Wednesday, July 23, 2014

PB&J, Multimedia Style

I’ve been enamored with Basic Grey’s PB&J line, for Moda, since its debut a year or two ago. So when I won a stack of PB&J mini-charms from my local quilt shop, I was pretty psyched and started plotting what I would do with them.

 
During a visit to the Moda Bake Shop, I discovered Cheryl Brickey’s Candy Circle quilt. It was one thing to view selections from PB&J on the bolt or flipping through my little deck of mini-charms, but now having finished piecing my Candy Circle top, I have a whole new appreciation for the line.


When I look at the color palette, I feel as if I’m viewing it through an Instagram filter: the geometrics and florals seem to have the slightest of sepia undertones. Gosh, it’s crazy pretty.

Before I was a sewer, I was a paper crafter, and it just so happens that I have a stack of PB&J in paper form. I couldn’t resist … I need some blank cards, stuff I can use for thank-yous and such, so I made some simple quilting-inspired cards. See—I made a quilt and cards using them same designs from Basic Grey! (Clearly, I am easily amused.)


There is a constant stream of amazing fabric lines being released. I have to let so many of them pass me by. After all, there’s only so much time in the day to sew, and I try to confine my stash to an oversized dresser drawer (and a big plastic bin and a few bags here and there). I’m glad I got to work with PB&J—in different media, at that!—before it disappears from store shelves.

A word on our sponsor: A thank-you to the biggest sponsor of From Bolt to Beauty, my husband, who kindly took my older son on a 400-mile road trip, allowing me to get serious sewing and crafting done this week. I promise to rid Mantown of all craft paraphernalia before your return!

Linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday and ...

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7 comments:

  1. That is an adorable little quilt and I love your cards!

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  2. I used to paper craft too.. and have a 6 x 6 of pb& j I got before I knew they made it in fabric.. love how your candy circle turned out! Totally lovely.. your cards are amazing too! Thanks for sharing and linking! Kathi

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  3. Oh Michelle, that is gorgeous! I have taken to keeping tabs on what you are up to on your blog and was so pleased to see your quilt on Needle and Thread! I too love Basic Grey fabrics and the way you used them is wonderful!

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  4. Candy Circle quilt is great! I just love it and I am with you the fabric line Basic Grey's is beautiful!

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  5. What a fabulous quilt, Michelle! Love that PB & J! You chose the perfect pattern to show it off. And those handmade cards are so special! Well done!

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  6. This is great ... I have some PB & J that I have no idea what to do with! This would work :)

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