Friday, April 12, 2013

My turn for the Collage Blog hop!


Good morning! It is my turn on the blog hop! Hurray! So, I met Carrie Bloomston of Such Design last summer when I came up to Kansas from Texas to look for a house. I had looked at 30 houses in 3 days and I decided I needed a break and quilt market just so happened to be down the road in Kansas City. So I went. Basically I just wondered around in a daze...seriously shell shocked and overstimulated from both the houses I was thinking about buying and all the wonderful fabric and sewing doo dads. Somehow I found myself in front of Carries booth and it was like the eye of the storm....just silence and peace. The colors were soothing, her quilt designs were so different from everyone else's...I drifted over and well...I stayed. Carrie is such a great soul. After chatting with her for about 5 minutes I felt like I had know her all my life. Anyway, it was dinner time and all the sudden I found myself lifted with the tide of quilters going to dinner....and I went with Carrie and a bunch of other awesome quilters, designers and writers. It was a great night filled with conversation and fun. Wonderful. Anyway, over the year Carrie and I have kept in contact. I heard she had some fabric coming out and I knew it would be fantastic no matter what just because Carrie is that kind of lady.

She sent me a bunch with only one request....I was to use uniform fabric in with her fabric. I guess somewhere along the way she figured out that I sew with a bunch of uniform (in my other life as the owner of Camp Follower Bags and Quilts). So I did!  Originally I intended to make a wall hanging and a bag....but when the scraps settled and I put down my scissors I had made 3 bags and a quilt. I kept notes so all these items can become patterns! Hurray!


*** a quick note about Carrie's fabric. All the text is legible and makes sense! She has beautiful quotes and sayings mixed in with snippets of information. This will certainly be horde worthy, and I will be buying a couple yards of it.


I made a little sewing kit with a leather handle. I love these box bags. I teach free motion quilting with this design.


I made a wee little zip pouch, because seriously you can't have enough little zipper bags


Here is the other side which I love just as much!


And a quilted tote bags which I love. Lots of pockets on the outside.


Are you seeing the little pops of AUC and BDU?


And this is the quilt I rocked out in record time. I think I made all of this stuff in like 4 days. I love it. I especially love the Baptist fan quilting I did with my Statler Stitcher. I kinda want to do this on all quilts now. To heck with free motion! Just do Baptist Fans!!!! Just kidding. I love free motion.

Anyway, thanks for stopping by! Thanks for reading my rambling. If you just skipped to the giveaway that is fine too. I am happy you came regardless.

In order to win a 10 inch pack of Carrie's Collage Fabric by Whindam leave a comment with your favorite word below in the comment section. Words can be powerful things. Just make sure I have someway to contact you. Next Friday I will choose a winner.


Here is the list of the other awesome bloggers who are hopping along with us. Lots of chances to win fabric!


April 9 – Julie Goldin 
April 11 – April Rhodes
April 12 – Tia Curtis
April 14 – Ramona Burke
April 15 – Sally Keller
April 16 – Angela Walters
April 19 – Jenny Kelly
April 20 – Sam Hunter


57 comments:

  1. right now my favourite word would have to be collage! thanks for the chance! those are great bags and totes you made from the collage fabric.

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  2. My favourite word ( and substance) is chocolate but my 3 yr old Grandaughters word of the moment is skedaddle, its quite amazing how it fits into most of her conversations!

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  3. Serendipity. Thanks for this amazing giveaway. I really enjoy your work and blog!!

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  4. WoW! Love all your creations! Your quilting is amazing! I did find you through this hop and glad I did. It's hard to pick just one word, love? family? I know, my word is grandson!

    Thank you and Carrie for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. Right now, my favorite word is fabric :)

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  6. Great projects! I especially like your box bag. My favorite word is hope. Thanks for the giveaway and for the inspiration.

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  7. oh Tia! your stuff looks great in Collage! Im excited that you will have a pattern for the tote bag! favorite word...I think i overuse 'outstanding' so maybe its a favorite? have a great weekend!

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  8. Tia, everything looks wonderful---what great fabric for your awesome bags! Love your quilt too---I'm a big fan of baptist fans quilting also!! Your story about meeting Carrie is so cool--I can wait till her fabric is available;-) My favorite word right now is play, whether it be with grandchildren or fabric!! xo

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  9. My favorite word right now is SWEET!

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  10. My word, right now, is create - things, time, moments, peace

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  11. The work you do with Camp Follower Bags is awesome (a good quilter friend of mine served in Afghanistan throughout her daughter's kindergarten year -- the sacrifices these brave men and women make are amazing!)

    Thanks for the chance to win! A fave word...

    peace

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  12. I love your quilt and bag - I will definitely have to steal your tote idea to make a summer swimming gear bag!

    My favorite word: calm

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  13. Wonderful use of this cool fabric. I will watch for your pattern resulting from this sewing extravaganza! my favorite word of the moment is perseverence

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  14. My favorite word? Fabric. I always love your creations.

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  15. Gorgeous - that is the word that pops into my head when I see this fabric collection but it is also the word that I think of when I see how you have used this collection.
    maureen.barber@sympatico.ca

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  16. I love your joyful creations! And the Baptist fan is an inspired design for this. The quilt is a wonderful blend of modern fabric and traditional lines. My favorite word is gratitude - a good philosophy for living!

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  17. I love the quilt! I defiantly think it should be a pattern!

    My word is 'intentional'. I have been trying to be more intentional in my life. With sewing, relationships and in general how I spend my time.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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    1. Definitely - not defiantly! Darn autocorrect!

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  18. Stupendous. Describes your talent and that stupendous new fabric. aschaefer24 at yahoo dot com

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  19. My favorite word right now is SHOPPING!!!!

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  20. My favourite word at the moment is COLOUR! I love colourful - brings brightness to any day :-) Love your tote bag especially - this is wonderful fabric!

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  21. Celebrate! has always been my favorite word! I love that fabric.

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  22. The word fabric! It is the fabric of my life :) Collage is AWESOME!!!

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  23. My favorite word is ride. Just loving what everyone is doing with this great fabric!

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  24. My favorite word right now is Cheers! Looking forward to seeing this line at a local quilt shop soon!

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  25. My favorite word is family...because my family is the best and most important thing to me.This is beautiful fabrics and your makes are perfect

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  26. My favorite word right now is APPRECIATE. It is so easy to want more, but so comforting to appreciate what we alreay have. Thanks for sharing your great projects!!

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  27. My favorite word is Fabulous! I love this line and that you sew with uniforms. I have my husbands out grown uniforms squirreled away for just the right project....thanks

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  28. Love what you did with the fabric, especially the tote bag. My word would be 'swirl' because I've been having such a blast quilting them lately :)

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  29. Great bags - and I love the fabric!!
    My word is 'Breathe'

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  30. Awesome bags! Love the collection, can't wait for it to be available! Favorite word, Create.

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  31. You made all that in 4 days! Favorite word - amazing! BTW, your longarm work is beautiful.

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  32. patience.

    thanks for the chance to win :) Everyone is going to get that line when it comes out!

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  33. Hope, as this is my word for the year.

    I love your tote bag, my teenage daughters would love it too and the pouch. Thanks for sharing.

    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  34. My favorite word is Dream. I think everyone should have one. Love your projects!

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  35. Lately my favorite word has been make. I feel I need to have that tattooed on my eyes, it motivates me to get started and do stuff!

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  36. My favorite word is CREATE. I love Carrie and I love Collage, thank you for the opportunity!

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  37. I think my favourite word would be ENJOY. To be able to enjoy the work of everyone else, even though I am not doing
    anything!

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  38. My favorite word is Create. Thanks for the chance to create and win.
    Shawn

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  39. you've made some beautiful pieces. my favorite word continues to be LOVE. great fabric and of course it isn't available in shops for months!

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  40. HELLO! I'D HAVE TO CHOOSE THE WORD "CREATE"!
    YOUR BLOG SURE IS CREATIVE TOO!
    THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  41. Love the big tote bag. i need to make one.

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  42. My favorite word would have to be fabric. Cannot ever have enough. Thanks.

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  43. Hmm, favorite word now...hope...and everything will be okay.

    Thanks for the chance!

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  44. beautiful job quilting these!
    fave word right now - compassion

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  45. My favourite word is passion. I love the little zip bags that you make! I'd love to win this fabric, it is so happy and bright. Thanks - Heidi. Hjmedhurst@shaw.ca

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  46. Today, my favorite word is joy. I went to the memorial service of a friend today, and the minister said that when he met with him, right after he realized he was really sick, my friend said, "I have not had a day when I have not known joy." I started sobbing right then and there. I want to live like that. - Erin.mypatchworklife(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. today my favorite word is a phrase... highly favored... :) because i know that i am living a life highly favored. :)

    featheredruffles(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. That quilt looks great. Thanks for the fabric giveaway

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  49. I know the giveaway is loooong past; but I just wanted to say that your quilt makes me want to go and order Collage right now! I love the line, but never thought it was "me" enough until I saw that. So, thank you. I would have missed out.

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Thanks for commenting! I read each one. I will either respond via email or here in the comments. xo - Tia