Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday Fun Day... and the beginning of the giveaway party

Hi Everyone,

Did you ever wonder where the "Friday Fun Day" title for all of my Friday posts came from? Well, even if you didn't I am gonna tell you :) Back... way back LOL About 2 yrs ago... maybe a year and a half...whatever... I applied to be a contributor to the creative team of a designer named Amanda Herring AKA The Quilted Fish. That was before the shop and all of the accompanying crazyness. We, the Team, created items with her fabric and posted tutorials on her blog every Friday. So I would title my posts Friday Fun Day and direct you over to her blog to see the latest cuteness... This year we have been working on a secret project. THE BOOK here is a picture of the cover:

I can't take any credit at all but I am so proud of this book. The pictures are beautiful and vibrant on glossy paper. Every page is a feast for the eyes. Even the directions pages have Amanda's style all over them. Honestly, It is so much fun to look through. The box on the cover is by Amanda herself. It is a sewing kit box, those flowers are pincushions. Just saying ...because I can... Amanda is brilliant you should see her new pattern for a sewn dollhouse complete with a backyard. Totally Genius!

This quilt is by someone you will know from my Newsletter, Brooke. I have been so fortunate to make these 9 ladies my friends and abuse cherish their friendship in everything I do :)

 This Mini is by someone else you will know if you hang around here any time at all... Sally

This is the make and take project the girls were teaching in the Market booth. Cute huh? This was made by Jackie

There are 5 more projects and awesome ladies in the book as well... ummm me included.

So the first Giveaway for the 500th post giveaway is a copy of this book. I will even sign my pattern (a rotary cutting mat carrying bag with a fold out ironing surface) called Pack and Press (we fondly refer to it as the Pack and Play).

Just leave a message here saying anything you want :) but keep it PG please :)

Have an awesome Friday Fun Day :)

222 comments:

1 – 200 of 222   Newer›   Newest»
Lisa @ Sixmunchkin Stitching said...

What a wonderful looking book! I would love to make that box! Congrats on your 500th post!

Heather Joy said...

How exciting! Congrats Julie! Can't wait to see it in person! :)

If Toys Could Talk said...

The book looks awesome! Congratulations on being published and on your 500th post! :)

SewLindaAnn said...

Ooh I saw this in the Quilt Market posts. I'd love to win it. Pack and Play is such a cute name. Have a Fun Friday yourself!

capitolaquilter said...

That's a crazy amount of posts - WOW - congrats. The book looks wonderful.

Michelle Norris said...

The book looks great!!

Michelle Norris
michelle@campnc.com

Cheryl Gomez said...

I love books, I need more quilting and sewing books!

tlcala4me said...

The Book looks amazing, Julie!

Carol said...

I would type happy day 500 times but that might take a while. congratulations enjoy the celebrations of your 500th post. We enjoy the great creative inspiring posts...keep up the great work...looking forward to your 1000th posting.

sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

Karen said...

Brilliant looking book.

Jamie Lee said...

I love the sewing box!

Melissa said...

You are a good secret keeper! So excited about the book! Congratulations to all of you!!!

B Greene said...

500 posts and a project in a publication - you have a lot to celebrate!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Emma Lou said...

WooHoo! 500 posts! I am WAYYY not there yet!

Congrats on the book! My sisters and I want to make a recipe book.

Emma Lou

Needled Mom said...

Each one of those projects is darling. It looks like a great book.

Tricia said...

I saw this at market and thought it was so cute! Congratulations on 500 posts!

Nancy D. said...

I love that mini! What fun.
Congrats again Julie!

hueisei said...

Congrats on 500 posts! Amazing book! :)

pkrueger said...

Congratulations on 500 posts. The book looks great, would love to win it. THanks.

Steph said...

Happy Friday!!! Congrats Julie, so so exciting!!!
Steph
stephers.s@gmail.com

Terry said...

500 is a big number! So proud to know you and know what a great person you are inside and out! Thanks Julie for being the type of person everyone would want for a friend!

lanybleu said...

Congrats on your 500th post, well done. The book looks fantastic.

Lis said...

Congrats!!!! I would love to win this book, and to have it signed as well, thats just having your apple and you get to eat it to!!

Brad and Lauren said...

Congrats!! It is always exciting to see a project become a reality. Way to go and great job!!! Can't wait to see what else you have up your quilting sleeves!!!

stephanie jennings said...

Happy 500th and thanks for the great giveaway!

N. Perez said...

Congrats on your 500th post. I attempted a blog long ago but didn't have the time to continue with it so I gave up on it. I can't even imagine what it must feel like to reach this milestone!
The book looks so delicious, I would love to bring it home :)

RSHudson said...

Happy 500th; thanks for chance to win! (EMAIL: marshudson at comcast dot net)

mean sarah jean said...

Looks like a lot of fun projects. The play house intrigues me.

Lisa Cox said...

Congratulations on 500!
This book looks so cute! I'd love to win it and play around with the projects.
Thanks for the chance.

lisa(at)vetteklisa(dot)com

diane said...

That book looks like it has some really fun projects. That box is the perfect gift for a sewist!

Callie Callender said...

Congrats! I'd love the book...new ideas are always wonderful!

Sally King said...

Looks like an awesome book. I would love to have a copy.
Sally@BabyStepsQuilting.com

Sewcando said...

Wow, what great pictures. It looks like a fantastic book. Congrats on your 500th post.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Parabéns sempre,este livro vai ser sucesso em qualquer mão,quem sabe na minha...Obrigada.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Lynn said...

congratulations julie-way to go on the 500th post AND on being Miss Published! kudos. i'm looking forward getting my mitts on the book.

giddy99 said...

That looks lovely! Have a glorious weekend, and thanks for the giveaway!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations on the BOOK and the 500! How exciting, and the photos are super. Thank you for sharing how it all started.

Cass said...

Congrats. The book looks gorgeous from the photos! :)

LuckyStarCreator said...

congrats!!! how exciting, a book and your 500th post....heart your blog

susan said...

What beautiful projects and gorgeous looking book! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jessica said...

The book looks great! What neat projects.

wait a tick said...

How exciting, what a fun thing to be a part of!

Kelly Smith said...

What gorgeous looking projects can't wait to see this book! I hope I win!

Stephanie Granite said...

Congratulations and thanks for the giveaway! I love getting new books to inspire me

sandyb said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! 500 WOW!!!! I haven't been following for all 500 because I am living in the dark ages as many say and didn't even really know you could learn so much from blogs until about six months ago but I truly enjoy yours and will continue.

Thank you. The book is wonderful!!! Love the box!!!

sandyb720 at gmail dot com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Congratulations!!! Wow how awesome! And the book looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

simplysew said...

What do I want? I just want to be as talented as some of the ladies' blogs I read. I can sew...and I'm a perfectionist when it comes to it...but I just dont have the creativity to come up with all the cute stuff you guys do!! AWesome job, congratulations, and I can't wat to win "The Book".

bertiequilts said...

would love to win the book.. looks like the patterns will be lots of fun to make.

Linda R. said...

This looks like a terrific book to add to my library! Thanks for a chance to win.

drmithome said...

Congrats on the book and 500 posts.

Terry@ iluvmybugs said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the chance.

Deana said...

Congratulations! 500 posts is a huge accomplishment. Can't wait to see you at 1000!

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

oh that looks pretty!

aksherry said...

Happy Friday Fun Day!

heidiabc said...

The projects in the book look awesome! WOW!

Gill said...

Congratulations!
What fun to have been involved in such a great book!
What next???

Anonymous said...

So awesome Julie!! Congrats to you and the creative team. Can't wait to see it....hopefully June 2nd?

Kathy J

Samantha said...

The book looks beautiful! Congratulations on the post count and the book!

Kim said...

Congratulations on your post and on being in the book! It looks amazing! I have been debating that collection--and seeing it here seals the deal! I would love a chance to win! Thanks!

forevermore said...

Wow, it's incredible where life can take you! Congrats, and thanks for the giveaway! (P.S. Happy Towel Day!)

Jennie P. said...

Congrats Julie! 500 posts is a feat. May there be many more on the horizon. :)

Mumsy said...

Congratulating you on the 500th posting! Yay, book!

Sewbig said...

Looks like afun book!

Mimi said...

I have an apple a day each day! Sure would love this one for my 'nutritional break'!! hehehe

Andrea said...

The box on the cover is gorgeous. I'll be my husband wouldn't even mind if I left my "stuff" out if it were concealed in such a pretty outfit!

Jan said...

Congratulations on 500 posts. Thanks for the give away.

Kathrynn said...

Congratulations on 500 posts, awesome book, thanks for the chance to win

Heather D. said...

Congrats on so many blog posts! WOW! Also YAY for a pattern in this book. I'd love to win a copy!

lynaeve said...

yay thanks for the great giveaway! I'd love to win this bok

Ruth B said...

Yikes...my comment wouldn't post so I'll try again. I love Amanda's stuff too and her fabrics and designs are so cute!!!

Marcia W. said...

Wow! Here I was set to say "Congratulations on your 500th post!" ... and here you are contributor to a sweet book! Thanks for the wonderful chance to win an autographed copy. Oh! We will be eating my mother's homemade apple pie today.

Stephanie Zito said...

Congrats on your 500th post! The book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of it!

VickiT said...

Congratulations Julie on your milestone 500th post!

I saw this book and a lot of those projects in many of the pictures from Market. It looks like there are a number of super cute things to make in there. I LOVE the sound of your project. Thank you for the chance.

Bossymamma said...

Congratulations on your 500th post

ELNM said...

Congratulations on 500 posts - that's quite a milestone! I would love to be able to make these beautiful projects - thanks for the chance to win! Fridays are fun!!

ircabbit said...

Wooooooohoooo, Julie that's so cool! And I can personally attest to your pattern being awesome. :)

Flying Blind... said...

Congratulations! I think yours sounds like something I need to make for next year's Retreat!!
Thanks for the chance xxx

elnorac said...

Oh, that book looks fabulous! What a great collaboration among fabulous sewists!

Jessica said...

This is wonderful! Congrats to everyone on the new book.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Lets Party!!! A bright and fresh new book.

Sallie said...

Congratulations! Lovely photos! Thanks for the giveaway!

Shirley Tener said...

I love it !!

piece peace said...

Congratulations! The book looks lovely.

java diva said...

This book looks awesome!! I can't wait to get my own copy.

thegoose said...

Congratulations. The book looks great. :)

Kathy MacKie said...

Congratulations and to think I am working on quilt, Whoopsie Daisy!

Jannis said...

Congrats on the 500th post! The book looks wonderful. I would love to see what the pack and play looks like. Sounds like something I really need!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

What a fun book and such happy projects! A signed copy would be fabulous! Thanks for the chance!

MGM

Nancy said...

Wow,500 Posts! Congrats! I love drooling over all those great fabrics you feature. Looks like a great book!

Caroline said...

500 posts is awesome! Congratulations! What a gorgeous book - looks like many happy hours of projects are waiting on those pages. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda V said...

Congrats again and thanks for the chance to win.

Bright Angel said...

The book looks beautiful!! Congrats on 500 posts! :) Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Linda said...

HELLO!CONGRATS ON 500+!
THIS BOOK LOOKS GREAT!
THANKS SO FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1214@yahoo.com

Melissa Corry said...

So exciting that you are in a book!!! Congrats!!!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Being a huge fan of yours and Amandas makes me want this book all the more. thanks!!

Susan said...

What a lovely book! Congratulations on your 500th post!I thought hitting 50 posts was huge, this is so much more. Love your blog, its one of my favorites.

Deb said...

Would love to have a copy of the book. Congrats on the 500th post.

Beth said...

How fun for you to be included in such a wonderful project. Yay for them and yay for you!

Wilma said...

Congratulations on the book!
Hope I win!

Cheryl said...

Such a beautiful book! If I don't win your autographed copy, when can I purchase it?

Sunnybec said...

Oh I want to make that sewing kit box! Pick me!! Linda

Quilterbell said...

Wow, so many things going on at the Intrepid thread house!!!!!, Congrats!. Thank for the chance, I am sure the projects are fabulous!.

Deborah A said...

An apple a day, I look forward to seeing more of this book. So creative!!!!

~Kelie~ said...

WOW!!!! All you ladies are SOOOOOOOO talented!!!! Will you rub my head so I can have a tiny bit of your talent? If all 9 of you do, I'm sure to get a little!!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Gwen said...

What a cool prize!! I'd be thrilled to win!! :-) Hope that you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and thank you for the chance to win! :-)

Candy Mak said...

Congrats on the 500th post! I would love to make an apple themed quilt like that.

Naomi said...

Congratulations on the book and the 500th post! I have been loving the shots of this book showing up on all the blog posts from Market. I'd love to win a copy!

Gene Black said...

This message is rated PG by the quilters association of Gene Black:

Yaay! pick me!

CJ said...

What fun to collaborate on that book. I love the projects you've shown, especially the box on the cover! Thinking I could use that as a gift box for something for dd's wedding shower, then of course she would keep the box and use it. So yeah, I'd need to win the book! ;) Will you be selling it in case I dont' win?

SewNurse said...

Yay for 500 posts. What a great accomplishment. I love reading your posts. And what a great giveaway!

Carrie P. said...

Looks like some really great patterns in that book. Congrats. Enjoy your holiday weekend.

CJ said...

I am now obsessed with that box! Can you tell me how big it is? I see from the video on The Quilted Fish blog that it has little organizer boxes inside! EEEEK!

Kim said...

What a fab book... Pick me, pick me!

ritainalaska said...

i, too, am fascinated with the box! would love to win this book for the pattern! then, every day would be friday fun! congrats on the 500th; thanx for the giveaway.

Carol C said...

This book looks wonderful! Congrats to one and all. Thanks for the chance to win one!

AJ said...

Congrats on 500 posts! Looking forward to many more!

SewSealy said...

Congratulations on the book! I can't wait to see it. :)

Jenelle said...

Congrats on your 500th post and your contribution to the book! I am just starting a quilt that includes some prints from Apple of My Eye. I love the herringbones. :)

Syd said...

I'm so glad I came upon your blog a few months ago. Would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance. Congratulations on your 500th post. great milestone!

Nancy said...

Congrats on the 500! And thanks for the giveaway!

Lindsay said...

congrats on 500 posts! what a fun announcement too - of your guys' book! i'm excited to hear more about it and the projects. that 'pack and play' sounds just like something i need! yay!

Addibrae said...

Those pictures are so pretty and the projects look great.

rebekah said...

This is a great looking book.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

Christina said...

I want this book so I can make your contribution--sounds amazing! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Laurie Taylor said...

Oh this book looks beautiful! I would love it!
Happy Weekend!

Phyllis said...

Congrats on reaching 500! I love the box and the book looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance!

Kelly O. said...

what a terrific looking book!

Joy M. said...

This book looks soo cute I can't wait till I get one. Thanks
joylovessewing@comcast.net

nähtina said...

Looks awesome!

Can't wait to have a look into the book.

Greetings,
Tina

roccagal said...

Very cool looking book! Congrats on that and the 500th post!!!

Deb said...

Bet you're proud that the book is out - good job!

memmens said...

Wow 500 - well done, I love the look of the book, how exciting!
thanks for the giveaway

pattiscakes-party said...

Love, Love, Love this book...am inspired just looking at the projects you have featured!!

Suzee said...

OOHH I want this book! If I dont win I hope I can purchase it!! Congrads on 500 posts!!!

marci sinfisi said...

wow congratulations!
the book seems fantastic too!

Ariane said...

This book looks wonderful!!! Thanks for the chance to win, and Congratulations on 500 posts!!!

quilt happy said...

i would love to dream over this book

Gidget said...

Have a wonderful weekend!
I'm going to try to get some quilting time in...

gloriajanine said...

Congratulations on your 500th post and being published in An Apple A day!! Dont know how you do it all!!Love your website too.

Swedish Scrapper said...

What a great crew you have! thanks for sharing! The book looks really fantastic too!

Sinta Renee said...

Very fun looking book, no wonder you are so proud! You are part of a talented "family"! Congratulations on your big 50 "0" that's 500! woohoo! Thank you for sharing all of you talent and your happy little self:) It's always a pleasure to stop by and visit.

Christine M said...

I love the box on the cover. It's gorgeous. Congratulations on 500 posts!

Patty D from NC said...

looks like a great book! thanks

Lynn said...

I'd love a copy of the book! Thanks for the chance!

Janet said...

Congratulations on the book and 500th post!!!

Joyce Carter said...

Congratulations on your 500th post. The quilt on the front of the book is really cute. I would love to have the book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

The Sunflower Patch said...

The book looks great! Would Love to make one of those pretty "make and takes" for my nice :)

dortha said...

Looks like a good book with some neat projects. Congrats on 500Th post.

Allison C said...

Congrats! Looks like it will be a great book!

Diane H said...

Way to go, Julie! Great projects.

rhoadster said...

So much eye candy, so little time! Congrats, Julie!!

lauraluvsloons said...

i love reading this blog. congrats on #500!

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Those teaser pictures make me want to open the book and see what else awaits. The framed blocks with inspirational embroidery are beyond wonderful.

Lesley said...

What a wonderful book that must be! The projects you showed us are all adorable...love the little framed quilt! I'd love to win this wonderful giveaway!

Becky said...

woohoooooo that is totally awesome. Congrats. I can't wait to see this book!!

Tracey @ The Peony Teacup said...

Congratulations, that's wonderful Julie!

My husband bought me Joanna Figueroa's "With Fabric & Thread" yesterday, and I was only thinking last night that I wish some of my other favourite fabric designers would release a book! And here we are! I love Amanda's fabrics.. I don't have any Apple yet, but I have Sweet Divinity, Sugar & Spice and Delighted gracing my sewing room and design walls!

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I love boxes and books. Ever since I was a little girl I've enjoyed covering boxes with fabric or paper and turn them into 'treasure' boxes. I have quite a few in my studio.

I sure would love to have this book.

Have a great weekend!

Debbie

Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! Thanks for the chance to win such a great looking book!!

Rebeckah Austin said...

I would love to win! I do not own any pattern books yet.

Patrick said...

Wow! Congratulations!
Patrick

Fran said...

Congratulations on the 500 posts. Thanks for the chance to win this fab book.

Cheryl said...

What a great accomplishment...500 posts and this new book. It looks wonderful!

scottylover said...

Congrats on 500 posts! What an accomplishment!

I love that mini and have followed Amanda's blog as well as yours for some time now. Love her fabrics and your projects!

Thanks for the give away!
Sandy A

Kathy P said...

How inspiring! I'd love to win a copy of this book - the projects you've previewed look great! Thanks for the opportunity.

Janet said...

You have secrets in your past :) Looks like a wonderful book!

Melanie Logsdon said...

Cute book and congrats on your upcoming 500th post!
kmrel4@gmail.com

Johanna said...

Love it!

Caren said...

What fun! I've been reading all about Market and I can hardly believe that I've been following many of the design teams blogs for so long I totally feel like I know you :)

Lee said...

Thanks for the giveaway! have a great weekend!

Beach Angel said...

Congratulations on your book. I love fun projects and having them all together in a book is wonderful.

Jackie said...

Thanks for the shout out.. it is a beautiful book!

Patti said...

Congratulations on your 500th milestone! Thanks for the giveaway

Anda W said...

What a gem of a book! Would go great with all the Apple of my Eye fabric I just bought! awolk at rogers dot com

Anita said...

Congrats on your 500th post and the new book! Here is to another 500 :)

Mhairi said...

I saw a picture of the Pack and Press on another blog and thought that it was inspired. Now I know that it is Intrepid too.
Congratulations on the 500 posts. I have loved reading most of them. I am still catching up on some of the older ones. :D

GG said...

The book sounds fantastic!

Rachelle said...

Sounds like a great book

Helen L said...

The book sounds amazing!! i love Amanda's fabrics!! thanks for the chance to win it:-)

Emily H said...

All these projects are beautiful! I love the little background story!

quiltzyx said...

Sooo cool that book looks! Congrats on being part of the team. :D

quiltzyx said...

Sooo cool that book looks! Congrats on being part of the team. :D

Jeanne Gwin said...

Oh I am loving what I see of this book. I do hope I am the winner. Thanks for the chance to win it Julie

Dawn said...

Great looking projects! And congrats to you! Wow! It's letting me type in the security words! Yippee!

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, pack and play, love it! The book looks fab too :o)

Happy 500th!

Ana e os Viraventos said...

Congratulations on the 500th post, Julie! I wish you and the Intrepid Thread all the best! Hugs from Portugal. Ana

Lorri said...

WOW!!! Kool book!!! How do I become a contributor to a creative design team? Thank you for generosity

Bettina said...

congrats on Post 500!!! Party!!! the book looks fab, thanks for the chance to win
xxB

Christi said...

I love the mini...thank you and congrats!

scarlett said...

Congrats on your longevity! I'm excited about the book...Big congrats on your contribution!

Candice said...

I was rolling over this entire book on Amanda's site just a few days ago- such pretties :) Congrats on being able to be part of her team- what a special group of friends :)

Kay said...

A girl can never have yoo many fabulous craft books. Great giveaway, thank you.
ks.eyles@yahoo.co.uk

Jodi - usairdoll said...

What a beautiful book! Lots of projects that I'd love to make.

Thank you for an awesome giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Diann said...

Congratulations on being part of a book. The book looks beautiful, and all I can say about the cover project is that I REALLY want to make it. It shows off the fabric beautifully.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The book looks like SO much fun!

quilary said...

Gorgeous looking book - your project sounds like a fantastic idea...I just happen to need something exactly like that!!!

rosemaryschild said...

Congrats! Luv to have this book! Thanks!

WandaFish said...

Woot woot!! Congrats on 500 posts!
The book looks wonderful - thanks for a chance to win it :)

Vesuviusmama said...

What adorable projects!

Jennifer Salter said...

The book is gorgeous! You must be SOOOO excited! I know I would be :) Way to go!!

Lindsay said...

Congratulations, this looks like a great book! Happy 500 posts too :)

«Oldest ‹Older   1 – 200 of 222   Newer› Newest»