I’m so excited to be a part of Clothworks Everything Blue Blog Hop!
We sell a few of their lines at the shop I work at, Stash, and I have fallen in love with their fabrics. Then when I found out they were a local Seattle company, I was even more in love!
Then!!! I had the opportunity to participate in their Everything Blue Blog Hop to help spread the word about their new line and I was super excited! My new friend at Clothworks, Susie, who set this whole thing up even hand delivers the fabric to my house! Ends up we’re neighbors! How cool is that???
So here’s the deal! I was given about a 1/2 yard of the three fabrics above and was asked to make 1 block (or two). I had to use some of each of the fabrics and then you were allowed to add a little of either blue, red, white or cream. I knew I wanted to add a little red! So I did! A little bit of red from the Clothworks Everyday Organics solid line!
My first block was a little abstract something!
I added a little red stitching around the blocks of color.
And my second block was what I call a ‘Rose Block’, but I’m not sure that’s really what it’s called! I’ve also seen it called a Flip and Stitch block. This is the one I knew I wanted to do as soon as I saw the fabric. I’ve loved the block for a while, but when I saw the fabrics had a floral print to some of them, I knew I had to try this one!
I love the red for the center. Or should I say the ‘off center.’
And for the tutorial… I looked for a tutorial for this block but couldn’t really find one (maybe since I don’t know it’s true name… I should find that out!), so I thought I’d show you how I made mine. Of course, I didn’t make the tutorial when I made the block… So just pretend that the fabrics in the tutorial are the same as the fabrics above! Most of them are Clothworks though…
It’s super easy and might not even need a tutorial, but hey! So start by gathering your fabrics and then cutting strips. I don’t use a straight line, because I don’t want any of my pieces to be the same size!
Then, cut the center piece and start adding the second fabric around. I sew a piece, trim, sew a side, trim, sew a side, trim… Get the pattern here?
Then I go to my second fabric and repeat. The second color is where I start trimming. I lay my ruler over the block and just start moving it around until I get the right corner angle that looks good to me.
And you’re done! Yea!
And the most exciting part… The Giveaway! Yea!
Clothworks has graciously offered one reader 12 fat quarters of the new Everything Blue line with a little red and coral thrown in for good measure!
Ready to WIN? You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!
1) Head to Clothworks’s Website and tell us which fabric is your FAVORITE !
2) Become a fan of Clothworks on Facebook.
3) Become a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook.
4) Subscribe to Feelin’ Crafty.
5) Share the Giveaway on your blog.
That’s 5 possible entries! You must comment on this post to win. The giveaway will close on Monday, September 16th at 11:59 p.m. EST, and we’ll choose one winner using Random.org.
And also, be sure to follow along and see what everyone else in the blog hop creates!
September 2nd: Anita Peluso // Bloomin’ Workshop
September 3rd: Debbie Vyse, Jean Seamster, Joyce Kronkhite // Clothworks Team
September 4th: Louise Wackerman (+giveaway!) // Feelin’ Crafty
September 5th: Lorrie Franz // Bean Counter Quilts
September 6th: Bonnie Mitchell, Angela White, Kathleen Malarky // Clothworks Team September 9th: Marsha McCloskey // Feathered Star Productions
September 10th: Pat Sloan, Pat Sloan, the Voice of Quilting
September 11th: Meagan Taylor and Kristi Jones: Meags and Me and Bev Getschel
September 12th: Shayla Wolf // Sassafras Lane
September 13th: Toni Bush, Shirl Nelson, Susie Philipsen // Clothworks Team
September 18th: Margie Ullery // Ribbon Candy Quilts and Candice Hoffmann // Clothworks Team
September 19th: Cheryl Kuczek // Paradiso Designs
September 20th: Generation Q Magazine
September 25th: Cassie // Elegantitus and Kristen Ballou
September 26th: Lynne Shandley // Yarnivorous
September 27th: Scott Hansen // Blue Nickel Studios