This bundle – Paperie by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics – has been sitting on the dresser in my sewing room for weeks. I am SO smitten with and I have been holding off cutting into it until I knew just the right thing to do with it.
This collection is full of so many sweet little details. Which, if you are familiar with Amy Sinibaldi – aka Nana Company – you already know she is a master of perfect detail.
Last night the perfect idea finally hit and I started cutting furiously once my kids were settled for the night.
I started sewing blocks and enjoying more little details as I cut into the fabric. I love that quote from Jane Eyre- my favorite book as a teenager. 🙂
Here are my blocks so far. This is from my Crossing Guard Pattern in Fabulously Fast Quilts. I am so smitten with the way it’s coming together. I’ve wanted to remake this pattern in scrappy prints (the original is in solids). I love all the low-volume prints in Paperie and I think it will create a whole new look for this quilt design. I’ll probably only do a crib size, and I think it will make such a pretty baby quilt.
Speaking of fabric I am totally smitten with right now, check out this Vintage Kitchen fabric by Andrea Muller for Riley Blake. I have been collecting pyrex for a few years now and love prints with vintage dishes on them. I think this collection may be my favorite vintage-dishes print yet!
I like that the prints are small enough that if you cut it up for piecing, you can still see the cute dishes.
SO many cute details to love in these prints. The cat! The tulips! The onions! The happy, anthropomorphic cloud!
In other fun fabric news, Westwood Acres is opening a new round of their popular I Want Her Stash and pattern club. There are some awesome faces in this group including Amanda Jean, Jeni Baker, and Denyse Schmidt! (holy smokes) I can’t wait to see what bundles they pick! (Click here to see the full list.)
This bundle club is extra fun because it includes a new, exclusive pattern with the bundle. Here’s a peek at the January bundle and pattern by Megan McNeilly of Lucy and Norman. Westwood Acres has other monthly clubs including their low volume Inside Voices club and their dreamy Liberty Club.
I love my bundles of fat quarters from last year’s stash – in fact I’m using them to pull fabrics for the upcoming Splendid Sampler. (I’m doing my best to channel Jen Kingwell now and make it super scrappy – at least 200 fabrics!)
If you haven’t heard about the Splendid Sampler, check out the website and Facebook group. It’s a free, year-long sampler quilt with over 100 quilt blocks and lots more besides, and it starts next week!
There is a lot going on behind this scenes around here right now – including this diamond block using Maureen Cracknell’s Fleet and Flourish. I am deep in the throes of prepping for QuiltCon which is only 2 weeks away. Yikes! I’m so excited and slightly nervous (okay, majorly nervous) as I’m teaching multiple classes and I’m a QuiltCon newbie. Anyone out there coming to QuiltCon? Are you a newbie too? If you’re a veteran, I’d love any advice as well as suggestions in what you liked best about classes/teachers.
Okay, whew. That was a lot of random stuff for one post. See? Like I said, a LOT going on around here. February is going to be a bit bananas! But a good kind of bananas. 😉