April 15, 2014

The Catherine Quilt Project...

One of my goals for 2014 was to take time for projects that were just for me, just for the sake of creating.  One of the ventures on my list was sewing and the other was cooking.  So you'll be seeing more posts about these + my usual paper crafting on the blog.  I hope you enjoy following along with me on my many ventures.  

Today I'm excited to share my newest crafty venture....the Catherine Quilt.  I'll be sharing more on the inspiration for this quilt, the style of quilting I'll be doing and just what I envision this quilt to become.  I'll be sharing posts in the form of quick, project updates with just a few photos here and there.  For today I'm sharing the brand new fabrics that just arrived for my Catherine Quilt.  Aren't they so pretty?

The line is called Sweet as Honey and is from Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics.  You can find Bonnie Forkner's sweet blog here, full of fun projects, recipes and simple living ideas.  To see more of Bonnie's post about the Sweet as Honey fabric line just go to the end of a blog post and click on the "Sweet as Honey" label & all of the corresponding posts will show up.  You'll definitely want to find the Sweet as Honey Blog Tour which features 25 bloggers' projects using the Sweet as Honey fabric line.  
If you're already in love with this fabric from the first glance, you can order the fabric online or be lucky enough to have a fabulous shop near you that carries it.  I ordered mine from Fat Quarter Shop and had great customer service.  Below, the top row is the Spring Harvest fat quarter bundle and the bottom row is the Autumn Harvest fat quarter bundle.  I may have ordered some additional yardages of my favorite prints too.  
From my own stash, I'll be sprinkling in these fabrics.  
 So here's what my fabric mix up will look like. That pink tone is really not that bright though. 
Instead of white backgrounds, borders and sashing, I'll be mixing up these beautiful linen pieces that I've been collecting.  Just gorgeous, right? 
I'll be back with more inspiration on my Catherine Quilt soon.  For today I'll leave you with a link to my Catherine Quilt Inspiration Board on Pinterest.  I've spent countless hours pinning some wonderful quilting samples, hand quilting ideas and samples from the Sweet as Honey line. I'll showcase some of my favorite inspiration pieces here on the blog too.  In the meantime, I hope you are inspired to create a beautiful quilt of your own.  Thanks for stopping by.


Michal Woodruff said...

All the beautiful new fabrics will go nicely with linen. I can't wait to see what will become of the Catherine Quilt.

Max, A Stitch in Time said...

I can't wait to see what you do with that...and adding linen is going to be just beautiful!

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