I first met Tina Givens at Quilt Market several years back…her style of designing fabrics were like no other–quite out of the box! Her colors amazing and crazy, the design elements unusual, but spectacular. The size and scale of the design elements larger than life and perhaps not fully understood in the quilting world. That is…until…you put them all together into a quilt or creative project.
Tina is a multi-talented artist who designs textiles, giftware, ornaments, clothing, quilts and more.
Her quilt and clothing designs and patterns are simple ,yet stunning. I knew I liked her instantly, because–she is adorable, nice and talented– and because I felt I had a similar philosophy about the way I design patterns. Be simple in design, but pick great fabrics…Make the fabric do all the work to make your quilt fantastic.
I got asked to review and help promote her book "Sew Tina!".
See more of the Blog Tour sponsored by Lark Books, the publisher here. I am thrilled to be a part of the fun.
The book has 30 cute projects and adorable decor items for kids and infants. A few of my favorites? "Bouncy Beret"–a dang cute hat; "Brookies"–oversized and comfortable fancy shorts; and the reversible skirt–just for those who love to change their mind and their clothes a ba-zillion times. And what girl wouldn't love to sleep under the "Sweet Dreams Canopy"?
The full-color book features a pattern pack (full-sized) at the front of the book and great illustrations and directions. All of the projects are made using Tina's fabric line from Westminster Fibers/FreeSpirit Fabrics.
It is obvious that this mother of three "gets it" when it comes to creating simple designs that make "eveyday glorious".
Catch Tina's blog at tinagivens.blogspot.com.
Tina has also offered a giveaway! yippee!
Please make a comment by October 31, 2010 at midnight—the witching hour on Halloween– and you will be randomly selected to win a book, fabric packs or stationery from Tina. I will pick 5 winners and ship out your goodies.