Swan Wings + Hello Ollie Fabrics

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Hi Guys! Welcome to day 2 of the Hello Ollie Fabrics Blog Tour! I’m so excited to finally share the Swan Wings that I made earlier this year. Last spring Bonnie Christine asked me if I would make something for her booth at Quilt Market for her newest fabric line, Hello Ollie for Art Gallery Fabrics. I was so honored because I am a huge fan of Bonnie’s work… and how cool is it to have a project at Quilt Market?!

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Bonnie’s new line is gorgeous and ethereal.¬†Being named after Bonnie’s daughter, Ollie, sweetness is brought to life with dabbling swans, feathered fellows and garden blooms. Bonnie threw out a few ideas and I LOVED the idea of some pretty, girly Swan Wings and thought they would be perfect in Bonnie’s Booth.

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I used White Muslin for the base and made two quarter circles by sewing right sides together then sewing alone the side and bottom and left the top open. That made the wing’s base.

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I found this really pretty lace and cut it out in a strip and followed the lines in the lace to make it even more feminine… I kind of want this as the trim on a kimono now haha! I added this to the very bottom of the wings.

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Then I used all of the gorgeous Hello Ollie fabric to make the feather shape in rows of 2-3 and sewed it on starting at the bottom.

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I used metallic silver thread and left it long so it looked natural and raw. I also trued to use the raw edge of the fabric for the inner part of the wings.

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Then I added in real white feathers (strategically placing them in blank spots) and hot glued them to the base fabric.

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When I got to the top I used metallic gold bias tape to sandwich everything together.

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I LOVE how they turned out… I’m not going to lie it was hard to mail these to Bonnie but I knew they would get love at Quilt Market :) Look how amazing the Hello Ollie Booth was! Everything looked perfect!

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I had a little fabric and some gold metallic bias tape leftover and made this adorable Naples Dress (pattern found HERE). How cute is the little Hello Ollie tag I added from the selvage?!img_0676img_0679img_0682 img_0678

Be sure to check out the other talented women in the tour! Yesterday Lindsey, shared an adorable shoulder tablet bag and I know Amanda has something amazing up here sleeve for tomorrow! You can check out the rest of the Hello Ollie Tour HERE on Bonnie’s Blog, Going Home to Roost and you can find the fabric HERE.

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  1. Alice says

    Hi Taylor,
    I ha to tell you how great your Swan wings turned out. It is a lovely use of imagination and fabric. You made me want to run right out and buy the whole line. I’ve decided to follow you to see what other great ideas you have.

    Best wishes,

    ag

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