Thursday, June 30, 2016

Forest Floor Blog Tour : :

Today is my stop on the Forest Floor Blog Tour!

I’m so excited to be joining in one of Bonnie Christine’s blog tours! Bonnie is a fellow Art Gallery Fabrics designer, I'm a huge fan of her work & style, and this latest collection of hers, Forest Floor is my favorite one yet!

"Inspired by her experience of living in the forest, Bonnie creates a whimsical world where dreams of a magical place come to life.  Forest Floor hopes to ignite the exploration of forest curiosities, and take you on an adventure filled with green and oak flora and delicate berry tinted fauna that inhabits the wondrous depths of the mountains."

Since I'm all about making drawstring backpacks these days, I decided to make one more using these beautiful Forest Floor fabrics with added denim, pompom trim, and vintage lace!

Forest Floor Back Pack

This new bag started with a bundle of pretty Forest Floor prints, a pile for herringbone quick quilt as you go patchwork for one side of the bag and my favorite Forest Floor print, Luna Rising to be featured on the reverse side.

Forest Floor

I decided to go with Luna Rising in shadow colorway, the steel gray background is so lovely! I quilted a large grid pattern using the moths as my guide, stitching down their center, above and below them with a Aurifil 50wt from my Bohemian Garden thread box.

Luna Rising & Aurifil

Back Details

For the front I used a mix of strips in Forest Floor with AGF's gorgeous Soft Smooth Denims!

You can see below the stitched vintage bias tape I used for the drawstrings and a little peek of the fluffy pompom's I added within my herringbone pattern!

Stitched Bias Tape Drawstring

I LOVE vintage lace and the pieces of the thrifted tablecloth I had on hand paired so perfectly with Bonnie's sweet fabric designs!

Forest Floor & Lace

The added embellishment made this backpack my new favorite! I don't think I'll be able to make another without adding these extra details, it's so pretty!

Herringbone & Lace

Forest Floor & Denim

I used more AGF denim for the backpack casing, tabs, and lining!

Lined with Denim

As much as I love the fancy side of this bag, this quilted Luna Rise side is just as gorgeous!

Quilted Back

Thank you Bonnie for inviting me to join the tour and for creating such amazing fabrics for us all to sew with!!

To explore this beautiful Forest Floor collection deeper visit Bonnie's blog Going Home to Roost : the collection | the lookbook | on instagram | about the collection

Want to join the fun? You're all invited to share you own projects on Instagram using hashtags #ForestFloorFabrics & #ForestFloorBlogTour! You can find Forest Floor available at Fat Quarter Shop, Llama Fabrics, and on sale now at Lady Belle Fabrics!

XO, Maureen


  1. I can see why you are so drawn to this collection. It is beautiful.

  2. This is so pretty!

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  5. Would love a tutorial for these backpacks!

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  8. Love the vintage lace Maureen. It adds even more beauty to these beautiful Forest Floor prints.

  9. I love the little bit of lace added to your bag. Mind if I copy it for some of my creations?

    Patti H

  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Thanks for sharing :)


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