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I have taken a bit of a break from blogging the last few weeks. In fact I have been staying off the computer at home (no such luck at work!!) pretty much. But I wanted to get back into the swing of things and show you one of the projects I have been working on in my 'blog silence'. LOL
I haven’t done a Sunday Stash post in a while, but when I pulled these flannels from the wash last night, I thought it’d be nice to take a moment to say, “Hey. Color catchers rock.”
I recently purchased a couple of yards of each of these Anna Maria Horner echinacea flannels from Hawthorne Threads.
I usually use Shout color catchers when I prewash flannels and the first time I wash a finished quilt. Rarely do the color catchers seem to do anything.
I washed these flannels in the same load, and when the first color catcher came ...read more
I was recently thrilled to participate in the #ilovelemondrops Instagram TradeAway with Anna Maria Horner. What an amazing opportunity this was for me to work with one of our all-time favorite designer’s new knit fabrics and one of her wonderful clothing patterns. Out of 22 variations of her Lemon Drop pattern, I was chosen to sew together variation #8, which was a girl’s short-sleeved dress.
I sewed the dress for my cute five-year-old daughter, who was so glad to have me making something just for her. The colors of the fabric are great for upcoming fall and winter ...
A couple of months ago we were wandering around Designers Guild on the Kings Road and I saw this stack of towels that had been embellished with colourful fabric. It’s such a simple and pretty idea, so I Instagrammed it and filed it away for a future project idea. This week, I decided to tackle it!
- A towel. For the tutorial I used a hand towel from Sainsbury’s.
- Fabric. I needed less than a skinny quarter of my fabric for one, but your fabric needs will vary significantly depending on your exact towel. The fabric I used ...
I've been waiting for this collection with anticipation and I'm so happy to say that it's here! It's called Glow.
This, I think, is one of Amy's best collections in a very long time and I'm anxious to start using it. If you want to start using it too, you can find it here!
I think it would be great in a quilt combined with Anna Maria Horner's Pretty Potent collection.
This moth pillow came from random charm squares in my stash – plus some fussy cut moths from Patty Young’s Luna Moth in Jade.
I’m pretty pleased with the look the faux suede backing adds.
My mom picked it up from an upholstery sale ages ago. There was a giant grommet in the corner that I cut around, but otherwise, it sewed just like quilting cotton.
She was excited to have the suede leave her stash and get into a project, and I was tickled to try something new!
Linking up with crazymomquilts and the other Friday Finishes!read more
I've had this quilt pictured in my mind for a while now. A long while. The fabric has been sitting on my Anna Maria Horner shelf for what seems like forever and the whole project was on hold until I found the perfect quilt pattern to compliment the fabrics. The fabric here is cotton voile from Anna Maria Horner's Little Folks like from like 7 years ago (I said I've had it for a while).
This quilt is entitled Seriously Summer because these colors perfectly reflect my summer mood. This summer has been filled with brightness and ... read more
Of course getting a new cottage last summer meant that I "needed" new quilts for every bed (and any other possible surface). And it just so happens my girls have a pair of bunk beds in the "girls' room". Four twin quilts were in order!
I’m auditioning for a spot in Sewvivor.
If selected, I won’t have to leave my home or my sewing machine. I won’t have to eat weird things or deal with tropical bugs. I won’t have to live on a deserted island for weeks with strangers.
Then again, some days, life gets so crazy that a deserted island sounds delightful.
Anyway, you can read all about the details over at Family Ever After. The basics very much resemble the television show: you sew some projects, people vote on who gets to keep playing, and winners get prizes ...read more
Oh my goodness.... we have gotten a TON of fabric lately.... then I was buried under Cotton & Steel and couldn't share anything with you. So be prepared for tons of pictures :) Also I actually sewed for an hour last Sunday so I can show you my Reversible Box Tote.
This is a free pattern at Very Shannon if you haven't seen it yet. Super easy to make and comes out adorable. I love the reverse side just as much.
We have Arcadia by Sarah Watson it is organic from Cloud9.... isn't it pretty!
We have received Rayon ... read more
When I think about this quilt, I refer to it – in my head – as the AMH Patchwork.
I’m not a nautical gal, but I can’t help but hear a ship’s name when I say, “AMH Patchwork.”
I’d love to draw some parallel to breaking, or just drinking, a bottle of champagne to celebrate finishing this quilt, but with my growing baby belly, that’d probably be in poor form. It’s exciting for me though. It’s my first, “just-for-me” quilt. I fell quite hard for Anna Maria Horner’s (AMH) Loulouthi line, and I wanted ...read more
Anna Maria Knits are here! Way ahead of when I expected them. This is Anna Maria Horner‘s first range of knit fabrics. It’s derived from several of her recent collections, including Pretty Potent, Dowry and True Colors, and re-imagined as a diverse new group that ranges from sweet to sophisticated. They are 60″ wide and printed on a 100% cotton jersey that drapes beautifully. You can find them in the shop here!read more
I don’t have a long-arm quilting machine.
I want one. Very. Very. Much.
I have a whole post planned about my long-arm experiences lately, but this post is mostly about my work-in-progress this week. I’ll save my long-arm pining for another day, but I will mention that I don’t think this is going to be a short-lived obsession.
I took this quilt top to Sew Crafty up in Durham for my first attempt at long arm quilting something besides a sample square. Toni, the owner, is a delight to rent long arm time from, and I ...read more
It's been quite a few posts coming, but my queen-sized feather quilt is finally finished! All those deep purples, pinks and oranges were such rich colors that the finished feathers reminded me of an Indian sari.
I love how you can see the backing print as the sun is streaming through the quilt here! I've written quite a bit about the quilt top itself, but there is a whole new layer of amazing-ness on this quilt. Peer a little bit closer with me...
This was my first time sending a quilt out to a long-armer and I was ... read more