Succulents Blog Hop {and giveaway!!}

Photo by Eric Lubrick of
Photo by Eric Lubrick of

It’s no surprise that I am a BIG fan of Heather Givans (Crimson Tate) and her first fabric line, Succulents.  Heather has become a truly special friend of mine and is so supportive of me and everyone else in this wonderful quilting/sewing community.  She is a beautiful spirit and true artist who has pulled together some of my very favorite colors into one of the best fabric lines currently on the market (in my opinion…as well as many others!!!).  The bold, yet subdued tones in Succulents work so well together and the prints themselves are sure to become some of your favorite “basics” that you must add to your stash.

Check out this gorgeous photo (by Eric Lubrick) that showcases the 22 prints in the Succulents collection.  I truly cannot pick a favorite.

Photo by Eric Lubrick of
Photo by Eric Lubrick of

I was thrilled when Heather asked if I would like to make something with Succulents.  I had a few different ideas swirling around in my head, but when I thought of creating little paper pieced succulent plants, the other ideas quickly went out the window 🙂

Succulents Shelf

These designs are a far cry from my “normal” work, but I have loved every second of the process.  It’s a great thing when you have friends to support you and help you to grow by stretching your own skills and allowing you to try new things.

Succulents detail

And these photos are proof of just how gorgeous this fabric really is!

Succulents detail

If you would like to make some succulents of your own, you can find the patterns in my shop {here} and a tutorial to create the Succulent Shelf wall-hanging shown above {here}.  And if you do make some succulents, please share either in my Sewing with Material Girl Flickr group {here} or by using #succulentshelf on Instagram.  Note – the Succulents pattern pack is a FREE download until May 1st!  

After Heather shared the Succulent Shelf quilt at market, my friends at Love Patchwork & Quilting asked me to create a few more succulents for their magazine. Below are the pillow covers you can find in Issue 19 on sale now in the UK and will hit US shelves very soon!  You can also get an electronic copy by clicking here (scroll to the bottom for digital editions).

Hey guys, I made some more Succulents 💗 and you can get the patterns in Issue 19 of @lovequiltingmag (BTW, check what's on the cover 😁). The free binding clips gift in my favorite color are like icing on the cake 😊Patterns for my ori

After all of this, I’m sure you are dying to get your hands on some of this fabric.  Well, you’re in luck!  Windham Fabrics is giving away 14 fat quarter bundles (one for every stop on the blog hop!!)  All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what you want to make with your Succulent FQ bundle for a chance to win.  And make sure you visit all of the other stops along the hop to increase your chance of winning (and see the gorgeous creations from some of my other friends). 🙂  Here is the line-up.

March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate ::

March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography ::

March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::

March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare ::

March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio ::

March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate ::

March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn ::

March 22: Brooke Starnes ::

March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts ::

March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids ::

March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools ::

March 26: Amanda Castor (me!) of Material Girl Quilts ::

March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio ::

March 28: Heather Givans (me!) of Crimson Tate ::

Thanks again to Heather for letting me join her on this fun ride.  I’m hoping she does it again soon 😉


204 thoughts on “Succulents Blog Hop {and giveaway!!}

  1. I would make an artist’s portfolio for my Daughter and your wall hanging for myself as I love foundation piecing.

  2. Amanda, my son just moved into his first home. He loves succulents so I would love to make this runner for him. He would love it!

  3. It’s going to be some totes for me. And a few pouches too. Oh and a project folder as well, because it never ceases to amaze me how far a fat quarter bundle will stretch! I’ve always got a couple of different porjects on the go and I find I never have enough totes or pouches to keep me going. Between your designs and the fabrics I think I would defintiely end up with some really fun and practical project totes. Thanks for the fun giveaway, and for the pattern and tutorial too, they are great!

  4. I love the succulent shelf so that is on my to make list!!! Along with the succulents from the love patchwork & quilting magazine 🙂 such a great collection of fabric!

  5. I do love your succulents plants… Perfectly my style!!! I would make the runner and cushion covers!! Stunning and beautiful!

  6. I already fell in love with your succulents in the latest issue of Love Patchwork & Quilting and was planning to do the cushion covers featured there. I would certainly stick to this idea but also add your incredibly cute succulents shelf. :)))

  7. Love your pillows and the wall hanging. Your patterns scream spring! I would make a quillow, for myself. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

  8. These fabrics are so beautiful!! I love the color range in the line!! I would make a table runner for my dining table with these prints!

  9. Thank you for the pattern! It is a great use of the beautiful fabric. I’m starting to try my way into paper piecing, so I think I will try it with these fabrics. Thank you!

  10. Love these fabrics and your patterns. I will make a wall hanging for my sunroom. It will complement my succulent collection that lives there!

  11. Love this line of fabric and these blog hop chances! I love the ideas offered and would start with a bag and probably a quilt. Thanks for the chance!

    akronne17@gmail. com

  12. Wow! The wall hanging is beautiful. You are very talented. If I win, I will make a quilt for my daughter’s 22nd birthday…. but I may just have to try something like this as well. Thank you!

  13. Amanda, I adore your paper pieced Succulents looking out the window! I’m just in awe. Starting paper piecing for the first time ever here, and you’ve inspired me. THe whole succulents collection is my favorite, like you I can not chose one in particular, all are scrumptious:) My home needs a spring/summer facelift so I would definitely be making pillows, table runners, fabric baskets and a top or dress or two or three for me. Thank you for the tutorial also…very generous.

  14. Wow that fabric is delish. I love what you have made with it. I would make a quilt for myself for a change…lol Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs

  15. I would make your wall quilt! I love it! I’m going to have to watch for that magazine too. I love those designs too.

  16. I thought I wanted to make a pillow after the13 Spools blog, but I really love these succulents and they would look amazing as a table runner! Thanks for the patterns; I’ve already downloaded them!

  17. I have been waiting patiently for your pattern. You could not have created anything more perfect to go with Succulents. Thank you!

  18. The more I look at this fabric, the more I am deeper in love! Beautiful! Your wall hanging is amazing! I would love to make that for my sister ~ she would love it! I think these fabrics would make gorgeous pillow for my couch. Been meaning on making new pillow covers for some time now!

  19. I would love your patterns and those beautiful fabrics to make some candle mats for my outside seating/eating space!

  20. I Would love to make your quilt but have not done any paper piecing. That’s going to be on my list to do this year.

  21. Wow these prints were PERFECT for your pattern. Isn’t it wonderful when that happens? I’d love to get my hands on this fabric and make a quilted patchwork pillow. I’ve been playing with mixing patchwork with applique and am excited to explore a bit further with those techniques together.

  22. Amanda, thank you for creating these wonderful patterns! Now i can’t wait to make these, in addition to two quilts and a purse out of this phenomenal fabric line!

  23. I love these little flower pots, they look so fun to make! I am saving the pattern for later. If I win, I will make a quilt… I just don’t know which pattern. The latest one added to wish list is Lazy Sunday by May Chappell, but I would have to get my hands on the FQ bundle before I know what it wants to become. I keep thinking these FQs might make a neat Yellow Brick Road, especially if I got extra yardage of that adorable border fabric to use as the borders.

  24. I want to make a succulent table top runner or wall hanging, just like you did! (Not sure I have the expertise, but would like to try). I would give it to my daughter-in-law who is an avid gardener and has quite a succulent collection in her garden. 🙂

  25. These remind me so much of my Aunt Betty, still going strong at 89. I think I’d make her a lap quilt, big enough for her and the pugs who share her home and keep her company.

  26. Such a lovely set of fat quarters. I’d make a couple of bags and then work with the rest to make a lap quilt for donation.

  27. I’m not sure yet what I’d make – to start I’d probably just rub my face in them for a while – then maybe a really cute tote. Thanks so much for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  28. I had been thinking I wanted to make a lap quilt with these fabrics but now I’m drooling over your mini! Maybe I could work some of your potted succulents into a lap quilt!

  29. I love the plants with the paper piecing. I would definitely make either a table runner or try the suggestion and make a curtain for my kitchen! My wife would love that curtain with the succulents. paulburega (at) gmail (dot) com

  30. Well, I’d first have to make a cute little table topper/wall hanging with your pattern. They are just that cute! Then there would have to be a very large quilt with the rest, probably on the simpler side to let the fabric really shine. Don’t have to do much to make great fabric look good. 😀

  31. I must make that wall hanging for a good friend who is now in Charleston but loves anything and everything Southwest!

  32. Great fabric. I think I will make the small succulent shelf, and maybe throw a few on a pillow case just for fun. Really neat design wall, too.

  33. I am pretty much in love with your paper-pieced wall hanging at the top of the post – I think doing a paper-pieced panel like this one then incorporating it into a quilt would be pretty danged fun! But, I need to make a “movie quilt” for my niece by June, so I might have to just go with a quick piecing project so I have time to do the quilting (I handquilt, so I have to allow plenty of time for that!)


  34. Love the little succulents on a shelf! I can’t get enough of the border prints in this collection- so lovely! Thanks for the chance to win.

  35. Love your pattern and it is the first project I would make with those cute fabrics (perfect for living in the desert Southwest)!!!

  36. So cute. I would make a somewhat circular table runner for my patio table. In the cooler months I could put it on my dining table to remind me that summer won’t be far off. Thanks.

  37. The fat quarters arranged in a rainbow of color makes me want to put together a color wheel quilt using Succulents! I love how your Succulent Shelf has these patterns side by side.

  38. I love the look of those cacti. So cool. I have so many projects that these would be good for. My love needs a new quilt for her bed, or new spring and summer clothes since she keeps growing and growing. These would be put to good use!

  39. I am from the desert and love desert plants so it’s no surprise I absolutely love the Succulent line of fabric! I am trying to decide what to do with it.

  40. I do love your wall hanging, but I think I’d rather turn your paper pieced patterns into pillow covers. I love to paper piece! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  41. Love your completed project. I am new to quilting so would stick to a min quilt or quilted tote bag I think x

  42. I don’t even have to think about this question… I want to make a Succulent Shelf wall hanging for myself and one for my sister. We both appreciate succulents and cacti as I live near Phoenix and my sister has spent a lot of time in Mexico.
    This would be my first paper-pieced project, but one I’m very excited to make.
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful succulent patterns with us and Windham for their generous fabric gifts! Kudos to Heather Givans on this super fabric line!

  43. Well, it was the skirt I saw earlier in the blog hop. But that paper pieced wall hanging is very cute. Off to Craftsy! Thanks for sharing. notwendy gmail

  44. So Fun! I want to make a state pillow with my fabric, a dress after yesterday’s post, and of course a quilt!

  45. Beautiful line, and a perfect set of patterns in which to show them off! A family member is heavily involved in a cactus/succulent club and I’m sure she’d love the shelf quilt. She and her husband also live outdoors a lot in their desert state retreat, so I’m thinking pillows would make a great coordinating gift. Thanks for the patterns and the chance at the fabric!

  46. I’ve seen so many great projects on this hop that I’m not sure which ones I want to make! I love your project and it would look great in my sewing room. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

  47. Your succulent art is delightful! I would use this fabric for some cosmetic pouches and an outfit for my granddaughter. And I’d use the scraps in quilts.

  48. I need to make a graduation quilt for a niece and these fabrics would be perfect for that. Thanks for sharing and for a chance at your giveaway.

  49. Love the fabric. They would make perfect new curtains in my kitchen. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to win. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

  50. succulent cushions for my mum’s conservatory – they would be perfect. Poor mum’s been laid up with a broken arm, that’s turned into a frozen shoulder and this would cheer here right up 😀

  51. I think a tote and a kindle carrier would be fun. Then when others see it I can tell them whose fabric line it is!!

  52. Cute! My almost 6 year old has actually fallen in love with succulents. She actually asked for plants for her birthday on the 6th! I would love to make this pattern. I also would make a quilt with her. All my kids make a simple square quilt the summer after their 6th bday! They learn it quite the process! Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  53. I’ve loved following along and getting to see all of these great projects. I think I’d make a quilt if I won. I really like your succulent quilt, very cool idea!

  54. now that’s I’ve seen your project i want to make it, I’ve never made anything like that before it looks so pretty

  55. With this gorgeous fabric bundle, I would try to make a paper-pieced mini quilt *almost* like yours! It’s beautiful and just makes me smile!

  56. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful Succulents fabric collection. I have so enjoyed looking at all the projects. Thanks Amanda for your “Plants” pattern.

  57. I have never made a project like you have before and it would be so fun to try! Love your site and I love your layer cake sampler! That was one of my first pins and it is most repinned. People love it!

  58. Super cute! I have always wanted to learn to paper piece. I would make a quilt with it. Most of the colors go with some fabric I plan on using for a quilt for my son. Thanks.

  59. ThaNks for the cute wallhanging pattern! If I won a bundle I would like to make one just like it, plus some matching pillows and maybe a tote. Such cute fabric 🙂

  60. I ordered your kit from Heather and it arrived today. Crimson Tate is the best shop and I only wish I lived in Indy. I love her new fabric line and Heather and you inspire me to buy a few succulent plants for my home!!!


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