The fair is over, school started today, and I am going to sew!!! How about you? Before I head into the sewing room, I want to share the August Blogger Bundle with you. It is a lovely collection of colors and prints that say goodbye summer and hello fall!
This bundle was curated by Carole Carter of From My Carolina Home. I am trying to remember how I came across Carole’s blog. I would have to guess it was through one of the many link up parties that happen each week. Regardless of how, I have been reading this blog for quite a long time. Carole is such a devoted blogger and one of the things I enjoy most about her blog is the variety of topics she includes. There are always seasonal posts about her projects, quilt alongs, tutorials, home decorations, her garden and, one of my personal favorites, her tablescapes. I don’t know if I have mentioned it before now, but I LOVE having lots of different dishes to use on the table. I have Spode Christmas dishes, my Franciscan Rose dishes from my mother-in-law, a set of different white dishes that I have purchased at thrift stores, china from years ago and more. The only reason I don’t have more than I do is because I ran out of cabinet space (plus my husband would think I was absolutely nuts – he doesn’t understand my love of dishes!!J) But Carole does! To catch a glimpse of some of her pretty table settings click here.
Ok, back to this fun bundle. Carole and I went back and forth quite a bit as she picked her fabrics. It was great fun to work with her and see her thought process as she selected fabrics. She ended up with this great bundle that includes Perennial Optimism as the focal fabric. This floral is from Sharon Holland’s Bountiful line and is a favorite of mine! She also added two different textured solids. I am a big fan of textured solids as they add interest and feel like ‘more than a solid and less than a print’. There is a large selection of them in my shop. Carole has taken this bundle and made a lovely set of placemats. Today she will be posting about the construction of her placemats so be sure to go take a peek. Going forward this week she also plans to post about a project where she used the ‘leftovers’ from making the placemats and than finally a tablescape she set with them – I am looking forward to that post!! Also, Carole is hosting a giveaway for one lucky winner (US only) to receive a fat quarter bundle of her collection. Be sure to enter on her blog!
From now until Sunday, August 19th, this bundle is 20% off in my shop. Take advantage and grab one now – I know you will love making something with it. Thank you Carole for working with me on this and creating such a nicely curated collection of fabrics!
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Thanks, Bernie!! It was a blast working with you on this fun project!
I enjoy reading Carole’s blog too, and I agree that she has so many wonderful topics. Her tablescapes are amazing. I actually don’t have a table (only a counter) but I imagine how fun it would be (and I do have a patio table, so there’s that). I enjoy her garden photos! Of course, the bundle is already ordered. 😉
I agree – she has lots of fun things on her blog. Some of my favorite blogs are those that have a bit of their family life, travel, cooking etc along with their sewing projects. I like knowing the person outside of the sewing room. Your bundle will ship off in the morning! (And, as always, thank you!!!)
That is such a pretty bundle of fabric – I just went and ordered some!
Thank you Diann – I am so glad you like the fabrics. I will ship yours off tomorrow morning. Enjoy!!
Hi Bernie: I couldn’t bring myself to read your last post about Olive. I love this bundle and I wish it was easier and cheaper to get fabric across the border because I would love to support your store.
Bernie…you are so creative and innovative. Yes Carole is a bff and I love her pick. I do hope you enjoyed your sew day as first day Of school means back to work for me. Lol
But you have a new adventure ahead of you this year Val! Hope you are off to a good start. Wishing you all the success in your new job!
I enjoy Carole’s blog too – especially the tips about adding borders to quilts and how to repair rips and tears. She is one knowledgeable lady. I love the way quilting bloggers can link up into one big community. Thanks for doing your bit to draw the community together Bernie 🙂
Allison, nice to hear from you! I do love our community – and especially how this on-line relationship seems to make the world a little bit smaller. Have a wonderful weekend.
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