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Melanie Testa’s Meadowlark Blog Hop

on Jun 8, 2014 in Blog, blogging others, fabric stash | 68 comments

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HI! Welcome to the ReannaLily Designs stop on the Melanie Testa Meadowlark Blog Hop. Read through to the bottom to learn about entering to win prizes.

Let me introduce my new favorite friends:

Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

 

As you probably know, if you’ve been hopping along the blog hop, Melanie is an FIT Graduate and textile/fiber artist. Her hand-stamped, original designs are now available to everyone. Hooray! Her work has been published numerous times and she’s even been on TV. In fact, you probably already know who she is. When I was contacted to work with her line, I totally had a “fan girl” moment. The art on her website alone is pretty, inspiring and unreal at the same time. Check it out. Amazing work.

Her debut fabric line, Meadowlark, was showcased at Pittsburgh Quilt Market, spring 2014. I was lucky enough to work with the line to create samples for her booth at the big show.

Cool Palette

My projects for the booth used all cool colors from her collection. Everything matched so well and looked so great together. How great are those birds?!

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

 


First up

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

Table Runner made in the style of Hexagons Made Easy. This table runner pieced up almost all the scraps I had left from the variety of projects. Scrappy Hexagons is a great way to use up small pieces.

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

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Loads of free motion quilting on the table runner.

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

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Ghost hexagons to compliment the appliqued hexagons. Now, I don’t know if you’ll be able to see it in the next picture, but I was able to mix in selvage edges in the scrappy piecing. It is not a total selvage project, obviously, but it was pretty cool to be able to feature the designer’s name with the fabric line.

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham FabricsSecond Project

The Cube Purse. This is a popular pattern from my own company. I went ahead an made up a sample. Now, here’s something cool- one of the prizes from ReannaLily Designs and Melanie Testa on this blog hop is a fabric stack of 10″ precut squares. Well, what do ya know? the Cube Purse is made from 10″ precuts! If you win, you’ll receive the the fabric stack and an ePattern for the Cube Purse.

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

 

Bike Bag

The next project I designed and created for her booth is this very cool Bike Bag. It is barrel shaped, quilted, zips and is the perfect size for an urban commute. This pattern may or may not be on the horizon. Stay tuned.

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

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Sewing Kit

The last project created for Melanie was a Sewing Kit. It is design by Melanie and adapted by yours truly. The kit includes a boxy sewing zippered bag with 3 supply pouches. The bag itself is quilted and bound. Since it is quilted, it appears “lined” but really – it is just the back of the quilted pieces. How quick is that?

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham Fabrics

(What a weird camera angle… that bag is really about 9″ x 7″, but it looks like it is so much smaller – either that or I have King Kong hands. Thankfully, that grid will keep it all straight, regardless of crazy camera angles.)

One of my favorite parts about this Sewing Kit is the little see-through sewing pouches. I think I will add eyelets to the corners of the pouches so they can be tethered together. They were so very fast to make, too.

This may or may not be a pattern coming-soon. Stay tuned.

Melanie Testa | Meadowlark | Windham FabricsLets talk PRIZES!

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Leave a comment here to be entered to win a “fat stack” of 10″ squares from each fabric in Melly’s new Meadowlark line.? The comment can be about anything. I will need to have a way to contact you. the comments will be open until June 13th, 5p (central). I’ll draw the winner at random and shoot ya an email.

The winner will also receive an ePattern of The Cube Purse. I want you to be able to use up those 10″ squares. =)

Melly is also giving away three copies of her book Dreaming from the Journal Page. One will be given away on her blog and two winners will be chosen from the blogs with the most comments at the end of the hop.

Fire off?your?comments and tell your friends. One comment entry per person please.

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Please also visit these other great blogs for more inspiring projects and chances to win:

Melly -?June 2?http://melanietesta.com/blog/
Vivien Zepf -?June 2?http://www.sevenpinesdesigns.blogspot.com/
Chrissie D -?June 3?http://www.madebychrissied.blogspot.com/
Sue Bleiweiss -?June 4??http://www.suebleiweiss.com/blog
Leslie Tucker Jenison -?June 5?http://leslietuckerjenison.blogspot.com
Jamie Fingal -?June 6?http://JamieFingalDesigns.blogspot.com/
Lyric Kinard -?June 7?http://lyrickinard.com/blog/
Jen Eskridge- You Are Here-?June 8?http://www.reannalilydesigns.com
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun -?June 8??http://melanietesta.com/blog/?(guest post)
Stephanie Forsyth -?June 9?http://thefibernation.blogspot.com/
Victoria Findlay Wolfe -?June 10?http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com
Teri Lucas -?June 11?http://terificreations.wordpress.com/
Scott Hansen -?June 12?http://bluenickelstudios.com
Helen Eckard -?June 12??http://melanietesta.com/blog/? (guest post)

 

See you back here on June 13th.

 

 

 

 

    68 Comments

  1. Adorable projects, you went overboard on the inspiration. I think I want to make them all.

    Jean

    June 8, 2014

  2. Cute cube bag, looks good to hold quilting supplies while working on a project.

    Quilting Tangent

    June 8, 2014

  3. I really would love that bike bag pattern. I would be wonderful to use on my cruises around my small town. Thanks for the chance to win this great fabric line. Have a great day

    Julie Craven

    June 8, 2014

  4. Win or not I shall have to have that bag pattern – it looks great! Love all your projects and thank you for sharing.

    Lin Tarrant

    June 8, 2014

  5. All of your projects are great, but I really like your seeing bag. The cube bag would be great to have too. All of the fabrics are pretty and the circles caught my eye first, but the more I see of this collection, the more I like the leaves print. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

    Cecilia

    June 8, 2014

  6. I just love all of your projects – especially the Cube Purse. Thanks!

    Delaine

    June 8, 2014

  7. These projects are great! I especially like the table runner with free-floating hexes! Melly’s lovely line lends itself to just about any creation one can dream up!

    Kathy Heacock

    June 8, 2014

  8. I love that runner, especially the hexegon that looks like it’s gotten a bit taken out of in, with the blue matching the background! Thanks!

    Sarah

    June 8, 2014

  9. Fabulous colors and designs. Hope I win them

    Janet Wright

    June 8, 2014

  10. Awesome projects and the fabrics you chose are great! I love the colours and patterns in this line, they are so pretty!!! Crossing my fingers to get chosen to win some and I’d really like that pattern too!!

    Michele Timms

    June 8, 2014

  11. I love her fabrics and the projects you have done. Sewing kits are one of my favourites. I think the cube bag would make a nice knitting pouch too.

    Holly

    June 8, 2014

  12. I love the cube purse! And beautiful fabrics!

    Allison Evrard

    June 8, 2014

  13. I love your scrappy hexagon runner, what a great way to use scraps. This fabric line is so stunning!

    Becky

    June 8, 2014

  14. Sew many great projects. The cube bag is very intriguing. Like the sewing bag too.

    Vicki H

    June 8, 2014

  15. Love the fabrics in the collection. The projects are all too cute.

    Sandy K

    June 8, 2014

  16. Love these projects. Great for the beautiful prints in the collection. How great is this hop with all these ideas and sych fabric!

    Denise Spillane

    June 8, 2014

  17. Love Melly’s fabrics ! Thank you for so many ideas using them !

    Linda B

    June 8, 2014

  18. I LOVE those birds!!

    Janet

    June 8, 2014

  19. What a great line – I love the birds and the dots!!

    Gill

    June 8, 2014

  20. Love the pieces you created with Melanie’s beautiful fabrics! I would love to make several of them with these fabrics 🙂

    Jody

    June 8, 2014

  21. the fabric is beautiful

    John Hutchens

    June 8, 2014

  22. So fun to see all the different interpretations of Melly’s fabrics…I am really fond of the sewing pouch..and the hexagon runner utilizing small scraps of fabrics!

    Susan Dunne-Lederhaas

    June 8, 2014

  23. What wonderful and unusual projects!! I’d love to win this giveaway, for the fabrics as well as your pattern! In fact, I’m bookmarking this site so I can find it again and browse your projects and patterns. Thanks!

    Carol C

    June 8, 2014

  24. Your samples for Melanie’s booth are over-the-top amazing! You used the fabric in inventive ways that really highlight Melanie’s new fabric line. Bravo! I loved your complimentary intro about her. She is, indeed, a super talent in the fiber art world!

    Barbara Fox

    June 8, 2014

  25. Great fabrics!

    Momine

    June 8, 2014

  26. I lov all that has been done with Melanie’s fabric meadowlark,,,,,hexies,table runners ,,,can’t wait to visit
    The rest of the blog hops,,,,,,

    Sue

    June 8, 2014

  27. Wow! You created so many neat project for Melanie. I am in love with the cube bag and the table runner. If I get the bright yellow bike I have requested for my 60+ birthday, a bike bag in Melly’s fabrics would be so pretty. But my most favorite is the sewing bag. That I can see me making a bunch of so that I am not hunting for my tiny sewing box when I rush out the door. One for the car, TV room, studio, and in case I loose the other 3. 🙂 Thanks for a bounty of inspiration!

    Jeannie

    June 8, 2014

  28. Great projects.
    I like the sewing kit and cube bag best.

    Diann Cornell

    June 8, 2014

  29. you did a fantastic job on all your projects! but the purse is my favorite. thank you so much for sharing and inspiring. babscorbitt at gmail dot com

    barbara corbitt

    June 8, 2014

  30. You made great samples! I love the cube purse! Thanks for a chance to win this beautiful fabric!

    Anne-Marie B.

    June 8, 2014

  31. I love all of your projects and I like the idea of using it for purses and a bike bag.

    Debbie

    Debbie St.Germain

    June 8, 2014

  32. Every project you made is great in that wonderful fabric!

    Jennifer Scantlebury Vienneau

    June 8, 2014

  33. I love your projects, especially that wonderful purse. The design is beautiful and it shows off this beautiful fabric so well. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!

    Pam S

    June 8, 2014

  34. Gorgeous fabrics and very cute projects, I especially love the cube bag. Thanks for a chance to win

    Jane Howie

    June 8, 2014

  35. This fabric is awesome! I love your cube purse!

    Nicole Sender

    June 8, 2014

  36. I would love to win some Meadowlark Fabric!

    Sharon Gorberg

    June 9, 2014

  37. Love the hexies. This fabric is so versatile, so beautiful.

    Sandy

    June 9, 2014

  38. Melly’s fabric line is awesome! The blog hop is so inspiring…so many different things to make!! Love all of your projects!

    Rhonda Davis

    June 9, 2014

  39. Love the fabric line. Your cube purse is very interesting, hope I win so I can make it. The sewing kit is also neat.

    Loretta Bedia

    June 9, 2014

  40. I love Melly’s fabrics and I love your projects too!

    Milena

    June 9, 2014

  41. This is such a dramatic fabric: both modern, in its colour choice, and traditional with flora and fauna subjects. I love the bag and sewing box you made from it. The more I see this fabric, the more I’m looking forward to working with it.

    Marly

    June 10, 2014

  42. Melanie’s fabric does look SO fun! I look forward to using some to make the cute Cube Purse. Thanks for sharing.

    Elizabeth

    June 10, 2014

  43. Your projects are great! The fabric is so interesting!

    patty

    June 10, 2014

  44. Gorgeous fabric.

    Mary on Lake Pulaski

    June 10, 2014

  45. I would love to win that gorgeous fabric

    Ruth Paul

    June 10, 2014

  46. Friday the 13th…a lucky day for some ! I would very much like to win a stack of Melanie’s beautiful fabric, Thank you Jen !

    Vickie

    June 10, 2014

  47. Fabric and a free pattern on Friday the 13th? What could be more fun? Thank you for the chance to win.

    Nathalie

    June 10, 2014

  48. I love what you did with those beautiful fabrics. Keeping my fingers crossed

    Margaret Schindler

    June 10, 2014

  49. My favorite of your projects is the table runner. Love the ghostly hexies quilted right in!

    Julie in WA

    June 10, 2014

  50. That cube purse looks cool! Melly’s fabric would be perfect for that!

    Lisa

    June 10, 2014

  51. I love the new fabric designs! And I especially love the Bike Bag…would love a pattern for that. Thank you for the give away!
    Carol Sloan

    Carol Sloan

    June 11, 2014

  52. Oooh, what fun/joyful fabric. It is very fun to see what everyone has made with Melanie’s delicious fabric!

    Diane Beirwagen

    June 11, 2014

  53. Very cool fabric and such interesting projects!

    Charlotta Norby

    June 11, 2014

  54. These patterns are way cool! I already have Melanie’s Book and love it, some fabric to go with would be great! Thanks!

    Kat Scott

    June 11, 2014

  55. Love the fabric!

    Kat Scott

    June 11, 2014

  56. Great projects…you’ve been busy!

    Deborah M

    June 11, 2014

  57. LOVE this fabric line, very cool designs and colorways. 😀

    Ann Hudson

    June 11, 2014

  58. Wow! I would love to win the eCube pattern. Your hexi table runner is amazing. love these fabrics more and more with each new blogger!!!

    Carolyn

    June 12, 2014

  59. I love the bird prints. I can’t resist birds.

    melissa

    June 12, 2014

  60. Love her fabrics! So bright and cheery!

    CathyG

    June 12, 2014

  61. Such lovely projects!

    Lisa Marie

    June 12, 2014

  62. Love those birds! Great fabric!

    Ashley

    June 12, 2014

  63. Love Mellie’s new fabric line. The projects posted on your blog are fun. I do like ALL of them! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Maeve Binder

    June 12, 2014

  64. The more projects I see the more I like this fabric! Very inspirational. Thanks for the opportunity! notwendy gmail

    Kelly Wilson

    June 13, 2014

  65. Hello, I wanted to put in my humble request that you do a pattern for the lovely sewing Kit you made with Melanie’s new fabric line. I love it!!! Please let me know if you make a pattern :)!!!

    Carolyn

    June 25, 2014

  66. Utterly fantastic, incredible collection of fabric. Congrats!

    Cindy Oravecz

    January 12, 2015

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