Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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!

36 comments:

Blue Is Bleu said...

Ooooh I'm in love! Definitely goes on my 'Buy' list!

Lara said...

I love love love this fabric Amy. It's just so darn darling it's not funny. I will definitely be hoarding this line. And I agree! I wonder what she'll do next :)

Lovely projects you completed too! Where do you find the time?!

x

Live a Colorful Life said...

I'm SOOO excited about this fabric line. I love it all!

Kristy said...

This really is a beautiful line! Can't wait to sew with it!

Midnight Amy said...

I have admired Sarah Jane's work on Etsy for years. I have wanted to get a family tree print for a long time, but the thought of a family tree quilt is much more exiting! Thanks for sharing pics of what looks like an amazing trip. :)

~The Bargain Babe said...

So darn cute! I love the paper airplane. :)

randi said...

i absolutely LOVE this line! can't wait til it is released! :)

notes of sincerity said...

That is such darling fabric! You are a lucky lady to have created such lovely items for the show!! :o) You did such a beautiful job. :o)

ecuakim said...

I've been wondering who did the family tree quilt!!! Oh my goodness it's gorgeous. I just love it. Any chance of it becoming (or already is) a pattern?

Nedra said...

I'm amazed you all could pull off a Market booth in such a short period of time. Good job!

Anna said...

everything is so pretty! my girls would love it. the airplanes are super cool. :) everything is just beautiful!

Aunt Spicy said...

so much for me not buying any fabric....

Emma said...

These prints are truly lovely, I'm so glad Sarah Jane has gone into fabric. I'm now planning to make a little pinwheel pillow of my own, thanks for the inspiration!

Kristie said...

I just love this line. The paper airplane is just so perfect! And the family tree quilt hanging is sweet as well. Like I need another fabric crush!!

DeeRoo said...

AMY!!! That quilt and pillows are wonderful! Did you get to keep them? I sure hope so!
You are right, those are perfect colors, so cool and fresh and that little doll house and tricycle, your friend did a fabulous job setting up her booth and how lucky was she to have a helper like you!:)
xo

patsy said...

I AM SO IN LOVE WITH THIS FABRIC!
and so sad....
I promised myself to stop buying fabric for a while- oh the misery!!

I just can't stand it! I HAVE TO have some!!!!
~GREAT job sewing~

LittleLucyGoosey said...

LOVE this line! I must have the rockets! And I love your adorable airplane quilt!

RachellaBella said...

all I can say is, "I.want.that.fabric." {gorgeous!!}

Linda said...

I adore this fabric line! I must, must have some!!!

Melissa {polkadot chair} said...

I CAN NOT wait for that fabric! You are so lucky to get to play with it early!! It's my favorite one of all the quilt market preview's I've seen!
Your quilts are BEAUTIFUL!!
Melissa

Sarah Jane said...

oh wow! What a great post amy. I couldn't think of a better person to get their hands on it:) I've had so many lovely comments on your work. congrats! xoxo
sarah jane:)

taralazar said...

Gorgeous! I think I may have found the fabrics for my daughter's new bedroom!

lifeinredshoes said...

This line of fabric is just so happy! And lucky Sarah, to have you involved :)

Linda said...

What a great booth to showcase some really great "stuff"! Thanks for showing us!

Hannah S said...

You are talented! Thanks for sharing more photos. I was able to help Sarah too but I made two little pennant buntings. No time at all. You made so many things! You rock. They are beautiful.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

So cute Amy! I didn't realize you got to sew her darling quilts! :)

Rhanda said...

Fabrics are darling! Especially love the quilt with the paper airplane and its flight path. Cute!!!

madebymum said...

I am soo excited about this collection. Do you know when it will be released?

sukie said...

I didn't know you help make the family tree. It for sure caught my eye at Market! Great work Amy!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Thanks for helping me meet Sarah. Her stuff is amazing. I can't wait to make something with it.

Sherri said...

Yes, Sarah's booth was amazing. I now stalk her blog, lol! I can't wait for her stitchery patterns, either...Love. Them!

Kristen said...

I seriously love this fabric. I wish I had the money to play with ALL of them especially the boys fabrics!!! I might have to break down and buy the bikes and paper hats!

Jan Quigley said...

Love the fabric, the colours just work so well. The gorgeous dollhouse caught my eye, not only do I have a thing for dollhouses, we're currently painting our 2 storey weatherboard house the exact same colours.

Danielle Bartran said...

I'm in love with this fabric. I can't wait to hear how (& when) to buy it!!

Amy said...

Her designs and your work are adorable. I hope to get my hands on some of these fabrics, too!

g said...

Love it all.