Bountiful is the word that seems to sum up my year! Many wonderful opportunities and adventures made up my 2017.
The Sewcial Bee Sampler was one such opportunity and it also was a wonderful adventure! This virtual quilting sewalong was comprised of twenty five quilt blocks which were shared over the course of 25 weeks, for anyone willing to participate, to sew. This fun event was hosted by two lovely designers, Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell.
The community of quilters sharing their makes on Instagram while cheering each other on, made for a lively and delightful experience, I was glad to be a part of. If that wasn't enough - we also had weekly giveaways to enter from several generous sponsors. I happened to be among the prize winners over the course of the sewalong, when I won a pretty fat quarter bundle of ten fabrics from Sharon Holland's Bountiful fabric line, supplied by Brooke from Ladybelle Fabric.
|Ten fat quarters of Bountiful designed by Sharon Holland for Art Gallery Fabrics, which I won from Ladybelle Fabric this past summer.|
I decided to split my winnings with my friend, Maja, and we came up with the idea that each could make whatever she wanted using Bountiful and keep it a surprise until the end of the year. Today's the day to share!
|All ten Bountiful fabrics were used in my project - combined with several other designers prints.|
I fell in love with sewing flying geese blocks during the sewalong and even though I sketched several other ideas for using my share of the Bountiful fabrics, this simple one won my heart.
I sewed nine flying geese blocks, paying attention to colour placement and arranged them to all point in one direction, bordering them with natural coloured linen. A simplistic design that lets the fabrics be the stars!
Long wavy lines of quilting, in Aurifil 50 weight (#2420) in a soft peach, happened to be the perfect complement and can be found in Maureen Cracknell's Bohemian Garden thread collection.
The back of the table runner is a combination of two fabrics from my stash that are from the same collection as the blue houndstooth print used for the binding.
If you are at all familiar with my sewing style, you will know that this is not my usual colour palette, but I couldn't be happier with my table runner made from Bountiful fabrics! I really wanted to do justice to the quiet beauty of Sharon's fabrics, so I am glad I took some time to work out a design that would let them shine!