“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, November 20, 2013

For the Love of Anna! Jewel Box Quilt.

Jewel Box Quilt

Well, I'm sure it's no secret that I have a HUGE crush on all things Anna Maria Horner. Love, love, love that girl and everything she does!  I created a special quilt just for me a while ago using mostly her flannels and velveteens. So warm and cozy! The amazing thing about her fabrics is they commingle so easily, regardless of color or collection, in beautiful cohesive harmony (kind of how the world should work...).  

I wanted to build the quilt around the Little Folks Square Dance Voile so I fussy cut the small tiles and just began the random patchwork process. Many of these fabrics are from my scrap collection and working with them made me yearn (yes, I said yearn) for her older collections. Oh, what I would do for her Good Folks collection to be re released!!

I tend to prefer to use a solid border so the binding really stands out so I went with Bella Solid in Aqua and then Loulouthi Stockings for the binding.

The really luxurious element is the backing...wide sections of AMH flannel! Oh yes, warm, cozy flannel, mmmmm! I usually save my flannels for the smaller baby quilts but decided that this quilt needed a flannel backing, just because. Measures 40" x 57". A generous size quilt for the crib, a coverlet for a big girl bed or just thrown over the couch for an elegant lap quilt.

In the Mama Roux SHOP!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Shiny, Happy Fabric!

Yeah! New fabrics are in the house! I happened upon an awesome sale at Fabric.com (20% additional savings on Clearance prices) plus free shipping comes to about $5.00/yard, Woo Hoo! 

I ordered these adorable Jenean Morrison prints from her In My Room line.
So, so cute!

And these sweet purple, pink and blue fabrics
Valori Wells Novella Chevron and Novella Raindrops, a few more Jenean Morrison fabrics, Anna Maria Horner Field Study, and some yummy Denyse Schmidt Shelburne Falls.

At my local Joann's I found a 40% off sale on designer fabrics so I added a few select prints to my ever growing collection of Denyse Schmidt fabrics. 
I so love all the orange!

I've been waiting to cut into these lovelies until I took
these photos...so off to the cutting table I go. 

Happy fabric = Happy me!