Showing posts with label dresden plate. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dresden plate. Show all posts

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"