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Heather Bailey Clamshell Quilt: True Colors Blog Tour + Giveaway!

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Today is our stop on the FreeSpirit Fabrics “True Colors” Blog Tour, and we thank you for stopping by Craft Buds! We are Mary and Lindsay, and we use this space to share sewing and crafting tutorials, handmade business tips and more.

Lottie Da and True Colors by Heather Bailey

Today I’m sharing a quilt I’ve sewn from Heather’s True Colors and the coordinating line Lottie Da. I also used four solid fabrics from my stash.

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I chose to work with a traditional Clamshell Quilt pattern, because I loved the way to blocks show off individual fabrics, and I feel the curves really complement the floral and geometric prints in the fabric.

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In case you are wondering about the gorgeous longarm quilting, it is the work of Suppose Create Delight! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the variety of quilting patterns in each individual clamshell, not to mention the super-quick turnaround and great pricing. I definitely recommend their services!

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Clamshell Quilt Assembly Tips:

– If you have a die-cutting machine, you can cut out these blocks quickly and easily! I used the Accuquilt 8″ finished Clamshell die, and there is also a 4″ Clamshell die available.

– If you do not have a die cutting machine, no worries! Check out Latifah Saafir’s free patterns for an 8″ Glam Clam or 12″ Glam Clam quilt, each with printable templates and detailed assembly instructions.

– I recommend using a design wall to lay out your fabrics until you are happy with the arrangement.

FreeSpirit True Colors fabric collections

If you aren’t familiar with FreeSpirit’s new True Colors collections, they are vibrant coordinates meant to blend well with other fabric lines. Pictured above (clockwise from the top left) are: Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria Horner, Jenean Morrison and Heather Bailey’s True Colors collections.

Color plays a huge role in our lives, but it’s not very often that I take the time out to recognize the beauty of the colors around me. This video shares more about the True Colors collections from each designer’s point of view.

Follow along with the tour for more chances to win!

1/20: Sew4Home
1/21: Stitchery Dickory Dock
1/22: I’m A Ginger Monkey
1/23: The Sewing Loft
1/24: Ellison Lane
1/27: Diary of A Quilter
1/28: Material Obsession
1/29: Craftsanity
1/30: Stitched in Color
1/31: Craft Buds
2/3: Jaybird Quilts
2/4: Melissa Peda

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Giveaway!

Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite classic quilt pattern or block for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Heather Bailey’s True Colors collection.

Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. We’ll choose one random winner one week from the date of this post. Good luck!

Announcing the True Colors Blog Tour

I recently got the chance to work with FreeSpirit’s new True Colors fabric collections, which are coordinates to go along with their other fabric lines. As you can see, they are absolutely gorgeous!

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Designers Heather Bailey, Anna Maria Horner, Jenean Morrison and Joel Dewberry each released a True Colors collection of gorgeous, vibrant prints.

Lottie Da and True Colors by Heather Bailey

At the end of this month, I’ll be sharing a quilt I’ve whipped up from Heather’s True Colors and the coordinating line Lottie Da. On Monday, 1/20, you can follow along with the True Colors blog tour for your chance to be inspired and enter some awesome giveaways along each stop of the tour!

Here’s the schedule:

1/20: Sew4Home
1/21: Stitchery Dickory Dock
1/22: I’m A Ginger Monkey
1/23: The Sewing Loft
1/24: Ellison Lane
1/27: Diary of A Quilter
1/28: Material Obsession
1/29: Craftsanity
1/30: Stitched in Color
1/31: Craft Buds
2/3: Jaybird Quilts
2/4: Melissa Peda

Please make plans to join us in a couple weeks, and don’t forget to follow FreeSpirit Fabrics on Facebook to stay in the loop on all the happenings!

Stuff Your Crafty Stocking Giveaway

We’re excited to team up with some fantastic bloggers and companies to help you have the craftiest Christmas ever! Enter the Stuff Your Crafty Stocking Giveaway for your chance to win one of five HUGE stocking stuffers. The total of all prizes is valued at more than $2,000!


To enter the giveaway, simply “Like” all of the Facebook pages below,
and fill out the Google form letting us know you did. We know you will
love them just as much as we do!

Make sure you only enter ONCE, because this form is shared on all of the participating sites. Duplicate entries will be deleted, and giveaway ends Monday, Dec. 17th. Good luck!


 
* This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. We hereby release Facebook of any liability.

No purchase necessary. For alternate entry, e-mail lindsay(at)craftbuds(dot)com with your full name and the subject line “Stuff Your Stocking Contest.” The sponsors will ship all prizes within 7 days of the end of the giveaway. Giveaway starts Monday, December 10th at midnight pm EST and ends Monday, December 17th at midnight EST. Once the giveaway ends, winners will be chosen using Random.org and contacted within 24 hours by e-mail. This main contest post at CraftBuds.com will be updated with winners’ names once we’ve heard back from them. Winners will need to respond within 48 hours to claim their prize or another winner will be chosen. Some giveaways open worldwide.

Craft Book Month: Week 2 in Review + Giveaway!

It’s the end of week two! Let’s see what our friends have been making this week on the Craft Book Month blog hop!

Sunday 9/9:

Bianca @ Sweet Diesel Designs

Kendra @ missknitta’s studio

Monday 9/10:


Tara @ Sew Tara

Jennie @ Clover and Violet

Tuesday 9/11:

Terri @ Sew Fantastic

Amy @ amylouwho

Wednesday 9/12:


Julianna @ Projektownia Jednoiglec

Erin @ Two More Seconds

Thursday 9/13:


Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts

Elizabeth @ Don’t Call Me Betsy

Friday 9/14:

Cindy @ Live a Colorful Life

Lindsey @ LRstitched

 

 

FreeSpirit Fridays Giveaway!

Visit this blog hop links this week, then tell us in the form below which of these statements is FALSE.

a) Sweet Diesel Designs has “sassiness” in her blog header.
b) missknitta’s studio has yarn in her blog header.
c) Sew Tara has a sewing machine in her blog header.
d) Clover and Violet has triangles in her blog header.
e) Sew Fantastic has sewing machines in her blog header.
f) amylouwho has a little girl in her blog header.
g) Projektownia Jednoiglec has a sewing machine in her blog header.
h) Two More Seconds has photos in her blog header.
i) Ellison Lane Quilts has the word “modern” in her blog header.
j) Don’t Call Me Betsy has a sewing machine in her blog header.
k) Live a Colorful Life has circles in her blog header.
l) LRstitched has an umbrella in her blog header.

FreeSpirit Designer Solids

Answer correctly, and you’ll be entered to win this mega fabric bundle from FreeSpirit (1 fat quarter bundle, 1 design roll and 2 charm packs of FreeSpirit Designer solids)! We’ll choose one winner a week from today’s post, and you can play again on our third and final FreeSpirit Friday, 9/21.

Congrats to last week’s FreeSpirit Friday’s winner #192, Carmen Nuland with the correct answer “h) Fabric Seeds has triangles in their blog header.” She will win a fab bundle of FreeSpirit Fabrics!

Don’t forget to work on your craft book project and link it up the last week of September for our Craft Book Month party with prizes!

Craft Book Month Blog Hop: Week in Review + Giveaway!

Let’s see what our friends have been making this week on the Craft Book Month blog hop!

Sunday, 9/2

Kristy at Hopeful Threads

Kristy @ Hopeful Threads

Jolly Jabber

The Jolly Jabber

Monday, 9/3

Me Sew Crazy

Jessica @ Me Sew Crazy

Patchwork hot pad

Amy @ Stitchery Dickory Dock

Tuesday, 9/4

Tula Pink Pillow

Sara @ Sew Sweetness

Olive and Ollie

Heather @ Olive and Ollie

Wednesday, 9/5

Knit Socks The Busy Bean

Colleen @ The Busy Bean

Patchwork quilt top at Fabric Seeds

Sarah @ Fabric Seeds

Thursday, 9/6

Stitched in Color

Rachel @ Stitched in Color

Improv Sewing skirt

Bethany @ CraftFoxes

Friday, 9/7

Birthday Board Simple Home

A Prairie Sunrise

Dare to Be Square Bunny Rabbit

Katie’s Korner

 

FreeSpirit Fridays Giveaway!

Visit this blog hop links this week, then tell us in the form below which of these statements is FALSE.

a) Hopeful Threads has a chevron blog header.
b) The Jolly Jabber has a pink blog header.
c) Me Sew Crazy has children on her blog header.
d) Stitchery Dickory Dock has a clock on her blog header.
e) Sew Sweetness has hexagons on her blog header.
f) Olive and Ollie has craft books for a blog header.
g) The Busy Bean has roses on her blog header.
h) Fabric Seeds has triangles on her blog header.
i) Stitched in Color has a patchwork quilt blog header.
j) CraftFoxes has a fox in the blog header.
k) A Prairie Sunrise has a sunrise in her blog header.
l) Katie’s Korner has a bench in her blog header.

 

FreeSpirit Designer Solids

Answer correctly, and you’ll be entered to win this mega fabric bundle from FreeSpirit (1 fat quarter bundle, 1 design roll and 2 charm packs of FreeSpirit Designer solids)! We’ll choose one winner a week from today’s post, and you can play again on our next FreeSpirit Fridays, 9/14 and 9/21.