Woo hoo! It’s Week 3 of the Typecast of Characters Blog Tour! We’re half way through the alphabet and this week’s projects included pillows and a bag. Check out what Kim, Yvonne, Karen, and Kristy made with my latest English Paper Piecing pattern, Typecast. Be sure to read all the way to the end to enter for a chance to win a Wool Ironing Mat, sponsored by Precision Quilting Tools.
Did you miss Week 1 projects (featuring A, B, C and D) or Week 2 projects (featuring E, F, G and H)? Click the links and get caught up!
I is for I Love You
I was so excited when Kim Soper of Leland Ave Studios said she would join the Typecast of Characters blog tour and make a letter even though she has never English Paper Pieced (EPP) before. Her adorable pillow combines EPP (for the “I”) and Liberty of London inspired embroidery (for the “love you”). Side note: she used a beautiful Liberty print for the letter. Head on over to Kim’s blog—she walks you through her process and gives some great EPP tips.
J is for Joyful
Yvonne Fuchs, Quilting Jetgirl incorporated her J block into this jubilant bag for her niece (her last name starts with J). Head on over to Yvonne’s blog to get more photos and all of the details.
K is for Lady K
Karen OConnor, of Lady K Quilts, knocked it out of the park, incorporating her Typecast letter K block with other blocks pieced on her machine to make this super cute and kitschy pillow. I also love how she decorates her home with pillows and projects she made. Who wouldn’t want a big elephant (pattern by Violet Craft) over their shoulder?
L is for Laughter, Love, Life and (St.) Louis
I’m loving the L block Kristy Daum, of St. Louis Folk Victorian, made using Typecast. Her red and white fabric selection as well as her photo styling is perfect. I can’t wait to see what Kristy decides to make with her block!
the tour and giveaways continue…
TYPECAST OF CHARACTERS BLOG TOUR hosted by Whole Circle Studio:
• Wednesday, March 27: Tour Introduction by Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 1 — A: Kate Brennan of Aurifil
• Tuesday, April 2 — B: Mathew Bourdreaux of Mister Domestic
• Wednesday, April 3 — C: Tara Curtis of Wefty Needle
• Thursday, April 4— D: Leah Day of Free Motion Quilting Project
• Friday, April 5 — Week 1 Wrap Up featuring A-D and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 8 — E: Erin Bay of Paper Pieces
• Tuesday, April 9 — F: Sylvia Schaefer of Flying Parrot Quilts
• Wednesday, April 10 — G: Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce
• Thursday, April 11— H: Hilary Jordan of By Hilary Jordan
• Friday, April 12 — Week 2 Wrap Up featuring E-H and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 15 — I: Kim Soper of Leland Ave Studios
• Tuesday, April 16 — J: Yvonne Fuchs of Quilting Jetgirl
• Wednesday, April 17 — K: Karen O’Connor of Lady K Quilts
• Thursday, April 18 — L: Kristy Daum of St. Louis Folk Victorian
• Friday, April 19 — Week 3 Wrap Up featuring I-L and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 22 — M: Molli Sparkles of Molli Sparkles
• Tuesday, April 23 — N: Nicole Daksiewicz of Modern Handcraft
• Wednesday, April 24 — O: Scott Hansen of Blue Nickel Studios
• Thursday, April 25 — P: Pat Sloan of Pat Sloan
• Friday, April 26 — Week 4 Wrap Up featuring M-P and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, April 29 — Q: Joanna Marsh of Kustom Kwilts
• Monday, April 29 — Q: Lindsay Széchényi of Lindsay Széchényi (and Patchwork Threads)
• Tuesday, April 30 — R: Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop
• Wednesday, May 1 — S: Sarah Thomas of Sariditty
• Thursday, May 2 — T: Rachel Rossi of Rachel Rossi
• Friday, May 3— Week 5 Wrap Up featuring Q-T and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, May 6 — U: Kitty Wilkin of Night Quilter
• Tuesday, May 7 — V: Jenn McMillan of Fabric, Ink
• Wednesday, May 8 — W: Jenny Meeker of Bobbin Roulette Studio
• Thursday, May 9 — X: Stephanie Kendron of Modern Sewciety
• Friday, May 10 — Week 6 Wrap Up featuring U-X and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
• Monday, May 13 — Y: Debby Brown of Debby Brown Quilts
• Tuesday, May 14 — Z: Nisha Bouri and Kim Martucci of Brimfield Awakening
• Wednesday, May 15 — Week 7 Wrap Up featuring Y-Z, Tour closeout and GIVEAWAY at Whole Circle Studio
Pick up your Typecast Guide and Paper Pack and make something great with us!
… and now, for the GIVEAWAY!
I’ve been using a Wool Pressing Mat with my iron for a little over 6 months and am LOVING it. I find that my seams lay a lot flatter. (check out “4 Reasons You’ll Love Using a Wool Pressing Mat”)
Enter for your chance to win your OWN wool pressing mat (sponsored by and mailed directly from Precision Quilting Tools). Because of shipping logistics, only residents of the United States are eligible to win.
How to enter:
1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave your name and either email address/Instagram handle in the comment. (I need a way to get in touch with you if you win!)
2. In your comment, answer: What do you envision making with a Typecast letter block (i.e quilt, pillow, bag)?
You have until 8pm EST on Monday, April 22, 2019 to enter.
One lucky winner for each prize will be selected by True Random Number Generator.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: Cindy Buckley. Thank you to all who left a comment!
Good luck and go make something great,
I love your patterns and can’t wait to try out Typecast! I would first make a banner for my daughter’s upcoming wedding to hang over either the gift table or the bridal table! It would say: Jon and Kait! Thank you sew very much for the opportunity to win!
I would like to make pillows with my nieces names on them. They just started to learn how to sew/quilt. They could even help!
Will “Drama Free Zone” fit on my living room wall? I’m gonna make it fit! Woot! 🙂
I’d love to make pillows with monograms!
I would make a pillow with the letter B! My husband and I have different last names but they both start with the same letter, so things with B work for both of us.
I would make some small wall hangings with one of the many wonderful words I’ve seen on the hop, love, laughter, joy or my grandkids’ names.
I am thinking of making a bag and using the letter N.
I will make personalized baby quilts starting with grand baby #3 Joseph. Thanks Theresa
I want to make a some sort of clever quilt. I have so many ideas! When I’m done moving (and divorcing) I’m going to get right on it!
I’d make pillows, maybe an alphabet quilt!
I’d make a banner for our annual neighborhood New Year’s Eve party where we drop a chicken wire ball filled with flaming newspaper onto the deep snow in our backyard in Maine 🙂
I’d love to make a banner for my daughter’s bedroom. Thanks for sharing all the great projects. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com
I can envision making personalized tote bags as gifts. So enjoyed your talk at our guild gathering.
Typecast looks like so much fun! I’d like to make pillows for the grandkids with there initials. I know they would love them!
On my bucket list! Starting the sewing needles today!
I would use your typecast for making baby quilts. #leggy1913
I’d make a bag with my initials – LAM
What kid doesn’t love a pillow with their own initial on to!
I have enjoyed each post because I have a new granddaughter coming in 3 weeks. This is such a fresh new way for me to add monograms or initials in my work without using my embroidery arm. It has been very fun.
Would love to make a kids quilt with all the letters!
I would make a child’s alphabet quilt.
Hi Sheri. I would make an initial art piece for the back of a jean jacket.
A banner for my quilt room would be fun. Some inspirational word or phrase.
A cute pillow with my granddaughter’s name on it would be the first thing I would make.
I envision putting my initial C on a bag.
I would make a pillow!
A pillow – I love the “I love you” pillow!!!
I am very interested in making the large bag to hold my quilts and supplies. Mine would have a C on the front and maybe the back too. An alphabet quilt would be fun also.
I would love to use Typecast to make initial bolster pillows for each family member. Add a little detail of their favorite interest or color. Fun! On Instagram I am @colmurph2000
Cute projects ideas! Pondering a gift for my sister’s b-day.
These are great! I’d make some fun pillows like Karen did.
I would like to make a wallhanging. Birthday greeting or Happy Thanksgiving.
I would like to make a bench pillow for the seasons. I think it would dress up my hall bench nicely.
I want to make pillows for my grandchildren. Loving seeing all the projects.
Would make quilts for my two kids with their names on it.
Love the large letters.
I would make pillows with family members initials. I really like the K pillow this week.
Box pillows with piping, with a cute animal applique on the back: C + cat; B + bee… (I dream big ; )
I’ve always wanted to do an alphabet quilt. This just may kick start the project.
Pillows, I think!!
I’d love to make a bench pillow or two with something inspirational like Relax or Chill.
I love tote bags. I love sporting something unique and “mine.”
I want to make a banner quilt for my sewing area and a few quilts as well. Just waiting for that ‘@‘ hint hint!
I think I would like a tote bag with my initials on it.
I want to make a quilt for my nephew with his name on it, along with an appliqué animal.
Love seeing all the variations and interpretations of the letters.
I am thinking big names on the back of kids quilts
I was waiting for the M as I’m a Murphy!! Love the pouch project! The M looks great stand alone, I would make a day zippered pouch as a project take along with my M proudly on the front!
I’d make a quilt for my daughter with the words ‘PET ALL DOGS’. I love seeing the different makers work with different letters! So much talent bring shared!
I love EPP & I love what you are doing w/the alphabet! Makes names & sayings w/n reach of everyone even if they have no embroidery machine.