Succulents Blog Hop :: David Barnhouse (you know, @crimsontavid)

@crimsontavidWhat the what!! It’s me, the Right-Handed Right Hand Man of Crimson Tate hijacking Crimson Tate’s blog for the first time ever! Brace yourselves – this is gonna be fun, gang.

When I heard the word that bestie Heather Givans was designing a fabric collection for Windham Fabrics, I knew that it was going to be a hustle and bustle, nonstop, but most of all THRILLING year for her and for Crimson Tate. I have to say that amongst all of the excitement, I feel so lucky that I got to go along for the ride. It has been such a joy to see Heather, as Quiltmaker-in-Chief and owner of Crimson Tate, work so very hard to make Succulents become a reality. Hip, hip, hooray! Three cheers for Heather!! It is BEAUTIFUL, and I am so proud of you!

Photo by Eric Lubrick

Photo by Eric Lubrick

As part of our creative community here in Indianapolis, I was stoked when Heather needed some projects sewn from Succulents to show at Quilt Market. At the time, I was knee-deep in teaching the Aeroplane Bag at the store, so I knew that I wanted to make one from Heather’s fabric! The Aeroplane Bag can be quilted to your heart’s content and serves as the perfect go-to for your carryon luggage. It can even be used to tote a smallish sewing machine! Succulents, meet Sew Sweetness.

Photo by Eric Lubrick

Photo by Eric Lubrick

IMG_3459Let me take one moment to give props to Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness, who created the Aeroplane Bag pattern. Her pattern is concise, precise, and easy to understand. It is such a fun bag to build… I’ve made more than a few and I’m ready to sew another! Thank you Sara, for the great design and instructions.

And of course, the giveaway portion of today’s show. If you’re itching for some Succulents, the cool kids at Windham will be giving away FQ bundles at every stop of the Succulents Blog Hop.  That’s 14 chances to win!  Check out all of the fantastic talents on the blog tour:

March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography
March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts }
March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare
March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio
March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate
March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn
March 22: Brooke Starnes
March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts
March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids
March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools
March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts
March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio
March 28: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
IMG_3541To be entered to win, you just need to keep following along over the next two weeks and comment on the posts.  Easy peasy. If you’re just getting started, no worries! You can still visit past blog posts and play along. Winners will be drawn at random at the end of the hop. So what are you going to make with Succulents?! Any bag patterns come to mind? Let me know – leave your comment below!

123 thoughts on “Succulents Blog Hop :: David Barnhouse (you know, @crimsontavid)

  1. Chris says:

    I adore the bag. Messenger bags would be great but I’m thinking about redoing my back porch. I love this fabric.

  2. teresa says:

    those fabrics are lovely – I think I’d like to make a tote for me. Imagine going to the farmer’s market with some succulents to show!

  3. Diane Beavers says:

    Hi David, great to meet you.
    Bucket Bag tote from Shannon @VeryShannon.
    Super tote from Anna
    Totally love All of the succulents . Heather you rock!

  4. Dana Sims says:

    Beautiful fabric! They would make a wonderful bag, but I would use them for a quilt that my daughter has been begging me to make. Thanks for the opportunity to win and congratulations on your achievement.

  5. Sue Staum says:

    Was so nice meeting you at QuiltCon! So excited to wear my Succulant tee. Love the bag- I think I need to make one of my own!

  6. Barbara says:

    Great seeing you in the store on Sunday AND seeing the fabric in person!! I’m ready to make the bag, too….and so many other things. Crimson Tate and the entire crew are so inspiring!!

  7. Jessica P. says:

    I am loving this line of fabric. I love the bag, but I am a quilter. Of course that means that I would make a quilt with this fabric if I were lucky enough to win some. I have been thinking of trying a herringbone quilt.

  8. Barbi M says:

    Love David and Heather and Crimson Tate! Always leave with a smile on my face and a project to start! Succulents is such a beautiful fabric, for quilting, clothing or home dec!!!

  9. Elizabeth Bolton says:

    I am all over the Vivian Traveler bag by Swoon Patterns, and I’d love to use some of this fabric for that bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Kathleen says:

    I’ve been wanting to try the Sew Together bag that everyone in blogland seems to be making. I purchased the pattern and would love to try it with this collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. mary ann says:

    Succulents will make a great topper for my kitchen table. I’m thinking the border of succulents arranged in a square – pattern developed as I go!

  12. kathi says:

    Love this bag…I think this will be my year to make a bag! And since I’ve grown up in my mom’s jungle of jade and aloe and now have plenty of my own….Succulents it is!

  13. Monique Belmer says:

    I think this line would work great with either a Super Tote by Noodlehead, a Divided Basket by Noodlehead or Clover and Violets Pepper Tote! (I would probably go for the divided basket before anything else) Thanks for the chance!

  14. Kayle lewis says:

    Oh I want to make a market tote out of this fabric! I also want to learn this aero plane bag, way beautiful David!!

  15. Pam S says:

    I love Sara’s Aeroplane bag too. And I would love to make some cosmetic pouches out of this delightful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Cecilia says:

    I love the Aeroplane bag, but I don’t know if I would be able to make one. Maybe if I win a bundle of Succulents fabric, I need to just buy the bag pattern and make one! Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. duchick says:

    Oh, I’d love to make a lot of things with this bundle! One thing that tops the list is a lovely light-weight quilt to sit on the porch with this summer after the sun goes down and it cools off. Once in a while a little quilt is needed to stay cozy!

  18. SarahZ says:

    Nice to hear from you David!!! Rumor has it I may be in for a Succulent treat from my Brother In Law, his next trip to Indy… 🙂 I think a zipper pouch would be fun… 🙂

  19. Jessie says:

    I pick up my Wallflowers quilt pattern and yardage from this beautiful new line yesterday- can’t wait to get started on it over spring break!

  20. Kristy says:

    Gorgeous fabric! Gorgeous bag!!! I could definitely see a nice bag in this collection for myself….that is, if my daughter’s didn’t snag it up! 😉 But I love to sew dolls, so can also see it used that way. Thanks for the hop and the giveaway!

  21. Jacklynn Grimm says:

    I just bought the Green Bee Boxcar Tote pattern and it’s great for featuring several large prints. The Succulents fabric would be perfect for it. Thanks for the chance to win.

  22. Rosemary Cavanagh says:

    Love this fabric- it lends itself to so many different projects, and being a gardener, opens up even more!

  23. Annmarie says:

    I think a big ole honking purse would be great from Succulents. I’d also make some cool pillow cases from it.

  24. Stacey (hushrules) says:

    Thanks for the buttons at Quiltcon David. It was great to meet you!! Would love more of these babies since I am not sure I will find them in Canada but here’s hoping.

  25. Linda Fleming says:

    I love the airplane bag made in the Succulents fabrics. I’d like to make myself a drawstring bag using the blue border print!

  26. Kelly Wilson says:

    Thanks for reviewing the Aeroplane pattern. I’ve been looking at several other travel bags but why stop at just one? : ) Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail

  27. lisamcgriff says:

    I would like to make some dumpling pouches with this fabric, some would be great for fussy cutting! Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. Ellee says:

    These yummy fabrics would be perfect for just about anything! I’d make some totes for sure — and then I’d also make a quilt or two.

  29. Lauren aka Giddy99 says:

    I have a bag pattern, but this fabric brings one of my sisters to mind – I’d like to make something for her, maybe something for her new house. 🙂

  30. April Hurley says:

    These fabrics are beautiful!! Finally plants that I can’t kill!!! As for pattern I these fabrics would be awesome made into the “Two hour tulip purse” pattern!!

  31. plentye99 says:

    As much as I love tote bags you would think I would make myself a few but not me. Now I really like your bag and I am inspired to work on one for myself. Thanks for the inspiration.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  32. Sharon L. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful Succulent fabrics. I am enjoying looking at all the projects everyone has made. A great start of fabrics to win to make a lap quilt for the sofa.

  33. Amorette says:

    One of the Noodlehead totes maybe? I will really want to try to make one of those hexie echoes that Heather did for her quilt, maybe keep the idea small for a bag panel?

  34. Carole says:

    i love how versatile this collection is, that weekender bag looks gorgeous, maybe i’ll make that one too… at this rate, i think i need to order bolts of this fabric 🙂

  35. Carrie Li. says:

    I would love to make a hexie quilt with the fat quarter bundle! But, there are only like 5 million bags that would look fabulous in this line!!!

  36. mudpiesandpins says:

    I’ll definitely be getting some succulent fabric to make some totes but they will all be of my own design. I must admit I rarely if ever buy patterns, I prefer just to design my own as I go along. Thanks to the chance to win.

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