Geranium Dress + Arizona Fabric // Sewn

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I’m so happy to be the last stop on the blog tour for April Rhodes‘ new fabric line Arizona with Art Gallery Fabrics.  April’s fabric line is one of the new AGF Limited Edition lines.  There are 8 cotton prints, 2 knits, and 1 voile!  The cotton prints obviously work well for quilts, and I think they are perfect for clothing.  Art Gallery cotton drapes nicely, and the prints show really well in clothing. (My friend Nicole from Finch Sewing Studio made an awesome Arizona clutch, tote bag, and peplum. Check it out!)

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My mom is still in town, and was so nice and made my daughter this dress. We love the Geranium dress by Made by Rae around here–it has a few sleeve and neckline options that really help to switch it up. I love this version, its so cute with the flutter sleeves and the Tomahawk Stripe print.  We cut the dress out on the cross-grain so the stripes would be vertical. I sent the dress to Pittsburgh this week, and you may be able to spy it in one of the Art Gallery booths at Quilt Market (the semi-annual industry trade show going on this weekend. I wish I was going but am sitting this one out).

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I have a fat quarter bundle of the 8 cotton prints to give away! Please leave a single comment with your favorite summer travel spot (in homage to Arizona, a beautiful state!) for a chance to win. I”ll announce the winner on Monday. Thanks!

April Rhodes Fabric

There are some beautiful Arizona projects showcased on the blog hop–make sure to check them out!

Thursday, May 1 – Anna Graham / @noodlehead531

Friday, May 2 – Shelley Figueroa / @figgysstudio
Saturday, May 3 – Julie Herman / @jaybirdquilts
Sunday, May 4 –  Erin Sobon Sundet / @sewbon
Monday, May 5 – Jenna Brand / @howtobejenna
Tuesday, May 6 – Kelli Ward / @truebias
Wednesday, May 7 – Rachel Howard – @familyeverafter
Thursday, May 8 – Delia Randall / @deliacreates
Friday, May 9 – Kelly Costas / @cutcutsew
Saturday, May 10 – Rachel Gander / @imaginegnats
Sunday, May 11 – Devon Iott / @missmake
Monday, May 12 – Mary Dugan / @marysdugan
Tuesday, May 13 – Shannon Cook / @soveryshannon
Wednesday, May 14 – Penny Layman / @sewtakeahike
Thursday, May 15 – Katie Blakesley / @swimbikequilt
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128 Comments

  1. Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    I don’t need to go far to get to my favorite summer travel spot- Boca Grande is a little island about 50 minutes from my home and feels like heaven!

  2. Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    My favorite summer travel spot is Greece.

    • Lauren
      Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:30 am | Permalink

      I have some land and an old farmhouse for sale, with an olives grove if you are interested.

  3. Anne
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    The North Shore of Lake Superior – the lake is so big it feels almost like the ocean, the weather is warm during the day and cool at night, and the foliage is spectacular.

  4. Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    Lewes, Delaware (town and state park beaches)!

  5. Posted May 15, 2014 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I live in a coastal city in Spain, so maybe some cold place like Norway or Sweden would be right

  6. Amanda
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    My favorite spot is smith mountain lake in Virginia with my family.

  7. Posted May 15, 2014 at 7:28 am | Permalink

    Oh that dress is super pretty! I love Italy, especially Florence!

  8. Posted May 15, 2014 at 7:31 am | Permalink

    Cute dress! We love going to the Finger Lakes in upstate NY in the a Summer!

  9. Amy L
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    This dress is awesome. It would be perfect to wear at Holden Beach, my favorite vacation spot.

  10. Nelly Kelly
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 7:53 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the opportunity, I love this line! I’m famously horrid at choosing a favorite of anything- there’s always an “it depends”. I’ll just say that this summer I’d love to be going to the UP of Michigan for a week or so of relaxing fun in the sun with my fam!

  11. Sue Staum
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:04 am | Permalink

    My all time favorite summer destination is Yellowstone National Park. Many family memories were made there.

  12. Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:11 am | Permalink

    That dress is adorable. Yes, her line is perfect for clothes and bags and Nicole did a great job as did your mom!
    Fav spot….We have two….OBX and Chincoteague Island!:)

  13. Allison C
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    I love Vegas. So much to do and see.

  14. Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    my favourite travel spot is Langkawi, Malaysia :-)

  15. Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    What a sweet little dress Katie – looks precious on your daughter. And the fabric line is beautiful… My favorite summer travel spot is right here at home….the Finger Lakes of USA. Mountains, water, wildlife, boating, birding, swimming, family… Just love it!

  16. Michele Tinker
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    Drew’s Lake, Maine is where my heart goes to every summer, even if I cannot make it.

  17. Dortha Clemmons
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    My favorite travel spot is where ever my granddaughter is. She did live in Georgia and now she lives in Alabama.

  18. Erin Park
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    my favorite travel spot is new orleans!

  19. Christine
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    We love going to NYC.

  20. Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    My favorite spot is San Diego,CA.

  21. Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    Love that dress! Definitely Charleston, SC for the travel spot.

  22. Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    My favorite summer travel spot is Lake Winnisquam in NH. I spent every summer there as a kid.

  23. Brittany Bailey
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    I love traveling to the beach, particularly the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

  24. Kathy S
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    I love most any beach for vacation. And I love the Arizona desert almost as much!

  25. Dianne
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    The dress is absolutely beautiful!!!!!

    I don’t have a favorite summer spot, per se. To me that means you have to go to the same place. We love to hike so our summer/fall trip revolves around that. This summer, we are off to Switzerland.

    Dianne

  26. Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I would have to say my favorite summer travel spot is anywhere I can be with my family, somewhere warm and have an ocean…. Thanks for the giveaway!

  27. Tammie
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    I love to stay home and let my kids play outside in the dirt!

  28. Janet from WI
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Love this line! Favorite place is road tripping anywhere west! We drove from WI to CA (yeah I know we were crazy!) last summer. Southern route and one night along the way we stayed in Flagstaff, AZ. Loved it, would like to go back there. Thanks for the chance to win! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo(dot)com

  29. Sandra from NC
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Oak Island NC is my new favorite spot… used to be Hilton Head Island, SC

  30. Laura
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    Door County, Wisconsin

  31. Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Beautiful Lake Malone!

  32. Sara Nixon
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    I love going to Maine and Newport, RI

  33. 2609o
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    A private beach.

  34. Diana S.
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:20 am | Permalink

    My backyard pool is what I can afford but I’d love to go to Alaska…

  35. Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    Our favorite summer travel spot is Monhegan Island in Maine. It’s quiet, beautiful, and forces us to disconnect from the outside world and slow down for a bit.

  36. Lauren
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    My seaside cottage on Vancouver Island, Canada. Just love it! I really love that cute little dress you made for your daughter. It is darling on her – the cute ruffled cap sleeves are darling. What a great Pattern.

  37. Melissa Lrr
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Mummy husband and met in Arizona and went back there to marry. Our daughter’s middle name is Sedona, the city where we met and married. I would love to make our family a quilt out of “Arizona,” as the state is very sentimental to us all!

  38. Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    My favorite summer travel spot is Colorado, where I’ll be going next week. But unfortunately, rain is forecasted the whole time I’ll be there. : (

  39. Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’ll take a beach, thanks!

  40. Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    Oh my goodness – seeing that little dress brought back such great memories of when I made dresses for my little girl – she was a princess and couldn’t get enough dresses. Until she grew up. But that’s another story. I absolutely adore this dress and would so have made it for her. Vacation time? We spend at least one week each winter in Tucson so we can get our golf fix in. Summers we spend either in the mountains or at the beach. Each has their own allures.

  41. Terri J
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    My favorite vacation spot is The North Sea in Holland. But the state of Ohio is my favorite in the USA

  42. blmcerlean
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    I love the beach. Any beach! We go to Stuart FL often and already have a trip planned this summer :)

  43. Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    My favorite travel spot is Hawaii! I am going there in August!

  44. Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Virginia Beach, VA because that’s where my parents are.

  45. Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Our lake house in northern Wisconsin….its so quiet and peaceful there….

  46. ikk
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Italy, summer, winter, spring, autumn – always;)

  47. Sandy T
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    As long as I’m near the water, that’s my favorite spot to be! thanks

  48. Tamie
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    The spot that I go to the most is the mountains of North Carolina. Love, love your dress.

  49. Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    I love the Oregon Coast. Beautiful!

  50. Meg
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:45 am | Permalink

    Keuka Lake in New York

  51. DianeY
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Since I have summer and warmth year round, I’d prefer hitting the Southern Hemisphere. New Zealand is perfect!

  52. Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    I’ve become a staycation type for summertime travels! I don’t know if it’s age related or energy related lol.

  53. Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I’ve never been in Arizona but I’ve heard that it’s beautiful! I really love the Vancouver Island in BC! I’d go there again this year if I can.

  54. Barbara
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    We are beach people. This summer we’re driving from Atlanta to New Jersey, shopping for future beach vacations along the way!

  55. Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Love to go to Lake Tahoe in summer!

  56. Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    I love April’s new line! It really encompasses Arizona. Our favorite thing to do during the summer is swimming! Best way to cool down during the summer!

  57. Sarah
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    I love taking little day trips around Texas. My favorite place to visit is New Braunfels, we go tubing for cheap and always enjoy great food!

  58. kmcneese
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    the NC coast

  59. Amy C
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m on my way to Ottawa this summer – woohoo!!!

  60. Alexis
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Lake Powell in the summer contains some of my favorite memories.

  61. RANDI COOK
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Traverse City MI is a great summer place to go!

  62. barbe
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Cultus Lake bc, quiet and peaceful relazing

  63. Vanessa
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    I try to escape to somewhere cool. My favorite is the Sierra Nevada mountains.

  64. Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Love that dress! One of my happiest summer travel memories is from when we lived in Arizona. We were passing through Oak Creek Canyon on our way to Sedona and stopped to picnic. Many happy memories were made there. The whole state is just stunning.

  65. Ali M
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Well seriously my home town of Seattle is my favorite place – I live right outside of it and although most of the year its pretty dreary, i never want to leave during summer!

  66. Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    My favorite travel spot is Mom-Mom’s house on the Choptank River in Maryland, we get free boat rides, Sangarita’s & free daycare – what more could you ask for!

  67. Amie G
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Norah is so cute and I love love love that dress! One of my favorite places to get away is Jackson Hole Wyoming and Yellowstone!

  68. Shayne
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    I grew up in California, so the beach is a must!

  69. Lisa Marie
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 1:57 pm | Permalink

    I don’t really have one favorite spot but we did have a wonderful trip to southern Utah recently. The National Parks there are amazing.

  70. Posted May 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    I come from a family of gamers (D&D, LARPing, board, card, etc.) so we go to Indianapolis for GenCon every summer. I don’t know about _favorite_, but I do enjoy my visit. I am not really a ‘city’ person, so it is a pleasant change to visit museums, walk by the river, visit the zoo, etc. :)

    Linda

  71. Nicole
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Catawba Island up on Lake Erie. You can see the lighthouse at Put in Bay from the pier where we stay.

  72. billiemick
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Home is my favorite travel spot….grin….I just like being home.

  73. Joan Rodriguez
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Cute dress, my favorite vacation spot is Yosemite.

  74. Shawn
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Traverse City, Michigan The dress is so cute. Love everything about it.

  75. tessa
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    My favourite holiday spot is our family holiday house, about 4hrs drive up the coast from us in Sydney, Australia. Love the dress!

  76. Posted May 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    My compliments to the model. How cute! It’s a great line – love the navy and orange colors.

  77. Amanda C
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    I love this fabric. I like to go home to Utah but I also love visiting the east coast!

  78. Maureen
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    I love the mountains in the summer (or any time for that matter) Can’t get enough of the scenery, colors and sounds. Thank you for the chance to win.

  79. Kim Shepherd
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely dress, and a beautiful model! My favourite summer holiday spot is Portscatho on the idyllic Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall, UK.

  80. Posted May 15, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I find it hard to beat the north coast of Northern Ireland as a favourite holiday spot, close to home is best! Love your dress, beautiful work!

  81. Betsy
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Northern Michigan is my favorite summer destination. Love the fabrics and the dress is darling!

  82. Posted May 15, 2014 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Monument Valley is nice and really close to Arizona.

  83. Vicki H
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

    I like going back home to Minnesota…so many lakes.

  84. Sandy K
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    When we go to Arizona, we love stopping at the Grand Canyon.

  85. Posted May 15, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    We vacationed/honeymooned on one of the Finger Lakes in New York a few years ago and it was perfect – warm during the day, cooling off at night, plenty of things to do if we wanted but easy to just hang out and relax too.

  86. cdahlgren2013
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    My favorite summer travel spot is the lakes in Minnesota. Pick any larger lake, they’re all beautiful.

  87. Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:52 pm | Permalink

    Pipe Creek Texas

  88. Hayley
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    My favourite summer holiday spot is hyams beach – whitest sand in the world!

  89. Posted May 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    Your daughter looks so cute in that dress. She’s a natural model. My favorite vacation spot is probably anywhere in France.

  90. Katherine
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    I spent every summer on Cape Cod and now live in California. I love it here, but dream of the rustic New England beaches!!

  91. Tabitha Keener
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    Cute dress,my 4 year old granddaughter loves it! I don’t do much summer stuff anymore, but I used to go fishing at Houston Woods, in Ohio, and it aS so relaxing. I would occasionally go to the beach part and have cook outs, nice time all around. Thanks for the giveaway, I love this fabric line!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

  92. Shannon Maxwell
    Posted May 15, 2014 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I love the fabrics!!! My favorite vacation spot is Gaitlinburg, TN

  93. Ellee
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Lake Arrowhead is my favorite getaway. Only a 45 minute drive, yet feels a world away.

  94. Juliet
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    Love St Jean de Luz, SW France

  95. Karen
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 7:56 am | Permalink

    Hands down favorite place…Torch Lake, Michigan!

  96. L
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Neither my husband nor I have been to Maine since we were teenagers–we really want to go back together!

  97. KT
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I love Sebago Lake in Maine in the summer!

  98. Posted May 16, 2014 at 9:30 am | Permalink

    My favorite summer travel spot is Berkley, CA. I used to go visit my aunt every summer, but unfortunately lost the routine once I no longer had a summer break. Thanks for the giveaway!

  99. Cassandra
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Different spots around the Delaware Water Gap, love those Appalachians. Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. Quilting Tangent
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    My favorite travel spots is National Parks.

  101. shawna
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    We have been saving for two years to go to London this year. That’s my dream vacation.

  102. Sarah
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    My favorite spot is Switzerland! Thanks.

  103. Laura M
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    I love going to a beautiful beach area, like Anna Maria in Florida.

  104. Patricia
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Anywhere with my family.

  105. Posted May 16, 2014 at 5:52 pm | Permalink

    I dream of a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains, thanks for the chance… :))

  106. Liz
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Perfect summer vacay? Road-tripping the California coast! it’s incredible.

  107. Piroska
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    My favourite spot is in the Okanagan, B.C.

  108. Sandra
    Posted May 16, 2014 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    My favorite would be London or Paris, but that’s major $$, so for now I’ll settle for a nice peaceful place with a book. Usually a campsite by a river!

  109. Posted May 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm | Permalink

    I’m a fan of Charleston!

  110. Susan Stanton
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    My favorite place to go in Summer is the Maine coast. Wonderful!

  111. Laura
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 1:13 am | Permalink

    Camping!

  112. Shar
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 1:51 am | Permalink

    I know this isn’t where everyone else can go, but I love to go up to property to camp. I feel so close to my father there.

  113. Posted May 17, 2014 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    My favourite place to go in the summer is Georgian Bay, Ontario!

  114. Sue
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 11:01 am | Permalink

    As I live in the desert I love to holiday on lush green tropical islands!

  115. Mary Ann Yost
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m a new quilter. Love the freshness of this Arizona line of fabrics!

    • Mary Ann Yost
      Posted May 17, 2014 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

      Forgot to say, Outer Banks, NC , it’s about beach and family.

  116. Karen
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    The Olympic peninsula in Washingotn State.

  117. Lori Morton
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Love Arizona!! Lived there for 6 years…moved back to Ohio tho in 1976. Love going to NC to visit our daughter now… lol

    Love the lil dress..& your model is adorable!!

  118. Emily E
    Posted May 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    My favorite memory of Arizona is picking citrus fruit with my brothers at my Great Aunt’s home. As a kid from the Great Lakes Region I was in awe over citrus growing and the beautiful tans, golds, pinks, and browns layered around Arizona.

  119. Chris
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 3:05 am | Permalink

    USA is on my bucket list including Arizona . This fabric is divine

  120. Ginny
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm | Permalink

    The Tampa area of Florida is pretty nice. I’d vote for it!

  121. bee
    Posted May 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Prince Edward Island!

  122. Posted May 19, 2014 at 1:40 pm | Permalink

    I love to travel to the beach!

  123. Posted May 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    My favorite place to go is the beach, too!

  124. Posted May 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    shanzpc finds any place with beautiful scenery an ideal summer get away. And if it had a sewing room too… Wow. We love Siesta Key, FL, Dingle, Ireland, and Moab, UT, Santa Fe, NM, or how about Oconomowoc, WI… to name a few.

  125. Genevieve F
    Posted May 21, 2014 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    Holland, Michigan thanks for a chance to win.

  126. Posted June 12, 2014 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    That is such a charming dress. Love the combination with the solid blue. Makes me think I need that print as well :)

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