14 April, 2015

Blog Hop And A (Double) Giveaway

As previously advertised; today I am posting for Prairie Sewn Studios as part of a blog hop on the first anniversary of the publication of their book, Contain It!. This is your chance to receive a copy of the book directly from the authors, Linda Chaney and her daughter, Laura Gerth by simply leaving a comment here. Their book expertly leads the reader beyond typical English paper piecing by building off of that technique and taking it to a whole new dimension... literally! By following the logical, well illustrated steps, as outlined, you'll be able to construct structural containers in no time at all. I used their process and quickly went from a one dimensional form forward to create a customized box; just perfect for gift-giving!

The first thing I made from the book was a coaster, it was easy to make and it looked great!
More coasters followed the first, until I had a set of six... all from one charm pack; cute! 


Making a set was a great confidence builder.

I measured the stack of coasters and decided to move on to a 3-D box, made to my own specifications, all the while following the illustrations and how-to directions in the book.
Success!

To see what other bloggers have created out of Linda and Laura's book, be sure to follow this blog hop using the schedule below. You'll not only be inspired by all the cute projects but you'll also increase your chances of winning this great book! Just think, you'll be creating your own custom gifts for every occasion in no time! To be eligible for the book giveaway be sure that you're able to be contacted via e-mail and don't have your settings set as "no reply"; if so, be sure and include your e-mail address with your comment. You must also have a US snail mail address. I'll definitely be making more projects from this book, I love the scalloped-top vessels and other functional boxes. Believe me, this is a book you'll be happy to add to your library!

April 13 Daryl of Patchouli Moon Studio 

April 14 Mrs. Goodneedle from The Strawberry Patch

April 15 Christa of Christa Quilts 

April 16 Andrea of Knitty Bitties

April 17 Terri of Hexy Lady

April 18 Ren of The Inspired Wren

I'll be drawing a random number from all the comments received on Tuesday, 21 April to win the book. I will also give away this set of coasters in their own cute, custom-made container to another commenter; there you go, two chances to win... a definite WIN-WIN! But, you really can't lose. If you don't win a book this week you can buy your own copy using the link above, you'll be a winner in the creativity department soon after it arrives in your mailbox. 
Good luck~
Life is Good!

45 comments:

Nane said...

Me, me me!!

Lin said...

Love them

Betsy said...

I just made 2 sets. One winter themed and one valentine themed

Kelly said...

EPP is so intimidating to me! The coasters make it look so much more doable!

KaHolly said...

Very clever! Looks like a fun book to work from.

quilt for fun said...

There are some really cute ideas on this book. I'd love to try some of them.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Your set of coasters in their own box is a great idea and a nice gift. I wanted to make a comment, but don't put me in the giveaway because I am already one of the blog hop participants and have the book already. Just hopping by to see what you created for the hop.

Kathryn said...

Both the book and your coasters would be a great addition to my home.

JoanG said...

Would love to win the book or coasters. This looks like a project I'd love to try.

stitchinpenny said...

The book seems to add context to fun and useful items. Looks like a good addition to any library.

Rebecca said...

oh wow.... another direction to go play with!

Amy said...

I never considered the 3D aspects of EPP. You make it look easy, so the book sounds like a keeper.

LizA. said...

What a fun book! Many years ago I did make a hexagon roll to hold my hexagons.....hhmmm, I wonder where that is.....

Linda said...

HI,book looks neat!Thank You for a sweet giveaway!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Paula, the quilter said...

I love books like that!

Carol said...

Those hexie coasters would definitely be something I would try!

lleblanc_nd said...

Cute coasters! Looks like an interesting book.

Lorraine

Debbie Lou said...

This looks like a very fun book. I would love to win a copy. Thanks. spoofs@juno.com

Synthia said...

What a terrific idea. The projects look very doable and I'm excited. I'd LOVE to have the book!

45th Parallel Quilter said...

FRANTICALLY waving my hand to be picked!!! Seriously, this is the coolest thing since sliced bread ... can't wait to see how it is all done and comes together!! Linda

Lisa J. said...

I love your coasters and their little box.

sewhappyquilting said...

What a great idea to make a box to fit the coasters - they look so nice and make a great gift!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your coasters, box and this fabulous book!! Makes me want to get busy making Christmas presents!!!

littleredhen.sue@gmail.com said...

Coasters are great, and what a wonderful addition with the basket for them.

littleredhen.sue@gmail.com

minibea12 said...

What a great book! Your coasters are so cute!
nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

Anita said...

Great looking book, and a beautiful set of coasters in a box!

GranChris said...

This is really nice. I love your coasters and the book looks like fun.

SarahR said...

These projects look fun, would love to try some!

Karen said...

These containers look great. Would love to make some of these.

dujyt said...

I love sewing containers!

rajee pandi said...

It really makes great gifts

LadySchep said...

Oh, so cute! I looooove EPP, but hadn't heard about this book. Now I must have it! Thanks for the chance to win it.

Lori said...

wow looks like you had a grand time at the quilt place. Your coasters are so wonderful. I love how each one is different. this looks like such a wonderful book. thanks for the chance.
quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

Rosa said...

The costera and the little box aré súper cute and the book sounds great!

Allison CB said...

Love the ideas in that book - always need containers for things and they should be beautiful!!!

vicki said...

Lol, thanks for the giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

Magicty said...

Awesome book filled with inspiring projects. I am sure to give this a try.

Jodi - usairdoll said...

This book looks full of great containers! I have not made any containers yet but I have been wanting to for awhile. I love doing EPP as well.

Awesome giveaway! Two winners! You Rock!

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Judy D in Upstate NY said...

Hexie coasters-what a cute idea! Also just read todays blog on the MQX show. You will be happy to know that winter has left the Northeast and Spring has finally arrived!

Sandy Johnson said...

I LOVE EPP. I have found it is one of the most relaxing things to do. And your coasters are beautiful. Please enter me in your give away.

Zoey Ember said...

so cute!!!!!!!!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for demonstrating that you can adapt the principles to your own container shapes!

Karen said...

This looks like a book with loads of possibilities. Thanks!

Dorothy said...

I love your coasters and storage cube set, what a great gift and I think maybe I could do that! I would be honored to win, thank you for the opportunity.

Tammy Hutchinson said...

I just learned about this book, love to EPP hexies, and need to make gifts-we are a perfect fit! Thanks for the chances to win and the coaster idea-I'll make some of those for sure!