Monday, March 31, 2014

Sweet As Honey Blog Tour ~ Day 23


Hey there!!! Today I get to be part of  Sweet As Honey Blog Tour!!!! I was so thrilled when Bonnie agreed to let me be part of this tour! I had seen all kinds of images of this gorgeous line floating around social media and I honestly COULD NOT WAIT to get my hands on it!
If this is your first time visiting my blog, WELCOME! and thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you'll take a few minutes after reading this post to go check out some of my other work!

Isn't this line just gorgeous!?!?!?! I love the colors and the feel of the line! As soon as I found out I was going to be part of this hop I knew I HAD to make a pillow, because honestly, what's better than a handmade pillow? (besides a quilt) Not much if you ask me! I didn't want to do anything too intricate and take away from the fabrics so I decided to do a simple patchwork design that had been stuck in my head. I was sent 4 Fat Eighths to play with.

After squeeling with delight I decided I needed to go to my LQS and pick up a bit more of this line for the backing and binding and to throw a bit more contrast in my patchwork. So, with the above FE's and the fabrics below I was set!

Like I said I didn't want to take away from this gorgeous fabric and I wanted to keep as much of the design as possible so I decided to go with 2.5" squares for my patchwork.

I love the way these fabrics POP against the Kona Snow background! I am really happy with the way this turned out, these fabrics are a dream to work with! If you've never sewn with Art Gallery fabrics before you need to stop what you're doing and go buy some (this line would be my suggestion) and then just pet them for a while, then you can sew with them. LOL! The hand of these are beyond words....I just love them!

I decided to do straight(ish) line quilting on this and I think it works really good with this layout.

I chose to do an envelope style backing in one of my favorite prints from the line...who am I kidding? They are ALL my favorite!

I decided to snap a photo without the pillow form so you could see the entire design....I absolutely LOVE the way this turned out (have I said that already?) I have an idea for a quilt using this design, stay tuned...I may just do my first quilt tutorial soon!

     Anyhow, I am so honored to be part of this amazingly talented group of blog hoppers! (Click on that link and you will be taken to the entire line up! There is sooo many amazing projects on this line up!) Yesterday Celebrate Life With Us made some ADORABLE pinwheels! I can NOT wait to see what Everyday Miija has made for tomorrow!

I hope you all enjoyed my stop as much as I enjoyed playing with this gorgeous fabric line! I really can't wait to see what Bonnie will design next!

If you'd like to see the swatches of the entire line you can go check them out here!

P.S. Don't forget to go check out my new video on YouTube! Just click right here to see it! (I hope you'll become a subscriber so you don't miss out on any of the videos I've got coming up!)

~Hope y'all are having a GREAT day!!!~


Sue Bennett said...

Love your pillow. This fabric collection is just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

Julie Cefalu said...

Really cute pillow! I love that fabric line and your straight line quilting is perfect.
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter