Welcome to the Flair for Fabric Blog Hop! I hope you have enjoyed following along. For those of you who may not be familiar with the book – In October of 2012, the designers from Henry Glass were asked to participate in making a project for a book. The idea came about as the Henry Glass crew was sitting in a restaurant, wondering about their flights home from Quilt Market. Hurricane Sandy was about to hit the East Coast – and as you know, the storm did severe damage. Our fellow HG designer Linda Lum DeBono got everyone on board and put in lots of hard work getting this book together. The Henry Glass designers donated their designs and all royalties will be donated to the Red Cross to help with the cause. So it’s a great cause, full of lots of fun projects and there are lots of fun fabric giveaways at each stop on the hop.
You can click here to see more projects from the book.
My project from the book is called Funky Flowers
It combines my love of piecing and machine applique.
At each stop along the blog hop, you will find tips from each designer on how they select fabric for their projects. The book contains many more tips from each designer. I have three things to share about how I select my fabrics –
1. I always work from collections. If I like the complete collection, I will probably like whatever I make from it. I may add a few prints to it, but it always gives me a good starting point so I don’t have to come up with the whole color scheme from scratch.
2. Include a focal print. My project from the book has two important prints – the large-scale floral on the vase and the stripe on the binding. Besides being the focal point – These two prints set the color scheme and pull everything together.
3. Always include at least 1 high contrast print that stands out from everything else. If you look through my books and patterns, you will see lots of examples of this. There are several examples of this from the Flair for Fabric book as well – like Jill’s Quilt and Linda’s pillow below. See how that black just pops?
Do you have any tips to share on selecting fabric? Share them with me on my Facebook page and be entered to win a pack of fat quarters from my “I Love Puppies” collection. Click here to link over to my page. I will announce the winner next week and post the winner’s name both here and on my Facebook page.
Henry Glass is also giving away some fabric one lucky reader. All you have to do is answer one question – Do you have a favorite fabric collection? Just leave a comment here on my blog to enter to win the bundle shown below. I’m curious to see if some of your favorites are the same as mine! By leaving a comment, you will also be entered to win a free e-copy of our book “A Flair for Fabric”. A random winner will be chosen one week from today and you’ll be notified by email if you win.
Thanks for stopping and enjoy the rest of the blog hop!
Tuesday, November 18: Launch at Martingale’s Stitch This! blog
Wednesday, November 19: Dana Brooks
Thursday, November 20: Leanne Anderson
Friday, November 21: AllPeopleQuilt.com
Saturday, November 22: Janet Nesbitt at the Sewing Cabinet
Monday, November 24: Linda Lum DeBono
Tuesday, November 25: Anni Downs
Wednesday, November 26: Kim Diehl at the Sewing Cabinet
Friday, November 28: Jill Finley
Saturday, November 29: Amy Hamberlin
Monday, December 1: Margot Languedoc
Tuesday, December 2: Little Quilts
Wednesday, December 3: Lizzie B Cre8ive
Thursday, December 4: Heather Mulder Peterson
Friday, December 5: Jacquelynne Steves
Saturday, December 6: Wrap up at the Henry Glass blog