Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Curious Dream Blog Hop {and Giveaway!}


I'm going to do my best not to make this post too sappy, so forgive me in advance if I fail.  I found out around a year ago that my friend Angela was designing a fabric line.  I was secretly thrilled I was one of the few people who got to peek in on her process:  agonizing on which prints were best, indecision on exactly what shade of blue was just the right one,  etc.  I was {almost} as excited as she was when Windham Fabrics picked up her line, Curious Dream!  I mean, come on! This is the same fabric company that has artists like Heather Ross and Lotta Jansdotter!  It is unbelievably rewarding to witness a friend's dream come true.  I am so proud of her and all the hard work that went into this collection, inspired by Alice in Wonderland.  I HIGHLY recommend browsing her stunning look book for this collection.  It is jaw dropping! 

So what happens when one of your good friends designs a fabric collection?  You get mail like this!!!!  Then you realize you actually have to open the bundle and cut the pretty, pretty fabric......  drat!  I'm not going to lie, the timeline for the blog hop wasn't great for me.  I had my own deadline for 9 (yes, NINE) quilts to complete, but I was not going to miss out on a chance to create something with this beautiful collection and SHOUT about how stinkin' happy I am for Angela!!!  She always teases me about how fast I am so I needed to live up to the hype!  I created 3 different projects with Curious Dream!

First up is a simple patchwork pouch.  I love making little pouches like this!  You don't need much fabric and it's a fun way to showcase the entire collection, especially that little rabbit who is a personal favorite of mine.

Hi sweet rabbit!!!


Next is a Jane Market bag.  This is a classic grocery tote shape and always a huge hit as a gift around the holidays. 

I am OBSESSED with the Alice patchwork print!  Hello bags and backing!!!  

I used it here as the middle accent pocket and used another Windham collection, Twilight, for the navy print in the body of the bag. 

For the lining I used two of the lock/heart lock prints.

For the straps I used one of the "key" prints.  Love the lock and key theme!!!

 Last up is a mini quilt.  I thought what could be more "Alice" than a wonky 9 patch! 

 This being the real world, I will admit I messed up my 9 patch shuffle in my excitement to finish, but I love the results all the same!



Now, for the fun part!!! I'm giving away a FAT QUARTER BUNDLE of Curious Dream!!!!  All you have to do is leave a comment.  Maybe tell Angela how awesome her fabric is.  Just a suggestion! :)  If you want to enter another giveaway, hop on over to my IG account @kelbysews to enter for a chance to win one of the items I made with Curious Dream! 


Thank so much for joining me on the blog hop!  Be sure to catch all the stops for more fun Curious Dream projects and more giveaways!  

Curious Dream Blog Hop Stops 
Monday, December 12th – Windham Fabrics: https://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com/
Tuesday , December 13th – Kelly Bowser –Kelly Sews  http://www.kelbysews.com/
Wednesday, December 14th – Brooke Sellmann- Silly Mama Quilts http://www.sillymamaquilts.com/
Thursday, December 15th - Wendy Sheppard -Ivory Spring  https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/
Friday, December 16th – Becca Bryan – Bryan House Quilts  http://bryanhousequilts.com/
Saturday, December 17th –  Chris Dodsley- Made by ChrissieD  http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com/
Sunday December 18th – Aurifil - https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/
Monday, December 19th-  Jennie-  Clover & Violet http://www.cloverandviolet.com/
Tuesday, December 20th – Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety  http://www.modernsewciety.com/
Wednesday, December 21st – Joanne from  The Fat Quarter Gypsy – http://www.thefatquartergypsy.com
Monday, December 22nd – Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt  http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com/
Friday, December 23rd – Round up post at Windham Fabrics https://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com

Winners announced Friday, December 23rd!



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190 comments:

Alicia said...

I love the wonky nine patch!!

Kate Williams said...

I love this fabric! So cute!

Allison CB said...

Wow - you were busy!!! I love the aqua prints and the text and the...well everything is gorgeous!!! Nice job!!!

Heather Murray said...

What a wonderful collection! I love all the colors, can't wait to see it at my quilt store.

rosemaryschild said...

Congrats to Angela and her wonderful new collection-absolutely amazing! Thank you, Susan

Geri VanVliet said...

So cheerful. Happy fabric.

Jenevieve Womack said...

Love the brightness of the line! Gorgeous

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Angela - your fabris is awesome!

Crystal Beshoory said...

Beautiful fabric Angela!

Marilyn Podoll said...

Gosh It is beautiful. Congrats, Angela.

Katie B said...

What a fun line! Well done, Angela!

Angela Purrenhage said...

Beautiful make with some really lovely fabric.

Alison said...

I love all of the different prints!

Lou Lou said...

Such a lovely fabric line 😍

Christine said...

Love the fabric and the projects made with it! Nice job!

Pedal Sew Lightly said...

I love the color range of this line! It is so bright and happy. Thanks

Material Girl said...

Love the small details in this fabric!

Quilt Knightly said...

Sew much fun! Thanks for sharing!!

Vickie said...

Wow! How fun and cute!! You are right. This fabric is a winner!!

Alice said...

I am absolutely mad for this fabric line! She completely hit it out of the ballpark!

Alice said...

I am absolutely mad for this fabric line! She completely hit it out of the ballpark!

barbara woods said...

beautiful fabric!

Sarah J said...

I love the blues and yellows in this collection! An that sweet little bunny is pretty cute too!

Misses.M said...

Wow, stunning fabric line!!!

minnow said...

Best book ever written. Love this fabric line!!

kara said...

I absolutely love this fabric line!!!

Kristine said...

I agree these are great prints! Thanks for sharing and I love the 9 patch shuffle!

Janie said...

Amazing fabric line. I love all three of your projects. Sew cute. I am glad you found time to be creative with this bundle, everything you created is inspiring.

Margaret said...

What a fun take on Alice in Wonderland!

Ugly Yeti said...

I also love this fabric! Alice and Wonderland is so inspiring and quirky! And congrats!

Jess Braskey said...

The fabric is SO MUCH FUN!!! I just adore it!! Thanks for giveaway opportunity!!

quilter said...

Beautiful fabric, thanks for sharing. I think that I have nine projects started right now, hoping for a forecast of lots of sewing in January.

Jennifer Blanton said...

Love, love this fabric- thanks for chance to win

Ros Cahill said...

So bright and fun I absolutely love it and congratulations to your friend , we will be seeing this fabric everywhere !!

Ros Cahill said...

So bright and fun I absolutely love it and congratulations to your friend , we will be seeing this fabric everywhere !!

tambauer said...

Wow! Congrats on this fabulous fabric!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love the colours especially the blue and aqua, so I think she got it right 😀 I am making a quilt right now with this exact colour scheme--ok, maybe the gray is a bit darker-- so I know what to do if I win this bundle.

Tamie said...

So happy for Angela. I want to see more of the bunny print. I'm assuming it is in the text print.

Anne Simonot said...

I love the colours in this line too! Always what makes a quilt (which is what I will make if I win), in my opinion. annesimonot@sasktel.net

Sammye Mardis said...

Thumbs up, Angela! Sweet prints!

KristenMishler said...

I love all of these beautiful fabrics!!

Deborah Grawn said...

The colors are lovely. That zipper pouch is sew cute!

debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

Lee said...

A great line of fabric and awesome projects! thank you!

Diana said...

These fabrics are adorable!

Michele T said...

Love these prints and colours!!! Your nine patch quilt is gorgeous!!

Vicki H said...

The fabrics are so cheery. Love the mini quilt.

nancym said...

Always love a good Alice print and these are exceptional! Congrats on a great fabric collection.

Havplenty said...

The color palette is awesome, the prints just great. I am so happy for Ms. Pingel's first fabric collection.

tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Cilia Roring said...

What a beautiful fabric line. I love the colors especially those blue...
Congratulations for both of you.

Karen Caves said...

Gorgeous fabric and fun makes. Great job Kelly!

Caroline Bowman said...

I absolutely LOVE all of these amazing fabrics!!

~Kelie~ said...

Love the cute projects you made! And it's such a beautiful line of fabric!! Congrats Angela

Pamela said...

You certainly are a prolific sewist! This fabric is awesome. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Bec said...

I love the nine-patch quilt. The print for the sashing gives the quilt character. The fabrics are gorgeous!

Deb said...

Very unique fabric line and I'd love to sew with it!

GranChris said...

It is wonderful fabric for sure. I'd love to have some I see the finished quilt already.

OhioLori said...

These fabrics are AWESOME!!! Love Love LOOOOOVE everyone of your Projects...glad I don't have to pick a favorite!!! giggle...

thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way!! :D

kara said...

It is all so fabulous and adorable. ❤️❤️ Love the colors.

Beth said...

These designs are great and the colors play so well together. What a wonderful line.

tessthescrapper said...

Living in a small town we don't see a lot of the fabrics that come out. That being said, I love the colors and your won't 9 patches.

Tandy Smedberg said...

I'm loving the dreamy fabric!

Paula said...

love your makes and the fabric is so cute!!

Karrie S said...

I LOVE this fabric line! I also love what you did with your fabric. Thanks for the chance to win some. Ksmith8@emich.edu

asteride said...

Love your patchwork zippered bag!

smithcindyk said...

I need your "fast" skills! Great fabric line. What fun to get to assist your friend.

Linda Nelson said...

I could make so many things with this lovely fabric! Love it!

lenelson(at)mail(dot)com

Elsa said...

Bright and sunny fabrics! This really is a lovely collection and you can't go wrong with Alice!
Thanks for the so very generous giveaway! Having a dream come true is exciting ~ YEA for Angela!!!

Nancy Lewis said...

Awesome fabrics!! I love the patchwork zipper bag!! I need to make one so bad!!

Mary Burnette said...

Angela's fabric is beautiful. I love the colors!
Mburnette912@bellsouth.net

CandyR said...

I LOVE this fabric! Oh, I hope I win!!

Buffy Skolnick said...

Great colors! Cute collection! (love the patchwork pouch too)

Danette Stankovich said...

It is an adorable collection and you made such cute projects with it! I checked out Angela's blog and started following her Pinterest board. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

Kathy E. said...

Curious Dream is a gorgeous collection! What fun you had sewing with it! Your wonky blocks are just my style and I would have never noticed that anything was out of place. Fabric like this is so inspiring to create with, isn't it?

Kris said...

Love, love this fabric!!

mangozz said...

Beautiful collection! I really like the wonky 9-patch. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cecilia said...

Great job! I love this fabric collection! I wish I was Angela's friend. 🙃

Jewelia said...

Beautiful fabric, what a dream come true, and lots of hard work. I would love to play with this fabric line.

Debbie Y said...

I don't blame you for being excited, this is a beautiful collection! And I love your wonky 9 patch!

86201580-c726-11e3-b07a-000bcdcb5194 said...

Beautiful fabric collection - lovely colors and nice variety of prints.
mfhagopian@aol.com

Terry said...

What cute fabric (love the designs and colors)! Your projects are perfect for this line. Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)
cwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janna Saeger said...

Love the fabrics and your projects too!

Janice Holton said...

Congrats to your good friend for a very fun line of fabric! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win some of this yummy! :)

Wendy said...

what gorgeous fabric! I love the quilting on your mini, it seems to stand out in relief

Jackie Clauson said...

Love, Love, Love this fabric. I have friends who work strictly with the browns, golds, and greens of the reproduction fabrics, but not me. I love the beautiful, bold colors and this certainly fits the bill. The fabulous colors along with the wonderful designs make it a must have. I'll certainly be purchasing some of this, but winning a fat quarter bundle to get started would be amazing! Thanks for showing off this collection and for offering the chance to win.

lalaluu said...

Such fun colors and prints! I love the blenders especially.

Donna W said...

This fabric collection is fantastic! And, I love your bags.

Rebecca said...

Love the color play in this collection!

babiesdoc said...

I love the fabric, esp the way the bright colors in your little quilt play off the black and white column print

sharongalli(at)gmail(d0t)com

Patty said...

Congrats to Angela for such a great line and she is blessed to have a great quilter friend to work with the fabric. I love what you made and your realness in this post. The grocery tote is amazing!

Patty D from NC said...

What great fabric. One of my favorite prints might be the locks print you used in the bag lining!

tac73 said...

This fabric is so much fun! Love seeing all the project ideas.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

That fabric collection is indeed sweet. The colors are so soft and work well together and the prints are so interesting. Thanks for a chance to win some.
kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com

delaineelliott said...

I love your wonky mini quilt! And this fabric collection is awesome! Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Lori said...

great projects. love this line of fabrics
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Sabrina van Ginkel said...

It looks like such a great collection.

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, wonderful fabrics! The designs and colors are just lovely. And I see lots of pieces that would be great to stock up on as basics to use in many different projects.

Linda said...

BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THIS GIVEAWAY!
HUGS TO YOU+ANGELA!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS ALL!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Mara said...

Angela, I love the colors, great first line, keep up the great work.

Inger Maria Martinson said...

A really fresh and fun line! I'm particularly fond of little arrows, and I can spot at least three print with arrows. Th shopper project is really great but this line is very versatile for a lot of big and small projects!

Vicki said...

The simple rectangles are everything!! What a beautiful collection!

Ali news said...

Awesome...that rabbit the bottle !

lisa0116 said...

Cute fabric!

Sandra W said...

It is a spectacular collection. I love the mix.

Brenda said...

First off, you are so right; Angela designed a spectacular line of fabrics! Way to go Angela and Congratulations all the way! Second, how utterly fabulous that the two of you are close friends like this and she let you not only in on her secret and preview; she is confident enough in your honesty and judgements to ask your opinions and now you had the pleasure of creating all of the marvelous projects with it! I especially love the shopping tote! Thank you so much for sharing all of your excitement with us and this opportunity to win this awesome give away! Have a fantastic creative day! brend_ack(at)yahoo(dot)com

LethargicLass said...

I love how this line is Alice and yet not Alice at the same time, it has a subtlety to it

DeborahGun said...

I love all your makes, but especially the mini quilt! Such gorgeous fabric :-)

Trudy deBruyn said...

What beautiful fabric. Something to dream about. Could I be so lucky. Yes a quilt to cover me in this COLD days. -21 C here today.

Alberta, Canada

Karen in Breezy Point said...

What a fun bundle of fabrics--I love text prints!

Rosemary said...

This line is #1 on my list to get. I love it!! The bags are a great idea. Thanks for the opportunity.

sam said...

Everything in this line is fabulous. Can't say what I like most.

Cathy Wilson said...

I loved Alice as a child and this collection brings back such fond memories!
cathylouwilson at gmail.com

Laura said...

Love the colors in this fabric. That rabbit fabric just makes me smile, smile, smile. Thanks for showing your samples.

kupton52 said...

What a delightful line of fabrics....my thinking gets "curiouser and curiouser", as Alice would say, as I think about all the projects I could make with this bundle...starting with something for my own little granddaughter...Elliot Alice...

Gill said...

Great fabrics! I especially love your zipped pouch!

Sewgirl said...

Love your projects...turned out great. Thanks for sharing!

gmaofthree said...

This line has so much interest in each piece! I really like your pouches which showcase the prints, like the adorable rabbit!
3dears (at) gmail (dot) com

Kathryn said...

I love the theme of this line. Unique.

Judy said...

I love what you made and how you showcased those cute cute fabrics.

sisylyn2 said...

I love your colors and the bag and basket are wonderful
gandn74@ymail.com

quiltingisinmyblood said...

I would love to sew a cute baby blanket with this fabric.

Melody Lutz said...

I would feel pretty sassy with a market bag like that!

thebiasedge said...

Wow. You are fast in constructing 3 projects using this fabric on top of your 9 quilts. Thank you for this giveaway.

minibea12 said...

Such lovely fabric! The mini quilt is so sweet!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Joyful Quilter said...

The wonky nine-patch is VERY Alice and very cute.

Jess Z said...

Love how cheery this collection is!!

Wendy ArtsyChaos said...

The more I see this fabric, the more I like it! The colors are bright, yet sort of neutral. Really fun!
hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

Kay said...

I love the soft colours of this fabric. The rabbit designs are fabulous. x

Gloria Cotten said...

What a lovely group of projects from these gorgeous fabrics! You are right, the collection is awesome!
thanks for the giveaway. cotten.gloria@gmail.com

Anne E said...

Love the soft colours! A great beginning.

Anita said...

Beautiful fabric collection Angela, love it!

AmandaA said...

I just love those fabrics - especially the rabbit!

Martina said...

Lovely Projects and such sweet fabrics!

Jocelyn said...

This fabric looks so fun. Thanks!

Charlene S said...

Perfect projects to showcase a great fabric line. I want to attempt all 3!

Lorene Holbrook said...

Oh my the fabric is fabulous. Your projects really show them off!

Nellie Duclos said...

Wow! The fabric is awesome! I love the colors. Congrats, Angela. It's a winner.
Rosemary

b said...

Such adorable fabic! Love your projects!
b.

cjmont said...

i love the fact that the fabrics aren't babyish, they are perfect.

Brenda said...

I not only like the fabric line, I like what you did with it!! Love wonky 9 patches, and yours looks perfect: there are NO mistakes in 'wonky'!!! ;-)

JANET said...

Great color combinations! Merry Christmas to all!!

Nita said...

Beautiful clear summer colours :)

Nita said...

Beautiful clear summer colours :)

becky said...

Love, love, love this line may be one of my new favorites and I am not just saying that. I think after all my gift sewing I would definitely have to make something for myself with this bundle. Thank-you for the awesome give away chance.

Karen said...

Your mini quilt is the fanciest tic-tac-toe board I ever saw--too adorable!

Amy said...

And I thought Angela's Mixology book was awesome. She hits Alice out of the park with Curious Dreams. Can't wait to see where she goes from here.

Cathy Calloway said...

Love the fresh colors in this collection. Thanks for the giveaway jus in time for Christmas

Cathy Calloway said...

Love the fresh colors in this collection. Thanks for the giveaway jus in time for Christmas

Linda Colwell said...

Love, love, love this fabric! Congratulations Angela!
Kelly thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric.

Charlotte M. said...

That is some of the cutest fabric! I love the Alice prints.

Jessica said...

Love this fabric!

Diane said...

Love your fabric. It is really cute made up into the zippered bag.

Emily C said...

Very pretty fabric. I love the covered books, what a cute idea.

Tina Jeo said...

LOVE the colors in this fabric line. Congrats to Angela fir getting her designs. tljeo at yahoo dot com

Karen said...

Beautiful and fun fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

I love this fabric!

genofwa said...

Angela, you did such a fabulous job on designing this fabric! I would be honored to win these fat quarters. Thank you for the chance to win & Good Luck Everyone!

MoeWest said...

This is a fun fabric line! So many cute projects to make!

lindawwww said...

I love the fabrics in Curious Dream - so pretty!

lin.web.28 at gmail dot com

Calypso Hope said...

Very nice collection! And your bag is so cute! I'm inspired....

Donna Cutting said...

Amazing fabric and I love the script sashing.
djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

Diane said...

Nice collection and love the rabbit!

Rebecca said...

Oh Angela do more. Its truely your gift. Love your fabrics!!
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Ellee said...

Wow! What beautiful fabrics! What inspiration! Gotta make me a wonky nine-patch quilt for sure! -- soparkaveataoldotcom

cghundley said...

Love your projects,
especially the pouch
with the rabbit! Cute
fabric line.
Carla from Utah

doteyes said...

I love the colors in this fabric line. They're so eye-catching and bright perfect for children.

doteyes said...

I love the colors of this line. Your projects make wonderful use of them.

Tiger in a Tornado said...

This fabric is so fun!! I'd love to add it to my Alice collection! ;)

Katy M said...

I love your projects and I love that lock print!

Lori said...

Thanks for a chance to win

Judi Duncan said...

Angela your fabrics or gorgeous!

BarefootThunder said...

fantastic fabrics !! thanks for the chance to win some.

Peggy said...

Love the tote bag you made from the beautiful fabrics.
Thanks,
Peggy
peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

Kerry Ryan said...

Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the chance to win. Kerry-ryan (at) att (dot) net

Monica said...

What bright fabric

Patchwork and Play said...

Do you think this awesome range is a nod to the fabulous mini Angela made many years ago for a Flick'r doll quilt swap!? That one with the girl dreaming- my favourite mini quilt ever! Thanks for the chance to win some of her great fabric!

Alexandra DeZenzo said...

This is so incredibly exciting! I was at Angela's house shortly after she got picked up by Windham and had to keep her most exciting news a secret! Angela is infinitely creative and the sweetest, most gentle spirit. Congrats to her on her amazing fabric line becoming a reality!!

Marianne said...

I love this fabric line! Thanks for the chance.

terry sharp said...

This fabric is so cute. Love the tote. Thanks for the chance to win.

cottonpaperflowers said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win. I love this line! Great colors, both vivid and soft and such a beautiful story attached to it. Thanks!
cottonpaperflowers at gmail dot com

Kathleen OGrady said...

This fabric is so adorable!! I really love the soft colors that see has used. You have made some awesome treasures! Really love your little zip pouch! That rabbit!! kogrady@cableone.net

Robin said...

Such a cute fabric line! Love the locks and keys!

Aimee said...

Love this fabric collection. It's so bright & whimsical

Karen said...

love this new live; seems to be some good opportunities to do some fussy cutting.

livingonair said...

Oh! The colors in your fabric line are STUNNING!!!

trudys_person said...

Love this fabric line - especially the basics, those little boxes! And the text! Awesome! Thank you for the giveaway!

Susan McG said...

This fabric line is too cute. I love it. Thanks for the giveaway.

Susan said...

Thanks for the chance and yes it looks like yummy fabric

ForMomCrochet said...

Oh my golly- LOVE the design and ALL the blues especially👍

ellenrik said...

LOVELY fabric!! i am such a sucker for anything with print on it. *swoooonie mcswoon* Thanx for the chance to win!

ellenrik said...

LOLOLOLOL!!! I just noticed the dat! sorry!
;o)

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