Succulents Blog Hop {and giveaway!!}

Photo by Eric Lubrick of www.ericlubrick.com It's no surprise that I am a BIG fan of Heather Givans (Crimson Tate) and her first fabric line, Succulents.  Heather has become a truly special friend of mine and is so supportive of me and everyone else in this wonderful quilting/sewing community.  She is a beautiful spirit and true artist who has pulled together some of my very favorite colors into one of the best fabric lines currently on the market (in my opinion...as well as many others!!!).  The bold, yet subdued tones in Succulents work so well together and the prints themselves are sure to become some of your favorite "basics" that you must add to your stash.

Check out this gorgeous photo (by Eric Lubrick) that showcases the 22 prints in the Succulents collection.  I truly cannot pick a favorite.

Photo by Eric Lubrick of www.ericlubrick.com

I was thrilled when Heather asked if I would like to make something with Succulents.  I had a few different ideas swirling around in my head, but when I thought of creating little paper pieced succulent plants, the other ideas quickly went out the window :)

Succulents Shelf

These designs are a far cry from my "normal" work, but I have loved every second of the process.  It's a great thing when you have friends to support you and help you to grow by stretching your own skills and allowing you to try new things.

Succulents detail

And these photos are proof of just how gorgeous this fabric really is!

Succulents detail

If you would like to make some succulents of your own, you can find the patterns in my shop {here} and a tutorial to create the Succulent Shelf wall-hanging shown above {here}.  And if you do make some succulents, please share either in my Sewing with Material Girl Flickr group {here} or by using #succulentshelf on Instagram.  Note - the Succulents pattern pack is a FREE download until May 1st!  

After Heather shared the Succulent Shelf quilt at market, my friends at Love Patchwork & Quilting asked me to create a few more succulents for their magazine. Below are the pillow covers you can find in Issue 19 on sale now in the UK and will hit US shelves very soon!  You can also get an electronic copy by clicking here (scroll to the bottom for digital editions).

Hey guys, I made some more Succulents 💗 and you can get the patterns in Issue 19 of @lovequiltingmag (BTW, check what's on the cover 😁). The free binding clips gift in my favorite color are like icing on the cake 😊Patterns for my ori

After all of this, I'm sure you are dying to get your hands on some of this fabric.  Well, you're in luck!  Windham Fabrics is giving away 14 fat quarter bundles (one for every stop on the blog hop!!)  All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what you want to make with your Succulent FQ bundle for a chance to win.  And make sure you visit all of the other stops along the hop to increase your chance of winning (and see the gorgeous creations from some of my other friends). :)  Here is the line-up.

March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com

March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography :: http://oartooar.com/

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts :: http://www.nohatsinthehouse.com/

March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare :: http://www.elle-square.com/

March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio ::http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn :: https://calvinandcarolyn.wordpress.com/

March 22: Brooke Starnes :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts :: http://www.kapaquilts.com/

March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools :: http://www.13spools.com/

March 26: Amanda Castor (me!) of Material Girl Quilts :: https://materialgirlquilts.wordpress.com/

March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio :: http://www.heatherjonesstudio.com/

March 28: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate :: http://www.crimsontate.com/

Thanks again to Heather for letting me join her on this fun ride.  I'm hoping she does it again soon ;-)

Amanda