Today I get to share a fun project I've been working on! Rita from Fabric Please let me choose my own Fat Quarter Bundle to play with and I challenged myself to do something different (for me) with them. First, I'll tell you about the fabrics I chose, then I'll show what I did with them. Fabric Please is a Canadian online fabric shop that also carries a great selection of Aurifil thread and assorted notions and batting as well.
I started with the Sashiko Birds from the Moody Blues Collection from Cloud 9, and paired it with the Maize from the Wander collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit. From there, I grabbed a couple more prints from Wander, and was delighted to find that the Rise & Shine Lattice from Camelot was a perfect match. I needed one more minty turquoise to tie it all in and Rita suggested Deity from the Eden collection by Tula Pink for Free Spirit. I loved the combo, and hope it inspires you to mix and match too!
Around the same time I was selecting my bundle, I saw the release of the North Pond Notebook Cover and figured it would be perfect to display many different fabrics. The small cover fits my Audubon Bird Journal perfectly (you had to know I'm a Bird-Nerd by now).
The PDF pattern from Radiant Home Studio comes in 2 sizes and really is a great way to showcase a few coordinates, or mix and match, as I've done. The cover has interior pockets and you can adjust as needed. The cover keeps closed with a snap and I love the use of hardware here.
For my birthday, I bought myself Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle, by Jeni Baker because I'm so intrigued by quilting and I've only done a very small bit of it, so I figured I should start with some basics. This book is so good and inspiring! It discusses color theory and has a few different ways to make HSTs. There are also loads of block and quilt patterns. I decided to give it a go, but I went with something simple to start with. I used the Deity print as my background and mixed in the other prints in a random way. I shared a sneak peek on Instagram and was warned that quilting is addicitve - I think they're right! Instead of batting, I used Insulbright so I can use my mini quilt as a hot pad.
I also made a matching cup cozy and a key fob, because those are always fun ways to use up smaller pieces of fabric.
I really enjoyed these projects. As much as I love making bags, a change of pace is good every so often too! I have a couple more projects ready to go with these fabrics, so keep your eyes peeled for the rest , and head on over to Fabric Please! to get yourself some.
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