Saturday, May 21, 2011

Blog Tour: Stripped Down Patchwork (Book Giveaway!)


I'm excited to host a stop for a blog tour for
Stripped Down Patchwork by Erin Gilday of
Patchwork Underground today (Day #7!).

I got to know Erin through her great projects
in Stitch magazine which are always so unique and vintagy.
Have you seen her biker wrap skirt in there? So cute!
What I found later is that she is not only super creative
but also fun and friendly, which you know if you are
a reader of her blog for sure :)


I love the way she combines solids with other fabrics
in such a clever way with a vintage twist, so I was
really glad to see all her 12 practical projects in her book use
solids somewhere. Also, all these projects feature Seminole
patchwork technique. (Not sure what it is? She has
explained it very well here over Craftzine.)


You are not the only one if you thought these projects
would take forever to make - I thought so too until
I read in the book how you can save lots of time using
the patchwork technique. For example,

This very complicated looking patchwork is actually
done with four fabric strips sewn together which
were cut across to make 20 thin strips that are sewn
together. A lot simpler than it seems, right?
I think I can do that!

It's hard to pick my favorite projects since they are
all useful and fun, but this headband caught my attention
the most as I was flipping through pages of this book.
I would love to make one of these for myself!

I have an extra copy of this book to give to one of you!
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment under this
post by May 25th on which I will announce a random winner!
For more chances to win a free copy of this book,
remember to stop by these blogs :)


Leisure Arts Blog – Monday, May 16
Sew Daily – Tuesday, May 17
Craftzine – Wednesday, May 18
Craftypod – Thursday, May 19
Whipup.net – Friday, May 20
Burdastyle – Saturday, May 21
Pink Pinguin - Sunday, May 22
A Green Banana – Monday, May 23
I Think Sew – Tuesday, May 24
Happy Zombie – Wednesday, May 25
A Mountain Hearth – Thursday, May 26
Sew News - Friday, May 27
Pat Sloan’s Blog – Saturday, May 28


65 comments:

  1. amazing looks.....love them

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/Rosabellebyvasu

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  2. Nice! I would like a copy please.

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  3. Lovely projects! thanks for the chance!

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  4. Nice! Beautiful book :)

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  5. Woo.. what a wonderful book.. I would like to have it too..

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  6. I have always loved seminole patchwork. Thanks for a great review and a peek into the book.

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  7. so gorgeous, looks like a great book!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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  8. Fun! I love the headband in the last photo. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  9. oh wow -it looks like a fun book.

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  10. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book, it looks full of fascinating ideas to try or adapt.

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  11. I love the headband- I think I could definately have a go at it! xx love the blog- keep us updated!

    Hannah xx

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  12. Some great projects!
    Count me in please!

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  13. This book looks very pretty! I am becoming a bit obsessed with patchwork!

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  14. I love solids! These look like great projects!

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  15. I love the look of this book!

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  16. Looks like a great book. Thanks.

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  17. Looks like some helpful techniques. I could use this book!

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  18. That biker skirt looks like the perfect summer skirt!

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  19. So many ideas in this book.... It would be great to get a copy!

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  20. awesome! Would love to get a copy.

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  21. Great giveaway...I would love to win a copy!

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  22. Definitely like the vibe the projects create, would love to win a copy!

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  23. Ayumi!!! Thanks so much for hosting day #7! And such a sweet post, too!

    <3 Erin

    p.s. GOOD LUCK to all you lucky commenters!

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  24. So excited about this book!

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  25. love the photos ~ especially the short green dress.
    I'd love to have the book!

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  26. I'd love a chance to enter!
    Thanks :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  27. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

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  28. I'm not familiar with seminole patchwork but the technique makes it seem easy. I also love that cute green dress :)
    Grace

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  29. Oooh I love the look of the projects in this book, and I will definitely be checking it and Erin's blog!

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  30. This is a great book to win! Thank you!

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  31. Just stumbled onto your site - I love it! Looks like an awesome book - fingers crossed, hope I win it! :) Thanks!!

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  32. Love your site, book looks great

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  33. What a great giveaway!! The book looks wonderful and I am intrigued by the seminole patchwork. Oh ... and the little patchwork slippers which I saw over at Erin's blog (which I believe are in the book) are to die for!!

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  34. Such a fantastic book! I am currently teaching myself to sew patchwork style and this book looks like a good resource. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. The book looks wonderful :)


    bianca.heath@hotmail.com

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  36. What a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Oh, another new to me creative talent! I'd love to win this book. There is a great teacher locally here who has done 4 or 5 different Seminole quilt workshops, all featuring different patterned rows. It's very popular and super cool. I like the look of these projects!

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  38. This book sounds great - thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. This looks like a good book.

    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  40. the book looks great- love the green dress and the wallet especially!

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  41. What a great book, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  42. I would like to have this book :) . Adi, suts.eve@hot.ee

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  43. These projects look awesome! I would love to win. :)

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  44. Besides fabric my favorite thing is books! And books about fabric and patterns, well even better!

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  45. Looks like a fun book with some fresh, new ideas.

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  46. Hi there Ayumi! I really love the look of this book, especially the little patchwork wallet, how clever!
    Kind regards
    Joey x
    e-mail: jramone@toucansurf.com

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  47. As it comes to books, I am in right away. :)

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  48. This book is great & i love these type dresses .

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  49. I need to try that quilting technique soon. Yea for giveaways!

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  50. Oh, i would love to win this book))

    polina.kustova@gmail.com

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  51. It looks like a great book. I want to try patchwork. :D thank you for the giveaway. :D

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  52. Ayumi, I would like to win this book. Thanks, goiakw AT uol DOT com DOT br

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  53. This looks like an amazing book. I'd be thrilled to win a copy.

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  54. I'm on the tour slowly, slowly, the book looks fantastic and I have a huge amount of scraps that would be just great for some of these projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  55. Finally, have found a recent book about Seminole patchwork. As a Florida native, this is something I've wanted to do for some time. Thanks for the giveaway.

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