Wednesday, October 26, 2016

First Blush Blog Tour (and a Giveaway!)



Today is my stop on the First Blush Blog Tour.  First Blush by Ruby Red Designs will be in stores next month.  These fabrics have a summery and vintage-sheet vibe.  I really needed another project bag for my hand-sewing projects and I thought these prints would be perfect for a quick and cheerful project. 

I kept the design simple and used only a few different prints from the line.  On the outside, I used wide strips of some of the blue and green prints.  


I used two of the yellow prints to line the interior, and a light blue floral to add a pocket for storing smaller objects inside the roomy pouch.  I quilted diagonal lines using aurifil thread. 


This was an extremely satisfying make: cheerful fabrics, relatively quick, and an oh-so-useful finished project.  If you're on my Christmas gift list, chances are you'll be getting one of these bags.


Now for a giveaway.  Windham Fabrics is generously giving away a full fat quarter bundle  of First Blush, and a small box of coordinating Aurifil thread!  Just leave a comment on this post by midnight on October 27th and I'll randomly choose a winner on October 28th. 

For more chances to win, visit each stop of the blog hop: 


October 10 – Made by Chrissie D
October 11 – Sinta at Pink Pincushion
October 12 –  Fat Quarter Shop
October 13- Windham/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine
October 14- Jennie at Clover and Violet
October 15- Aurifil- Erin Sampson
October 16- Tina Egner
October 17 – Pretty By Hand
October 18 – Allison Harris
October 19 – Erin Cox
October 20 – Angie Wilson Gnome Angel
October 21 – Debbie at happy little cottage
October 22 – Heidi Staples
October 23 – Leanne Elliott
October 24- Greg Jones Grey Dogwood Studio
October 25- Wendy Sheppard Ivory Spring
October 26 – Creative Reveries (you are here!)
October 27 – Lisa Ruble
Good luck and happy quilting!

105 comments:

  1. Love this blog hop! What cheery fabrics! Thanks for the chance!

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  2. These are so cheery! Perfect for a lap quilt or a new baby!

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  3. Such a neat, beautiful, and useful gift!
    Thank you.
    kcummings71@gmail.com

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  4. What a great gift with beautiful fabrics.

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  5. I love your bag for your hand-sewing projects. :)
    I like the fabrics, i feel spring, sommer....

    Have a nice day the Nähbegeisterte. :)
    (naehbegeisterte@gmail.com)

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  6. I love your bag. What a great gift and lucky recipients.

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  7. Loving all the different projects people have come up with. I always find a use for another bag! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Love your creation, especially the bright gold of the zipper treatment. Thanks for the give-away!

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  9. These fabrics make any project look good! Thanks for sharing your pouch.

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  10. I love the colors you used for your bag. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. What a great gift idea! Thanks so much.

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  12. LOVE YOUR PROJECTS?GREAT FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENTS! THANKS FOR SHARING! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  13. Really love the fabrics and thanks for the chance to win.

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  14. Love the bag and such cheerful colors. Easy to find when it hits the bottom of the purse. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Love bags and your looks great with those fabric choices.

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  16. A very pretty project bag and great gift idea.

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  17. This looks like a fabric line that puts a smile on your face.

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  18. Very nice project--and beautiful fabrics!
    bjkaup(at)(abbnebraska)(dot)(com)

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  19. I love the cheery colors, and I love the bag you made...nice choice of colors!

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  20. beautiful fabric line fresh as a daisy...love the yellow lining on your bag...

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  21. This prints and colors in this collection remind me of my Grandma.

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  22. This is such a bright and cheery fabric line! I love it!

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  23. Love your project bag. The fabric is perfect for it!

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  24. All the fabrics are lovely. It must have been difficult to choose just a few

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  25. Your pouch is a lovely idea and very useful. You will have fun mixing and matching fabrics from first blush to create more.

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  26. Now I really want a new project bag. One just like yours! It's so useful hand pretty at the same time.

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  27. Love the bag! And the bright colors are perfect for the design

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  28. Love your pouch - such beautiful colors!

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  29. Bags are always so useful and make great gifts! love it!!!

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  30. Stephanie, Thank you for sharing your "vintage vibes" quilted bag. It just looks so soft. Your giftee's will be so fortunate to receive.

    by the wway, love your Alison Glass project too. Her prints have enticed me since beginning to quilt about 6 yrs ago and I had the shear pleasure of meeting her and feeling her vibes 2 yrs ago at our local quilt guild show. Diane

    bluestarof2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  31. Darling bag, such clever use of this cute fabric!

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  32. I like your pocket inside the pouch - great idea!! Makes it handy to find smaller things (in my bag everything is at the bottom....LOL) Thanks for sharing! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  33. Love the useful bag.
    martisovitsd(at)central(dot)edu

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  34. I love making pouches, you can never have too many. Thank you for a great giveaway too. x

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  35. Great idea for making gift! Thank you.

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  36. That's a great and clever idea! Very smart and fresh with those fabrics.

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  37. What a sweet little pouch. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the chance to win....as a newbie quilter, it would be a dream to be the lucky winner xox

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  38. What a wonderful gift. I love the bag and the fabric.

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  39. I love making pouches. This makes an awesome gift.

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  40. You just made me want to use these to make a diaper bag. amanda(dot)echler(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. so glad i stummbled onto this blog hop, so many great ideas came thru using this line, and so many new blogs to follow now. thank you to your sponsors

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  42. I wish I was on your Christmas list! I love your bag! These are such pretty fabrics.

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  43. Love the bag. Love the colorful fabric. Thanks!

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  44. Very cute use of this fabric.....thanks for chance to win.

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  45. Very cute use of this fabric.....thanks for chance to win.

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  46. Love your little bag-great use of this wonderful fabric!

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  47. I just love these fabrics, they look both old and new, at the same time. Your project bag is so cute! Thanks for sharing the idea with us & being in the Hop.

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  48. Such pretty fabric! I love your bag, I am a pushover for zipper bags. :)

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  49. Love your tote and the gorgeous fabric line too! I need to make one of these, but not too sure about that zipper! Thanks so much for the chance to win some lovely fabric!

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  50. I love the zipper bag and the pocket added to the interior.

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  51. The people on your Christmas list are very lucky! Your bags are beautiful! Thanks for the eye candy!

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  52. First off: How do I get my name on your Christmas list??? :)
    I love how the First Blush collection can be divided into color groups and make so many different looks in many projects. You've made adorable little bags!

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  53. Cute bag! How fun that you got to play with such adorable fabrics.

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  54. I love your finished bag lined and everything. Thank you for the inspiration! janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. This pretty bag will make a great present for some lucky person!

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  56. Love your bag! (wish I was on your Christmas List! giggle) Loooove this fabric collection!! So vintage & fun!!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :)

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  57. I love your bag, that fabric is gorgeous!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  58. Love your cute, little bag! Great gift idea! Thank you for the generous giveaway.

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  59. Nice bag--colors look refreshing and would make great gifts.

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  60. I love quick projects, especially those that are as pretty as your bag and to top it all, useful. LOL

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  61. Yes, those fabrics are cheerful, and made a sweet bag for your hand projects. Thanks for sharing!

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  62. What a happy little bag! Thank you for sharing your project.

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  63. Very cheerful and versatile bag. Love getting hand made from the heart items. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. Your project bag is so pretty! Great way to carry your projects around!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  65. Very attractive bag and the fabrics are to die for. rozz01atcox dotnet

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  66. Love making these bags, yours is beautiful.

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  67. I love how bright and cheerful the fabrics are! I should invest some time into learning how to make bags. It is one way to show off style to carry a handmade bag!

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  68. I really like this fabric line and all of the great ideas from the blog hop. Thanks for participating.

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  69. I really like this fabric line and all of the great ideas from the blog hop. Thanks for participating.

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  70. Great gift idea and lovely fabric.

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  71. Great idea---I need to make a bag like this instead of using the plastic grocery bags I use for my projects. Yours is much, much nicer! Thanks for the eye candy.

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  72. Lovely fabric and a good-looking bag!

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  73. Oh how cute!!! Thanks for the chance.

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  74. Gorgeous little bag and a great fabric line. thanks for the opportunity to win some First Blush and Aurifil. Liz Ryan
    lpt26ryan(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. Such a darling bag. The fabric colors are so bright and fresh.

    Thanks for a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. A lovely bag. I love the bright colors in this fabric line.

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  77. I love making different size pouches for gifts and to store whatnots in. Thanks for the giveaway. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  78. What a neat bag! I love these bright prints!

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  79. I had a lot of fun visiting all the blogs. Not only one time but browsing through tutorials and projects! Thanks for the blog tour and the giveaway.

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  80. Your pouch is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us!

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  81. I really like the extra pocket inside the bag. The fabric bag is a good inspiration for creating more beautiful things.

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  82. Very cute! I just love pouches and bags made from beautiful fabrics.

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  83. Cute bag, pocket(s) in bag are always useful. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  84. I like your cute bag. Thanks for sharing :)

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  85. Very pretty, thanks for the giveaway!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  86. I'm impressed by anyone who is already prepping for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

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  87. Great bag! I'm enjoying seeing everyone's projects.

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  88. I love the colours you chose for your project bag. It's lovely!

    lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

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  89. This fabric has neen so versatile and adorable. I have truly enjoyed seeing everyone's contributions. I can NOT have enough bags, ever, so I too would have to sneak a bag in i think. Just precious and so usable!

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  91. It's been fun following along on the blog tour. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  92. Beautiful bag and the fabrics were perfect for it! Thanks for sharing!

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  93. So beautiful & thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  94. Too bad I'm not on you list, I could use a bag like that! This has been a wonderful hop. Thanks to all who participated.

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  95. These fabrics are so pretty. I can't wait to see them in person.

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  96. Is #101 lucky? I hope so! I love your project! Thank you for the giveaway!

    paulamb at shaw dot ca

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  97. I would love to receive (or make) such a lovely bag. Thank you for participating in this giveaway.

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  98. OMG, the embroidery project you are working on is stunning!

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  99. such a sweet bag and so handy !

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