Plum Crazy – TGIFF giveaway day!

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It’s a triple celebration for me today because:

a) it’s our third year of TGIFF


b) I have a finished quilt

c) I have my first self-published pattern finished!

So definitely time for a giveaway! Introducing:

Plum Crazy Fat Quarter Buster

Plum Crazy Fat Quarter Buster

Of course it’s mainly plum crazy because of the colours (V and Co’s Simply Color, one of my favourite lines ever – so versatile), but it did nearly drive me plum crazy trying to get 6x 9 patch blocks out of 6 Fat Quarters and not mix them up while sewing… And without having any ending up next to each other without going totally random and upsetting my sense of balance. But I managed it and what is more, I managed to write instructions on how you can do this without going plum crazy yourself!!! Six people pattern tested it for me and no one ended up in straitjacket.

The beauty of this pattern is, you can stack 6 FQs (or three then three if you aren’t comfortable cutting through six – and let’s face it, most of us aren’t), do one or two sets of cutting and you’re pretty much done! You can also use 9 FQs and do a larger version. I’ve included the requirements and instructions for three sizes in the pattern.


And it looks good in just about any fabric! I have started my second Plum Crazy in Wee Wander. Fabrics that I normally would have fussy cut (and lost loads of) look fine and there’s very little wastage! Two blocks side by side are the exact length of the Wee Wander panel, so I can’t wait to get this one finished.


The final challenge was getting a decent photo of the whole quilt uninterrupted by wind or dogs. My friend Natascha helped out, but so did her Schnocker, Oscar.

Plum Crazy

And the final test, my neighbours Mei and Yu helped out.


There’s a Plum Crazy dance that goes with this quilt, but you’ll have to get instructions on that from Mei and Yu.


So that’s my TGIFF double whammy for the week!

Plum Crazy Fat Quarter Buster

Plum Crazy Fat Quarter Buster

And it wouldn’t be a celebration without good friends to help celebrate, so a few of my good bloggy friends are going to show you what they’d do with the pattern and maybe offer you a giveaway or two over the coming week. I’ll do a post tomorrow saying who and where, so please check back!

And in other news, Ms Midge has also released her first self-published pattern. It’s like we’ve given birth in the same week. So as a treasure-hunt, when you are checking out the links below, if you can find Ms Midge, check out her post and leave me a comment giving me one word that she uses in her post that isn’t ‘quilt’, ‘pattern’ or the/a (to show me you really looked) etc… and I’ll choose one winner and send you a copy of Plum Crazy. – GIVEAWAY CLOSED

If you’d like a copy of Plum Crazy, you can get 20% off for the coming week by using the code Plum20. Go here to get a hold of it.

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43 Comments on “Plum Crazy – TGIFF giveaway day!”

  1. Oh I love this pattern! If I don’t win, I’ll have to buy it (that’s a threat ;)). My word from MsMidge is “octagonal”. I love her new pattern too!

  2. Congrats on getting your pattern published! That’s so exciting! (And I am all about minimal cutting and little fabric waste, so yay!!!) One word Ms. Midge used is “explosive.”

  3. I Love your Pattern, Congratulations on it’s release and the colors are sew yummy!!
    Huggs, Nancy

  4. Congratulations love the post. Your quilt is great with a fabulous name. Ms Midge post referenced vine tendrils. Cheers

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  6. Congratulations! It’s a beautiful pattern, and so versatile. It would look great in almost any fabric. Ms. Midge used a word we don’t often see in quilting posts – mutant! Thanks for hosting, and for the chance to win.

  7. Thanks for a great wakeup blog experience this am. I enjoyed visiting all the sites and seeing different projects and faces. I hope to try my own plum crazy some day.

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  9. Love the pattern and that it is fat quarter friendly. Love the plum crazy dance, too, soooo cute! . Miss Midge used the word ‘explosive’ in her blog. Thanks for hosting and the chance to win the plum crazy pattern.

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  13. I went and bought your pattern so quickly I even forgot to use the discount code. And I don’t care because I love this pattern. It’s outside my comfort zone but I can’t wait to try it. Congrats. It’s lovely.

  14. This Plum Crazy pattern actually looks like one I could conquer! I’d love to win…oh, and one word in the post was “scribbling”…I love to scribble too!

  15. I got interrupted by pesky children and only returned to my computer today so sorry for the delayed comment! Congratulations, your pattern is great and I adore the Wee Wander and look forward to seeing it finished. You neighbours are too cute 🙂 My word from Ms. Midge is scribbled!

  16. My word from Ms Midge is ‘fantastic’ and that’s a good way to describe both of your quilts and the giveaway. Thanks.

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