Bountiful Blog Tour and a Giveaway!

 

I’m excited to be today’s stop on Sharon Holland’s Bountiful Holiday Blog Tour, and was more than happy to spend some time sewing with Sharon’s beautiful fabric collection.

The Bountiful fabrics are in a muted and serene palette of blues, rusty reds, and some yellows thrown in, “a celebration of the beauty and natural resources of Midwest America“. Muted is not a palette I usually use, so all the more reason to jump in, right? I decided to pull out the color and tonal values of the entire range, and made a mini version of my Stepping Stones quilt pattern. This pattern allows for some value play where the on point squares appear to overlap each other, creating a layered effect. Its a pretty cool effect! What I liked about using Sharon’s range for this pattern is that the fabrics are all very similar in color value, there are only a few that are “dramatically” darker or lighter.

 

But I love to “force” the value differences, trusting the process and my own eye. I divide up the fabrics, cut and piece, and do all the “up close” work first. After all that is done, I start to put blocks up on the design wall. And, if I’ve done it right, I stand back, and suddenly see a pattern and dimension emerge.

 

 

Once the blocks were pieced, I decided quiet, less quilting felt right on this mini Stepping Stones quilt. I freemotioned some easy flower motifs in the solid cream on point squares, and just ditch stitched between the squares themselves with my walking foot.

 

 

And there were two perfect blue prints to combine and create a scrappy binding.

 

Thanks for letting me play Sharon!

Get the Stepping Stones PDF Downloadable pattern here.

And about the giveaway!

To win a Bountiful Harvest 10-pc fat quarter bundle courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop  simply repost your favorite projects from the #BountifulHolidayBlogTour. Post as many times as you’d like to maximize your chances but you must have a public account to show up in the hashtag pool. Everyone is welcome to enter–even our international friends.  The winner will be chosen by Sharon on Monday, November 20th at 4 pm Eastern and notified via Instagram.

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Visit @sharonhollanddesigns blog on Friday, November 17th for another chance to win a Bountiful Harvest 10-pc. bundle from @fatquartershop on Sharon’s blog.

Get inspiration and see all the beautiful things being made with Bountiful during the tour, as it stops at these blogs-

11-01  Mathew Boudreaux  Mister Domestic

11-02  AnneMarie Chany  Gen X Quilters

11-03  Brooke Sellmann  Silly Mama Quilts

11-06  Blair Stocker  Wise Craft Handmade

11-07  Silvia Sutters  A Stranger View

11-08  Peta Peace  She Quilts Alot

11-09  Sharon Holland  Sharon Holland Designs

11-10  Heather Andrus  Quilt Story

11-13  Maureen Cracknell  Maureen Cracknell Handmade

11-14  Anjeanette Klinder  Anjeanettek

11-15  Alexis Wright  My Sweet Sunshine Studio

11-16  Katie Skoog  The Simple Life Company

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