When the lovely people at Stitch Craft Create asked if I would like to take part in the Blog Hop for British designer Beth Studley's new fabric range Radiance and ebook, Mini Patchwork Projects, I jumped in with both feet!
Beth Studley is a fabric, quilting and sewing pattern designer from the UK, her first fabric collection was released just 2 years ago. She has already made a name for herself as an extremely talented fabric designer. Radiance is inspired by antique crochet and lace, yet the colours she has used give it a modern feel.
And there is something for everyone in the little ebook, Mini Patchwork Projects, with projects from beginner level to those for the more adventurous sewist! If you are feeling unsure of where to start Beth has even teamed up with the folks at Stitch Craft Create to make a super tutorial video to accompany the book and you can buy these together as a bundle. Watch a preview here.
I had a beautiful bundle of Beths new fabric line Radiance to play with and the prints do not disappoint. The colours are rich and saturated and the balance of prints is just right, with some great small scale prints that are just perfect for piecing along with lovely large focal prints.
One pattern from the ebook caught my eye immediately. The Curvy Coaster set uses foundation paper piecing and curved piecing together to a really dazzling effect!
The piecing looked fun, if perhaps a bit challenging and I thought it would be a nice way to use several of the prints from the range. To mix it up a little I chose to make the four quadrants into one unit rather than 4 separate coasters. I used the Noodlehead Open Wide pouch as a loose basis and made the foundation pieced panel into a useful little zip pouch.
My curved foundation piecing needs some work but I am delighted with the overall effect. The Radiance fabrics work really well in the project and a little bit of gold faux leather adds a touch of luxe.
If you want to get your hands on some Radiance fabric of your very own you can shop the entire collection here, and you can enter the competition to win a fat quarter bundle along with a copy of the ebook by entering over here.