Thursday, 25 October 2012

Announcing the Sew Seasonal blog hop!

Sew Seasonal Blog Hop

Ready for a bit of festive fun?! Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts and I have just the blog hop for you! We're a bit excited to announce our jointly hosted blog hop - Sew Seasonal!
We've been busy bees designing some Christmas block patterns. I have designed 13 paper pieced blocks (what else?!), and Alyce has designed Ornamental - 12 rotary cut, machine pieced Christmas ornaments!

And with their powers combined - you have 25 Christmas blocks - perfect for an advent calendar! Or use them individually for fun projects like cushions, table runners, something festive!
The paper pieced patterns come with 5" finished templates with a guide for scaling up to a bigger size, whilst Ornamental comes in 2 sizes - 5" or 10" finished - meaning that it will work perfectly for charm packs or layer cakes!

We have a fantastic blog hop lined up with 23 other bloggers. Each day will feature one paper-pieced block and one ornament, with ideas of what to use the blocks for. I know that we have cushions, ornaments, table runners and much more coming hot off their sewing machines to you!

1st November: Kristy from Quiet Play & Alyce from Blossom Heart Quilts
2nd November: Marieka from Bespoke Bites & Jane from Where Jane Creates
3rd November: Susan from Patchwork N Play & Kelsey from Kelsey Sews
4th November: Janice from Better Off Thread & Erin from Missy Mac Creations
5th November: Lucy from Charm About You & Rebecca from Making Rebecca Lynn
6th November: Charlotte from Lawson and Lotti & Amy from Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
7th November: Jess from the Elven Garden & Cindy from Live a Colorful Life
8th November: Elaine from Dashasel Sews & Kelly from Jeliquilts
9th November: Beth from Plum and June & Fiona from Finding Fifth
10th November: Juliet from Tartan Kiwi & Fiona from Celtic Thistle Stitches
11th November: Taryn from Pixels to Patchwork & Anorina from Samelia's Mum
12th November: Megan from Jaffa Quilts & Jane from QuiltJane 
13th November: Gemma from Pretty Bobbins

Then it's your turn! Download the patterns (they'll be free for the duration of the blog hop in our Craftsy stores!)  and make one or more of the blocks to create a finished product. Anything you like, as long as it's completely, 100% finished!

Then come back here on November 30th to link up your finished product to win some awesome prizes! There's also a Flickr group for the blog hop, where you can share your blocks as you finish them. Show off your progress, and be in the running for a prize there too. That's 2 different ways to win prizes! Yay prizes!

And what are these fabulous prizes?! Well, so far we have:

Awesome Launch Day giveaways - Secret Squirrels - check back November 1st for details!
+ 2 x $10 vouchers

Joy by Kate Spain - full fat quarter bundle + panel (oh yes a FULL bundle!)

2 x $25 vouchers

1 x $25 voucher

1 x $30 gift voucher

Japanese Christmas fabric - fat eighth bundle

Cherry Christmas Charm pack

Plus, are you needing some Christmas fabric supplies for the hop? Well, Chrissy from Sew Lux Fabrics has set up a special discount code on Christmas fabrics in her shop! So if you need supplies, be sure to check it out. The code is "sewseasonal10" and is for 10% off all Christmas fabric (Joy, Blitzen, and Sentiments) through November 18th. A charm pack or layer cake will work perfectly for these patterns!

Phew, got all that?! If you're going to join in the Christmas fun, grab a button, join the Flickr group, and let us know!


  1. This looks fantastic, Kristy, just like I knew it would be!!

  2. Wow!! What great stuff you guys have planned!! Looking forward to this!

  3. Yay - I have my item half done and should be finished this weekend in plenty of time for my day.


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