Sunday, April 26, 2015

Skopelos Fabric Blog Tour


Have you seen the new line of fabrics for Art Gallery by Katarina Roccella? It's called Skopelos and it's light, breezy and beautiful.


The line is inspired by Katarina's family trips to the Greek island of Skopelos and I wanted to make something that seemed island worthy. I mean, when I think of Greece I imagine white, sun bleached buildings with ocean breezes making light and airy window curtains dance. This quilt evokes that for me.


I used 10 prints and two coordinating solids from the line. Using a 1/2 yard of each, I cut 288 5"x5" squares and sewed them in a totally random fashion. I sewed 19 rows of 15 squares each leaving me with a twin sized quilt measuring 67.5"x 85.5".  Which, in case you want to make one just like it, you only need an additional 1/2 yard of fabric for the binding.


This fabric is gorgeous and it's worth a minute to check out all the other things people are making with it on the blog tour. 


 LYNNE GOLDSWORTHY - April 20th
 ALLEGORY LANHAM – April 21st
 ERICA TOOLE - April 22nd
 RACHAEL GANDER - April 23th
 AMY FRIEND - April 24th
 MARIJA VUJČIĆ - April 25th
 DANA BOLYARD - April 26th  YOU'RE HERE! 
 ERICA JACKMAN - April 27th
 JESSICA ALEXANDRAKIS - April 28th
 SVETLANA SOTAK - April 29th
 KATHLEEN RIGGINS - April 30th
 APRIL RHODES - May 1st
 PAUL HALLINGER - May 2nd
 SHARON MCCONNELL - May 3rd
 CAROLINE HULSE – May 4th
 JANE DAVIDSON – May 5th

And if you're on Twitter or Instagram be sure to check out #skopelosfabrics and #skopelostourgiveaway for more inspiration and prizes.

-dana

9 comments:

Jacque. said...

oh, it does evoke those island worthy images! It is beautiful.

Christine S said...

Beautiful!!

Kar said...

Patchwork always does justice to gorgeous fabric. : )

Katarina said...

This is so stunning!!!!! Thank you so much Dana, I am loving it so much!!!! xxx

Jessica said...

Beautiful quilt. I love the colors. They really work well with one another.

diane said...

This looks like a really really pretty line at fabric

Kelly O. said...

I've never made a patchwork quilt before. You've inspired me to just dig in to my Anna Maria Horner stash and chop it up:) Your quilt shows the fabrics beautifully!

Dena said...

You're so dang good

Laura Chaney said...

Love the pops of bright colors in this quilt! Beautiful fabric!