Friday, February 8, 2013

V and Co: simply style new patterns spring 2013

sometimes my husband comes home at night and says "your blog is really 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...
as much as i don't think i would be happy being THAT relaxed...i do love posts like this where i can show off some of the crap i've been up to. and now those around me can actually see in pictures really that i wasn't lying and that i do really work from home so please excuse when i answer the door at noon in my pjs with string hanging from places string should not hang from.
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:
i wanted a pattern that showed off the ombre fabric in the line. i'm really having a lot of fun thinking up ideas for ombre fabric and this time i used it to create these awesome diamond-y looking bubbles. the only ombre not used in the line for this pattern was the eggplant. but no worries i'll work something out with just that...maybe this summer. :)
originally i was just going to make the large twin size but you know me and baby sized quilts...i kind of freaking love i made a baby version as well.
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 is 34" x 40" finished
trust me there's a whole slew of patterns coming your way using my ombre fabric. i really can't do them fast enough! but i'll pace myself starting with this one first. :)
the sizes:
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:
 this quilt was created to show off the whole line. it uses every fabric in the line and the binding is scraps of the left over fabric from the blocks.
this is a great pattern to use a whole line with, it doesn't get overwhelming because of all the background separating all the different colors. that's kind of how i roll, i like to see each fabric so i separate them with background fabric.

it's a large quilt it is 86" x 90" finished and super lovely to snuggle under on a couch or when the weather gets better, to take on a picnic... this quilt has a great airy feel to it that will make you so happy especially with all the color you get to look at!

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:
who doesn't love little zippered pouches? when i was looking for fabric to go with this pattern i immediately thought the large flowers in my line would go perfectly of course you could always use any of the other fabrics, but the matching of the flowers i think is perfect. i also would love to make a few beach hats out of these fabrics! i think i will.
i give instructions for the three sizes. the smallest one can carry all your simply color aurifil thread and cute embroidery scissors, and the best part about it is that if fits perfectly into you largest pouch. that middle one can be used to house all your appliqué stuff or your finished hexies. that large one? well just stuff it with all the other crap that goes with sewing on the go.
i love my color block pouches. line it up with some plastic coated fabric...and you have yourself an adorable set of makeup pouches.
(by the way side note: i have to give a shout out to 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 little lady was in my head the minute i knew my ombre chevrons were going to be part of this collection.
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.
the bag is 16" x 18" finished

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...

but seriously. this fabric was made for this bag. what color would you pick? all of them? yeah, me too.

(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:
moda has a new pre cut called honey comb. it's 6" across pre cut hexagons. and well it's pretty much the boss.
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.

the honey comb precuts include all the fabrics in the line including the ombre's and chevrons.
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"
and well i guess i should mention that no, the adorable cute baby is not included
and there is no explanation on how to make said cute baby in the pattern.
btw her name is charlotte.
and her rolls are to die for. almost as much as her HUGE smile. :)

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??

for this weekend only get 20 percent off any pdf pattern just type in 20PDF at check out.

have a fantabulous weekend.
hopefully you'll get some sewing time in!
we'll talk soon :)


Cristina said...

Oh I love them all! Kaleidoscope and Confetti are my most favorite... Even if they don't come with the cute baby :)

mascanlon said...

Holy smoke, you have been working hard! Love them all but Confetti is my favorite! And the Ombré chevron is da bomb!

janequiltsslowly said...

I love the new fabric lne! Bubbles is my favorite pattern. Cute baby.

CitricSugar said...

They're all lovely but my favourite part is that some of the photos make it look like your wee girl is holding up the quilts!

Oh, she is so cute, my ovaries hurt. :-)

Lisa Merkley said...

I am drooling. LOVE the bag. Like, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY love it! Ombre Chevrons. Drool.

And I like the Kaleidoscope pattern. Might just have to make that one at my quilt retreat coming up!

Anonymous said...

Uaaahhh, I love it all! So nice and sweet - the colours are wonderful and the little photo models are so cute. A few minutes ago I bought your new fabrics for a Dresden Plate by Grete from Stoffsalat. Thank you for your inspiring blog. Best whishes Britta

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I mean - best wishes ;) Britta

Kelly said...

Kaleidoscope & the Hampton weekend bag are my favourites. They are gorgeous!!

charlotte said...

Confetti, kaleidoscope, bag, pouch and that order. But all very lovely and I want to make them all. Great job again Vanessa and the fabric is another hit!

Judy said...

The best part of everything that you design is that it's just not quilts. I love the pouches but Kaleidoscope is by far the prettiest. Beautiful work.

Paula said...

Bubbles for me. Love it!!

Villas for Rent in Italy said...

I have seen many images of many kids but the way you share all images kids + quilts amazing hats off to you.

MalinisQuilts said...

Awesome looking patterns. The baby is adorable :-). I love the bag so much.

ann said...

Oh come on, you could have put instructions for baby making in the pattern too.......50 shades of ombré, no?

Miwako said...

I love them ALL!

Jennifer said...

Wow! So wondrful! I don't quilt but I love the bag and the banner! And th baby! Lol.

Esch House Quilts said...

Bubbles is my favorite and I NEED a chevron bag in navy for the summer. When does the fabric hit the stores?

trish said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! It all looks amazing Vanessa!! My favorite is "kaleidoscope". :o) And Charlotte's fussy little head. She is too cute!
Have a great weekend! Trish xo

Cindy said...

It really shows that you love what you're doing. All your new patterns are gorgeous. And the baby couldn't be cuter!!

Lindsey said...

I think I like Kaleidoscope and Confetti the best. I'm so excited for the honeycombs, and love what you did with them!

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Lindos trabalhos como sempre,parabéns.Amei .hexágonos são meu vício.Bençãos.

craftytammie said...

that might be the best round up ever. and now i want another baby. so excited for your new line and the patterns look amazing!

Emily said...

I love the Weekend Bag! I would definitely make it in navy blue (I love navy blue) but all the colors are nice.

Can't wait until your new fabric is available!!

Kelly O. said...

love these patterns but I'm still very attached to your houndstooth pattern... i'm planning to make it from the solid ombre (simply colour)in pink and grey-- can't wait!

Rebecca Grace said...

Ooh, I love the new fabrics! Especially the ombre chevron; that's just delicious. I love the kaleidoscope quilt best. And seriously? How funny would it be if you DID put instructions in the pattern telling how to make the cute little baby? Hah! ;-)

barbaradougherty126 said...

Love. Them. All. Wow.

Mindy said...

Oh. My. Gosh... V!!! These are amazing!! The fabric and the projects. You are amazing! <3

Raddness said...

So...I am not a huge chevron fan but the ombré chevron!!! Are you kidding me? I'll take every color PLEASE! And the bag pattern too - Awesome!

elizabeth said...

oh wow--i am oohing and ahhing at the computer--my hubbee just came in and said, "what, what? oh, that." i want everything!!! i desperately need to find a place to order your fabric. i want to make the bag and I cant decide on colors... the bubbles quilt is adorable!!

Terri said...

I love them all!! They are absolutely beautiful

Carla said...

CONFETTI is brilliant! I love how it is so playful. Looks something like one I did from your fabrics. It is so beautiful.
I'm inspired ; )

Lex said...

I love the bubbles one, it reminds me of a Tula pink quilt (stardust I think), but on a much more manigable scale. I also love the confetti one - I have been crushing hard on hexigons but haven't tried any out yet

Michelle said...

Love them all!! And seeing large Dresden plates in my future with the ombré chevron fabrics.

CathyK said...

It is so hard to pick a favorite, but if I HAD to I would say Kaleidoscope!

Tammy said...

Oh dear lordy...My bank account just went BOOM!!!! Love them all!!!!!

Libby said...

They are all wonderful patterns ~ My favorite is the kaleidscope quilt, the bag and the pouches ~
Can't wait to get them ordered ~~~


Jessica said...

These are WONDERFUL! I'm in love with the ombre chevron- and that bag!! I need it :)

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Awesome as always Vanessa!

b said...

I can't pick!!! They're all great!!!

Congrats on a great selection of new patterns!


Larissa@Just Another Day in Paradise said...

You are insane...insanely awesome. I would make every single thing...since I don't quilt great though I would probably start with the bag and pouches. Love it all. AND you know I love your material, of course.

Summer said...

Oh these are all so cute! I looove the color block pouches :)


Lisas Mom said...

You have been busy! :) I luv your Bubbles pattern.

Shalini said...

I love the beauty and simplicity of your work. Such clean lines. All of it is gorgeous, but especially Love the Bag. Fabrics are amazing too. :-D

Dairygal said...

I love the kaleidoscope quilt. Is it jelly roll friendly?

Cathy said...

I love them ALL!! I need these patterns!! My fingers are itching to get at them!! I see a road trip to Intrepid Thread in my future!!

bethanndodd said...

Oh my! The bag has to be my absolute fav! I can't get over that chevron ombré fabric!! (can't wait to make a skirt with it!). Confetti is a close second, who doesn't love hexies?!? Congrats on all your great patterns! Smiles-Beth

Cindy said...

Love your new line! I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Mary Deckert said...

Beautiful projects! I do believe Kaleidoscope may be my next project! Can you tell me what background fabric/color you used?

Mary Deckert said...

Opps :) I saw on the pattern order page that it's Bellla bleached white ~ perfect!

Aimee said...

Love all of your new patterns! Just bought Kaleidoscopic and the Pouches patterns. Thank you for the discount!

Amy DeCesare said...

Thanks so much for the discount! I'm buying the pouch and purse patterns right now. I am in love with the ombre chevrons. They are almost as cute as those little baby tree-trunk legs!

bdaiss said...

Ooo! I adore Kaleidoscope the most. Great job on all of them though! Love the use of negative space to highlight the fabric.

cat and vee xoxo said...

oh far out these patterns are so awesome!! You have been working SO hard!! Love love love them all, but especially Bubbles and Confetti.

I really love that your patterns are achievable by beginner sewers - or even more experienced sewers like me who are still a little daunted by following patterns to the letter. The Kaleidoscope quilt looks really effective and amazing - and from a distance, like you have to sew with diamonds. So clever.

I have your Valentine pattern coming up next, and just got my pink ombre fabric in the mail for it. Don't think I'll finish in time for Valentine's Day though ...

thanks so much for sharing all the gorgeous pics and patterns.

Lisa E said...

I love, love your stuff! I have Simply Color and can hardly wait to supplement it with Simply Style.

Michele said...

They all are simply fabulous. I can't wait to get my hands on the new line too.

K-Sue said...

I love the ombre chevron fabric!

Melanie said...

Love the patterns! Hmmm...which one to start first :)

PS: Definitely cute baby! My youngest had chubby legs too, which I loved :)

Lindsay Conner said...

What an inspiring collection of patterns! I pretty much died when I saw that cute baby with the hexi quilt. :)

Jen Crutchfield said...

The confetti quilt is my favorite. And OH MY WORD those baby legs are DELICIOUS!!!

Alexandra said...

What a fabric line!!!!!!WOW, love the colours and designs....ombre chevron stripes...come to mama!
LOve the bubbles pattern

Can I eat Charlotte, those cheeks need eating up and bubbles blown on fat thighs.....only time females can get away with fat thighs!!!!!!!!!!!

keep quilting like the star you are.....I have been reading your blog for years and am so proud (and jealous) of your success. Go girl xoxoxoxoxo

Lapel Pins said...

Wow! These are awesome quilts which you share thank you dear I got many new ideas.

Helen L said...

Love your color block pouches (love that they nest!), and your kaleidoscope quilt, and the ombre herringbone fabric: oh my!!! that one is brilliant!!

Unknown said...

I saw the article about you in the Gazette today. I LOVE the Confetti quilt and your whole line of fabric. Now, how quickly can I get my stack of to do projects done so I can justify to my husband why I need to buy the pattern and material? Ugh, they just don't understand! J/K!

Speattle said...

I just sewed up one of your Color Block pouches last night for a gift. What a darling pattern! I added some rickrack trim to the outside of mine. Great way to use up some of the endless stash.

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