Sunday, December 25, 2011

I've been working on a ton of stuff...

...but some of it is meant to be a surprise, so I can't share pictures until the holidays are well past.  In the meantime, I have found an amazing way to use scraps of fabric that are too precious to throw away but too small to put into a quilt.

Behold: flannel fabric note cards.

I love the way these look and feel.  This first batch is made using Anna Maria Horner's Folksy Flannels line (oh, I'm making MYSELF a quilt out of that fabric, by the way).  There are four sets of cards (four in a set) available on at

Hope you all had a great holiday! 

Friday, December 2, 2011

Echo Quilt: Letting the Fabric Talk!

Some fabrics are best left to speak for themselves.  While it's a fun challenge to do an ultra complicated quilt, just sewing together some strips can be more effective.  Lotta Jansdotter's Echo collection (available here) is a distinctly Scandinavian collection that, in my opinion, shouldn't be sliced into too small of pieces.  Instead, I sliced mine into strips of varying widths and sewed them together into this simple lap quilt:

This was a relaxing project, and  I love the result.  The layers are stippled together and then bound in navy fabric, with a little strip of one of the aqua prints.  I could see this fabric collection becoming the basis of an entire bedroom set --- curtains, pillows, bedskirt etc. etc. with some Ikea furniture.  Alas, I am in no mood to repaint a room, so the quilt will be available in my etsy store.