Wednesday, 4 July 2012

sew ichigo

I'm sure you have all heard of Kerry and Penny, and I'm even more sure that you have at least a couple of their creations on your pinterest  boards or flickr favourites. I know I have. I think they are 2 of the most talented sewists out there, and if you're not aware of them or their blogs you really need to add them to your readers right now.

Together they've created an awesome little pattern business called sew ichigo, and Kerry generously offered me 3 sets of patterns to give away.

I am absolutely terrified of paper piecing like this, I could english paper piece all day long, but paper piecing and me do not get on well...although I am determined to overcome my ridiculous fears and make myself a cute little coffee pot block to add to a pouch.

Both Kerry and Penny have a fantastic eye for detail, and they write patterns that are incredibly straightforward and concise. I know that because paper piecing patterns usually confuse the heck out of me and theirs make it sound like I could actually get this nailed without too many tears.

If you'd like to win a set leave a comment and I'll pick 3 winners in a week.

If you are looking for the backstitch giveaway you'll find it here and the Art Gallery giveaway is here. It's giveaway central this week on the blog!!!

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

121 comments:

Clare said...

I love the food mixer! Couldn't someone cheat and just make some fabric like that?

Don't enter me for the giveaway. I'm not a paper piecing fan and don't "do" patterns.

Mrs Yoastie said...

Ooh lovely pattern. I too am a paper piecing phobic. I aim to overcome this fear though.

Sunnybec said...

me too! I use to come out in hives just thinking about it!! Until one of my friends encouraged me to just go for it. I have only made a few mug rugs but I am now starting to understand how to do it, I still get it wrong but I am not as scared as I use to be. Would love to have a go at these pattterns...though the food mixer may bring me out in hives again!! Linda

House of Pinheiro said...

Beautiful paper piercing

Celtic Thistle said...

I had never tried paper-piecing until I signed up for the Littlest Thistle's Foundation Paper Piecing for the Terrified course. I can highly recommend it, and would love to win those patterns now that I am no longer terrified :)

http://thelittlestthistlecraftshop.blogspot.com/p/foundation-paper-piecing-for-terrified.html

Hen said...

They look fab, so different from the normal patterns available. I would love to give them a try, yes please.

Pennie said...

ooh, thse could be just what I need to get over my own fear of paper piecing, and they are soooo cute - pick me, please, pick me!

Jennie P. said...

I would absolutely love to win a set of these cute patterns!

pippablue said...

I love Kerry an Penny's work an I follow their blogs. I would love to win a set of patterns!

LittleChicken said...

Ooh these are so pretty! Would love to win them :D

Martina said...

Their patterns are so cute. Love them all! Thanks so much!

Maria said...

Clever and witty patterns - I'd love to get my teeth stuck into those...thx for the chance!!

MaLora said...

Neat! Can't wait to try it out - love the mixer!!!!

Lydia said...

Wow I would love to give that mixer block a go. Looks like trouble but should be fun!

Anna Honeysett said...

I love the mixer and the kettle, so cute. Would love to win. Fingers crossed. x

Danielle said...

I love Kerry and Penny's blocks, they are super clever. This style of paper piecing high on my list of things to master!

::cupcakesandbiscuits:: said...

I'm willing to 'give it a go' (I think?!?!) what's the worse that can happen?? Tears, hair pulling, chucking my rotary cutter across the room.......

Ali x

Penny said...

I've just spent the last half hour or so checking out Sew Ichigo and Kerry and Penny's blogs. I love their patterns, would love to win a set. Do you think my Kenwood Chef would mind being dressed in a Kitchen Aid housecoat?

Sarah said...

I love these patterns, I'd make a bigger Kitchen Aid mixer block and put that in the kitchen cos there's no room & no money for a real one!!!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love these patterns and would love to make a coffee pot/tea kettle mini for my friend's studio - I think it would look great above her little kitchen area!

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Oooh yes please! I could definitely also use some help in this area :)

Gertie Pye said...

I didn't think I would like paper piecing until I tried it at FQR and once I got my head around it I do really love it! For some patterns I think there isn't a sensible way to get such an accurate and crisp result, even with careful cutting. These patterns look lovely!

mjb said...

The teapot would be fantastic for a project I have in mind!

Ashley said...

I love their patterns and have been too much of a wuss to try them

Jody said...

I love what Kerry and Penny are creating and would so welcome a chance to try out their kitchen patterns!

Beth said...

Love those. I just tried paper piecing for the first time yesterday and would love to try these.

Isisjem said...

I Love their stuff. I am the proud owner of a mug rug Kerry made me in a swap - it blows me away every time I look at it. I dunno how she parted with it. And yeah I can EPP all day long but this kind of paper piecing scares the Sh1t out of me. But I do want to master it!

hiyacinth said...

Those are the most clever designs!!!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Please enter me into the giveaway as I would love to try these out.hugs

Michele said...

The patterns are so darling. I'd love to try them.

Spoolhardy Girl said...

I have admired these for the longest time! I love paper piecing. It's like calisthenics for my little pea brain!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh I have been psyching myself up to attempt these - thanks for the chance x

Johanna said...

I love those!

kbzelazny said...

I would love to try this! Thanks for the chance!

Marg M said...

Love following their blogs on reader and they are great patterns

Allegory said...

I am determined to try these patterns at some point. Maybe with some muslin first cause I know I'm gonna mangle the hell outta the first attempt

ktru456 said...

I would love to try these patterns!

Jill said...

I *love* their patterns! though I haven't yet tried paper piecing, I figure I will some day (soon)... I've always wanted a KitchenAid mixer, but I figure I may have to settle with the fabric version. (hmm... perhaps I could incorporate it into a pouch to hold my cheepie handheld mixer.)

Sadie said...

like you I could EPP all day long, not so sure about paper piecing. Sounds like these are the patterns to start with! Please count me in :-)

Diane said...

I love paper piecing and these are so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

dolores said...

I paper-pieced a fairytale quilt for our girl...just have to think backwards! Now I'm learning the traditional EPP with you....guess I need to go check out their blogs too!:)

Anita said...

I've only dabbled in paper piecing. I really love their patterns and it would be so much to give them a try.

alobsiger said...

Ooooh, this is exciting! I love these girls' blocks. So talented! I would love to win. And I think you need a few more things to do.

Jennifer said...

I need more practice paper piecing... this would be awesome to win so that I can get better!

Angie said...

I'd really love to paper piece the Kitchen Aid Mixer.

Lynne said...

Love 'em! Those ladies could piece anything!

Anne said...

Darling blocks, who wouldn't want them?!! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm still working on my paper piecing competency. These look like such cute and detailed patterns! Thanks for the chance to win them.

Amy
amy(dash)elisabeth(at)hotmail(dot)com

Deanie said...

Would love to win a set of these, love paper piecing. deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Love these patterns. Thanks for the chance to win them. Jo Anne jbquilt43@yahoo.com

christinaree said...

I have definitely seen their work and I do have it pinned! I would love to win these patterns!

drmithome said...

Love their patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Hi Katy, as you say, scary but rather charming - I'd love to give them a go too! Thanks for the great giveaway!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Adoraria ganhar,amo este trabalho. Assustador?Nem tanto.Obrigada.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

DianeY said...

While I've never paper pieced anything that complicated looking, I'd be anxious to give these a try! They are just too cute!

Lee said...

I love paper piecing and would love to give these patterns a try! thanks!

Anonymous said...

Wow i would love to try making those!
andri_chama(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julianne K said...

What great patterns, paper piecing is challenging but fun!

heygiz00@gmail.com

memmens said...

Mmm yes please, I did Kerry's workshop at FQ retreat and have since finished a house block, I'd love to try some more designs from the clever pair - thanks

Katy Cameron said...

I love all the wee details they include, definitely above and beyond what most people would even think of, let alone attempt!

Thanks for the chance to win :o)

Laura said...

These look so cute! Paper piecing is a little intimidating to me, but I'd get over it quickly for these beautiful patterns!

Kelly said...

Oh, these are so sweet. I had my first try at hexagons yesterday, would love this for when I am ready to try something new.

Nicky said...

Oh pick me please miss katy! I so want to be able to do this! I have a fear to conquer too first maybe these patterns will help?!

Sonia said...

Ohhhh - I would love to win these. I to am a paper-piecing virgin and the coffee pot looks fab (and appropriate given my current caffeine addiction!) x

Colleen said...

I like paper piecing but it can be a challenge. Thanks for the giveaway!

Erin said...

Love, love, love. Thanks for the chance to try these patterns!

Kristen said...

PP unnerves me like mad and hearing you thought these two wonderful pattern makers made it easy makes me jump for joy.
The coffee pot is adorable. They all are.

Thanks for a chance. :D

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I love Kerry and Penny's patterns, and really enjoyed Kerry's class at the FQR. I would love to win this, but if I don't I think I'll be buying them anyway

Jenn said...

I love their work and it would be awesome to win the patterns! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Jacqui said...

I was admiring their patterns a couple weeks ago - especially the coffee pot! Thanks for the chance to make one :)

Tamie said...

I'd love to give these a try. Thanks for the chance.

Chez Roo said...

Yes please! Thanks for the giveaway!

Allison said...

oh, so cute! thanks for the giveaway! :)

k8tbug5280 said...

Those are all so cute!! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Anita said...

Very cute! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Ingrid said...

I love paper piecing and these are some of the cutest patterns ever!

Lara from Luellabella said...

I would love to win a copy of these beauties! I have just start to dip my feet into the amazing world of foundation piecing and these would make awesome appliance covers!
Very cute!

Jana said...

These are adorable. Who wouldn't love to win them. Thank you for the chance to.

Patti Shanks said...

I love paper piecing even though I'll never be great at it! love these patterns and would be thrilled to win them. Thanks!

Heidi Staples said...

Such a darling set! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Joyce said...

I too, love anything made by Kerry and drool over Penny's blog! Would love to win.

toots2u said...

yes, they definitely make amazing projects with so much detail!

Caryn said...

I would love to try something like this. Thanks for the chance.

Angela said...

They are just what I need to get me started! I love them - but haven't yet quite got up the courage to start. Thanks for the opportunity.

Ali said...

I AM terrified, but I've had those on my "hope to have the guts to make someday" wishlist for awhile now. Thank you for the giveaway!

Linda said...

I follow both ladies and they are super talented. Love this pattern. I too would make the coffee pot. Fun, fun!

Robin noteverstill said...

Paper piecing scares me, too, but I want to make that mixer pattern into a cover bad enough that I might be game enough to try it.

Tiffany said...

I'd love to try my hand at paper piecing theses!

Helen Lay said...

Never tried this before but I'd love to.

mascanlon said...

Well these are so cute I might have to PP too. I do it occasionally and it takes half the project to get back in the swing of it. Thanks for the fun gice aways Katy!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

Those are adorable. Don't know if I could do it, though. Would be interesting to try.

Cheryl said...

I don't even know the difference between EPP and regular PP...

Kay said...

I would love to have a try at the blue kettle. Thank you for offering the patterns.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Laughing Duck said...

I too love english paper piecing but these are so cute i'm willing to try it.

pajatlast said...

Adorable! Maybe with a glass of vino (or 2, or 3?) I could do this. Would love to try!

Jeana said...

Oh I am excited about this - I just printed a template to try my first machine-paper-piecing and these are so cute!

Erin said...

OH what wonderful paperpiecing patterns!! I would love to make them..I know who I would give them to also ...a dear friend...

Janie said...

I've never been able to conquer paper piecing like this, but I'd love the opportunity to try!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Janie R
lady_ponies_23 AT hotmail DOT com

ozzypip said...

I have only done a little paper piecing but I love the look of these patterns and would love to have a go at them
Philipa

trudys_person said...

I love these blocks! And don't be afraid of foundation-piecing - it opens a whole new world of blocks. I love the Kitchenaid! Thank you for the opportunity to win these patterns!

Maria said...

I love the teapot pattern! Thanks for the chance to win.

ChefSara said...

I LOVE these!

Two Wednesdays said...

They are amazing blocks - i keep wanting to try them but am afraid as it looks very tricky!

Ullhärvan said...

I'd love to win these patterns! Thanks for the chance!

teacupfaery said...

I've never tried paper piecing before (the sewing machine involving kind), but I would love to give these a try if I win.

Deb said...

I love PP and I would love to win these patterns!
Thank you-
Deb
dr392809@gmail.com

Josie McRazie said...

I Love to paper piece! I said it is like paint by number for people (like me) who can't paint... it is kind of fool proof! LOL!

Claire Jain said...

So cute! I love all of these :-) Thanks for the chance to win!

Dolores said...

Definitely would love to get these patterns!

dxx

Kirsten said...

I haven't tried paper piecing yet but I really love these patterns.

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

The mixer has got to be my favorite. I've done paper piecing before, but nothing that involved or complicated.

Kristen said...

I am a fan of both ladies and would love to try my hand at their patterns!

Lisa said...

I'm starting to feel like a giveaway chasing fool, but you are all spoiling us rotten this week. How can we resist these super cute patterns.

Good luck with whatever your stress was yesterday :)

RoseyPosey said...

Ooh, I've had my eye on that teapot pattern, so lovely!

Gunilla said...

Love them! Like you I am acated pf paperpiecing, but with these beauties I'm sure I'd get over it fast!

Mandy said...

Oh, how I'd love to win these beauties!

joanne said...

These patterns are gorgeous, I would love to win a set!!

Pippa Parsons said...

I love that due to Lynne and FQR, my love of paper piecing is back again :) The food mixer would rock big time in my kitchen

Meeke said...

Never done paper piecing, but love to try with these patterns!

cakegirl said...

I am a HUGE baker and my stand mixer is always ready on my counter. Would love to try paper piecing to make that. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Gill said...

Fab patterns!
I love the mixer!

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