Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Clamshell Dilly Bags from "Quilting on the go...English Paper Piecing" *Giveaway Alert*


Welcome, today is one of my days on the book tour for my new book

"Quilting on the Go ... English Paper Piecing"

and I am excited to share with you my two versions of the

"Strawberries and Cream Clamshell Dilly Bag"




The original was made in soft pinks and white with a touch of bold red, easy to see why I called it "Strawberries and Cream ..."

My new version that I have made is more a "Blueberries" inspired version.


For this one I have chosen to use the new range "Bloomsbury" from Franny and Jane for Moda.
This range is set for release in September in the US.

 

I instantly fell in love with the blue and pops of coral. I tried to tell myself that I wouldn't do any fussy cutting this time but some of the charm squares had perfectly placed/cut prints that they just had to be. :)








I can't pick a favourite. I love both versions :)


Sadly, and despite all my best efforts in the editing process 
there is an error in the lining instructions for this project. 
You can find the correction HERE
The error has been corrected for future reprints.  xx



**GIVEAWAY ALERT **

Would you like to win your own signed copy of my new book?

To go into the random draw please leave a comment on this post, maybe telling me what fabric you would use.  The winner will be announced at the end of the Book Tour on August 15. 

There will be multiple chances to enter, just look for the Giveaway alert at the bottom of my Book Tour Posts.

Open Internationally.

Good luck and Thank you for stopping by.



Hoary Stitching,
Sharon x

86 comments :

  1. Wow.. it would be GREAT to win your new book. I would have to use my favourite fabric. Tilda. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  2. Hi SHaron I love this bag , it will be my next project , I will make mine with French General fabrics , I would love to win a signed copy of this gorgeous book ��

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  3. You seriously can't ask for a favorite fabric, it's like asking which one is your favorite child! I do like the look of Rosalie Decker's new line that keeps popping up in my instergram feed. Also I've been waiting patiently for your book since AQC.

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  4. Brights, I would be checking out my stash. Great giveaway. Congratulations on your book. It's on my birthday wish list.

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  5. Liberty fabrics of course! Thanks for the giveaway. Ive always loved paper piecing.

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  6. I love that bag! I would likely use either cotton and steel fabric or some of the fun Japanese fabrics I have stashed.

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  7. This is such a cute project! I've always wanted to sew clam shells and EPP seems perfect for it. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats on the book!

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  8. I would love to make this for an elderly cat loving friend using Tula Pink's Tabby Road range.

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  9. Love the strawberries and cream. I'd use Jodie Carlton grey Rockpool fabric for the top and reds and pinks from the material I'm using for my first epp, Southern Aurora!
    Ann Reynolds

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  10. Hi Sharon I would love a chance to win a copy of your new book.Congratulations.The fabric I would use from my stash is Tilda bumble bee range

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  11. Thank you so much for the chance to win a signed copy of your lovely book. Fingers crossed!

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  12. Oh wow I would love a chance to win. I would use little ruby as my fabric choice.

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  13. I have lots of fabric from Hawaii and would use a selection of those pieces, maybe even my rare batik remnants from Blue Ginger. Thx for the give away!

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  14. I would love to use brights...fussy cut of course.

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  15. Both of your bags are beautiful!! And I have some lovely Tilda (Circus)fabric that would look lovely in a Dilly Bag!! Hugs, H

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  16. Love the bag and I would love to make it in blue fabrics. I always made things in red (my favorite colour), but now I have started to LOVE blue. And are waiting for a big order of BLUE fabrics. So BLUE is my new favorite colour.

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  17. These are so gorgeous Sharon. I love your Bloomsbury one so much I think I'd just totally copy it. Congratulations on your beautiful book

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  18. Love both your bags. I would like to make it in Tilda fabric.
    Congrats on you new book.

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  19. Looking forward to seeing what other treasures are in store from your new book :) I would use some lovely teal fabrics from Lori Holt's Calico Days line. Of course i would have to make two because my daughter would want one. Hope you are keeping warm. It's freezing here in the Southern Highlands of NSW.

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  20. Gosh, these are both beautiful. I think I would use my sparky essex linen and my precious Liberty fabrics. Thanks for the chance, I love all your EPP projects.

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  21. I love your bag. I would make mine with Flower sugar fabrics. Thanks for the opportunity to win your book.Bev

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  22. I would love a copy of your book and I'm sure I could find a charm pack in the stash to make your gorgeous bag for a friend - maybe roses. Thank you and congrats! ��

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  23. Oh wow, I just love your new book and would be happy to win a signed copy!!
    I'd use French General or Minick and Simpson paisley collection for the clamshells (always wanted to try them).
    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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  24. Clamshells are just perfect on a round Drawstring Bag! Most colors and most fabrics would be great, but while I wait for Moda to release this collection, Rifle Paper Company's Wonderland will be amazing especially for fussy cutting! Keeping my fingers and toes crossed!

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  25. Civil war reproduction or Tilda fabrics, both have my attention at present.

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  26. Civil war reproduction or Tilda fabrics, both have my attention at present.

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  27. Thank you for the chance to win a signed copy of your book. Your dilly bags are both gorgeous. My version would be in Bonnie & Camille fabrics. My collection includes pieces from Marmalade, Ruby, Little Ruby, Daysail & Vintage Picnic. It would look so pretty in anything though...

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  28. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your lovely new book. I have a small stash of Alice in Wonderland fabric that would be perfect for the dilly bag!

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  29. Oh they are both so sweet!! I'd make it in scraps because I have so many. But perhaps in rainbow order.... congrats on your book!

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  30. I love the red, white and rose version! It's my favourite!

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  31. I would love to win a copy of your new book. I have a small stash of random Figtree fabric that would be perfect for this bag.

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  32. Congratulations on the new book - it looks fabulous! I'd use the Alison Glass sun print 2017 on a dark background for a dilly bag - it would look great.

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  33. I would use cotton and steel rifle paper fabric and Essex linen.!!

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  34. I think it would look awesome in Tokyo Milk fabric!

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  35. I have some new Tula Pink fabric that would be super cute.

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  36. I would use a dark background and some of my bright scraps.

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  37. Would love to win!! I'm new to EPP and love it. Not sure what fabric yet, maybe kaffe fassett

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  38. I would use a fabric with a large modern floral print.

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  39. I would use V and Co ombré fabric... I think it would look awesome with the clamshells! Thank you for a chance to win your book! <3

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  40. I have some Indigo Blue charm packs I would use.

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  41. The bags are so cute and I've never tried EPP. I would look for similar blue/coral combination.

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  42. These bags are so cute!! I love the "blueberries" inspired one!! These would be great with any fabric choice, I think!! ❤️

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  43. I have no idea which fabric I would use, but I love this bag! I would be ecstatic over a signed copy of your book!

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  44. Awesome. I believe that people will be able to have some awesome things following your giveaway offer and will be able to take their best part.
    Emma Charlotte | TheAcademicPapers.co.uk

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  45. Sharon, this book and projects are adorable. I would use linen as my base and then my scraps

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  46. Oranges with some green to remind me of the nasturtiums my mum loved so much. She taught me to sew and it keeps me feeling connected to her now that she's gone.

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  47. These bags are beautiful! The new book looks amazing also, congrats! I would definitely use some pretty Sevenberry florals for one of these bags!

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  48. This book looks amazing! I think this bag would be perfect in some Christmas fabric - maybe by French General

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  49. I would love to have this book! I think I would try it in brown and blue. Thx for the chance to win a copy.
    Mary

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  50. Such adorable bags!! I especially love the Bloomsbury one, so I think I'd have to make my bag with that. Bonnie and Camille fabrics would work well, too. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. These bags are amazing! I would probably make one with cute Christmas prints💞

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  52. I love love this book and have been wanting it so thanks for the opportunity to win it. I think I would use an Alison glass pack I just purchased.

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  53. I would fussy cut the bees in Maureen Cracknell's garden dreamer print and use that.

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  54. Would love to win...and would likely use one of the charm packs I've been hoarding and not sure what to do with. I'm thinking Avalon--can't remember the manufacturer. Indigo and white...

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  55. What a gorgeous bag. I can see this made up in some fun Tula Pink or sweet Amy Sinibaldi prints. I think anything would work. Glad I found your site. Looks like some great patterns and projects.

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  56. Darling bag! I would fussy cut clamshells with Atsuko Matsuzaka fabrics.

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  57. Darling bag! I would fussy cut clamshells with Atsuko Matsuzaka fabrics.

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  58. Loverly little dilly bag! I'm a sucker for batiks or anything purple...

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  59. I would make a blue bag for my grandson! Your bags are beautiful!

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  60. Soon cute. I'd love to win this book. Really haven't done much EPP, but want to. On my list.

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  61. Lovely bag. Have some Kate Spain Terrian I have been saving and it would be perfect for this bag.

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  62. These are such cute bags! I can't wait for the book to come out!

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  63. They are both so wonderful!! I would use some of the soft yellows in Fig Tree prints I've been hording!!! Thanks for the chance to win your awesome book!

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  64. hi, I like both versions and I´d like to win a book. I´d use some reproductions from the 30th.

    happy quilting
    Angelika

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  65. I would love to win your book! These bags are beautiful and would make lovely gifts. I would make mine in Maureen Cracknell's Soulful fabric

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  66. This looks perfect for scraps! I have some Kaffe Fassett scraps that would be beautiful for this.

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  67. HI,I would love a chance to win a copy of your new book!Congratulations!
    My fabric choice would be Tilda "Bumble Bee"!THANKS!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  68. Those bags are SO CUTE !!! I think I'm also in love with that Bloomsbury fabric to make one of those bags !! Would love to win your book !!!

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  69. Well I am not any help as both are beautiful colours so yes I see why you are struggling to decide.......
    As anothe epp adduct I an sure I would be whipping up some of these projects pretty quickly...... Once again congrats on your book...

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  70. I would probably make a purples bag with my stash of favorite purple fabrics. What a cute bag! K- lkw2x6-apq@yahoo.com

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  71. Both bags are gorgeous, Sharon. I would make one like yours with red fabrics.

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  72. I'd probably use my stash for most of the projects you're highlighting. I've got some Flower Sugar that would be amazing.

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  73. Beautiful bags! I have a collection of Bonnie and Camille fabrics that I would use. Thank you for the chance to win this lovely book.

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  74. I love the bags, and the book. I think mine would be made from my collections of scraps.

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  75. I can't pick a favourite either (I must get some paper clamshells to make this) and if by chance I'm fortunate enough to win the book - please pass on to someone else as I already have my copy!! Thanks.

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  76. I would use some bee themed fabric from my stash.

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  77. I might use Amy Simbaldi's latest line from AGF called Tiny House(?).

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  78. I have some 30's scraps that would be perfect.

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  79. What a lovely little bag. I prefer the strawberry and cream version. Maybe with a little hint of turquise :o)

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  80. I would use my green scrap box, or may be the X-mas box to sew some early presents in the heat of the summer :-)

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  81. Those are both adorable! Personally, I would love to make mine with that Bloomsbury fabric line. I am in love with those colors!!! I can't wait to check out your book too. Congratulations!

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  82. Congratulations on your book....Looks like its alot of fun.

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  83. Your book looks interesting. I think I would make this with my green fabrics. I have some clamshell papers waiting...

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  84. I think this would look beautiful in solids. I'd love all shades of beachy blues with pops of orange and green! Thanks for the chance to win- I love your work!

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  85. I love both bags too! I would make my bag out of my very favorite fabric collection: Art Gallery's Paperie! I've got a small stash of it saved away for the perfect project...this may be it!

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