Sunday, September 01, 2013

Waverize It!

I'm delighted to take part in "Waverize It!" a fabric challenge for bloggers sponsored by Waverly Fabrics and Jo-Ann Fabrics and Craft Stores. This challenge is in celebration of National Sewing Month in September and Waverly's 90th Anniversary! Participating bloggers were challenged to think outside the box and transform something in their lives through sewing, using Waverly fabrics. I love me a challenge...

Waverly's beautiful "Button Blooms Confetti" was the inspiration for my project. Its bold, vibrant colors reminded me of a meadow of wildflowers...

... so, I decided to plant a child's play tent in that meadow of flowers and let those blossoms climb up the sides of the tent!

Wonder-Under (a double-sided paper-backed fusible web) was used to adhere the "Button Blooms Confetti" fabric to the chevron print.

I pressed a long strip of Wonder-Under to the Waverly Fabric, then used scissors to cut around the flowers. The paper on the back of the fusible web was removed and the flowery fabric was positioned and ironed onto the right side of the chevron print.

I had a little fabric left over, so I made a coordinating pillow. I imagine this tent will be used for quiet times and for noisy play times!

I love how the bold, vibrant flowers in this Waverly fabric look like they are growing up the sides of the tent...

This Waverize It! blogger contest has been fun for me to participate in, but here's the good news. In September Jo-Ann and Waverly are hosting a

open to all consumers. This contest helps celebrate National Sewing Month in September and Waverley's 90th Anniversary! The grand prize for the Facebook contest is $1000 in Waverly fabric and a $250 Jo-Ann gift card! Start dreaming how you can Waverize something in your life.

Click here to enter the Waverize It! Facebook Contest 

Good luck!

Click here for my complete tutorial on how to make this tent!