I’m so excited – today is the day we reveal the projects from the Frolic with Fabric Spot Challenge! These four ladies have made some amazing projects using Fabric Spot’s Frolic collection. The entire collection is 20% off until midnight tonight (June 30, 2014) if you want some!
Each challenger received 1 of 4 bundles of organic Frolic fabric. Two challengers got pink bundles, and two received the blue colour-way in the mail. The challenge was to make something using the fat quarters received, within the 3 week timeline. You can find out more about the challenge in this post, and here as well.
I have only been able to choose 2 photos of each project to feature here, so please click on the links and photos to see and find out more about their projects. It was so hard to choose, these four sewists have put so much work into this challenge! Without further ado, here they are…. (in alphabetical order!)
I decided to make my girls book/stuffies totes for the summer as they are forever wanting to bring this and that with them when we’re out and about. Well, usually their things end up in my bag! lol! Now they have their own quilted tote to fill with all their treasures when we’re out! I did some simple quilting and went with a single strap for their bags as I find most kids have trouble keeping both straps on their shoulders. Plus… this way their animals can see where we’re going too. 😉 I used all of the prints in this great collection on both bags, then they both chose their favourite prints for the inside of the bag & the strap! (link to her project here)
“For this challenge, I knew I wanted to make a diaper bag, but also that I would have to think on a smaller scale to make it work, so I used the Brook Field Pattern by Sew Sweetness. To go with the bag, I made a ‘wet bag’ that I appliqued an elephant on and used iron on vinyl to make the bag waterproof. I also made a whale softie in the elephant print, I had never made a stuffed animal before and luckily it was a lot easier than I thought! Since I knew I wanted to use as much of the fabric as possible, I made a couple of fabric trays to use up the scraps … in a blooming onion style crazy quilting block for the inside of the large fabric.” (link to her project here)
Laura – Seams Sew Laura
“I was so excited to win this bundle of beautiful organic cotton. The print with the elephants and whales and the very name of the fabric “Frolic” inspired me to make a swimming bag and wet bag for this project.
When I was a kid, I had one of these swimming bags with a round bottom and adjustable strap and a drawstring closure. For this project I wanted to make something similar but with a zipper closure. A while ago, someone sent me a picture of a similar bag sold by an Australian company and I used their product dimensions to make my pattern. I added a front zippered pocket and a waterproof lining, which is actually a waterproof tablecloth I found at my local grocery store. The bag is big enough to hold one of my signature hooded towels 🙂 and the wet bag and there is still room for more. My 5 year old daughter declared it a winner because it’s easy to open and she likes the pocket that can hold her “stuff”.” (link to her project here)
Sarah – The Crazy Tailor
“I’ve always loved the look of a hexagon-block quilt, but they’ve always seemed so complicated and time-consuming. I decided that a doll quilt was the way to get my feet wet with non-square blocks! I did a little reading on the various ways of piecing hexagons, and went with machine sewing versus the more common English Paper Piecing. They aren’t as hard as they look after all 🙂 I did some hand quilting (I’m breaking out of my machine-quilting rut…still rusty though!) and highlighted a few of the animals on the fabric. J and E love to find the turquoise whale or the yellow elephant! The quilt is already getting lots of use keeping zebras warm, and as a blanket for many tea parties. Thanks for including me in this challenge!” (link to her project here)
WOW! Just wow…. what an amazing collection of projects. And each is unique – hooray. Just think what you could do with it! A big thank-you goes out to Karen from Fabric Spot for providing this amazing challenge. It’s been so much fun to see what everyone has made!
If you have made any projects using the Frolic collection we’d love to see them! Please leave a comment with a link below so we can check them out. (And don’t forget to get some Frolic if you haven’t yet!)
** This is a sponsored post and the fabric and challenge idea was provided by Fabric Spot. As always, all opinions are my own and I will not promote a business that I do not love myself!