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Sunday, 26 April 2015

Skopelos blog tour, part I

The first week of Skopelos blog tour has come to its end and I am so excited to do this blog post, previewing beautiful creations of amazing makers/bloggers that took part of it.

Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily's quilts created this gorgeous quilt, made of paper pieced diamonds and will appear in the quilting magazine Quilt Now later this year, so you will be able to make your own version with this great pattern.

She mixed Skopelos fabrics with some of the navies, corals and aquas from Recollection collection  and with some Art Gallery Grapefruit pure elements which is a pale coral colour.   The quilt is an explosion of all the colours of summer both on the back and the front of the quilt. 

Up close you can see more of the Grapefruit Pure Elements used to frame the diamonds as well as the  prints from both Skopelos and Recollection.  She quilted it with a diamond cross hatch following the lines of the coral diamonds and using a  cream 50wt Aurifil thread. 

Allegory Lanham of A 1000 needles choose to play with eight of the prints from Skopelos against Pure Elements in Mystic Grey, using her own block pattern design which she named Pirouette.
That lighter grey plays really well with the deep navy and magenta while still giving the low volume prints a chance to shine.

Erica Toole of Skynme2 created 2 gorgeous bags using Swoon patterns:

Charlotte City Tote and Vivian Traveler

Rachael Gander of Imagine gnats made a wonderful whole cloth duvet style quilt using the main floral print and adding some special touches with Aurifloss - little hand-stitched X’s. She has a tutorial for this duvet on her blog, so be sure to check it out, as well as many other gorgeous pics of it.

Amy Friend created the Anna Blouse that is beautifully finished with french seams and details like bias binding and the key hole. Amy highly recommends the pattern and pairing it with voile, just like she did.

Marija Vujčić of Fabric of my life used a sweet Sugar and spice dress pattern to create this stunning girlie dress for her granddaughter who will be one in a few days!

And last, but certainly not the least for this first blog post is this magnificent quilt by Dana Bolyard of Old Red Barn Co that used 10 prints and two coordinating solids from the line. Using a 1/2 yard of each, she cut 288 5"x5" squares and sewed them in a totally random fashion, making a twin sized quilt measuring 67.5"x 85.5".

Hope that you feel inspired and that you already chose or will be choosing your favourite project and repost it in the Instagram #Skopelostourgiveaway pool for your chance to win the half yard cuts of the entire collection!!! I will randomly choose the winner from the hashtag pool on May 6th!! If you are not on Instagram, don't worry, there will be another giveaway during this upcoming week on the Art Gallery fabrics blog, so be sure to follow up ;)
xx, Katarina

1 comment :

*Staci* said...

Super excited about this line Katarina! I can't wait to add this with some Recollection. I loved your designs on Spoonflower but am really glad to have them on AGF (my favorite company)!!!!!!!!!!!!!