Category — Fabric
Today I’d like to introduce you to the latest sponsor of my blog, Discover Fabric. Discover Fabric is an online fabric shop that opened in 2013. Located in Georgia, the store is stocked with designer quality, colorful and modern fabrics.
Check out this beautiful Splendor by Lila Tueller for Riley Blake Designs:
And I love this Rosecliff Manor White by Emily Taylor for Riley Blake Designs. Perfect for those looking to add to their low volume stash.
There is also a Sale section of the website with discounted fabric and notions.
Big welcome Discover Fabric and thank you for supporting my sponsors!
May 30, 2014 4 Comments
Remember that awesome fabric I showed you before I left for Quilt Market? Well I cut into it today. I was really inspired to make something with the butterflies from Flutter first. I cut a couple of rows of them out, and then some 1-1/2″ strips of Laura Gunn’s Painter’s Canvas. My plan was to make a pillow from a bunch of log cabins with the butterflies in the middle.
But something about Laura’s fabric always makes me want to appliqué. I say that sort of as a joke, but I think the last time I appliquéd something was also with her fabric! Hmmmm, something magical in those threads I think…
Once I completely changed my plan for this fabric, I recut fabric strips to 2″ and sewed those together in a rainbow gradient. I fused Heat n Bond Ultra on the back of the butterflies and cut those out as well.
I spray basted the rainbow stripes, batting and backing. Then I placed the butterflies on the pillow top and ironed them down (final step of the Heat n Bond). I used my Blindstitch Bernina Foot #5 to follow the edge of the butterfly, and moved the needle to the left a bit to stitch the butterfly down.
I didn’t worry too much about it being perfect because 1) I love the frayed looked of raw edge appliqué, 2) this is a decorative pillow that won’t get hard use, and 3) I used Heat n Bond Ultra for the fusing. After stitching around the butterflies, I started quilting in a loop de loop design.
It’s not finished – almost! But I wanted to share my progress. I’m trying to decide if I should add piping around the pillow. What do you think? Hopefully I’ll have more time to work on it tomorrow!
May 28, 2014 36 Comments
Today I’m very excited to share my newest blog sponsor, DuckaDilly! I think you all are really, really, really going to love this shop. I asked owner Lesley to tell me a little about her shop, and how she got started.
“DuckaDilly, which specializes in Liberty of London fabric, is a boutique fabric studio located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Owner Lesley started DuckaDilly just over two years ago out of a love for the luxurious and whimsical prints of Liberty. Lesley has been surrounded by Liberty fabrics her entire life. She watched her mother sew beautiful clothing with Tana Lawn, and she even took Lesley to the Liberty store in London to see the amazing display of fabrics.”
“Loving everything English, Lesley named her studio DuckaDilly, which was the sweet nickname Winston Churchill called his daughter, Marigold. The marigold is also their logo.”
If you are purchasing quarter yards, just leave a note in the comments during checkout and Lesley will cut your fabric into Fat Quarters if desired. She also cuts all Tana Lawn as Fat Quarters.
Duckadilly has set up a special coupon code for my readers. You can enjoy 15% off the shop using coupon code Fresh15. It applies to everything except Gift Certificates and Subscriptions. The coupon is good through Monday, May 26th.
Please join me in welcoming Duckadilly and thank you for supporting my sponsors!
May 23, 2014 3 Comments
This afternoon I head to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh. If you are attending, I hope you will stop by the F+W booth Friday at 11:45. I’ll be there signing copies of Vintage Quilt Revival! For those of you not able to go, I thought I’d post some pretty fabric here for you today.
I received this fabric last week from designer Laura Gunn – her latest line Flutter for Michael Miller Fabrics. Last Winter I bought some of Laura’s bird prints from her Etsy Shop. I used them to decorate my guest room, so she knew I was going to be excited when I saw her new line. I can’t wait to use these to make some coordinating pillows!
I am planning on pairing them with some of Laura’s Painter’s Canvas that I have on hand. Most likely I’ll keep in simple with either log cabins or just squares.
I also wanted to share that I officially have two more patterns available in print.
You can find those in my pattern shop, along with PDF downloads. Any printed patterns purchased this week will ship once I’m back from market on Monday. If you are a shop and would like wholesale information, just email me!
Finally, I started Lisa Congdon’s Creativebug class this week. I decided it would be fun to do some drawing with my 7 year old daughter. That’s hers up top with all the colors. She is loving it! I’m not sure she has ever spent so much time on one picture. And I am not someone comfortable with drawing, but Lisa really breaks it down into simple idea and shapes. I highly recommend it!
See you all next week!
May 15, 2014 9 Comments