And I love it even more when those people take awesome photos of their creativity and send them my way…
I received an email from a crafty genius out in Indiana named Britt who recently blogged about a quilt she was making with Botany! Her blog, Scrapyard, features an eclectic collection of projects that are sure to inspire… Between funky slippers, mini bloomers, crayon rolls, and quilts, she’s definitely a jack of all trades in the sewing world.
Her Picnic Quilt is made of an assortment of 42 squares, ranging in size from 1/4″ increments to 3″ and 4″ increments. It was inspired by a quilt by Ashley, which referenced Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston.
The photos that she posted about her Botany project show the quilt while it while it was still in the production phase, something you don’t see as often a you do final quilt photos… in my opinion, a rather nice change of pace. Part of what makes quilts so special is the process that came before the finished product.
My fav is the big safety pin below. If the Discovery Channel were to do an episode on safety pins…
Additionally, the photos themselves are beautiful! The lighting… the vantage points… the depth of field… everything. So I when I wrote her back about the awesome blog entry, I asked if she would send along some photos of the finished quilt. Which she did! (See below.) I absolutely LOVE them!
If anyone else has made a great project using Botany that they would like to share… take some pretty photos and send them my way! I would love to post them!
Do you have a flickr group for your fabrics? Just wondering because I’m doing a quilt along with your “Botany” line and I’d love to post pics when it’s done! We are only on week one so not much is done yet other than 75 half square triangles thus far! Absolutely LOVE the fabric!
Oh wow!!! How exciting! And thank you, thank you!
I actually don’t have a flickr group though… it never really occurred to me. But it’s certainly a great idea and I’ll definitely get one set up. I would also love to post some of the photos on this blog too, if that’s cool.
Thanks again for using our fabric, and for doing the quilt along… and for the compliments!
Just finished a quilt with your fabric. Thought you and your readers may want to take a look!
Oh Cheryl, that looks awesome!!! What a creative back!