Beth Studley Blog Hop and Giveaway

I’m super excited to be the next stop on the Beth Studley Blog Hop!

Beth Studley Blog Hop

I can’t tell you how much I love the gorgeous collection of fabrics – called Radiance – that Beth Studley (who has a lovely blog too) has designed for Makower. The patterns are all great, but my favourite thing has to be the amazing mid-century palette – look at the gorgeous colours!

Radiance by Beth Studley for Makower
Photo by Beth Studley

As soon as I unwrapped the lovely parcel of freebie fabrics, I was dying to get started. I thought they would look great with some strong-coloured yarn-dyed linen (I think I had in mind the darker woods used in some mid-century interiors), so I grabbed some Essex yarn-dyed linen in Espresso and Black, and reached for my Big Box of Zips and Things. I was just going to make a zippy pouch, but then, you can see I got a little bit carried away:

Small bucket tote on table

A small tote, with clip-on leather handles (these are from Threads and Patches), and patchwork panel (based on block from Jen Kingwell’s Quilt Lovely).

Zippy pouch on table

A zippy pouch – made with my own tutorial. I’m always so pleased that this tutorial works every time! I couldn’t resist a a mini four-patch embellishment.

Pencil cases on table

I used a fab pattern from Simple Sewing by Lola Nova for the pencil cases.
Pencil cases on desk

They are smashing fabrics to work with, a collection that has a real coherence and versatility, I think. And, for more inspiration on using these lovely prints, Beth has a great new eBook out called Mini Patchwork Projects – which has loads of really fun and different ideas for quick projects to bring out the best in these fabrics:

Radiance Scrap Pack Giveaway!

I have loads of lovely bits and bobs of this fabric left from the bundle that I received, and would love to spread the Radiance love a bit, so am giving away a pack of (largish!) scraps. Just leave a comment on this blog post before Thursday (June 2nd) evening to be in with a chance of winning. I am happy to send the fabric worldwide, so don’t let that put you off.

If you’d like more opportunities to win – you need to pop round and investigate the other Blog Hop blog posts – for giveaways and more. And you can win an FQ bundle and a copy of the book over at Stitch Craft Create.

Disclosure: I received free fabrics and copy of the eBook for this blog post. All opinions are my own, as ever.

34 thoughts on “Beth Studley Blog Hop and Giveaway

  1. What lovely fabrics, I would love to win some of these and then have a go at making the pouch and pencil cases myself

  2. The fabrics are gorgeous and I would love to win the bag of scraps! I really liked the pencil cases, I may have a go at making a them for my two grandsons, I am always looking for ideas to make for Christmas presents.

  3. I tried a pouch using your pattern and was so pleased. These fabrics look super and go so well with the bags etc. Would love to win.

  4. Great ideas. I would never have thought of putting it with the dark colours of the tote (partly because I tend to keep away from darker fabrics), but love the effect. I particularly love the bright pencil case. Thanks for a fun giveaway. x

  5. Love the vibrant colours of this fabric line against the Essex linen. Have just checked out your pouch tutorial and added it to my Christmas gifting list!

  6. so bright prints, they bring summer ! and how lovely they look on your works.
    thanks for your giveaway, lets just cross fingers

  7. The zippy pouch looks spectacular! 😀 The bright print goes well with the gray fabric ❤ would love to win the giveaway 🙂

  8. I love these colours, and the fact that I’ve just purchased my very first sewing machine in my 40’s I can see a new crafty obsession starting, would love the chance to win and play with pretty fabric, thanks for sharing : )

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