Sew What you Love Blog Hop + Giveaway - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Sew What you Love Blog Hop + Giveaway

Tanya Whelan came to visit the Jolly Jabber not too long ago to show off her new collection, Sugar Hill. Well now she is back for a hop, skip and a jump to show off her stunning new book Sew What You Love. Make sure you stay until the end because there  is a prize involved!

I just want to thank the Fat Quarter Shop for being a stop on my blog tour for my new book Sew What You Love! They are such an incredible resource for fabrics on the web. As a matter of fact, they have my latest collection, Sugar Hill, which I used for some of the projects in the book, available right now. The book includes 30 projects for bags, home, children’s items (toys, bedding, clothes) and adult clothing.

It also comes with three large pattern sheets in an envelope at the back of the book and a couple of full size templates inside the book. The projects are really simple and will work for sewers at any level. Also included are techniques and tips for sewing with knits, using elastic thread and bag construction. Basically I really wanted to show projects that were simple, pretty, and easily achievable that people would want to use in their everyday life. Decorative and occasional things can be wonderful but I always get a thrill out of actually using the things I make day to day. Hoping all your projects come out perfectly in 2012 everyone.

Happy Sewing!
Tanya Whelan

Now it’s time for a giveaway. We are giving away one copy of Tanya’s Sew What You Love book. 
To enter, comment on this post telling your favorite Sugar Hill print. 
Contest closes Thursday, January 26 at midnight CST. 
Good Luck!


  1. Very difficult to choose just one– they're all so pretty!! But I really do love the Blue Falling Roses piece! Thanks! πŸ™‚

  2. That's a hard question to answer ! But, since I have to choose one, I think……it will be…….cotton green scattered roses !

  3. I love the Cotton Pink Birdy print. It's a lovely collection of designs and colors. Love the flowers too, but something about birds–gotta have. I'd enjoy having this new book. :O)

  4. The whole line of Tanya's Sugar Hill is gorgeous and if I have to pick a favorite it would be the red lantern print. Thanks for the chance to win her book…(o:

  5. I love love love the blue falling roses….so romantic and delish!!!! Would love to win the book. TW is a huge favorite of mine!!!

  6. The best of the Sugar Hill prints has got to be the green birdy print, so cute with the heads popping out of the bird houses. Thanks for the give away!

  7. eeee! I NEED this book! it is on my birthday wishlist! Love the green scattered roses and the cotton blue birdie , can't decide which I prefer. but am leaning to the cotton blue birdie since I love blue and pink together lately!

  8. I love the Red Lanterns cotton fabric!! Thanks for the chance to win such a wonderful book. I am planning to expand my sewing comfort zone, so this would be perfect!

  9. I really like Green Lantern, and not just because that's a comic book character.:) It's a great color combo and a great blender. Thanks!

  10. Blue Falling Roses is my favourite ~ I'd love to make a sundress for my daughter with that, and use the Blue Plaid for a ruffle.
    THANKS for the chance at that book!

  11. I really love the Sugar Hill Birdy print in ivory–heck, ANY color! Cheerful and cute!

  12. I'm a great fan of Tanya's fabric lines and love the sound of this book. My favourite fabric from Sugar Hill is white birdy! thanks for the chance to win

  13. My favourite would have to be the white scattered roses,I can see many things being made with this fabric,quilts,journal covers,hanging hearts etc……. πŸ™‚ Barb.

  14. These fabrics are so pretty and I am excited about a fun new sewing book that is young and hip!
    I love the Sugar Hill Cotton Blue Plaid Yardage
    b dot ringer at hotmail dot com

  15. Oh my, they are all beautiful. I especially like the pink birdy print. Thanks for this terrific giveaway. I can see this fabric line in many projects.

  16. My favorite is the Green Birdy print.

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kjkoukla(at hotmail….cm

  17. It was really difficult to choose just one! I love the colors in this line! I really like the birdy prints and the plaid.

  18. I LOVE the Sugar Hill Cotton Red Lantern fabric.
    The whole range is lovely but this is the one that catches my eye and that I can imagine using a lot in my quilts and other projects.

  19. It is so difficult to decide as I love it all but if I had to pick one it would be the Sugar Hill Cotton White Scattered Roses Yardage
    SKU# PWTW049-WHITE it is stunning and would work well with all the projects xx but I would still love it all x

  20. I love the entire collection, but it's the White Scattered Roses that reminds me of a dress (for a school dance) that my mom made for me… I've always wanted to find that fabric; this print comes the closest!

    Congratulations on your new book, Tanya!

  21. This line is so fresh and pretty! I love the Cotton White Birdy best!! Your book looks fantastic with projects that I'd love to make – thanks for the chance!

  22. Love, love, love the green birdy print. So sweet! Hard to choose, the entire fabric line is adorable. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. These remind me of my grandmother's guest room. I especially like the white birdy yardage and the blue trellis roses.

  24. That's a tough decision with this very sweet collection. I see all sorts of baby items in the Frosted Sugar Hill line, but especially the Sugar Hill Pink Birdie, for my new granddaughter due to be born in June. Thanks for the opportunity to win Tanya's book!

  25. Since I really like dots ~ I'd have to say the Sugar Hill cotton Green Lantern (or any of the dots) are my favorite! Really, the whole line is lovely!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  26. I'm not a big plaid person but I have fallen in love with these plaids. I'm sure I will find a way to use them and of course some birdies and roses, too.

    Thanks for a chance at this great giveaway.

  27. My favorite print is Sugar Hill Cotton Blue Plaid. This print would give just the right 'punch' to any project. Sounds like a very nice book for any one who likes to sew or would like to learn. Thanks for the chance to win.

  28. This is perfect timing, because I just checked Sew What You Love out of the library yesterday, and was on Tanya's blog a few minutes ago! All of the prints are beautiful, but I think the Pink Falling Roses is my favorite.

  29. Love the Sugar Hill Line of fabric- if I had to pick 1 I would pick

    Sugar Hill Cotton Green Birdy Yardage

    Thanks for the Give Away

  30. I love bird prints so that is probably my favorite. But do I really have to choose from such a great collection. Thanks for the give-away.

  31. I'm absolutely madly in love with the blue birdy fabric!! I love all you fabrics but oh… that one!!
    thanks for the chance to win.

  32. Being a polka dot lover, I really like the lantern yardage, but I also love the plaid, especially for binding, and also love the trellis prints. Very fun fabrics and Iove the pinks and greens!

  33. I love the "White Birdy" print. I think it would make a really beautiful background print in a quilt with mainly lighter colors. Very fresh, very springy, very… feminine.


  34. Oh I am a big fan of Tanya's and what a fun giveaway!! I love her new fabric line (especially falling roses and green rose trellis!)


  35. My fav is Birdei, especially in white. I just love those delicate sprays of flowers. Makes me want to go for a walk.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!


  36. I just love Sugar Hill cotton blue birdy!!!! How deliciously sweet, great for summer pillow covers, on a sunny table outside! Thanks for making me dream about summer, being in a wintry Sweden!

  37. Birds are always tough for me to pass up so they are definitely my favourite! The trouble is, I also equally love the "scattered roses" on the white background. A beautiful collection of prints! Thanks for the chance to win!

  38. Goodness – I love the Sugar Hill Cotton Ivory Birdy, especially paired with the Cotton Blue Plaid! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  39. Love the Sugar Hill Cotton Pink Birdy fabric. Love it so much I want to marry it!
    Thanks for the giveaway – lots of fun projects in that book.

  40. Love the dots! Love the roses! But I'm head over heels crazy for the bird prints, especially the white! Sooooo charming!

  41. Oh I just love those sweet little scatterer roses in ivory. I also covet that book – it looks like it has some truly fabulous projects!
    – sunshdws at yahoo dot com

  42. My favorite is the White Lantern in flannel. Just reading that it is flannel makes me want to snuggle with it. So great for this time of year.

  43. I love making tote bags. I sell a lot of them to friends. When I saw the pattern is called Sugar Hill, the first thing that came to me is…. I lived near a town in NH called Sugar Hill and that is where my step mother loved to go in the summer to see the huge fields of lupins. Thank you for the memory.

  44. The Ivory Lanterns!! Those are my favorite. The flowers are cute, but my modern quilting would die for some lanterns! lol. Thanks for the introduciton and book chance

  45. I absolutely love the name of this collection and all of the beautiful prints! Because I adore polka dots and roses…my favorite print has to be Sugar Hill Cotton Ivory Falling Roses Yardage SKU# PWTW044-IVORY. Simply yummy on every level!

  46. I love the flannel Sugar Hill Green Falling Roses, so pretty! Thank you for a chance to win……

  47. They're all so fresh. If I have to narrow it down to one, Sugar Hill Cotton White Birdy Yardage would be the one.