True Colors Blog Tour + Giveaway

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I am so excited to be today’s stop on the True Colors Blog Tour.  Last week I shared that a sneak peek of the True Colors Fabric Collection.  That fabric was on my cutting table for most of the day staring at me before I got the nerve to make the 1st cut.

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Does that moment of hesitation ever happen to you?  It’s not often for me but these fabrics are just so pretty and perfect that I did not want to mess up!   In the end, I was determined to create something that would showcase the collection within my everyday world, an ironing board cover.  We all know just how important ironing and pressing is to our sewing projects and this baby is always in use.

Ironing Board Cover using the True Colors fabric collection designer by Anna Maria Horner | The Sewing Loft  #lovefabricfreespirit  Ironing Board Cover using True Colors fabric | The Sewing Loft  #lovefabricfreespirit

The fabrics I used to recover my ironing board were designed by Anna Maria Horner.  They are only part of the True Colors fabric collection from FreeSpirit.  The collection offers a wide range of versatile blenders created by 4 fantastic designers.  Each designer brings their own unique aesthetic to the collection with five different prints offered in 4 color pallets. Together, they an assortment that is sure to become a much-loved favorite among the sewing community.  (they’ve already won me over!)

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photo credit: Sew4Home

But don’t just take my word for it, check out what fun projects these seamstresses are creating during the True Colors blog tour.  The line up is incredible.

True Colors Blog Tour

1/16 Blogger and Designer Kick Off
1/20 Sew4Home
1/21 Stitchery Dickory Dock
1/22 I’m A Ginger Monkey
1/23 The Sewing Loft
1/24 Ellison Lane
1/27 Dairy of A Quilter
1/28 Material Obsession
1/29 Craftsanity
1/30 Stitched in Color
1/31 Craft Buds
2/3 Jaybird Quilts
2/4 Melissa Peda

Still want more eye candy? Check out the video snapshot produced by Creativebug.  (I love the way they always capture the personal side of the story!)  You can also catch Anna Maria Horner on Creativebug making a half-square triangle quilt.

Anna Maria Horner's half-square triangle quilt class on Creativebug

Now, I mentioned a giveaway right!  Well, since everyone had so many fun ideas about what to make with these amazing fabrics, I thought it would be fun to give some away.  That’s right I’m GIVING AWAY some of my stash!

1 lucky winner will walk away with a fat quarter bundle of all of Anna Maria Horner’s True Colors prints (Uhmmm- Hello, that’s 20 fat quarters!), and 2 more lucky winners will win jelly rolls!

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To enter, simply click the link below and follow the instructions.  You can enter once per method, per day, and the winners will be announced on Wednesday, 1/29.

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  1. I would make some sort of strip quilt.

  2. Beautiful fabrics! I love your new ironing board cover. Very pretty.

  3. !

  4. Lori Moody says:

    I love the ironing board cover — although it’s so cute I might not want to actually iron on it.
    I’d use True Color prints to brighten up my sewing area with patchwork covers for my sewing machine and serger.

  5. I think would make some X and + blocks to make a small quilt or pillows!

  6. I would love to make a mini messenger laptop bag and tech accessories- I am so excited, I have an amazing pattern and haven’t had time to purchase fabric, and this is perfect!

  7. Courtney Elwell says:

    I would make a new bag…or two! Thanks!

  8. I LOVE the colors in this collection. I think the grey brings a contemporary edge which I am always drawn to. What would I do with the fabrics? Hmmmm…. I have been thinking about making decorative tea towels and I think these would look fantastic!

  9. Ironing could even be fun with that beautiful cover! My GD’s would love skirts from this gorgeous fabric!

  10. I would make a lap quilt or a couple of pillow covers. Your ironing board cover is awesome!

  11. debycoles says:

    Great fabric and great giveaway Heather. I shared and tweeted for you etc. Which of course I shouldn’t do because I want to win it myself!

  12. Marijke van der Valk says:

    Love this! Very inspiring!

  13. I need to make some fun new sewing hams, and I also need a new project bag!

  14. Denise Mitchell says:

    Love the ironing cover and I need a new one ! Great project! Thanks Debbie for sharing!

  15. I love this ironing board cover wow!

  16. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    mug rugs and pin cushions. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  17. I’d make a bag with this bundle! Thx for the chance!

  18. I love all the bright colors! I never thought of covering my ironboard with quilting fabrics. Real cool!

  19. Catherine says:

    The mind bogles at all the possibilities! Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  20. I love your ironing board! I would make a lap quilt with these wonderful colors

  21. I love your ironing board cover. So bright and cheery. I would make a modern lap quilt.

  22. I need to make a couple of baby quilts. The true colors are perfect 🙂

  23. I would like to make some fabric bins for my sewing room!

  24. Thanks for the chance to win! These are beautiful! I can think of all sorts of things to make.

  25. Debra Kay Neiman says:

    My ironing board is getting a new cover before spring. I like your cover. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  26. I’d make a quilt of course. This time for my daughter.

  27. Something with zing. Have my eye on a trip around the world

  28. Fun ironing board cover!

  29. I would make the color dive quilt or a jelly roll race quilt 🙂

  30. I would make a quilt or maybe a new ironing board cover like yours. It is beautiful.

  31. Warms me up!

  32. that’s a fab ironing board now! so cheerful

  33. I would make a modern quilt

  34. Carol Jordan says:

    I want to make a Cheer Up quilt. I like to have colorful quilts on hand to give to any friend of mine who is sad. I gave one quilt last month to a 84 yr old quilt friend who broke her hip. She was thrilled that she ‘received’ a quilt. I try to keep at least 2 on hand.

  35. Wow! Such pretty fabric, I would love to make a quilt with it!

  36. Sharon Wright says:

    Wow its all so gorgeous!!

  37. Patricia Lenhart says:

    I would make pillows, but love the ironing boar cover a lot.

  38. your new cover turned out very pretty! I love AMH and currently have a stack waiting to be cut into for a two-sided quilt with meg macelwey’s “luminaries” pattern on one side and a color brick pattern on the other. these, of course, would be a perfect addition!

  39. This is just what misses in my stash.

  40. A mini wall quilt!

  41. In fact I need just this fabric for my next project

  42. Of course a new handbag of some kind would be really fun with those fabrics too!

  43. Beth in TN says:

    Fun ironing board cover! I’m doing a lot of baby quilts recently–I think because I know I can make a finish!

  44. Love the ironing board cover!

  45. thanks for the chance .. so many idea’s quilts,pillows,skirts ….

  46. I would love to make a couple throw pillows from this fabric, or baby quilts.

  47. Sharyn Norman says:

    Lovely colors for a little girl’s twirly striped skirt, especially if she is just 2 and half years old!

  48. Wow wee!!! So beautiful. My daughter-in-law needs some new color fro her home!

  49. This is so fun! Our ironing board desperately needs a new cover…

  50. Melissa Quinn says:

    Lots of great tips and tutorials here. Will be following now.

  51. I love your ironing board cover. The fabrics are just wonderful and I would love to make a lap quilt – just for me out of the line. It’s so very cold here and a lap quilt would keep my legs warm. The colours of the fabrics would brighten my day.

  52. Love the fabric, thanks for the giveaway.

  53. I would make a modern log cabin. Beautiful colors.

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