Welcome to the Gnome Matter What! Blog Tour!
We have some amazing projects lined up for you this next week or so, and our focus will be garments! I have rounded up some of my favorite bloggers to sew and tell you all about Gnome Matter What!, the latest and greatest from Alicia Jacobs Dujets and Ink & Arrow Fabrics. You can follow along daily with this action packed tour schedule, and at the end of this post, you can even enter to win your very own bundle of GNOMES fabric!
Monday, April 3- Izzy & Ivy Designs
Tuesday, April 4- My Sweet Sunshine
Wednesday, April 5- Pear Berry Lane
Thursday, April 6- Lily Shine Creates
Friday, April 7- Pattern Revolution
Monday, April 10- That’s Sew Kari
Tuesday, April 11- Recap- Izzy & Ivy Designs
I’ve been having fun with Ink & Arrow almost from their origin, and I have to say I love each line more than the last! When Tiffany asked me about doing a tour for Gnome Matter What!, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! For one thing, those gnomes. I mean, I can’t even! The flamingos and pinwheels and mushrooms! What’s not to love?!
The perfect combination of whimsy with the best pops of Spring color!
I used our Ava Tie Top Dress for the Lawn Ornaments in Seafoam. Had to add my favorite Pixie dots, this time in Salmon. I love how the trim from Little Red Cottage ties it all together with that splash of purple! This paper pattern is normally shirred, but my machine won’t have any of that, so I modified it to have casings, similar to our Beverly Belle tunic. It’s a sweet, simple dress that will get a lot of wear this summer!
This same dress was hanging in the Ink & Arrow Booth at Quilt Con, and I have to say, the wholesale orders have been rolling in! Such a cute sew!
This next project uses the amazing floral from the line! Sketchbook Garden boasts that lovely lilac again, with splashes of seafoam and salmon. It pairs well with the Pixie Dots (Square Dot Blender) and Set Vines, both in Lilac.
This is our Addie Jo Skirt pattern, and I’ve used the simple ruffle view and added a hemband that was a smidge longer. I just had to figure out how to use ALL of the purples.
This is a great addition to any Spring wardrobe! And right now, through the end of the tour (April 12), when you buy either the Ava Tie Top Dress Pattern or the Addie Jo Skirt Pattern, you get the other one FREE! Just order one in my Etsy shop, and I’ll automatically send both!
My time has come to an end today, but I’m leaving you with one last thing: the GIVEAWAY! Ink & Arrow is generously providing a bundle of this fun fabric for one of our readers! The winner will also get their choice of an Izzy & Ivy PDF pattern. Simply head enter below through Rafflecopter, follow the prompts, and sit patiently by your email to see if you’ve won! The contest is open worldwide, and entries will run through 12 a.m. EST on April 13, 2017. Winner will be chosen at random and notified via email, where they will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
Be sure to check out all of the stops along the tour, and get inspired with Ink & Arrow Fabrics!