Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Bloomerie Scrap Challenge!
A little, lighthearted challenge?
New fabric is involved, people! And not in the usual way.
Jess at Bloomerie Fabrics and I have something in mind to get your creativity flowing. It's a breezy mix of seven fabrics from Flora, Hello Pilgrim, Lucy's Crab Shack, Sanctuary and a Kona solid. Summer Breeze is a fat sixteenth bundle we've conjured like a cool wave of fresh air. Take a closer look...
Ooh la la! Now, what would you make with it? Seriously, start thinking because it's yours for the taking. Four participants will receive a scrap bundle of all fabrics shown in 9" x 11" pieces entirely free. But, of course there's a catch.... you have to sew with it! I know, that's asking a lot. You probably hate sewing and there's just nothing on your "to sew" list, but there it is. Yep, there's always a catch.
Let's talk nitty gritty... On Thursday of this week I'll announce the 4 participants, our scrap challengers. As soon as we have your address info, Bloomerie will mail out those fabrics, likely getting them in the mail by Saturday. Then, you must make something... anything!!!! using all 7 scrap fabrics, plus one fabric of your own choosing if desired. So, you can add the extra fabric, but you don't have to. You do have to use all 7 scraps, but you can use a little or a lot of each. Participants can use their own buttons, trims, etc. to embellish if needed.
There's a deadline! Really, it's a good thing, cause that means you'll enjoy this now. You must finish sewing your project and post pictures by Sunday, July 8th. (For that reason, we're going to have to limit the challenge to U.S. residents. We hate having to do that, but we've seen such a huge range in the amount of time international orders take to deliver.) Participants can either share the results on their blog, or if they don't blog, sharing pictures on flickr will do. We want to see what you make because...
You and your project will be featured here! On July 9th, I'll be posting about you, with pictures of your project and hopefully some tidbits about your process. Looking forward to it! You people never fail to inspire me! Now, all we have to do is figure out which of you 4 are destined to receive a cool Summer Breeze?
So, go ahead, convince me. I'll hand pick our participants (make sure you are a U.S. resident and can post finished project pictures by July 8th on your blog or flickr stream), quite possibly with one hand tied behind my back.
I'm sure this could get interesting...
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