Paper Obsessed Blog Tour

Hi all!  Today is my day on the Paper Obsessed Blog Tour featuring Heather Givans‘ latest line for Windham Fabrics.

Crimson Tate
Paper Obsessed Fabric – photo by Eric Lubrick

Aren’t these paper themed fabrics the cutest?  I think it would be so much fun to make a library tote bag out of the notebook paper print and embroider your name and some of your favorite book titles on the lines.  The possibilities with these fabrics really are endless!

For quilt market, I played around with a old quilt sketch and came up with a new quilt called Spiral Bound.  When piecing this quilt, I used just three prints from the Paper Obsessed line.  The gray squares reminded me of the holes you get in your paper when it is removed from a spiral bound notebook…hence the name 😉

Spiral Bound cover

Heather sent this one off to be quilted by the amazing Karlee Porter.  She made this quilt come to life.  I can stare at if forever and keep seeing new designs in the quilting.

Spiral Bound quilting

Doesn’t the gorgeous photo below by Eric Lubrick make you want to snuggle up under Spiral Bound?  I love the shades of aqua in the envelope print especially with the random gray within that print and how it moves in this quilt.  It’s almost impossible to see in these photos, but the white print is actually the white on white paper airplanes…MY FAVORITE!!!

Spiral Bound quilt detail - photo by Eric Lubrick
Spiral Bound quilt detail – photo by Eric Lubrick


If you’d like to make your own Sprial Bound quilt, the pattern is available in my shop and includes instructions for 4 sizes.


Now…how would you like to win a fat quarter bundle of Paper Obsessed fabrics, a Correspondence Mini-Quilt Pattern, and some Crimson Tate swag?  Just leave a comment below telling me what clever things you think would be awesome made in Paper Obsessed fabric.  International readers are also encouraged to play along.  A winner will randomly be chosen at the end of the tour on July 26.

Below is the list of all of the stops on the Paper Obsessed Tour.  Be sure to check them out and see even more beautiful things made with this fun fabric.

July 12 Windham Fabrics ::

July 13 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate ::

July 14 Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts ::

July 15 Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Magazine ::

July 16 Karen LePage of Gentle Clothing ::

July 17 Jenny Leisure / David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate ::

July 18 Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio ::

July 19 Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography ::

July 20 Annie Unrein of By Annie’s ::

July 21 Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts ::  {you’re here!}

July 22 Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness ::

July 23 Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce ::

July 24 Karen McTavish of Karen McTavish Quilting Studio ::

July 25 Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine ::

July 26 Heather Givans of Crimson Tate ::

Thanks so much for stopping by!


77 thoughts on “Paper Obsessed Blog Tour

  1. I love the idea of a tote bag for library books… But if I won, I’d definitely make a quilt to cuddle under while reading books!! Your quilt is gorgeous!!!

  2. Love your quilt, it is beautiful. I would of course make a quilt with the Paper Obsessed fabrics, as well as a bag for my granddaughters to tote their library books in. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Wouldn’t a quilt using the notebook paper for blocks with student names embroidered be a great teacher gift? Journal covers and tote bags also would be great using this line.

  4. This is gorgeous fabric. If it were gifted to me, I’d make a guilt for my great niece who is to be adopted in just 19 days!

  5. I have been following this blog hop and really enjoying all of the projects with this fabric. I think one or two totes for me and my daughter as we are both avid readers and library consumers. Love your quilt too.

  6. Isn’t the paper airplane fabric awesome? I’d love some little back to school projects out of this — maybe something for my Tween’s locker.

  7. Love this Line!! My Daughter is a Teacher…would make her a Throw..and a Tote of course!! Love the pouches idea..and the Quilt with notebook paper & kiddo’s names for teacher gift! What a Treasure that would be. My BFF is a Library Teacher too…Super idea to make for her too! 🙂

  8. Hi, well if I could get my mind off of quilts, these would make lovely matching pillows,totes. Thanks for sharing a beautiful aqua+gray quilt!

  9. This quilt is so beautiful and the simple colors really make it! I think it would be the perfect starting point for a medallion quilt!! And this fabric would be perfect for some boy quilts, I have way too many pinks and flowers.

  10. oooh, I can think of lots of fun things to make with this fabric-journal covers, tablet cases, an artist carrying case, roll up crayon case, and so much more! Thanks for the chance to win!

  11. Oh, how I love your idea for a book bag embroidered with book names!!! I’m going to make one for sure!! But I also think a little quilt for a boy with the airplanes has to be made – perfect.

  12. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to use this line for tote bag and cosmetic pouch, and also incorporate it into a quilt.

  13. I love your idea of a library tote with the legal pad looking fabric. I also think journal/book covers would be great.

  14. I think this would be great fabrics for a big floor pouf and maybe a body pillow for a girl or boy room. Bright and fun. Thanks for sharing with us!

  15. Such fabulous prints! ❤ I would love to have a tote made from the fabric. They would also make adorable stool covers and fabric bean bag cubes 😀

  16. These fabrics scream totes and quilts to me. I would definitely make some zippered bags and a tote bag. Perhaps a quilt for one of my great nephews. And a mini quilt for me.

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  17. I love your quilt, outstanding! I was thinking Christmas gifts for quilting friends so small bags, pincushions, iron caddy, thread catcher, scissor case, kindle or ipad cover.

  18. I want to make everything in these prints! I love how your quilt looks just like solids until you get clean se and see the details 😊

  19. Amanda, Bags for books Yes! I’d love a craft apron too out of Paper Airplanes, lots of pockets in the envelopes and stamps prints.
    Loved your post on the 4 patch (I spy Succulents within:) My grandbaby needs crib sheets too and Paper Obsessed is right on for that too.


  20. Your quilt is gorgeous, Amanda! I am intrigued by the fabric boxes/totes I’ve seen posted lately. I’d like to use Paper Obsessed to make a few to put in my sewing room to hold supplies, patterns, FQs, scraps, etc. They would look so pretty!

  21. I love your pattern! Beautiful quilt. I would love to make one like yours, and offer it to one of my friend, a teacher just retired.
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  22. I’m a big fan of quilting, but my list of “to makes” is so long. I can’t choose just what pattern I would use until I have the fabric in hand.

  23. I think I’d have to make something for my sister, a teacher, in some of these fabrics. Probably a tote bag – they never have enough totes.

  24. Fabulous fabric and pattern. I’m obsessed with making bags and I’d love to make an Aeroplane tote with these. Indianna_68 (at) hot mail (dot) com

  25. They would be so cute as a little backpack, or even a lunch sack for my boys. It is hard to find fabric boy approved, but paper airplanes are perfect!

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