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My Day for the Curious Dream Blog Hop

by Joanne Hillestad on 12/20/16


Curious Dream Blog Hop... I love this collection!

Welcome to my day of the Windham Fabrics' blog hop for Angela Pingel's new collection Curious Dream! I absolutely love this collection.  I think the color palette was the first thing to draw me in. The prints solidified the deal. This collection just seems happy!

Bag It Up pattern (coming soon) in Curious Dream and Maribel collections.

First up I would like to show you a pattern still in development. I call it "Bag It Up". Every project needs a home while you work on it. I like to take a bag with me to the quilt shop so I can organize the fabrics and supplies from the very beginning... plus it helps save a shopping bag!

The pattern will have 4 sizes, each fully lined with a pocket on the front to hold your pattern or supplies.

Small is perfect for hand stitching. I chose the shorted handbag handle length for my model. There are two handle lengths: Over the Shoulder and Handbag. 

The medium size is my favorite.  It holds everything I need for most projects and is a nice size to throw over my shoulder when I'm on the go.

The large bag works for those larger projects. Maybe you need to take a quilt to the longarmer? Are you working on something bulkier?

Jumbo is huge! With a finished dimension of 18" x 18" x 6" it can hold those large king-sized quilts! I plan to use this size for quilt storage and transport to and from quilt shows and other events. 
And a few cute pop ups
For those of you who are familiar with Pop Ups, it is no surprise I made a few for the blog hop! We will start with a Large Stacking Pop Up. Super cute and functional. 

Next, we have a Small Stacking Pop Up with a band of pockets added around the bottom. I took a piece of mesh 4-1/2" H x 24" W.  I trimmed it with a band of fabric.  Then I sewed it on the front of the pop up side: Click here for more info.

My next variation uses the FQG129 Basket Pop Up Pattern and a Medium Spring. I took this basket pop up to the next level by using Seams Like A Dream's Braid Template to build the side fabric. If you haven't tried Kate's template, you should! It made piecing the side braid quick and easy.

All I did was make a 6" H x 28" W braid (I used 42 - 1-1/2" strips).  Then I applied stabilizer to the back to lock all the piecing together. Lastly, I cut out the final size of the side piece per the pattern's instructions (I cut it out after stabilizer just in case the stabilizer shrunk things a bit). Then just make the Basket Pop Up as directed! I love the way it turned out!

Here is a picture of a pop up I made for the Windham Fabrics' booth at Fall Quilt Market using the Curious Dream collection.

Now for the goodies... Windham is giving away a FQ bundle everyday of the blog hop! You can enter to win by clicking here. You will be redirected to Rafflecopter. That way you don't need to leave your private contact info on my public blog. :)

I am also giving away a FQG129 Basket Pop Up Pattern, FQG123 8" Medium Pop Up Spring and a Braid Template! 

Prizes shipping to US addresses only.
 Giveaway ends 12:00:00 am 12/28/2016.
FQ Bundle is one prize.  The Basket Pop Up is a separate prize.  Two people will be chosen as winners.  If I am unable to contact you by 1/5/17 a new winner will be chosen.
Thanks so much for visiting!
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Comments (38)

1. Becky T said on 12/21/16 - 09:38AM
I do not have a favorite collection... I like bits and pieces of a lot of collections. This curious dream collection has some neat color play with the softer tones.
2. Alice said on 12/21/16 - 09:57AM
I adore this new Curious Dream fabric and the big print is my favorite! Your pop-ups are adorable....the addition of mesh was super smart!
3. Patty Morris said on 12/21/16 - 10:26AM
My favorite is the text fabric with the bunny, though I like the navy "sky" with small squares and stars in it. Very fun collection. Lots can be done with it. I love your pop up baskets.
4. Danette Stankovich said on 12/21/16 - 12:50PM
I like the boxes & plus signs fabric. The whole collection is adorable. Thank you,
5. Danette Stankovich said on 12/21/16 - 12:50PM
I like the boxes & plus signs fabric. The whole collection is adorable. Thank you,
6. Kerry Ryan said on 12/21/16 - 01:32PM
I don't have a favorite. I love them all. Thanks for the chance to win. Kerry-ryan(at)att(dot)net
7. Cecilia said on 12/21/16 - 02:59PM
I like the fabric with the different pictures of Alice and objects that are related to the story. ceciliayoung at
8. Janie M said on 12/21/16 - 04:54PM
I like the navy background with the white text. I like your camper icon sew sweet. Great pop-ups, thank you for the giveaway. janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com
9. LINDA said on 12/21/16 - 05:00PM
LIKE "Plus Sign" fabrics! Thank You!
10. Carla Hundley said on 12/21/16 - 05:08PM
Cute bags and I love the pop ups! I really like the key patterns. Carla from Utah
11. Nancy said on 12/21/16 - 05:40PM
I like pattern # 42433-7...the green with the markings all over. Thanks for sharing the great giveaway! nancydotsumneratcomcastdotnet
12. Donna Lee said on 12/21/16 - 06:53PM
I love your pop-ups! My favorite fabric in the collection is is Read Me in Midnight. donnalee1953 (at) gmail (dot) com
13. Tamie said on 12/21/16 - 06:54PM
I love the green (greenery?) print.
14. Bunnie said on 12/21/16 - 07:20PM
I love the fabric on the large popup. I like the scrappy - looking ones.
15. Sarah J said on 12/21/16 - 07:26PM
I love all the yellows in this line!
16. Monica R said on 12/21/16 - 07:55PM
How can you have a favorite. But I love the blues.
17. Paula said on 12/21/16 - 08:48PM
The text prints just might be my favorites. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.
18. Pam S said on 12/21/16 - 11:54PM
Your pop-ups are delightful! My favorite fabric in the collection is the text print. But I like them all, especially the way they play together.
19. Chris said on 12/22/16 - 03:16AM
I don't think I filled this out but I like the blue and white and the text print a lot. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com
20. Allison Evrard said on 12/22/16 - 06:00AM
I love all the fabrics but my favorites are the blues.
21. Lisa Marie said on 12/22/16 - 06:01AM
Unlocked in Dandelion is probably my favorite. Lots of the prints look like they would play well with others.
22. Marianne said on 12/22/16 - 07:39AM
My favorite fabric in the line is the white/black text print #42435-11.
23. Jayne said on 12/22/16 - 07:52AM
I wish I could pick a favorite! I love just about every and all fabrics!
24. Vicki H said on 12/22/16 - 08:50AM
I like the green and the yellows.
25. Sandy K said on 12/22/16 - 08:53AM
My favorite is the blue used in the braid on the pop up.
26. Karen Martin said on 12/22/16 - 09:17AM
I love the text print!
27. Janna said on 12/22/16 - 10:37AM
I love the almost solids.
28. Teri said on 12/22/16 - 10:48AM
I love the text prints but there are many others in this collection to like.
29. GloriyB said on 12/22/16 - 11:23AM
My favourite in the collection is the text fabric on No:42435-11
30. Brenda Ackerman said on 12/22/16 - 12:36PM
My favorite fabric in this collection would have to be Alice and the Rabbit! Yet, each fabric is so bright and happy and mixes so well with other fabrics it is a hard choice to make. Thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win this awesome give away!
31. karen swann said on 12/22/16 - 01:26PM
Ooh--tough choice! Kismet, That Way, Read Me--too hard to choose. Your Pop-ups are so cool!
32. Kathie L said on 12/22/16 - 02:02PM
I love text prints, and they would be great on a new quilt I have in mind
33. Robin said on 12/22/16 - 02:16PM
I like the blue woodgrain fabric!
34. Gabby said on 12/22/16 - 04:58PM
My favorite(s) are the "starbursts" made with the keys! Very creative and beautiful!
35. Susan Spiers said on 12/22/16 - 07:17PM
Love the Curious Dreamer fabric-the one with the little rabbit & letters! Thank you, Susan
36. Kim S. said on 12/22/16 - 09:58PM
The Unlocked In Midnight print is gorgeous! I can see making bags with them.
37. Beth T. said on 12/23/16 - 03:26AM
While I usually love the text prints the best, in this line, I'm even crazier about the florals on dark blue. The contrast is lovely and Angela manages to make the navy a setting for some very feminine designs. So, so pretty!
38. Mara said on 12/27/16 - 12:44AM
I like the panel, but there are some really great basics in this fabric collection. grecomara at gmail dot com

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