Gnome & Gardens Fabric Collection by Shawn Wallace for Riley Blake Designs

I know Spring starts in 5 days, but who wants to skip straight to Summer with me?!  I am SO over rain and ready for weeks of sunshine.

Gnome and Gardens by Shawn Wallace for Riley Blake Designs is just the collection to make me want to jump-start Summer.  It's a whimsical group of designs with gnomes, bunnies in their carrot gardens and flamingos!!  Shown below is a sampling of the color palette.  It is just all SO fun!!

(Be sure to visit the Storyboard here to see complete collection details, including the inspiration behind it!)

Photo Credit: Riley Blake Designs
I was immediately drawn to the cute little flamingos and while the majority of what I sew my girls are dresses, I knew a summer top and shorts set was perfect for it.  I paired the Gnome and Gardens Flamingos White with the Gnomes and Gardens Loopy Dots Pink.  

The patterns I selected are Amsterdam Top (no and Charleston Shorts both by Little Lizard King.  For both patterns, I selected options that I had never sewn before and I love how they turned out! 

This back is perfect for our hot Summer heat!!  This Flamingo print is just the right weight too.

Several years ago, Rebecca of Candy Castle Patterns sent me various pieces of picot edged bias -- sent all the way from the Netherlands.   I have used some of the pieces here and there, but this black and white gingham piece has been waiting for the perfect pairing.  I adore how it compliments this fabric!!

She added some sunglasses and now she's ready!!  All she needs now is for it to stop raining and actually warm

Is that too much to ask for?!

Have you checked out the collection linked above?  What prints are your favorites??
5 comments on "Gnome & Gardens Fabric Collection by Shawn Wallace for Riley Blake Designs"
  1. Gorgeous outfit! Now I know what to look for next time I'm in Holland!

    1. Thank you!! I think you can also order from Etsy too but it's quite common at the fabric markets in the Netherlands!

  2. Oh, my gosh...I don't think I have loved a fabric selection since I purchased 11 bolts of the Michael Miller Magic collection. I love all of the flamingo pieces and the gnome one is so adorable. I am not a quilter, but if I was, I would be signing up for the quilt pattern. And your little model - what a doll. Thanks for reviewing these and I think you have finally convinced me I need that Amsterdam pattern, too.

    1. The collection is so fun! And yay for the Amsterdam! It's such a quick sew :)

  3. WOW-O-WOW!!!! Kari, I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!!!! Can i share any of these photos on my instagram? I'll tag your blog and any other media links you want. You are SO talented! And your daughter is ADORABLE! ~shawn wallace


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