Friday, October 25, 2013
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
okay be forewarned. LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES. :)
this time around i had a lot help. between pattern testing, editing, and then having fabric show up only 11 days ago i had many who also helped with the sewing.
lani, erika, megan, amy, and sarah (who does not have a blog but is a wonderful friend and seamstress), were HUGE in helping me get to market with patterns and projects ready this time around. thank you ladies, there is NO way i was going to be able to make it without your help.
but first things first! the winner of the yummy jelly roll before it hits stores!
I love your style and so I am not surprised the fabrics in your line are gorgeous! I am crazy about the ombre fabrics. This is one line where I will have to purchase some sort of bundle of the whole line. I love all of the fabrics. Congratulations on all of your success and your beautiful fabric line!
whoooooot! you are the winner lady! congrats! and thank you ALL for the lovely comments about the new line.
okay so now are you ready to see what we've done with the fabric?
onto the patterns:
first we have flower box
the quilt featured measures: 52" x 68"
was quilted by felicia graves
buy the pdf pattern here
buy the paper pattern here
the banner featured in the pictures will be a free pattern later on this spring when the fabric comes to stores.
it features using moda's newest precut that big slice of pizza looking thing that i can not for the life of me remember what it's called. anyways, look for it this spring i'll give step by step pictures and instructions here on the blog for shop owners and individuals for ideas on how use this precut! :) yay!
okay so you know i have a soft spot for pillows. so this time around it was the perfect time to introduce a pattern that includes a few of my favorite pillows:
the textured throw pillow pattern includes:
instructions for faux pleats, twists and braided pillows
this fabric is pretty darn cool each of the stripes are 5 1/2" each. and i have had a lot of fun with the fabric i've been able to work with at this time. i have a lot more up my sleeve when it comes to this fabric so stay tuned. ;)
faux pleated pillows are 17" square finished.
this awesome pillow is my ever popular pillow i made a long time ago. it uses a jelly roll and it comes out looking pretty cool. :)
it's an awesome way to use a jelly roll or lots of scraps. :) scrap busting is always a good thing so you can make more room for new stuff.
braided pillow is 17" x 25" finished
last but not least in the textured pillow pattern we have the twisted flowers. this pillow is pretty and would be a gorgeous addition to any couch or little girls room. this one measures 20" x 20" finished and is using my new fabric but this one:
is using the ombre fabric you can get your hands on now. (it looks extra sweet in my past ombre fabrics if i do say so myself) ;)
so to recap:
faux pleated pillows 17" x17" finished
braided pillow: 17" x 25"finished
twisted pillow: 20" x 20" finished
up next is a personal favorite lucky stars:
lucky stars has a pixalated look to it and looks way more complicated than it is
this quilt measures 54" x 72"
was quilted by megan bohr.
next is the string block zipper pouches:
perfect to show off or use your favorite fabric line or fabrics together...
the instructions are step by step on how to make a string block zipper pouch...
a large zipper pouch measuring 9" x 5"
and a little zipper pouch perfect for your hex's and little scissors or thread measuring 6" x 3"
or use the laminates to create great makeup bags. :)
seriously who doesn't love having zipper pouches?
next up we have to the point quilt pattern:
the throw size measures 64" x 80"
these are seriously yummy if you ask me. :)
next and last on the list is a quilt pattern i've had in my head for a long time. i was just waiting for the right fabric line.
this line was it.
this pattern again showcases the ombre color block fabric as the body of the sewing machine.
and is for the sewing enthusiast. do you love to make handmade things? this quilt is for you. do you know someone who likes to make things this quilt is for them.
would love to see if you choose the same aqua sewing machine color or if you are a pink, blue, grey or lime sewing machine girl.
was quilted by angela walters
and is pretty darn awesome.
buy pdf pattern here
buy paper pattern here.
phew! that was a lot of work and a lot of pictures. but i feel like its worth it to show them off properly.
but i'm not done...
life would not be complete this time around without some matching thread right??
introducing color me happy thread. matching my newest line perfectly.
PRE ORDER thread here.
there you have it.
what i've been working on for what seems like forever.
now for a little extra fun and a thank you:
and really you could just skip telling me here and just get the 35 percent off...but i actually like to hear what you guys think! okay off to pack.
i'm tired. you tired? can't.stop.now.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
yes, i think most of us are on the same page by far this one is a favorite. i am so super excited that you guys love it as much as i do!
i may have even gone to target with "i've been sewing in my basement haven't really seen the sun for a couple of weeks" look and it wasn't till i saw a neighbor that i realized...i look like crap...and then i hid, quickly got the milk i went in for and ran back home to the safety of my basement.
there is no way i could have done all the sewing all by myself this time around.
i've had a lot of help this time. when i finally have everything back i'll list off all the awesome women that helped with this round of sewing craziness.
i'll be showing off new patterns and picking a winner the beginning of next week of the free (waaaaaay before you can get it) jelly roll of color me happy. and maybe we'll even have a special for a short time only discount on all patterns.
but before the rest of the quilts come back and need finishing touches...i think i'll jump in the shower real quick cause i'm pretty sure i scared a couple of target employees and i might not be as lucky next time in my quick ninja hiding skills from people i know.
we'll talk soon.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
in this line i also included some pretty little modern sprouts, bold ikat, and vintage flowers among other things.
this time we included color block ombre. and yes, we have patterns that will go just for these so shops can show off some of the cool stuff you can do with it.
here's one sneak peek of what i've been sewing with the color block ombre. i can NOT wait to see what you guys do with it!!!!
i also cant wait to show you the other patterns i've created for this line. :) soon.
color me happy makes me so darn happy. the color and design are all my fav. so color me happy is a perfect name.
color me happy will debut at fall market 2013 and will ship to stores in MARCH 2014
AAAAAAACKKKKK! *pinch* yeah i can pretty much just sit and stare at them both and sigh with happiness.
but i want to hear what you think!
we'll talk soon. ;)
Posted by V and Co. at 10/10/2013