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Patchwork, Please! Week#7 Dino-Mite Hat + {Giveaway}

July 14, 2013


Patchwork Please Sew Along
 

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Hi Everyone! Welcome to the Week #7 of Patchwork, Please! Sew-Along! If you just tuning in, Lindsay of LR Stitched and Debbie of A Quilter’s Table are hosting another Zakka Sewalong 2.0 (if you missed Zakka 1.0 check out Lindsey’s blog)!   Each week they’re highlighting a project from the book: Patchwork, Please! by Ayumi Takahashi.  Ayumi makes awesome projects and her blog is a a must follow.

June 3: Penny | Sew Take a Hike :: Bell Pepper Coasters
June 10: Maureen | MC Handmade :: B,L,D Towels
June 17: Anna | Noodlehead :: Lettered Tea Cozy + Pouch
June 24: Angela | Cut to Pieces :: Polka Dot Cafe Apron (yay! you’re here!)
July 1: Lynne | Lily’s Quilts :: Diamond Patchwork Placemat
July 8: Lindsey | LRstitched :: Yum Yum Apple Bib
July 15: Sukie | Don’t Ya Know :: Dino-Mite Hat
July 22: Jennifer | Ellison Lane :: Book for Baby Quilt
July 29: Krista | Poppyprint :: My Scrappy Box
August 5: Kerry | Very Kerry Berry :: Swedish Bloom Time Quilt
August 12: Tamiko | Patchwork Notes :: You’ve Got Mail Wall Pocket
August 19: Monica | Happy Zombie :: Happy Hexagon Trivet
August 26: Krista | Spotted Stone Studio :: Piece of Cake Shopping Bag
Sept 2: Lori | Bee in My Bonnet :: Triangle Patchwork Box Pouch
Sept 9: Amy | During Quiet TIme :: Vintage Pencil Case
Sept 16: Svetlana | SOTAK Handmade :: I love My Ipad Quilted Cover
Sept 23: Amber | One Shabby Chick :: Handy Market Tote
Sept 30: Deb | A Quilter’s Table :: Sweet Trips Embroidery Pouch
Oct 7: Leila | Where the Orchids Grow :: Prettified Pincushion

Today I’m showing you the cutest Dino-mite hat!

Dino Hat

Ayumi wrote that is project was a quick project and that’s no lie! Also I love that the book gives your a difficulty level:

Skills Rating

I was planning to make one to fit my daughter’s head but instead we made a dino-mite hat for her teddy bear:

Dino Bear!

The fabrics that I used in this project was Mixteca by Eleanor Grosh for Cloud 9 Fabrics (spikes and lining) and Black Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman for the outer shell.

Mexteca

The one thing I did do differently from the book is with the spikes.  Instead of pivoting, I just went the end.  And then I did the same for the opposite side.  The main reason is you’ll be trimming it anyway.

Points & Cutting

I also reused the ribbon that tied the fabric bundles as the ribbon for the hat:

Ribbon

Overall, this project is super adorable and I’m kind of proud of myself that I could do it. . . I know that sounds lame but this is in the world of sewing clothes – and I don’t ever sew clothes (cause I suck ass at it).

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Both Lindsay and Debbie we able to line up great sponsors for this sewalong!

Aurifil, Pellon, and Form and Fabric are sponsoring my blog’s giveaway today – winners will get either receive a variety pack of aurifil thread, pellon sample pack, or fun form and fabric pack.  Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite project from the sewalong is so far.

Also remember, if you decided to join the sew along – there’s so many more prizes and projects on the way! I’ll be drawing winners at the end of the week.

My creation

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  • johanna lovering July 15, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I think your dino hat is adorable. My favorite so far is the apple bib.
    I’m actually waiting to see the scrappy box project. I love ayumi’s designs they just are so fresh.

  • Carlene Buck July 15, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I just found your site. I think the bear hat would be an excellent hat for my great niece who is only 6 months old now….but she is growing! And my niece would love it which makes it a win-win.

  • Rozina D. July 15, 2013 at 11:54 am

    So far my favorite project has been the apron. It is so neat to see everybody’s different spin on the same patterns! Thanks for participating!

  • Julie Pickles July 15, 2013 at 11:55 am

    The projects for kids are my favorite so far. I have the book but haven’t joined in yet because I was waiting to get to them! I didn’t make the bib because my babies are too old for those, but will be making the dino hat this week. I also like the trivet, but we haven’t gotten to that week yet!

  • Tamie July 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    I think this little hat might be my favorite. I will have a new granddaughter soon and it would be so cute for her!

  • Vera July 15, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Cool but I would worry the thread would go loose while turning and pinching the points of those spikes.

  • Linda F. July 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    I actually think my favorite project was the first one – the bell pepper coasters that I made a hot pad instead.

  • Patti July 15, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Fabulous job on the hat! My favourite project so far was the placemat. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • dawn - mi rincón de amriposas July 15, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    I’ve loved this hat, it’s my favorite! 😀

  • Emily C July 15, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I love the hat, so cute. My favorite is the bib. I am making one as a potholder.

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  • Pam July 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve been following this delightful sew-along, and so far my favorite project is your dinosaur hat creation. I have a two-year old granddaughter who loves dinosaurs so I’m definitely going to make her one. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Karen July 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    that hat is so darn cute!!! I think my little man may need one

  • LJ July 15, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    Mr. Bear looks so cool in his new hat!! What a cute project.

  • Debbie July 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Your Dino-Mite-hat is Dino-Adorable! Thank you for this great post on this cute project!

  • Nesta July 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I can’t wait to try making this hat! Your post is really encouraging and your hat looks great!

  • Cara Halvorson July 16, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I like the placemat best!

  • Kay July 16, 2013 at 2:59 am

    Such a cute hat. My favourite project so far is from last week as I love placemats. Thanks for a great giveaway too.

  • Allison C July 16, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I thought the apple bib was my favorite so far, but this takes the cake! I wish my dogs would tolerate me dressing them up. They would look so cute with a dino hat.

  • Mycah July 16, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I think the apron was adorable, (but I also enjoyed the pepper hot pad). This hat is too cute!

  • freakadoodles July 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Cute hat! My favorite so far is the apron, and I’m looking forward to some of the bags and pouches.

  • Carmen July 16, 2013 at 10:45 am

    That hat is pretty adorable, but I have to say that my favourite so far as been the dish towels!

  • Carmen July 16, 2013 at 11:02 am

    I like this hat – I bet my toddler would look adorable in it

  • Ivy July 16, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    My fave project was the bell pepper coasters–so cute. I’m definitely gonna get around to making them soon 🙂

  • Melissa July 17, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Cute dino hat:) So far, my favorite project is the apple bib- potholder. I am loving the inspiration:)

  • Beverly July 17, 2013 at 8:06 am

    Adorable on the bear. I guess I’ll save mine for a baby gift!

  • julie wasson July 17, 2013 at 9:28 am

    every dress up bin should have one of these!

  • mary moon July 17, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Hi Amy,

    My favorite project so far was the apron it’s the one project i am keeping for myself, all the other projects will be gifts. I do think the dino hat is adorable and i had the cutest baby to model the hat i made. 🙂

  • Lisa in Port Hope July 18, 2013 at 6:34 am

    Well, I made one placemat…so that’s my favorite, If my daughter was still wearing bibs, it might have been the apple bib. Thanks!

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