Bush Gum Blossoms Blog Tour

I'm so excited because today is my stop on the Bush Gum Blossoms Blog Tour. This tour includes two gorgeous new fabric lines from the very talented Amanda Brandl for Kennard and Kennard Fabrics- Bush Gum Blossoms and Taking Flight. These are her debut lines and they are arriving in shops now.
They are the prettiest Australian themed fabrics I've seen and they will bring a bit of our gorgeous homeland to your sewing rooms and projects. Bush Gum Blossoms includes the soft subtle hues of our native blossoms, gum nuts and eucalyptus trees and Taking Flight is rich and vibrant with flying magpies, cockatoos and native Australian flora.
I was immediately drawn to the Bush Gum Blossoms fabric and chose these for my projects, but once I started seeing all the Taking Flight projects come to life it was a case of "I want what she's having". Taking Flight is stunning and I'm in love with Michelle's little girls dress and purse HERE and Sarah's gorgeous quilt HERE.
I'd never used Kennard and Kennard fabric before so I was in for a treat. The first thing you notice is the fresh and vibrant colours and the intricacy of each design.  The fabric is super soft to touch and the quality is amazing. Its beautiful to sew with and the colours work so well together. Bush Gum Blossoms will definitely bring a touch of Spring and Summer to all of your quilting projects.
I decided to use my Stellar Lamp Mat pattern to create some beautiful mats for our sunroom. I made each mat in a different colour way and it really shows how versatile the fabric is. They look stunning as a set but individually they bring their own sweetness to a table top or shelf.
They are almost a little too cute to cover with a lamp but they also look fantastic under a collection of candles or an oil burner.
I love the softness of the colours and how subtle they are in our home decor. Its hard for me to choose my favorite colour way but I think I'm leaning towards the one with the green bindings.
I used my favorite large print in the collection as the backing of each mat and I quilted each one with some of my FMQ flowers to add some gorgeous texture.
As Australian's, we are very proud of our native flora and fauna and now you can add a little of it to your own home with these beautiful fabrics. Amanda is sharing snippets of some of her upcoming fabric ranges and they look amazing. I noticed a little wombat in one photo she posted, so as her ranges grow you will be able to experience all the beauty Australia has to offer.
If you head over to Amanda's website, she has a list of stockists selling her fabric in store and online, so its nice and easy for you to source some for your next project.
My Stellar Lamps Mat pattern is in the current issue of Handmade Magazine. Since sharing them a few weeks ago, I've had inquiries about purchasing the PDF pattern. It will be available in my shops around July, but I will let you know more about that when its listed.
The blog tour is coming to end but click on the links below to see the amazing projects that have been sewn with these beautiful fabrics so far:

Wednesday March 14th: Sarah Scott | Piccolo Studio
Thursday March 15th: Kylie | Wombat & Poss
Friday March 16th: Ali Phillips | Arabesque Scissors
Monday March 19th: Kellie | sewMimi.K
Tuesday March 20th: Robyn MacWilliam | Bumblebee Boutique
Wednesday March 21st: Michelle Hickson | Cole and Taffy
Thursday March 22nd: Anne Boundy | Said With Love
Friday March 23rd: Ange Hamilton | A Little Patchwork
Monday March 26th: Vickie Zaleski | Crocheting Vixen
Tuesday March 27th: Wendy Gontier |Wehago Designs
Wednesday March 28th: Elise Baek | Elise & Emilie
Thursday March 29th: Samantha Green | For The Love of Fabric
Friday March 30th: Sharon Burgess | Lilabelle Lane Creations
Monday April 2nd: Rose Johnston | Threadbare Creations
Tuesday April 3rd: Jess & Laura | Two of a Kind
Wednesday April 4th: Raylee Bielenberg | Sunflower Stitcheries
Thursday April 5th: Blog Wrap up and thank you!

And don't forget to keep following the blog tour and check out what Jess and Laura from Two Of A Kind are sharing tomorrow :)
Thanks so much to Amanda and Kennard and Kennard Fabrics. I thoroughly enjoyed working with these gorgeous fabrics and it was an honour to be a part of this blog tour :)
Happy blog hopping :)

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