Hey there! Happy crazy week to you! I have been so busy with last minute Halloween prep, I feel like I’m having a hard time keeping track of what day it is and who I am. I thought this was going to be the year of no handmade anything for Halloween, but I was surprised (pleasantly so) when Sweet Pea asked me to make her an elf queen costume! It would have been received a little more pleasantly if the request wasn’t put in on Monday, and the Halloween party is tonight! Yikes!
You’re not here to listen to my Halloween woes, though. You’d much rather hear about the pretty fabric I played with and what I made out of it! Six months ago, Bonnie asked me if I would be interested in contributing some fabric creations to her spring quilt market booth and play with her new line of fabric! The obvious answer when you are asked to play with fabric is yes…so that’s just what I said!
This is Bonnie’s line of fabric with Art Gallery Fabrics, titled Hello Ollie. Here is Bonnies super sweet description of the fabric:
Like the delicate trace left by a Swan’s dance on the water, this collection illustrates the image of spending an afternoon in the meadow by the lake. Named after Bonnie’s daughter, Ollie, sweetness is brought to life with dabbling swans, feathered fellows and garden blooms.
And it is just that! Every fabric in this line is sweet and inviting! This fabric is printed on certified organic fabric, and just like all Art Gallery fabric, is super soft and drapes beautifully! I sewed two familiar patterns, the scout tee and colfax dress. Both things I’ve made many times before and was happy to have a little piece that I could help with in making Bonnie’s Hello Ollie booth beautiful!
The scout tee was sewed with a lace color block up top, just like I did last time I sewed this pattern. I love the combination of the sweet swans with the lace!
Just like when you are asked to play with fabric, the obvious answer is yes, your answer should be yes when I ask you if you want to get more great inspiration of Hello Ollie projects!