I’m super excited to be the next stop on the 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!
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:
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.
I used a fab pattern from Simple Sewing by Lola Nova for the pencil cases.
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.