Thursday, January 20

A Breath of Fresh Air

A breath of fresh air. . .a line that has multiple meanings as I blog today.
With a temp that is zero and winds making it feel like -30 stepping outside means breathing in darn cold fresh air.....and when you step into the shop to warm up you'll be greeted by bright spring fabrics that are definitely a breath of fresh air from the weather outside.

These adorable little bloomers and britches are an easy to make item for any little kid.
This pattern by Jackie Clark gives you options on making either bloomers or britches in sizes newborn to 4T.

"Blue Light Special" came to us in pinks and reds. This quilt is very different from our typical patterns of choice in both colors and border styles. All fabrics used were from Luna Notte by Moda's 3 sisters fabrics, and gives this quilt a very old, antique/Victorian look. The quilt also features six borders!

A.B.C. and going to school. We sat and pondered what to make with our alphabet panels and came up with this. If you are looking to make a baby or kid quilt that is super simple this is the ticket as it's fast to sew and doesn't require a lot of fabric!

One of our more "shop fitting" fabric arrivals the UPS man dropped off.
This Blackbird Design fabric, "Antique Fair" by Moda sewed up lovely in the simple "Simplicity" pattern by This & That patterns. We expect this beautiful yardage to arrive sometime next month.

Remember that breath of fresh air in the fabrics?

Well. . .this is one of those breaths. This fun "Sunkissed" fabric designed by Sweetwater for Moda has been a great pick-me-upper this week. It has wonderfully soft and sweet greens, yellows, pinks and oranges. The pattern above was a front cover feature in a previous Quilt Sampler magazine and can be used as a table topper, wall hanging, or if you're on the shorter order like me a nice lap quilt.

Darci (yes, believe it or not) has been in love working with these fabrics!! A sign the shop will change over to these fabrics...probably not, but when it's this darn cold and snowy nothing will get you cheered up better than "Fresh Flowers" by Deb Strain of Moda fabrics. The table runner shown in this photo is a free pattern to accompany the fabric line with fun dimensional "buds" in the border.

Until next time, we hope that sunkissed thoughts about warm sunny days and fresh flowers may fill your thoughts.
Happy Quilting!!

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