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quilt-it modern blog tour
A few weeks ago, the kind folks over at Riley Blake Designs invited me to participate in their Quilt-It Modern blog tour, which starts today. The tour is all about showcasing the fabric company's impressive range of cotton solids, so I was excited to have the chance to try out their fabrics and work on a new wall quilt design for the shop.
I love looking to geometric patterns, especially tile patterns, for quilt design inspiration. During a night of Pinterest browsing I came across this tile pattern and immediately started envisioning it in fabric and began sketching. My sketch became this mini quilt. I used white and two shades of coral and peach to create hourglass triangle blocks, which replicated the tile design.
I love olive + peach paired together (as evidenced in this recent quilt), so I bound the quilt with a solid olive, and backed it with an olive polka-dot print by Spin Spin.
I made lots of extra hourglass blocks, so two of these quilts are now available in the shop. Each one has corner triangles and loops for hanging, and will ship with a wooden dowel.
I really enjoyed working with these solids---they were super soft!---and I can't wait to see what other colors everyone else is working with. You can follow the blog tour, and see all of the quilt projects made for it, by checking out the hashtag #ModernQuiltTour now through July 8.
oakshott scandinavia + a bartow baby quilt
cultivate blog tour + a new wall quilt
Good morning! Welcome to my stop on the Cultivate Blog Tour, a blog hop celebrating Bonnie Christine's latest fabric collection, Cultivate. I've sewn with Bonnie's fabric and ribbon before (using them in both a lined tote bag and a round zipper pouch), and I must say that the colors and patterns in this latest collection are among my favorites.
In case it's your first time here, welcome! My name is...
ribbon blog tour
Welcome to my stop on the Ribbon Blog Tour, a celebration of Bonnie Christine's line of woven ribbons for Renaissance Ribbons!
Salty Oat, a quilt studio and online fabric shop.
Bonnie's ribbons, like her fabrics, are colorful and bright, and inspired by nature. As a quilter, I tend not to work with ribbons very often, so I was...
sweet as honey blog tour
Welcome to my stop on the Sweet as Honey blog tour!
Sweet as Honey is the latest fabric collection from Bonnie Christine, a fellow North Carolinian, whom I met last year at Quilt Market in Portland. Her newest fabric line celebrates nature, wildlife, and flowers in a pretty and colorful palette, and is printed on Art Gallery Fabrics' silky cotton base cloth.
I'm excited to help celebrate the launch of this new collection, and for my stop on the tour, I decided to make a simple tote bag---perfect for trips to the farmers market, library, and beach this summer!
For the outside, I used plain canvas and natural cotton webbing, and for the interior, I used Bonnie's sunny, yellow print, Honey House Sunflower.
I love the summery pop of color on the inside, especially when paired with fresh tulips!
It was so much fun working with Bonnie's fabric, and I can't wait to incorporate it into some future quilts. Looking for more inspiration? Be sure to check out yesterday's post from Barb at Knack Studios featuring beautifully recovered chairs, and tomorrow's post from Karen at Celebrate Life.