As always, I am so delighted to have been asked to work with some of the fabrics from the latest Tilda collection – called Bumblebee – for the Sewandso blog hop. It’s a lovely selection of prints in pretty spring colours, as you can see:
I particularly like the Cherry blossom print, which not surprisingly has a Japanese feel to it. I love this colourway of pale green with orange, it’s so light but zesty!
I’m also much taken by the fabulous Bumblebee garden print, with stylised bees forming part of the neo-classical design:
As usual with these Tilda collections, there’s more to the collection than fabric – there’s also buttons, doll kits, quilt patterns and more.
But back to the fabric and my sewing project! I felt the patterns really lent themselves to a lovely traditional patchwork design, with a slightly scrappy feel, so that I could use as many of the prints as I could. Inspired by thoughts of bees humming as they work, I really wanted to evoke a bright country garden in late spring sunshine, filled with insects and flowers.
One of my favourite designers when it comes to using traditional designs in modern ways is Jen Kingwell, so I turned to Quilt Lovely and then put a couple of her more simple block designs together to make this bright and zingy cushion/pillow:
As usual the fabrics are wonderful to work with – they are great quality cottons, as well as being beautifully designed – I so enjoyed working with them. I know the other bloggers on the blog hop have been having fun too. Why not check out their posts? Here’s the info you need:
- Monday 9th January – SewandSo
- Tuesday 10th January – Helen Philipps
- Wednesday 11th January – Charlotte Newland
- Friday 13th January – SewandSo – Free Pattern!
- Tuesday 17th January – Lucie the Happy Quilter
- Wednesday 18th January – Little Black Duck
- Thursday 19th January – Very Berry Handmade
- Friday 20th January – Sew Sweet Violet
So, I have some fabric left to give away! There’s a nice generous piece of 6 different prints from the collection (mostly Fat 8ths or not quite Fat 8ths), as you can see above. I am happy to post anywhere in the world – all I need you to do is leave a comment on this bl0g post before 8pm on Friday 20th January. As always, I am happy with a ‘pick me’, or you can tell me what you would like to make with this lovely fabric.