Good Hair Day Blog Tour and Giveaway
January 12, 2016
(photo by Danielle Collins)
I am very excited to be one of today's stops on the Good Hair Day blog tour. This new fabric line by Kim Andersson for Windham Fabrics is absolutely adorable - bobby pins, hair bows, products and more! When Kim asked if I would like to make a quilt for her look book last year, I was incredibly flattered and very excited.
I love the saturated colors in this line, especially the blues, pinks and oranges. The prints are whimsical in a very sophisticated way and the coordinating cross-weave solids really made them sing. I made my quilt, Rinse and Repeat, over the course of a week last summer. To highlight the prints, I chose to make a grouping of quarter log cabin blocks laid out on point. The actual "logs" vary in width, giving the blocks more movement, and the quilt has five different quarter log cabin iterations. Bonus: the peaks at the top and bottom reminded me of a hair comb without being a literal interpretation. The log cabins are sandwiched between two larger cuts of the red and white cross-weave. I just adore this fabric - it the most beautiful coral-pink and so, so soft. I think this gives the quilt a decidedly modern feel with a good nod to a traditional pattern.
(photo by Danielle Collins)
You can find the Good Hair Day fabrics in stores currently and I plan on releasing the pattern for Rinse and Repeat as soon as possible. I will definitely keep you updated on the progress as it happens.
Thanks to Windham Fabrics and Kim, I have one 5" charm pack of Good Hair Day to giveaway. The giveaway is open to everyone - US and International readers. To enter the drawing, please leave a comment on this post telling me what your first sewing project is for 2016. I will keep the comments open until Friday, January 15 at 4:00 pm EST. Be sure to stop by the other blogs on the tour to see more amazing projects from this great fabric line and for more chances to win fabric!
My first sewing project will be some long overdue curtains. ! Not super creative, but exciting because I am looking forward to freshening up the room as well as "insulating" the windows better.
Posted by: Nan | January 12, 2016 at 07:48 AM
I love everything about this quilt! The design and palette is beautiful. I look forward to you publishing this pattern-hurry:)
Posted by: Jill E. | January 12, 2016 at 08:49 AM
Beautiful fabric and I love the quilt! My first sewing project this year is a purse because mine is falling apart.
Posted by: LinkyLou | January 12, 2016 at 09:33 AM
Ty for your quilt idea very very pretty.....I really want to finish up older projects mostly.....But i do have a t-shirt quilt i am itching to get [email protected]
Posted by: Anna Lutz-Brown | January 12, 2016 at 09:56 AM
my first project for 2016 is to quilt a quilt i started in 2001. when it is finished i will donate it to a fundraiser for 4h and ffa here in texas.
Posted by: carolyn montgomery | January 12, 2016 at 10:31 AM
I'm finishing up a Darth Vader quilt for my son. It's black and white and grey, and my next project, whatever it is, will be use all the colors.
Posted by: Linda | January 12, 2016 at 10:38 AM
I have a quilt too that desperately needs hand quilting.
Posted by: Theresa | January 12, 2016 at 10:52 AM
I have a bag to make for my sister and a wallet for my Mum....as soon as I can find the sewing machine (which is covered with stuff left over from Christmas!!)
Posted by: Allison | January 12, 2016 at 11:07 AM
I need to start on some t-shirt quilts that are long overdue.
Posted by: Sabrina | January 12, 2016 at 11:14 AM
I love how the blocks are on point!
My first project is a mini for a You are Here mug rug swap on Instagram!
Posted by: Jessica Slattery | January 12, 2016 at 11:56 AM
Cute quilt! My first project is a pink quilt for my 3 year old granddaughter. She is visiting for two weeks and insisted that I make her a bigger quilt, plus she did not want any white in it, only pink.so, I let her pick the fabrics from my stash and a pattern. She likes to play in my sewing room while I work on her quilt and is always asking me to work on it. This collection would make a great wallhanging or quilt for my hair stylist. Thanks for the chance to win a charm pack.
Posted by: Cecilia | January 12, 2016 at 12:36 PM
a button, I just enjoy reading the bog!
Posted by: Kristy | January 12, 2016 at 12:48 PM
I need to make my block for Stash Bee!
Posted by: Kim M | January 12, 2016 at 01:00 PM
I'm going to make a blue jean circle quilt using my husbands jeans and charm pack will be perfect with the circles.
Posted by: Teresa Dishner | January 12, 2016 at 01:10 PM
I'm participating in the #platedseamschallenge on instagram. I'm also making a Valentine quilt, so they'll both be finished around the same time *hopefully*! :)
Posted by: JessZ | January 12, 2016 at 01:32 PM
Kim Anderson is the best! I met her at market and she was the sweetest most endearing person ever, and this line is AMAZING! My first project of the year is some bright new pillows to spruce up my drab couch :) Thanks for the opportunity!
Posted by: Lisa | January 12, 2016 at 01:50 PM
A set of burping cloths out of pre-folded diapers and quilting fabric for my new granddaughter. They are adorable and very practical!!!
Posted by: Joyce N | January 12, 2016 at 01:54 PM
Nice fabric, I am finishing my Hunter's Star King Size quilt.
Posted by: Chris | January 12, 2016 at 02:06 PM
I am finishing up a bib and aprons, and plan to start on my granddaughter's filled with colors of pink quilt.
Beautiful "hair day" quilt. I like how it is displayed on the iron gate.
Posted by: Barbara | January 12, 2016 at 03:08 PM
Love your rinse and repeat pattern! Spending time hand quilting an anniversary quilt for my brother and sister-in-law. The pattern uses a block called birds in flight. He is an ornithologist. Happy new year! Julie B
Posted by: Julie | January 12, 2016 at 03:38 PM
I'm first sewing project is a scrappy flannel quilt using left overs from pj sewing and cutting up old flannel pjs.
Posted by: Margie | January 12, 2016 at 04:17 PM
I LOVE this quilt!! Gorgeous!! I 'm putting it on my list to make as soon as the pattern is available!
Posted by: Barbara Bailey | January 12, 2016 at 05:02 PM
Hi,it is to finish my little blue+white baby charity quilt from November! Thank You for sharing! [email protected]
Posted by: Linda Douglas | January 12, 2016 at 05:20 PM
My first sewing project 'should' be a craft bucket for me but I never get around to making things for myself so it will probably be a Green Bag Lady bag as I am part of the UK chapter.
Posted by: Jo | January 12, 2016 at 05:42 PM
LOL a Mug Rug Christmas Gift that is obviously a bit late. :) And some 'moon' circles on squares. :)
Posted by: Angie | January 12, 2016 at 07:32 PM
With coaxing from my daughter I tried my hand at a modern quilt. It turned out lovely. After 25 plus years of traditional quilting, I gave it a try. Your quilt is lovely thank you for sharing.
Posted by: Janie | January 12, 2016 at 08:02 PM
The Good Hair Day collection is so pretty! So many colors and prints together make it very versatile! I just finished my first sewing project for 2016 yesterday. My friend had purchased a pair of pants for her grand-daughter, only to find out her grand-daughter refused to wear pants and only would put on a skirt or dress. She asked me if I could make a skirt out of the pants and I did! It was adorable with a sweet ruffle along the bottom.
Posted by: Kathy E. | January 12, 2016 at 08:10 PM
I'm working on Itty Bitty quilts this year, two per month for six months. Little six inch cuties. I have the first one done already!
Thanks for the opportunity to win! Your quilt is beautiful!
Posted by: Kathleen | January 12, 2016 at 09:05 PM
I am still finishing up Christmas presents. My first project is a Christmas pillow.
Posted by: Beth | January 12, 2016 at 09:10 PM
My first project actually will be to get a sewing room set up so I can sew! My daughter moved out in November when she got married, and her room will become my sewing room...eventually. I can't wait! So...no sewing projects until I have a place for my machine.
Posted by: Mountain Musings | January 12, 2016 at 09:16 PM
A baby quilt....for my last niece....most likely since her parents are 42 😉
Posted by: Sheila | January 12, 2016 at 10:26 PM
This quilt inspires me to pick apart a 4 year old string quilt in the works and adjust it on the diagonal. Thanks for the push and motivation to get it done. I've been helping my niece with her first quilt and I guess that is my real first project of 2016. Thanks for the giveaway!
Posted by: Laura L. | January 12, 2016 at 10:48 PM
I need to make a quilt for my grandson. Love these fabrics for other projects.
Posted by: Teri | January 12, 2016 at 11:05 PM
I'm joining in on the Little House on the Prairie Mystery Quilt-Along ... thanks for the giveaway opportunity!
Posted by: Roxy | January 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM
I really like this fabric and the quilt... love all the colors
in the quilt. My first project for this year will be a mermaid
doll that my little grand daughter wants... bought the fabric
for it, and now need to make a pattern. She wants it to have
Posted by: Jan Cole | January 13, 2016 at 12:04 AM
This fabric line is perfect to create a quilt for my friend and neighbor and hairdresser Donna. It would go in the queue for the Spring. Right now I am working on the Meadow Mist Mystery Quilt, and just completed the back yesterday. After de-threading, it's going to the longarmer!
Posted by: Amy L | January 13, 2016 at 07:01 AM
My first sewing project is a baby quilt for a dear friends first granddaughter. In fact is made and off to the quilter already and I am moving on to making a bunch of the cute new zipper pods using One side of the zipper. Thanks for the fun giveaway, I really live this pattern to and lol forward to trying it too!
Posted by: Mary ann | January 13, 2016 at 08:39 AM
First quilt features a red dog. Still working out the details.
Posted by: Betsy S | January 13, 2016 at 08:45 AM
when i saw the title of your post i immediately scrolled down to see your good hair day! :)
SUPER cute fabric!
i plan on sewing a little wool swing coat for Libby. and she wants to help! (music to my ears!)
Posted by: leslie | January 13, 2016 at 10:19 AM
Great quilt. I love the on-point blocks with the plain fabric--it's very sophisticated and striking. My first sewing project--oh my--is a set of Star Wars pillowcases for 5-year-old twin boys!
Posted by: Sandra W | January 13, 2016 at 10:29 AM
My first project is to finish up--by quilting on my home machine--a birthday quilt for my niece's cute daughter, Claire. It's a great big star for a girl who shines.
Posted by: Beth T. | January 13, 2016 at 10:38 AM
Love your quilt - can't wait for the pattern release. My first project for 2016 is to make some quilted placemats for Christmas next year. Thanks!
Posted by: Delaine | January 13, 2016 at 01:28 PM
I have a tiny piece of Liberty Fleece (swoon!) that is soon to become a cozy cowl for me. Love the bobby pin fabric in Good Hair Day especially, what great colours! This is a very fun fabric line!
Posted by: Jennyroo | January 13, 2016 at 03:16 PM
Thanks for sharing this beautiful quilt, great pattern with great fabrics...
My current (and first) project for this year is making a quilt for my dad who will turn 83 this summer. I am using flannel, new and from shirts.
Best, Astrid (Germany)
Posted by: Astrid | January 13, 2016 at 03:20 PM
Finishing up some old UFO's for a contest at one of traditional guilds. And I made name tags for my mom and I for another guild we belong too.
Posted by: Jen Beatty | January 13, 2016 at 03:29 PM
Lovely fabric! 2016 will be the year of sewing for me. First project I have in mind is a Orton bag from Merchant & Mills, a free easy pattern on their website!
Posted by: Patrizia | January 13, 2016 at 03:43 PM
I will sew a big project bag for my knitting!
Posted by: Lulu | January 13, 2016 at 03:44 PM
This is a great giveaway! And I love blog tours! I already made my first 2016 sewing project: a mini quilt with all the scraps that I found from 2015 crazy fabric shopping!
Posted by: Giulia | January 13, 2016 at 03:46 PM
I need to finish a baby quilt for Edith!!
Posted by: Gill | January 13, 2016 at 03:46 PM
I'm finishing up a baby quilt!
Posted by: Ashley | January 13, 2016 at 04:24 PM