Hello Button friends! I have something a little different to share with you today. As you know, this month we are featuring the Twilight fabric collection for 1 Canoe 2. Did you know that 1 Canoe 2 also has a papercrafting line featuring Twilight too? It is such a gorgeous collection that includes beautiful papers and really fun die cut embellishments, stickers, and washi tapes. We thought it would be fun to share some papercrafting ideas for you this month that combine the Dream button box with the paper collection.
There are so many things to love about using Splendid Sampler quilt blocks for mini-pillows like the ones we feature in our Words with Buttons projects. I love that my piecing skills are getting a workout by trying out so many different block patterns (finally, a workout I can love!). I also love that quilt blocks call for such a variety of fabrics than other styles of pillows would (I have 5 different prints in this one!). And finally, I love that they challenge me to think outside the box (or maybe inside the box in this case) when it comes to finding different ways to finish my blocks into pillows. Read on to find out why I decided to use boxed corners on this pillow!
I shared yesterday how much I love the mix of fireflies, moths, and colors in the Twilight fabric collection. Today I want to gush a bit about the florals. They are so soft, feminine, and well… dreamy! I love that the flowers have vivid splashes of color and are contrasted against the beautiful shades of the night sky. For this month’s monogram, I chose a dark blue brushstroke-solid fabric that stands out in bold contrast to the soft colors I chose for the pillow. The combination is simply DREAMY! I confess, I made this month’s pillow for myself because the Twilight fabrics are my favorite! I hope you love sewing with them as much as I do!
Some of my favorite childhood memories are the summer nights I spent catching fireflies with my brothers. It always felt like capturing a bit of magic in a jar. When I first saw the Twilight fabric collection from 1 Canoe 2 I was instantly taken back to those memories. The artwork in this fabric collection is so inspiring! In fact the mix of fireflies, moths, and the colors of summer nights inspired me to create an appliqué jar so that I could once again capture a bit of firefly button magic in a jar!
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