sometimes my husband comes home at night and says "your blog is really quiet...how am i supposed to know what's going on?" to which i give him a nasty look to his smirk. we talk every night. he knows what's going on. but it does shed light that i do a lot of "stuff" that doesn't make it onto the blog these days and often it looks like i sit in a warm cozy chair under a quilt sipping hot chocolate reading a book and then every once in a while i sew and show you how to make something...
i feel like this winter has passed me by (and i am SO OKAY with that) because for the past 4 or 5 weeks i've been holed up in my basement listening to talk radio, pandora, and some chic flicks on netflix, all the while sewing, and sewing, and sewing, and then sewing some more. unpicking when there are mistakes to figure out...and then sewing again.
but it is all worth it because i love it.
i truly and honestly love doing what i do.
enough about me and lets show you all the stuff i've been doing to cause me to shed thread like a dog sheds hair in the spring.
i'd like to introduce the patterns that will go with my simply style collection with moda fabrics:
this line much like my first has a great array of color, ombre, and tone on tone. it was really fun to come up with patterns for this line :)
here's the first, bubbles:
the large version is 68" x 80"
ideally this is a great boy quilt but if you add pink in place of any of those colors it would make an awesome modern looking girl quilt as well.
baby quilt size 34" x 40"
large quilt size 68" x 80"
bubbles is available in PDF and in PAPER
up next we have kaleidoscope:
quilt size 86" x 90" finished
quilted by felicia graves
kaleidoscope is available in PDF and PAPER
now next on the list is something every sewer needs.
my color block zipper pouches:
(by the way side note: i have to give a shout out to my photographer...my 11 year old. he takes great pictures when i tell him i need him to take silly pictures of me holding my projects. he's been taking pictures of me "holding all sorts of bags" for about 4 years now. yup. he started when he was 7.)
large pouch: 9 1/2" x 7"finished
medium pouch: 8 1/2" x 5" finished
small pouch: 7 1/2" x 3" finished
color pouch is available in PDF and in PAPER.
next on the list...
introducing the hampton weekend bag:
now next on the list is a bag. i always seem to have a soft spot for bags. i like really like them. :)
this slouchy bag is perfect for your weekend getaway when all you need is a bathing suit and sunscreen. fancy enough for the night out, casual enough to take it anywhere. this bag is by far my favorite bag ive made.
she has snaps, O rings on the handles and two big pockets inside. one zipper pocket and one open pocket for easy grabbing access.
this is a must have basic bag.
of course it would be a cute bag in any fabric...
(this fabric was also made with skirts in mind...oooooh yeeeeah baby!)
bag is 16" x 18" finished
has snaps, "O" rings, a zipper pocket and deep pockets.
lining is on the lightweight side so it slouches just right.
hampton weekend bag is available in PDF and PAPER.
and last but not least.
my favorite picture this time around because of the baby and the hexagons and well everything about it i guess.
let me introduce the confetti quilt and banner:
i loved working with the precut hexis and am super excited to think of new patterns for them.
this time around i made this lovely quilt by piecing and appliquéing the hexes onto my quilt background.
it's a quick and lovely quilt that is sure to dazzle your little person...or big person too.
this quilt comes in two sizes
the baby one pictured here is 48" x 48" finished
the large throw (not pictured) is 72" x 96"
btw her name is charlotte.
baby quilt 48" x 48"finished
banner 20 hexes across double sided
large throw quilt 72" x 96" finished
confetti quilt patterns are available in pdf and in pre-order in paper (expect a 2 week wait)
okay there you have it.
what do you think?
which one is your favorite??
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have a fantabulous weekend.
hopefully you'll get some sewing time in!
we'll talk soon :)