“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way--things I had no words for.”

~ Georgia O'Keeffe

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Country Picnic Tablerunner

I have to admit that I love, love, love Denyse Schmidt's fabrics. I became a fabric addict after her popular Flea Market Fancy was here and gone so I never had the chance to jump on that bandwagon. I climbed on around the time that County Fair canvas made an appearance and I was hooked! I bought what I could, when I could and took advantage of some awesome clearance sales. My stash of County Fair is slowly dwindling and that makes me sad. I sometimes throw a swatch in here or there just to stretch it out. I keep all of my "Denyse" fabrics in a separate basket, as I do with all of my Anna Maria Horner fabrics, they're just THAT special. I have loved all of Denyse's fabric lines, even the underrated Greenfield Hill, it's so classic and sophisticated. This Country Picnic Tablerunner blends several fabrics lines creating a charming home accent with a vintage vibe.

Country Picnic Patchwork Tablerunner, created entirely of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. A charming assortment of swatches from various fabric lines. Adds a cozy, vintage touch to your dining table, coffee table, sideboard or dresser. Measures 40" x 15". Reversible! Warm and white batting, quilted in a classic stippling design. Backed and bound with more Denyse Schmidt fabrics.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

More Sassy Aprons

The time has come to kick things up in the kitchen and wear a sassy apron!

Turquoise Lily Flouncy Apron. Vibrant and bright with colorful abstract lilys. Created with Tina Given's Haven's Edge fabric. Accented with Metro Living Pewter Rings fabric and a plush velvet ribbon on the pocket...so fancy!

Folklorico Flouncy Apron. Vibrant and bright with colorful abstract flowers. Created with Alexander Henry's Folklorico fabric.

Violet Haven Flouncy Apron. Whimiscal and romantic, created with Haven's Edge fabric by Tina Givens and Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner.

Luna Moth Flouncy Apron. Stunning and modern, created with Flora and Fauna fabric by Patty Young and Nicey Jane by Heather Bailey. Accented with ecru Ric Rac.

Yacht Club, Flouncy Apron. Vivid and elegant created with black and white vintage British newsprint with pops of bold red. Embellished with a "cheeky houndstooth" fabric for the pocket, waistband and straps.

Ooh La La, Flouncy Apron. Fresh and flirty created with sassy pink checked fabric adorned with Eiffel Tower emblems. Embellished with a juanty ruffle and pocket of black and white polka dotted fabrics as well as decorative zig zag stitching.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Quilt for Judy

I love this quilt. It makes me feel happy and warm. I made this quilt with lots of love for a wonderful woman to express how much I cherish her presence in my life and in the life of my daughter. She is so very special to our family.

I started with a fat quarter bundle of Lakeside Cottage from the Fat Quarter Shop and mixed in several solids including lots of Kona Bone. The striped binding blends in all the colors of the quilt. The big blocks are called Star of Virginia that I created using this tutorial.

I created the back from a panel that came with the fat quarter bundle. I cut the squares apart and sashed them with the bronze solid.

The quilt matches the colors of Judy's home and is the perfect home accent for the upcoming seasons, Autumn and Winter. I hope this quilt keeps Judy and her doggy, Frasier, warm and snug for years to come.

Our doggy, Jack, gives it his seal of approval!