Phoebe Flock Quilt Giveaway

There’s a lot happening on the blog this week. First, the Summer with Trader Joe’s series kicked off its second week with salads on Tuesday. Today, I’m participating with 5 other bloggers in a really great giveaway for a really great quilt.

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I can’t sew worth a lick. Well, I can sew a pillowcase with guidance. Oh, and a string of paper circles.

So, I’m always amazed by people who can sew really beautiful and creative things AND have kids at the same time.

Introducing Joanna of  Phoebe Flock. She made this really great quilt we’re giving away AND  she has kids.

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*I told you it was G R E A T.*

 

 

Here’s  a link to her Etsy Shop where she sells a variety of creative goods; I especially like the cloth napkins.

When you go to her shop, enter the code SUMMERFUN10 and you’ll receive 10% off your purchase.

 

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*I think this one’s my favorite.*

 

Susanna at {Re}visionary Life recently interviewed Joanna about her creative process and inspiration.  Here’s what she had to say.

Why did you start Phoebe Flock and where does the name come from?

i started it because i love creating things. and i was running out of space in my house and people to give things to.

phoebeflock was actually first my blog name, then my business name. i love birds. and i also love the name phoebe. if our first born had been a girl, he would have been “phoebe.” one of the reasons i started my blog was because i really value community and blogs are just that: community. i thought of a group of birds. a flock. a community.

so, there you go. phoebeflock.

What got you started with sewing?

i had an idea for what i wanted the nursery bedding to look like when i was pregnant with my son, samuel. i had pictures in my head and no idea how to make them a reality. my mom came to visit and she helped. she gave me tools. she listened and instructed. we sewed and sewed and soon i had finished pieces in my hands. my ideas had become tangible and i was hooked. i had more pictures and concepts rolling around in my head and i wanted to hold them in my hands too. so i dug in.

What or who inspires you the most?

definitely stuff that God has made. i love seeing the color combinations He has put into place. dark grey tree bark with aqua lichen and an orange mushroom. the way a tree bends in the wind– toward the setting sun. the 5 blues on a bluebird. all of that. and the list is never exhausted– you’ve never seen it all. He made such cool stuff.

the need is also inspirational. my daughter wants a sleeping bag for her doll. hmm…. how can i use half ideas i already have in order to make something useful for her? without the need i’m sometimes stumped.

a need or a picture. one of those things has to be present in order for me to be inspired.

Tell us about your favorite project ever.

so difficult to choose! i think i’d have to pick the first quilt i made. i made it for samuel, including scrap fabric from so many places– jason’s shirts, and auntie’s shirt here and there, some left over things from his crib bedding. it is not a well made quilt at all, but it has a whole pile of love in it. and i remember how satisfying it was to see all of the tiny squares become bigger and bigger pieces. we all somehow end up under that quilt when we’re sick. it’s a good quilt- already falling apart, but good.

What would you say is the purpose of creativity in our lives, your life?

God is the Creator. He created it all. everything around, and in, us. when we create something, we are echoing His creative work. not only are we using gifts and materials He has given, but we are reminding ourselves, and the world that, yes, we are made in the image of God. He created- and, on a much lesser scale, i create.

the day-to-day purposes of the creative process is fleshed out in so many different ways in each of our lives– mine included. putting my creativity to work brings me joy and satisfaction.

i love creating. i think it’s one of His best ideas.

 

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Don’t you want this quilt?

I really love its modern, geometric design. Plus, it looks like the perfect snuggle-up-on-a-rainy- day-and-read-a-good-book blanket.

Enter the giveaway by following the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck!

 

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  • Tina

    I think everything is amazing! I have so much appreciation and love for handmade items! I’d LOVE to learn how to quilt someday. I think the Sweet Lap/Baby Quilt with Rectangle Design
    Is absolutely gorgeous along with the geometric one that’s on this giveaway post! I’d love to design my daughters nursery around an amazing handmade piece like this one! Thank you!

    • Julie Davis

      Good luck! That sounds like a great idea.

  • Brook Blaylock

    I love the napkins, but I especially love the decorative birds. They remind me of Christmas tree ornaments I had as a child. I would love to use them on my tree this year!

    • Julie Davis

      Hi Brook! Nice to see you here (even though we’ve never met). I thought the embroidery hoops and the bird were really great, too. Vintage meets modern.

  • Sarah Pacosa

    Quilting is something I want to learn but just never sit down to do…one of these days. I love her thought process!

    • Julie Davis

      I was hoping you’d enter!

  • Sarah Coenen

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the decorative garland. Gorgeous items!!! This quilt is lovely. Good luck everyone! :o)

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