This has been a good week for fabric delivery (unless you are my mailman)! I’m sure you’ve seen Flea Market Fancy popping up all over blogland. The reprint shipped this week. I didn’t order all the prints, but there were several that I loved. Obviously it would have been nice to see some additional prints…blue seeds and green bouquet. But I’m very grateful to even have these prints. I know a lot of the preorders for this line sold out fast, but you can still find prints at Lark Cottons, Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and hopefully your local quilt shop!
I have been really loving using crosshatch prints lately, so I splurged on a bundle of Sketch by Timeless Treasures from Pink Castle Fabrics.
Brenda is sold out of bundles at the moment (out of 1 color) but she will be adding them again soon. You can also pick by the color.
Another option if you like this look are these linen texture prints at Fresh Modern Fabric.
Finally I picked up this adorable Happy Kids fat quarter. I don’t have an immediate plan for this print, but it was just too cute to pass up.
I’m finishing up the binding on another quilt today and hopefully will have something to share this weekend or Monday. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
March 16, 2012 13 Comments
I was itching for some instant gratification today, so I decided to make a little patchwork mini quilt. Well, just the top was finished before the kids woke up from their naps. The star of the show is an adorable Japanese fabric I’ve been stashing for quite a long time. I added some of my favorite coordinating prints and I just think it really pops.
Anyone else enjoy the smaller projects? I love making larger quilts, but sometimes these minis are just so fun and make me feel like I’m not taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r to finish everything.
September 23, 2010 6 Comments
I have been really loving different Japanese prints lately. They are just so cute and perfect to use as a design centerpiece for children’s quilts, especially for little boys. I picked up this great orange print recently and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I used long strips so the design wouldn’t be interrupted and coordinated with various geometric prints.
This quilt features fabric from Denyse Schmidt’s Katie Jump Rope, Lizzy House’s Red Letter Day, and a couple Monaluna Mingle prints. I just love the look of all the prints and colors together. I’m so sad a few of them are out of print.
The back of the quilt has several coordinating solids and a couple modern stripes featuring each fabric from the front. I secretly might like it more than the front!
The binding is another fabulous print from the Lizzy House Red Letter Day collection. Quilted in a free motion design, it is crinkly and soft. It measures 40″ x 51″.
And I added one of my new tags! This photo is from before I washed the quilt. It faded a bit in the wash, but my husband says he thought it still looked great so I’m going to keep putting them on the quilts.
The quilt is now listed in the shop! Sold!
June 9, 2010 10 Comments
This quilt is a special present for a baby boy. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for who it is for, so I’ll just leave it at that.
I was inspired by a couple quilts found on Flickr. First, Christin at Hazelnut Designs used this fabulous Japenese fabric on a boy quilt she made recently. I immedietely went over the Etsy to buy a bit! I had originally intended on using it for something for my son….but then I just thought it would be perfect for this project. Maybe next time Kyler!
The design was inspired by a quilt by Sarah over at Looking In, Urban Amish. Isn’t it beautiful?
I added little blocks on the back, scraps for a minimalist modern feel. I used charcoal because I thought this would be a great play mat for the floor, and this way dirt won’t show!
I quilted this using straight lines spaced about 2.5″ apart. The binding is a fun stripe by Lizzy House. Seriously, who doesn’t like striped binding? The final quilt measures about 46″ x 40″.
January 15, 2010 7 Comments