Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mirror Ball Dot Blog Hop & giveaway!

Hello and welcome to the 2nd stop on the Mirror Ball Blog Hop!
 
I think people know my LOVE for the awesome Mirror Ball Dot fabric by the wonderful designer Mark Hordyszynski for Michael Miller Fabrics, but in case you don't I LOVE THEM!!!
 
The first round of MBD came out all the way back in 2007 with about 40 colors. I missed them the first round,I was graduating from college and getting married, so needless to say my plate was full! I saw them and instantly fell in love with them. I believe I came across a few bolts at a local quilt shop. I then began scouring the Internet trying to find as many colors that I possibly could. Then at Quilt Market back in Fall 2010 I "flirted" as much as I could with the President of Michael Miller Fabrics to get them reprinted. He said if I got enough people interested that he would consider it!  I went home that night at started a Flickr Group, made a paper petition as well and asked all of our loyal customers that came into the old shop (thanks again by the way and I miss all of you!) to sign it!  Then, about a year ago, I believe it was March 2012 I received an email from Mark telling me that they just introduced 5 colors of MBD and they were planning on launching 20 new colors!!  I can't begin to tell you how excited I was to get that email, I probably came close to peeing myself from excitement, that and being sleep deprived from having a newborn!!
 
Anywho, I am so honored that Mark asked me to join the Mirror Ball Blog Hop and hope that ya'll like my projects! Plus, there's a chance for you to win some MBD awesomeness yourself!
 Here is the info for the blog hop straight from Mark's blog:
"The concept was to get six designer/artists/bloggers - all Mirror Ball Dot enthusiasts - to work with the new color palette that was released last year. I limited the participants to four fat quarters of Mirror Ball Dot and one-quarter yard of 3 colors of Michael Miller Fabric's Cotton Couture. They were sent 1 yard of each color of Cotton Couture and were allowed to use their discretion in using it but just the same, I tried to limit what they were allowed to work with. The backing, batting, binding or other incidental materials were left to their choosing. Over the next 8 weeks we're going to share ideas, thoughts and tips on working with the shimmery, glimmery, pearlized, iridescent geometric fabric call Mirror Ball Dot. Each MBD Enthusiast will post on their respective blogs, so you're going to have to "hop" around, and at each stop you'll have an opportunity to win a Mirror Ball Dot color card and one Fat Quarter of 5 colors of your choosing of Mirror Ball Dot fabric. "
 
For the MBD Challenge I came up with these fun iPhone Cases!

 
The fabrics I chose were MBD: Princess, Citron, Luna and Starlight; Cotton Couture: Mist, plus Neon Lemon and Neon Pink
I made 8 iPhone cases so I could showcase all of the fabrics I requested. I just love how they turned out and they go together really quickly! On the inside of the case, there is a place to hold your iPhone using elastic and there are pockets on the other side to hold your ID, credit cards and some cash. Then it folds up nicely to cover your iPhone while you're not using it. There is Peltex on the inside of the case to make it extra safe for your iPhone, since those suckers are make of glass! These are great for going out and holding all of your essential items without the hassle of carrying you huge purse.
If you want to make one for yourself and all of your friends, you can purchase a pattern HERE! If you make one, send me a picture OR add a picture to my Flickr Group so everyone can see it!
 
I love working with the Mirror Ball Dot fabrics! They are cotton quilting fabrics and the metallic shine is to die for and just simply stunning! When cutting them with a rotary cutter, the blade just glides through them like butter! I also liked working with the Cotton Couture and new Neons. The neon colors are so bright and fun and worked well for my project. The only thing is that they are pretty stiff. Being stiff actually worked very well for the iPhone case and I'm very pleased with the results! I didn't prewash them so I'm sure they would soften up if you did.
 
I couldn't just make one thing for the Mirror Ball Blog Hop, so I also made a quilt using a FQ Bundle I had been hoarding for a while.

 
This quilt is called Brick Road and I'm actually in the middle of the Brick Road Sew Along on my blog now! If you want to make one using your MBD fabrics, jump on in and sew along with us you still have plenty of time! There is a link in my header to hook you up with all of the instructions so far. It's just a quilt top right now, but I will be doing a tutorial on my blog on how to quilt it in two weeks as part of my sew along, so make sure to come back and check that out!
 
Here are more photos of the projects I came up with:
 

 
Ok, now is YOUR chance to get your hands on some MBD fabrics! What's up for grabs you say?
There will be two lucky winners:
1. will receive a MBD color card and 5 MBD Fat Quarters in your choice of colors!
2. will receive a FREE iPhone case PDF pattern
 
Simply leave a comment on this blog post and I will chose a winner next Sunday May 5th!

Thanks for hopping to my blog and be sure to stop by all the other blogs during the Mirror Ball Blog Hop! HERE is a link to Mark's post with a list of all the blogs!

 
 
 
 

56 comments:

Violet said...

I love the iPhone case- very cute!

Beautiful fabric, Jamie.

Karrie Smith said...

Thanks for the chance to win!! Awesome giveaway ;)

Mark said...

Great post and I really do love the iPhone cases! Your color choices are stunning! I'll be in touch tomorrow - I want to get a pattern and make one for myself and a bunch just because they look fun, quick and satisfying to make. Here's to a great hop and you're enthusiastic participation.

Vickie said...

i love the mirror ball fabric. wow!

Gill said...

Great fabrics - I love your iPhone cases and your quilt!
Thanks for a great giveaway!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wow what a quilt! I have drooled over these fabrics since I saw them online and wow - they are even better when sewn into something!!!! Great giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited seeing these fabrics with such vibrant pretty colors. I really love your projects. Nice to see these modern fabulous fabrics to enjoy. Love your quilt, and what a wonderful iPhone case. Mirror Ball Fabric describes it well.

Sarah_L_N said...

Lovely cases and your quilt is amazing! I've never seen these in person, I bet they look even better than the photos!

Mimi said...

Great projects and I love that fun fabric!!

Nancy said...

Such cute cases!

Sallie said...

WOOHOO! Thanks for the great giveaway (and link to the blog hop). I love what you did with the fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Mamaskeeto said...

I just love this fabric also. I'm using it for your Brick Road Sew Along and am very pleased with it so far. I could see making makeup bags and those snap bags, what about a ruffle bag.

Kathy S. said...

Beautiful fabrics! I still have an antique cell phone, but I feel an iPhone coming. Thanks for the chance to win!

B Greene said...

What fun fabric! Your projects really work well with them, too. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love that fabric and all the lovely colors it comes in! Darling little iphone case too...so clever! Thanks for the chance to win something yummy!

MGM

robin said...

Very cute cases and fabric!

Mego said...

The iPhone case is very cute but I LOVE the quilt! It's gorgeous! I'm going to have to get my hands on this line!

Krista @ Sewwhatscooking.com said...

The Mirror Ball Dots are so fun. Love your quilt and the I-Phone cases are great! Thanks for a chance to win some!

Kathryn said...

I guess I just need to get a smart phone like the rest of the world. Nice project and great fabric.

Melissa said...

I recently discovered these fabrics and they are fabulous! I'm sure I could put some FQs to work!

Nanette said...

Jamie,
Bravo! Awesome design for the iphone case and of course loving the MBD.
Nanette

barbara woods said...

i would love to win thanks for the chance

Cecilia said...

Cute iPhone case. The fabric is great too. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jan Baker said...

Your right the fabric is great. Thanks for getting it back on
the market for us.

Kyndra said...

I would love to play with a little of that fabric. It looks so fun!

Paula said...

Great giveaway

M.W. said...

That fabric looks so fun.
Thanks for the chance to win
Shawn

hueisei said...

Very pretty! I love the cute case.

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CountryGal said...

Love what you have done with these fabrics!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!! Enjoy your blog.

Rachel said...

Hi Jamie

Once again, great job. Jon actually directed me here to see your phone case because he thought it was amazing. You do such great work and you always inspire me to get back to my sewing machine.

Thank you for all the time you spend on this blog.

Rachel

Linda said...

HOW NEAT!
THANKS FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Amanda said...

I love the mirror ball dots!

amy and the bad cats said...

the mirror ball dots are so fantastic!

Kim Newton said...

Love the i phone case in this fabric. It's so stylish.

TADVR said...

Love getting your posts... the MBDs are sweet too.

Heather A said...

You bet I'd love to play with some mirror ball fabric. I am a child of the disco decade after all!

scottylover said...

I just came across these fabrics in a magazine and wondered what they were like. Thanks for the review!
Sandy A

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Awesome giveaway - I LOVE that fabric!

mennikelly said...

My favorite is the dark blue. They make such a beautiful quilt.

Linda said...

Love what you made with the MB fabrics. Great idea with the phone cases and the quilt is amazing!

SewLindaAnn said...

Oh thank you, thank you for something else to fall in love with! That was so sweet of Mark to leave such a supportive comment! Does he get to win :) just kidding.

allierae said...

Those cases are great! I love these MBD fabrics.

ledamewood said...

I'd be happy with either prize. So glad your persistence paid off.

Jenny said...

im loving these mirror balls too! i lined a bag with some and just love it! thanks for a chance.

Pat Tadel said...

Great fabric choices for the cases! I like your work, bright and fun!

the running hare said...

Great fabric and love what you've done with them!

lpnjam@aol.com said...

I first started quilting in 2007 when I saw the dots for the first time. I fell in love. I am so grateful they are coming back. YAHOO.....

Linda H said...

Love love love the MB fabric. And the phone case is great! Thanks for a chance to win some wonderful MB fabric!

Shepody Mountain Crafter said...

Love the fabric and so fitting for phone cases! thanks for sharing!

chrissy o said...

Jamie, you should he so excited that MBD were reprinted, just for You! I love what you've done with them, and I love it even more to have a chance to make something from MBD's myself!

Catrin Lewis said...

Oh... I do love a nice dot! A mirror dot you say? ..... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

B Stull said...

Love the iPhone case, cute, cute! Would love to win some of this fabric, love it!!!! Thank you for the awesome giveaway!.

Sharon said...

Oh the i phone case is adorable as is the fabric itself.....

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