category: bonnie christine design

sweet as honey grand giveaway! (4)

hello, lovelies! i’m so excited to personally offer you a grand giveaway today! i’ve bundled up a big stack of my latest fabric collection, sweet as honey, and i’m ready to send it to one of you creative ladies (or gents!). enter to win 1 yard of each piece of sweet as honey in your choice of colorways (see below). that’s 10 yards total- valued at over $120!

before we get to the fun part, i wanted to share with you a little about the inspiration behind the collection. i happily designed sweet as honey while we were living in this sunny cottage on the central coast of california (we’re now snuggled up in the mountains of north carolina!). the days were always sunny and the weather was always perfect. in fact, it was like a little slice of heaven! i gardened year round and always had fresh flowers ready to pick. i spent most of my time outdoors, soaking up nature in all it’s glory. our tiny town also just happened to have the sweetest honey i’ve ever tasted in my life. i purchased it from a local farmer and could eat it by the spoonfulls! in fact, i love it so much that i still have my friends mail me a jar every now and again. it rarely rained, but when it did i soaked up every drop. birds could be seen flying over the vineyard in front of our cottage at any given moment. it was the perfect place to dream up this fabric line and i’m so happy to share it with you. i hope it brings a little sunshine to home!

sweet as honey grand giveaway! (1)


enter to win: 10 yards of sweet as honey (1 yard of each 10 pieces of fabric in the colorway of your choice).

deadline: giveaway will end monday, april 21st at 12am, eastern standard time. the winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on this post shortly after.

to enter: comment on this post letting us know what aspect of your life is sweet as honey?

additional ways to enter:

>> like going home to roost on facebook.

>> share giveaway on twitter and include the handle @gohometoroost and hashtag #sweetashoney

>> share either giveaway image on pinterest and include hashtags #goinghometoroost & #bonniechristine

be sure to leave a new comment for each additional entry so it counts (limit of 4 comments per person)!

good luck! xox, bonnie

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25 sweet as honey projects

the sweet as honey blog tour ended last week and i have to say, it’s been a little bitter sweet {as honey}. for 25 days, i woke up each morning anxious to see what each maker had featured on their blog. from quilts and pillows to pinwheels and tote bags- every project was so pretty!

i want to send a huge thank you to each of the lovely ladies who participated. you are all so talented and creative and i was honored to have you on the sweet as honey tour. it’s a very special feeling to see something made with my fabrics and you all went above and beyond with your projects. i’m grateful for each of you and so inspired by your creativity! xox, bonnie

here’s a recap of all 25 of the projects!

1) hexagon beehive mini quiltJennifer | Hopeful Homemaker
2) divided basketJessica | Haile and Co
3) harvest apronMeg | Milk and Rhubarb
4) bowed bandanasMeghan | Eat Live Make
5) paper pieced mini quiltSarah | Crinkle Love
6) bee skep pillowAmy | During Quiet Time
7) flower hexagon pillowCorey | Little Miss Shabby
8) starflower quiltAmanda | Material Girl Quilts
9) feathered arrow quiltSarah | No Hats in the House
10) quilted ipad pouch Caroline | Sew Caroline
11) rose starsAle | Golden Willow Quilts
12) painted fabricEmily | Beautiful Hello Blog
13) scalloped tea napkinsMelissa | Lulu The Baker
14) courthouse steps pillowNancy | Owen’s Oliva
15) pillowcasesBonnie (that’s me!) | Going Home to Roost
16) granny’s pocketbookCindy | School House Patterns
17) table runnerMelissa | Missouri Mel
18) bonnie drawstring project bag Shannon | Very Shannon
19) knitting needle caseHeidi | Hands Occupied
20) fabric covered chairsBarb | Knack Studios
21) tote bagCaitlin | Salty Oat
22) spring pin wheelsKaren | Celebrate Life With Us
23) patchwork quiltKellie | Craft Nurse Quilt
24) hot/cold packs Krista | Everyday Miija
25) fabric covered notebooksApril San Pedro | I Am Artisan

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sweet as honey pillow cases (6)

hey everyone! i’m so excited that TODAY is my turn to contribute to the sweet as honey blog tour! (yes, i put myself on the schedule. i couldn’t resist joining in on the fun! #dork.) i’ve been determined to spruce up our guest room for a while now and decided that the all white bed needed some colorful pillow cases and lots of pillows. i mean, can you ever have too many pillows? i actually made 8 pillow cases, but that many pillows on the bed just looked ridiculous. so six it is.

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for this project, i used missouri star quilting co’s super easy video tutorial on how to make a tube pillow case. i also (of course) used my latest fabric line sweet as honey and even threw in a little of my first line, reminisce. see it? since the video does such a great job showing step by step instructions, i decided not to include a tutorial here but instead direct you to their video. you can watch it here.

to prep for this project though, all you need is:

- 3/4 yard for the case
- 9″ coordinating strip for the cuff
- 2″ coordinating strip for the trim

there’s a really fun trick to this project that i can’t quite wrap my brain around. basically, you roll everything up into a tube, sew a little and out comes a pillow case. (haha!) the video tutorial does a nice job at explaining the entire process though and it’s very easy to follow.

sidenote: you could also easily use this technique to make pretty hemmed curtains, table runners, skirts and more!

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i think it has added just the right punch of color to this room (though i should probably go a head and apologize to all of david’s cycling buddies that will be staying here, surrounded by flowers. sorry guys!).

sweet as honey pillow cases (1)

if you haven’t already, be sure to hop on the sweet as honey blog tour! we’re about half way through and it’s been so much fun to see what everyone is making! be sure to check out nancy’s beautiful pillow on owen’s olivia from yesterday and follow the tour on monday with cindy’s project over on schoolhouse patterns. you can also catch up and see the full schedule here.

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sweet as honey blog tour

February 28, 2014

pssst.. UPDATE! see a recap of all 25 projects here.

sweet as honey blog tour (2)

are you ready to be ultra-inspired?! i’m tickled pink to announce the sweet as honey blog tour! join us each day during the month of march as talented makers from all over the world share their projects made from sweet as honey. check out the full schedule below to see who will be posting each day.

want to join the fun? share you own projects on twitter and instagram using hashtags #sweetashoney and #sahblogtour

sweet as honey by bonnie christine

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>> blog posts will be linked daily as the are posted <<

Monday March 3rdJennifer | Hopeful Homemaker
Tuesday March 4thJessica | Haile and Co
Wednesday March 5thMeg | Milk and Rhubarb
Thursday March 6thMeghan | Eat Live Make
Friday March 7thSarah | Crinkle Love
Monday March 10thAmy | During Quiet Time
Tuesday March 11thCorey | Little Miss Shabby
Wednesday March 12thAmanda | Material Girl Quilts
Thursday March 13thSarah | No Hats in the House
Friday March 14thCaroline | Sew Caroline
Monday March 17thAle | Golden Willow Quilts
Tuesday March 18thEmily | Beautiful Hello Blog
Wednesday March 19thMelissa | Lulu The Baker
Thursday March 20thNancy | Owen’s Oliva
Friday March 21stBonnie (that’s me!) | Going Home to Roost
Saturday March 22ndCindy | School House Patterns
Monday March 24thMelissa | Missouri Mel
Tuesday March 25th Shannon | Very Shannon
Wednesday March 26thHeidi | Hands Occupied
Thursday March 27thBarb | Knack Studios
Friday March 28thCaitlin | Salty Oat
Saturday March 29thKaren | Celebrate Life With Us
Monday March 31stKellie | Craft Nurse Quilt
Tuesday April 1st Krista | Everyday Miija
Wednesday April 2ndApril San Pedro | I Am Artisan

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sweet as honey southeast tour - see you there!

as you might have heard over on facebook and instagram, sweet as honey is hitting the road! i’m so excited to debut my new fabric line and meet and greet with you all at your local quilt and fabric shops. we’ll be showcasing a large trunk show full of beautiful projects, present a couple of demos and chit chat about the ins and outs of designing fabric before we close the day a sweet giveaway. it’s going to be so much fun!

you’ll see our schedule on the flyer above. can’t wait to see you there!

p.s. new to sweet as honey? jump in the sweet as honey lookbook to get inspired!

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the honey pot quilt - free quilt pattern + kits available! (1)

hello, loves! i’m so pleased to share with you the quilt for my latest fabric collection, sweet as honey. the honey pot quilt is a free pattern (click here to download) that goes together quickly with machine piecing and no binding. because this design keeps the integrity of the hexagon shapes around the edges, the finished look is both unique and stunning.  the finished size of the quilt is 65″ x 70″ – perfect for your sofa or afternoon picnic!

the honey pot quilt - free quilt pattern + kits available!

in addition to the free quilt pattern, we’re so excited to also offer die-cut hexagon kits that include all 260 hexagons! both colorways are offered, spring harvest and autumn harvest. purchasing the kit let’s you skip all the tedious hexagon cutting and let’s you get right to the fun part- sewing!

the honey pot quilt - free quilt pattern + kits available!

the honey pot quilt - free quilt pattern + kits available!

the honey pot quilt kits include all the hexagons needed for the quilt, as well as the pattern and a die cut template for marking the sewing dots. visit a stitch in time to see more and grab your kit!

the honey pot quilt - free quilt pattern + kits available!

click on the image above to download the free project sheet for the honey pot quilt.

the honey pot quilt - free quilt pattern + kits available!

the honey pot quilt - free quilt pattern + kits available!

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reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

hello, lovelies! though i’ve shared my latest fabric collection reminisce with you before, today i want to highlight one of my favorite projects from the collection: the sentimentalities quilt. my mom, maxine ramey and i worked together to design it and she pieced and quilted it for me.


1. The quality or condition of being excessively or affectedly sentimental.
2. A sentimental idea or an expression of it.

reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

it’s also a free downloadable pattern! you can download the pdf pattern right here from art gallery fabrics. the dresdon plate in the middle is easier than it looks (i promise!) and you’ll have the quilt top together in no time.

sentimentalities quilt fabric requirements

above are the fabric requirements for the quilt and coordinating sku numbers. if you’re interested in grabbing some of the fabric, you can either check your local fabric store for availability or purchase it online from hawthorne threads. the sentimentalities quilt finishes out to be 66″ x 66″. it’s the perfect size to throw on a bed or curl up under on the couch!

reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

fabric collection: reminisce by bonnie christine (that’s me!)
photography by art gallery fabrics
photo shoot features the lovely laura grosso

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today, my mom and i are traveling back from spring quilt market, and it was AHmazing! i wanted to pop in with a few pictures from our trip, my booth for reminisce and the process of setting up and breaking down for the booth. i hope you enjoy this quick recap!

bonnie christine | spring quilt market booth (1)

my finished booth!

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setting up (what a mess!).

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my mom is such a sweetie. she stenciled the entire back wall of my booth with my new falling daisies stencil. it was hard work but it turned out so pretty!

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bonnie christine | spring quilt market booth (3)

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bonnie christine | spring quilt market booth (6)

bonnie christine | spring quilt market booth (7)

bonnie christine | spring quilt market booth (8)

after only 3 short days, it was time to break down!

the art gallery fabrics girls! bonnie christine (that’s me!), leah duncan, pat bravo, bari j, jeni baker and angela walters

my first experience having a booth at quilt market was so fun and incredibly inspiring. i’m not sure that i know what to do with myself now that’s it’s over! i was able to meet so many lovely people and experience the joy of quilt market from a whole new perspective.

next week i’ll already be putting the finishing touches on my next collection for art gallery fabrics which will debut this fall. i’m so excited about it, i can’t wait to let you start seeing little tidbits of it!

thanks so much for your support and general all around sweetness. you guys are the best. xox, bonnie

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