the denim studio by agf

earlier this year, i had the privilege of hosting the first blog tour for the denim studio by art gallery fabrics.  since then, art gallery fabrics has released new prints, colors, and fabrications to this already awesomely curated collection of denim blues.  sarah, from sariditty homemade, is our fabulous host for this tour and i'm up first.

inspired by amy sinibaldi of nana company's #asdesignchallenge, i decided to embrace the perfectly imperfect and create not one, but two mini quilts with some of my favorites from the new collection.  the new denim prints: vice versa, fading dartsrosebud falls, arctic avens, combined with the super soft outland yarns solids in white, rose feather, deep ocean, and endless paradise make the most delicious combination.  but seriously, they're all perfect together!

amy's design challenge was perfect for these minis.  a large block really let's the fabrics shine!  for the one mini, i made 10.5'' half-triangles, offset in the background with organic straight-line machine quilting and embellished with hand-quilting.  for the second mini, i made 8.5'' half-triangles, lined up with each other and organic straight-line machine quilting.  i love the combination of the denim prints with the outland yarns solids.  there's just something really delicate and light with these came together.

trust me, creating something perfectly imperfect is hard.  i always strive to accurately piece, starch if necessary, and only press, not iron (oh how i love to iron).  but there was something magically about letting go and organically letting these two minis shine on their own.  just like any art medium, it's subjective, but what i love is the romantic story these two pieces tell.  anyway you hang them, there's something new and sweet to explore.

i hope you'll follow along this week, there's so many more awesome designs coming your way!

monday- christopher, that's me!

tuesday - nicole

wednesday - sarah

thursday - jenn

friday - mathew

follow along on instagram using the hashtag #AGFdenimtour2point0 and #thedenimstudiobyAGF

{a special thanks to my lovely model, Ashley!}

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