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|
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.
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.