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Paradigm Showcase Tour Blog Hop

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Hi everyone!  I have a totally new (for me) kind of post today.  I am thrilled to be part of an introductory showcase tour for a new fabric line from Hoffman Fabrics.  Yes, fabrics.  NOT my normal medium but I could not say no when I was asked to participate in such an exciting launch.  You see, my friend Sarah Thomas of SARIDITTY is the designer of this new line and I could not be even a little more excited for her.  What a treat to see your own line of designs!  At the bottom of my post I will have a link to her entire Lookbook of products so you can see the full designs and other coordinating accessories from her.

Paradigm card by Jen Timko | Paradigm Fabric by Hoffman Fabrics designed by Sarah Thomas, My Man My Friend Stamp Set by Picket Fence StudiosFirst though, I want to share the projects I made using these fabrics.  To start, I stayed way in my lane and created a card using the pretty designs.  The “extra” that I used was the selvedges from the fabrics themselves.  I cut them off the edges and stitched them together to highlight Sarah’s name, the line and Hoffman.  I thought this would be a special way to congratulate Sarah on this big moment for her.

Paradigm card and Altered Peat Pot by Jen Timko | Paradigm Fabric by Hoffman Fabrics designed by Sarah Thomas, My Man My Friend Stamp Set by Picket Fence StudiosI lined up the selvedges, stitched them and then cut them out using an old butterfly die.  I used some Fray Check on the edges to prevent fraying and then used fabric stabilizer to get more dimension and stability on the fabric.  To frame it, I cut a stitched square from Fog Gray card stock and put some more fabric behind it.  The sentiment seemed perfect and comes from Picket Fence Studios.  I thought that maybe I needed a coordinating project to share so I went back to my archives for inspiration.  I found some rolled flowers that I had done in paper and thought they would be spectacular in fabric.  These designs do not disappoint!

Paradigm Altered Peat Pot by Jen Timko | Paradigm Fabric by Hoffman Fabrics designed by Sarah ThomasAgain, I used an old rolled flower die to cut the fabric.  Each flower has two of the flower cuts to add fullness.  I treated the fabric the same as above and then rolled it up.  I used prewrapped wire “stems” to allow me to place them in a container.  Using another butterfly die (because Sarah’s logo uses butterflies and her designs have them throughout), I created a 3-d version to add to the basket.  I chose a pale print and color to wrap a peat pot which had been haphazardly painted with off white acrylic paint.  Mod Podge secured the fabric to the pot and I tied it up with some seam binding.

Paradigm Altered Peat Pot by Jen Timko | Paradigm Fabric by Hoffman Fabrics designed by Sarah ThomasFinally, I rolled up some of her fabrics to create a little display basket for her booth.  She will be traveling and sharing this line so follow her to find her schedule of events.

I hope you like my creations with this beautiful new line.  Now run over and take a look at the complete collection here:  Hoffman Fabrics Spring 2019 Sarah Thomas Lookbook

Because this is a showcase tour, Sarah has a line up of many designers and sewists to share their creations.  You can visit all these by using the links below or you can also follow on Instagram using #paradigmshowcasetour and #sariditty.

22 April – Cristy Stuhldreher @loveyousew_
23 April – Rebecca Bryan @bryanhousequilts
24 April – Hilary Jordan @byhilaryjordan
25 April – Tiffany Sepulveda @sewtiffany
26 April – Karie Jewell @kariejewell
27 April – Jen Timko @jentimko  <<<—  YOU ARE HERE
28 April – Cheri Lehnow @tinkerellen
29 April – Karen Miller @redbirdquiltco
30 April – Karen O’Connor @ladykquilts
1 May – Nicholas Ball @quiltsfromtheattic
2 May – Nicole Daksiewicz @modernhandcraft
3 May – Nichole Vogelsinger @wildboho
4 May – Kate Toney @toughkittencrafts
5 May – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill @wholecirclestudio
6 May – Karen Tripp @karenthediyaddict
7 May – Isabelle Selak @southbaybella
8 May – Elise Kwon @eliseandemelie
9 May – Jessica Kapitanski @sallietomatopatterns
10 May – Suzy Williams @suzyquilts
11 May – Sarah Thomas @sariditty

I hope you have a great time with this inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping in today. See you again soon.

 


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