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Week 1 Coastal Bundle WINNER

Coastal Style - Bedroom Style Perfectly Pieced by April Rosenthal for Lucky Spool Media www.aprilrosenthal.com

Quick and sweet today: announcing the winner of the beautiful Coastal bundle to make Breaking Tide from my book, Bedroom Style! The lucky winner of the Paradiso bundle is Jessica Lewis! Congratulations!

Have you entered the giveaway yet? I can’t wait to show you the next bundle (pssst! It’s Farmhouse Style!)–I want to keep this one all for me! Get your copy of Bedroom Style ASAP and get your bedroom picture entered in the giveaway so you can win! You don’t want to miss this!

xoxo

April



Bedroom Style (HUGE) giveaway!
(You don’t want to miss this…)

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I wrote a book. It’s on Amazon, and everything. I’m still a little in shock about it.

Writing a book is crazy town–but I really wanted to do it, because I needed to talk to you all about something. I needed to show you something. I wanted to show you awesome quilters out there just how versatile patterns are. How amazing the perfect pattern and quilt can be at transforming a space, and how critical fabric choices are. I wanted to put it into pictures, let you see lots of styles side by side, so you could see exactly what I mean. So you could see that just because a pattern cover shows a quilt made in fabrics you LOATHE, doesn’t mean the whole pattern is a lost cause. In fact–that horrible cover fabric might just be the perfect opportunity for you to make something completely fabulous–completely YOU–just by changing the fabric.
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If you’re anything like a lot of people I know, you have to SEE it first. It’s hard to picture just what a quilt will look like in different fabrics when it’s staring you in the face with all those fabrics and colors that just. aren’t. you. It’s much easier to move on to a pattern that shows you JUST what it will look like finished–but you miss out on so much!

SO. I wrote a book that shows you different quilt patterns, and what they look like when you change up the fabric–making the style totally different. Because the goal here, is to make quilts that help your home, and specifically your bedroom–YOU.

DSC_0330 I want you to use my book to make the perfect quilt for your room–my guess? You’ve made quilts for all the loved ones you have, and every sweet friend under the moon, but you just haven’t had a chance to make one for your own bed yet. There are also some fun ideas and suggestions for personalizing the “store-bought” parts of your bedding too–sheets, pillowcases and the like.

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In Bedroom Style, Perfectly Pieced, I will help you figure out your personal style, which fabrics might be best choices for making a quilt in that style, and give you lots of visuals and whys. It will be like having a friend right there helping you get it just right. When you finish that quilt, and figure out how to apply what you’ve learned to ANY pattern, well, that’s a whole lot more quilting possibilities!

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It’s time, friends. Time for you to make the perfect quilt for your bedroom. I’ll even make it easier on you by giving away some fabric bundles…

More about that later. First I need to ask out one simple question:

Are you ready to get lucky?!?

One lucky owner of Bedroom Style, Perfectly Pieced (my book!) is going to win a bedroom makeover!

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You guys. Does your bedroom need a makeover? Lucky Spool (my publisher) and I totally agree–you DO need a bedroom facelift! Imagine this: $1000 play money to make your bedroom into the perfect sanctuary you always dreamed of! We think you need a lot of fun accessories, curtains, lamps and rugs to complement the new quilt you make for your bedroom. So, we are giving away a $1,000 gift card to Crate and Barrel to complete you bedroom makeover! For an extra feel-good factor, Lucky Spool is also sending $100 to the charity of your choice too.

I’m super excited about this. I mean, it’s the perfect complement to my book, and to making your style really sing through both beautiful quilts and accessories.

Plus–5 lucky winners will receive a custom fabric bundle curated by me to make one of the quilts from the book!

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Want to enter to win? (Yes, yes you do.)

Here’s how:

  1. Order your copy of Bedroom Style, Perfectly Pieced
  2. Take the Style Quiz included in the book
  3. Post a picture on Instagram, Facebook or Pinterest of my book in your bedroom and tell me your style, and tell me why you deserve a 2015 bedroom overhaul! Be sure to use hashtag #bedroomstyle
  4. Register your entry on the Rafflecopter below.  (Just keeping things legal! Don’t worry, I won’t use your information for anything other than to track entries to the competition!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I’ll select one winner each week for five weeks at random from all valid entries received up to that point and send you a hand-picked fabric bundle from me so that you can make one of the projects from my book. To give you a chance to get your copy ordered and shipped, and your bedroom photographed, the weekly winners will begin on the 24th of January. The Grand Prize winner will also be selected at random from all valid Rafflecopter entries received starting now and ending at midnight on the 28th of February.

Weekly winners be selected at random from all current valid entries received up to 11:59 pm PST for five consecutive Saturday’s beginning on 24 January 2015 through 21 February 2015. Winners will be selected within 48 hours after the close of the event from among all eligible entries received during the Giveaway. Weekly winners will be determined by random number generator. The chances of winning depend on the number of entries. Weekly winners will be selected from all valid entries between the commencement of this giveaway through to Saturday 21 February 2015 at 111:59:00pm PST. Winners will be announced on a giveaway post and contacted via email. Winners will have 48 hours to claim their prize or a new winner will be selected. Winning a weekly bundle does NOT exclude you from the final Grand Prize.

You want to enter this contest, I promise. So go! Go grab your copy then give me the show and tell about why your room needs a makeover!

xoxo

April

PS Be sure to follow me on Instagram (@amrosenthal), Facebook (Prairie Grass Patterns), and Pinterest (amrosenthal) so you don’t miss any news about this contest! xoxo



Book Writing, in Macro

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32 lbs of fabric arrived today. Mostly backings, and some beautiful fat quarters to incorporate into my piecing. Writing a book, so far has been an adventure of the hurry up and wait variety. Then, of course, when the waiting is over, and the light switches to green, it’s a mad dash to the finish line.

I’m in the dashing part. Here’s a little bit of what my world looks like right now.

xoxo

April



Bedroom Style: Perfectly Pieced + Giveaway + More News!

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 Ahem…

Drumroll please!

You guys. I’m writing a book. And today, I get to show you what it (might) look like! Since it’s not coming out ’till this October, things could change still, but for now, this is what the cover is going to look like(!!!).

I’m so excited. I’ve had some of these quilts in my head for YEARS, and I am so stoked to finally be able to get them out of my head on in photos and words! And, of course, in actual quilts! There is more information about Bedroom Style over at the Lucky Spool site, and it’s already on AMAZON, people.(Small freakout moment over here…) Of course, they’re still needing to update some details over there, but they’re taking preorders so YAY!

It’s been dreamy to work with Susanne and the girls at Lucky Spool, and I can’t wait for the final book. In the mean time though, I’m going to keep working my tail off to get it all these gorgeous quilts done. :)

Because I’m so excited, and because I’m up to my eyeballs in book fabric right now, I figured I’d share some of these goodies with you.

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That’s right. I’m giving away some Fox Field by Tula Pink for Free Spirit. Why no, it’s NOT in stores yet.

I know you want some.

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So here’s the deal. Not only am I super excited about my book coming out, but there’s another piece of news I’ve been sitting on for a while now, and well, it turns out that my bio over at Lucky Spool contains that little spoiler too. If you’d like to win one of these little bundles (12 Fat Eighths), head on over to the Lucky Spool site and check out my bio (and everyone else’s too–there are some awesome guys and gals publishing with LS!) and come back here and tell me what you think my other big news is! I’ll choose one winner from everyone who guesses my news right.

To win the other bundle, share my good news with your friends via Facebook or Instagram–and be sure to tag me (@amrosenthal on IG, Prairie Grass Patterns on FB) in your post so I see it! Be sure you’re following me in both places too! Comments will close Sunday night at 11:59PM MST, and I will announce 2 lucky ducks on Monday morning.

Holy crap is this exciting. I can’t wait.

xoxo

April

PS Conveniently, I don’t know where my comments link disappeared to. To make a comment, click on the title of this post, and then scroll down when the page loads. You should see the comment entry form there. Mwa!