Welcome to the second day of my turn on the Artisan blog tour! Artisan is a new line of fabrics coming out in November by the fabulous Kaffe Fassett for Free Spirit Fabrics. As I said yesterday, I had so much fun with this beautiful pile of fabric...
...that I couldn't cram it all into one blogpost! So today I'm going to share a few more things I created incorporating the second color way in this beautiful line of quilting cottons, batiks and ikats from Kaffe Fassett and Free Spirit Fabrics! Just so you can see all of the fabrics in the Blue color way, here's a wonderful shot from the Artisan brochure...
When I was asked to help with the launch of Artisan back in July, my mind was whirling with possibilities - especially because they put very few restrictions on what we could do! And of course, my mind always goes to quilts....
...and with the strong bohemian vibe of these fabrics, I keep envisioning the beautiful ceramic tiles of Morocco. I paired quilting cottons and batiks in both the Sunny color way and the Blue color way with some vibrant tangerine Kona cotton to create this vivid quilt.
It's a smaller lap size - 48" x 60" - and I've written a tutorial if you are interested. Just request it in a comment below and I'll send you a PDF version.
In the making of this quilt, I also created some bonus HSTs which I used to make the pillow shown above. Don't you just love bonus HSTs? I still have a mess of them - I see more pillows in my future!
Here's a closer shot of the pillow - I embellished it with large stitch quilting in a variegated perle cotton and did a knife edge binding around the edge to continue the look of the small borders.
But wait - - - that's not all! I had scraps left over from the table cover, too, so I put them together in another pillow cover...
I'm really fond of this one - I love the wild variety of fabrics it contains, and I did large stitch embellishment on this one, too, varying the distance between the vertical lines of stitching for a random feel. This pillow make me smile!
Looks like a cozy little place to set a spell, doesn't it? This was taken by the side of an old smokehouse on our property - it is my first time to use it as a photo shoot location, but I don't think it will be the last! It makes a great backdrop for quilts!
I hope you've hung in there this long - because now it's time for the giveaway part of our program! Remember this pretty stack?
Your comment today will put you in the running for one of those lovely jelly rolls of Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons! And because it's my birthday, I'm going to sweeten the pot for a second winner... do you see the mat underneath my sewing machine in the background?
Here's what the other side looks like. Inspired by Lillyella Stitchery's Undercover Maker Mat, I made this using some Artisan fabrics combined with some other Kaffe Fassett prints I had
hoarded stashed away. Look how nicely they play together!!! I'll be sending this to a second winner chosen from today's comments (without all my tools - sorry!! I need those!)
So how do you enter? It's easy! Just leave a comment below, and in it, tell us your favorite birthday surprise!
I'll start it off - one year, based on a random comment from me, my husband gave me a Suzuki Samurai that our local bank had repo'd. Total surprise! When I asked him why, he said, "Because you said it was cute!" It replaced our broken down and ancient Plymouth Fury, so it was a welcome gift - and a totally romantic one!
Please please please leave your email address in your comment, particularly if you want a copy of the tutorial! So many people are no-reply bloggers these days, mostly through no fault of their own - I think there's a conspiracy going on out there! And if you don't feel comfortable putting your email address out in public, feel free to email me at salliesue57 (at) gmail (dot) com to let me know.
And remember - there's another giveaway tomorrow, and still time to enter yesterday's giveaway! It's just a big birthday giveaway weekend around here!! Entries will remain open for all three giveaways until noon CST Thursday, November 3rd, and I'll announce all the winners in my whoop whoop post next Friday, November 4th.
Tomorrow I'll be sharing a couple of bags I made using these wonderful fabrics - hope to see you then!!