Week #13 SBS Giveaway

Week #13 SBS Giveaway

 

Each Friday, throughout the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along community event that Maureen Cracknell and I are hosting together, we've lined up a new, special Giveaway with one of our amazing, participating sponsors! If you happened to miss the launch of our Sewcial Bee Sampler you can follow this link for all the info and can join us anytime - it's never too late to jump in!

Aurifil      Circa 15      The Intrepid Thread      Fat Quarter Shop      Omnigrid      Llama Fabrics      Color Girl     Lady Belle Fabric      Needle in a Fabric Stash      Dritz      Knotted Thread    Needle and Foot      Stash Builder Box    Hobbs Batting

Today's featured Sewcial Bee sponsor is Needle in a Fabric Stash!

Our sponsor Needle in a Fabric Stash is located in Temecula CA and owner, Sue Stone carries bright, fun, trendy, modern fabrics. Featured fabrics include Art Gallery, Free Spirit, Westminster, Michael Miller, Dear Stella, Timeless Treasure, Riley Blake, Cotton and Steel and more!

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For this week's Sewcial Bee Giveaway, Needle in a Fabric Stash is offering one lucky commenter a complete Fat Eighth bundle of my Bountiful collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, including all TWENTY beautiful quilting cottons that make up my newest collection! You can find this collection available in the Needle in a Fabric Stash HERE!

How to Enter:

Maureen and I have been taking turns hosting Sewcial Bee Giveaway Fridays but due to some scheduling conflicts, I've hosted the past two Friday's so now I'm sending you to Maureen's blog at Maureen Cracknell Handmade this week and the next! Don't worry, we'll remind you each week which blog the giveaway will be on :)

A BIG thanks to all of you who are joining the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along and to those who enter our Giveaway!  ♡ Sharon

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #13

Sewcial Bee Sampler Block #13

We are officially halfway through making our blocks! If you're just joining us on the free Sewcial Bee Sampler (SBS) sew along, take advantage of the in-blog tutorials and tips for each block by starting at the first SBS blog post and working your way to the present. We build off our previous techniques and I suggest working in order if you're new to quilting. Plus you'll get all the details on our weekly giveaways and postings on Instagram to share your work. 

Many of you still haven't committed to selecting your frames yet. You'll want to start giving that some serious thought since we have enough blocks made to get an idea of the overall look for your quilt. Here's some things to keep in mind: All the blocks should be measuring 12-1/2" square, that includes the frameless designs like today's block. This means once we sew the quilt top together those blocks will FINISH at 12" square. Be sure to watch those outside points (see photo above) that the 1/4" seam allowance is left on the outside edges of these no-frame blocks, or your points will get clipped when it's sewn into a top. 

Download the free Flying Geese block from my Sew Along page.

Flying Geese is another no-frame block made purely of Flying Geese units. If you followed my Bountiful fabrics blog tour you would have seen the gorgeous dress bodice that Alexis Wright pieced using our Flying Geese block pattern. Yes, she got the pattern early but it was a fabulous make!

Photo by Alexis Wright

Photo by Alexis Wright

There's no tutorial today because the no-waste Flying Geese unit is a technique we've already learned in blocks #5 and #7. Refer back to the tutorial for this technique, if you need a refresher. 

My block uses the Vine Umbra and Gather Mellow prints from my Bountiful fabrics with the addition of Grapefruit and Snow Pure Element solids also from Art Gallery Fabrics. It's been amazing seeing all the projects being sewn with my new fabric line and AGF just released the Bountiful Lookbook on Monday. The Lookbook is a virtual magazine full to the brim with sewing inspiration and free patterns. Raise the Roof seen on the cover is a Log Cabin inspired free quilt pattern I designed especially for this collection. Click the Bountiful Lookbook link to look inside this fun virtual magazine.

Also, don't forget that Friday is Giveaway Friday and this week my co-host Maureen Cracknell will be hosting the giveaway from her blog. We've got a great giveaway planned from Sue Stone of Needle in a Fabric Stash. You may also recognize Sue's name as a maker that took part in my Bountiful Blog Tour.

Aurifil      Circa 15      The Intrepid Thread      Fat Quarter Shop      Omnigrid      Llama Fabrics      Color Girl     Lady Belle Fabric      Needle in a Fabric Stash      Dritz      Knotted Thread    Needle and Foot      Stash Builder Box    Hobbs Batting

Bountiful Blog Tour Week 3 Recap

Bountiful Blog Tour Week 3 Recap

The last three weeks have been a virtual feast for the eyes, as 16 highly talented designers blogged about their Bountiful fabrics makes. I love how each Blogger was inspired by the prints in my newest fabric line and the different Art Gallery Fabrics substrates to create amazing and diverse projects for this tour. Revisit week #1 and week #2 to see all the fabulous projects. 

Learn more about my inspiration behind the Bountiful collection in this Art Gallery Fabrics video interview.

And learn more about this week's Makers:

Monday

You all know how much I adore my Sewcial Bee Sampler co-host, Maureen Cracknell! My tour would not be complete without one of Maureen's special makes. Her fearless use of prints and on-trend style is an exciting combination. I am crazy over the tote bag Maureen stitched in her signature herringbone design. Be sure to visit Maureen's blog to see all the details inside and out on this bag!

Photo by Maureen Cracknell

Photo by Maureen Cracknell

Tuesday

Most of you know Lynn Harris (Little Ren Hen) for her intricate patchwork quilts and author of Every Last Piece but did you know she can also sew garments? Lynn and her granddaughter used the Haymow Stack and Vine Umbra knits from my collection to make to most comfy and gorgeous garments. See all the pieces and read about who made which piece on Lynn's blog. I adore this photobombing chicken in the photo of her grand children in the Haymow Stack print. 

Photo by Lynn Carson Harris

Photo by Lynn Carson Harris

Wednesday

On Wednesday, Anjeanette Klinder showed us her stunning hexagon quilt design. Because of family health emergencies, Anjeanette was not able to have a finished quilt by the time of the blog tour. I highly encourage you to follow her progress on this quilt and her other makes because Anjeanette is an extremely talented designer and exceptionally skilled quilter. See more of her makes on her blog

Photo by Anjeanette Klinder

Photo by Anjeanette Klinder

Photo by Anjeanette Klinder

Photo by Anjeanette Klinder

Thursday

I knew when I asked Mathew Boudreaux of Mister Domestic to be part of my blog tour he'd make something extraordinary--even before he knew what that make would be--I knew it would be good! M.D. is always pushing the creative envelop and I love how he incorporated all the latest and greatest quilting tools and techniques to bring us something new. This guy's amazing and you need to find out what he's up to and get the tutorial for this cushion on his blog. The two cushions he made for my tour are spectacular from the Tumbling Block top to the AGF denim handle! A big thanks to his daughter Helena for letting me borrow these pillows for my Bountiful booth at Quilt Market next month. xxx

Photo by Mathew Boudreaux

Photo by Mathew Boudreaux

Friday

Friday was a special day because we had the dynamic duo of Alexis Wright of My Sweet Sunshine Studio and Sue Stone, owner of Needle in a Fabric Stash quilt shop teaming up to blog on our final day of the tour. Each Maker blogged about their project but the two joined forces in photographing their projects, bringing us beautiful in-use photos and settings. You may remember these two pairing up during my Coastline blog tour for the amazing quilt and garments shoot by the ocean. 

Alexis is a garment pattern designer and sewer extraordinaire for Violette Field Threads. She took the Evelyn dress pattern to a higher level by adding Flying Geese to the bodice. For those of you making Sewcial Bee Sampler blocks, this Flying Geese pattern she used is next week's block #13! Too bad the weeks didn't align but Alexis's points sure did! I'm blown away by the creativity of this dress and the levels of meaning it has to myself and my friend Alexis. This is truly thoughtful design at it's best! See more of this remarkable make on Alexis's blog. 

Photo by Alexis Wright

Photo by Alexis Wright

With Earth Day on April 22nd, what better way to use your fabrics and save the world at the same time with Sue Stone's Use, Stash, and Repeat pattern. Sue brought us three re-usable shopping tote bags made from an assortment of prints from my Bountiful fabrics. I want to make all of them! Roomy totes in pretty prints make shopping even more fun. Best of all they fold up small to always have on hand. See these hard working totes in use on Sue's blog and stop (or shop online) at Sue's shop for Bountiful fabrics!

Photo by Sue Stone

Photo by Sue Stone

In the past, I've always had a fabric bundle giveaway at the end of a blog tour. This Bountiful blog tour will be a little different in that the bundle giveaway will be an Instagram, one day only event, for Cat Callicoat's Autism Awareness drive. On Saturday, April 29th, for 12 hours only, you will have an opportunity to enter your name into a drawing for a fat quarter bundle of all 20 prints from the Bountiful collection. Visit Cat's instagram feed as she helps us to understand more about Autism through her family's struggles and triumphs. Daily prize drawings from your favorite shops and makers help to spread awareness on the month long event. Follow me on Instagram for next Saturday's prompt and how to enter your name into the drawing. 

Be watching Art Gallery Fabrics this week for the Bountiful Lookbook release. AGF Lookbooks are virtual magazines full to the brim with gorgeous photos of sewing inspiration. I can't wait to see how the creative AGF team has put together the Lookbook for this collection. 

It fills my heart to have so many people joyfully creating with my fabrics and I want to give a huge thanks to all the talented designers that made the Bountiful Blog Tour a success.

Heidi Staples - Fabric Mutt

Emily Dennis - Quilty Love

Minki Kim - Minki Kim

Heather Andrus - Quilt Story

Sharon McConnell - Color Girl Quilts

Silvia Sutters - A Stranger View

Elina Temmes - Elina Temmes

Kim Niedzwiecki - Gogo Kim

Katie Skoog - The Simple Life Company

Cindy Wiens - Live a Colorfullife

Maureen Cracknell - Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Lynn Harris - The Little Red Hen

Anjeanette Klinder - Anjeanette K

Mathew Boudreaux - Mister Domestic

Alexis Wright - My Sweet Sunshine Studio

Sue Stone - Needle in a Fabric Stash

I'm also excited for next month when I bring you new quilts and projects for Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis. I've been busy, busy, sewing and quilting. At some point I have to stop thinking of new projects to make and finish all the one's I've started--I'm having so much fun with this collection!

 

Week #12 SBS Giveaway

Week #12 SBS Giveaway

Art Gallery Fabrics Garden Dreamer by Maureen Cracknell and Bountiful by Sharon Holland

Each Friday, throughout the Sewcial Bee Sampler sew-along community event that Maureen Cracknell and I co-host, we've lined up a special giveaway with one of our amazing participating sponsors! If you happened to miss the launch of our Sewcial Bee Sampler you can follow this link for all the info to start sewing and catch up in chronological order - it's never too late to jump in!

Aurifil      Circa 15      The Intrepid Thread      Fat Quarter Shop      Omnigrid      Llama Fabrics      Color Girl     Lady Belle Fabric      Needle in a Fabric Stash      Dritz      Knotted Thread    NeedleandFoot      Stash Builder Box    Hobbs Batting

TODAY'S FEATURED SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER SPONSOR is the Knotted Thread!

Our sponsor the Knotted Thread is run by Jenn, a fabric lover with a passion for sewing! In her shop you'll find both bundles and single cuts of Fat Quarters, Half Yards, Yards, and Yardage, as well as some of Jenn's very own handmade items up or sale!! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Free Spirit, Cotton & Steel, and Art Gallery Fabrics just to name a few! You can visit the Knotted Thread blog to sign up for the new monthly Newsletter, HERE


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For this week's Sewcial Bee Giveaway, the Knotted Thread is offering one lucky commenter a $25 Gift Certificate to her wonderful shop!

{THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED}

CONGRATULATIONS TO Jessie Hansen FOR BEING THE WINNER OF THE SEWCIAL BEE SAMPLER $25 Knotted Thread gift certificate!

 

xxxx Sharon