Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Tilda Harvest and Sewing By Heart Blog Hop

 Hello again...welcome to my stop on the tilda blog hop today....i am so happy to be taking part in showcasing the beautiful new harvest fabric collection.....
 ............the fabrics are a wonderful mix of colours and patterns....with a modern vintage feel in gingers, plums, purples, soft greens and blues inspired by shades of heather, autumn leaves, clear blue skies and frosted foliage.............
 ..........the main project i wanted to make was a cushion....i am slowly making a collection of tilda fabric cushions to display all together on a new sofa in our home....all the tilda fabric collections work beautifully together for a rich and varied effect.......
 ..........my design was inspired by my applique lollipop flowers and i realised the new cabbage flower print was perfect for fussy cutting for this design......i made a slightly bigger version and added some butterflies here and there, both stitched down and fluttering free.......
 ..............i quilted the cushion top in simple straight lines and then finished it off with some extra ric rac and pom pom trim, some fluttering butterflies and a tiny bow.....i love adding extra embellishments here and there to my patchwork makes.....
 ...........the bird tree print is one of my favourites and i made a heart shaped scissor keeper with this in the lilac colour way.....
 ............and a squashy flower pin cushion from the pretty autumn rose lilac print was perfect to put in the top of this greengate latte cup.......
 ............my final make (so far....there will be a quilt too soon) with these gorgeous prints was a little set of lavender sachets...these fabrics are just perfect for this project and i had lots of lavender that i've been recently drying from the garden.....
 ............you can browse the lovely fabrics and order the harvest collection here...........
 ............some little close ups below.....i have been using butterflies in my work since art college days (a zillion years ago).....as a student i drew flowers all the time and often added butterflies, bees, ladybirds and tiny birds to them....i stitched them too and made tiny machine embroidered gardens with three dimensional flowers and butterflies flying above......the softly textured tilda fabrics make perfect butterfly wings...........
 ..............and more exciting news is that there is a brand new beautiful tone finnanger book to be released on september 29 too.......i was lucky to have an early peek at it as a pdf online and 'sewing by heart' is just lovely...filled with over 20 gorgeous projects including sewing, patchwork, applique and quilting....there are quilts, toys and accessories all designed with that true tilda charm and style.........such an inspiring book with beautiful photography, clear instructions and full size templates........find it for pre order here...........
 ................remember to visit sew and so to find the other stops on the blog hop (tomorrow it is the turn of my lovely blog friend jooles of sew sweet violet).........
...............thank you for visiting me here dear readers and thank you too for all the lovely comments you leave me .........i'll be back as usual next week with a crafty catch up.....wishing you all a happy september with bright autumn days (or spring ones if you are on the other side of the world) and plenty of crafty inspirations...................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

19 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Pretty fabric, and beautiful cushions

Julie xxxxx

Jill at emeraldcottage said...

Ooooo such gorgeous fabrics, how could you possibly choose which to use, they are all beautiful. Love the lavendar pouches, I can smell them from here!
Jillxo

Rhona said...

Those fabrics are wonderful! I love your cushions...the pompom trim is perfect for the fabric. Your new sofa will be gorgeous with some of your handmade cushions.

Brenda Pruitt said...

These pretties made me smile!
Brenda

Mickie said...

Helen,
Oh my, what can I say, but this is just the most amazing post! You have outdone yourself in making these wonderful projects from those beautiful Tilda fabrics. I love each and every one. Your mind and fingers must be buzzing around your sewing room every minute of the day and night.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie Indiana, USA

Ali said...

So pretty x

Elizabethd said...

Your cushion is just so attractive.

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Just beautiful. I am getting into sewing again. And sew and so are just great too. Xx

Jacky H said...

So pretty I love the cushion .
You make such lovely things.

Simone said...

The fabrics are really pretty and I like what you have done with them Helen. The red berries in with the flowers in the last photo add a lovely autumnal touch! x

Teresa Kasner said...

Those fabrics are totally wonderful, Helen! Right up your alley with the pretty pastel candy colors! I really was drawn to the turquoise and plum colors together. Yummy! I do hope you show us the the cushions on your sofa.. I bet it will look amazing! Thank you for the book and blog suggestions, I will go check them out now. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Jane said...

Hi Helen, what pretty fabrics and such a gorgeous cushion with the pots and butterflies. It has turned very autumnal here today...your cheery post brought some sunshine! Hugs xxx

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

It's all so YUMMY! That's my new word of the day! The colors of the fabrics are unusual and wonderful! I love the plum with the oranges and turquoise and greens... and your cushion is just darling.. I'm anxious to see your Tilda cushions all lined up on your couch! Every one of your posts brings a smile to my face and there is always a surprise... and the flowers in the last photo, with the berries and those colors.... all I can say is WOW. This is one Tilda fabric I may have to try to purchase... I love all of hers but usually my budget won't allow.. but this one may have to be squeezed in somehow! Maybe Fall and some cooler weather will jumpstart my sewing mojo again. I sure hope so. Please continue to inspire! God Bless..... Marilyn

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Awe Helen...really pretty, pretty makes from such beautiful fabric! I adore that little bundle of lavender sachets and the butterflies are fabulous!! :)
Wishing your a happy creative September!
V x

Lorrie said...

I've long admired Tilda fabrics and this collection doesn't disappoint. What lovely makes you've created.

Art and Sand said...

You always choose the most beautiful fabrics.

And, after seeing your cute little scissors I bought myself some cute black and white checked scissors.

A Joyful Cottage said...

Gorgeous fabrics, and I absolutely adore your cushion. Ohm my!

Marta said...

Cuscini quadrati, cuscini a cuore, sempre tutto delizioso.

Kay said...

I will be looking out for that book. I really like the bird heart you made, great idea to really focus on the design.