Our March guest bundle is here and it’s a calm, soothing palette so let’s take a closer look!
Our March guest Eva from Helsinki, Finland, is no other than the other half of team “we”. Seeing as she is a quilting novice and also recalls very little of how to use a sewing machine, she is our perfect lab rat for how to get started sewing and quilting.
The Back Story
When choosing fabrics, she had no idea they would be hers, and she certainly didn’t expect me to throw her in the deep end of the swimming pool. Thing is, though, starting to sew often begins right here: in feeling drawn to particular colours and patterns.
Next step would be to figure out how to operate a sewing machine, so that’s where this journey in public will take us in spring. And finally, almost like a miracle, there’s something pretty to look at, use and love in the other end.
When starting to quilt it helps if you know how to sew by machine, but it really is no prerequisite. Step by step we progress like in painting a house, baking cookies or doing laundry. Easy peasy, promise! You just have to know the rules and which ones you can break.
The fabrics Eva chose are from a wide range of manufacturers, which is my personal design style, too. Collections are lovely, but putting my own touch on a project often takes it to another level.
Eva was asked to pick six prints from our current selection and she pulled a calm and soothing bundle of cool colours and harmonious patterns.
Here it is without text on top:
Starting from the clouds, clockwise:
- Cloud Cover by Liberty Fabrics
- Sunstars Blue by Libs Elliott for Andover Fabrics
- Nebulae by Liberty Fabrics
- Collection CF Royal by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman Fabrics
- Gingham in Light Blue by Makower UK
- Embroidery Hydrangea by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
I wouldn’t mind using this palette myself, because it contains all the right components for a mini quilt or similar to work: tone-on-tone, white-on-tone, tone-on-white, print-on-tone, and low-volume print on white. Add more fabrics from the bolt and you have enough for a lap or bed quilt.
Get Your Own
I’m proud to carry this bundle in our shop. Thanks so much, Eva, for accepting my challenge! (But it’s not over quite yet, bahahaa. <3)
If you decide to create with this little collection, remember to tag us #senttijatuuma on Instagram. I’d love to see what you make!