Fabric Flowers from Indygo Junction review and giveaway

I was recently asked if I would like to review Amy Barickman’s (of Indygo Junction) newest book, Fabric Flowers and I jumped at the chance. I love all the fun ideas and techniques (at least 25 different ones) for fabric flowers that are contained in this beautiful book.  It’s such a nifty reference with lots of pretty inspiration and information.
I love to work with wool and wool-felt, so I chose to create the large Spiral Bloom. I used the pattern and method in the book to create this rosette with the contrasting detail.
I also tried a slightly simplified version where I just stitched the outer edge, rather than adding the contrasting wool embellishment. I machine stitched using Aurifil wool thread to give the stitching extra thickness and I really like the result. I think I need to try more with wool thread too.


I really am impressed by the quality of this book – I would highly recommend it if you love creating floral embellishments – so many pretty ideas in one place. The video above gives a nice sampling of the projects and pictures from the book.
If you would like a look at other projects from the book, visit these other stops on the Fabric Flowers blog tour:
2/2/13 – Indygo Junction
2/4/13 – Kollabora
2/5/13 – CraftFoxes 
2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets 
2/7/13 – Princess Lasertron 
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 (moi)
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 Project
And today, Indygo Junction is giving away a copy of the book and a collection of Clover Yo-Yo Makers in four different sizes. Some of the projects in the book are designed using the handy Clover products for creating embellishments. I love these yo-yo makers – they are so snazzy and slick – you can make the perfect looking yo-yo’s so quickly.  
I’ve been experimenting creating yo-yo’s out of fabrics besides quilter’s cotton like linen and silky rayons. They turn out so pretty.

To enter to win a copy of Fabric Flowers and a collection of 4 Clover Yo-Yo Makers, just leave a comment on this post. Giveaway open until Saturday, March 2, midnight MST. GIVEAWAY CLOSED.

Looks like a beautiful book. Thanks for the chance.

And as a gift to everyone Indygo Junction is giving you 20% off your next IndygoJunction.com order with the code FFBK17. Offer good until 5/1/13!


Comments

  1. says

    I've read other reviews of this book also, and it looks like a good one. I haven't made flowers in the past, but I have a 2 year old daughter, and I suspect that the ability to make flower embelishments will come in handy in the coming years! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. says

    I enjoyed that video but it sure made me want to have a closer look. I like your flower and think the extra detail is wonderful; now I'm curious as to how it's done.

  3. says

    I just stopped by to say THANK YOU so very much for the lovely giveaway from Westwood – I was so thrilled to wake up to the &quot;You Won!&quot; email today. I truly love your blog and appreciate your inspirations and tutorials, and your generosity! <br />Thanks again,<br />manybooks (Linda)

  4. says

    Wow! this looks like a great reference book…I love to make fabric flowers. They are so versatile. I&#39;ll have to purchase it if I don&#39;t win. Thanks! Connie in California

  5. says

    I&#39;ve never tried projects with yo-yo&#39;s, but I do love working with felt. Thanks for showing us both the simple version and the one with the contrast trim. Beautiful!<br />ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

  6. says

    Exactly what I need! I love the beautiful flowers…fabric and flowers, perfect together! Also, I recently thought, &quot;I need to learn how to make those cute yo-yo&#39;s&quot;. Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. says

    Yoyo makers? There is such a thing? I was going to start a project this week that calls for yoyos, would love to make it easier! That looks like a great book… one to add to the list….

  8. says

    I love the yo-yos! They would look great with shimmery fabric and a big rhinestone in the center! Can you tell I like me some bling! This book should really give me some creative ideas. Thanks for the giveaway.

  9. says

    Love yo-yos – my great grandfather, when confined to his bed, made a coverlet for a single bed completely out of yo-yos and did it by hand without the clover products! 😉 Would love to make one also!

  10. says

    Those flowers are just cute, the yo yo&#39;s look similar to &quot;Suffolk Puffs&quot; something I have never made so it would be so good to win.

  11. says

    Love those pansies on the hat pictured on the front cover of this book! Who wouldn&#39;t want to win this book? Thanks for doing this give-away. I just found you on Pinterest and came to read your blog. I will be back again!

  12. says

    These flowers are sooo cute! I am already picking fabrics in my mind to go with different outfits. (and some great gifts too!) Thank you for the chance to win this give-away. I promise I&#39;ll make bunches of flowers if I win it!

  13. says

    I am not entering any giveaways this year…..except this one!! I really would love this book-my 11 year old daughter and I enjoy making things like this.<br />Thanks!<br />Carin

  14. says

    Oh, I&#39;m thinking I just adore this book… love the cover and YoYos are my thing. I started creating some just to keep my hands busy when I sit with my family at night. They&#39;re addicting!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

  15. says

    Thank you so much Amy for a chance at the give-away! This book looks wonderful &amp; I&#39;ve never made fabric flowers! Who knew?!<br />mgw070 at shaw dot ca

  16. says

    This looks like a great book! I love embellishing with fabrics, and would love the yo-yo makers. Thanks for the chance to win!<br /><br />wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com<br />

  17. says

    This sounds like a really interesting book and I&#39;ve been very interested in those clover gadgets. Thank you for putting my name in the hat for the drawing!

  18. says

    neat book and pretty flowers! haven&#39;t made yo-yos myself, but mom, being a crafty woman herself made lots of things with yo-yos … slipper scuffs and hairbands, i remember, among other things, including a clown doll 60 some years ago. thanx for the chance to win some yo-yo makers. i could make a quilt top with scattered yo-yo flowers on it.

  19. says

    Very pretty. That would be a great book to own. You just can&#39;t go wrong with flowers. They seem to be very popular these days. Thanks for the chance to enter your giveaway. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

  20. says

    Since my hubby can&#39;t give me flowers, &#39;cuz the cats will eat them and go to a corner somewhere and barf them up – I would love a book to make some fabric ones. Thanks for the give away!

  21. says

    Oh I need this book!!!! The flowers made me smile when i saw them. It is such a pretty way to embellish clothing and accessories with my own bit of flair. Thank you for reveiwing the book and sharing with us today!

  22. says

    Sounds like a fun book to get your creative juices flowing. Your flower turned out great! I love working with wool as well. Thanks for sharing your flower with us.<br /><br />Thank you and Indygo Junction for a super giveaway and a chance to win.<br /><br />usairdoll@gmail(dot)com

  23. says

    Wow! This book would be right up my street – I even have a Pinterest board for making all kinds of different flowers because I love themso much! Then the Clover Yo-Yo makers…..I have been looking at these for so long, but couldn&#39;t justify the spend as money is really tight, sadly, with being on disability only. I shall try and keep my fingers crossed that my name gets drawn for this

  24. says

    I&#39;m only just starting doing crafts. My plan is to be able to do lots of different crafts with my daughter when she is older. I figure I better get a heads start so I have some idea what I&#39;m doing lol

  25. says

    i have made one of their flowers before, it was so easy and looked great on the head band/ear warmer that I made. The pattern was really well written. I would love the opportunity to make some of their other designs. Thanks.

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