Friday, September 19, 2014

Tamara Kate, Origami Oasis & a Giveaway!


Hello! I’m delighted to be back here doing another guest post with you all today. My fifth collection with Michael Miller, Origami Oasis, started shipping to stores over the past week or so and I have been posting sewing projects galore over on my blog. I have a number more lined up over the next few weeks, with links to other talented bloggers’ creations as well. From kids’ clothing to accessories to quilts, there is something for all the young spunky animal lovers out there that we love sewing for so much, and even a little something for us too.
 
Here is a sampling of projects already posted about, as well as a few peeks into a couple of the upcoming posts:

From the Flower Field grouping, there is the pretty Shandiin Tunic and a young gentleman’s bow tie (and don’t forget the Lined Tote Bag Tutorial I created for the MMF Craft Camp last month).


From Grassland, a button-up boy’s shirt and a quilt detail, along with the Stand Tall Dress.

 
And from the fun, graphic Starry Sky grouping, a detail of the Starry Migration Quilt and another bow tie for the well-dressed lad.

Today I want to share a simple, cute project with you, to add a bit of pizazz to your little one’s plain sweater or long-sleeved t-shirt.


The ROAR! Elbow Patches

These lion heads are a favorite of mine. In designing them, I wanted them to be proud and strong, yet gentle, hence the flowery manes.



All you need is a fat quarter of Pride. This print comes in three versions: a white background with primary pops of color, a midnight navy ground with similar coloring, and a more feminine version on a white ground.

Choose the background color accordingly, based on the sweater color (and, by the way, I think this would be an equally charming project for a girl’s sweater as it is for a boy’s).


What You Will Need:



- A fat quarter of Pride in your chosen color

- Sewing thread to match the background color

- Needle & scissors



Fussy cut two lion heads from the fabric, leaving about a quarter inch ground all around.

Carefully iron about an eighth inch of fabric to the wrong side, all the way around.


Have your child try on the sweater so you can accurately locate the elbow center on each arm. Mark this point with a safety pin, or with a fabric marker.

Place the sweater so that the sleeve is flat on your work surface and place the center of the lion head over the marking. Pin in place. Repeat with the other arm. Stitch all the way around with an invisible stitch (there is a great tutorial here).
The result: clean-edged patches with personality that are ready for action!


Since you’re on a roll, why not make use of some more of the fabric. These peacocks, found just above the lions, would also make sweet patches.

Happy sewing!


And now for the Giveaway!



To celebrate Origami Oasis’ release into the world, we wanted to offer you the chance to win some fabric as well as a little something extra. Some of the Oasis creatures have found their way onto delightful paper prints and canvases at CC Art Children’s Decor, a company that reproduces Canadian artists’ work to promote creativity and wonder in children’s lives.



Michael Miller is offering two fabric bundles, one in the Flower Field group and one in Grassland. And to coordinate with each, CC Art is generously including a corresponding print (8” x 10”, unframed) to add some colorful artwork to your child’s environment.

 


To enter, let us know below which fabric group you would prefer to win and what you would sew with it. We will randomly choose a winner for each


Best of luck,

Tamara

And, the winners are.....

OhioLori
"Beautiful Fabrics...& Prints! So hard to choose! But decided on Flower Fields...would make something Special for my Grangirlie, will let her help choose what it will be. Am teaching her to sew this year...she is 7 now."

and

 Barb in Mi
"Great prints! Love both but if you need to know: I would love to make a kids quilt out of Grasslands. Thanks so much"

Congratulations and Happy Sewing!!


159 comments:

JAB said...

Love the flower fields! I may use those patching ideas to fix up some spots on my scrubs that in need of repair. I love the peacocks!

GranChris said...

I would be thrilled to death to have either one. The peacocks are wonderful. I would probably fussy cut some of the animals out and quilt them in a box-style. Beautiful fabrics.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I love the grass lands. Those elbow patches are adorable. I may have to do that on my kids knees!

Linda said...

HELLO, what a neat giveaway!
Love both collections;will choose 'Flower Lands'! Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

PK Sews said...

I love all these fabrics but the Flower Field group is my favorite. I'd make a dress for my granddaughter with it. Thanks for the chance to win!

elizabeth Keough said...

I have a sweet little girl who is obsessed with Lions! So those patches will be on some winter pants for sure! Great idea. And flower fields is so perfect for her! I'm working on my skills and would love to make a sweet skirt for her as she also loves to swish. ;) such a beautifully wild collection!

Elke Scharmer said...

What wonderful colours! I would prefer the blue colour. Its perfekt to make a quilt for my little dears.
Greetings from Germany
elke

contrary_wise said...

Grasslands is filled with glorious green that's just begging to be made into a quilt. I want to mix it up with some of the black & white prints too.

Bonnie said...

I'm definitely inspired by the Flower Fields to use in my Studio Tantrum El Porto bag pattern.

Melissa Miller said...

Flower Field. I'd make a quilt for a grand niece or nephew.

Wendy said...

I love the flower fields. I'm a quilter so they would go into a quilt for a friend's little girl who is due to arrive in March, 2015!

sewpunny said...

Both are so lovely! But i do enjoy flower lands :) would love to make a crop top or maybe even some fun little pouches! nnonaihr@hotmail.co.uk

delaineelliott said...

I love the Flower Field group and I would make a quilt or two for my great niece. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful fabrics and I really like Flower Lands!

Elizabeth said...

Gosh, I have projects I want to do with both! I think flower field group is calling a little louder to me.

Kristy said...

Love these fabrics! I think the Flower Field would be perfect to sew some new items for my youngest daughter! The colors and prints are fantastic! Thanks so much for the chance!

Andrea York said...

I would love the Grasslands colorway to make something for my little grandson. These prints are to die for they are so lovely. I also like the tote bag tutorial. So many nice things to make with this fabric!

Kathy Davis said...

Great fabrics and I love the corresponding prints.
Kathy Davis
kdavis1@centurytel.net

Christine said...

The flower fields is lovely. I would make a baby quilt.

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Joan H. said...

I really like the Flower Fields fabric. It would make a darling dress for my little great granddaughter.

everinprogress said...

I'd go with the grassland bundle, and get going on an I spy quilt for my little guy

kimberj said...

I would truly be tickled with either one and I would use it to make a baby quilt for a beloved niece :)

scottylover said...

It's hard to choose, but since you asked, I would love to win the Grassland bundle.

Thank you for the chance to win and thanks to CC Art for including the print!

Sandy A

Gayle Fahrion said...

Grassland. Mix it with solids and make a quilt for my grand-nephew.

Sherry VF said...

I would like the Grassland group and I'd make something for my 8 year old niece...probably a floor pillow or pillow case. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

Vicki H said...

I would love Grasslands to make a quilt for a grandson. Thanks.

donna said...

I love the flower field group. my daughter is moving to south africa and i'm going to make a set of travel goodies out of this fabric!

Tabitha Keener said...

I would love Flower Field! I would definitely make a quilt for my granddaughter! Thanks so much, it is gorgeous fabric!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

OhioLori said...

Beautiful Fabrics...& Prints! So hard to choose! But decided on Flower Fields...would make something Special for my Grangirlie, will let her help choose what it will be. Am teaching her to sew this year...she is 7 now.

jednoiglec said...

I love the most fabrics from Flower Field group. If I'm lucky ducky, I would sew baby bedding with the Oasis border in the centre.

mary mahoo said...

I love the Grasslands colours! Congrats on CC Art Children’s Decor making prints of your line too! I'll have to watch for them.

Kay said...

It is so hard to choose, but I think I would go with the Grassland bundle just because of the colours. I would use the fabric to make some fun pencil cases and covered notebooks. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

Anonymous said...

I like the Grassland colors. I am working on Christmas gifts, so I would be making envelope clutches or totes.

Just beautiful.

Holly
Sunnysky223 at embarqmail dot com

Jackie Thompson said...

All of the fabric is awesome! My favorite would be grassland. I would love to make some clothing for my twin baby boys.

aschmidt526 said...

As the mother of 3 boys I would love Grasslands! I am working on accents for their bedrooms and this pattern would look great!

Lee said...

I adore the grass lands fabric - love that navy background on the lion and your projects! thank you!

Peaches1003 said...

I love the flower field colours. I'd make a fun picnic rug

Cheryl said...

Oh, my what a hard choice, I think I would choose Flower Field first...but they are both equally delightful! I would sew some dresses for little girls in need for Christmas presents. How bright and cheery they would be!

smallhouselove said...

I also love them both, such a hard decision, but I think I would choose the Grassland bundle. My daughter would get a skirt out of the giraffes and a dress from the diamonds. My son would get a new blanket for daycare from the peacocks and I would have to add a bowtie after seeing the inspiration.

Cory said...

It's tough to decide. They are both so great. I think I would choose Grasslands and make something for my grandson. Thank you for the chance to win. Take care and God bless, Cory

Michelle Jude said...

I would like any of them. I would make covers for the cancer center where my husband goes. They spend hours there receiving treatments and like quilts to cover up with. Thanks for the chance.

karen said...

i love them both both,but i think the flower fields collection for my granddaughter.

Coby said...

So hard to choose! But if I have to, Grasslands has so many adorable options for kids and adults! Love the patch idea!

Charlotte Sparks said...

Love the animals. What fun things I would make for my great grand daughter.

Emily C said...

I love flower fields. I would make some cute pencil cases and matching lunch bag.

Anonymous said...

OMG! I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS FABRIC!!! I have been waiting and waiting for it on back order....forever! (not really, only about a week or so... but it sure feels like forever!) Thank you for a chance to win some of it! I especially love the Flower Fields.....that border fabric is just awesome! I would make a little quilt for one grand baby, and a sweet little dress for the other. Also love the bow tie idea. I really like both of those coordinating prints from CC Art too! mind.less@comcast.net

Gill said...

I love both groups of fabric!
I'd make a quilt for baby Rosa!

Veronika said...

Flower fields! I would LOVE to make a shirt/dress for my little girl...or a small pillow :) she would love it!

allison pogany said...

I love the flower fields bundle! So beautiful!
allisonpogany@gmail.com

Mara said...

Love the grassland colors and print the best. Congratulations on a beautiful line.

Teran Tillett Strickland said...

My immediate thought was Flower Fields, but now I'm feeling drawn to Grassland. They're both beautiful! I think I'd stick with my greens though!

Marianne said...

They are both wonderful! I'd take either one! I'd use the fabric to make a quilt.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

My daughter needs a pencil case for school, and a tote bag would be useful too, in the Flower Fields Colourway.

Rebecca said...

Love the Flower Field bundle! Perfect for a wall hanging for my daughter's room!

Anonymous said...

I would be delighted to have either- they are both beautiful and I have favorites in each collection (the blues in Grass Land and the coral giraffes in Flower Fields). Thanks for the chance to win! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Candie Cooper said...

Flower Fields for my quilt projects. I love all the prints though. Great designs! Thanks for the giveaway offer!!

GarmA said...

Grasslands! I would make a lap quilt for me!

Kathy E. said...

I love the Grasslands because of the fun animals and colors included. I would love to make my niece a dress using these fabrics.

Anonymous said...

My choice would be Flower Field please. julie.mckay@xtra.co.nz

Cindy Dahlgren said...

Love both of them so much I can't choose! I would gladly take either, and I would make an adorable baby quilt with them. dahlgren0609 at gmail dot com

Kathy said...

origami oasis - great new quilt for my sofa

Cindy Weaver said...

I love Flower Fields! Thanks for the chance!

Janice said...

I love the Flower Fields - I'm usually a garment sewist, but I just may attempt a quilt for my daughter.

Arianna M. said...

I would definitely take either one. Flower Fields is adorable, but you can never have enough "boy" prints, so I'd be perfectly happy with either.

Mary W Quilts said...

I love the grass land? I would definitely do some fussy cutting to make a cute quilt. Those elbow patches are adorable!

Paula said...

I would love to have either one! And I'd make a baby quilt. Thanks for the chance!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

laesoe said...

Flower field. Can not decide if i would turn it into quilts or dresses fir my twin girls :)

laesoe said...

Flower field ! It could be turned into fantastic dresses for my twin girls :)

Barbara said...

I would love to sew a quilt and maybe a tote with Flower Field. Makes me happy to look at this fabric.

Ella and Nesta said...

I would choose Flower Fields and make matching skirts for my two daughters!

tac73 said...

I really like the entire group of these fabrics and hope to use them in a new grandchid quilt. Probably prefer the Grass group.

Bluefigquilts said...

I love Flower Fields.. I would make something for my Great Niece who will be 1 in October..

Yumi Gunther said...

I love the flower fields! I would make a small quilt for my bedroom!

Lauren said...

I am obsessed with the Flower Fields fabrics. I would make a quilt for a yet to be born grandaughter.

Diane Beavers said...

Starry Sky is my favorite.
I'd make clothing for Boys, bowties, shirts. and for Girls
a tunic, bed skirt and of course quilts, what child can go without a handmade quilt:)
Thank you for the opportunity I appreciate it so much.

sophie said...

Both groups are wonderful. I would choose the flower fields group and make a kids quilt for charity.

MamaLovesFabric said...

I adore this fabric! My favorite is Grass Land. I think I'm most excited about the print included with the giveaway. Absolutely beautiful!

Helen said...

Grassland please! It would make a great charity quilt for the pediatric infusion therapy unit (kids chemo) where I donate - so bright and cheery!

Kelly Wilson said...

Flower Field just narrowly edges out Grassland due to the purple. Love it! Either would be great - the colors and prints are very lively. I would definitely make some bags to show off the larger prints. Thanks! notwendy gmail

esmeintheattic said...

Amazing fabric, I love the flower field colours! I can see them as cushions for my daughters' rooms - they'd look great with that giraffe print on the wall. Or perhaps I'd make skirts. Or dresses. Or all three! :)

Karin said...

I would prefer grasslands and would sew a quilt for a friend's new baby.

toplesshotdog said...

Origami Oasis !!! I love it!

Nancy L said...

I love anything with elephants, so prefer that group. I'd make a quilt for a child with it.

Michele Pacey said...

Flower fields is my fave of the two and gosh, I'd probably sew a quilt cause that's just what I do! Thanks!

Karen said...

Oooh! Such temptations! I'd have to say Flower Fields--for that someday grandchild :) something for a nursery!

Big Mama Lisa said...

Love the flower fields! I would make a blouse for my little one! to wear on our next trip to the zoo! It's perfect!

Jamie stowe said...

I would love either but my favorite is the flower field. I will make my daughter something, either a skirt or a twirl dress. She loves them!
thanks
Jamie Stowe

dianak said...

Origami Oasis! This would be darling in a quilt I need to make for grandson.

Tori H said...

I love the flower fields fabric and the giraffe picture is adorable!

Leah said...

oooooh I am crazy about this fabric! I think I would choose the grassland one but would be thrilled with either stack. Thrilled. :) A fussy-cut quilt would be nice. And something fun with the scraps :)

Robin said...

Either one would be awesome. I'd make a quilt! Thanks.

Holly said...

I love them both, but since I have 3 boys, I think I'd prefer the grasslands. Haven't sewn much so I would make some pillowcases and try out the bow ties. I really like the elbow pads though ;)

Holly said...

I love them both, but since I have 3 boys, I think I'd prefer the grasslands. Haven't sewn much so I would make some pillowcases and try out the bow ties. I really like the elbow pads though ;)

Jill Trentacost said...

I would love to make a quilt out of flower field for my neice!

Anonymous said...

I prefer grass lands - love the lion print (as I collect lions). I would be happy with either one.

Patrick and Jenni said...

Oh my goodness. Both are so cute. I think I'd choose flower fields, though. And I made a couple of cute skirts for my girls!

StellaLou said...

Flower fields!! Not sure but something for my granddaughter - beautiful fabric!

tac73 said...

Grasslands is marginally my favorite. I have a new grandchild on the way for which a quilt must be made.

Donna said...

I would be happy either one. I'd probably make a quilt or some pillows or maybe a purse or two.

Judi Duncan said...

would love either of them but am leaning towards the Grassland....love the elbow patches idea!

Karen Seghers said...

Flower field group for me!
I love sewing for my daughter!! Dresses, skirts... I'll know what to do with the fabric!!

Stacey Byrne said...

I love the Stary Sky group. It looks fabulous together in that black and white quilt. I'd sew up coordinating button down shirts for my boys.

annmacp said...

I love all those fabrics, but if I had to choose one bundle, it would be the Grasslands. I would use it in dresses and shirts for my grandchildren.

Roberta Lamaere said...

Love the giraffe!

Cindy Pilkington said...

I love the geometric looking animal prints and would love to make some dresses for my great niece!

Jean Hardy said...

Love both groups of fabrics. The would make beautiful quilts.

Jean Hardy said...

Love both sets of fabrics.

Paola said...

Flower fields for me please! Such a cute combination! I have lots of apparel ideas for it

lindaofthelakes said...

Love the Flower Fields. I have a lot of Baby/Toddder girls to sew for right now and this would be perfect.

Lawton_linda (at) yahoo (dot) com

maudie said...

Loving the Grasslands!

Barb in Mi said...

Great prints! Love both but if you need to know: I would love to make a kids quilt out of Grasslands. Thanks so much!

Michele said...

Grasslands please. We're expecting a new addition to the family early October. (Niece or nephew - it's a surprise for all!) I love the playful, colorful, gender neutral design of grasslands. I have baby snuggies, burp cloths and play/sleeping blankets planned for 'our' new addition. Patterns are standing by. If there is anything left over, I'm rather fond of fashioning quilts of recycled japanese fabric - the origami quilt is inspirational! Thank you for sharing your beautiful fabrics!

Renee DiPippo said...

Such gorgeous graphic prints! I'm really digging the Grasslands bundle... I'd sew my son some pj's!

Priya said...

Love both...they r so pretty...would make a pretty dress for my girl...

Allison Sews said...

They are both adorable but I think I like Flower Fields best. Thanks!

Sally Gaddis said...

Love both; will choose Grasslands. Thanks!

Sally Gaddis said...

Grasslands is cool! Thanks!

beth said...

I would love the flower fields bundle, I can already imagine it made into a sweet childrens romper ready for the upcoming summer here!

patricia said...

Grassland. Flower Fields. Either one! Everything I look at these days is grandgirl dresses.

Melinda McMahan said...

Just found out tonight that our third grandchild will be a boy, so I could use the Grassland collection for his quilt. It's awesome!

wildbrumby said...

I would happy with either, but if I have to choose then it's GRASSLANDS! My daughter needs summer dresses and these prints would be ideal, as she's a redhead (readhead - she loves books)
thanks heaps for the opportunity.

Rose Harries said...

I would make a toddler quilt with grasslands! maybe a toddler dress as well.

Lisa K said...

LOVE Flower Fields. I would make some super cute goodies for my baby girls, it would make such a cute nursery set, baby blankies etc.!

Jaia said...

I love Grassland! The colors are amazing. I'd use it to make a playmat for my infant son...or I'd use it to make some zippy pouches for me. I'm not sure I'd be able to share the fabrics!

Judit said...

I just love Origami Oasis ♥ such great colors for children and how great is the elbow patch idea! Told my husband - he used to have lots of patches and he loved them as a little boy :)
I am expecting our first one and planning to make a quilt for him/her would love to have the Grassland as not so girly colors.
Best wishes from Paris!

Anonymous said...

Oh my! With thirteen grandkids I could put this to great use! Great fabric prints😊

Peg said...

Grassland; a lap quilt for my great grandson

Weatherbee ;) said...

Very cute! Normally I would have to go with the bundle that has pink. But I think the reds and greens in the other bundle would make an amazing little boy quilt.

cranberrygirl said...

What beautiful fabrics! Grasslands would be perfect for making my little guy a shirt, shorts, pants or a quilt.

Scarlett Sutures said...

Grasslands to make baby boy clothes for my god mother's baby due in Jan

Mumsy said...

Grassland. I have 10 grandkids to make fun clothes for. I like these especially because my boys would love them, too!

Anonymous said...

I like Flower Fields! It would work well in. Quilt for my grandson!

Sarahsmommywest@netscape.net

Cherise said...

I love both collections but since I have two little girls at home I love the Flower Fields collection. This Origami Oasis collection is so fun! I would have to make a big round bean bag pillow for my girls or a really cute little quilt. Thanks for the giveaway!

Karen Thurn said...

I'd love either one and could sew something fun for my grandchildren to wear or make a quilt. kthurn@bektel.com

Diane Morgan said...

I would love to have either bundle. I need to make a quilt for my grand daughter and she LOVES animals. This collection would be perfect!

Tori said...

Flower fields is lovely, but I also love the green print from grasslands. I'd probably make skirts for my girls, and add some animals to a onesie for my baby boy.

aus_chick said...

wow, these prints are gorgeous! I am having a tough time deciding which one I like more! Perhaps the flower fields one. I would make clothes for my 2 y/o girl and newborn boy :).

Sue said...

Your designs make me smile. I choose the flower field collection. Thank you so much for inspiration and ideas.

Sue said...

Your designs make me smile. Thank you for inspiring me to think in different directions. I choose flower field collection.

Denise8 said...

Love 'em both, but Grassland is my favorite! I'd combine those great prints into a nursery wall quilt.

john hutchens said...

I like the flower field bundle. I would make a quilt for my daughter

C Connolly said...

I love the Grasslands colour way and think it would be super perfect sewn up in a quilt in our new baby's room!
Great giveaway!

Monique Thomas said...

I love all of this. In fact this collection isy favourite at the moment. He'd choice but I'll go with Flower Field to make dresses and skirts. Love it.

Dana B said...

I really like the animal prints. I would use them to make some kid size aprons or a child size quilt.

scrappinmomof4@hotmail.com

lepaginestrappate said...

I'd love the flower field... I'd like to make a lunch bok and a school organizer :)
chiaretta.1987@hotmail.it

isabel f. said...

Flower Fields please :))
I will do a quilt!!

Mary Jane Link said...

These fabrics are so cute but I would love to win the "Flower Fields" collection and make some pillows for the little ones in our life, thanks for the chance to do this and put some smiles on their faces!

melanie said...

Grassland! I'd make dresses for my two girls & maybe a few patches for my two boys too :)

Janie said...

Grassland would be my choice. I would make a quillow for a grand child. Both bundles are beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Francine Benoit said...

I would love the Grassland colorway. My grandson needs a quilt as he is now old enough to have a "big" bed. Thanks!

Joy said...

Impossible decision! All would make beautiful gifts for my granddaughter

Joy said...

Impossible decision! All so pretty and perfect for granddaughter

mjharcus said...

Both collections are beautiful! If I had to choose, it would be flower fields because it would be a fun print for little dresses, totes, bibs, or just about anything for a little kid. Thanks so much for the chance to win some : )

Judy B said...

I love the Grasslands fabric! It would be fun fabric to make a baby quilt and I also love the cute children's patches. Thanks for the chance.

Elizabeth Campbell said...

I love them both, but I think Grassland might be my favorite. Such beautiful prints! I'd make something for my girls, although I'm not quite sure what, yet.

Brittany Yoder said...

I love them both, but the Flower Fields is calling out to me. I can see sweet little clothes for my daughter in those lovely prints.

Quiltalicious said...

Like both color stories but I think Grassland resonates more with me... Not sure what I'd do with it.. probably something in the 'nine-patch pizazz' sort of look. Would love to work with it, but don't want to cut it up too much! :)

Anonymous said...

I love both, but I would choose Grasslands. I would love to sew something nice for my babyboy with it. Greetings from Austria
Elli.bauer@gmx.at