Today I am thrilled to be a stop on the blog hop for Shannon Brinkley’s Dryad fabric collection with Fabri-Quilt. I first met Shannon because of our shared love of appliqué–her first book with Stash Books came out just before mine, and once I was aware of it and her unique collaged appliqué technique, I knew I had to meet her. Shannon’s new fabric collection is also informed by her love of appliqué, and comes complete with a focal print that mimics her collaged technique.
I also had the pleasure of being on the blog tour for Shannon’s book, Scrappy Bits Appliqué, for which I made a project using her collage technique. This technique informs her fabric collection, which comprises various prints and colorways that work harmoniously together. Tonal prints are one of my favorite types of fabrics to work with, and Dryad offers them in abundance. As I worked with the collection, one of the things I noticed was the variation in hues among the prints, which lends depth and interest to any composition that incorporates all of them.
I’d had an idea for a quilt floating around in my head for a while, and when Shannon approached me to make a project featuring her Dryad collection, it was apparent that this was the perfect design. I worked with a Snack Pack of 2.5″ strips of her fabrics, which allowed me to piece the fabrics that I would use for the appliqued leaves, lending additional interest and movement to the final quilt design. I quilted the quilt with a woodgrain pattern, as suggested by Shannon’s focus on trees throughout her collection. This was my first attempt at this free motion quilting motif, and I’m tremendously happy with how it turned out.
Having selected many, many fabrics for appliqué, I can say with confidence that Shannon’s tone-on-tone prints are perfectly suited to this…er…application. And as a thank you for reading along, you can find this out for yourself, as Fabri-Quilt is giving away a bundle of Dryad fabrics to a lucky reader. For this giveaway, Fabri-Quilt would like you to sign up to follow their blog, Inspired by Fabric. Once you’ve signed up, comment here to be entered in the drawing. Entries will be open until midnight on Friday, Feb. 12, and I’ll announce the winner on Saturday, February 13. This blog hop also offers other chances to win, including a copy of Shannon’s book and a collection of Aurifil threads that coordinate with her fabrics, so make sure you check out the other stops on the hop!
2/2 Shannon Brinkley, The Bottle Tree
2/3 Fabri-Quilt, Inspired by Fabric
2/4 Angela Walters, Quilting is My Therapy
2/8 Casey York, The Studiolo
2/9 C & T Publishing
2/10 Rebecca Bryan, Bryan House Quilts
2/11 Stacey Day, Stacey in Stitches
2/12 Kristi Schroeder, Initial K Studio
Any design with birds is a winner with me. Thanks for showcasing Dryad in it.
Love your beatific quilt design.
Casey, your quilt took my breath away! It is stunning! You’re right that the Dryad fabrics were a perfect choice to create this project. thank you for sharing. I am a Bloglovin follower of Inspried by Fabric.
Beautiful quilt!! I love it.
I signed up for their newsletter so would love to get a chance on this giveaway.
Seeing the fabric used in many designs make me know that I can really use this fabric. I am a follower.
This is just so lovely! Great job.
Love your quilt using Dryad. I follow Inspired by fabric by email.
Beautiful quilt. I especially love the background quilting – never would have thought of that!
Lovely!! I follow by bloglovin!!
I follow Inspired by Fabric blog by email. Your appliqué is lovely in these fabrics. Thanks for sharing.
I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog on Bloglovin.
Oooh!! I love this!!! It is beautiful and has given me an idea for a gift to make for my aunt!!! Thanks for inspiring! I am already signed up with Inspired by Fabric, thanks!!!
Love it! I signed up to follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin’.
Following their blog. Cute quilt.
Love your project. I already follow Inspired By Fabrics. Thank you for sharing.
I have followed Inspired by Fabric for awhile now. Love them!! Also love this line of fabric! :)
I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog by GFC and email. I have been enjoying this hop and all the gorgeous Dryad fabrics. Your quilt is fantastic, the two toned leaves are really lovely!
love what you did and I signed up for the newsletter
Lovely applique quilt. I love fabric with words incorporated into the print.
This is beautiful, I’ve been wanting to try a bird themed quilt for a while now.
I’m following now too.
Your quilt is stunning- love the pieced leaves and the quilting is beautiful! I love the blue the bird is made from- my favorite print from this line (along with the text/ poem print!).
I follow; great quilt!
I love the bird and branch applique! I have been following the Fabri-Quilt blog for a long time,
This is gorgeous. Love the bird. I am signed up for emails from their blog.
I love your quilt! The fabrics fit perfectly! I have never tried this and would like to learn more. I have also signed up for their blog emails. Wonder how much more I can absorb! lol….
I have joined Inspired by fabric and enjoy your blog also. Love the tree branch and bird. Hope you find my name as I do like these new fabrics.
I am following inspired by fabric via blog lovin. Love how you have used the fabrics, they work perfectly x
Signed up for their newsletter so would love to get a chance on this giveaway. Love your projects!
I have already signed up for their newsletter! Love this fabric! Love Love your quilt!
SO BEAUTIFUL…I FOLLOW INSPIRED BY FABRIC BY EMAIL
I really like the color combinations for the leaves.
I follow the blog Inspired by Fabric. Thank you.
I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.
Love Shannon’s fabric line!!!! Have her book but haven’t gotten to any projects:( Maybe this year??? Hope so!!!!
I already get their newsletter.
What a delightful quilt. Your beautiful quilting in the background really adds to it.
Oh, and I am signed up for Inspired by Fabric and have been for quite a long time!
I already get Newsletter & Follow their Blog too. Thanks for chance to win! :)
LOOOOOVE your quilt! Soooo Creative..is Beautiful!!!!
I LOVE your quilt using the dryad fabrics. I follow on bloglovin. thanks you for the chance to own some of this beautiful fabric
I follow inspired by fabric on bloglovin. Your use of the fabrics in the leaves of your quilt really show this fabric off.
What a lovely design and use of the Dryad fabrics. I especially love anything with fanciful birds! I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.
Love your design! I am already a follower.
Really like your quilt!! Love how you pieced fabric for the leaves, etc. I already follow Inspired By Fabric on bloglovin’ as well as by email so I don’t miss a thing! Thank you.
I am all signed up, beautiful FMQ’ing.
I love everything you’ve done with this line.
What a beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing the giveaway!
I love your choice of fabrics in the leaves. Gorgeous quilt!
I love the fabric choices, especially in the leaves. The edges look so clean & perfect, are you doing needle turn or a fusible method. If fusible, what type do you like? I’m following Inspired By Fabric (and now you) via email.
I love your leaves an blue bird quilt…and the tree quilting just adds motion to it…I follow Inspired by Fabric by email…..Thank you for letting us get a look at your talents…..
I love everything about your quilt from the fabric choice to the design to the quilting! I am so ready for Spring and this takes me there. Perfection! Rina
Your quilt is lovely! I follow their blog and get the newsletter too! thanks!
Trees and leaves are some of my favorite quilt subjects (along with birds) so this is right up my alley. I love what you did with these inspiring fabrics!
Forgot to say that I signed up to follow Inspired by Fabric by email too.
I follow Inspired by Fabric by email. Those leave are perfect. Love what you did. Thanks.
I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin.
I surfed here from Inspired by Fabric, after seeing that your project was tree themed. I love trees, forests, birds, and forest creatures, so these charm packs are on my shopping list! Your tree FMQ turned out great and really enhances your lovely design. Great work!
Looks like spring!
Wow, you made a really pretty choice with your pattern and the Dryad collection.
My daughter and I made a wall hanging similar to this.mlove it!
What a beautiful quilt. Those fabrics are a perfect choice.
Oh!! I *love* your quilt! Such a wonderful design, and inspired quilting!! Shannon’s fabrics are perfect for your design!
(I’ve been a long time admirer of Shannon’s work, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her beautiful fabric, Dryad!)
I had already been following Fabri-Quilt’s “Inspired by Fabric” blog by email!… And now I’m following Fabri-Quilt on Instagram, too!
Beautiful quilt! I like how you used different fabrics for each leaf. Thank you for sharing! I’m a long time follower of Inspired by Fabric via email.
These fabrics are perfect for your quilt.
Your quilt is stunning. The fabrics were made for your quilt.
I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin.
I love your branch and bird composition. The wood grain looks wonderful for leaves and the colors are so pretty. Congratulations on a great job with the quilting…love the wood grain pattern you chose to do.
I am a follower of the Inspired by Fabric blog.
Hi Shannon – I’m signed up and so excited to be a part of this event. I love seeing the creative process to designs – thanks for sharing
I sign up. This is my first hop. The fabric is wondeful and the blogs have been a great learning tool.
Love it! Very pretty!
Your quilt is delightful! Beautiful lines and colors! I follow Inspired by Fabric. Thanks for your inspiring post.
I really like the leaves in your quilt and the bluebird of a beauty. The multiprint fabric is wonderfully wild. I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.
I love how you used the beautiful fabrics in your quilt!
I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.
Long time follower of Inspired by Fabric! Love your quilt, simple but impactful!
What a gorgeous quilt! It just sings. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Blogger.
I signed up for email. Love your quilt, the pieced applique leaves are great.
I am following. That fabric is gorgeous!
What a great way to feature these great fabrics. I love the shape of leaves, they have so much potential for fabric use. (abundance)
I love your work! It’s just beautiful!
I already receive the Inspired by Fabrics blog news.
I’m following them on blogloving. Great giveaway!
I did sign up to receive the Inspired by Fabric blog. thanks for the chance to try out the Dryad fabrics, they are lovely. And your quilt is great!
I love your quilt. You are so talented. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. Thanks!
I love your fabric and I love your quilt. Your scrappy appliqué technique is intriguing. I plan to try it.
I’m following Fabri-Quilts blog Inspired by Fabric.
Love the snack pack, and tonals too:) Your applique is aces Casey….applique is somewhat of a 2016 goal for me. Thank you for sharing
This is perfect fabric for two tone leaves! I love your choices and this sweet pattern (and the bluebird too!).
I love this, your leaves are adorable.
I have already signed up. The bird is wonderful. My kind of design.
Your applique design is beautiful, and is perfectly matched to the Dryad fabrics. I follow Inspired by Fabric–and your quilt has inspired me!
Love your use of the Dryad fabric; especially for the leaves. Really adds some depth and interest.
Shannon’s fabrics are lovely, and your quilt is too! I do a lot of hand applique (including a bird on a branch :), but I’m ready to do more by machine. The tree inspired fabrics would perk up my more traditional fabrics! Thanks very much.
I love your quilt, and the wood grain motif looks great! I follow via bloglovin.
I’m a long time follower of fabri-quilt. Beautiful line, awesome projects!
Thanks for the chance to win! I signed up to follow with Ginger_1 at aol dot com. I love your quilt – so sweet and looks simple, but the impact is huge.
I am signed up for their blog under kthurn(at)bektel(dot)com
I follow Fabri-quilt on Blogloving. I love your quilt!
I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin. I would love to sew applique’ as gorgeous as this came out! Thank you, email@example.com
I follow Inspired by Fabrics on Facebook, bloglovin instagram and e-mail. Thank you so much for this tutorial, I love it. I love the tree bark quilting too. crystalbluern at tds dot net
I follow Inspired by Fabric with email. I love the appliqués quilt.
I just signed up for Inspired by Fabric, and look forward to playing with this fabric!!
Love your appliqued quilt. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin.
I just have found this fabric line and I love your use of it in your quilt!
I follow them by email
I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.
Your quilt is so cute! The Dryad fabrics are perfect for it.
I follow Inspired by Fabric via bloglovin. Love this collection. Thanks for the opportunity to win!