Hello, Ollie Blog Tour and a giveaway!

Hi Friends! Today I have a whole bevy of swans to share with you.  I have been waiting a long time to blog about this quilt!  And today it’s my turn on the Hello, Ollie Blog Tour (yay!).  This line from Bonnie Christine is Art Gallery Fabrics‘ first organic line.  It is the softest, dreamiest organic fabric I have ever encountered.  When it debuted at Fall Market, Bonnie wanted a big paper pieced swan for her booth, and I was so excited to jump right into that project. I’m thrilled with the result!  (The pattern is available on my “Patterns” page)

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This project was a true collaboration, with the amazingly talented Andrea Walker of Walker Quilt Co. finishing her off with this perfect quilting. (Click over to her site and read about her process on the swan!) I am constantly in awe of what she does. And this project was no different.

I knew immediately that I wanted to make some projects for my girls with this line. The prints are just so sweet!

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Isn’t this picture the perfect representation of “Big Sister/Little Sister”  it cracks me up…

Back to the fabric: I used the beautiful organic canvas to make Cora a pair of skinny Emilya pants from The Simple Life Pattern Company.  The canvas is soft enough to wear, but has the perfect weight for pieces like pants and skirts that need a little structure.  Then I made Lily this dress, with a knit bodice and woven skirt, using the Adelyn pattern, also from The Simple Life Pattern Company.  All of their patterns are adorable and very well written.  I actually have a few more on my to-make list…

 

And with the scraps from my quilt, I made myself a new wallet, using the “Have It All Wallet” pattern.  I diverted from the pattern a little by piecing my outer piece. And I just love it.


And now for my giveaway!  I will be giving away this little zippered pouch.  I used my Cameo to cut away this feather from the vinyl.  I bought the design from the Silhouette store, and it’s also designed by Bonnie :).  To enter the giveaway, make sure you follow me on Instagram, and comment on the giveaway post.  Tag a friend for an extra entry.  Regram the image for 10 extra entries; be sure to tag me in the post!  I will be drawing in one week, on Wednesday, November 2.  If you aren’t the lucky winner, keep an eye out, because I’m going to be listing a few of these in my Etsy shop.

 I had a blast making all of my projects from the “Hello, Ollie” line, and I’m sure I’m not done.  If you want to make some projects of your own, we carry the full line at our shop, with free shipping!  Be sure to check out everyone’s project on the Blog Tour.


Happy Creating!

Heartland Blog Tour and a Giveaway!

Hi Friends! I’m am so excited to be included in the Heartland Blog Tour! This line from Pat Bravo is just beautiful. When I saw the preview, it was love at first sight.   I knew I wanted to do something bright, and modern. Pat asked for something. “Quilty Scandinavian.”  So this is my modern interpretation of a Scandinavian quilt!


I am really happy with how it turned out!


Quilting isn’t something that comes naturally to me, but luckily I have a friend, Andrea who is amazing and she helped me decide how to quilt it.


I just did some straight diagonal lines and a floral motif in the resulting triangles. I love the texture of a quilt after it’s been washed ☺️

I will be releasing this pattern, called “Anne (with an e)” on Friday, the same day I announce the winner of my giveaway!


This little bundle is up for grabs. It includes the leftovers from my quilt (two 6″ cuts and a 9″ cut) and two additional fat quarters. To enter, follow me on Instagram, find the giveaway image, and comment with what you would make! Tag a friend for an additional entry. Regram the image (be sure to tag me!) for an additional 5 entries. Free shipping to US only.

I have loved every minute of making this quilt! Be sure to check out Happiness in the Making and Robot Mom Sews who shared their gorgeous projects yesterday. And today Dorthe is sharing a quilt too!

Happy Creating!