Hosted by fabric designer, Pat Bravo, for Art Gallery fabrics, The Minis Blog Tour has been an opportunity to showcase two of her fabric ranges, Dare and Essentials II. I was delighted to be invited to participate in the blog tour, as I have long since admired the work of Pat Bravo. Her use of colour and style of design is impressive, and something to inspire crafters and makers.
Upon receiving the fabric, my first decision was to make a sweet little mini with Kites as the feature. I thoroughly enjoyed making this sweet little mini quilt, but once I'd finished I then decided it didn't 'showcase' the fabrics to their full extent.
So, I started again! And this time I went with one of my own block designs, Blush, and I just adore the end result. Normally Blush features each block made in one colour way, like pink or orange for example. This was the first time I had made a Blush block into a mini quilt, and the first time I'd made one using a variety of different colours in just the one block. Because I had already cut into my fabrics for the kite mini, I didn't have quite enough of the one fabric to complete the large, outer pink ring. So, a scrappy version was decided upon, and I think it's just perfect. The combination of the Dare and Essentials II fabrics are ideal, and I love the striking effect this mini quilt now has.
As soon as I finished it I hung it up straight away above my sewing machine and desk. It's the perfect show piece for this area, and I find the mini quilt so inspiring to look at.
Thank you for including us in your blog tour, Pat Bravo! We have thoroughly enjoyed it! If you'd like, please visit a fellow blog host from yesterday, Marija, at http://marijasfabricreations.blogspot.com/ and also, visit another blog host for today, Tara, at https://www.tjaye.com/blog/. Tomorrow a fellow Australian blogger, Samantha or Aqua_Paisley will be participating at her website, aquapaisleystudio.com, and also Maja from Poland at https://betyipiernaty.wordpress.com. If you'd like more information about The Minis Blog Tour, visit http://patbravodesign.blogspot.com/2016/04/the-minis-blog-tour.html
14/5/16 UPDATE: Giveaway finalised and closed. The winner is Mara - congratulations Mara!
Like to win some fabric? Thanks to Pat Bravo and Art Gallery I have a selection of Fat Eights to give away to one lucky winner. Simply leave a comment here before the 14th of May 8pm AEST for a chance to win. For an extra chance, leave a comment on my Instagram (@fortheloveoffabric) post corresponding with the Minis Blog Tour also. Good luck!
Pattern: Blush - a PDF file is available for download from our Shop.
Fabric - Dare and Essentials II by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics.
Quilting - Straight line quilting by myself on a Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0
Binding - Scrappy. My fave type!
Essentials II Fabrics│http://www.patbravo.com/essentialsII.html
Essentials II LookBook│ bit.ly/essentials2lookbook
Dare LookBook│ http://bit.ly/1MSCEpw