It's Friday!!! And as we all know by now, that means it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on! Time to encourage each other, show off our current projects (whether finished or not), and just binge on all the gorgeous eye candy that's out there in the blogiverse! And hey - it's a lot less fattening than candy corn!! I'm excited to get started - so let's go!!
One of the first ASL signs my grandchildren learned was the sign for "my turn" and we saw that one a lot. Well, I feel like that today - because it's finally "my turn" on the Kaffe Fassett Artisan blog tour!!! Back in July when Nancy at Westminster Fabrics contacted me about participating, I jumped on the chance to play with new fabrics from Kaffe Fassett - I mean, who wouldn't? So when this glorious stack of fabric showed up at my house....
...I went into planning mode. These fabrics just scream Boho Chic to me, so I began lots of research (insert window-shopping and Pinterest browsing here) to find the specific details that made up the style I was looking for. And I discovered that I couldn't stop at just one project! So I'm actually going to post for the next three days (coincidentally lining right up with the International Quilt Market 2016 and #missingmarket) to share all of my creations with you - and guess what? There will be a giveaway for each day! It's my birthday weekend and I want to celebrate it with all of you!! So be sure to check back in Saturday 10/29 and Sunday 10/30 and participate in all three giveaways for your best chances.
OK - on to the eye candy!!
My main focus for this fabric was the beautiful Sunny color way - primarily oranges, reds, yellows and pinks with just a touch of some cooler colors. There are quilting cottons (the 9 on the left), batiks (in the center) and ikats (the four on the left). We were asked to try and mix all three types of fabric in our creations, but other than that, what we made was completely up to us.
I started with this inspiration picture...
...and came up with a pieced table cover design that I really love!
On the table...
...and laid out so you can see it in all its glory!
The colors in these fabrics are so beautiful, vibrant and saturated, and the batiks and quilting cottons play well together. I just noticed that I didn't incorporate any of the ikats into this piece, but you will see them in the other projects I show over the next couple of days.
This table cover is just about 63" across at its widest point (66" if you count the fringe), and could be used on a larger table than the one I've shown it on. My version has cotton batting in it, and I probably would change that in my next attempt - it's not quite as crisp as I would like it to be - but it would be great for protecting a tabletop from hot dishes.
Be sure to check back in tomorrow when I'll share more about the pillows and quilt in this picture!
And now on to the fun part - the GIVEAWAY!!!
Take a look at all those goodies that Westminster Fabrics sent to help us all celebrate the release of Artisan! Today there will be two winners - one for the 20-fat quarter bundle of Kaffe Fassett classics, and one for a jelly roll of shot cottons. Here's how to enter! Choose one, some, or all options...
1. Leave a comment below, answering the question left by the commenter before you. I'll start it off with this one:
Which do you steal out of your kids' Halloween basket -
Candy corn, or chocolate?
2. Link up to the Whoop Whoop Friday linky party for a second entry. No need to leave a comment for this one, I'll get your entry from the linky list.
3. Are you a follower of this blog? Leave a comment letting me know how you follow!
Your comments today will enter you in the giveaway for today's two items, and you can enter today's giveaway until noon CST Thursday, November 3rd. I'll draw all the winners and announce them on Friday, November 4th. Be sure to come back tomorrow and Sunday to see some more gorgeous Artisan fabrics and for two more opportunities to win!!
So - - - can I get a WHOOP WHOOP??
And now it's your turn!
What's got you whooping it up this week?
What's making you dance a little happy dance?
Share! We want to dance right along with you -
And it's always more fun to dance with friends!
Remember - it doesn't have to be a finish,
just something you're happy to have accomplished!
The party will stay open until Wednesday, November 2nd.
Hope to see you there!
PS - want to see more of the beautiful Artisan creations in this blog tour? Here's the schedule: