Friday, March 18, 2016

the Bluebird Sew Off!

Bluebird Sew Off A glance at #BluebirdFabric reveals I'm not the only one inspired to create with Cotton & Steel's brilliant true blues.

Let's have some fun - a Bluebird Sew Off!

Make something with one or more Bluebird fabrics by Sunday, April 10th for your chance to win! 

We'll have two winners, one for best quilt and the other for a non-quilt entry, each awarded a $75 gift certificate for a sweet fabric shopping spree!

You can find Bluebird in stock now at
Pink Door Fabrics and
Mad About Patchwork.

Plus today our sponsors are giving away Bluebird yardage to 3 eager participants!!

But first...





::Entry Rules::
  • Sewn item must include one or more Bluebird fabrics by Cotton & Steel.  Other fabrics welcome.
  • Complete item must be submitted by April 10, 2016, midnight eastern time.
  • Submit your entry via the Link Party at the bottom of this page OR via Instagram hashtag #BluebirdSewOff
  • International entries welcome
::Voting & Prizes::
  • I will select 3-5 finalists in each category.
  • Voting will be open at Stitched in Color April 11 - 13, 2016.
  • The top-voted finalist in each category will receive a $75 gift certificate, one to Mad About Patchwork and the other to Pink Door Fabrics good for any items in store.
  • Winners announced April 14 

Bluebird by Cotton + Steel

Ok, let's kick off our contest with some free fabric!  Our contest sponsors, Pink Door Fabrics and Mad About Patchwork will send 1.5 yards of Bluebird fabrics (your choice of cuts!) to THREE lucky readers who know just what they'd make.  This is your chance to participate with free fabric!  (Note:  Because of shipping time in transit and contest deadlines you must be located in the U.S. or Canada for this giveaway.)

So tell us!  What will you create for the Bluebird Sew Off?

*****Kick Off Giveaway Closed*****  Commenters #9, #55 and #84 will be receiving free Bluebird yardage to play along. Have fun, ladies!

 

100 comments:

  1. I love the octopus fabric. I would probably trim some bath towels with it for the new bathroom I'm designing for my son.

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  2. Oooh, I'd make a table runner for my mom, she loves blue!

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  3. I would make a HST quilt with some fun pops of color.

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  4. I think these fabrics would be perfect for a Sew Together Bag which I have been wanting to make for AGES>

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  5. I think the Bluebird fabrics would be perfect for the Market Tote by Noodlehead.

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  6. I would make a baby quilt using the fabrics in a gradation layout. Thanks for the chance!

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  7. I would make a wall hanging with the bluebird print and two or three of the coordinates so I could see it everyday and remember to spread my wings!!

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  8. I have the 'ingredients' together for a Noodlehead Gingham Tote....the Bluebird fabric would be perfect for the front pocket! I actually have some but would love more...hint, hint, hint

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  9. Thanks for organizing this, Rachel. These fabrics are just so lovely. I especially love the hand-drawn look of some of the low-volume prints. I've been dreaming of a simple blue and white HST quilt for the bed - these would be a great addition!

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  10. I'm not a super experienced quilter yet, so I'm thinking an awesome mini quilt for my bathroom wall. Ruth. ruth_hase@yahoo.com

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  11. my son needs an octopus bed pillow!

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  12. OH id love to win this! I don't have any bluebird fabric and would love to join the fun! I think id make a bag/folder type thing to hold all my compassion international information and letters from the sweet child we sponsor. :)

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  13. I would definitely make a blue quilt!

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  14. I think I will be making a small quilt or a mini. Lindafdoyle@verizon.net

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  15. Love the blue for a new baby blanket!

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  16. I would make a dress!! Or maybe some shirts for my boys.

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  17. So many options flowing through my mind right now! A summer tote bag from the octopus fabric, dress for my girl in the birds... love these blues!

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  18. I would love to use these fabrics to make a quilt using my Wiggle Time pattern. It would showcase those fabrics so well!

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  19. I'm thinking either a mini quilt, or a skirt for my granddaughter-
    thanks for the chance!

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  20. A new bag! My school bag was stolen from my car! Pbstrand@msn.com

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  21. I would make a bag or tote of some kind. Sounds fun!

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  22. Oh...I'm with you in loving the blues!

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  23. I've been wanting to make a swiss cross quilt in all blues. This line would be perfect!

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  24. I've been wanting to make a swiss cross quilt in all blues. This line would be perfect!

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  25. I am an eager participant! When you said Pink Door, my brain went straight to Curvy Clutch. I've made one already and have been itching to make another. (That would leave me a lot of Bluebird to stash for quilting too! Er -- I mean, I might have to make a larger tote too, that the Curvy Clutch can pop into.)

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  26. I would make a quilt--blue and white is my favorite color combination, always looks so crisp together. Thank you. abh10066 (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. I would love to make a baby quilt using the raspberry kiss block in blue and white. Blue is my favorite color.

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  28. I would make a bag for my mom-using the cornflower print and a fabric basket for my boys bathroom out of each of the octopi print!! So adorable!!!!

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  29. I would make a new shirt. These prints and hues are crying out to be clothing.

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  30. I'd love to make a couple of pillows and a coordinating Noodlehead storage bag to bring some color to a friend's new apartment! amwegener (at) gmail (dot)com

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  31. What a great contest! I'm looking forward to see the entries. And I would love to make a triangle baby quilt out of these blues, for a baby boy due in July. I can see it with red binding.

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  32. I really wanting to try paper piecing and would love to use this fabric for a mini quilt.

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  33. HI,I'D LIKE TO MAKE A BABY CHARITY QUILT!
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  34. I would love to make quilt.I'm picture ing a chunky patchwork with a log cabin around the outside so the fabric has a chance to shine

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  35. I would love to make quilt.I'm picture ing a chunky patchwork with a log cabin around the outside so the fabric has a chance to shine

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  36. I would make a summery skirt, probably with the octopus!

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  37. Gorgeous fabric!!! I would make the "Rockstar" bag! I love these blue fabrics so much that I couldn't bear to cut them up tooo much!😀

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  38. Gorgeous fabric!!! I would make the "Rockstar" bag! I love these blue fabrics so much that I couldn't bear to cut them up tooo much!😀

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  39. I am dying to make a blouse or Washi dress from the Fox Tracks print. 😊

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  40. I want to make a handbag that I bought a pattern for at QuiltCon. This fabric would be perfect!

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  41. I am desperate to make a Sailor top out of the Mystery Food Sapphire (octopus!) print. Crossing my fingers that this is my chance!!

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  42. The name of the collection says it all! I want to make a decorative bird/Softie with this fabric. Maybe even a family of birdies with a nest...

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  43. Love these blues!! Perfect for shorts for all the grandsons and of course a skirt for the granddaughter but then again, you can never go wrong with a quilt. Thank you for this chance to win. vkh6210 at gmail dot com

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  44. Oh wow!!!!! This really catches me off guard, as I am thinning my sewing back as we prepare to move in 2 months...but, this wouldn't take very long would it!....I am thinking either a one big block, or 4 block "sampler", brought up to (lap)size with negative solid space? Maybe? It would sure be fun to play with, especially with the deadline :)

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  45. I've been eager to make a 6min circle quilt and these prints would be great for an blue and white (maybe gray too?) I-spy circle quilt!

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  46. I would make a new handbag for me. My beloved Mendocino one is starting to rip away....

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  47. I've been itching to make another sew together bag. These would be perfect!

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  48. These Bluebird prints are calling my name. I am thinking a baby quilt with bold yellow Highlight.

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  49. I would make a mini quilt to hang or a pillow cover. Thanks for the giveaway! kmcassie at gmail dot com

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  50. I love the Octopus fabric! I already have a quilt started with much of the line, a variation on Alison Glass' feathers quilt.

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  51. Oh how I love this line. For sure a mini quilt, or more, to hang in my sewing room so I could enjoy it all the time.

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  52. I've been wanting to do some ribbon stars and simple stars in blue and white. With the time constraint I'll do a table runner. This fabric will be perfect!

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  53. I'd love to do a reverse applique octopus throw quilt, maybe using some knits.

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  54. Oh Rachel, I'd make a cuddling quilt for my cousin's little boy. The fabrics are so perfect for that!

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  55. I think it would make a great sun dress for the granddaughters.

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  56. Oh.... ^^ is everyone making the stuff they are stating in the comments?
    Well, I do not have any of this fabric handy, but wow, I would make my baby Sarah a dress, and a bunch of puffy balls, and a stuffy bear or a kitty, and maybe a book, and sew in some silly pictures.

    Best wishes and good luck to the sewing flock that make the beautiful things. I hope to see the entries on instagram, and the links too. What fun!

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  57. I have my eye on this fabric to make a Carpenter's star quilt for my daughter.

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  58. I might try making a zippered pouch or a clutch purse with the blue bird fabric.

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  59. I would make a throw size quilt for my family room. The colors are perfect and the fabric is adorable. Thanks for the chance.

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  60. I would make a wall hanging, I find the birds very inspiring. Thanks for the chance! vickise at gmail dot com

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  61. I'd love to make some pouches with these fabrics, so many possibilities! :)

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  62. Hmmm....
    a tote
    a skirt
    a mini quilt
    a pillow
    a tunic dress or shirt
    ...
    I'll think on it.
    Thank you!

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  63. A new table runner and a throw cushion are both on my list. Mad About Patchwork is my favourite quilt store!

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  64. I'm usually a quilter, but the blue calls out to become a dress for my girl! I love when fabric tells us what it wants to be.

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  65. I would make a purse for my daughter who would love these colors and prints. I'm thinking of using Sara Lawson's Rockstar bag pattern.

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  66. I've always wanted to make a blue and white quilt, so I've been so excited to see all these indigo fabric lines coming out. I think it'd be great to make a plus quilt out of these from Cotton + Steel. I already have Alison Glass's Indigo line, so I'd pair them with that to make a gradient of the pluses from dark to light. It looks awesome in my head. I'd love the chance to win some fabric and see it come to fruition!

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  67. I've always wanted to make a blue and white quilt, so I've been so excited to see all these indigo fabric lines coming out. I think it'd be great to make a plus quilt out of these from Cotton + Steel. I already have Alison Glass's Indigo line, so I'd pair them with that to make a gradient of the pluses from dark to light. It looks awesome in my head. I'd love the chance to win some fabric and see it come to fruition!

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  68. I just finished a composition book cover a week ago using the octopus pearl print. I'd love to make some napkins in the cutlery prints!

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  69. Ooo, some dresden plate blocks for a wall hanging since these remind me of delft china.

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  70. I would sew my seven year old daughter a patchwork throw pillow cover or two, or maybe a dress. It's been a busy year and a half with a preemie baby, a long distance move, major renovations on our new house, a new church, a settling into new routines of homeschooling, and my daughter has struggled with it the most out of all my kids. She loves it when I make stuff for her, and I so rarely am able to find the time. I would love to be able to pick out fabrics with her, and to have a deadline that would force me to finish! You can check out my Instagram at heidi_aiti if you want to see some of the things I have made. :)

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  71. I love making pillowcases - so a yard and a half would be perfect!

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  72. i would love to make a funky dresden mini for my wall...or a social tote...or both! thanks for the chance to win some of this fantastic fabric. :)

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  73. I am all about purses, so I would make a handbag and perhaps a matching wallet from this fabulous line!

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  74. What a great giveaway! I have some of the Bluebird collection already and would love the addition. I am planning a mini quilt and new table linens for my daughter.

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  75. I love the blue peeking out from the back on the left. I would make some becca bags with the different prints.

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  76. I would make a throw quilt and a matching pillow cover. Love this fabric!

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  77. I have been wanting to make a quilt using blues and indigos. Your recently posted blue bundle provided inspiration. Thanks for the chance.

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  78. I would love to make a throw sized quilt for my couch with these lovely fabrics (plus I think the colors would go well with the other couch quilt I made recently -- navy, grey, and white with black, brown, and a little red)

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  79. A new snuggle quilt for my favourite t.v and stitching spot.

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  80. The Bluebird fabrics would make a wonderful Noodlehead Market Bag! It's a great project to show off the fabrics.

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  81. Well ever since I've had my little girl, I've been sewing for her so I would most definitely sew a sweet little dress or maybe bloomers and a sunbonnet for her :) I really love the cornflowers print and the blueberries print is so darling !

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  82. I would make a binding kit, it would be perfect for three different fabrics!

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  83. I would put together a Linus quilt. I think this ine would be perfect.

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  84. Ever since I first saw the bird fabric by Cotton and Steel, I knew I needed to make something with it. I'm not sure what I'll do but I'll think of something! Thanks for the chance!

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  85. Something simple because the fabric is stunning on its own!

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  86. I have a wallhanging/baby blanket in mind with a simple applique spring view. Thank you for the chance to win such wonderful fabric!!

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  87. Quilt for the newest family member

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  88. I'm thinking of making a laptop case for my daughter.

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  89. I have had a simple patchwork of navy and cream in mind for a while, after seeing one on Sotak Handmade!

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  90. I have had a simple patchwork of navy and cream in mind for a while, after seeing one on Sotak Handmade!

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  91. Definitely a fun tote bag! What cool fabrics!

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  92. I think I am going to give a purse a try. I have been hesitating but I need to jump in.

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  93. Bluebird Flock would make a great table runner for my entryway table, thanks.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  94. I'll make throw pillows. Definitely throw pillows.

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  95. So fun! I really need to make a new quilt to hang as a "headboard" for my bedroom. The current quilt that I'm using is in bright colors that don't really match my bedding anymore. I'm thinking a traditional block pattern with a twist might be a fun way to use this fabric. Flying geese maybe with the bird print!

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  96. I have been hooked by little quilts ! Turned five in squares
    to envelope blocks and then surprise five of those together
    Made the cutes pillow. Love how prints can tell story by placing in upper triangle that and you can't go wrong with cream and navy to dress up a pillow
    Them in upper triangle as if open envelope

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  97. I have been hooked by little quilts ! Turned five in squares
    to envelope blocks and then surprise five of those together
    Made the cutes pillow. Love how prints can tell story by placing in upper triangle that and you can't go wrong with cream and navy to dress up a pillow
    Them in upper triangle as if open envelope

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