Monthly Archives: September 2012

Hot Pad Apron made from Home Front fabrics

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I really do love the Home Front collection, it’s just so bright and cheery!  I came across an apron pattern that I thought was adorable, so I decided to make one up with this collection.  It’s the Hot Pad Apron from Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders.  I love the silhouette of the apron, I think its very stylish and flattering.  It was so easy to sew up, the whole thing (including cutting the fabrics), took me about 2 hours.  It’s a pretty clever design because of the hidden hot pads within the inside of the apron. 

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Starlight Table Topper in Shimmering Frost

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The inspiration for the Starlight Table Topper came from a block I like a lot, A Girl’s Favorite (in the corners and center). I thought it complemented the Shimmering Frost collection with its wintry, holiday feel. The combination of the block’s design and the placement of color values gives the block a feel of transparency. I chose another block, Sky Rocket, to tie the blocks together and add some movement. This more advanced block may be a piecing challenge. I am pleased with the secondary pattern formed by the touching of the Sky Rocket points!

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Another new collection to share….Shimmering Frost!

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I was asked to create a collection using a very popular past collection as inspiration, known as “Twilight Frost”.  So I gladly took on the task of creatingShimmering Frost to have a similar feel and yet a touch of me included.  We wanted to keep with similar colors of blues and greens, but I also wanted to add black and grays since they are very popular these days.  I envisioned dark wintery nights, snowflakes falling, icicles forming, and stars gleaming.  The motifs are simple and airy, graphic and whimsical.

 

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Crystalline

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5 comments » catalog, fabric, fun, gifty, patterns, Quilt With Us

The Shimmering Frost collection typifies those structures in nature that are orderly, repeating and three-dimensional.  Of course, my mind’s eye saw ice crystals and when that happens, hold on!  The image was burned in my head and I was unable to deviate from it so, you get Crystalline!  It is one block repeating itself twenty-five times.  The wonderful thing about the block is that it creates a secondary repeating block.  This new block makes the finished quilt look very orderly and predictable and draws the eye.  The Shimmering Frost fabrics provide the differing hues which create the three-dimensional visual you see in a crystal.  I love the gradation of color in this collection.  It’s a designer’s dream!

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Introducing my new collection – Soaked!

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I really enjoyed designing the Soaked collection, I think it’s super cute!  I suppose psychologically I was inspired just by living in the Northwest and by the abundance of gray skies and rain we endure.  This collection is a fun way to appreciate a rainy day, wherever you may live.  I love the colors and  how the theme lends for some really cute images.  I don’t think this group is strictly for kids either, I think people of all age can find fun uses for this group.

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Rain Chain

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The idea of the Rain Chain quilt came from those beautifully artistic, functional contraptions that are used as downspouts instead of closed gutters. I love those things! Well, I have to tell you, this subject matter made me chuckle living in the Pacific Northwest where rain is a steady flow most of the year, but the individual fabrics in Soaked are so cute and unusual and I love the color scheme.

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We’ve got our winner for the Gidget 2 Sewing Station!

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We received a remarkable 1,022 entries on our Gidget 2 Sewing Station giveaway. Wow! Thank you so much to everyone who entered. Using a random number generator, we have selected the winner!
The person who will receive their very own Gidget 2 Sewing Station, courtesy of Arrow Cabinets and Connecting Threads is….Comment # 714 – Elaine Caissie
Not only are we excited to send Elaine her new sewing station, we are excited to share her organizational tip …

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