It’s starting to really feel like Spring here in Portland. However, we’re getting to that weird part of the year where our skies go from a pale, smoky blue-gray to just plain on FUGLYGRAY and pretty icky. It’s one of the reasons everything is so lush and day-glow green here, but oh man, sometimes you really just need to be able to walk to the car and stay dry. Fortunately for me, I was sent a little sunshine (in fabric form) by the adorable Bonnie Christine. I fell in love with her first collection Reminisce when I saw it at quilt market last spring, and this newest collection is, dare I say it, even better! As always, the Art Gallery fabrics have a soft, luscious hand and the most incredible drape to them.
So meet Bonnie’s newest hit, Sweet as honey! In her words: ” Sweet as Honey is a collection with a story. It’s a woodland themed line full of nestled deer, wildflowers and honey bees. I was inspired to create the line after exploring nature and spending a summer growing a garden that generously allowed for freshly picked flowers. It takes me to a most lovely place, where the sun is always shining, the birds fly free and the honey is extra sweet”
I decided that there were a few prints just BEGGING to be Fussy cut. I’d been wanting to try some english paper pieced “Rose Stars, variation 1″ for quite awhile!! I had fun playing around with both the earthy and the sunshiny colorways!! As always, I got my papers from Paper Pieces.
I decided to whip these into a few pillows. I have a feeling I’ll be using this collection quite a bit over the summer. I’m already planning on stashing more!! While writing this, I’ve decided that the hexie print would make an AWESOME binding… so I’ll probably need to buy a few more yards hehehe!!!
Don’t forget to stop by Emily’s at Beautiful Hello is up to tomorrow on the next stop of the Sweet As Honey Blog Tour!!!! Thanks for the chance to play with your new collection Bonnie! This gardening girl is totally smitten <3