Welcome to today's stop on the Spring Bloom fabric blog hop. Spring Bloom is the first fabric line for designer Amanda Caronia. It is a bright and cheery fabric line and I'm thrilled to be participating.
When I saw Amanda's fabric, the block popped back into my head so I asked if I could use black as a contrast fabric. I'm really happy I did, because there is definitely some contrast going on here. In fact, as soon as my husband, Mark, saw the finished blocks, he came up with the name: Split Personality.
This block would be easy to enlarge or make smaller, and you can find different sizes of hexie templates here.
I fused them to the background and then zigzagged around the raw edges with black thread. Since I decided to make a pillow, the four blocks were sewn together and then that piece was spray basted to some batting. I stitched around the outside of the hexies--using a coordinating color of thread on the black background and black thread on the colored background, made a simple envelope style pillow back and used a purchased 24" pillow form. (If you have any questions about the construction of this block, don't hesitate to email me.)
The best part is choosing all the fabrics, and every time I've made one, I try to use as many different fabrics as possible.
April 22 Nell Timmer - Nell’s Notions
April 23 Jessica Darling
April 26 Cindy Wiens - Live a Colorful Life
April 27 Krista Hennebury - Poppyprint
April 28 Felicity Ronaghan - Felicity Quilts
April 29 Casey York - The Studiolo
April 30 Janice Ryan - Better Off Thread
May 2 Bella Caronia Blog That’s a Wrap
Want a chance to win some of this fabric? Windham is generously donating a fat quarter stack at each stop on the blog hop. So just leave a comment here and let me know your favorite spring bloom.Thanks for stopping by.
(Note: The fabric for these projects was very generously provided to me free of charge by Windham Fabrics, but I had full control over both my projects and the write up.)
(ETA: The winner of the giveaway is SuperMomNoCape, who said: Visiting you from your instagram via @bellacaronia. The pillow you created using her fabric line is gorgeous! I love it!
My favorite spring bloom is the pansy! Thanks to both you and Windham fabrics for the great giveaway!