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The Elm Park Collection: Projects & DIYs

December 8th, 2017 by Camelot Fabrics


With The Elm Park Collection on shelves, we thought we’d do a quick roundup of the projects sewn from this gorgeous group.

If these DIYs get your creative buzz going, you’ll want to peruse our lists of stores carrying Laura Ashley fabrics:
in Canada
in the USA


Here’s what’s been made:

1. Hand-embroidered hoops by Jen Klaassen. Want one of your own? Jen takes custom orders via her etsy shop.

2. Detail of one tiny hoop, so you can see Jen’s meticulous stitching.

3. Yes, yes we do need another grocery tote. Especially since Liz’s version features a rectangular sleeve for cardboard to create a reinforced flat bottom. Deborah Adams sewed ours, and you can make your own with the free tutorial on the Sew4Home blog.

4. A touch of piping around the edges elevates these simple square pillows from basic to luxurious. We thank Dianne Kingston’s steady hands for the professional finish on these two.

5. Picnic, anyone? Well, maybe not in December. But whenever you’re ready to dine al fresco again, make sure to bring along a set of these bias-bound napkins and a wholecloth gingham quilt. Napkins are sewn by Linda Gauthier, quilt sewn by Suzanne Paquette of Atelier Six.

6. Look closer – that’s a hummingbird stitched into the gingham blanket. Beautiful quilting as always, by Marina Segalovitch.

7. Sew Liberated’s Emmaline Apron is an exercise in the art of hospitality. If  one side gets stained (or rather when – who are we kidding?), simply flip the apron around for a second chance at greatness. Kathy Barrette sewed ours, and it’s picture perfect on both sides . . . for now!

8. It wouldn’t be a garden party without flower-bedecked chapeaux. We chose the Flower Pot sun hat by Suzanne Paquette.

9. One of this collection’s many strengths is its ability to transition smoothly from icy aqua to warm coral hues. This striped table runner sewn by Linda Gauthier shows the versatile palette.

10. Ever a favourite, the Farm Stand quilt lets us play with punchy palettes to great effect. A simple ladder motif keeps the whole look nice and clean. The quilt is a Free DIY on our site.

11. The Cracker Lattice quilt is right on topic for The Elm Park Collection, showcasing this group’s two key colour stories while referencing the garden party them with its lattice design. It’s a Free DIY on our website.

12. Give us a pile of quilts and pillows, please! After photographing all those projects, we’re ready for a nap.

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