Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Uncommonly Corduroy Blog Book Tour


I have had the pleasure of being one of Stephanie Dumphy’s (of Loft Creations fame) “Supremes” for awhile now.  It is such a thrill to be a pattern tester for someone as talented as she is.  She has just had her first book released and it is filled with fabulous ideas.  The projects range from beginner through intermediate skills and you will find more than enough to get your sewing drive in gear.
uncommonly Corduroy


Images from Uncommonly Corduroy by Stephanie Dunphy, Martingale, 2014; used by permission. Photo by Brent Kane. All rights reserved.

The photography in the book is gorgeous and you can browse through it HERE.  This is the pattern that I tested for the book. 


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This great pattern made a small quilt and I initially did it in cottons with a variety of fat quarters - scraps from the stash.

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The really exciting thing about the book is that she uses corduroy in ways that I would have never imagined doing myself. Have you seen or sewn with the new SOFT corduroy? It is heavenly!!!

It was an easy pattern that went up quickly so I made a second one using the same pattern but used corduroy in it.  The texture is amazing and would be wonderful for a baby quilt.  The new corduroy is SEW easy to sew.  I thought it would create quite a bit of bulk, but it really isn't much different from the nice weight cottons that we quilters use.


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As well, the book is loaded with fabulous tote projects which I think I will try next.  The instructions are clearly written and easy to follow. 

You can win an electronic version of Uncommonly Corduroy by simply leaving a comment below.  I will draw a winner on March 1st after the Book Tour is finished.

Stephanie's book is available from Martingale or Amazon.  If you would like a personalized copy you can order it directly from Stephanie HERE.  The link is on her sidebar.

Below is the schedule for all the blogs participating in the Book Tour.  Each participant is giving away a free e-copy of the book as well as showing us their fabulous projects.  Be sure to check out each one and enter to win an e-copy of the book at each stop.


February 19 -- Stephanie at Loft Creations
February 20 -- Martingale at Stitch This
February 21 -- Candace at Squash House Quilts
February 22 -- Carrie at A Passion for Applique
February 23 -- Mary at Mary on Lake Pulaski
February 24 -- Char at Cloth Stitched
February 25 -- Mary at Needled Mom
February 26 -- Linda at The Quilted Pineapple
February 27 -- Margaret at A Sampler of Stitches
February 28 -- Ulla at Kotkarankki

51 comments:

Franie-Jay said...

Thanks for the tip about using corduroy to make baby quilts - I will definitely be giving it a go. I love your corduroy quilt in green with little monkeys.
Cheers from Fran. :-)

Nat Palaskas said...

That is gorgeous looking book. Your green quilt using corduroy is beautiful. I looks soft and comfy - Good job on being pattern tester for the book - Hugs Nat

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I've not seen any of the new corduroys ... I remember using a lot of corduroy in garment sewing, so I'm curious to see what the new corduroy is like. I wonder if it could be hand quilted easily?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

The book has many great projects, a lot of the totes/bags are just wonderful.

Lesley said...

Looks like a wonderful book with lots of great quilt designs. Will have to be on the look for these new corduroys!

KaHolly said...

Excellent review! Your quilt is delicious!

Kathryn said...

Great fabric choice for a baby quilt. I must try it.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh that is cool! I like the idea of using different types of fabric for quilts, and corduroy sounds like it would be soft and warm. I even think velveteen would be nice, too. The book looks great and I like that quilt design you made. Fun!

Sue H said...

What beautiful quilts! I have has some lovely grey corduroy in my stash for a long time, now I know what I am going to sew with it - a lovely baby quilt!

Exuberant Color said...

I have not seen the "new" corduroy but have a huge bin of corduroy scraps from the 60's to present time, all washed and ready for inspiration.

Vicki H said...

Love both quilts. I had no idea there were so many print corduroys. Love the owls.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, I really like your quilts. And look at you making one with corduroy. Fabulous.
I have the book.

cookie said...

Love the owls in your green quilt. Love the pattern. I already have some brown corduroy that would look well with the same color selection. I am so looking forward to buying a few yards of the patterned corduroy as well. Also look forward to making the "California Poppies" pattern in the 'Uncommonly Corduroy' book as well. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Appreciate your blog--I haven't used much pink fabrics--we raised 7 boys.

Dolores said...

I love the quilt pattern you used. It would be fun to try a couple of the patterns in the book using just corduroy. I know I have some in my stash.

Wendy said...

such a lovely quilt. I'm surprised it's not bulky to sew with, but then I haven't seen any in real life yet, it'll probably be a while before it hits our shores

Tammy said...

What a pretty little quilt. Thanks for the heads up that corduroy isn't super bulky, I had wondered about that. I sure do love all the patterns everyone is posting - the book looks like a lot of fun!!

Candace said...

Both your versions of Scooter Bug are adorable, Mary! Don't you just love quilting with corduroy? I'm so happy Stephanie has opened the quilt world's eyes to this great product!
Cheers!

JANET said...

Nice quilt! Will have to check out the corduroy at the store next time I go!

em's scrapbag said...

Love Stephanie's work and know you are a great pattern tester.

Lou said...

Who would of thought corduroy would be back:) In fact I just made a special order quilt with corduroy in the blocks,sashing, backing, and binding:) It sewed wonderfully!

Marjorie Nath said...

I have got to try this! I love the softness, the feel of corduroy. I know I have some in my sewing stash so a corduroy quilt is being added to my bucket list.

Ivory Spring said...

Love, love, love it. Corduroy quilts would be fun, and very useable!

Jowyn Jenson said...

Your quilts are lovely. I hope to get to use corduroy in a quilt soon.

Rhonda Davis said...

Same pattern, different fabrics...makes things unique! I've found SEW much inspiration during this blog hop. Thanks for that and the chance to win.

Judy said...

I can't wait to make something using corduroy. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Beautiful quilts! I think it would be fun to try in some guy quilt patterns too. Have a happy day!

barbara woods said...

Love to win, thanks

pam said...

I will have to look for corduroy! I did not know there were so many different patterns.
Your quilts are beautiful.
pam

Yvonne said...

Would love to try sewing with some of the new corduroy
And would really love to win a cop tog Uncommonly Corduroy, thanks for the chance!

DebraKay Neiman said...

I just love corduroy on babies so a blanket would just be natural. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

suemac said...

Who knew that corduroy could be so soft.

KMSC said...

Pretty quilts! I would love to win a copy of Stephanie's book. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Linda said...

your quilts are really pretty. Stephanie's book may change people's minds about using corduroy in something's besides winter clothing.

lynn jarzombeck said...

I am just loving these ideas with corduroy. Now i have to add to my stash, oh dear, yet again.

Sheila said...

Oh your quilts are lovely and I think I would enjoy making a corduroy quilt , I do love sewing with it . Thanks for the chance to win .

Scrapatches said...

Lovely quilts! Your corduroy version of this pattern is my favorite so far in this hop. I have never thought to use corduroy in a quilt but it is a great idea. I love soft corduroy. Thanks to you and Stephanie for a chance to win a copy of the book ... :) Pat

Simone de Klerk said...

Two beautiful quilts you have made! Good to read that they were easy to make! Might try it after the big star quilt, for which I got the fabrics today.
Please don't count me in for the giveaway, as I am also one of the lucky Supremes (-:

Kalynn's Creations said...

wow I love the look of the corduroy quilts, guess I will have to try one. Thanks for the chance to win

Twyla said...

I have never quilted with corduroy but now I want to try it, looks wonderful!

Ellee said...

Thank you for the quilt pics. It's helpful and inspirational to see the same quilt in different color combinations. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Barb said...

The pattern you tested turned out wonderful...what fun designs!

Wendy said...

lovely quilt! I'm really excited about trying some corduroy, unfortunately, I don't think it's hit our shores yet.

Lisa said...

I'm so wanting to make a baby quilt with the corduroy. Will be fun!

VickiT said...

Seeing these quilts made from corduroy makes me really want to run out and buy some. They look so soft. I am sure my 2 yr old granddaughter would love a little quilt like these.

Quilt n Queen said...

Your quilts are beautiful. I'm anxious to add corduroy to my quilts and totes. The book looks like a must have in my quilting library. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop and for a chance to play with Stephanie's book. Happy stitching, Pauline

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

Wow. I love both of them, Mary! Great job:)

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Wow...your quilts turned out beautifully and I would love the chance to win the ebook.....she has put so many cool patterns in the book!

Hilachas said...

That new corduroy fabric sounds so interesting. I'd love to own that book. Thanks for the opportunity.

DuAnne said...

Glad to hear the fabric was easy to sew with! Nice job on the quilt! Thanks for sharing.

DuAnne said...

Glad to hear the fabric was easy to sew with! Nice job on the quilt! Thanks for sharing.

Charlene McCullough said...

Your quilt is simply beautiful. I can't imagine using corduroy for quilting. Would love to have the book so I can try one of the patterns. Thanks.