“Sew Tina!” Is SOOOOOO Good, “Says Gina!”–Book Review and Give Away!

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 dtina%20book%20cover-thumb.jpgesign 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.

81 thoughts on ““Sew Tina!” Is SOOOOOO Good, “Says Gina!”–Book Review and Give Away!

  1. Tina Givens’ fabric collections are wonderful so know her book will be too. Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. I’m really enjoying the blog tours! mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  2. i have always loved tina’s fabric. for me it is whimsy, fantasy and just pretty! can’t wait to check out the book! i hope i win!

  3. Tina’s characters have such charm and spirit. I’m captivated by her designs. The book looks to be terrific.
    Leslie S. in MN
    esclante[at]comcast[dot]net

  4. Thanks so much guys for all the sweet comments… this is what inspires me to create. Good luck and hope you win a book, fabric, sewing patterns and more…. it’s a great one! See you on the tour… all the best
    TG

  5. Thanks for the interview. The book looks wonderful and I am looking forward to buying it (if I dont win one!) thanks for the giveaways.

  6. This book looks just wonderful. Also, I cannot wait to get started on decorating my little girls’ room with the Opal Owl fabrics I have been buying.

  7. What a wonderful interview. I love that she moves from one medium to the next…because I find myself pulled to do the same thing. I can’t wait to read her book and see all of the beautiful patterns. What a wonderful inspiration. Thank you for sharing her with us. :)

    ~Teresa

  8. I always thought that Tina’s designs were fresh and daring! Her children’s patterns fit the mode. They are adorable!

  9. Great interview! I have always loved Tina’s designs and I’m really excited that she has written this book!

  10. It was really great to “get to know” about one of my very favorite designers. She never goes out of style and I continue to buy from many of her lines.

  11. It was really great to “get to know” about one of my very favorite designers. She never goes out of style and I continue to buy from many of her lines.

  12. Just starting to sew and would love to make these sweet items for my grandchild to be!!!
    Terri
    meterr70 AT gmail DOT com

  13. I enetered the contest on the first day of the post. don’t see my comment. Hopefully this hasn’t excluded me from the contest……pick me pick me!!!!

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