Shari Butler of Doohikey Designs has created a beautiful collection "Wistful Winds" and I had an unexpected chance to play with them for her blog tour (today's the first day! Wahoo and welcome!) I'm so happy I could do this because Shari is such a special lady and I know she created this collection with her heart. She'll be talking about her inspiration and the story behind this line on her turn of the blog tour, so make sure to follow along to the end!
Isn't it so sweet? Her fabrics worked perfectly to create this pillow and baby quilt. When I saw the playful colors and multi-dots, I immediately began thinking of pairing them with linen for a round pillow ~ something I've never done before, so I was a little nervous. I used a 30 degree triangle template to make the sections of the pillow and it turned out to be quite easy. I appliquéd by hand the little wistful girl to the center, because she just had to be the focal point and I love how it turned out.
But I wanted to use more of these pretty prints so I made a baby quilt...
Sweet and modern. I improv'd it, of course, and made simple stars set against a pale pink background. It's the perfect set for a toddler ~ to snuggle with on a chilly morning with a good (picture) book.
This is my favorite star. I love that Wistful dot in multi the best. I love it so much I put some in the quilt binding, too...
Congratulations, Shari, on a beautiful line! Wistful Winds will be available at Fat Quarter Shop and other fabric stores soon.
Want to see more? Follow along the Wistful Winds blog tour to see how these other talented makers use Shari's fabric in fun ways. Here is the schedule:
Amy Sinibaldi – www.nanaCompany.typepad.com
Kristyne Czepuryk – www.prettybyhand.com
Amanda Niederhauser – www.jedicraftgirl.com
Amy Smart – www.diaryofaquilter.com
Meagan Taylor/Kristi Jones – www.meagsandme.com
Christine Cook – www.stitchingrevival.com
Elea Lutz – www.elealutzdesign.com
Jodie Carleton – www.vintagericrac.blogspot.com
Sedef Imer – www.downgrapevinelane.com
Jina Barney – jinabarneydesignz.com
Elizabeth Evans – www.simplesimonandco.com
Kimberly Bourne – www.mainstreetmarketdesigns.
Jemima Flendt – www.tiedwitharibbon.com
Nadra Ridgeway – www.ellisandhiggs.com
Amy Chappel – www.amerooniedesigns.blogspot.
Katie Skoog – www.thesimplelifecompany.com
Amber Johnson – www.alittlebitbiased.blogspot.
Tina - http://www.onelittlepooh.net/
Angie Wilson – www.gnomeangel.com
Clare Horsman – www.claresplaceblog.blogspot.
Deanna Wall – www.stitchesquilting.com
Melissa Mortenson – polkadotchair.com
Jessica Stewart – www.izzyandivydesigns.com
Gwen Sager - www.tillalili.blogspot.com
Shari Butler – www.doohikeydesigns.com/blog/