Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Monday.. An Apple A Day Book Blog Tour


Yes, it is my turn....

An Apple A Day book is centered around a day in the life of a quilter/sewist. There are 9 projects to take you from morning to evening. Centered around sewing and family life.

The Box on the cover is designed by our fearless leader Amanda Herring of The Quilted Fish she,of course, also designed the fabulous fabric that we used for the projects in the book. The book can be purchased on her website here
My project for the book is the "Pack and Press" bag. It is designed to carry your rotary cutting mat, cutting tools, and rulers to class or sew day. It has a fold out panel that you can iron on so you don't have to carry a big bulky ironing board with you. We affectionately call it the Pack and Play...

 This is the pocket inside

This is it with the ironing surface open.

To see a photo of what it looks like closed you can click over to the purchase page here

There are some brilliant projects in this book. I love Amanda's Sewing Box which you can see on the cover it has nesting boxes on the inside to hold your sewing bits.

The first project in the book is this Necklace by Jackie:


At Quilt Market all of the girls from the team that were able to come worked in the booth with shop owners making these necklaces. It was very industrious of them. I was not able to help because of all of my appointments with fabric manufacturers but I could tell everyone was having fun.
So... would you like to win a kit to make this necklace?

All you have to do is click over to Amanda's shop and tell me which project picture most intrigues you.

Don't forget I am giving away one of my copies of the book here.

Tomorrow head on over to Sally's for the next leg of the tour.

You can also click on the button on the right side of the blog to see the full tour list with links if you miss a day.

Have an Awesome Monday!

49 comments:

  1. Im gonna be no 1 and probably not win :) but I love the pack and press bag, could really use that to take to patchwork club...so handy :)
    thanks for the giveaway

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  2. The built in ironing board is brilliant and I love those necklaces.

    I also like the zig zag placemats. So many fun projects.

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  3. I would love to make the pack n play. Anyway I like this fabric. http://www.thequiltedfishpatterns.com/shop/product/delighted-10-squares/

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  4. Cool Projects! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. The necklace is my favorite! The book looks awesome!

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  6. I would REALLY love to try my hand at these projects. I am really drawn to the placemats!

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  7. I love the necklace! I am intrigued most by the Pack and Play. I need to make that, I'm grateful you highlighted it bc I would have just passed it by otherwise.

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  8. So hard tgo decide on a project, they all look wonderful. But I think I would start with the sewing boxes! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  9. Julie, The necklace if FAB but the "Pack and Play" is OUTSTANDING. Now I have to add another book to my collection just so I have the pattern. Woot Woot, any excuse for a new book. I believe that Amanda's sewing box is what I would love to have second, so it is my favorite picture from her shop. Did I do that right? Thanks for a great giveaway.

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  10. The necklace! It is just shouting Summer!!!! It is perfect for sundresses and tanks!!! Love it! :D

    sowingstitches [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  11. I love the sewing box! The placemats are cool too! thanks!

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  12. I like the quilt in the field hung on a red chair near an old building. My eye gravitates to quilts.

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  13. I think you have some fun projects in the book. I love the quilt, the placemats and the boxes but I think your bag with the built in ironing pad is the best. What a great idea. Love the necklace too. Thanks.

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  14. I love the little box and your pack and press bag is such a creative idea!

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  15. I really like the idea of the pack and press project--how clever and useful!

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  16. Love the pack and press and the necklace is calling my neck.Thanks for the chance!

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  17. The sewing box is beautiful.

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  18. I like the the pack and press. Linda Gerig

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  19. I like your pack and press. I also like the placemats. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. Hmm I think the box intrigues me the most, mainly because of all the flowers on the top which I'd love to know how to make! Loving your pack and play too, genius idea with the ironing surface!

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  21. I really like the organizer folder

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  22. I like the placemats. Our guild is making placemats for Meals on Wheels and this would be something different.

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  23. 1st on my list would be that FAB box!!

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  24. I really like your pack and play. I could use one of these. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book and the necklace kit.

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  25. I love the placemats. They've inspired me to make some!

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  26. The sewing box! I've seen fabric boxes before, but never considered making a sewing box. Brilliant!

    Deborah
    homemakerhoney @gmail .com

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  27. I love the mini art quilt. The boxes are cool too.

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  28. It's the necklace! It's so pretty - I need one for summer. I suppose I should've said it was the quilt because I am a quilter, but that necklace is just beautiful!

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  29. I like the placemats and would love to win the book!

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  30. I really like the organizing folder. I'm a homeschool mommma so I'm always looking for cute folders and binders to keep my stuff in.

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  31. I love them ALL, but I'd choose the quilt! I really really really would love to have a quilt of my own. Thank You, for your lovely blog and all of the Pretties and for a chance to win the book.
    Hugs ~ Jo

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  32. Love the mini art quilt! The necklace is fabulous, too!

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  33. I love the big quilt! I love the colors that were used to make the quilt too! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

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  34. I love the box and the placemats but all the projects look fun.

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  35. There are three so far that have caught my eye. First is the fold away doll house, next are the chevron place mats, and most importantly is the play and pack mat.

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  36. The pack & play would really be nice to take to sewing classes. I take several every month. The placemats are cute too. I can see myself tackling just about everything I've seen so far!!! I'm in trouble. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  37. I absolutely love the box - I can think of all sorts of uses for those. Your Pack and Press bag is great too!

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  38. Love your pack & play! Thanks for the chance to win!

    wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. I love your pack and press bag and the sewing box - so cute! Amanda's fabrics are so lovely.. I'm making my daughter a quilt out of her Sweet Divinity & Sugar and Spice ranges :)

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  40. I like the box and the quilt. Oh heck, I like everything.

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  41. I am not just saying this. I love the bag that holds the rotary cutter and mat and everything else you need to take with you. But I also love the dolls house in the book. I can't wait to have enough money to buy the book so I can start making that for my little girl. Then while she is playing with that I can sew for me.

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  42. So many cool things! I like the placemats!

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  43. Oh, just love everything I've seen from this book!

    I need to win!

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  44. OOH I love the organizer folder! I would be the envy of all the other teachers!!!

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