Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sew to Swap Blog Hop Day 6

Hi all! Welcome to Day 6 of the Sew to Swap Blog Hop. Hopefully you've had a chance to drop by the first 5 hop days to get some great sneak peeks of this brand new book. Keep reading below for a great giveaway prize!

I had the extreme pleasure to contribute to 2 of the quilts in this book, one of which I'll be sharing with you here today. But first, I wanted to give y'all a little overview of this book, cuz there's a ton of great stuff jam-packed inside. And you know how much I love bullet-pointed lists, so here goes:

  • As I'm sure you can tell, it's gorgeous. Just pure, delicious eye candy. From the front cover to the back cover and all the pages in between, the photography by Corrie and illustrations by Ariel are just delicious. 
  • Dudes, there are twelve patterns with illustrated instructions, each one more lovely than the next.
  • Chrissie explains how to organize ten different swaps using the patterns in the book, including everything from how many people you need to participate to specific items you'll need to send them. Super helpful.
  • Each swap is accompanied by a photographed step-by-step technique tutorial (like the one shown below).

I absolutely drooled over the Wonky Siggy Quilt. From the pink/red/aqua colors to the personalized stars to the wonky border, I couldn't love this quilt any more.

Isn't it cool how everyone's block turns out slightly different, but they all still work beautifully together in the same quilt? (I know I posed that as a question, but I already know the answer....)

One of the questions that came up while we were working on these blocks was what kind of marker to use to autograph the centers of our blocks. The results of that conversation between the swappers was put in the book as "The Great Marker Debate." 

Even though the resolution is that there is no resolution, it's good to have the discussion, right?

 Are you still reading?!?!?!
Special for those of you who are joining in the blog hop fun, you can get Sew to Swap now for just $14.99 ($10 off the retail price!).  Visit the Martha Pullen Online Store  and use promo code SEW2SWAP to get your exclusive discount.
{Offer expires Nov 30, 2011 at 11:59pm EST. Special Price in US Dollars, for items that are “in stock” only. Martha Pullen Company reserves the right to correct pricing errors.}


In honor of my favorite quilt in the book (the Wonky Siggy Quilt), I'm offering a special Sew to Swap Giveaway. One winner will receive all of these fabulous prizes:
  1. a copy of Sew to Swap
  2. a big 'ole bag of scraps, perfect to use for organizing your own Wonky Siggy Swap
  3. a permanent fabric marker for autographing your siggy star
All you have to do to get your name in the hat is leave a comment on this post telling me about a swap you have participated in, or one you would like to get involved in. The giveaway will close at 8am EST on November 13, so get your comments in before then. I'll choose a winner with a random number generator. (Continental U.S. entrants only, please.)

The Blog Hope continues tomorrow and for several more days. Be sure to hop along!

November 14 Texas Freckles
November 15 Quilt Dad
November 16 Artsy-Craftsy Babe
November 17 Little Miss Shabby
November 19 A Quilt is Nice
November 20 A Little Sweetness
November 21 House of A La Mode
November 23 Little Bit Funky
November 27 In His Grace

I hope you all enjoy the book, and happy swapping!