Kismet: You'll fall in love


Good morning Hoppers! It's day 4 of the

Kismet Blog Hop and we have some fun things to share with you from Swan Amity Studios.

Let me tell you, Quilting Friends, I love this line of fabric and I have no doubt you will too! It's luscious. Tamarini and Island Batik have hit it out of the park this year with this bright and beautiful collection.

When I started working with Kismet, I immediately found it hard to choose from all of the lovely options, so I created a pattern that would allow me to use a variety of fabrics. I also wanted them to shine with their full brilliance, so I paired them with a white background to allow them to pop off the surface of the project.

For those of you that love circles and simple piecing, visit my site to find Bagatelle and enjoy how well it pairs with Kismet and a pale or a dark background fabric.

Bagatelle contains a number of appliqued circles and today I'd love to give you a tiny project that will help you practice your circles and to give you some methods to use for their creation. I'll walk you through the steps for using Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Circles or for using the freezer paper starch method of appliqued circles creation.

Here you'll see all the necessary tools and fabric to make a small pincushion. I chose two colors of fabric for the large circles (a 6" square of each option) and 6 colors of fabric for the small circles. Aurifil recently created 10 spools of 28wt threads that pair with Kismet. If you like a bit of hand stitched embellishments in your work, you will love this collection.