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!