Congratulations to Mara who likes “A nice warm brown!” You are going to have a blast playing with I Adore Pattern’s new fabric.
So I was suppose to share with you a tutorial today, but this is what it felt like in my head today and is the current state of my sewing room. Unpacking is not as fun as packing. I had the whole day off of work and thought I was going to set-up my studio and polish off the tutorial but instead I spent the whole day driving around town trying to get things accomplished….we will just leave it at the fact that the failures outnumbered the accomplishments.
Instead of staying home tonight and finishing up the tutorial, which would mean warm cups of tea and pj’s… I am going to my first Helena Sewcial at the local quilt shop. The gals at the Prickly Pear Quilt Shop have been incredibly lovely, and I am looking forward to meeting more local quilters and getting inspired to put my sewing room together this weekend so I can get back to work. My sewcial project is going to be to get started on the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club project for January.
As I recommit to blogging, it is fitting that I start by featuring the lovely work of Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern!!!! I first meet Kim through my favorite blogging adventure with my dear friend Ellen Rushman. Back in our graduate school days, Ellen and I decided that what we enjoyed most was encouraging and supporting other creatives. With this in mind we developed and ran two extremely fun on-line fabric design competitions! Kim was part of our second competition and I had the pleasure of meeting her during the competition at the first QuiltCon and it was love at first hug. Kim gives amazing hugs and has an amazing laugh!(Why can’t I find a picture of the two of us together?) Who am I kidding? We were actually in love with Kim before her hugs, how could we not fall in love with her aesthetic? Each design she submitted for the composition was amazing and I couldn’t be happier to see how much she has accomplished in the fabric design world!
This summer I had the wonderful opportunity of working with Kim’s Good Hair Day fabric line, which is her second line of fabric with Windham Fabrics. The colors in this collection are so amazing, and The Chaton and I can’t get enough of it!
I am one of those lazy girls, whose makeup kit involves Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Gloss but I get away with being lazy because my mother gave me beautiful hair. While I am lazy, The Chaton is the opposite….she takes extremely good care of her hair and spends an excessive amount of time grooming. Above she is getting her beauty sleep on one of our favorite Good Hair Day prints, and below she is seen grooming herself while I am trying to quilt. (She is now looking over my shoulder making sure I only put up flattering pictures of her.)
When Kim asked me if I wanted to use her new fabric line, I jumped at the chance. The bright colors work perfectly with my Kinship Quilt Pattern and I also wanted to use it to make a purse that would be perfect for running around town and getting pampered at the salon.
Don’t you love how that purple and yellow bobby pin print ties the Kinship Quilt together? I always think that I know what print is my favorite but it isn’t easy and I think that a sign of a great fabric collection is that it isn’t easy to pick one favorite.
I don’t go to the salon very often…I wish I was more of a girly girl and went on a regular basis….but when I do I like to have a purse that is small enough to not get in the way, so I designed the Corsica Purse pattern for running errands and made it big enough for everything you need but easy for hanging on a hook.
Check back on Friday, Jan 22nd for the Free Tutorial to make the Corsica Bag as part of a new Project Friday on Domestic Strata for 2016. On the third Friday of each month I will be featuring a Free Tutorial for a fun weekend project! So make sure you sign up in the side bar so you don’t miss out on any of the fun.
My favorite Good Hair Day project turned out to be a random side project. This was my first test run of the Oliver and S Everyday Skirt pattern and I wear it all the time! I significantly shortened the length of the skirt but love how good it looks in this Good Hair Day print.
After working with Kim’s fabric this summer, I decided that I really needed a hair cut and I chopped off about 10 inches!!!!! It felt amazing!!!
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The giveaway will be open from now until 7PM CST on Thursday, January 21. The winner for this charm pack will be picked at random and I will announce the name HERE on Friday, January 22, along with the FREE tutorial for the Corsica Bag!
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Over the years I have successfully and unsuccessfully blogged. On Christmas Eve, we moved from Lincoln, NE to Helena, MT and with the move I decided I would start with a fresh blog and hope to share the adventures of this Florida Girl, a Wyoming boy and a Nebraska Cat living in Helena, MT!
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