Got the new Aviary 2 fabrics in today! Had fun playing with them! Really different color combinations. I'm so glad Joel Dewberry did this~ like 'the best of' with other colors! I saw he has another new collection coming out called Heritage, I think in May. It looks amazing as well! I know I'll have fun playing with these fabrics!!
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Sorry for the lack of blogging! My computer is not hard wired to the internet yet & I just have wireless which is either super slow or there is no connection. I am sometimes able to use it for a short time, like now. All my pics are on my computer and I just can't post without a pic! Lots of WIPs, but I am just LOVING this color combo. I started with Danielle on the bottom (dark purple background, fuschia & orange~ wow!!! Can't wait to finish this and 3 other quilts that need to be quilted. I'm using a Mega Quilter to quilt and can't find all those bobbins I bought. Its hard finding things in my new room. Sometimes I'm too organized and can't find which 'special spot' things are in. :)
Saturday, March 12, 2011
I got two more elements in my sewing room done~ patchwork curtains & skirting my work tables. Keep in mind that I took stuff out so you aren't distracted by everything else going on! :) I love how the curtains came out, exactly the look I wanted! I combined mostly Jennifer Paganelli prints with Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Tanya Whelan, Sandi Henderson, Dena, Patty Young. I went to my scrap bags and just pieced according to the colors I wanted with an overall word in the back of my mind~ picnic. I'm not sure why I had that direction, but I tried a few different color combos and this one captured the colors and look I was going for. I find it easier to decorate a room with a word or theme in mind. I hot glued velcro to my tables and then sewed velcro to fabric and attached them. I love how its all shaping up, but I still have lots more to do!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Sophie asked me a few months ago if I could make a baby blanket for her using this Chiang Mai print from Shumacher. We went back and forth choosing colors to accent but not compete with the print. I went to my local quilt shop & got some coral blenders then added some from my stash from Amy Butler, Sandi Henderson, Kate Spain, Tina Givens & Valori Wells. The chocolate brown border is from Robert Kaufman. Cream minky is on the back side. The dragon print is dry clean only, so Sophie will have to be careful with it~ but what a stunner!! Love how it came out.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately~ I've been folding all these fabrics neatly in my new room. It was unbelievably fun to be able to touch & refold each one to fit on these shelves. My husband bought them at Borders since they were closing our local store. They are 6" deep and perfect. I can now find everything!! They are by designer, line & color. They are really overwhelming in person, but I'm getting used to it! I took some close ups and I think I was just too excited because they all came out blurry! :) I will take some new ones later. Next up, skirting my work tables.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Well, I am slowly starting to move into my new sewing room. There is so much to put up, attach & move that it will be a slowish process. I thought I'd post as an area is finished. My first priority was getting my desk area finished so I can use my computer asap. I painted an antique chair I had white as well as the desk. The desk was Tom's grandmas & it already had 3 layers of paint on it. It looked like the original was aqua~ which I would have loved! I used fabrics from Jennifer's new Honey Child line for the chair skirt. Dana in green for the seat (from Jennifer's fqs she sent me), skirt in Danielle in green that I ordered from http://sewmamasew.com. The piping & ties are from Queen Street & are a great coordinate. For the desk top, I used iron on vinyl that comes in 17" width & I use it for the back of changing pads. I ironed it to Elizabeth Rose ice from Flower Power & pinked the edges for cuteness. It makes a great mouse pad as its smooth & adds color to the all white desk. Lots more to show you coming up!