Hillarys Blinds Country Craft CompetitionMonday, March 24, 2014
For the past month of so, Hillarys Blinds have been running a competition featuring four of their newest fabric designs. The brief itself was pretty basic, make something using a 100x100cm piece of fabric, blog about it, and have the chance to win £1000. I figured it wouldn't hurt to give it a go!
Out of the four patterns available I preferred the "Blue Teal Parade" and "Patina Pewter", and after some deliberation decided to go for the more colourful and feminine peacock print to take me out of my monochrome comfort zone.
I used my fabric to create a fabric covered memo/note board for my room as somewhere to tuck away all my lose tickets and bits & pieces while adding a bit of decoration to my still unpainted walls.
To create my memo board I used:
- My 100x100cm piece of fabric
- A3 foam board
- Sheet wadding
- A Stapler
- A handful of Embellishment Split Pins
I found a thin blue ribbon that went nicely with the colours of the fabric and laid out a diamond pattern, taped them in place, then stapled the ends to the back, pulling it tightly to create a quilted effect and enough tension to hold photos/paper in. I added an extra loop of ribbon on the top back to hang the piece with.
To add a little extra detail I used embellished Jewel split pins, which I pushed through where the ribbons crossed. I actually had planned to use some matching handmade buttons, but I felt the jewels looked better.