Country Mouse Twirl

Country Mouse Twirl

I am a huge fan of artist Heather Ross. If you look at my past quilts, there are more than a few which feature her fabric (this, this, this, this…), whether it be from actual fabric lines or from Munki Munki pajamas cut up for the artwork. When I saw her new line, Nursery Versery I knew I needed some again.

LOVE #heatherross

I have a friend that recently moved her family out of New York City. They aren’t exactly in the country now, but I thought the country mouse fabric would be perfect for a skirt for her daughter. This skirt is based on the free Oliver + S Lazy Days Skirt pattern. I like adding some fabric to the bottom of the skirt rather than a ribbon. I made a french seam for connecting the 2 pieces together – one less area to fray. This fabric is a cotton/linen blend and has a beautiful drape to it. Perfect for clothing.

Country Mouse Twirl

As for the rest of the week here… My oldest is starting Kindergarten. I’m a mix of happy and sad. Kind of mourning her preschoolness and getting ready to tackle the next stage in life for her – school years. I’m also finally going to quilt my Solstice Stars Series quilt! (It’s sat around for an embarrassingly long time.)

Catching up on some quilt tops

Hopefully I will have it to share in the next few days.



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    August 15, 2012

    What a cute skirt! I’m going to have to give that a go sometime soon. 🙂

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    maria do carmo pezzuto

    August 15, 2012

    Muito bonita,vou ter que fazer para minha neta que faz quatro meses dia 18 próximo.Um toquinho de gente um toquinho de saia.Obrigada por compartilhar.Colégio sempre nos traz um pouco de desamparo,mas para os pequenos uma liberdade contagiosa.Você verá no rostinho a alegria e o cansaço gostoso na volta para casa.Beijo.
    PS:seu boletim entrou hoje como SPAM.Só para constar,seus E-mail sempre serão abertos.

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    Cristin Wilson

    August 15, 2012

    Lovely skirt 🙂 That’s one lucky little girl who’s receiving it!
    And I LOVE the Solstice Stars quilt top! I haven’t seen that before… gorgeous fabrics by Sandi Henderson… I need to add a FQ stack to my Christmas List! haha

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    August 15, 2012

    That fabric is adorable! But SOO expensive and I really only want some scraps of it for my hexies. 🙂

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      August 15, 2012

      Yeah, that’s the downside. Although the scale is a lot smaller on the mice and cheater which is nice for if you want to order Fat Quarters.

      For the skirt too, it’s about 1/3 yard of fabric. At $20/yard, that’s only $6.67 + cost of some elastic. Way cheaper and cuter than you can probably get at a store.

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    August 15, 2012

    Love that skirt Faith! She will be styling in kindergarten.

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    August 15, 2012

    I love tht fabric but it IS so expensive. 🙁 I wish I could aford it, but I have to watch my pennies.

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    Rebecca Grace

    August 15, 2012

    Faith, I LOVE the mousie fabrics, and your quilt top is beautiful. I can’t wait to see how you quilt it.

    Kindergarten already? It goes by in a heart beat. I can’t believe my “babies” will be 4th and 6th graders this year. :-)/:-( for me, too.

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    August 15, 2012

    Hi Faith! Iiik, how wonderful fabric – who doesn’t love those cute mice! Love the skirt and also your quilt is going to be really beautiful! x Teje

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    Mary Ann Harpe

    August 15, 2012

    LOL, I had to laugh. Some of these prints remind me of the stuff from the 70’s! I’m not kidding! I can so you stuff from my one of my first quilts (fondly called Uglie) with print very similar. What a lovely road trip back in time!

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    August 15, 2012

    VERY cute skirt!

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    August 18, 2012

    Super cute, Faith! You might want to enter it in my Nursery Versery collection contest for a chance to win the whole collection!

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    August 24, 2012

    The skirt is adorable. My city mouse now country mouse looks so cute and she LOVES it! Thank you!!!

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    September 8, 2013

    The skirt is adorable…but I am really loving the quilt! I hope the tutorials will stay up for awhile longer, I would love to work on the stars. Now to begin choosing some fabric….