Indygo Junction's Fabric Flowers Review + Giveaway!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Today I have a fun new book to share with you and a giveaway to boot! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Indygo Junction's Fabric Flowers by Amy Barickman! You'll find 25 different fabric flowers in this book, made with a variety of techniques.  These flowers are perfect for embellishing your outfits, bags, gifts, home--the possibilities are endless!


For my flower, I choose to use the red prints from my line with Art Gallery Fabrics, Color Me Retro!


I made the Pinked Posy! I added an extra gathered layer so that I could incorporate all three prints! I found the sweet orange button to match at my local Jo-Ann. I think I'll use my flower to embellish a tote bag or perhaps display on my inspiration board!

I had a lot of fun making this flower pin! The instructions were easy to follow and it was good to get myself out of my comfort zone and use fabric in a different way than I'm used to. I definitely need to do more crafts like these. I have my eye on a few other flowers in the book!

You can get a better view of all the flowers in this video! There really is a little bit of everything in this book! Who knew there were so many different ways to make fabric flowers? I'd love to try some of the flowers that use wool!


Don’t miss the rest of the stops on the tour:
2/2/13 - Indygo Junction Kick Off Post
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
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 (you're here!)
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


Now how about a giveaway? Many of the projects use handy Clover notions and tools! So, along with a copy of Fabric Flowers, the winner will receive Clover Fuse 'N Gather and Clover Wrap 'N Fuse Piping! I'm excited to try these products out myself!

To enter, simply leave a comment! Giveaway will be open until Friday, March 8th at 5pm CST.  One entry per person, all entries welcome.

And a little treat for everyone! Use code FFBK22 - for 20% off your IndygoJunction.com order (offer expires 5/1/13)!

Good Luck!

175 comments :

heart of charnwood said...

Ooh, this looks like fun, fingers crossed! :)

Noela said...

Would love to win this. Am wanting to use fabric flowers on some of my bags and other things that I am making. Hugs......

Chrissy said...

Ohh I love making fabric flowers. I'm going to have to check this book out.

memmens said...

These are gorgeous, there are lots of things I could sew flowers onto! thanks for the giveaway

Lucky Duck Dreams said...

I ❤ these flowers!

Joan and Kevin said...

The book looks great!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Annie said...

I looooooove fabric flowers - have made a couple from tutorials on the net....I would so love to win this book. Even my 15 year old daughter has got me to make her a couple to jazz up her clothing.....now thats pretty cool ;-) Thank you so much for the giveaway Jeni.

Karen said...

Think of the beautiful garden you could make! Good luck to all!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

This looks like a great book. I love to use flowers on bags, and lapel and hat pins

Paula Ganyard said...

Such creativity! It looks like a great book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

Eva said...

Love your flower! The button is just the perfect finish! My package with my order of Color Me Retro arrived today, I just have to go pick it up from the post office!!! Yay! :-)

Gene Black said...

What fun! I love the fabric flowers. They would be great as embellishments on crazy quilts or little girl clothing.

naiadkitty said...

What cute flowers! And I love how yours turned out! Beautiful!

Teje Karjalainen said...

That looks wonderful book! I have made some flowers from fabric and felt but would really need new ideas! Thank you for sharing!
nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen H said...

We have a wedding coming up in our family this year - I think it would be fun to make the flowers. Thanks for the chance!

Marla's Crafts said...

Very interesting. That is a really nice give away. Thanks for a chance to win.

Cliodana said...

that's a pretty book love to win it thank's for the chance to! have a beautiful day like your flower!

LJ said...

The flower you made turned out so cute - especially in your new fabrics!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Ellyn said...

looks like a fun book!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Now that would so fun to make! thank you for the chance.

Julie B. said...

Thanks for the chance to win the book! I have many things I can embellish with fabric flowers!

M-R Charbonneau said...

That looks like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Mommarock said...

I'm always trying to learn something new. This would be quite exciting to try.

Mar García said...

Your flower is amazing, I love your fabric collection. Thanks for the chance!

Heather B said...

I would love to win this book for my daughter! I think it would be perfect to get her into sewing. 2 years old is old enough to start right?! lol Thanks for the chance!

Julie Romero said...

I would love to have this book to play with!

Sewing Mom said...

How lovely...the flowers are so pretty. Thanks for a chance to win.

Cheryl said...

Such cute flowers, looks like a great book

Anya said...

Oh my goodness - the rose bouquet is beautiful!

timian said...

Fabric flowers are so cute! Looks like a handy book to look up.

Emily said...

Looks like a fun book! Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I love the red fabrics. I t makes the flower look so cute. Its' definitely spring

Gill said...

Pretty flower - this looks a great book, I would love to win a copy!

Niki said...

What a gorgeous book! Love your flower, especially.

Rebecca Grace said...

Your little red flower is so sweet, Jeni! I watched the video -- LOTS of really cute ideas in there. If I had a little girl (instead of two rowdy boys!) I would be making a gazillion of these flowers to go with every outfit, putting them on headbands, barrettes, little felt purses, ballet slippers... Which reminds me, I need to get my butt OFF the computer and UPSTAIRS to my sewing room -- my niece's 5th birthday is in 5 days and I'm scrambling to finish a very girly-girl quilt for her! Wish me luck. :-)

Luciana ♥ said...

Thank you for sharing your findings with everyone ... pretty much work with fabric flowers, recycle very, very difficult to buy fabrics I usually use leftover seamstresses, companies cut clothes ... and I love it all too. love your blog, thanks for everything!

Miss Heather said...

How fun!

ELNM said...

The flower looks great in your new fabric! It's nice that you can change up the patterns for more creative options. Thanks for the chance!
ellen(at)myerly(dot)net

Sandy said...

This book looks so amazing. I would love to learn different ways of making fabric flowers :)

beaquilter said...

uhh fun!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Think spring...and flowers! Nice giveaway! Thnx.

Anonymous said...

I love your cheerful flower and the fabrics you used!

Elizabeth said...

My daughter would love some fabric flowers!

Shirley said...

Lovin' the unique and different Spring posies!

Emily Cassidy said...

Love this! I could use some ideas for an upcoming wedding :)

Becky N said...

Ohh! I'd love to win. I think fabric flowers are SOOOO beautiful!

Jane Coombs said...

Lots of fun ideas here to embellish my sewing projects. Thanks.

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I think some fabric flowers could dress-up my scrubs for work. Thanks for the give away!

Donna~~ said...

Looks like fun--and a good way to bring the spring flowers out a bit early! :)

Megan said...

Such a cute little flower! I think fabric flowers are the best!

Elsa said...

Really lovely flower with your fabric and I love all things Clover!
Thanks for the giveaway!

krichey said...

With 4 grand daughters to sew for, this would make a great addition to my pattern arsenal! Thanks for a chance to win.

carrie said...

What a great giveaway! Clover tools are so handy, I use their bias tape makers all the time!

Anita said...

How fun, I love the idea of making these as embellishments.

Janny said...

The book looks great, so does your flower!

Nisa-mom said...

Oh wow, is this just coincident or what ? I got a flower fabric (in the middle) yesterday but still don't know what should I make. And your flower is beautiful too. Thank you for giveaway

Debra B. said...

I love your fabric choices! A perfect flower to embellish almost anything!

Fujifunmum said...

Oh! What a cute flower! I'd love to win this book

Unknown said...

My girls have started experimenting making their own fabric flowers for their head bands, etc. This would be so timely!

Robin T said...

I have many bags I want to make. The flowers will look great on them.

Lady Dragoness said...

Would love to have this book... There are so many things I want to do with the flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.

carla said...

Hi!!! I love the flowers!!! Thanks for the fun give away!!!

Nikita said...

Love that flower arrangement! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

Richard Healey said...

Love the flower thanks for chance to win.

Sisterino said...

Oh wow... I would have so much fun with this!! Thanks for the chance to win!

susie said...

Thanks for the opportunity - cute flower!

LILA-ANNE said...

My granddaughter would love me to make these fabric flowers to wear in her hair! Would love to win this book.

Paty Z said...

What a lovely book, looks like a lot of fun! Hope I win.

Pam said...

Great looking flowers, I will have to try this out.

Jayme said...

Very cool!! I love your version!

Deb said...

What lovely flowers....these would be perfect to make for my daughter.

txjackson5 said...

I have this book and I can't wait to start playing!!

Unknown said...

I NEED this book! Cute, cute!!!

Alexis said...

So cute! And I love your fabric line.

modernamishplain said...

awesome! I wasn't aware there was a book on fabric flowers. I've looked in the past for different ways to make them. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing:D

Pontos da Flávia said...

This is a cool giveaway! Please pick me! Thanks for te chance!

Anonymous said...

What a great looking book! I can't wait to see it.

Rebeckah Austin said...

Looks like fun!

Lisa said...

Looks like it could be a lot of fun!

Peggy Clyde said...

I can see many possibilities with this. Thanks.

Gnomemade said...

Adorable flower! Thanks for the chance to win!

Gina said...

I love making flowers!! Those products are very intriguing; I have not seen anything like them before and seem like they would be great fun to try!

Becky S. said...

Looks like a great book! I would love to make some cute flowers. Thanks for the chance to win.

julia said...

These look like fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I love your flower - sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks for the chance to win

audrey said...

Oh wow! Looks like a great book that my daughters would be sure to fight over.:)

Alanna said...

Your flower turned out great! Thanks for the give-away :)

Dahlia Reyes said...

So cool! I love fabric flowers, they are so beautiful :D

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Love your flower and it looks like a really fun book!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Com a primavera a caminho...Flores e livros seria o sol a iluminar os meus dias.Sua flor é linda e o livro eu quero na minha mesa de trabalho.
Obrigada.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Lynn said...

Love the flowers! I'm planning a wedding for my daughter and these would be fun to incorporate.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Fabulous flower!! What a fun giveaway!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great book! Your flower looks FAB!

Beverly said...

Love your flower, can not wait to read the book.

CJ said...

I just started out making fabric flowers, and would love to get my hands on this book to learn more techniques on making different flowers!

Thanks for this great giveaway! Good luck everyone! :)

Katy Cameron said...

Fabulous giveaway, I'm intrigued by the notions, thanks for the chance to win :o)

Jennyroo said...

Looks like fun!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

I love this book! Your flower is so cute - of course the fabric is gorgeous! :)

nicole w said...

what a great book and giveaway!

Liz O. said...
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Liz O. said...

What a lovely posy flower! Thanks for the chanceto win!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz

Kirsty said...

I really love the look of this book, the flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for a chance to win!

hueisei said...

I like fabric flowers!!

Kia said...

I've been looking for just such a book to craft flowers for my wedding!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

I love your flower! It's so fun :) This looks like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Cheryl said...

Lovely flower....the fabric you chose is so pretty...

Paule-Marie said...

Great little flower. Saw you as the Aurifil designer of the month. I'm making a little wall (door) hanging with 3 dimensional flowers so this book is perfect.

Lori Jane said...

This looks like a great book. I am a librarian and ordered a copy for my library, but it would be wonderful to have my own copy. I can't wait to make flowers!

Denise said...

I love the three prints you used! I really want this book!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

Rachelle said...

I think I'd like to try some flower embellishing

SuzOH said...

This book looks like one I really need to have, so many pretty flowers.

peaknits said...

Thank you for a chance! Love this book and your fabric in the flower pattern is fantastic!!

sarahlozecki said...

This would b fun to try on a larger scale and make a blanket.

bee said...

oh these are darling! i make some simple ones at work but would love to learn other techniques!

Nicole said...

Can't wait to get this book or better yet, win it! Thx for the chance

Melody said...

This looks like a good book.

melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Lynn H said...

Pretty flowers!

corsetkitten (aka Erica) said...

That's really nifty stuff-- I'd never have even thought of doing stuff like that! What a great give away!

Unknown said...

I am so excited to have found this blog. My project list for 2013 includes making my own fabric flowers accent the totes I plan to make. I would love to use you book for inspiration. Creativity is not a skill I have to any great degree, yet.
lbhudson2001@yahoo.com

MaryBeth said...

Thanks for the chance to win.

Fancy That Notion said...

I love looking at all the things that you ladies have made from this book!:)

ErikawithaK said...

Another fun giveaway! I need to spend more time doing frivilous crafts. They make me happy.

fran18 said...

Oh how I wish I would win.

Unknown said...

Wow, thanks for a great giveaway! Love your blog!
-Melissa

danielle said...

I love your line of fabrics, and how you used those 3 reds together! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Sue K said...

Very cute!

Waverlee said...

Your fabrics are perfect for this flower! Just gorgeous :)

Unknown said...

Love the little orange button :) These would be fun!

Jen said...

Those Fabric Flowers look very inspirational , I would love to give it a go ! Hope I win xx

mn said...

Great flowers!! what a clever idea! so spring-y!!!

mnumme@sluggy.net

Sarah_L_N said...

This book looks so cute. I've not tried making fabric flowers before, but now I want to try!

Scrap 4 Fun said...

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Scrap 4 Fun said...

oops...The above comment should have said....Thanks for the chance to win...I love how your flower came together. Gayle

annemarie said...

Thanks for the chance to win - I would love this book.

Unknown said...

I really like your flower - there are so many uses for them! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Lois said...

fingers are crossed. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

Tammy said...

What a awesome book. I would love to be the new proud owner. Thanks for the chance to enter. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

Courtneysews said...

I'd love to win! I love fabric flowers!!! Thanks!

Sharon said...

I made a purse for one of my granddaughters and put a flower on it. It turned out great. Thanks for the chance to win.

Unknown said...

I'm a fabric flower fanatic!
buffyh_6(AT)yahoo(DOTCOM)

Joyce said...

Love to add flowers to bags. thanks for the giveaway.

lag123 said...

I would love to learn how to make these flowers!

lag110 at mchsi dot com

Celtic Thistle said...

Yay! Another reason to hoard all those fabric scraps!

Ginger said...

Looks like a great book!

Pinspot said...

With four daughters, that book would surely get some good use! Thanks for the chance!

qltmom9 said...

Oooo...would love to play with those. Love the Hello Kitty pics.~

Lucy~

Donna Hollingsworth said...

I would love to win this book and supplies! I would stay in my sewing room for hours playing with it!!!

Carla G said...

This book looks fabulous! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

Sarah Oswald said...

i would love to win this it looks like a wonderful craft to do. thanks for the chance!!!

Fran said...

I can see myself putting these flowers on bags, dresses, and who knows what else! They are so cute!

Anita said...

Looks like a cool book! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Amy DeCesare said...

The more I see of this book, the more I'd love to have it. Your Color Me Retro flower is so very pretty - a great partnership with the book.

Carolyn in Kentucky said...

I love your flower, it would be perfect on not only bags, but also on jewelry and quilts. Thanks for a chance at the giveaway.

Liz said...

It looks like a great book, and I love your flower!!

dd said...

Love pink (and Hello Kitty). Would love to win the book too. You're flower and color choices are so bright and spring-like!

Angie said...

I'd really like to win this book. I'd like to make a fabric flower wreath for my front door.

Providence Handmade said...

What a fun book! I'd love to try those notions too. :)

carolann said...

Wow, what a fun project! I would love to try the book and notions.

Afton Warrick said...

I'd love to win. It looks like so much fun.

Heather said...

I love all the projects you are making with the color me retro fabrics! I'm in love with your line! Thanks for the chance to win.

Heather said...

I love all the projects you are making with the color me retro fabrics! I'm in love with your line! Thanks for the chance to win.

charissa said...

would love to win!
charissa
star5601@optonline.net

Penny said...

I've never made fabric flowers before but I'd love to make some for my daughters!

Gina S said...

Would love to try the wrap and fuse piping.

Champagne Works said...

How interesting! Would love to give it a whirl!

Jody said...

I'd love to add some new ideas to my baby hats!!! THanks for a great giveaway!
jodym7atyahoo.com

Jenny L said...

I'd love to win this book - what gorgeous flowers!

Mona said...

Looks great :)

The Rx quilter said...

Wow, looks like a cool book! Lisa in Texas

andri. said...

Wrap and fuse piping sounds convenient!:)

Unknown said...

Yippie! thanks for the chance

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Looks like a lovely book!

rosepetal said...

I've made rolled fabric flowers before but not this kind. They are really cute!

Unknown said...

I'd love to win. I just stumbled upon your great blog.