Many of you will know that my line of sewing patterns began relatively not long ago. Till now I just made only THE TOY BOX and BLOSSOM PILLOWS. A few months ago I was thinking how the babies might have fun using my fabrics and what pretty pattern could come from that. I usually think very much a project before launching it. It has to be functional, practical, fun and VERY EASY to do. Often after so much waiting on my thinking, my husband says to me: "I am falling asleep..." I do not deny to you that sometimes I also fall asleep of that much waiting ... :)
Once I have it, I begin to run faster than a formula one car: drawing, doing the first sample, writing the instructions... is an exciting, revealing process. I imagine how much sewers will like it, if a shop will be able to teach a class from it, how fun this class could be, and thousands of things more. Anyway, I always put my soul and heart in everything I do; isn't this how a life has to be lived?
I had an idea for a pattern exclusively for babies and toddles and I want to introduce it to you: MY FIRST PLAYMAT
I am extremely happy and proud of how it came out. It contains step-by-step diagrams, photos and illustrations.
It is GREAT for babies and toddlers as well. A round mat with appliques in different colors coordinated with the stuffed shapes, so your little ones learn to recognize figures and colors at the same time.
Done playing? Your baby can take a nap over the comfy mat...
Show it to your baby's pre-K teacher; she'll say what a great toy is for sure!
It is completely washable, super practical and lightweight, so you can take it with you anywhere and your baby can have hours of fun playtime!
Made with COLOR SPLASH Collection
And I thought: When is good time to do a giveaway of this pattern? NOW, of course!
6 lucky ones will be the winners with one pattern and a six fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery Fabrics each!!
To enter this giveaway is SO simple. You need to:
1- Answer the following question:
Which kind of patterns made with my fabrics would you like to see at your local quilt show in the future?
- A: Patterns for Handbags
- B: Patterns for baby's accessories (like MY FIRST PLAYMAT)
- C: Patterns for clothing
- D: Complete Kits of the items mentioned above to grab at your local quilt shop and go
- E: None of the above. You tell me what you would like to see... (any other kind of pattern)
2- Subscribe to my blog (if you are, forget about it; if you are not, it's a plus for you, because I LOVE to do giveaways very often) Yeah!!
3- Blog and Tweet about it (another reason to talk more among pals)
Well, I think it's easy, isn't it? Make sure to tell me your answers as A, B, C, etc. (if you want to explain a bit more your choice, of course you can!)
I will choose the winners randomly from all your answers. I hope the Random.org site won't explode from so many! :)
Last day to enter: Saturday, July 18, 11:00 PM (it's basically a week) .
FOR SHOPS THAT READ MY BLOG: with more than 1000 patterns sold already (we started shipping last week), many quilt stores are taking advantage of this pattern to teach a cool and fun class that is great for beginners, moms, grandmas! If you are interested, please contact www.artgalleryfabrics.com for a rep in your area.
Ready for your comments, set, GO!
Handmade rocks... so let's keep on stitching!