Monday, August 27, 2012

Paper Boat Mini - Quilt Pattern and Giveaway

You've seen my first paper boat mini, as well as the baby quilt it inspired.  If you recall, I drafted my own paper pieced pattern to create the boat, and now I've written a streamlined pattern for the mini quilt.

This whimsical mini quilt is a great accent for a boy's room or a lake/beach house.  The pdf pattern is four pages long and includes pictures and illustrations, as well as the paper pieced pattern for the paper boat.  I recommend this for sewers with a little paper piecing experience under their belt.  The boat is pretty tiny, as part of a mini quilt (14 x 18.5), and you do need to pay attention to the orientation of the text pints.  There is a y seam, but the angle is very gentle.  The rest of the quilt is super simple: just four other pieces.  Your can have a lot of fun with the quilting to add a special touch to the wall hanging!

I'm excited to add the pattern to my etsy shop.  The pattern is now updated to include a baby size version too! I have plans for more patterns to come.  For now, I'd like to host a little giveaway.  Leave a comment below with a valid email address linked, and I'll draw a random winner Wednesday morning.  Giveaway now closed. This is a downloadable pdf pattern, which is perfect for paper pieced patterns. You can easily print out extra patterns as needed, even enlarge it if you like.
And guess what else I have to give away?  The Fat Quarter Shop was kind enough to send along a trio of fat quarters of the fabrics I used in the mini.  They are the text print from Crabtastic, Salt Air's Waves in Ocean and Kona Sky.  I love the restful feeling these fabrics.
For more chances to win the pattern, hop over to Twitter where the Fat Quarter Shop is giving away the pattern to three more of you.  It might be good to keep an eye out for that on Wednesday - hint, hint.  Did you notice I just joined Twitter?  I'm a little slow to join in social networks, but this one is pretty fun.  I like it for the same reason I like texting. It's quick and to the point.  I've also found that certain businesses tweet special sales or coupon codes, and if you follow them you're in the know.  The Fat Quarter Shop, @FatQuarterShop on Twitter, does this, so there's a tip for the day.

Thanks for stopping by!

45 comments:

Quilting in the South said...

What a cute quilt. I would love to win it.

Andrea R said...

This is definitely one of my faves. :)

Captain StitchyPants said...

That's very very sweet. I think it would be great for a child of either gender :)

DianeY said...

I love your little boat so much! I actually saved your picture of it to my computer when you originally posted it. I'm away on vacation right now, but will definitely get your pattern when I get home

Svetlana said...

what a gorgeous mini! I'd love to win, thanks for the chance.

charlotte said...

Love, love love!!! I'd love to win this, but in the event that I don't, I may have to just buy it. Thanks for a cute pattern and giveaway!

Debbie said...

how sweet is that? I would love to recreate....

Gill said...

Great pattern!
I would love to try it!
Thanks!

moshie said...

I love this design! It "rocks the boat" har har har. I would actually make one of these for my father, who loves to sail. Can't wait to see more of your patterns!

Heather D. said...

Adorable, thanks so much for the chance.

Caryn said...

I have always loved this mini and the newsprint fabric is divine!

Tammy said...

Such a simple idea, but a very effective quilt, I love it!

Elisabeth Woo said...

Oh I would love to win this!!! But even if I don't, I'll probably be buying it from your store soon. This is about as cute as it could possibly be.
-Elisabeth
elisabeth.woo@gmail.com

cherylj said...

Such a cute pattern. The quilting really brings it to life.

Beached Librarian said...

I am so in love with this pattern, and very excited to see it in your store!

Sonia B said...

This is such a cute quilt. Your choice of fabrics adds to the charm and the quilting is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

krista said...

cute. i'm the winner, no need to draw one from a hat. See how easy I made that for you? :P

felicity said...

Adorable! Thanks for the giveaway!!

Cheryl said...

I love that little boat!

Cecilia said...

lovely

Deanna said...

simple & sweet...a new classic

Little Ella Lu said...

So darling! I love the text on the boat.

Jenny said...

such a lovely quilt alex! thanks for chance with the fabrics! let me know how that twitter business goes...i havent joined any extra social networking yet.

Kay said...

This is a fun quilt design, it must take everyone back to their childhood as I'm sure we all made paper boats at one time. Great giveaway, thank you.
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GG said...

How I love the beach, sand & ocen & sailboats! Your quilt is great! I love it!

Beulah said...

quirky and fun yet very simple..Love It!!!!

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KerryQ said...

Such a great pattern! Thanks!

Rebecca said...

I have always loved this quilt - so glad you have the pattern available now! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Cecilia said...

This would be so cute to hang on the wall of a little boy's nursery. Thank you for the chance to win.

Patchwork and Play said...

It is a sweet little pattern! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jodie said...

Ahh, so cute, and it is very restful.

ELNM said...

Adorable quilt! I'm new to quilting so this would be a great way to learn paper piecing. Thanks for a great giveaway!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Jo said...

What a lovely mini quilt. And those fabrics are gorgeous too :) Thanks for the giveaway! :)

Helen said...

Such a sweet, sweet pattern!! Have just found you and tried to follow via GFC.. Will try again soon and if no joy will pop back!

Lyn (in Kinglake) said...

Very cute quilt for a new baby, and great opportunity for fun sea and air freehand quilting. Love it!
Lyn(dot)Duhig (at) gmail(dot)com

Laura said...

I love this mini, thanks for the chance to win :)

Leanne said...

I love your quilt and would love to win such a lovely giveaway, thank you for the chance.

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

Seriously in love with this little quilt!

Mama Spark said...

This little quilt is adorable! Thanks for sharing and for a chance to win the pattern!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

I love how simplicity can be so divine!

Jess said...

Love that little boat!

kitkabbit said...

Oh, I love the paper boat/hat done in fabric. This is such a clever pattern! I'd love to try it out!!

Phoebe said...

This quilt is ADORABLE!!!

rilojane said...

No blowing smoke... this is one of my all-time favorites.
Thanks for the giveaway!

cinzia said...

How sweet is this? Love it!