Welcome to the Inspired by Nature Blog Hop hosted by Island Batik. This month all IBA’s will be sharing Summer 2020 Collections, shipping to shops the end of this month.
Today Carolina Asmussen and I are sharing Coco Cabana designed by Kathy Engle. The top 6 fabrics are all from the IB Foundations, a collection of basics and blenders that are always available. Looking out my windows this time of year I can see the similarities between the fall colors and this collection.
For the life of me though I could not think of a fall design for this collection, other than a leaf runner I recently made and somehow I felt like it’d be cheating to make it for this challenge too. After playing in EQ with squares and hst’s I decided on a design that looked like flowers. Using the 2″ hst and 2″ square GO! dies from AccuQult I cut my patches.
For the background I chose the Island Batik gray solid. It’s one of the fabrics from the Foundations Collection that is always available.
I know what you’re thinking because dh said it aloud, “it doesn’t look like a flower”.
Initially I was trying to base a design around these 2 fabrics below… obviously it didn’t pan out and that is okay because I love my flowers.
The weather cooperated over the weekend, in fact the temp’s were in the upper 70’s and it was the most humid fall day I can recall. I was so happy that I could take photos outside, unfortunately there was no way to hang it showing the beautiful trees as its backdrop.
With fabric and time to spare I decided to make some fall leaves after all. In addition to the 2 previous dies I also pulled the 4″ die and began cutting more fabric.
And another finish
These scream fall and the Island Batik black solid would make a perfect backdrop to show off the colors.
Black Hobbs was the perfect batting for quilting this one.
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