I was super excited when Christa Watson invited me to be part of the Blog Hop sharing her new fabric line Fandangle available from Benartex Contempo. I first saw the fabric in person at Spring Quilt Market in May and absolutely loved it. I'm so excited that it is shipping to stores now so others can enjoy it too. (Hint: Remind your local quilt shop to order it if they haven't already!)
I immediately knew what I wanted to make. Using a few of the block patterns available in my latest book The Simple Sampler, I wanted to make a 1-block pillow and a 3-block bed runner. Fandangle's colors are much brighter and have more pattern, more sparkle, more depth than the fabrics I used to make the book's sample quilts - so I was anxious to see how well the fabrics would work in my block patterns. And they worked beautifully - don't you think?
I used the warm oranges, reds and dark gray for the pillow and opted for the cool teals and greens for the bed runner but also paired them with the dark gray for the background. I wanted the pillow and the runner to look like they went together, so I felt using the same dark gray in both pieces would help achieve that goal.
|Block #2 of The Simple Sampler|
|Closest to furthest: Block #12, Block #10 and Block #1 of The Simple Sampler|
I fussy-cut the Beaded Curtain print so the stripes rotate in the pinwheel center of the Block #10.
In Block #1, I fussy-cut the Sparkling Squares print so it lines up perfectly with the piecing. Sure fussy-cutting takes a little more time, but the custom look is so worth it!
This will be a busy and hopefully inspiring week of Fandangle-ness! Be sure to check out and follow all the other bloggers who are sharing their beautiful projects in the blog hop too.
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And if you have made it this far in my blog post, leave a comment telling me about a project you would like to make using Fandangle. On Sunday July 22, 2018 I will select one lucky winner who will receive a bundle of 8 Fandangle Fat Quarters from Benartex. Unfortunately, due to shipping costs, the prizes are only available to US entries.