Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Lindsay Wilkes, the crafter, seamstress, wife and mother of The Cottage Home, is passionate about a handmade lifestyle and passionate about fabric. Lindsay teamed up with the Fat Quarter Shop to bring you an exclusive Blogger's Choice Bundle, featuring 12 of her favorite prints and 3 coordinating solids!
My fabric selection is probably a little different than the majority of blogger's choice bundles in the past. I don't consider myself a quilter, but that doesn't mean I don't love fabric! I look at designer quilting cotton from a garment perspective and even more specifically for children's garments. How can I pair patterned fabrics effectively to make a well put together garment that doesn't overwhelm a child? Sometimes that can be a challenge, but when it works, it is so fun to see! And what's even more fun to see is the look on a child's face when they put on a garment constructed from all of those gorgeous fabrics that just work beautifully together.
Q: What will you be making with your Blogger’s Choice Fat Quarter Bundle?
A: I spend so much time sewing children's clothing that I think I'm actually going to make a quilt for me. My mom has been really into quilting lately and guest blogging over on my blog, The Cottage Home. She has really inspired me in that arena. I have made a few quilts for my children, but I have never made one for me to enjoy and I think this bundle offers the perfect opportunity. This bundle contains some of my very favorite colors and designers and I think it would be beautiful in our cottage style home. I can envision curling up under it with a warm cup of coffee
Q: What quilt project are you currently working on?
A: Well, I actually don't have a quilt project going on right now. I wish I did, but there just isn't time right now. I'm actually working on my first book that is due out in October 2013, so I am knee deep in designing and creating projects for my book. Hopefully after my manuscript is completed by the end of the year, I will have more time to sew for my girls, my little guy and myself. If only there were more hours in the day!
1. jelly roll or layer cake
2. planned or scrappy
3. prints or solids
Leave a comment on this post choosing one of each pair you think Lindsay would have selected. Answer correctly and you will have a chance to win one of her Blogger’s Choice Fat Quarter Bundles.
You have exactly one week from this post till the contest closes.