Memorial Day and a winner

It’s a holiday weekend around here so not much computer time. We’ve been visiting family a lot this weekend so I have had some good hexi time in the car.

Outside the weather feels like early March instead of the first day of summer. (boo.) We had a neighborhood breakfast this morning which had to be moved inside a neighboring church. Since we’ve been home I’ve been on a cleaning rampage.  Now I’m off to tackle my sewing room/disaster area.

But first, a winner of the SewObsessed Fabrics giveaway:
Jodi said…

N Jane, of course, and the MM Poppy line

Happy Memorial Day to those in the States.
And wherever you are, I hope your weather is more pleasant than ours.

Giveaway winner and Help for tornado victims

Before we get to the winner I just want to share a way we can help those in the US affected by the horrific tornadoes and storms in the mid-west and the south.  Jane shared with me this site, ‘Bama Bound Quilts, where they are taking donations for those who were made homeless by the round of storms in April.  If you are aware of other groups taking donations, please share in the comments. I will add them to the post.  You can also make donations through LDS Charities where 100% of your donation goes directly to those in need (none of your donation goes to administrative overhead) or to the Red Cross.

For more opportunities to help or contribute check here:
Old Red Barn Co.
Patchwork Times

I’m continually amazed by the generosity and the difference made by the blogging community coming together in service.

And now the Sew Mama Sew giveaway. Holy guacamole. I think that’s the biggest response I’ve ever had. I’m really sorry I don’t have something to give each of you. And now, the winner of the Robert Kaufman roll-up is #549:
Jess said…

drool… this is awesome!
Congratulations Jess, you lucky duck! But do not despair if you didn’t win this time – I have another sweet giveaway tomorrow!
(And because a post is not complete without a picture, I finally pulled out these blocks and laid them out for a quilt last night. I think it’s going to be a good one.)

New Fabric: Sarah Jane’s Children at Play

I hope you won’t mind indulging me in one final Quilt Market post. This booth belongs to Sarah Jane Wright, illustrator extraordinaire, who just released her first fabric collection with Michael Miller, Children at Play. Her booth was wonderful. But I’m a little bit biased.

Sarah’s collection is fabulous with 4 color ways. I especially love this color way for boys – so fresh and contemporary, but very boyish.  And I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the fabric itself as I got to be one of Sarah’s sewers in prep for her booth. 
Here are a couple of projects I got to work on from the above color way. The quilt is Sarah’s design – I love the paper airplane motif which is a big part of this color collection. Below is a pillow I made using Allison’s Sprockets tutorial. (I need to make a bunch of these – they’re so fast and fun.)
If you can believe it Sarah didn’t get her fabric in her possession until Tuesday, May 3 and had to have her booth complete and set up on Thursday, May 12. Just over one week to sew everything, can you imagine?! I seriously don’t know if she and her husband slept that week.
Another fun project I got to help with was Sarah’s family tree quilt. The panel in pink is SO darling. Sarah embroidered her family names, including her children’s names next to the three children, I helped with the piecing and a friend, Monica, did the quilting. (Monica did the quilting on the paper airplane quilt too.)
Doesn’t that floral look like a sweet little Liberty print?

Love the navy, red and green boy color way as well.  Goes with a great navy novelty print of little boys building rockets.

And you know I loved the red, pink and turquoise color way for the girls. I hand quilted this little pillow – the first hand-quilting project I’ve done in a while. I forgot how much I enjoy it – especially when it’s a little portable project like this one.
Sarah and her husband pulled off a beautiful first-Market booth! You can see more of Sarah’s pictures and details on her blog.It was so much fun to be able to attend Market in person and see some of my projects as part of the whole ensemble. 

 I think this fabric is going to be a hit. I’m already excited to see what she comes up with next!

Thanks again, Sarah Jane, for letting me play with your fabric!