Welcome to my stop on the By Hand blog hop. By Hand was designed by my friend, Amy Friend for Contempo, a division of Benartex. When Amy asked me if I would make something with her new collection, I immediately knew I wanted to make a Patchwork Petals quilt. The organic nature of the shapes and irregularity of the prints pair perfectly with the petal shapes of my pattern. Plus, I love rainbow colors and her collection features pink, mango, golden yellow, grass green, teal and plum.
First step: print out the Patchwork Petals Coloring Sheets (included with the pattern!) and play with color and placement! These coloring sheets are so helpful for keeping organized while piecing. For the background, I used Color Weave White by Contempo Studio. It’s a great blender with a slight texture to it.
Patchwork Petals is a confident beginner/intermediate foundation paper piecing pattern. I felt it was fitting to use this technique while making something with Amy’s fabric since she is a fellow pattern designer who loves paper piecing too!
Now I need to decide how I want to quilt this Patchwork Petals sample!
Want to learn about the inspiration for the design of Patchwork Petals?
Want to make your own Patchwork Petals?
Introducing By Hand
Amy Friend’s Virtual Trunk Show
… and now, for the GIVEAWAY!
Enter for your chance to win a fabric bundle of By Hand (sponsored by and shipped directly by Benartex). Because of shipping logistics, only residents of the US are eligible to win.
How to enter:
1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave your name and either email address/Instagram handle in the comment. (I need a way to get in touch with you if you win!)
2. In your comment, answer: What would you make with a By Hand fabric bundle?
You have until 8pm EST on Sunday, October 14, 2018
One lucky winner for each prize will be selected by True Random Number Generator.
GIVEAWAY CLOSED. Congratulations to the winner: Nancy S. Thank you to all who left a comment!