Welcome to my stop on the Pat Bravo Design: The Heartland Blog Tour. I'm thrilled to have been chosen as one of the 20 bloggers and hope you enjoy the projects I have to share.
The opportunity to play around with the newest fabric line by one of my favorite designers certainly had me jumping for joy.
The hop started Monday and runs through October 21st, Katie at the The Simple Life Company is also taking a turn today.
Bringing an original design to reality has been an ongoing goal and so I chose a recent one with a Scandinavian style and similar color story to interpret. Overall I think the modified version translated nicely with a slight tweak to the placement and scale.
|Original Design Mock Up|
Don't you just love the colors and prints of the Heartland fabric? Droppar in Burst gave a perfect bright pop and Moondust for the sashing was a great alternative to using solids. These are only a few - the line is huge with the famous "Feel the Difference" Art Gallery buttery softness was a dream to use.
|on the Design Wall|
Because much of my sewing is done after the sun goes down, it's hard to get decent progress pictures. The creative process and steps along the way are important - but so are pretty pictures!
Which leads me to my second thought - to include the my adorable granddaughter dressed in the luxurious Blomma Garden Pastiche in voile from the fabric line. Fortunately for me, my friend Sue offered to sew a U-neck Tunic for the occasion.
Can you tell how cozy she is? And such a good sport posing for me. The out-takes are mostly blurry ones of her rolling around on the quilt because, well - it's that just that irresistible.
Another advantage to the lovely weave of Pat Bravo's Heartland by Art Gallery is that it behaves so well on the bias.
Thank you Pat Bravo Fabric Design for allowing me to be a part of the hop and for the beautiful Heartland Fabric.
Finished size 52"x53"
Pieced and Quilted by me
A little Giveaway: I'll send one lucky reader some of the extra fabric that I didn't use in my quilt - including the super cute Hus Hoot Gul owl print. (sorry, international friends - this one's only open to US, domestic shipping).