I’ve always really enjoyed the cheerful and bright folksy charm of Tilda fabrics, so I was really delighted when Stitch Craft Create approached me to ask me to help spread the word about this lovely new Tilda collection, Candy Bloom.
I decided to take the opportunity of using these beautiful fabrics to combine my old favourite, English Paper Pieced appliqué with a learning a new skill – making a pouch with a bound edge and bound zipper.
I am really pleased with the results – I hope you like it too! I have to confess it was a steep learning curve, and I really struggled to get the binding in place. But working with these beautiful fabrics really kept my spirits up. Isn’t that the joy of sewing with lovely fabrics? Even when it’s just that little bit stressful, you keep at it because you want to make something that does them justice (even if it’s second or third time round)!
I especially love the fabric I’ve used for the binding – it’s called Pollen (look away now, hay fever sufferers!), and comes in red, blue, grey, teal and pink – a really versatile little print in lots of lovely colourways – fabulous.
I love the shape of the finished pouch – I used Simplicity 9949 (not sure if this is available any more, I can’t find it on their website), and it reminded me how tricky following paper patterns can be! Not enough pictures!
Candy Bloom is a limited edition collection – so once it is gone, it’s gone. It includes loads of gorgeous fabrics, ribbons, buttons, notebooks, papers, adhesive fabrics and tapes – so there’s LOADS to have fun with… go take a look!
Candy Bloom Giveaway!
I have 2 scrap packs of Candy Boom fabrics to give away to 2 lucky winners! These are some leftovers from the collection of Fat Quarters that Stitch Craft Create sent to me for the blog hop. The pieces are about 9 inches square, and include all the fabrics I’ve used for the pouch, plus 2 or 3 more. The competition is open until Monday 23 May, when I will do the draw at about 8pm, and I am happy to post worldwide. Just leave a comment on this blog post to be in with a chance of winning. If you like, tell me your biggest sewing challenge, or I am happy with ‘pick me!’ as ever…!
Disclaimer: Stitch Craft Create sent me free fabric in order for me to participate in this blog hop.