Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Gloaming Fabric Blog Hop

I've been posting teasers on IG and the wait is finally over!  Today is my day on the Gloaming Blog Hop featuring the beautiful line of fabric by designer Shelley Cavanna of Cora's Quilts.  You can read all out it and see the full selection available by visiting Sew in Love (with fabric) HERE.

The blossoming tree made for the perfect backdrop to show off the quilt because as you will see later in the post, there are floral motifs throughout the fabric line.  My favorite are the subtle prints that read as a solid from a distance but are beautifully detailed close up.  These were great for the graphic design that I had in mind.

My granddaughter helped choose the three fabrics for her dress and hair band.   The largest print was fun to use and she loved it so much she didn't want me to hem the bottom so I added a fussy cut trim instead.

For the quilt, I knew I wanted to create an original design so I played around with options in Inkscape, landing on this one.  As you can see, I gave myself artistic freedom to modify along the way.  It still feels in the spirit of the original concept and I'm very pleased with the result.
Mock up design Gloaming06
I had fun finding the repeat and using that as a width guide rather than a predetermined measurement.  That's the bonus of making things up along the way.
Lately I've been doing single fold binding for my quilts as long as they aren't going to be heavily used  or frequently washed.  Turning just at the flower's edge made for an easy reference.

My friend let me us her longarm for the quilting and I finished in two sessions.  Which was a good thing since I was heading to QuiltCon the next day and wanted to have it done before the trip.  (See the recap from yesterday)

Usually I just stitch until I run out of bobbin or break a thread but this time I started and stopped taking time to bury my thread.

Here you can see the dress in progress and the detail on the pocket.  This is the same treatment that I used for the trim at the bottom.  So Cute. 




A break in the storm made for pretty puffy clouds but it also meant a battle with the wind.  Here are a few out takes.




I'm lucky that she takes her job seriously when it comes time for a photoshoot but also has a good time too. 


Thank you Shelley for designing such a delightful line of fabric and to Benartex Fabric for generously giving me the opportunity to sew with it and be part of the Blog Hop.

Here's the full line up for the Benatrex Hop this week:
Monday: Introducing Gloaming - interview with Shelley CavannaTuesday: Gloaming Hop - Cara Cansler @Sew_Colorado and Becky Jorgensen of Patchwork Posse@patchwork_posseWednesday: Gloaming Hop - Karen Foster of CapitolaQuilter@capitolaquilter and Kate Colleran of Seams Like a Dream@seamslikeadreamquiltsThursday: Gloaming Hop - Julie Cefalu of The Crafty Quilter@thecraftyquilter and Rene Stout @QuiltingNonaFriday: Shelley's Virtual Trunk Show

Benatrex is letting me give away a Gloaming Fat Quarter Bundle to one of my followers.  (open to US addresses only)  Head over to the Gloaming Giveaway Post on my IG account for details and to enter.  Leave a comment here on the blog (limit one and be sure you are not a no-reply blogger) for a bonus of 10 entries! Giveaway is open until Friday March 9, 2018 at 8pm Pacific Time. EDIT: Giveaway is closed, congratulations to the winner.


58 comments:

  1. Nice...gg������

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  2. Your quilt design is beautiful along with the new Gloaming fabric collections. Thanks for sharing. grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  3. your quilt is gorgeous and your granddaughter is precious. the colors in your collection are all my favorite ones.

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  4. What an eye-catching design. Thanks for sharing how you used the pattern repeat as a measurement decision point. That's an interesting concept and I look forward to playing with it at some point. The fabric colors bring out those gorgeous blue eyes in the last shot of your helper.
    (bolderbaker.at.gmail.dot.com)

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  5. Cute model, not on IG. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  6. Love the original design of your quilt. (cshelleyqbq at gmail dot com)

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  7. Your design is a great way to show off all the wonderful colors of Gloaming. I can't decide which would be my favorite of the colors!

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  8. What a fun way to design this quilt! The colors are so vibrant.

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  9. Lovely design. It feels rather Art Nouveau, but then also a little church windowy. Beautifully executed.

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  10. Beautiful quilt! I love your pattern, and your cute helper.
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  11. Kathy R.
    The quilt design is beautiful. The choice of fabrics from Gloaming really stand out. Also love the dress.
    petuniakr@aol.com

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  12. Beautiful fabrics and beautiful scenery! Also, beautiful Granddaughter!
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  13. Your quilt is very nice, it is an interesting pattern. The fabric colors look great for this quilt.

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  14. Lovely quilt and adorable granddaughter!! Heads up u look too young to have a grandchild!!

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  15. I love your quilt and the way you adapt things as you go along! I admire that ability, and I hope to learn it for myself. Your granddaughters dress is adorable on her! If I only had one granddaughter, I might make it, but I have 4! I'm not the best seamstress either! Jadahlgr at Yahoo dot Com

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  16. Give your Granddaughter a hug for us. She is soooo cute! Love your quilt. It is gorgeous and such a dramatic design! Love it!

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  17. What an artistic quilt - it really shows off the beautiful colors of Gloaming.

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  18. Your quilt is amazing.... one I'll buy!

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  19. Your quilt is wonderful - what a fantastic use of the fabric colors in this collection! Your granddaughter is just too sweet & the dress you made for her is perfect! Thank you, Susan

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  20. Your quilt is fantastic!! I can't apply for the giveaway because I don't do instagram. Just wanted to compliment on your design. Will there be a pattern available some day?

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  21. Wow, what a gorgeous quilt and such a creative pattern! I'm not on instagram, don't know if a blog entry counts or not. Still, I had to say how well I like your quilt.

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  22. Nice pattern design, sweet fabrics, ADORABLE grand-daughtee!

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  23. great quilt, but love the dress and your model....I do not have an IG account, hope this works.

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  24. What a neat quilt design, & cute jumper!

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  25. Ohmygosh - your quilt is breathtaking!!! Love it!!!! beautiful fabric choices!!! mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. Wow! That turned out beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  27. Your quilt is gorgeous! Love the colors!

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  28. What a unique and creative quilt design. And to make your granddaughter a matching dress. I know she felt special.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  29. Such a striking quilt, and a darling dress. The smile on her face tells the story--she'll always remember the care you took and how happy it made her.

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  30. Your granddaughter looks so happy to be helping! Your quilt and the dress are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  31. Beautiful quilt. I like the pieced backing too.

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  32. You have made a beautiful quilt and your little granddaughter's dress is adorable. Great selection of fabric.

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  33. Absolutely love your quilt! I am following you all over the place now!!

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  34. Your quilt is gorgeous and the dress is beautiful!

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  35. Love your quilt design! Hope you make it available publically. Super cute assistant / model you have also! I am in love with the Gloaming line and your work displays it perfectly.

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  36. Loving your quilt design and the great fabrics used!

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  37. That is a beautiful design, I hope we can see the pattern soon!

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  38. Your quilt is magnificent!! These colors are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win :)
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

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  39. I love your quilt design. Great job!

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  40. The colors in these fabrics are gorgeous!

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  41. NEAT MODERN QUILT! LOVE IT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

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  42. WOW! I love your quilt design and the sweet little dress you made. And what a charming model you have! Thank you for doing this giveaway and sharing your talent!

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  43. That fabric is beautiful and so is the quilt. Your little model looks like she loves the quilt and the dress!

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  44. Wow! The variety of quilts made from this fabric line are great! Thanks for sharing.

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  45. All so pretty...The colors, the quilt and the sweet little girl! Thanks for sharing. mmboss2007 at yahoo.

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  46. Your granddaughter is so fortunate to have you as her grandmother! Her dress is delightful, and your quilt is stunning! Thanks for sharing these photos.

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  47. Your granddaughter and quilt are beautiful.

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  48. Lovely fabric. And beautiful girl!

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  49. Your quilt is so unusual and striking. It looks even better with a lovely young lady holding it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  50. What a unique quilt, always fun to see what people create!

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  51. Beautiful design. You little helper is beautiful as well!

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  52. Your quilt is quite different! Love the fabrics. Following on Instagram now.

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  53. Your quilt is stunning as is your granddaughter.

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  54. What a beautiful design, love your quilt and I love the pictures you took.

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  55. Beautiful job!! & Lil' Grangirlie is Adorable!! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too :)

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