Guest Blog | Beth Studley

Today is the final day of our Beth Studley blog-hop tour (insert sad face here) But we are ending on a high note with a guest blog from Beth herself…

What a shame it’s the last day! I have absolutely loved seeing all projects people have been making over the last 10 days. I’ve loved being interrupted by my phone beeping to tell me another lovely picture has been posted on Facebook or Instagram! There has been great mixture of using the patterns from the book as well as original designs from some fantastic sewers. I could gladly do it all again!

I thought for my day on the hop I would share some of the fun I have been having with the Strippy Stripe print in the collection.

Strippy Stripe

When I designed the Strippy Stripe I hoped it would be a fabric people would use their imagination with. The individual stripes are 2.5 inches so can be used like Jelly roll strips. All the strips co-ordinate with each other but used individually each can provide its own colour scheme. I have also used the ‘linea’ prints (pink and yellow) which is the textured solids that co-ordinate with my Radiance collection. There are 5 shades, pink, teal, orange, yellow and blue which are the accents of the collection.

I have made a kind of large scale variation of the Hexi Needle Case I made for Mini Patchwork Projects as it’s a fun way to put hexi’s together.

Hexi Needle Case

This time I used all the strips in the Strippy Stripe and combined each one with 2 coordinating Pink and Yellow linea shades. This was fun as there were so many combinations! I then cut it all up into 60 degree triangles.

Hexi designHexi design completeHexi design arranged

When put back together, each set makes 2 different completed hexagons.

And once they are all cut…

Hexi quilt

You can have fun laying them all out! I haven’t had the chance to sew this together yet. (partly due to my sewing machine being mended at the moment) I think I will probably make it bigger before I do as this will make a fabulous giant hexagon shaped quilt!

Hexi quilt detail

I will post pictures of the finished quilt on my website when it is done along with more detailed instructions on how to sew it together for those who would like to have a go.

I am deep in quilt mode at the moment! I have been making bags and bowls and baskets for ages now and haven’t completed a quilt for over a year. This is too long for a quilter! I am currently working on one that has been designed and asking to be made since I brought my first fabric collection out! I am half way through the piecing so expect to see some pictures in a couple of weeks along with this one.

Thanks to all those who took part in the Blog Hop. I am so pleased to have had such great sewers demonstrating the patterns in the book as well as giving their take on my Radiance collection. For anyone who has bought the book already I would love to see pictures of what you have made. Including any ways in which you have altered the pattern and done your own thing! Please send images to info@lovefrombeth.com or use the upload form on my website.

Love from Beth x

If you haven’t seen all the stops on our blog-hop journey, you can find the schedule here. You have until midnight on Sunday 5th June to enter our competition to WIN a Fat Quarter bundle of the Radiance collection and a copy of Mini Patchwork projects. Click here to find out more.

Beth Studley Competition

 

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Nadine dabbles in a wide range crafts. If it's pretty and she wants to make it, she'll learn the technique to do so. She is also never without a cup of tea in her hands.

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