Selvedge Dahlia: Amy Barickman’s flower of the day from her new book Fabric Flowers (and a giveaway!)

I was invited by Amy Barickman and Indygo Junction to participate in their Fabric Flower Blog Tour by creating one of the designs from their latest book, Fabric Flowers. I chose to create the Selvedge Dahlia, a pretty posie flower that utilizes all the tiny scraps we always tend to accumulate. I love that you can use so little fabric to make this flower, and I REALLY love how quick and easy it is. I didn’t have to learn any tricky new techniques, and I got to enjoy making a pretty flower with materials I had lying around my work table, so I give it a definite A+.

Tonight I made this flower with scraps from the lady bow ties I make for Hello Holiday. It all came together in about 30 minutes, and I’m sure it’ll be in regular rotation with the rest of my favorite flower accessories.

Amy Barickman also is sharing a copy of her new book, Fabric Flowers, and Clover’s new Fuse N Gather & Wrap N Fuse Piping tools. I’m talkin’ Nancy Zieman status, y’all. You can also receive 20% off of your next IndygoJunction.com order with code FFBK2. In this video you can see more previews from Fabric Flowers–there’s clearly lots of project inspiration in there, so if you’re a flower lover or a craft hound, you will probably find lots of fun things to in this new book.

To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment. I’ll contact you at the end of the Blog Tour and get the book and some extra goodies sent to you ASAP!

Tons of bloggers are sharing a new flower each day, and you have a chance to win in each post! Check out the rest of these awesome bloggers on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:

2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts
2/11/13 – Tatertots & Jello
2/12/13 – Family Ever After
2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff
2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side
2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog
2/18/13 – Lazy Girl Designs
2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou
2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft
2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard
2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs
2/25/13 – Taradara
2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter
2/27/13 – Craft Gossip
2/28/13 – How Joyful
3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews
3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes
3/5/13 – In Color Order
3/6/13 – See Kate Sew
3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte
3/8/13 – Sew Caroline
3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Flower Project

stay crafty. xx

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60 thoughts on “Selvedge Dahlia: Amy Barickman’s flower of the day from her new book Fabric Flowers (and a giveaway!)”

  1. Brittany M. says:

    These are so cute. I love the fabric you picked!

  2. Sherryl says:

    Oooh! I love fabric flowers. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing prize!

  3. Carmen says:

    What a fun flower – so cute with the polka dots!

  4. This book looks like so much fun, and I am loving seeing a bunch of new blogs while following along :)

  5. What a wonderful giveaway! I need this book to make flowers for my 2 1/2 yr old daughter!

  6. Jenny S says:

    Your flower is darling! Love the polka dots.

  7. Thank you for showing the Dahlia. I am enjoying seeing all the beautiful flowers and having all the plans in my head for ways to use the book and any goodies. Thanks.

  8. Liz O says:

    Lovely flower! Thanks for being part of this hop and for the chance to win a copy of this book!
    Have a wonderful day!

  9. Gina S. says:

    Love your flower and would love to win the book


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