Tuesday, August 30, 2011

West Indies!!!

I was supposed to get my West Indies from UPS on Friday & it didn't come. On Monday about 8pm he showed up with my box. Our usual delivery time is around 2pm. Boy that was a long wait! Holly really wanted to tweak her room to reflect the fact that she's a teenager now & the Chandler print in brandy looked like a fit. Her Shabby Chic quilt from Target has a dark plum-y color in it that has been hard to match. It turns out that it is perfect. I'm glad Holly has an eye for color. The main difference between her and I is that she has to have an exact match & she doesn't like things busy! :) I'm always trying to coax her into pushing the envelope in her room & she won't have it! I am thrilled, as usual with West Indies! The colors are deep & saturated and have endless combinations with her other lines. I put a couple 'outsiders' here and there, but mostly having practically every fabric line she has makes it look eclectic enough! So far I've seen fabric.com , sewlovefabrics , quilthome and sewmamasew with West Indies.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Jewel Box Baby Blanket

Just finished this for a customer, but will be available as made to order in my shop. I love the glow of the Heirloom plums, fuschias and golds. I also added: Anna Maria Horner (Loulouthi, Innocent Crush), Patty Young (Grand Bazaar), Kristian Howell & Jennifer Paganelli.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Secret Garden by Sandi Henderson

Hawthorne Threads got a few of Sandi Henderson's Secret Garden in, so of course I ordered it. I enjoyed seeing what goes with what. I could seriously play with fabric combinations all day! :) My favorite palette is the large Medallion print, Garden Gate in the speckle colorway with aqua, red and golds. Its is a beautiful large scale print that would be amazing as curtains or a bed skirt. Hope they get the rest of the prints soon!

First Day!

Can't believe they started already!! Dylan is a Junior this year and Holly is 8th grade. It seems that summer has gone so fast with the hot days just starting here! Yesterday was really the first day and all went well~ meaning they had friends in their classes! :)

Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Week's Worth of Eye Candy

I'm leaving for vacation today, our last one before the kids are in school. Leaving you with beauties from the fabulous Jennifer Paganelli fabric lines. Its always fun to play with her fabrics & I'm counting down until West Indies comes out! She featured some of these on her blog so check in with her all week to see more lively combinations. Enjoy the rest of summer!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

One Fabric, 3 Ways

Modern Chevron

Eclectic Chevron

Cottage Chevron

I love Paula Prass' new line, Botanika! The chevron in particular is such a great print with lots of colors and the pattern isn't 'perfect' in the lines. I couldn't decide which way to go style wise, so I decided to create 3 looks with the chevron. The first one is a more modern look with fallish colors. There's a small amount of olive green and I loved the Anna Correopsis print with it, so I coordinated from there. I tried to stick to the deep, warm colors with the exception of a white background from Kristian Howell & Valori Wells and the light blue from Valori Wells. I think all dark would be too heavy. I like a balance.
The second group is more eclectic. I was matching color rather than print style. I was originally thinking about pulling in all the colors from the chevron and it looked too disjointed so I settled on the black-petal pink-periwinkle colors.
The third is more cottage looking. I kept it from looking too sweet and predictable by adding Amy Butler's Floating Buds and the more graphic Joel Dewberry bird print and floral. Jennifer Paganelli's paisley is a perfect match and balances well with the other two periwinkle~purples from Paula. I don't know that I have a favorite, but usually the more fabrics I can get into a group the more I love it. Sometimes I start pulling things together only to hit a roadblock because of the color or style. This was fun! :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Simple Summer Totem Beauty

Summer Totem from Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi line is one of my fav patterns! It is such a gorgeous, stand alone print. I'm not sure I could cut it up, but having random bits of this pattern COULD be awesome if I could do it! I'm working on a crib set for Jaclyn and she wanted a simple blanket with this print in the strudel colorway with cream minky on the back. I have to say my room looks awesome with this on the bed. :) I may make one for myself in the tart colorway (cream background). I'm still working on my hand stitched purse in grapefruit. Its slow going as I've been sewing so much so I can go on vacation in a week! Gotta get busy!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Gorgeous Heirloom!

I had fun putting together the color combinations with Joel Dewberry's new Heirloom collection. The colors are really saturated, so they pair well with Jennifer Paganelli and Anna Maria Horner. Some of the fabrics match the older lines. I love the 'old' aviary print group. I still have it in pink as well, but it was too pastel for the pinks in this line. Hope you enjoy seeing new and old favorites together!

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