Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Home Grown Collection by Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex

I'm super excited to be part of this blog hop showcasing Nancy Halvorsen's new collection Home Grown for Benartex.  I've been a Nancy Halvorsen fan for a long time and it's an honor to get to design with her fabrics. 


The Home Grown collection includes a panel grouping with beautiful messages and some lovely coordinating fabrics. 





I love working with panels.  I love buying panels.  
I love collecting panels.  And I love designing with panels. 

As I designed this quilt, I wanted to showcase each section of the panel as well as the other fabrics in the collection.  If you have never worked with panels, check out my online video class Learn to Quilt with Panels to alleviate any fears.  

My first project can do double duty as either a wall hanging or a throw quilt.  It measures 48" x 54"  and is quilted with the "Tread" edge-to-edge pattern by TK Quilting & Design and contains Warm 80/20 batting from The Warm Company


I planned to take some really cute lifestyle photos of the quilt on our couch, but my photo assistant, aka Miss Lilly, kept photo bombing my efforts!  



The fabrics in the collection lend themselves to some amazing design options.  I love stripe fabrics.  If I would have had enough, a stripe would have been used for the binding for a fun candy-stripe effect.  Instead I alternately used two shades of red which I finished with a machine-binding.  If you haven't started to machine-bind your quilts, my online video class Learn to Machine-Bind Your Quilts gives you three easy options for time-saving machine-binding. 


Instead I used the stripe as an accent on each corner of the center panel.  By changing the orientation of the striped squares, I was able to create a focal point in each corner. 



My second project is an 18" x 18" pillow.  I needed a "Springy" pillow for our couch and these fabrics worked perfectly in our decor.  The pillow features one of the blocks from my The Simple Sampler book which is available on Amazon.  By selecting some of the "softer" prints in the collection, it's amazing how much different this pillow looks than the full quilt. 


My book also includes finishing instructions to make an envelope pillow back.  I had some fun and used leftover strips to piece the backing! 



And what would be a blog hop without a giveaway?  I'm giving away a bundle of 8 - 10 Home Grown fat quarters to U.S. residents.  Please let me know how you would use the panel in the comments to be entered to win.  Please remember, if you have your account set to "no-reply" then enter your email in the comments so I can contact you if you win.  I will select a winner on Monday March 4th, so everyone has time to enter. 

Be sure to join the other bloggers and be sure to enter to win some fabric at each stop! 

Monday
Introducing Home Grown @ Sew in Love with Fabric

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
Nancy's Virtual Trunk Show @ Sew in Love with Fabric

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85 comments:

  1. Love these colorful fabrics. I would make a baby quilt for my newest grandchild, expected in late July.

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  2. I would make a quilt for a special friend. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. Love what you did with the panel - they are always a challenge. Great colors in this line.

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  4. Very cool quilt and pillow. I love the back of your pillow. So cute and colorful! If I win, I'd use the panel in a lap quilt. Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  5. I would use the fat quarters to make one of several quilts I have in mind.
    Ohioholman(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. I love how you used the panel! I think I would use the panel like you did. I like your pillow too, especially the pieced backing. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  7. I Love the panel and this whole collection. Would definitely make a lap quilt.

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  8. I would use the panel in a wall hanging. However, I love how you arranged the panel parts in your quilt! The pillow is neat too--I need a spring pillow and I am inspired by yours. Thanks for sharing your lovely creations.

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  9. The panel would make a beautiful wall hanging that I would put over my railing in the entrance to our home. It would make me think of spring whenever I would come into the house.

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  10. Initially I would say I would love to make a quilt.... My favorite past time... But I really like the idea of a wall hanging with these. The fabrics are so beautiful!

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  11. Your quilt is so pretty and I would use the panel for a quilt also. The fabrics are just gorgeous. Thank you for the chance.

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  12. I’d like to do some pillows with the panel, I love Nancy’s fabric.

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  13. My daughter has a new home so I would make her some new throw pillows, runners and placemats

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  14. I love this fabric line! I have been a Nancy Halvorsen fan for a long time. Your designs showcase these fabrics nicely. Cute assistant. I would make a wall hanging or small quilt and a pillow, too, with the leftovers if I were the lucky winner. Thank You for the inspiration and the chance to win ... :) Pat

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  15. I would love very to make a cute quilt for one of my 11 grandchildren.❤️

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  16. I think your quilt is adorable and would like to try one like it!

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  17. I have a hard time deciding what to do with panels. Thank you for your idea. If I had this panel I would cut it apart and add different border piecing in between.

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  18. Love what you did with the panel. I would cut is apart (like you did) and make it the focal point of a throw.

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  19. Great job! If I had the panel I would definitely make one of these quilts from this blog hop!

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  20. Lovely quilt. I think I might use the panel in a wall hanging with pockets for holding things.

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  21. Love Your Quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. I might make placemats and a tabletopper with the panel

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  23. I would use the panel to make a throw quilt! I love the quilt shown!

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  24. I would use these to make a quilt for charity
    Thanks
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  25. I love this panel and have already bought one. I want to do so many things with this I should have bought more! I would love a quilt, but I also love the tea towels and hot pads from the book. Jadahlgr at yahoo dot com

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  26. Our guild provides placemats for the Meals on Wheels program, so I would use the smaller blocks in the panel for placemats and wrap the panel block in those wonderfully cheerful fabrics. The remaining fabric would be used for the backs of the placemats making them reversible. Thanks for offering this give away.

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  27. I have a backlog of grandchildren that I haven't made quilts for yet. One of them would love this. Thanks so much.

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  28. I think I would make a wall quilt for my sewing room. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  29. I've never used a panel before. It would make a pretty wall quilt.

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  30. I could use it for ScrappyGirls mini swap in March! dawnpsmith@yahoo.com

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  31. Cute projects and assistant. I would use the panel for bags, pillows, table runner or a quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  32. What a colorful quilt! Your "photo assistant" is pretty cute too! I think I would make a lap quilt for my living room.

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  33. I would make a baby quilt and use some for a wall quilt for my kitchen!

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  34. I would definitely make a pillow. I loved your backing idea for that. I already have pillow forms, just waiting on inspiration. Thanks for giving me ideas.

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  35. Before I answer that question, I think I have to watch your video. I love panels but after I buy them I never know what to do with them!

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  36. Your pillow and quilt are perfect. I love the panel. I'd make things to use around the house like pillows and table covers.

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  37. I would use the fabrics to make a garden shed quilt. So pretty!! Scott_3508@netins.net

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  38. I like the idea of pillows made with the panels and also table runners.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

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  39. Your quilt and pillow are sweet. This is a great panel. I would make a quilt, but would probably line the smaller sections all in a row off to one side.

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  40. I would cut up the panel, add borders and other blocks and make a cozy quilt with lovely sentiments.

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  41. Love, love your quilt! This panel is so pretty, that almost anything could be a beautiful finish! I would make two reversible pillows & use the large panel as a center medallion in a quilt with flowery, feminine fabrics! Thank you for sharing, Susan

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  42. I love the panel and the sayings. What to make? Either on quilt or a number of pillows to scatter around the house. Thanks for giveaway! (Have loved all your fabric collections.)

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  43. To be honest, I might just hoard the panel like I have so many others! Love the soft colors in your pillow! (marilynrobin@gmail.com)

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  44. I have 22 grand kids , would go into a quilt for one of them

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  45. I might make some cheerful pillows to brighten up my family room. Love how you used the stripe in your quilt.

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  46. I would probably do some type of mini-quilt with it. Such a pretty line!
    I have a US address
    Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

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  47. I would use the smaller panel sections for pillows and the larger one for a wall quilt. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  48. Really cute quilt, love the use of the panel. Thanks.

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  49. I might take the 4 sections, border each with some of the beautiful fat quarters and make 4 wallhanging that you could switch up!
    Your quilt if beautiful--I could make them into a quilt too!

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  50. Our local Ronald McDonald House gives a quilt to every family who stays there. This panel and associated fabrics would make such a lovely, cheerful quilt to welcome them during their stay. That's what I'll do if I'm the lucky winner.

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  51. I would make my daughter a wall hanging for her quilting room. Gloryjoy26@ yahoo.com

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  53. I would make a quilt for my sister. Love the pillow!

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  54. I would make a quilt using the elements from the panel with the bright colors of the fabric

    grandmafdaly@yahoo.com

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  55. I would use the panel to make tote bags! I fill them with advance reader copies (forthcoming books) and donate the bag + books to community fundraisers.

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  56. A beautiful quilt and I really like the stripe, as well. I'm all for quilts and love the colorful fabric in this collection. So I'd probably be making a quilt. I have been machine binding quilts for about a year now and it is a great time saver.

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  57. I love your pillow. It’s just as cute as it can be. I think the panel screams inspirational wall hanging, but a lap quilt would be nice, too.🙂

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  58. Panels are so often difficult to work with (for me anyway!), but you've done an awesome job of making them look beautiful together! I think I would use the smaller ones to make a set of place mats for our dining room table and the larger one to make a wall hanging for my foyer. The coordinating fabrics are lovely to pair them with! duchick at gmail dot com

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  59. I have never used panel fabric in a quilt project, but would sure like the opportunity to try! Love how you used the striped fabric to set off the center panel in your quilt.
    kakingsbury at verizon dot net

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  60. I would make a quilt. I think this would be a good OBW panel quilt.

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  61. I’d like to use the panel to make a quilt for grandchildren.

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  62. I would love to use these fabrics for a lap quilt for me!

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  63. I think I would use the center of the panel as a focal point in a wall hanging--great inspiration there. The four squares would probably end up in four different projects--tote bags, pillows, maybe a table quilt.

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  64. I'd use the panels for a quilt!! Always quilts!! Love your fabric/art, and so happy to see you've done a Home themed line! Can't wait to collect these: they look so fun and uplifting!! Hugs, H

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  66. I love the way you've used the panel to make a quilt. Your use of the coordinating fabrics is awesome. I think I would do something similar perhaps. wonderlust57@hotmail.com

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  67. Would make a great Wall quilt for spring to kick out the winter blues and bring in the fun...happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  68. I would, I think, use the center for a wallhanging in my kitchen, and use the other pieces for placemats. Love this collection and always love your books.

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  69. I think I would use the panel the same way you did - right in the center of a delightful quilt. Thanks for sharing this!

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  70. I would make a quilt, since I love yours!! Your quiting is perfect and I love your pillow!!

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  71. I would make a quilt. There have been wonderful ideas on how to use a panel in this blog hop. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. I love the colors, I would definitely make a quilt, something to put on the back of the couch to brighten the room.

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  73. I’d make a huge tote bag!!
    Susie

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  74. I'd make a wall hanging with this fabric! Love your pillows!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  75. I think I need a cute pillow or two for spring made with parts of this panel.

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  76. Lovely pillows and
    I'd use it on a tote
    bag.
    Carla from Utah

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  77. I think a wall quilt would be lovely with the panel.

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  78. I'd love to go for a wall quilt, something arty and fun!

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  79. I'm thinking placemats or a runner for a spring look !

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  80. Such a great pillow! I believe I would use the panel in a lap quilt for my mother in law!

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  81. I have never sewn with a panel before - but I imagine it would make a great centerpiece for a quilted wallhanging!

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  82. With 14 grandchildren, there is always an occasion for a quilt and the panel is just wonderful... Love the family centered saying..Judybuzby@gmail.com

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