Welcome to my day of the Craft Buds, Craft Book Month Blog Hop! I am so excited to be part of this hop! I decided to choose a book that was gifted to me by the wonderful Julie from The Intrepid Thread, An Apple a Day by Amanda Herring and the Quilted Fish Design Team.
Now, the picture above is NOT my finished project…I have a good reason for this. This is my best friend’s birthday present and as she reads my blog every day I couldn’t show off the final product! She needs a few surprises people!!!
I will tell you, I absolutely love this book, there are many more patterns that will be made out of it, but for the blog hop I wanted to make something that I could make but also personalize. I chose Sally Keller’s “Apple Blessings Mini Art Quilt”. Below is her original:
As you can see, I changed a couple things, like the embroidery, my friend Debbe from Pieces to Love, helped me come up with embroidery saying on mine. I also eliminated the buttons and yo yos. The fabrics were easy to select, Lisa’s favorite color is purple and mine is blue. It is a great representation of our friendship.
Today is the last day of the hop and next week the fun really kicks into high gear, where you can enter projects you have made to win prizes. Read a little be more below:
Sunday 9/2: Hopeful Threads / The Jolly Jabber
Monday 9/3: Stitchery Dickory DockMe Sew Crazy /
Tuesday 9/4: Olive & OllieSew Sweetness /
Wednesday 9/5: Fabric SeedsThe Busy Bean /
Thursday 9/6: CraftFoxesStitched In Color /
Friday 9/7: Katie's Korner / A Prairie Sunrise
Sunday 9/9: Sweet Diesel Designs / missknitta's studio
Monday 9/10: Sew Tara / Clover and Violet
Tuesday 9/11: Sew Fantastic / amylouwho
Wednesday 9/12: Projektownia Jednoiglec / Two More Seconds
Thursday 9/13: Ellison Lane Quilts / Don't Call Me Betsy
Friday 9/14: Live a Colorful Life / LRstitched
Sunday 9/16: Fairy Face Designs / Canoe Ridge Creations
Monday 9/17: Inspire Me Grey / Freshly Pieced
Tuesday 9/18: Lindsay Sews / The Cute Life
Wednesday 9/19: The Littlest Thistle / Sew Crafty Jess
Thursday 9/20: Urban Stitches / imagine gnats
Friday 9/21: Sew Bittersweet Designs / The Plaid Scottie
Link up your craft book project at Craft Buds from Sept 23-30 from your blog or Flickr account, and enter to win prizes. Winners will be announced on Monday, October, 1!
To participate in the month-long contest, just link up any project you've made from a pattern in a craft book. That easy! One entry per person, and all craft book projects must have been completed in 2012. Just create a new blog post or Flickr photo (dated September 1, 2012 or later) and link back to Craft Buds in your post or photo description.
Did you see that my title said giveaway?!? Well today, the wonderful Julie from The Intrepid Thread has a fantastic giveaway for you. But before I get to the goodies, a little bit about Julie and her fabulous shop. Julie is one of the hardest working women I know. She goes out of her way to make certain that each and every sale has her own personal touch. She hand wraps each package in tissue, hand writes a note and carefully packages the fabric with love. Not only that…but have you ever seen her prices?!? She has some of the best prices out there on all of your favorite lines! Today she is giving away one of my favorite new lines, Oh Deer by Momo.
One lucky winner will walk away with 15 Fat Quarters of the Sorbet Colorway of Oh Deer!
Follow the directions on the Rafflecopter below, Good Luck!!!
Great giveaway, thank you. I have looked through the shop which is just fab and would love the Lilybelle collection.
I am loving the neutral tones of mam says sew! i am keeping my eye on it.
Love your project! Can’t wait to see it all finished — also that fabric line is one of my favorites that I’ve been dying to get my hands on recently. =)
Love the Oh deer! think that is my fave. with 3 granddaughters the pinks would sure come in handy LOL and the orange goes with it too I think. thanks for the chance to win such a sweet giveaway!!
Oooo I think I’d like a half yard bundle of Amy Butlers Cameo Voile! delicious!
I have my eye on Rock and Romance by Pat Bravo. Thanks for the giveaway chance!
I am especially loving the first project pictured. I’ll bet everyone has someone special to make it for!! Looks like a great book.
I like the Field Study line!!
I am loving that fabric bundle and Julie’s customer service is amazing. She takes such care when so many are moving away from being customer centered.
Thanks for the chance.
What a beautiful gift! I know personally how much this will be cherished! 🙂
I love Field Study right now – such great details and lush colors!
As for fabric/giveaway…..Love the Oh Deer!!!! But I would love to use the Ruby Star Records to make something for my oldest daughter! Love that whole line! (I know it’s not exactly “Christmas”, but it is soooo her!) 🙂 Thanks to you and Intrepid Thread for the chance at this bundle! 🙂
One word: BELLA! *swoon*
Oh, I also love the “Oh Deer” fabric. I’ve seen lots of wonderful projects made with it. Thanks for the blog hop, and I’d love to eventually see what you made for your friend.
I hoping for some Mama Said Sew in grey 🙂
I think I could really use some of those jelly rolls, for fast quilts before Christmas!
I love the Out To Sea chevrons and stripes, need to get some more basics into my stash, I always go for prints!
I love project books, and this one looks great. Would be a wonderful addition to my library.
Oh gosh yes, I have a HUGE and ever growing Christmas list. Some of those already on it Julie isn’t showing on her site yet, but those that are include:
Frappery – Dot Chevrons in both Cool (favorite) and Warm
Frippery – Ribbon Damask in Grape, Lemon, Lime, and Teal
Eskimo Pie Flannel
Indie Half Yard Bundle in Midnight temple
Gosh, I sure hope Santa wins the lottery. haha
Oh, Deer and Ruby Star!
I am loving your blog, it was my first visit, I will be back, awesome stuff.
Field study-Fine Feathered in any of the many luscious colors
Avignon Main in Yellow is my favourite.
The Oh Deer! Really. Love it.
I would love that Cameo fat quarter bundle…
For Christmas fabric, I love Aneela Hoey’s Cherry Christmas!
I want some Nursery Versery!!
That looks like yet another wonderful book to add to my wish list! Fabric wise, I’m still waiting for some Vintage Modern!
Tenho certeza que é um livro best,estou amando tecido vinage moderna.
I’m loving Nursery Versery!
It has to be Oh Deer and Chicopee!
HI! LIKING “CHERRY CHRISTMAS”!
THANKS FOR SHARING!
Well, Bella is on my list but I’m betting it will be gone before Christmas so I might have to just go ahead and buy it! Also, on the Coming Soon page there is a collection called Frippery that looks interesting. The Oh Deer! fabrics are also favorites of mine. Thanks for the chance to win!
I love Field Study!
ALREADY LIKE INTREPID THREAD ON FB!
ALREADY LIKE SEW BITTERSWEET DESIGNS ON FB!
I’m torn between wanting Bella and Out to Sea. Maybe just maybe I’ll find both of them under the tree at Christmas 😉
Fantastic giveaway and I love shopping with Julie. Rock and Romance is on my list of fabrics I love. Thanks
great craft you made from the book.
for some reason the raffle copter is not showing up me . Oh! well! I hit the refresh button too.
Rafflecopter is not showing up for me either ….
Fab fabrics! love love love the colors
have had fun on this blog tour, sew many inspiring projects such as yours! thanx to you and intrepid tread for a chance at winning this bundle!
Want the Deer, but also the Eskimo Pie Flannel…….for gearin up for Christmas gift sewing! (want MORE!! … but only as Budget allows…. Arrrrrrrgh! lol)
Thanks for chance to win your Drawing! 🙂
Wow a lot to see over at Intrepid Thread
My favorite would be….Cocoon
I love Chicopee. Thanks for the chance to win some Oh Deer!
Field Study and O Deer are on my Christmas list!
Bella and Cherry Christmas top the list, but Mama Said Sew is right up there, too! 🙂 Love Julie’s shop!
Definitely a stack of Pat Bravo’s indie collection!
I have not even gotten so far as to pick out fabrics for xmas projects yet!
I think it would have to be Field Study – Fat Quarter Bundle In Gypsy and Mama Said Sew! 🙂
Oh, I love Momo! I was just prepping some Half-Moon Modern HSTs for a fall quilt. Love!
i just love the oh deer! Especially the deer and the birds this is such a great giveaway email@example.com
I really want to get my hands on the Vintage Modern. Just finished up a jelly roll quilt in Spa.
Melissa what a great post today, and thank you for the opportunity of a giveaway. Those fabrics are gorgeous, summery and bright, not normally colours I would go for but I’m making quilts for children in Ghana, and I know they would love them. Kind Regards Mandy Currie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I love the field study line
If I win these I would make a cute quilt for one of my two daughters I think.
The entire Down Under line or Good Life line… to to to to many to choose from.
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this is such a cute line! love the dots and the mini deer that look like dots! 🙂
i love cherry christmas too! so fun.
I would love some Sew Stitchy!
I want some Avignon fabric
Oh, what bright cheery fabrics. Love it all!
oh deer is one of my favorites at the moment… i would say its a christmas favorite but, oh well!
For my Christmas sewing list, I want to get Mama Said Sew in red, to use with redwork embroidery for gifts.
I have been dying for some of the new Ruby Star, I need some vinyl records!! Thanks for the great giveaway, I love Oh Deer!
I would love to have bundles of Down Under and Indie under my Christmas tree 🙂
I already got the Down Under Fabric I need for a Christmas/ Thank You gift. But I still want to get some of the Eskimo Pie flannel line! And just so you know you are the neatest friend ever! 🙂
That should have said bestest friend ever! Gah…. Autocorrect strikes again! 🙂
I really want the whole line of Mama Says Sew.
THe oh deer collection for sure.
I love Intrepid Thread, fast shipping and her prices are amazing! I really want an Indie FQ bundle before they are all gone 🙂
Love Amy Butlers Cameo bundles. Yum!
I love Bella right now!
I love just about everything in the Kona line.
Any Tula Pink fabric.
I think Wrenly Christmas would be at the top of my list. Thanks for the giveaway!
Great Giveaway! I love the Oh Deer Collection!
I really like the Rock andRomance!!! They are sooo pretty!
I’m eyeing up Ladies Stitching Club in the Tea Cakes colourway… oh, so lovely!
I really love the out to sea line!
I’m not quite sure how rafflecopter handles comments between windows…. I’m hoping that Noteworthy will be in stock before Christmas so can have a wonderful surprise present.
Cherry Christmas; thanks for the chance!
Love the fabrics they are so cute… entered the give-away and keeping my fingers crossed that I’m the lucky one!!!
I just love it all! I can’t say just one. :O)
I LOVE Julie’s shop! I wish I could buy Everything! But honestly, I’m DYING for the Oh Deer!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!
I love the Ladies Stitching Club line. Thanks for the giveaway.
I am loving loving Field Study! thanks~!
Oh Coquette! The more I see it, the more I love it! Definitely going to be buying that soon 🙂
I have a charm pack of Oh, Deer, but I loved it so much when it came that I want more! Vintage Modern and Field Study are also gorgeous lines. Thanks so much for sharing!!
I love the black, red, and gray combos of the Mama Said Sew collection
I love nursery versery. Oh the mice and the colors and just everything about it!
I have my eye on Madrona Road, can’t decide if I want the whole collection or just the blue bundle. I also want some of the Bella prints: Bella in Cornflower and Tipu in Poppy.
Awesome mini quilt! I have to make a mini quilt soon!
mama said sew is on my christmas list–I love text prints!
I’d start with madrona road, but I also love Bella!
All of Mama Said Sew!
Bella and Pieces of Hope are on my list right now but more will be added soon.
Indie, Oh Deer and Marmalade are all on my Christmas list.
I love Mama Said Sew – I would not be able to choose any colour range, though… all of them are just perfect! Thanks for the giveaway!
I have Rock and Romance by Pat Bravo on my list. 🙂 Thanks for the chance!
I like Julie’s shop, and I find the Mama Said Sew – Fat Quarter Bundle quite interesting))))
I’m hoping to get some Mama Said Sew
Love the fabric bundle….thanks for the great giveaway!!
I choose the Mama Said Sew – Fat Quarter Bundle in Red! !
I’m really liking the Cameo range
I really like the Starflakes & Glitter Christmas Pageant in red – so cool!
I would love to get my hands on INDIE by Art Gallery….like the entire collection, but sadly Julie is sold out!
I follow The Intrepid Thread on FB.
Oh I love those fabrics! Especially the orange color way- it’s my favorite color!
I have my eye on Rock and Romance by Pat Bravo. I have bought several bundles from Julie for xmas and won a couple too. There are several more on my list for christmas tree skirts for my family.
I would like to get some of the cherry Christmas All Wrapped Up and some of the Bella sketch and Echino Buck and the Momo deer one as well. Maybe I should just ask for fabric gift certificates for Christmas 🙂
LOVE those fat quarters!!
I like the Eskimo Pie flannel. Thanks for the giveaway!
Hard decision to choose, but my fave fabric is Field Study – Specimen in Struck.
I like Wrenly Christmas by Valori Wells.
rock and romance — cant go wrong with any of julie’s stuff!
I love Amy Butlers Cameo Voiles!
the oh’ deer complete collection!
Indie, Oh Deer and Marmalade are definitely on my list.
I really love Field Study and Oh Deer! Both are on my faves list, thanks for the giveaway!
How sweet! I love that book,need to save sup a little $ and buy it. Bet Your BFF is already in love with her “B”Day gift 🙂
I dont have a “list” I’m an impulse shopper!!!
I love this line. IT is one of my favorites of the new season of fabrics.
I love Field Study and Oh Deer! Wonderful giveaway!
What a lovely giveaway! Thank you for hosting!
I hadn’t come across your blog before, but you’re on my reading list now 🙂
I like the Cherry Christmas fabric by Aneela Hoey
What a super giveaway again! Two of my favourite bloggers,,,what could be better? I’m hoping I find some Madrona Road under the tree!
Great post today! Very cute project! I almost ordered that book but wanted to see more of the projects before I spent the money.
I immediately fell in love with Mama Said Sew when Julie posted the picture yesterday. I really want to to use those to make a chevron quilt so I can hardly wait until I win those lovelies!! 😉 lol
Love the Oh Deer by Momo. Have been eying this for a while now. Would love to win the giveaway. More so because we don’t get designer fabric in India yet and this is a lovely line.
Love Kharma baby 🙂
I definitely want some fabrics from the Alpine Wonderland range. So cute!!
Great way to interpret the pattern 🙂
How fun, I hadn’t heard of this blog hop. I will have to visit the other sites.
I like the Vintage Modern fabric and also anything by Kate Spain.
I love the Oh Deer line so much, I think that might be on my Xmas list
Simply Color is on my Christmas list!
Cherry Christmas is at the top of my list although it is extremely hard to choose………
I have been thinking about Xmas sewing – I live in northern Wisconsin & OH DEER is on my list! Hope I win some. Thanks for the chance.
You must mean what fabric isn’t on my list jk I really would love some of the new denyse schmit fabric.
I hadn’t started a wish list yet but now you got me going! I’d put Bella on there and Oh deer – love it!
I’ve been wanthing this Oh Deer line since I first saw it a few weeks ago!! I have ideas what I would do with it but,its almost too cute to not just hang up and frame in my studio!! 🙂 Thank you Julie for the giveaway and thank you for your sweet blog!
Oh Deer!… So beautiful 🙂
I love the Oh Deer collection. It would be great for pillows for my great nephews.
I’m loving these Oh Deer Fabrics…. so cute!
i just bought her bella bundle, so up next is some chicopee! thanks!
I love the new Nevermore Julie just got in!
I want some Cherry Christmas.
I like the Ladies stitching club and the sew stitchy in pink ^_^
thank you both for this giveaway
I love the Bella – Lind in Poppy’s fabric! On my list!
I am in deep crush over Nevermore. I would be delighted to have a bolt of each design. And then another bolt of each one to make things for my granddaughters dorm room
She would be thrilled. Hmmm, add to Christmas list. Thanks for a great giveaway.
I love Oh Deer by Momo in the sorbet colors, too! What a delight it would be to win this! Thanks Intrepid>
I can never decide what I love most cuz I love it all :/ However, Field Study is right up there 🙂 Along with the fabrics in this giveaway! 😉 Good luck, Everyone!!
Still loving Vintage Modern. I want more, even though I haven’t finished with what I have! 🙂 Thanks for the great giveaway.
Thanks for a chance to win… Had a real hard time using raffle copter ..hope I did ok…;0)))
I so love Denyse Schmidt … So I have on my wish list for Christmas some nice Chicopee fabrics … Would be awesome to make Christmas things from that one!!!!! And momo fabrics in pinks and orange …well it couldn’t be better!!!!
They’re all gorgeous–would love to win!
I’d love to get some of the Oh Deer, from Momo – have already purchased a little of it, but more would be more – and more is great. Thanks for the giveaway.
I got a FQ set of Heather Ross’ new line from Julie… a little pre-Christmas gift to myself. I love Momo though and definitely have it on my Christmas list.
I’d like to buy the Alpine Wonderland – Fat Quarter Bundle in Green!
Also on my list is the red dots on white fabric from Oh Deer! – Momo!
I love the colours in the Marmalade fabrics.
I have been wanting some Field Study. Can’t decide which bundle though!
For Christmas fabric, I love Aneela Hoey’s Cherry Christmas!
I would use some Denyse Schmidt to make Christmas gifts.
I’ve got a little bit of a lot of lines on my Xmas list…out to sea, field study and Chicopee!
I’m loving Indie, Field Study, Madrona Road, and I could go on. Every time I get those bundle photos it makes me add to my wish list
I love the ‘oh deer’ fabric!!
I like the Sew Stitchy complete bundle.
I need a few of the AMH Field Study prints.
Oh Deer by MoMo is actually on my Christmas list! We could consider it an early Gift! What fun that would be for me!
I love the field study, oh deer, nursery versery, the new Pat Bravo . . . So many, of course!
The Little Kukla bundle!
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You were right the prices are very nice at The Intrepid Thread, my favorite bundle would be Mama Said Sew – in Red, Black and Cream I might just have to pick that up.
I love the Chicopee fat quarter bundle. Lovely together and would make great blenders.
Josephine’s Bouquet in Slate is beautiful.
I’m going to add the Kona Modern quilts fat quarter bundle in berry to my Christmas list. Hoping I have a chance of winning the Oh Deer, as I really love that one already 🙂 thank you for tha chance to enter!
Anything by Kate Spain is good, and I’m also really loving the Kona Modern Quilt fabrics. Yummy stuff!
Thank you for the nice giveaway. 🙂
I’m in love with the sew stitchy line right now: Can I wait for Christmas? 😛
What a beautiful fabric giveaway!
Frappery – Dot Chevrons in both Cool (favorite) and Warm
….to name a few.
The Sew Stitchy bundle would be on my christmas list along with the Bella.
Looks great, I love the saying… your friend will love it!
Sew Mama Said please!! For me, that is 😉
I would love to have some Nursery Versery to make something for my Great Niece.
Oh Deer is awesome! But my christmas list would contain Down Under. I am itching to use some grey with colors in a quilt!
I am in love with this fabric collection: Wrenly Christmas.
Please bring me some Bella fabric.
I love Oh Deer, Little Kukla and Field Study! Intrepid Thread is my GO TO quilt shop!
I like the oh deer bundles, but not really the deer prints! my boys love them, though!
You’re right! Julie is so sweet and I just love her shop! A new line that is definitely on my Wish List is The Ladies Stitching Club! It’s SO pretty!! And, I do love Oh Deer too!! Pretty, pretty, pretty fabrics!!!
I just love that line of fabric…oh all the posibilities there.
Pat Bravo’s Indie, it’s so rich. Love it. Thanks.
I’d love the Simply Color fabric line for Christmas! 🙂 Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂
I love Aneela Hoey’s Cherry Christmas!
I love the Wrenly Christmas Collection. I would lone to make a fancy tree skirt with it.
What a fun giveaway – thanks for the opportunity.