category: bonnie christine designs

on air with pat sloan!

i really can’t believe what i’m about to tell you. this monday (april 7th) at 4:00 EST i’m going to be on air with pat sloan for american patchwork and quilting’s LIVE radio show! ee!

i’m tickled pink to be joining pat as we discuss my latest fabric line, the design process, a few of my favorite projects and what’s coming up next for me (exciting!).

join us HERE at 4:00 EST on monday to tune in!

show time: 4pm eastern, 3pm central, 2pm mountain, 1pm pacific

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sweet as honey lookbook

January 28, 2014

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hello, loves! i’m ecstatic to debut the brand new lookbook for sweet as honey, my latest fabric collection for art gallery fabrics!

explore the blooming earth beneath your feet and up in the air through this woodland themed fabric collection. sweet as honey takes you to a place in nature where the birds fly free, and the honey is extra sweet. its newly awakened gardens of flora and fauna flourishes with two organic color palettes featuring tones of powdery amber, sun-kissed tangerine and corals, and hints of leafy green and sky-blue.

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to get inspired, jump into the beautiful lookbook that art gallery fabrics has put together highlighting a range of projects and sewing patterns to try.

to view: click here (or on the image above) to view the lookbook!

sweet as honey lookbook (4) along with the lookbook, be sure to check out the honey pot free quilt pattern! designed and made by my mom (maxie makes) and i. psst. stay tuned for premade quilt kits available from a stitch in time as well- coming soon! 

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sweet as honey lookbook (3)find out if your nearest independent quilt and fabric shop is currently stocking sweet As honey, or if they’re planning to! or, if you’d like to shop online, check out the website list here.

p.s. share your projects by using hashtags #bonniechristine #sweetashoney and #artgalleryfabrics!

 

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the herringbone shuffle

January 23, 2014

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the herringbone shuffle stencil i designed for royal design studio is popping up all over the place, and it’s so fun to see everyone’s projects! you guys are quite the creative crew, you know? here are just a few of the dozens of projects i’ve seen using the herringbone shuffle.

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diy on the cheap

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clockwise: craft interrupted | the cards we drew | mad in crafts

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clockwise: east coast creative | megan brooke handmade | my blessed life

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herringbone wall by the bold abode

below are several more projects made with bonnie christine stencils. seeing them just makes me want to break out my paintbrush and stencil my whole house!

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forest floor damask with fly away with me

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daisy dot

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forest floor damask with diamonds and dots

have you stenciled anything lately? i would love to see your projects, too! and don’t forget, if you would like to grab any of these stencils, going home to roost readers always get 10% using code ‘BONNIE10′ at royal design studio!

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sweet as honey is here!

January 21, 2014

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hello, hello! this tuesday is extra sweet because i get to share with you some very happy news! my new fabric collection, sweet as honey for art gallery fabrics has arrived and is available online & in stores NOW! eee!

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i’ll be posting more about this collection, my inspiration for the designs and several patterns for it soon, but for now i just wanted to share with you my delight in it’s availability. you can check your local quilt shop or specialty fabric shop for it, or buy it online from a stitch in time (my mom’s quilt shop- free shipping!), hawthorne threads or the fat quarter shop (just to name a few).

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the first colorway (above) is called spring harvest. it’s bright and cheery, and reminiscent of freshly picked flowers. the second colorway (below), is called autumn harvest which is both bold and sophisticated. both are just as sweet as honey!

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i can’t wait to share with you all the pretty sewing patterns, quilt designs and inspirations for this collection. stay tuned!

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it's time for fall quilt market!

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my BIG news!

April 9, 2013

reminisce by bonnie christine for art gallery fabrics

hey friends! today i get to FINALLY share my BIG news with you, something i’ve been wanting to do since november (and teasing you along the way)! i am so (so so so so) excited to announce that i am art gallery fabrics newest designer! eeeee!

many of you know, being a fabric designer has been a dream of mine for many years, and i couldn’t be more excited that it’s finally coming true! most importantly, it’s with my most favorite company. art gallery fabrics is modern, fresh and fun. their cotton has a superior thread count and fine weave, which gives the fabric a super soft and luscious feel.
 

my first collection with art gallery is called reminisce. it was inspired by sunshiny days and simpler ways. it’s full of sweet summery hues and has a very vintage feel to it, and it will be coming to stores in june!

in celebration, we’ll be chatting about all things fabric, designing and blogging today on two different talkin’ tuesday twitter chat sessions! follow hashtag #talknt2 for our first chat from 1-3pm EST and #talknt for our second chat from 9-11pm EST tonight. you can come join in the conversation and ask us anything! for more info on talkin’ tuesdays, check out this post.

tips:

>> i use tweetchat.com to easily follow and participate with the chat sessions, check it out!

>> find me on twitter here: https://twitter.com/gohometoroost

>> be sure to include hashtag #talknt2 for the first session or @talknt for the 2nd session, otherwise we won’t see your tweets!

see you there!

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bonnie christine logo design for m.newsom photography

the titles i keep coming up with to describe what i do never cease to change (blogger, creative, entrepreneur, sewer, designer..), but one i didn’t imagine i would give myself anytime soon was brand developer. alas though, it’s happened. and it was fun.

when meghan contacted me to ask if i was interested in designing a logo for her photography business, m.newsom photography- i have to admit, i was a bit hesitant. though i knew i had the skill set, i hadn’t really put myself out their as a logo designer yet. meg and i seemed to instantly click though, so i told her i was interested in hearing her vision. when received, i knew we were a match made in heaven. she wanted something soft and sweet, but memorable too.

above is the branding board i created for meghan. it was so incredibly fun to design and though my time is limited, i really hope to be able to do some more in the future! the key for us i think was being able to see eye to eye on the vision, which made the whole experience really exciting, fun and rewarding.

here’s a little excerpt from meghan: “You’ve done such a great job translating my vision, and I’m so thankful and happy. You’ve just gone above and beyond everything I could have asked for, Bonnie. Thank you for sharing your talent with me.”

isn’t she the sweetest? visit her stunning photography blog, and be sure to hit up her facebook and pinterest pages, too!

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i need your vote! :)

March 21, 2012

 i need your vote!

hello, friends! i am so excited to share with you that after submitting a few designs to uncommon goods’ summer picnic design challenge that three of my designs were chosen to go on to the next round! what does that mean? well, if you would like to see any of these at your next summer picnic, i need your vote! 15 designs were chosen for this stage and the 5 with the most votes will go on to be judged by their panel for the final product decision (voting ends march 28th).

after taking a glance around, i would be so excited if you cast a few votes! you can vote for as many designs as you like (that’s 15 votes folks!), and are welcome to leave a comment at the bottom of each design as well.

more about the challenge:

uncommon goods gave the designer a prompt and a few color choices. these designs will be turned in to actual stamps (which will be sold with the picnic plates and cups!), so they had to be pretty simple. basically, they needed to be summery, simple and picnicky.

i need your vote! i need your vote! i need your vote!
 
i need your vote!

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