Monday, February 24, 2014

Uncommonly Corduroy Book Tour and Giveaway

 

Today I have the pleasure of being the 6th stop on the Uncommonly Corduroy book tour. This book is the first book for Stephanie Dunphy of Loft Creations. It’s all about quilting with corduroy.

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As you all know I am one of Stephanie’s Supremes and as such I get to test patterns before they are published. I’ve been waiting a long time to share the pattern I tested for this book. Here is Fairlane in the book

 

       Martingale - Uncommonly Corduroy (Print version + eBook bundle)

"Images from Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy, Martingale, 2014; used by permission. Photo by Brent Kane. All rights reserved."

and this is my version. I didn’t use corduroy in my quilt.  I enjoyed making this quilt, It’s wonderful how these simple blocks made such a great geometric quilt. I’m thinking a red corduroy version would look good in my family room.

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Last week I used corduroy to make another item from the book. This is the small purse on the book cover called Sister Sharon.

 

Martingale - Uncommonly Corduroy (Print version + eBook bundle)

          "Images from Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy, Martingale, 2014; used by permission. Photo by Brent Kane. All rights reserved."    

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In my version I used a soft fuchsia corduroy which was leftover from a jumper I made long ago. It’s a great pattern and the corduroy had a soft hand and was very easy to quilt. I think this would be a good choice when you need a quick gift.

Uncommonly Corduroy is available form Martingale and Amazon. A personalized copy of Stephanie’s book can be obtained here.

Now about the giveaway, Martingale is giving away one e book to one person from each stop on the book tour.

February 19  --  Stephanie at  Loft Creations

February 20 -- Martingale at Stitch This

February 21 --  Candace at  Squash House Quilts

February 22 -- Carrie at A Passion for Applique

February 23 --  Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski

February 24 --  Char at  Cloth Stitched

February 25 --  Mary at Needled Mom

February 26 -- Linda at The Quilted Pineapple

February 27 -- Margaret at A Sampler of Stitches

February 28 -- Ulla at Kotkarankki

To be included in the draw for an Uncommonly Corduroy e book just leave a comment on this post. I will choose a winner on Saturday March 01, 2014. The winner will be announced on Sunday March 02, 2014

It’s a great book. Easy patterns with beautiful results. Good luck!!

51 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love the patterns I am seeing from this book, but not sure I would use corderoy in a quilt. The bag is just super in those colours - love it!

Wendy said...

your quilt is gorgeous! I'd really fancy having a go at that pattern - I'd have to try and track down some corduroy first though and I doubt it's made it to our shores yet.

Jowyn Jenson said...

Love this book and love corduroy. I like the small bag you made. The fuchsia corduroy is lovely.

Exuberant Color said...

I have a huge box of corduroy scraps from the 1960s to the present time. I need some ideas to use them.

Kathryn said...

Thanks for sharing your projects made from this book. Very nice fabric choices.

pam said...

I love your quilt and purse! Such great colors!
I am enjoying the bog tour. I am finding lots of blogs I have not been to before.
Thank you for a chance to win a copy!
pam

Judy said...

I love your version of Fairlane and would like to make one.

Janey said...

I specifically bought corduroy to use in a quilt several years ago but have never found a quilt pattern I thought would work with it until now. Uncommonly Corduroy has several patterns I would like to use. The first would be "California Poppies".

suemac said...

I love your fuchsia purse. Who doesn't love hot pink.

Vicki H said...

Looks like a great book. I love the quilt and purse you made.

Brenda said...

Lovely purse. your post inspired me to try working with corduroy.

delaineelliott said...

The quilt pattern looks fascinating. Thanks!

Glenna in TX said...

I just love the idea of using soft cuddly corduroy in a quilt.

Afquilt said...

So curious about corduroy! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carrie P. said...

love your version of Stephanie's quilt. Great little bag too.
I have the book.

Prairie Stitcher said...

Very lovely. I'm liking all the white in the quilt and bright pink in the purse.

Needled Mom said...

Both of your projects look fabulous. Your pink bag is so pretty. The corduroy is such a good idea.

Bonnie H said...

What a great book! Love the projects, especially the bags. Definitely will try quilting with corduroy. Thanks for the great giveaway.

alicia o,keefe said...

Char, I love your quilt.. It's gorgeous!! The purse is really pretty too!! You make the most
Beautiful things!
Alicia (IG, lishluvsewe )

Candace said...

I love your quilt, Char! It's amazing how different a pattern can look from color to color. Your bag is adorable - love that hot pink!
Cheers!

Tammy said...

This book looks to have so many fabulous patterns. I love that you can use corduroy and am excited to get my hands on some and give it a try.

KarenAZ said...

I love that purse! So cute, now to find some corduroy

JANET said...

Red would be interesting... If you used it for the main color it would shade as each block was turned. Interesting..... Love the design of the quilt. Very simple.

Pamela Davis said...

Yes, Char...red would be perfect! I look forward to seeing it. Meanwhile, I do like the quilt you made! Awesome!

Allie said...

March 2 is my birthday; this would maka a great present for me!! Your creations are beautiful!!!

Allie in New Orleans, LA

Lisa said...

Would love to win the e-book.

Rhonda Davis said...

I think your red idea for the Fairlane quilt would be great. I love the bright colors you used for the purse. So hoping I win the ebook!

Yvonne W said...

2225936I have come across your blog via Loft Creations. I love the way you can use either corduroy or cotton fabric for the patterns. The blog tour is a lovely idea.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I am so excited to see the pretty prints on the corduroy fabrics. Would love this book. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Chriss said...

I love the feel of corduroy, I remember having clothing made from it as a child. Would love to be making some quilts from it, very tactile.

Linda F. said...

A version of "Fairlane" in red corduroy is a great idea!

DuAnne said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win this book! I would love to try the corduroy!

VickiT said...

I had not seen the quilt you made yet, but I LOVE this one I think the most so far. Very nice.

Carol Candlish said...

I have always wondered about using corduroy in quilting. I am going to try it for sure. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

teachpany said...

That looks like a fun, different book. I do have some corduroy. I should try using it in a quilt. Great idea! Thanks.

KMSC said...

What great quilts. A corduroy quilt would be fun to try! Thanks for the giveaway!
k(dot)castanette(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dolores said...

I love the patterns in this book. I know that I have some corduroy in my stash but I guess I should go and get some brightly coloured pieces. The little bag you made would be perfect for my middle daughter.

KK said...

What fun. I'll be making something in corduroy for sure. Thanks kristikay@spratt.net

Wal said...

Dear, what great quilt. I love quilt!
Congratulations. Hugs Wal

Scrapatches said...

Great looking book and I do like this quilt pattern very much. Your version looks lovely. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book ... :) Pat

Kalynn's Creations said...

Amazing! I would never have used corduroy in a quilt. I want to try one now. Thanks for the chance to win.

Twyla said...

Love the little purse, so cute!

Quilt n Queen said...

Char, your quilt and bag are wonderful. I will be making a quilt and adding corduroy. I can see a bag or two too!! Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and for a chance to play with Stephanie's book. Happy stitching, Pauline

Rebecca said...

You know I I have some corduroy stashed and ready to go...

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Your quilt and bag is lovely and I have some corduroy I bought for a tote...maybe I will be lucky enough to win an eBook! Thanks for the chance.

Hilachas said...

Beautiful projects! That new corduroy fabric sounds so interesting. I'd love to own that book. Thanks for the opportunity.

DuAnne said...

You did the book proud! Love the bag and the quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Charlene McCullough said...

The quilt and purses are great. Need to give corduroy a try and the fact that the patterns are easy and just as easy to follow, I suspect even I can make one. Thanks

Ruth McLean said...

Thanks for this! Love the fuchsia.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Your quilt looks great mommy!

natasha said...

Sister Sharon I think my GrandGirls would LOVE it!!!