It's pretty safe to say that one of my Quilting idols is Amy Sinabaldi - I love her style, her colour choices, her patterns and her fabric ranges are to die for. So getting to be able to work on her Playground Showcase was nothing short of amazing. Playground is Amy's latest range for Art Gallery Fabrics and is available now.
As soon as this amazing bundle arrived from Amy I got straight to sewing. I love the childhood memories behind this range and how each of the prints remind me of games I played or things we used to do with my family when I was young. The colours work so great together and I knew I wanted to do a project that involved using the complete range together.
First up, I made this Pin Pal Pincushion.
From the range I would have to say that Chopsticks in Iris would be my favourite print - I can see using a lot of this one in lots of upcoming projects - I love stripes - but these Chevron, staggered stripes are the ultimate.
This Pin Pal is our latest Sew Along pattern (Sew Along is a joint venture between myself and Claire Turpin Design) and I have not been able to stop making these addictive Sewing Room mates. I really adore the colours in the prints and how well they work together.
When Amy and I chatted about possible projects this Confetti Cushion was definitely going to work well to show how the range of prints and colours all can work beautifully in one project together. Using the collection and a Cotton/Linen Weave Blend I set about making a Confetti Cushion.
And when it came to machine quilting it - I could not go past adding some Pink Sparkle with my favourite Aurifil Brillo Thread - #700. I really love this Aurifil metallic thread - it sews like a dream through your machine and gives that added touch of glitz.
I can't wait to get making on some more projects using Playground - and can't wait to see what Amy will have in store for her next range.
The patterns for the Confetti Cushion and Pin Pal Pincushion can be found here
There are a lot of amazing makers involved in the Playground Showcase - you can check them all out here -
SEPT 14: Katie Skoog ~ thesimplelifecompany.com/blog
15: Michelle Curtis ~ chellesquilts.com
16: Peta Peace ~ shequiltsalot.com
17: Minki Kim ~ minkikim.com
19: Jemima Flendt ~ tiedwitharibbon.com
20: Tara J Curtis ~ tjaye.com
21: Alexis Wright ~ mysweetsunshinestudio.com
22: Melissa LeRay ~ ohhowsweet.com
23: Ali Brorsen ~ becauseofbrennaclothing.com
24: Angie Wilson ~ gnomeangel.com
26: Rachel McCormack ~ woodenspoonquilts.blogspot.com
27: Stacy Olson ~ stacyolsondesign.com
28: Shannon Fraser ~ shannonfraserdesigns.ca
29: Cristi Cooper ~ whimsyquilts.blogspot.com
30: Guiseppe Ribaudo ~ instagram.com/Giucy_Giuce
OCT 1: Kristyne Czepuryk ~ prettybyhand.com
3: Amy Sinibaldi ~ nanaCompany.typepad.com
Jemima x x