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