Thank you so much for making our first blog hop last month such a huge success! I hope you enjoyed the video, tutorials, and unique projects that my creative team shared with you. This month we hope to inspire you just the same.
Instructions for blog hop:
To hop along, just continue to click on my badge at the end of each blog you visit. The badge will get you to your next destination.
I will also be doing another giveaway to one lucky winner. I have a bundle of my Enchanted Garden fabric line to send to one lucky winner. You will be able to specify whether you want the turquoise, orange or pink colorway. You can view them here at the Riley Blake Designs website. (keep in mind the colorways are intermixed on this page.) To enter the contest, just leave a comment on this post by Friday at NOON MST. Leave one comment on each of my creative team's blogs, and you get one more entry for each comment.
With new fabric in the house, I just had to do a little sewing to share with you for this blog hop. I thought I would talk about scale and print and how it effects choosing fabric for a project. I made a little dress for my daughter Sydney using my Enchanted Garden fabric line for Riley Blake. Her favorite color is orange...her second favorite color is pink. I let her help me design the dress. She picked the bold orange large floral main print from my collection. I suggested that we use the large scale fabric on the skirt--as it's the largest piece of fabric in the pattern. We both wanted a different color for the bodice. I suggested a brown, but Sydney wanted pink. It's Sydney's dress, so I let her have her way, and I think the pink, turned out adorable. I got my brown in the hemline, then balanced it with a brown sash. We used a smaller print flower on the sleeves and collar that hinted at the design in the skirt, then finished the project with orange flower buttons which Sydney picked out herself. The end result, a totally unique dress that sings to my daughter's personality.
When mixing and matching fabrics, it is always good to set off busier prints with tone on tones. Keep in mind the scale of the print when choosing how you will use a fabric in your project. Alternating scale, color, and busy and tonal prints can create a fun mix and match balance.
Your next stop is Cristal Hobbs blog, you won't want to miss it.
If you get lost along the way, here is the blog hop master list:
(We are missing a few of our fellow creative team members this month, but Don't worry, they will be back next month after they tackle their CHA deadlines. We have another team member having a baby today! Congratulations, Julie!)