So my dear friend, Thomas sent me some of his beloved Jellybean fabric. They are a smaller version of the eggs he created for Pear Tree and I heart them immensely!!! I've been in love with this print since......geez....I think before they were even a fabric. (I recall getting a sneak peek from Mr. Knauer before they went to print.)
Thomas decided to do a little Jellybean-a-Thon and I am all too happy to be playing along. I don't think you're ready for this jelly.
I've been collecting notions and things in preparation for my booth at Quilt Market this Spring. A few days ago, I received a shipment of my favorite zippers from Japan. I was oh so eager and itching to dive into them and knew that the Jellybeans were screaming to be made into wee pouches, just for me. (I never make anything for myself anymore it seems. Who has time?? Am I right??)
I especially adore what he did with this group when creating this quilt.
After some close examination of said quilt at QuiltCon, it led me to believe that these fabric would make for an incredible Marcelle Medallion!! Don't you think??? Of course you do! You wouldn't be here if you didn't agree with me, right? Joking. ^_~
Well, time got away from me this week, pouches will have to do for now, but you'll definitely see me revisiting these Jellies for that Medallion! (There's a #MedallionAlong (#MarcelleMedallion) on Instagram! Yay!)
Feb 25: Thomas Knauer
Feb 26: Allegory Lanham
Feb 27: Tracy Mooney
Feb 28: Sara Lawson
March 1: Rachael Gander
March 2: Rashida Coleman-Hale
March 3: Heide Mueller-Hatton
March 4: Audrie Bidwell
March 5: Kim Niedzwiecki
Boucherouite! Don't you love that word? Yeah, I had to look up the pronounciation myself. It's pronounced boo-shay-REET and it's a word derived from a Moroccan-Arabic phrase for torn and reused clothing. A Google image search of the term brings up tons of pretty eye candy.
Speaking of eye candy, my third Fat Quarter Gang tutorial is ready to roll. Boucherouite, you say? No, I'm serious, check it out! I LOVE to sew, but every now and then I like to whip up projects that don't require a needle and thread. These boxes seemed to fit the bill. They're going to hang out with me in my studio. Find the tutorial here!
I made this pretty box using super, awesome Sarah Watson's Boucherouite Blush fabric from her Luxe in Bloom collection. *swoon* I looooooove her work. She's totally my homegirl......okay in my head. :D
I also can't wait to get my hands on Indian Summer. *more swoon*
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You can also post pics of your completed projects in the Art Gallery Fabrics Flickr group! You just might win something!
It's Quilt Market time!!!!! Woooooot! *does the Quilt Market boogie*
I'm so extra excited about this trip because I'll be showing my collection with Cloud 9 Fabrics! Yeeeeeeaaaaaaahooooo! I'm not excited. No really, I'm not. Cross my heart and kiss my elbow. :P
The best part is that sweet Kim over at Spoonflower graciously asked little ol' me to do a series of report posts for the Spoonflower blog about my preparations leading up to and during the show! So thrilled I tell you. I'll be posting weekly about what I'm up to in all of it's frantic, spazzing out, okay time to relax it will be okay, glory. Anything about QM you want to know about, see, ask? My first post (psssst....strike offs! ^_^) is up now, so please come along and join me on my journey to International Quilt Market in Houston!
So I've got a winner to announce, don't I?
Well here goes!
#31 Beth T.!!
Beth T. said...
"I'd wing my way to New York City, my favorite place on earth.
xoxo for the lovely airplane pattern. My dad was a pilot in WWII and Korea, and my best friend's dad was a commercial pilot. I'm thinking of making a wall-hanging for my friend, her dad, and one for me in remembrance of my dad. Thanks much for sharing."
Congrats Beth! Please email me your info so that I can forward it to AGF!
I'm so happy that so many of you like my airplane! One of the comments I received asked about making it bigger and I thought, "What a FANTASTIC idea!". So I'm working on making templates available for those of you who would like to make a JUMBO jet! I'll keep you posted!
I got the swatches back from Spoonflower for my Cloudy Clouds print!! The colors came out a bit more muted than I expected and at first I was slightly disappointed. But I think I really like them this way!
I went ahead and made the print available at my shop, but please be aware of the color difference. Just seeing these in print are making me even MORE anxious for my next collection to be born. Can't wait!
Well, my Littles are back in school and although I miss them terribly it's been great for me to catch up on some projects I need to finish. Not a lot since I still have my sweet Matty here with me and he keeps me pretty busy!
I recently finished up another mini quilt that was going to be used for a special project, but it fell through sadly. I don't have a pic of the finished quilt as of yet, but I took a pic of the top when I was finished with it a while back. I promise to post pics of the finished quilt when I'm not busy being a lazy slug. :P
So here it is! Presenting ........'Mod Hexies'
I was cruising through Pinterest one day and saw this incredible tile floor (which I can't seem to find now. Boooo.) and I just KNEW that it had to be a quilt! Pinterest is good for something other than drooling I tell ya! I really do get A LOT of inspiration there these days.
I'm thinking about posting the tutorial for it here, but I haven't made up my mind as of yet. It's completely machine pieced and sews up pretty quick. It looks complicated but it's truly not so! Those are the best types of quilts if you ask me! ^_~
Just some happy, graphic, giant clouds! ^_^
I made these pretty large (Click the photo to see them full scale.)and I'm waiting on samples to arrive from Spoonflower so that I can see how they look.
This print will be available in my Spoonflower shop very soon! I'm thinking of adding a small scale version as well!
Anyway, just a little preview to whet your fabric appetite until Tsuru starts shipping in December.
Happy to present a little teaser for you today. :P The logo for my new collection with the fantabulous Cloud9 Fabrics!! Yippee!
Tsuru means 'crane' in Japanese, so that's just a wee hint of what the collection theme is about. ^_~ Stay on the look out for some sneak peeks of the prints! I'm so utterly and ridiculously giddy with excitement for this collection to debut!
Dear, sweet Lindsey asked me a while back if I would mind if she hosted a sew along for my new book Zakka Style. But of course I don't mind! ^_^
There are 24 projects in the book and they will be sewing right through it from start to finish!
The sew along starts Monday April 2nd with the first project in the book and will continue through Monday September 10th with a new project introduced each Monday.
Each blogger will sew a different project and will be sharing their finished project and inspiration with you.
There will be a week in between each project to give you time to sew along and I sure hope you’ll join in on the fun!
You will need a copy of the book to participate, so be sure to grab one soon!
Here is a list of some places you can purchase online and it also comes in e-book form too!
There will be some lovely prizes offered each week and we are so thankful to have the support of:
If you are interested in participating as a sponsor please email Amy, thank you!
Hey! Happy Tuesday!
Did you know that there's a 'Washi' giveaway? You didn't? Well now you do. ^_~
Super, awesome, sweet, gracious Lindsey of LRStitched.com is having a giveaway. I have the distinct pleaseure of seeing her whenever I visit with the lovelies of the ATL Modern Quilt Guild. She was at the meeting this weekend and bought some of my new collection 'Washi' (which is sold out in many shops btw.....*faints*) and is sharing some of her stash with one lucky reader over at her blog. A super fat quarter bundle featuring 8 prints! How sweet is she?? ^_^ *does the washi is wonderful running man*
Comments will be open until Monday, Feb. 13th at 10pm EST. So get your booty over there and comment!
**Comments Closed** Keep an eye out for the winner announcement! ^_^
Hello all! Long time no see.
I hope all is well with you. I've been busy, busy, busy with my wee ones, little Matthew especially. As you some of have seen he is doing tremendously! Such a healthy little chunky bundle of love is my baby boy. And yes, he is REALLY good at keeping secrets. Which leads me to why I'm posting today.
A lot has been happening here in my crafty neck of the woods. If you're a follower of my twitter or facebook, you've already gotten to hear some of this news, eons ago. But I thought it was important to let my bloggy buddies know about it as well. If it weren't for all of you none of this would be happening!
So here it is........
I have been blessed with the most awesomest of awesome privilege of........
writing a second book! Eeeeeeee! *faints*
I can't really give too many more details about it as you really have to be Secret Squirrel in this industry. But I can tell you it will be published by C&T Publishing and will be a part of their Stash Books - Design Collective with yours truly as the author and there will be 25 contributors. ( I can't tell you who they are just yet. :P )
and my SECOND bit of news.......
I have been blessed with the most awesomest of SUPER awesome privilege of........
...........Designing my own line of fabric! Double Eeeeeeee! *faints again*
I've been working on some designs on the low and shopped them around and Timeless Treasures has expressed interest in little ol' me. Yay! They will be 100% cotton and yup, yup there will be some linen to be had too.
The first collections will debut next year at Spring Market and my cutie pie little Robots will also be in included in one of the collections. I'll have exclusive sneak peaks and more information to share with you as the months go along. So exciting! Yay, yay, yay! *Jumps up and down and claps hands like a school girl* ^o^
I've been receiving oodles and oodles of fabric samples from Timeless Treasures since signing with them. Some haven't even been seen by peeps outside of the company yet. Can I just say, you are in for quite a treat when their new lines debut in the Fall. They've really revamped their offerings with a lot of wonderfully fresh, fun, and modern designs. They have a cotton lawn collection that is. to. DIE. for. and tons more. I'm so honored to be included in their list of designers.
To celebrate my good news, I thought it only fair to share some of the fabric booty that I've been receiving with you by having a....you guessed it homegirls(and boys)...a GIVEAWAY! *dances the cutie pie Robot fabric dance*
Second from one of my most favorite fabric stores ever...Fabricworm because Cynthia is super-awesome and super generous! She's offered a selection from Ann Kelle's Metro Market collection! I believe it is out of stock at her store. So yaaaay!
All you have to do to win my booty....wait let me rephrase that....teehee.....all you have to do to win all these supercalifabriclisticexpialidocious goodies is comment on this post and tell me about your absolute favorite fabric from your stash. What's it look like? What colors are in it? Have you used any of it yet? Do you plan to use it? What are you going to make with it? Tell me, tell me and you could win, win, win!