Hey everyone! Yes: I am still alive =) !!! I know it’s been months (almost 3 to be exact *blushing*). A lot has happened between my last post and now, including my 3rd collection called Woodland Rose. I’ve been a busy bee sewing in preparation for Spring quilt market. In this post I’ll show you two quilt tops that i’ve made so far. Be prepared for a photo overload! That’s what happens when I haven’t posted in months.
First i’d like to introduce to you Woodland Rose! This debuts at Spring quilt market and will available in stores by Fall 2018. Be sure to tell your favorite quilt shop to order it! 😉
I named this collection after a rose garden adjacent to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington where I frequently visit and explore with my two boys. The evergreens/sage, deep reds and blues remind me of rainy and cold Fall days at the garden. Whereas the softer pinks and yellows and butterflies remind me of warmer, Summer days. I hope my collection can bring this special rose garden that I often frequent to your fingertips.
It’s hard to tell in photos, but similar to my last collection, there’s some gold metallic in the fabrics surrounding the butterflies.
I took over a hundred photos of my fabric to try to capture the metallic sparkle because i’m crazy like that. Still it’s hard to see, lol! I’m tellin’ ya…you just need to touch the fabric first hand and see for yourself.
Okay, moving right along here before I get side tracked and never post this :-[)
Here’s a photo of an almost completed quilt top that I made using Woodland Rose.
I love sharing with you all free patterns, so you can expect this pattern for free on my blog shortly after May. 🙂 I will of course do a post and let you all know when it’s available.
Here it is after I added the borders…
The best part of making a quilt is having my sons model it for me x-) How lucky am I to have such handsome quilt models!?
The little one still needs some practice though, haha! (To be fair, I guess I never told him to hold it up with his hands!)
Here’s the 2nd quilt I made using Woodland Rose fabrics (above and below). Since this collection won’t be available until Fall 2018, I decided to make a Christmasy-ish quilt using mainly reds and greens. But then I loved how this wall-hanging quilt turned out so much, that last minute I decided to add some champagne pink to the mix to make it something I can hang year round.
Woodland Rose is a versatile collection that works well for all the seasons! You’ll notice that’s on ongoing theme with all my collections.
You can find this pattern on page 113 of my 2nd book, Quilt As-You-Go Made Vintage.
I couldn’t post this without some photos of my furry child as well. Paige is always loyal when it comes to making quilts. She never leaves my side.
These past months we’ve been doing a lot of quilting in the rain, which is actually my fave time to quilt.
Paige finds a cozy spot amongst my fabric mess <3
And even when I lay a quilt out for her, she prefers to lay right on my unfinished quilt blocks.
This quilt will be named “Stop and Smell the Roses”…unless I can think of a better name. Anyone have any ideas?
My last post was January 30th…since then my eldest son turned 6, Easter came and went as well as Spring Break which ended for my boys yesterday. During break we visited the tulips in La Conner (the little town I named my 2nd collection after).
Squinty eyes above because we got one day of sun and us Seattleites aren’t used to that big glowing ball in the sky.
I got to enjoy the tulips, while my sons enjoyed the heavy equipment and mud. x-)
I know this isn’t really quilty-related, but I can’t NOT share these.
“Every flower blooms at it’s own pace.” – (thanks for that quote, Pinterest…you make me sound wise)
I of course brought home some tulips to admire all week long. <3
My Spring break ended with my husband and I moving my sewing room up to the attic. See the mess below! *whimper* I have a lot of organizing to do. I’m excited to make my my attic a magical quilting space. I will be sure to share photos with you when it’s all finished.
Also, note that my little online shop is temporarily closed. It will reopen after my space is organized and after I cut a bunch of new fabric bundles for you all! These are bolts from my 1st and 2nd collections, High Tea and La Conner. I need to sell it to make room for my 3rd and 4th collections coming in.
What was my sewing room is now my boys bedroom. 🙂 After my hubs and I spent a whole day moving rooms, we built this bunk bed for them. These smiles make it totally worth it! Words cannot describe how excited they were to get a bunk bed.
Last but not least, it seems only fit to leave you with Paige’s fluffy ba-donka donk. Because who doesn’t need a reason to smile on a Monday?
Thanks so much for reading me! 🙂