Wednesday, November 14, 2012

One More Collection...

I couldn't help myself - really it was just too much fun. 

Introducing Winter's Chill.  Inspiration is the snow on Monday that reminded us Minnesotans what is headed our way.

 The colors in this collection reflect the colors of winter - greens from the pines, greys from the rocks, the bright blue of the sky, and of course soft white for the snow.  Nothing beats snuggling/sharing a blanket with a loved one (especially a little loved one) on a cold winters night - and wouldn't this fabric combination make a festive quilt to take us into the new year.

Thank you Linda and Chrissy for organizing this fun contest!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Something Festive

Thank you Grandma Lily for the old chair - we miss you 

My kitchen table needed an update for the current season.

A few months ago I bookmarked this table runner pattern created by Rebecca Silbaugh from Ruby Blue Quilting Studio for Moda Bake Shop.

 Originally I thought a Christmas themed charm pack would be perfect, but when I saw Fig Tree's new line Tapestry I knew a fall table runner was in order.

I love this new line and am very tempted to purchase some fat quarters to turn into a lap sized version of the Yellow Brick Road pattern for the living room upstairs.

So here is my new table runner occupying center stage until something Christmasy is made (or perhaps unpacked).
The pumpkin faces were too cute to pack up - even though Halloween was long past...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tossing my hat in the ring...

While browsing some of my favorite quilt/craft related blog sites I came across this contest:


 Now I have to admit that I already am a big fan of this fabric shop and love that they offer the option of purchasing fat quarters of every print they carry.  Now the shop is offering the chance to create your own personal collection of 8 prints as part of the Guest Curator Contest.

Here is "Elephant Parade" (perhaps this is too close to my own home - elephants stampeding throughout my house in the forms of a 1, 3, 7, and 9 year-old).

Perhaps it is my four children's obsession with all things cuddly that made the Elephant print from Tim and Beck's Jungle Bungle collection seem like the perfect starting fabric.  Wouldn't this print make a fun make-up bag?  I can already envision this bag lined with either of the red prints. Also these prints would make great fabric boxes for a toy room or child's closet. Or (okay, I'll go with the obvious) these prints would make a great baby set of bibs and burp cloths for an upcoming baby shower. 

Thank you Sew Lux for the fun contest - I think a second entry is in the making...