This week I have enjoyed promoting the August Blogger Bundle curated by Carole Carter of From My Carolina Home. It has been such a successful bundle. Maybe with all the kids going back to school, we have that feeling of summer winding down, knowing the cooler weather of autumn is just around the corner and these colors were extra appealing to us? I am not sure but this bundle is by far the most popular of the blogger bundles this year. It might also be that Carole captured everyone’s attention with her gorgeous placemats and the related tutorial she kindly shared with everyone. Maybe it is the improv table topper she has promised to share with us. (She is sharing it over on her blog today – the photo above shows a scrappy binding which leaves me wanting to see more). Or is it the teaser she left about a tablescape with the placemats she intends to share on Monday. She has done her magic with this bundle of fat quarters!
It turns out that one of Carole’s readers mentioned she was buying the bundle to make a quilt with. Of course, this got Carole’s wheels turning. (She is always up to something creative!).
After hearing this plan from her reader, Carole thought of the patterns she has designed and which of them were most suited to this bundle. She would like to offer them at 30% off today and tomorrow only! You might remember when Carole first published Scrap Dance and then Scrap Dance Tango. They are both really pretty quilts which one could make entirely with scraps and a background fabric. Or…. you might just choose to make them with this wonderful bundle of autumnal fabrics Carole curated. I think this is a great opportunity to pick up one (or two?) of Carole’s patterns. Summer is nearly done and with the cooler weather we will all be in the sewing room a bit more.
Take a look at the quilt made with her pattern called Scrap Dance. It is just gorgeous and with the fabrics in this blogger bundle it would be perfect for the fall season. Made entirely with HST’s and squares, the piecing does not seem terribly complicated. You know me, I don’t do complicated. 🙂
This is Scrap Dance Tango. The version shown in the pictures is quite scrappy but again, with the bundle you would have a very pretty, autumn inspired quilt. With this quilt, she shows a scrappy low volume background which is lovely.
Here is the thing – the blogger bundles were quite popular so there are only a few left. They are on sale through the end of the day, while supplies last. If you decide to give this a go, hop over and grab a bundle. I do have a limited amount of the golden textured solid which would be a pretty background fabric. It is the floral that will be the limiting factor for the bundles.
Maybe you already bought a bundle over the past several days? If you didn’t know exactly how you planned to use it, I would encourage you to take a closer look at both of these patterns. One thing I appreciate about Carole’s patterns is that she includes so many options for the size of the project. Maybe you just want to make a table topper or wall hanging? There is also the choice of baby quilt, lap quilt or twin size bed quilt. It is totally up to the maker! As I said above, these two patterns are 30% off through tomorrow morning, making them a steal at $6.30 each. No coupon code is needed, the prices reflect the discount. For more information, please check out Carole’s post this morning.
So which one appeals to you most? I have to say, I am leaning heavily toward the Scrap Dance pattern. I just love the look of the secondary patterns created with this pattern. Ok, thank you again for your loyal support of my shop. I hope you realize how much I appreciate all of you!! Hope you have all had a lovely weekend.
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