Friday, March 1, 2019

Home Grown Virtual Trunk Show

Today we're going to take you on a virtual trunk show of Nancy Halvorsen's Home Grown projects. 
Nancy has shared them all in her book, Home Grown. Take a peek:

In Our House
The book is based on this quilt--nine different applique scenes, each featuring a positive message. 

In addition to the quilt, Nancy shows how the blocks can be used in smaller formats--quicker to sew, easier to make, and fun to give as gifts. 

Nancy says, "I haven't done applique on a dark background before and I love how the colors pop on the gray. The center block is one of my favorites. I love how it turned out. Love Lives Here is another one of my favorites, and Believe In yourself." 

The center block as a pillow: 

The center block becomes a table topper with fun scalloped edges:

 A mini quilt with the bee skep:

The bright sunshine of Choose Happy on a pillow:

Dream Big: perfect for a baby's room:

Three blocks in a vertical wall hanging: 

Nancy also used many of the motifs from the quilt on tea towels--so sweet! 

Sweet mother-daughter aprons:

Chef aprons too!

The book also includes two additional quilts.

Home Grown
This quilt features the blocks from the panels, as well as pieced letters, houses, and hearts. 

Trellis Garden
This pieced quilt is made up of scrappy flowers. I love all the colors in it!

And don't forget the free quilt pattern, available on the Benartex website:
Our Nest is Best designed by Heidi Pridemore

Click here to download the pattern.

Click here to see the entire Home Grown collection.
Click here to download the Our Nest is Best free quilt pattern. 
Click here to visit Nancy's Art to Heart website and click here to find her Home Grown book. 

Follow along with our week of Home Grown fun! We'll be sharing inspiring projects featuring the fabric all week long.

Introducing Home Grown @ Sew in Love with Fabric


Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Nancy @Masterpiece Quilting


Jennie @ Clover and Violet
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts


Nancy's Virtual Trunk Show @ Sew in Love with Fabric
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  1. Oh wow, these things are so gorgeous! I have a friend who would especially like the one with the bee skep.

  2. Beautiful Projects! I adore the busy bee Hard at Work!

  3. LOVE 'TRELLIS GARDEN'! Thanks for sharing!

  4. All of the projects are so beautiful. And these fabrics are just gorgeous. I have never been a fan of panels, but I really love this one. Thank you for sharing and for a great Blog Hop.

  5. Was a fun Hop!! Love all the Projects...but the Panel is my favorite!! :) Thank you for all the hard work you put into setting this up too :)

  6. Wonderful is what I have to say - so many ideas for this fun line of fabric!

  7. Very nice projects! Enjoy your day! :-) :-)

  8. Really enjoyed weeing all the different projects made with this line of fabric. Thank you.

  9. Great projects,I love the aprons! Thank you, Susan

  10. Love this fun and positive fabric line. So many possibilities. Thank you for introducing and for all the Hop participants.

  11. I love all the projects but Trellis Garden and the Bee Pillow will be on my must make list. Great fabric.

  12. Beautiful fabric line!! I love the images, and the saying are so positive and uplifting: will have to find this in a shop!!

  13. Thank you for the show. I enjoyed Nancys lastest line of fabrics and all the talented creators and their projects.

  14. Here it is a year plus later, and I'm needing a link to Trellis Garden if you have one. I googled it but came up with many other patterns by the same name. Please help.