Cultivate Blog Tour - Shivaun Place Baby Quilt August 27 2015, 2 Comments
When Bonnie Christine, of Going Home to Roost, posted a call for designers to participate in her Cultivate Blog Tour, I jumped at the opportunity! I've always loved Bonnie's aesthetic, colors and designs, so I was very excited to participate. When the fabric arrived, I immediately thought of the one block version of Shivaun Place. It is the perfect baby quilt size and these fabrics scream baby girl to me.
I have a thing for navy blue these days, so I chose CUL-8679 Floriculture Midnight and CUL-9671 Plotted Farm Autumn for the block and CUL-8671 Plotted Farm Moss for the accent. I used a soft white solid for the background and a navy zigzag for the binding.
And here is a little bit directly from Bonnie about the inspiration behind this gorgeous line: "Cultivate was inspired by my love for gardening. It’s as pure and simple as digging in the dirt! Growing vegetables and cutting fresh flowers from the garden is one of my most favorite pleasures in life. There’s something so special about preparing a meal with food you’ve grown yourself, and arranging a bouquet of flowers fresh from the yard. don’t you think? It’s about the romance of reaping the harvest through and through. It’s filled with floral motifs, garden patches, roots and seeds."
My Mom (the talented longarm quilter behind Wolf Creek Quilting) quilted a 1" grid on this quilt and I love it! It has the perfect crinkle texture. We used a piece of CUL-8670 Flower Field Mist and some more warm white for the backing and added a little Sassafras Lane tag.
Here is a little peek of the view of the Flatirons from my new backyard =]
Be sure to check out the great project Maria posted yesterday on Villa Stoff and visit Maureen tomorrow at Maureen Cracknell Handmade to see what she made and her beautiful photography. There have been so many beautiful projects on this blog tour, so I recommend checking them all out! Also, if you are inspired to sew something up in Cultivate, you can get it here! Thanks for stopping by!