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Quilt Petite | A Blog Hop & Giveaway!

A Quilt Petite Giveaway from Wife-made

Quilt Petite by Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane I am very excited to be able to help my friend Sedef, of Down Grapevine Lane, celebrate the release of her first book, Quilt Petite, which she has released and published in collaboration with Tuva Publishing!

Sedef is hosting a Quilt Petite Blog Hop for the release with some pretty amazing creatives!  My date is December 3 (which is actually December 4 for us Aussies!), but I thought I’d get in a bit early and announce a giveaway I’ll be hosting for the Blog Hop!  Everyone loves a giveaway right??

But first things first, let me say a couple of things about this book…

  1. It’s good.  And I’m not just saying that because Sedef’s my friend and I like her and she’s nice and clever and all that.  It’s a good book and it deserves a place in your bookshelf – after you’ve made everything in it, of course!  It has a great range of projects – some simpler, which are perfect for newbies to the sewing world (and Sedef also gives clear explanations and instructions!), but then it caters to more experienced quilters and sewists too.
  2. I named it.  Oh, and I named the Pretty On-point Placemat – hee hee!  Sedef and I love a good brainstorming session.  I usually like to throw in a few curveballs just to get the creative juices running, and it gives us a good laugh.  But we pretty much always come up with something in the end.  So it really is a collaborative effort.  Brainstorming names is fun.  You should try it!  (Yes, I’m weird like that.)

There are a couple of projects in Quilt Petite that are my particular favourites.  Exhibit 1: Nebula.

Nebula from Quilt Petite by Sedef Imer

I think Sedef really belted the ball out of the stadium with this one.  When I first saw it I was like, ‘Wow.’  But it was, you know, that kind of ‘Wow’ where your head moves back a little and turns to the side a bit, and you actually don’t say the word very loudly because you’re a bit surprised at how good it is, but you’re not actually that surprised, but then you are.  You know that kind of ‘Wow’?  And it wasn’t surprise that Sedef could do something so well, it was more surprise that, well, it actually really does look like what I see in my mind’s eye when I think of the word ‘Nebula’.  Nicely done, Sedef, nicely done.

My other personal favourite is right at the other end of the quilting spectrum – a lot less modern and a lot more pretty!  Exhibit 2: the Dresden Cushion.  Lauren of Molly & Mama did a fantastic Liberty version of it for the Blog Hop!

Molly & Mama's Dresden CushionI’ve never made a Dresden before, and I’m keen.  I’m actually part way through a vintage style sampler quilt and I think I’d like to add Sedef’s Dresden pattern to it.  But I’m going keep it full, rather than cut into it like in Sedef’s cushion, and I found a sweet little vintage linen crochet edged doily that is the PERFECT size for the centre!

The Quilt Petite Blog Hop

The Quilt Petite Blog Hop commenced on November 6 and it finishes on December 11, so we’re already well into it.  Here are the dates so you can pop over to all the blogs that have already posted, and follow along on the ones to come.  Today it’s Keera’s turn over at Live.Love.Sew!

November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki’s Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia’s Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen
December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane

A Quilt Petite Giveaway from Wife-made

GIVEAWAY!

So, now we’ve got the formalities out of the way, would you like to win a copy of Quilt Petite to add to your sewing book collection?  If so, just leave a comment on this post telling me what YOU would make first if you won a copy of Quilt Petite, and how you would individualise the project to make it YOURS!  I will choose the entry that I think sounds the most original and interesting, and announce the winner on my Blog Hop day (December 3 for my international followers and December 4 for my Aussie followers!).  This giveaway is open to worldwide entrants and will close at midnight on December 2, 2016.

– GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED –

Simples.

P.S.  Don’t forget to enter Sedef’s Quilt Petite giveaway too!

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Christine Dinsmore
    November 27, 2016 at 9:16 am

    I would like to make Nebula but I would like to put a rainbow spin on it. I might use Alison Glass’ sun print or even the seventy six bundle I recently received. I need to focus on happy, bright and fun! Thanks for hosting such a fun give away!

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    Adrienne
    November 27, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I love the front cover so much I can’t really see myself going past it, so I would make that first!

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    Claire Lewis
    November 27, 2016 at 9:36 am

    So many pretties to drool over! I am loving the idea of the placemat with cutlery pocket – wonder if I could change it up using Minecraft colours for my 7 year old daughter?!?

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    Wendy Farmer
    November 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Oh! I’d make that Dresden pillow! I’ve been wanting to try a Dresden!

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    MariaC
    November 27, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Great giveaway. I would probably make the bonjour cushion on the cover first. I would personalize it by stitching my daughters name on it and using pink fabrics as its here favourite colour

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    Cassie
    November 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

    First of all, that Mebula quilt is incredible! I think I’d have a go at the cushion on the front cover but I would personalise it for my daughter by choosing the dress fabric to match on of her own as well as her shoes. If I was more artistic I might swap out the cute bunny for her much loved chihuahua, Rocky. But I’m not. This book would be very happy on my sewing room bookshelf and would definitely get used. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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    Funda Yildiz Sadak
    November 27, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    I will do a lot of things with this book ? i love Quilt and crossstitch ?

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    Tabatha
    November 27, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Um I can’t believe that I don’t already have this book but that Liberty Betsy Dresdan Plate has got me drooling ev.er.y.where! I’ve always wanted to make a dresdan plate… anything! Quilt, cushion, oh a wall hanging!! Especially if I used Liberty – gotta hang that up to see every day. But I’m also thinking that to first learn, I’d make the Dresden Cushion in the book in pink Liberty for Isla’s bed. She already has a Pink Liberty Pie Cushion from Piccolo Studio and a pink Liberty Bunny. Isla gets spoiled with all my first attempts at something. That’s what I would first make if I won the book. Thanks for the opportunity ladies!! xxTabatha / Rhapsody and Thread

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    Anna K.
    November 27, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I would Love to make a bag with this beautiful Girl with the bunny!
    I think with the fabric of my stash it would turn out as an individual present for a good friend!

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    Allison
    November 27, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Wow – Nebula is wonderful! I am really a fan of small quilts and projects ( more chance that I will finish them!!!). At the moment I am the Queen of the Undone! (Lots of projects on the go!!!). I think I would love to do Nebula with some intense oranges at the center – make it hot!!! (And I have just the fabrics calling out to me from the stash!)

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      Xanthe
      November 28, 2016 at 11:39 am

      Sounds great!

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    Trudy Moye
    November 27, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    I love the heart quilt.

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    Karyn
    November 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Yes please – what a wonderful prize. I would start with something easy like the gorgeous pin cushion but work my way through may projects. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

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    Rhonda
    November 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    That cute little hexagon doll quilt (with the adorable pompoms) makes me want to pull out every fabric stash I have hidden in all the nooks and crannies of my house! That would be my first pick. Fussy cutting individualises the project because you find scraps you have loved and hoarded over the years. Then every time you look at the completed project, you get to enjoy your favorite picks all over again.

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      Xanthe
      November 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm

      I totally agree!

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    Amy
    November 29, 2016 at 9:59 pm

    I love the pretty ok point placemats and think that is what I would make first.

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    Bel
    December 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I want to try the Quilted Noticeboard that Nana Company shared. We’re going overseas at christmas and I want to grab some unique fabric while I’m away to make something special when I get home. I think incorporating it into something like this for my sewing space would be a really nice reminder of our trip 🙂

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    Rebekah Jones
    December 2, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I would love to make a Dresden Cushion ? it would look gorgeous in some Sarah Jane’s Magic collection to match my daughter’s bed!

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    Melissa
    December 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    I would love to make the cushion on the cover of Quilt Petite first and I would change the shoes to some Converse for my own unique flair!

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    Maria
    December 2, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Thank you for this chance to participate 🙂 This book looks absolutely gorgeous and I would love to have a copy. It’s on the top of my wish list. I first came across Sedef’s blog when searching Pinterest for doll quilts. I spent hours going through all of her posts. I couldn’t stop looking at all of her beautiful projects and pictures. So the first thing I would make from this book would be a doll quilt for my little girl. I have a “small” stash of low volume flowery fabrics that are begging to be sewn. I would personalize the project by adding some hand embroidery details.

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    Cathy
    December 2, 2016 at 6:07 pm

    I would love to win this for my daughter as she has just started out making doll quilts and the one on the front cover is adorable. She hasn’t made anything with hexies yet so this would be a great start for her. 🙂

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    Beate
    December 2, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    I would make the pinwheel miniquilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

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