Flit and Bloom Blog Tour
Welcome to my day on the Blog Tour for Patty Young’s Flit and Bloom!
I was so glad to be asked to be part of Patty’s Blog Tour, I always love the chance to play with new fabric, Right?!
First a little bit about Patty that you may not know. We have known each other at least 10 years I think! We met when she was just starting out designing fabric but had been doing Mod Kid clothing designs for a time already I believe. She and I share a deep love for Coconut M&M’s and also a deep grief that they are no longer manufactured. When I discovered them and found out Patty liked them just as much as I did, I would bring her a package or two every Spring Quilt Market, because it was always right around her Birthday!
Anyway, moving on to the fabric and what I did with it! Great Bright colors in this line, and very much Patty’s colors. They remind me of her early work in the palette, but the scale is much smaller than back then and I am loving it. Even though I have just featured them as a collection here, I can easily see them going with other stuff in my and your stash! You can read more about Patty’s thoughts on the line here – I didn’t realize it was her 20th line of fabric already! WOW, Time flies!!
And in advance, I had to take these pictures inside for this with as much natural light as I could, but there some photos where I could not get the “yellow” out as much as I wanted. I am sad, 🙁 but the show must go one. 🙂
So I thought since the holidays are upon us that I would take Flit and Bloom and do something Christmas-y with it. So Voila! Christmas 1964. This is one tree from my pattern that you can get here as a PDF or in Local Quilt Shops if they stock my patterns…. if they don’t then let them know they can get them from Brewer and Checker Distributors! One tree makes a great wallhanging!
I also thought that I would sew one up in what I call the Cedar version of my original Tree (which is more like a Douglas Fir). When ever I teach this pattern as a class, usually at least one person puts the branches on upside down. I think it looks totally viable as long as they are all sloping down instead of up.
But then as I was messing around with this on the design wall, I suppose you could do it this way too. Which I would call the Wonky Version. I am all for Creative Design Alterations!
Often my piecing methods create extra scraps, and I am not fond of waste, so I made some 6 1/2″ scrap Improv blocks as well (kinda like I did in this post – maybe I will make a whole scrap Improv quilt someday!!) I love just looking at these just sitting on the design wall.
They are handy to have around to stash stuff in, and or have on hand to give a gift in too – much better presentation if done right – and useful after the opening of the gift too!
Now for the Bonus Part of Patty’s Blog Tour!
I will be giving TWO of my downloadable PDF patterns to TWO winners from all comments on this post. And then to add to the mix, a third winner will win a paper copy of my Christmas 1964 pattern and some leftover scraps of Flit and Bloom. Drawing is now closed. Winners are being contacted. Thanks to all who entered!
To win you can comment on anything in the post or Life in General! I will draw all three of these winners from comments on this post on Thursday November 16th.
But wait …. there’s More!
ANYONE who wants can get 20% off my Downloadable Patterns here at the Blue Nickel from now until November 15th. Just type in the Coupon Code FLITANDBLOOM when you order! (Coupon is only for the PDF Patterns on my site)
So yeah, technically EVERYONE here is a winner in one way or another!
And be sure to check out the other Great peeps on this week’s Tour!
So thanks for stopping by the Blue Nickel for Patty’s Blog Tour. Don’t be a stranger, come back soon y’all.
Keep Sewing, Keep Happy,