Today I am kicking off the blog-hop for Tilda Candy Bloom. I wanted to talk about the creation of the Tilda kits we have available that use the 9 piece & 3 piece Candy Bloom fat quarter packs .
I have been itching to create a project using the Tilda fabric since I started working here just 3 months ago, so when I found out this was coming up I basically elbowed other interested parties out the way so I could get in there first!
It gave me a chance to sit down with the team and look through our catalogue of books to see which patterns would best suit the fabric. It was decided I (Nadine) would create a Heart Garland and Sarah, who you will recognise from our YouTube videos, would create a Party Tablecloth. The two projects make for a nice summer party/ picnic shabby chic feel, which suits this fabric perfectly.
The pretty Heart Garland comes from our book 101 Ways to Stitch, Craft, Create For All Occasions. It could be used as décor outside for a picnic, BBQ or party. It would also look really lovely hanging in a little girls bedroom.
The pattern was really easy to follow, and although I only created 2 hearts from each fat quarter, you could easily make 6 hearts with each. On a couple of the hearts I forgot to leave a 5cm gap, so attempting to stuff toy stuffing and lavender into a 1.5cm gap using a crochet hook was quite tedious, as you can imagine. So my top tip is to leave enough of a gap for stuffing!
I love the final look. It has a shabby chic feel to it and the sweet smelling lavender is a lovely way to freshen up your summer décor, or would make a lovely gift for a friend.
Here is what Sarah had to say about the creation of the Party Tablecloth:
Candy Bloom is perfect for patchwork! The scale of the prints and the colour combinations make it ideal for pieced projects such as quilts. When I was deciding what to make from this new Tilda collection I knew it had to be a patchwork project and this table cloth pattern, from 50 Fat Quarter Makes, was a no-brainer because it uses all nine of the fat quarters in the pre cut pack.
I’m so pleased with the result — this tablecloth makes an eye catching setting for summer party tables and picnics. I didn’t bother to back my tablecloth so I simply hemmed the edges and it was good to go, however, if you want to make a longer lasting tablecloth you simply need to back it and quilt a couple of lines across the middle to keep the layers together. Alternatively, you could make it into a beautiful lap quilt or cot quilt by basting and backing with super soft fabric like minky.
You can shop the Heart Garland and Party Tablecloth on our website. The next step on the blog-hop is Helen Philipps blog, head over there to see what she creates with the Candy Bloom fabric. You can find the blog-hop schedule here. We have some great bloggers coming up so join us for this blogging journey.