Welcome to my stop on the blog tour celebrating the latest collection from Nadra, the very talented designer, quilter, teacher from the blog Ellis & Higgs.
The Mon Beau Jardin collection is Nadra’s fourth with Penny Rose Fabrics and my first opportunity to work with one of her collections. Nadra use of colour with her beautiful floral designs has been a huge inspiration to me in the past and even more so with her latest collection. You can see all the sweet details of each and every print on Nadra’s blog here.
The collection was inspired by Nadra’s new found love of gardening and I adore the way Nadra has combined candy colour hues with pretty floral prints and classic stripes.
I choose to create with the pink prints from the collection and wanted to showcase the pretty designs (especially those sweet butterflies) as much as possible. I used hexagon papers from Tales of Cloth and created a supersized hexie flower cushion. (Nadra’s designs are the perfect size for fussy cutting 1 inch hexies!)
This project was insipired by youngest daughter learning to read and needing a special little reading spot just for her.
The sweet butterflies, candy coloured hues paired perfectly with a red dotted cot sheet which I wanted to incorporate – a little reminder of when we used to read to her when she was a baby. I then hand quilted the cushion using Aurifil thread in 12 weight.
With the leftover fabric I couldn’t help but make one of See Kate Sew’s pencil pouch with a bow. It’s a free pattern on her blog and is as fun to make as it looks. It was the perfect way to use the last pieces of prints because not only is my youngest learning to read she’s also learning to write!
I feel very honoured to help celebrate Nadra’s collection Mon Beau Jardin and can’t wait to see how it inspires Jennie next at week on her blog Clover and Violet. It’s also definitely worth having at the previous bloggers projects. They include Amber from the Gigi’s Thimble Blog sweet baby quilt and Jemima from the Tied with A Ribbon blog’s adorable unicorn cushion and bag. All super sweet but super different ways of using the collection!