Welcome to my stop on the fabulous Bush Gum Blossom blog hop for Amanda Brandl’s debut collection with Kennard and Kennard, Bush Gum Blossom I adore the modern aesthetic of Amanda’s collection, its unlike any other Australian themed collection I’ve seen before. It features pretty pinks, yellows and greens and on top of that is printed on extremely soft fabric with a high thread count (my favourite type of fabric to create with).
As soon as I saw the collection I knew it was the perfect fabric to make a few patchwork accessories for my friends beautiful children’s vintage outdoor setting. It was her setting when she was little and she had recently refurbished it for her own daughter. The bright cheery colours of Bush Gum Blossom is perfect for a little girls tea party, the perfect backdrop to making childhood moments.
So I got to work making a two little chair pads and a matching cushion (I also used a few fussy cut magpies from Amanda’s other debut collection Taking Flight!). I made an improv log cabin and then added hand stitching. And of course I also made bunting, because what’s a garden tea party without pretty floral bunting!
Amanda’s collection paired perfectly with the vibrant colours of Aurifil thread in 12wt (my favourite weight to hand quilt in). In particular I used 2530 (dark pink) and 6720 (light blue).
Kennard and Kennard also sent me a few pieces of Amanda’s other gorgeous collection Taking Flight. I love the deep vibrant tones of the magpie prints from Taking Flight and paired them with some equally strong toned solids. The cute prints were a perfect size for a Wee Braw drawstring pouch (a super cute and simple pattern by Laura Zuckerkuss).
I’m so excited to be part of this blog hop to not only celebrate Amanda and her beautiful designs but to join along with so many talented Australian makers. Definitely pop over to Amanda’s blog where she has a link to all the blogs featuring in this hop, the range of makes is a broad as they are inspiring! And if you are wondering where you can buy Amanda’s two new collections wonder no more – you can find all the stockists details here 🙂
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