Hello! Thanks for joining me today for my little corner of Island Batik's Ultimate Home Decor Blog Hop. I'm showcasing the gorgeous new Smooch by Kathy Engle fabric collection.
Disclaimer: These fabrics were given to me by Island Batik at no cost to me.
This month's Island Batik Ambassador challenge is to make a home decor item using as many fabrics as possible from our assigned fabric collection. These are the "Surprise" fabrics we received in box one. I got the Smooch by Kathy Engle fabric line, pinks, yellows, and greens.
I knew immediately that I wanted to make seat cushions for my kitchen chairs. I've been wanting to make these for a long time. The challenge gave me an extra push. I was able to use all 20 fabrics by using one fabric for the top of the cushion, one for the bottom, one for the ruffle and one for the ties. I made five cushions.
This photo shows the bottom side of the cushions and the ties.
I'm really pleased with how well they turned out.
As you can see, the colors work well in my kitchen.
Cushion view, back of chair.
Cushion view, front of chair.
I used Aurifil's Verona Mauve thread collection to sew my cushions. These soft neutral colors with a hint of pink blended well with all of the Smooch fabrics.
I used Schmetz Microtex Sharp Needles for all of the stitching as well.
Visit Island Batik's blog to enter this week's fabric giveaway, here: Island Batik Blog
Be sure to visit Joanne Hart's blog to see what she made with the Smooch collection, here:
I'm having a giveaway today of a 15 piece charm pack of Smooch fabrics, plus a copy of my Sherbet Hearts quilt pattern, which also features the Smooch by Kathy Engle fabric line. To enter, just leave a comment and I'll choose someone randomly at the end of the hop. Please be sure I have a way to contact you. USA entries only, due to contest laws.
Be creative ~ Sew something beautiful today!
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