Today it's my stop on the Shimmer by Jennifer Sampou for Robert Kaufman Fabrics blog tour! What's that you say? A blog tour for a fabric line? That's right! You all know that I'm not one to use many prints, but I'm always up for the challenge. So when Jennifer Sampou reached out to me about being a part of the tour I said sure!
This line is filled with metallics so it's very appropriately named! I love the additional interest that the shine gives to the fabrics. I decided to dive in and sew up a quick pillow with them!
First I narrowed down the fabrics to my favs and of course threw in a lot of my beloved solids...
Some piecing and chopping lead me to some triangles. I love to work like this, with no plan in mind and just letting the fabric lead me where it does...
After messing around quite a bit with the options, I decided the orange-y red was wrong and some teal blue was right! I settled on a nice graphic line of the triangles, off set in the blue background.
A ton of straight line quilting later, and the pillow is all finished up!
Look at that Shimmer shimmer!
Do you want to win a charm pack of this fabric line? Just leave me a comment here and I'll pick a winner on Friday the 11th.
The giveaway is now closed and I have emailed the winner!
And you can also follow along with the rest of the blog tour:
April 1 - Robert Kaufman/Jennifer Sampou April 2 - Janice Ryan - Better off Thread April 3 - Me! Today! April 4 - Julie Herman- JayBird Quilts April 5 - Natalie Barnes- Beyond the Reef April 6 - Stash Books April 7 - Amanda Jean Nyberg- Crazy Mom Quilts April 8 - Lee Heinrich- Freshly Pieced April 9 - Cheryl Arkinson- Naptime Quilter April 10 - Christina Cameli- A Few Scraps April 11 - Elizabeth Hartman- Oh Fransson! April 12 - Faith Jones-Fresh Lemon Quilts April 13 - Gemma Jackson- Pretty Bobbins April 14 - Katie Blakesley- Swim Bike Quilt April 15 - Amy Smart - Diary of a Quilter April 16 - Laura Nownes, Jennifer Rounds, Pati Fried, Darra Williamson - See How We Sew April 17 - Holly DeGroot- Bijou Lovely April 18 - Jennifer Sampou - Wrap Up April 21 - Jennifer Sampou- Announce Winner of Giveaway FQ Pack of entire Shimmer Collection.