Final Day Paper Obsessed Blog Tour :: Correspondence Mini Quilt for Mail Lovers + {GIVEAWAY}

WHAT?! The two week blog tour is over???!!! I can’t believe it.  Booooooo.  But holy moly!  What an amazing trip around the interwebs it has been.  I’m in awe of what people, friends, are making. From dresses, to quilts, to poufs, to pillows, to bags, to pencil cases, to pouches and everything inbetween, I love how everyone is making some stellar goods from Paper Obsessed.

In this last leg, I wanted to introduce you to the Correspondence Mini Quilt pattern that we wrote specifically for this collection.


In just nine fat quarters, you’ll have the CUTEST little project to give to your paper loving quilty friend (and leftover fabrics to play with for yourself).


So I was inspired to create a line of fabric that would function as mail.  Remember way back when (ok, it was October) I had an all call for friends to send me mail for my booth at market?  The response looked like this:

Crimson Tate

Photo Eric Lubrick

My booth looked like this:


I’m happy to report that I’m 73% the way through on making good on my promise of addressing everyone who sent me mail.  I’m ALMOST DONE!!! Yahoooo.  I’m so sorry it is taking me longer than expected.  But I guess this is the time that I should reveal that sometimes my Christmas cards don’t go out until June / July.  I remember one year I just drove around and put them in people’s mailboxes in the middle of summer.  You know, just to save on stamps or whatnot.  🙂


I will not fail in returning correspondence to you.  You took the time to write, I’ll get this done.  Promise.  And for everyone who wrote to me, I have included a sweeeeeet surprise in the envelope.

I have a new collection of fabric for Windham Fabrics that will be presented at the International Quilt Market in Houston, TX in late October.  Soon, I’ll announce an all call for help with that collection, too.  If you want to be notified of what we’re up to and what I need to create my booth, sign up for Crimson Tate’s electronic newsletter here.

I’m super jazzed that in Paper Obsessed I could combine my love of fabric and quilting with my love of doodling, mail, and embroidery.


Photo Eric Lubrick

Here’s a little photo essay of building the Correspondence Mini Quilt:

I’ve had so much fun embroidering with the Aurifloss by Aurifil Threads.  Some of you already have this kit and pattern because you purchased it through QuiltyBox where I was the guest artist for the month of June.  Wahooo!!!  I can’t wait to see your creations!

Be sure to check out all the Crimson Tate patterns available.

SucculentGarden-Exterior-v6  LettersFromHome-Exterior-v5-PRINT  AirTrafficControl_Exterior-PRINT

And to find me (as @crimsontate) in all the places online!




Let’s talk WINNING FABRIC. So you want some Paper Obsessed goodness of your own, eh? Windham Fabrics gives away free fabric along every stop of the blog-a-palooza and we are throwing in some extra I Heart Crimson Tate swag just for funzies. To enter the contest at this stop, leave a comment describing how late you’ve ever been sending holiday cards, birthday presents, wedding gifts, or any other occassion that you missed the deadline. The winner will be chosen randomly on July 27, and of course, be sure to visit all of our friends’ blogs for a chance to win!  Don’t forget to leave your email address or an obvious way to get a hold of you so you can easily be notified when you WIN!  This is the last stop but you can today circle around and check out all the stops, so be sure to check out alllllll the goodness.

July 12 Windham Fabrics ::

July 13 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate ::

July 14 Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::

July 15 Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine ::

July 16 Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing ::

July 17 Jenny Leisure / David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate :: 

July 18 Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio ::

July 19 Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography ::

July 20 Annie Unrein of By Annie’s ::

July 21 Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts ::

July 22 Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness ::

July 23 Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce ::

July 24 Karen McTavish of Karen McTavish Quilting Studio ::

July 25 Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine ::

July 26 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate :: FINAL STOP

Thanks for playing along and all of your encouragement!  This is an awesome community to be a part of!  Can’t wait to announce all of the winners, soon!!!!

53 thoughts on “Final Day Paper Obsessed Blog Tour :: Correspondence Mini Quilt for Mail Lovers + {GIVEAWAY}

  1. Sue says:

    It’s been my dream to take a few of my sewing buddies on a weekend retreat — my treat. I have it set up for June 2017 to celebrate a couple of milestone birthdays.

  2. Michele says:

    My dream is to open a quilt shop and studio when I retire or if I win the lottery (the latter needs to happen first though!!!)

  3. Mary D says:

    This has been a great blog tour of a truly unique collection with some awesome projects. I love stationery so enjoyed the collection and the projects immensely. Kudos to you for your creative works. My long time dream is to retire in a tropical place and have some type of enjoyable business. So I have spent time doing research on making this happen (analyzing costs, services to provide, ex pats blogs/experiences, etc) and working on my products. I discussed with a friend of opening a condo retreat in Belize or St. Lucia. I am gonna get there.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  4. Jennifer U. says:

    My dream is to try out some free motion quilting, I’ve purchased the foot for my machine…. now I just need to take a deep breath and take the plunge!

  5. anestinthemaking says:

    Wedding quilts – about 6 months.
    Baby quilts – years? ha!
    I pretty much don’t mail cards anymore because I can’t be trusted to remember. I call.

    Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome fabric!

  6. Needle and Foot says:

    What a fun mini!! This has been a great blog hop. I love the theme of the fabric as I am a proponent of snail mail. Who doesn’t love to receive something other than junk mail?? As far as holiday cards, I usually send them out each Christmas but last year I skipped it. It makes me sad to see how few people send them out. This year I will send them again though.

  7. LINDA says:

    HI,I have been late a day or 2, I know. Lately I’m using a monthly Birthday+Anniversary calendar and doing much better! Thanks to You+Windham for a great giveaway!

  8. Fireside Quilter says:

    I’m getting better with on time gift giving but sometimes an unexpected surprise is fun too!! Loving this fabric collection!!

  9. Lori Morton says:

    Love your Mini!! Sooo Creative!! LOOOOOVE this Collection!!
    Latest I have sent Christmas cards had been mid-January. :/ lol Birthday cards have sometimes been sent a month later 😦 But they know I always fill those envelopes with EXTRA Hugs!! 😀

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! 🙂

  10. Alison says:

    I’m pretty good about sending things out on time, but I’m not good about responding to letters/emails in a timely fashion if they aren’t urgent. :S

  11. M says:

    The latest I’ve ever been is still an open question. My friends got married 4 years ago this July, and said they didn’t want wedding presents. They have everything. So I thought, gee, I have a year, I’ll wait until something strikes me. Nothing has, until recently when I thought of a gift certificate to the (very expensive) restaurant where they go each year to celebrate their anniversary. Two days ago I received an email of the view from their table at their anniversary dinner – I missed the date. So maybe for their 5th anniversary…

  12. Nancy O'Neel says:

    Thanks for such a great blog tour!

    The latest I’ve ever been sending holiday cards was last year when I sent Christmas cards on Valentine’s Day.

  13. Chris says:

    I’m good at everything but Wedding presents that need mailing. Once the people were divorced before I got the present mailed. Oh well, I tried.

  14. Kathy E. says:

    What a joy this hop has been and what talent those bloggers have! I am almost always very punctual with sending cards and gifts…it’s my husband who isn’t. When I have to wait for him to sign cards or write a note inside, the cards are usually late. No more than a week though. People would probably be shocked if they got a card from him on time.

  15. Margaret says:

    I was about 11 months late giving my friend’s wedding gift, but I was within the 1-year window, so it wasn’t really late, right? 😉

  16. janiemccombs says:

    I may have been 3 days late at the most sending a gift or a card. I hate being late for anything. I love this collection and all of the inspiration that came with it. Thank you so much! janie(dot)mccombs(at)yahoo(dot)com

  17. Tac says:

    My sisters and I finished a wedding quilt for my brother in time for their 15th wedding anniversary. Love this fabric line and associated patterns. Thank you.

  18. veroniquewithaq says:

    When my daughter was born last year, I received a gift from one of my parents friends. The thank you card arrived with pictures of her first birthday…
    Veroniquewithaq at gmail dot com

  19. Anita says:

    The latest I’ve been on sending out cards is a probably a week. I have a pretty good system in place…for now. :-). Thanks for the blog hop and drawing!

  20. Anne says:

    The latest I’ve been is probably a couple of months. That was my sister’s quilt that I didn’t want to mail but gave to her in person later. Now it hangs in her living room! I get to visit it whenever I’m there.

  21. Sandy Maxfield says:

    My Christmas cards got later and later each year until they became New Year’s cards and eventually I just gave up. Simplify life!

  22. Allison C says:

    I’m about a year late on giving my friend a baby present for her son. Oops. It’s finally done and pretty darn cool so I think she will forgive me. Alibear167 at gmail

  23. Patricia Hersl says:

    Is this stinky? I’ve never missed that I know of. Christmas cards two days before Christmas–but I made it. Can I play anyway????

  24. Sandy Allen says:

    I was almost a year late giving a friend her wedding present, but I had a good reason. It was a hand quilted quilt and I had to move everything out of my sewing room to fit the quilt frame in it. Finding space for all the stuff in there took a lot of time! The frame barely fit across the room, I think I had two inches on one side and three on the other.

  25. Katy M says:

    I try my best, but more often than I’d like I only remember friend’s birthdays on the actual day so the cards and gifts are almost always late! I think my latest delivery is going to be a wedding quilt for my aunty-in-law though, I’m only half way through the blocks and they got married last May… In my defence I did have a baby in Feb!

  26. June @ QuiltQuest says:

    I have just restarted sending cards for birthdays – I’m thinking about sending out an annual card again. When I was working I sent first Happy New Year Cards, then it was Valentines or St Patricks Day cards (instead of for Christmas). I’ve not sent cards for over twenty years, but have enjoyed starting up again! Thanks for the chance!

  27. Paula McCondach says:

    Just wrapped up best friends birthday pressies, one month late as she is heading here to stay! It’s not the present its getting to the post that delays me! If only the post shop was as inviting as your paper obsessed mail! Fantastic Blog tour! Thankyou for introducing me to many new (to me) wonderful creative inspiring people and projects! We are a little out of the loop down here in New Zealand sadly lacking in brick and mortar shops and rely on people like you to share all this creativity as you so generously do! Big Fan and now thanks to this blog hop I have a whole swag of new introductions! We are down here waiting for the next message in a bottle to turn up if we don’t have access to the latest fabric collections online so a big Thankyou.

  28. Pam says:

    I’ve forgot some Christmas presents I planned to mail – they were stashed in a closet. I found them about a year and a half later and dutifully sent them. Thanks for this wonderful blog tour! I’m going to miss it!

  29. Mary A. says:

    Late — or never did….send a thank you note for a job interview. Oops! Didn’t get it. But I think a correspondence mini quilt would’ve saved the day.

  30. Victoria says:

    I am not usually late in sending stuff, as 90% of the stuff I give, I give in person. I can remember one year my christmas present to my dad was a note saying I would sew a new seat for his tree stand ( for hunting ) for him. It got lost under the Christmas tree and he didn’t get it untill a month later.

  31. diane beavers says:

    Heather and the gang…what fun(funzie) ride w/Paper Obsessed!
    Besides fabric love, I now have a new love for paper anything.
    The latest I’ve been with correspondence is a year, sent a 2014 Christmas card in 2015…:)

    Succulents still rocks too!!! My “Succulents” quilt is w/a longarmer now and I’m making some pillow toppers w/the scraps while I wait. So I’m about 18 months?? late getting that done.

  32. Kathy h says:

    Your mini is so cute. The latest I have sent out Christmas cards has been New Year’s Day. One of my friends saves hers and sends them on Valentine’s Day. I think that is a nice idea too.

  33. Tina says:

    Love this collection. Love your letter quilt. I have to get me some of that fabric. Thanks for the great ideas. I try to get things out first thing but if Im late I just do an online gift card.

  34. Me says:

    My first quilt was for a friend’s baby. He’s six years old and the quilt is still on the shelf in my sewing room. Oops!

  35. Sarah J says:

    Oh we are routinely months late giving birthday gifts… we blame it on living a few hours away from the recipients, but mostly we are just chronically behind!

  36. lisa McIsaac says:

    Always, always after Christmas. Currently 2 years behind and seriously thinking about sending them out in September. I’m glad to hear that’s normal 😉

  37. Sharon Browne says:

    I never used to be late with anything, but now I always am. Sometimes it got so late that I didn’t send the cards at all. Would love to win. Thanks.

  38. becky m says:

    I’m not usually late with things (i tend to be a stress and plan person!). However, last week I opened my desk drawer and found my birthday card for my niece that I forgot to send. It was a month late!

  39. Mara says:

    Sadly I am a very late at getting those kind of things out, if I don’t do it immediately it might be a while, I had a Christmas present for a girlfriend of mine, but wanted to include something else in it, so when she recently commented on liking my starfish pincushion I quickly made her one and sent off the rest of the Christmas gifts I had been saving for her, she just got it 2 days ago so the end of July 🙂

  40. spatch says:

    So late they never got out at all. Started to make them myself for a real homemade touch but didn’t get enough done and didn’t want to send out unless I could send one to everyone on the list. Had the cards ready for the next year.

    Love the idea of the correspondence quilt. Amazing how many great ideas we get from the blogs.

  41. Theresa Duval says:

    I am just learning about you and your fabric/thread, and I love them all! Thank you for sharing! Love your passion too.

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