Oh, we do love a new Tilda collection, don’t we? It’s so easy to see why. Bumblebee is made up of striking gingers, greens, pink and blues which evoke memories of warm summer days in lush gardens.
Bumblebee is full of floral patterns, both small and large and pagodas and grand pots which give the feeling of being in a stately garden.
Tone Finnanger wrote on Tildasworld.com where her inspiration for the range came from “Last summer we had a bumblebee nest just by the studio door, and although we sometimes had to run through the door to avoid bumblebees inside, it gave us a satisfying feeling.
There are not enough bumblebees in the world but we have a whole nest by our door.
Our bumblebee neighbours and reading The Bees by Laline Paull gave me the idea of a bee-inspired collection”
As with all of the Tilda collections, there are all the Tilda covered accessories that we adore. There are fabric covered buttons of various sizes, paper pieces and an hourglass quilt pattern. All of these accessories add that little something extra to your Tilda projects, so well worth having.
I’m sure you all remember the Sweetheart Doll? She was and still is, hugely popular. (I am making one at the moment) Well, Tilda have released a doll kit done in that style which is so so adorable you are going to love it. The Sweetheart Bumblebee Doll is so sweet and she even has her own bumblebee toy to hold onto as well.
I have noticed something smart in one of the patterns. You can see here in the Flower Nest pattern (above) that it features small flowers collected into circles. However, when you look at it from a distance it starts to look like a hexi shape, like honeycomb. Bumblebees… Honeycomb… get it? Clever ey!
What are you going to make with this charming fabric? We are currently hosting a blog hop with some talented sewists from around the UK. Here is what Helen Philipps and Charlotte Newland have made so far.
The stunning stripe tuffet is made by @thequiltersangel and showcased by @tilda_australia. The kite, which is one of the most precious things I have ever seen, is made by @mollyandmama and the super stylish purse is made by @twoprettypoppets.
As you can see, there are so many projects you can make with the Bumblebee fabric. The only trouble you will have is deciding which of the stunning patterns you will use in each project, because they are all delightful.
You can get your hands on the Bumblebee range now. Show us your makes; we would love to see them. Comment below or tag us on social media using #SewandSo