Tuesday, September 15, 2015

sweet tweets coaster


Have you seen Erin's new book Sweet Tweets: Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds ? It's full of incredibly adorable, quick to make patchwork projects.


I chose to make Rainy Day Bird Coaster and I could not be happier with how it turned out. I'm so in love with this combination of some of my very favorite Cotton and Steel fabrics, Essex linen, little patchwork pieces, and chunky hand stitches. Plus, look at that little birdie holding an umbrella. Beyond adorable!

At first I was not so sure about raw edge applique Erin teaches so well in her book. I'm not very good with free motion quilting so I worried I'd completely mess up my coaster. You know what though? The wonkiness of the the stitches actually adds to the charm of these projects. In my humble opinion :).

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Would you like to win your very own electronic copy of this beautiful book full of charming projects? If so, leave a comment below and I'll choose a winner on Thursday (Sep. 17th).

This giveaway is open worldwide.

The winner is Christine S. Congratulations!!!

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Hope you'll enjoy the rest of the blog hop. Svetlana
Tuesday, September 8 - Erin (Introduction post) Why Not Sew?
Wednesday, September 9 - Heidi Fabric Mutt
Thursday, September 10 - Debbie A Quilter's Table
Friday, September 11 - No Post
Saturday, September 12 - Jacque Brown Dog Prims 
Monday, September 14 - Amy nanaCompany 
Tuesday, September 15 - Svetlana s.o.t.a.k handmade 
Wednesday, September 16 - Renee Sewn With Grace

Thursday, September 17 - Martingale Stitch This! The Martingale Blog

Friday, September 18 - Heather Vintage Grey Handmade
Saturday, September 19 - Clara and Jennie Clover & Violet
Monday, September 21 - Amanda Jean Crazy Mom Quilts
Tuesday, September 22 - Cindy Live a Colorful Life
Wednesday, September 23 - Carla Grace and Favour
Thursday, September 24 - Mary Molly Flanders
Friday, September 25 - No Post
Saturday, September 26 - Erin, Big Giveaway Post!!! Why Not Sew?


131 comments:

  1. So inspirational and cute. Love the coaster.

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  2. Too cute. Love the whole idea of birds with umbrellas!

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  3. Yes I would love a copy of that adorable book! Thanks for the chance.
    joyecox@yahoo.com

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  4. Love the coaster. I would love the book! I hope I win!

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  5. Sorry, I forgot to include my email!

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  6. This books looks like it is full of sweet inspirational projects. I love your coaster.

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  7. Would love to win this book. It looks adorable!

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  8. This turned out darling! I'm not in the running for a free copy of the book, since I'm in the bloghop too, but love your little project. And I agree - that sketch stitching is much more doable that it would seem - and the wobbles just make it better!

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  9. Ack! The back is just as cute as the front. I'm not good at free motion either so this would maybe get me practicing!:)
    btw....I just saw your post about pattern tester...I would love to still be on your list!:)

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  10. I love those little birds! And I agree, the wonkiness of the stitching adds rather than detracts from the overall design. I love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the chance!

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  11. Such a cute coaster....I'd love to win this book!

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  12. What a cute book and coaster! I'd love to see the other projects in this book.

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  13. That looks a great book. It would be lovely to win your Giveaway.

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  14. Your coaster looks wonderful. Love the stitching you did.

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  15. I really adore Erin's sewing and yours too! xxx

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  16. Your coaster is super cute! This looks like a book full of adorable projects, thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

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  17. You did a great job! That little birdie is very cute. I need to take a look at this book. :)

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  18. Svetlanko, Tva nova podlozka je uzasne roztomila! Moc se Ti povedla :) J.

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  19. Love the coaster! And the bird is so sweet:)

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  20. I saw this come by in my RSS feed and actually said aloud, "Oh my gosh! I have to make this!" So cute!

    You did a great job!

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  21. Thank YOU so much, what a great and cute giveaway!

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  22. I would love to win this book! Her projects are so cute!

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  23. So nice! And the little bird is so sweet
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  24. So many great projects; I would love to win a copy of the book!

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  25. You did a great job. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

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  26. That little bird is so cute! I love that is holding his own little umbrella!

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  27. Love those coasters, they would make a nice gift! Love your choice of fabrics also!

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  28. I think I've seen the project on the cover of the book on Pinterest before! I didn't know it was part of a collection of cute little bird projects! :) Your little coaster is adorable, such a cute bird with its own wee umbrella!

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  29. So sweet and lovely!
    Hugs Martina

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  30. I love your coaster....sooo cute!! I love birds and the projects in this book look so adorable!

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  31. Very nice coaster. I like colours you choose! I dream to learn freemotion technic.

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  32. Cute! I need to make one of these.

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  33. I have always wanted to learn to do this. What a great giveaway!

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  34. Looks like a fun project. Always interested in a new technique.

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  35. This is so cute! Love the patchwork too

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  36. Your coaster is Adorable!! I just love those lil' birds!! This book was on my Wish List before this Hop...now it has become a NEEEEEDED book!! giggle.... Thank you for chane to win your Drawing! :)

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  37. Great project, really cute! Congrats

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  38. Great project, really cute! Congrats

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  39. A little birdie told me about this giveaway. Sweet,sweet, tweet,tweet.

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  40. I love this book and that darling little birdie with the umbrella. Thank you for the chance to win this book. If I don't win, I just might have to buy it.

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  41. That is just the Cutest little Birdie.... Great Job. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. oh my! Super cute!! Now I gotta have that book and do some of those!

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  43. So sweet.. thank you for the chance!

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  44. Very adorable. I don't tend to do applique or hand stitching but I'd definitely like to make some of those coasters. thank you for the opportunity. Melanie

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  45. Oh my that little bird is the sweetest thing. I love the rainy day coaster. Well done with the free motion stitching it looks charming. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely book.

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  46. Your little birdie is so super cute! Love it!

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  47. Love the design. So simple but very endearing.

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  48. Very cute, maybe I'd add this to the bottom of a baby quilt I need to make, thanks for the chance

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  49. Love that little bird. This looks like such a fun book to have. Thanks!

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  50. Love this kind of crafting!! Your little bird is pretty cute!

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  51. How adorable.....thanks for the chance to win the book.
    Sue
    sue52g(at)gmail(dot)com

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  52. Very cute. It's too bad that we are all so hard on ourselves about how well we do things eg FMQ. Good for you for trying it out and seeing how sweet your project is just the way it is!

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  53. Now how cute is a bird with an umbrella? Very, very cute!!!

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  54. What a cutie! Yes I would love the chance to win an electronic copy please.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

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  55. Looks so neat. Just sweet simplicity. Thanks for the chance.

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  56. That is such a cute coaster! Would love to win the book!

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  57. Ooh...pretty. I can already imagine these on all sorts of things - will be ideal projects for gift giving.

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  58. Love, love your coaster. So cute.

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  59. The coaster is adorable!
    hijoffe@gmail.com

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  60. I love anything to do with birds and these whimsical tweeties really catch my fancy.
    Your coaster is so cute and I'd love to try making all the projects in this fun book.
    Thank you for offering a giveaway!

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  61. Super cute project! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  62. I'd love a copy of Sweet Tweets! I'm new to sewing and would love to have the book to help me along on my quilt journey!

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  63. Sweet little bird, rainy day & charming patchwork = Divine project!

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  64. OH yes...beyond adorable. I will have to try the raw edge free motion embroidery!! Thanks for the change to play with Erin's Sweet Tweets!!

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  65. That is the cutest : ) bird coster ever. Thanks for a chance to win this book. Looks adorable.

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  66. Your rainy day bird coaster looks great!

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  67. Thanks for introducing me to this book. It looks great and I love anything with birds. And, of course, a giveaway is always good news.

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  68. I love your sweet little bird and umbrella. Winning this book would be awesome.

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  69. Such a cute project! I take my chance :-)
    Best regards,
    Kathrin

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  70. The bird coaster is really cute and the little squares on top of it are up to my alley.

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  71. The bird coaster is really cute and the little squares on top of it are up to my alley.

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  72. you have done a fantastic job-super cute coaster!

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  73. This looks like such a fun book!

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  74. I don't believe that book has arrived in Australia yet, but I have long admired Erin's birdies! And yours are very cute too!

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  75. Those birds are adorable. I would love to win the book. Thanks

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  76. Those birds are adorable. I would love to win the book. Thanks

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  77. I just love your little coaster with the birdie under the umbrella appliqued on it. Beautiful quilt work on it!

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  78. So gorgeous! I would LOVE to win this book, please!

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  79. Absolutely adorable - I love anything with little birds on! x

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  80. I would love to learn to stitch like this - so versatile!

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  81. What a cute coaster. I would love to win a copy of the book!

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  82. So charming! I love this kind of FMQ and yours turned out perfectly.

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  83. That is the cutest coaster ever! Love the colors and the little bird it is just perfect.

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  84. I'm loving all the cute little things I've seen from this book; I'd love to win it ~ thanks for the chance
    happy sewing ~ Tracy

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  85. I too am not confident with free motion applique but I love the look and Erin's designs are so sweet. It's so nice this give away is open to all. Thanks Karen

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  86. I am a sucker for a cute birdie!!! Excited to check out the other projects as well.
    buffyh_6 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

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  87. Very cute coaster! I would love to win a copy of the book.

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  88. That is an adorable project- great stitching! I'll be putting that book on my wish list.

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  89. These coasters are adorable! I'd love to win the book!

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  90. Sweet Treats and no calories - that's for me (or should be)!!
    shelley.stamm@gmail.com

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  91. so cute. I love the idea of using the bird with the umbrella.

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  92. Erin's designs are so unique but simple at the same time. I smile any time I see these little birdies. Love your coaster-a great quick project!

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  93. There seems to be lots of nice patterns in that book. That tweet is great!

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  94. There seems to be lots of nice patterns in that book. That tweet is great!

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  95. Love the patterns! The book looks so awesome. Thanks!

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  96. These little Birdie projects are indeed very cute.

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  97. The coaster is so cute! I'd love to win.
    bcastiel at excite dot com

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  98. This is so cute! This book is a must have for sure!

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  99. Love your cute little coaster....it made me smile!

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  100. This is the cutest little bird...and I am not just saying that because I am Mrs. Bird....LOL mumbird3@gmail.com

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  101. All the projects in this book are so cute, and they look very doable! Who wouldn't want a copy of this sweet book?! I'd love to win ! Thanks for a chance. :)

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  102. This book has so many cute projects. And they look so doable. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  103. This book looks amazing. Thanks for the chance!

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  104. What cute little projects.
    swalker287 (at) aol (dot) com

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  105. Love this book - such adorable ideas!

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  106. Such a great book! I love the designs and would love to make a quilt and pillow for my Granddaughter. Thanks for the chance.

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  107. It would be fun to win this charming book & make something for a grand-daughter! angel4u2@cox.net

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  108. Adorable is all I can say! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  109. So cute, would love to win noblequilts@bigpond.com

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  110. I've been going to make snap bags and now I know just how to embellish them, with sweet little birds.

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  111. Lovely coaster.Books looks interesting and so cute.Lovely giveaway too,thank you for the chance to win it.

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  112. Looks fantastic. I'd love to try this. Thanks for the chance to win the book.

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