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Breezy Good Folks Strip

I hope everyone in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We certainly did and now that we have returned home, we are getting a dose of winter temperatures. I have been avoiding going outside to take photos, but things I wanted to share were starting to pile up. So I braved the cold and wind (see above photo) – it is just plain blustery here in Chicago!

Good Folks Strip

I had quite a few strips of Anna Maria Horner’s Good Folks line left over as scraps and I finally put them to good use for this crib quilt top. I probably can officially say this is my favorite line of fabric. It reminds me of something you would buy in Anthropology – so bohemian.

Zen Garden

I’ve also added a bit of new fabric to my stash. I loved this print, Zen Garden, in Patty Young’s new line, Sanctuary. It’s such a great basic to have on hand.

Dr Seuss

In the spirit of the holiday’s, I finished my first Christmas gift for my 1 year old son. I affectionately call him Linus as he drags his blankets all over the house. I’m hoping he’ll love this Dr. Seuss blanket (with a ribbon tag). The back is a soft blue plain minky. Very cuddly.


And finally – and this is really getting into the minutia of my life over here – I ordered new packaging for my rag quilt kits in my Etsy shop! Boring, right? Oddly enough, I’m pretty excited about this. I ordered some felt off Etsy a few weeks ago and it was sent to me in a bag made by EcoEnclose. Biodegradable, reusable, made in the USA – it was such a great thing! So of course I needed to get some too.

I hope everyone is sewing up a storm for the holidays. I have a few things on my to-do list and hopefully I get motivated to stop huddling under quilts on the couch and start working.



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    November 30, 2010

    I LOVE the Good Folks blanket. Everything you make is great but that really pops out at me!

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    Cara @ Me? A Mom?

    November 30, 2010

    Good Folks is my favorite line as well. It seems to creep into every project I do in one way or another. I’ll be so sad when my stash is gone. Your quilt is BEAUTIFUL!

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    November 30, 2010

    I love Good Folks too, and was late on the bandwagon with Chocolate Lollipop, but was able to track some down. And your Dr. Seuss quilt is adorable!

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    Katie B

    November 30, 2010

    Love your AMH quilt! Great way to use up your scraps.

    And thanks for giving me more Sanctuary to drool over. I need to get my hands on some of that!!

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    November 30, 2010

    Hi Faith! I love the quilts– I agree that the Anna Maria Horner is reminiscent of anthropologie, and it’s gorgeous. I’m so glad you posted about the EcoEnclose mailers– I’ve been wanting to find a more green option for shipping for my etsy shop, and these look amazing! I think I may be copying your idea soon 🙂

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    Cathy A

    November 30, 2010

    Thanks for sharing about the mailers–I just ordered some for my shop since I was needing some and almost ordered some yesterday of the “regular” kind. But I like the sounds of these bags!
    I love the AMH Good Folks. It continues to hold one of the very top spot in my favorites list.

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    Rachel at Stitched in Color

    November 30, 2010

    I’ll 3rd that – thanks for posting about the mailers! My online boutiques go through a lot of poly mailers and those look so great. I hope to order a bunch soon.

    Ya for Good Folks. My favorite line ever too (though Garden Party is a close second).

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    Kristie at OCD

    December 1, 2010

    I have a stack of Good Folks and Little Folks that I love, but just haven’t had the heart to cut up. Also, they are meant for quilts for ME, so they are always at the bottom of the priority list….definately at some point in 2011!!

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    Marci Girl

    December 11, 2010

    I too have the whole AMH collection to make a quilt for myself, and after seeing yours, I am totally re-energized to work on it soon! It is beautiful!

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    Karen H

    December 28, 2010

    Where are you, Faith? I miss your blog……

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      December 29, 2010

      Oh wow, your comment made me smile to think I am missed! 🙂 I took the month of December off…sort of an unplanned break I guess. I was starting to feel a bit burnt out and pulled in a lot of directions for the holidays. I am finishing up a vacation right now but will be back quilting this weekend! I am making something special for my grandmother-in-laws 90th birthday and I only have a week to pull it all together! I will be posting it soon and will promise to blog more come January. 🙂