Monday, August 20, 2012

WinterKist Blog Hop



Welcome to my stop on the WinterKist blog hop. If this is your first time visiting my blog, I hope you will enjoy what you see and come back to visit often. Thanks to Katie for organizing this wonderful hop and inviting me to join. I am very honored to be included in this hop and to be able to work with these wonderful, new Lecien fabrics designed by Monica Solorio-Snow, The Happy Zombie

I have made this trio of coordinating Home Dec accessories with the fabric. I am so glad Katie sent me this color scheme. I just love the white, greys and black with it's pops of raspberry and pink! Be sure to check out the other posts to see all the colors available in this fabric.




I made another of Nova's wonderful nesting fabric bowls. I loosely followed the pattern for the 7" size bowl. It is a good sized bowl that I can use for bread or rolls on my Christmas buffet. 



I think it looks great combined with Essex Linen in the putty color and top-stitched with a heavier weight thread in raspberry.


I knew I wanted to make two pillows and so I decided to make two patterns I have never made before. Can you believe I have never made a disappearing 9 patch block?  It's a beginner's block, right? Who knew it would look so great in these fabrics? The only fabric I added to this range was the grey polka dot. Then the Gnome found a perfect home in the corner of this 20" pillow. I quilted it in a simple grid with stitch lines about 3/4" of an inch apart. 

The other block that I have never made is a Dresden plate. This one was so easy, too, using the Dresden plate ruler. I asked my friend, Susan Canadian Abroad for ideas on how to hand quilt it. In the end, I got lazy and just did some echo quilting with the sewing machine, following the lines of the Dresden plate. I wish I would have listened to Susan because I am not as fond of this pillow as the other. This one is also 20".


So there you have it. My little trio of WinterKist Home Dec accessories.

Now here's the good part for you, my lovely readers. Just leave a comment and you will have a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of fabric of your choice donated from the Fat Quarter Shop. A winner will be drawn from all comments from the 5 blog posts of this week's WinterKist blog hop.  Katey will pick a winner on Friday night. Be sure to leave your email address if you are a no-reply commenter.

Be sure to check out the rest of the posts this week for more chances to win and to see the other projects created with this fabric.

Aug 6  Katie at There & Back
Aug 7  Rachael at imagine gnats
Aug 8  Jennie at Clover & Violet
Aug 9  Courtney at mon petit lyons
Aug 10  Sara at Sew Sweetness

Aug 13  Bianca at Sweet Diesel Designs
Aug 14  Chelsea at Pins & Bobbins
Aug 15  Rebecca at Sew Festive Handmade
Aug 16  Diane at from blank pages
Aug 17  Allegory at {sew} Allegorical

Aug 20  Kim at My Go-Go Life
Aug 21 Di at Random Thoughts...do or "di"
Aug 22 Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts
Aug 23 Jenelle at Echinops & Aster
Aug 24  Katie at There & Back 

Thanks for stopping by,

"di"

131 comments:

**nicke... said...

very cute di! love the cushions!

Tricia said...

I love the Dresden plate cushion in this fabric! So bright and cheerful!

B Greene said...

Your projects are adorable. I love the way all the circles and the snowflakes interact in the disappearing nine patch. Thanks for sharing!

Susan Standen said...

Well, if I had known it was a Christmas pillow I would have tried for a quilting pattern that turned your dresden into a snowflake. But I do think you are being too hard on yourself as the cushion is gorgeous, as is the D9P one and the basket. Great fabric used by a great quilter.

Allison C said...

Love the gray and pink combo!

andri. said...

I have never thought gray and pink go so well together!:)
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memmens said...

Wow they are gorgeous, love, love, love. I must buy that basket pattern, I've seen you use it before and love it!

Patchwork and Play said...

All your creations are lovely! How lovely to have Christmas fabrics in fresh new colours!

Lisa Marie said...

The fabrics look very pretty and I love what you did with them!

Jodie said...

I like this color combination! The pillows look great together.

Martina said...

Oh I love your projects and the fabric is just great for it!

Rachel said...

I love the disappearing 9 patch! Your quilting really fits the cushion design!!

Mhairi said...

Gorgeous!! I love the gnoma pillow the best but only because it has the gnoma on it.
You have done a great job and all your projects are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

These are the cutest accessories! Love the colors you chose.

Katy Cameron said...

All 3 looks great, I love all the bright colours in this line :o)

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Oh so yummy!! I love fabric baskets and these fabrics looking amazing :)

~Kelie~ said...

I love the colors you chose!!!

Toohey said...

Cute colors together; I love the fabric bowl, and the raspberry topstitching is fantastic. Thanks!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

They are gorgeous Di - and like you, I LOVE the colour scheme!!

Judith said...

Love disappearing nine patch! I've also never made one...this fabric looks great!

Cliodana said...

o very beautiful, love the color combo you chose. so pretty this fabric! thanks for the chance to win. have a nice day!

Kathryn said...

All three items will be great additions to your home. Very nice.

Ashley said...

Love the fabric. So pretty

Gill said...

Great fabrics!
I love, love the dresden plate cushion!!

Denise said...

Love the disappearing 9 pillow - grays and pinks are perfect together.

Nonnie said...

So adorable - Love the gnome!

annmarie said...

Your projects are lovely - who would think those colors would work so well?! this has been such a fun blog hop - so many creative folk out there. Thanks.

Cindy said...

Brilliant! Love your creations! That's one fab line, isn't it? Just lovely prints and colors to choose from.

Mommarock said...

Loving the fabric, of course! But that bowl is fantastic, and it stores so easy that it might fit in my cupboard!

Abbybeth said...

they look so cute all together! I love the look of the disappearing 9 patch for the pillow

OhioLori said...

Your Pillows are AWESOME!!! You are sooo Talented...love the things you create! (wish you were my neighbor! Know we'd have such fum! lol)

LOVE the lil' Gnome guy from Winterkist! He is soooo cute!

Jodi said...

love those colors together and the cute buckets

Beth Frykman said...

I love the bowl! The Dresden plate pillow that you say you're not as happy with - you might like it more if you change the shape of the pillow to echo the plate (so either a round pillow or a hexagon). Then it would have a more Christmas wreath vibe to it. Just a thought. :) You did very nice work.

needle and nest said...

They're all gorgeous! Well done! And thanks for the chance to win. :)

Kelly said...

All gorgeous!! I love Nova's pattern for the fabric bowls, I think i'm going to have to make more now :)

Amanda Carlton said...

These are great projects. I can't wait for this line to show up in stores!!

Kate said...

They all look great! Really love the 9 patch pillow. Wonderful job.

Cindy said...

Your projects are wonderful. I especially like the pillow with the gnome on it.

Diann said...

I've always liked grey and pink together but I can't see them as Christmas colors. I guess I'm still too traditional. Still, the fabrics are lovely and I like your projects for the whole rest of the year.

Wendy said...

The Winterkist looks fabulous in these colourways with the grey, great choice! Love the pillows but that basket is just adorable, especially the pink quilting thread.

Lori said...

These are wonderful. I especially love your pillow with the gnome on it. Thanks for sharing.
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Anita said...

Oh, I really love the dresden pillow! So pretty! I think I need to do something in my living room, I'm sick of the ugly pillows going on here. =) The problem is everyone throws them on the floor or to the side, except me. I don't know if my labors would be in vain or not. =)

Jerra said...

Oh I'm a massive cushion pixie! I love love love them! The gnoma sets yours off perfectly and the other design is very captivating! Well done!

Jerra xx

lynaeve said...

I love your color choices.

Julie said...

I love the Dresden plate pillow. That would look great in my living room. Another "to do" project :)

Heather D. said...

Your projects are adorable, Di. I too have never done a disappearing 9 patch and was just thinking about it last week.

Tamie said...

Love your little trio of projects. Thanks for participating in the hop.

Jane S. said...

You really made a great assortment of items! The basket is so useful and so cute, and I love seeing the little gnoma on the cushion. :)

Marian said...

i LOVE the pillows! Might be my favorite colors of this collection, they look wonderful!!

SewSealy said...

Diane, You did a wonderful job on all those little goodies! I love how you mixed it with the linen and popped the colors. The dot fabric was the icing. :) Cute bowl pattern. I can't wait to make one myself. I think if I were to be a lucky winner, I really want to make the bowl and the pillow. Oh so cute! Thank you for all your creativity and sharing with us. :)

Nic said...

They look great. Love the colour palette

Katie said...

So cute!!

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Love all of your projects, so cute!

gccmom said...

I love the dresden plate pillow!

Annabanana said...

Great ideas ! Love the colors and all 3 projects were perfect choices...I especially liked the dresden!

Jennie P. said...

I love fabric bowls. Maybe I'll make one sometime soon. I have no idea what I'd use them for, but they are neat!

Carrie P. said...

You have been busy creating some really great projects with that fun fabric. That gnome is just too cute. thanks for sharing.

Marcia W. said...

Your projects are so cute - and the color combination is different from the prior projects. This would be wonderful with silver decorations. Thanks for the Winterkist post.

WandaFish said...

I love all of your Winterkist projects! The DP9 might just be my fave, but I'm inspired to try them all :)

Sue said...

Beautiful work. I love the colors! Thank you so much for sharing!

Lisa C said...

Gray and pink for the holidays? Who would have thought it would look so lovely? I just surprised myself Saturday by buying four pieces of Robert Kaufman's Christmas line in PURPLE!!! Sparkly purple! Bring on the holidays!

Barbara Woods said...

beautiful work

Katie said...

FANTASTIC projects! I love that you were able to make so many lovely items! Thank you so much for being part of the blog hop :-)

Carolyn said...

I love love love your disappearing nine patch pillow! I have been thinking of trying this block lately, too, since I have never done it. These colors are just so perfect!

Jenelle said...

I love the whole trio! The disappearing nine patch is also probably my favorite. :)

Aideen said...

beautiful cushions and beautiful fabric! i love the cushion with the little Santa i have pinned it :)

Eryn Alexandra said...

All of those are beautiful.

Kate Brown said...

All three of your projects came out amazing!

Jess said...

Ah, love these. Especially the disappearing 9 patch pillow. I've been wanting to try that block. Thanks!

Amorette said...

i love the grey and pink prints with the linen- lovely!

TheLazyQuilter said...

These projects are so cute! Thanks for sharing :)

Melissa said...

I love all your projects, but I think I love the disappearing 9 patch pillow the best. That Gnoma is just the cutest.

Ella said...

Love the gnoma pillow and the basket!

Mimi said...

Today I am loving this colourway because what you have made!! Wow! Love the blocks pillow especially! I am a new follower now too!

jmniffer said...

Great idea to make pillows using block patterns you've never made before. These turned out great. I love the colors in the WinterKist line. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

I would never have thought to put the putty linen with this, and I love it. I will definitely be thinking of it know. Glad to have found your blog, and I'm having fun rambling through it.

Sundance Kim said...

Love the combination of colors!

Sundance Kim said...

Love the combination of colors!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I like that your pillows are coordinated but very different. I think I may have to try a disappearing 9-patch too.

Ali said...

Great idea for a holiday bread basket! Really, I didn't even recognize the line in your stuff at all until I saw the gnoma, it reads so darn versatile I just figured you hadn't gotten to the winterkist project yet!

Dandelion Quilts said...

Very pretty fabrics! I just love the projects you made. Gorgeous ...thanks for the chance to win some fabric of my own. I'm going to go check out the rest of your blog now!

Phyllis said...

Love the fabric and the pillows!

Erin and Daniel Palmer said...

I love this line of fabric. I have seen fun bubble projects, classy project and Christmas. It's so much fun! eatkin85@yahoo.com

Jennie said...

Love your pillows. The dresden is my favorite. This fabric is adorable.

Allegory said...

I really love that 9 patch pillow. The grey dot was a perfect addition.

Quilt n Queen said...

Your WinterKist Home Dec accessories are adorable. I have some of Monica's fabric and love the pink and grays. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing in the WinterKist blog hop! Have a wonderful day! Pauline

Marcia R said...

I think those are all really sweet. I like that Winterkist is not over-the-top holiday, and your accessories are an excellent use for the fabric!

Becky S. said...

Cute projects! I'm making my first Dresden plate this week too-they are fun to make.

Linda said...

HI! LOVE THESE DECOR ITEMS-ESPECIALLY THE BOWL! THANKS TO YOU + FQS FOR SHARING!

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JanetK said...

I love your projects - I've never done a disappearing 9-patch either...it's somewhere on my list! The gray and pinks are wonderful and the linen is a perfect complement.

charlotte said...

Very cute. I love those fabric bowls.

Aliza said...

What beautiful projects. Love them all. Espesially in those lovely colors.

ritainalaska said...

the pillows are delicious in winterkist! the grey colorway is my favorite! you've used them beautifully.

LeAnne said...

You're so creative. Gives me lots of ideas for sprucing up my place.

Iris said...

What great projects with this great fabric line!
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Pat V. said...

I am blown away by your projects! I never would have thought to pull out just the greys and pinks. So beautiful together! Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi Staples said...

These are so sweet! I love how much you were able to stretch the fabric!

Kathy H said...

All your projects turned out great. I especially like the gnome pillow. I bet those nesting bowls are really useful too.

Jeanne said...

Love the color combination of pink and grey together! Also love the cute pillows & especially the bowl!

Mom2Caleigh said...

What a great trio - the grey and rasberry just set it off. You are so creative! Thanks for sharing

Florence said...

Thanks for the idea !

Didee May said...

WOW - what a beautiful use of the fabrics! I love your cheeky gnome in the corner of your cushion!

Cecilia said...

Very pretty! I love the two pillows. The Dresden plate is one of my favorite patterns and I love the colors of yours.

Sherry said...

I love the colors in these fabrics. You created some fun projects with the fabric.

Kirsten said...

All of your projects are wonderful - I love the raspberry pink and grey together!

everinprogress said...

I love the gnome pillow, brilliant!

Janet said...

Great colours! I love how you got the gnome in there :)

KatheG said...

I love grey and love what you did with this fabric. Thanks for sharing.

Fran said...

The pillows are both gorgeous & I love the nesting bowl. The fabrics look so beautiful!

Homemaker Honey said...

So sweet! Super cute, too!

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Sowing Stitches said...

Love the pink and gray combo! :D

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Sowing Stitches said...

Love the pink and gray combo! :D

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aerialkabuki said...

Very pretty!

JoyceLM said...

Love all of them. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the giveaway.

I Love You, Evie said...

Love the disappearing 9-patch pillow! soparkaveataoldotcom

Leanne said...

I really like all three of those projects, those fabrics are really lovely. I think you could still add some hand stitches to the dresden pillow if you wanted to.

ELNM said...

What a beautiful colorway, and your accessories are terrific! The gnome just finishes it right! Thanks for the chance to win!
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Margaret said...

Very cute projects. Love the fabric.

Amy said...

I really love the pillows! And the little gnoma peaking out is great!

Cynthia said...

Your projects are fantastic! I especially love the color combos, and the dresden design :)

Donna said...

I love the projects you completed with winterkist. I think my favorite is the pieced pillow, that gnoma is so cute in the corner!

LoBo333 said...

I love your projects - and the colors! The Winterkist fabric is AWESOME and the fabric you added made it shine. I'm sure I'll be making one (or more) of the stackable bowls soon.

Karen said...

The bowls are fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

bee said...

what beautiful items! i love this colorway - it's wintery, but could work year round too with those black & white prints.

JustPam said...

Your grand daughter is beautiful. How lucky you both are to be able to sew together. I love the D9P for a cute, easy quilt in between more complicated projects.

kbzelazny said...

Love your projects! Thanks!

Kathie said...

I love your ideas and choice of colors. Boy do I need to get to work!!

Amy said...

Love your Dresden pillow! Great colors and fabric!

Erin M. said...

You did a great job with your color combination. The pillow turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

Kimberly Cassie @ Quilty Doodads said...

Loving your pillows and the bowl. Great use of the fabric. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me.

Amey said...

I especially love the bowl...