inspire me most! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway:)

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  51. Linda Ross February 16th, 2011 at 21:59 #

    Inspiration comes from a whole host of places, currently my children inspire me each day. Last week we were looking out of the kitchen window while eating lunch and my son Fin turned to me and said “The moon is having lunch with us today mummy” he’s 3 years old! I have a collection of sayings, cuttings from magazines and fabric pieces i keep close to hand. I am brand new at sewing/craft and would be honoured and delighted to use your fabric. Am loving being inspired!!

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  52. Lace hearts February 17th, 2011 at 09:18 #

    I’m just popping by as I left the wrong link last time, which I realized later on when I was thinking about your lovely giveaway… I’m at number 51 – this is what children running round you as you type does to the mind! However, they still inspire me. All the time.

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  53. Watkins35 February 17th, 2011 at 15:37 #

    So much inspires me, nature, books, fellow bloggers, yummy fabric, handmade goodies, even my own imagination sometimes :)

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  54. Karen February 21st, 2011 at 13:24 #

    Alot inspires me ,beautiful fabric,quilts,summer and new ideas for a beginner quilter.

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  55. Erica February 5th, 2012 at 17:00 #

    Travelling is an inspiration for me! I’ve recently been to New York and now I want to make very colourful, square, quilts…

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  56. Jacqueline Irwin February 4th, 2013 at 22:25 #

    I am inspired when an idea grows and forms and becomes something created. It’s the journey itself when something unexpected and wonderful is formed.

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