Wednesday, July 23, 2014

3 FABRIC COLLECTIONS ONE BOX! [ AURIFIL THREAD TREASURE CHEST ]








I am so excited to intruduce to you my Collection of Aurifil Threads called "Treasure Chest"A collection of Jewel tone threads which match all 3 of my fabric collections. The quality of the thread is amazing and it lasts a long time. I am so in love I wish I had a lifetime supply but I am so ecstatic over Treasure Chest.
 Aurifil is the hightest quality thread that comes from Italy Here is the AURIFIL website 


You can purchase your thread boxes 

Hope you like the colors I tried to chose the most versatile color spools not only to match all
three of my fabric collections but to be great for all your sewing projects.  Love, Frances

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Cherie Toddler Pants / SIMPLICITY 1573

I got so excited about my bolts of Cherie I was anxious to sew something quickly, I made these very simple fast toddler Jamie pants! Yes Cherie can be for boys! 
 I am excited about this collection because it is very versatile ! 

 Pattern is SIMPLICITY 1573 Found HERE. I love that it is only one piece!!!! For a busy mom like me, it is so so fast! Cut 2 pieces of your fabric one pattern piece, stitch up the inner side seam, put one leg inside the other right sides together sew, Hem, put casing. voila your done!


Saturday, July 19, 2014

CHERIE IS ABOUT TO HIT SHOPS!!!!! Bolts just arrived at my home!

             Bolts of Cherie! Can't wait to see your projects! They are about to hit stores! 
I will update this post as soon as I get more pictures!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Inspirations

 Fresh Modern pool quilt made with AGF ELEMENTS! Grab a lemonade and refresh with this backyard quilt!.


So excited about this darling website Hearts Fabric Here Utopia which comes out this Octobober can be pre ordered from this adorable shop. I also love this Retro Wrap Top Tutorial! =HERE! Thanks Sara Lawson from Sew Sweetness for sending me this info!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OVER UNDER Medallion





A medallion quilt for a table topper or wall hanging makes a beautfiul summer piece
for entertaining or decorating.
OVER UNDER Swirly Girls 3 sizes table or under your tree Full color pattern HERE
pattern uses the Creative Grids 30 degree triangle ruler. 

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Nested Churn Dash Quilt Along



Who is ready for a quilt-a-long of the Nested Churn Dash? Starting 1st June 2014, I will be taking you through the steps to make a 24" x 24" nested churn dash block.

Joining me will be 10 of my favourite quilters who will be making their blocks into a mini quilt.

For the more adventurous, you can continue on and using the 24" x 24" finished block you can make a pillow or mini quilt or make a quilt, ranging in size from 28" x 80" (1 x 3 block bed runner), 54" x 54" (2 x 2 block setting), 80" x 80" (3 x 3  block setting) and 106" x 106" (4 x 4 block setting). I will provide instructions for each setting.

Fabrics - April Showers, Happy Go Lucky

by Bonnie & Camille for Moda 
June 1st - Requirements, fabric selections and layouts.
June 6th - Tips and hints for making the blocks.

June 10th - Kim Niedzwiecki - http://www.gogokim.blogspot.com.au
June 11th - Pat Sloan - http://www.blog.patsloan.com
June 12th - Lissa Alexander - http://www.modalissa.blogspot.com
June 13th - FatQuarterShop - http://www.fatquartershop.blogspot.com.au
June 16th - Frances Newcombe - http://www.bellybuttonsboutique.blogspot.com
June 17th - Katy Jones - http://www.imagingermonkey.blogspot.com
June 18th - Sherri McConnell - http://www.aquiltinglife.com
June 19th - Sara Lawson - http://www.sewsweetness.com
June 20th - Amy Smart - http://www.diaryofaquilter.com

June 23th - Making a quilt using the Nested Churn Dash block.
June 30th - Finishing the quilt.
July 30th - Winners selected from the Flickr group.

The block pattern can be purchased and downloaded from here and here.

Upload your finished blocks or projects to the Flickr Group to win some beautiful Aurifil thread packs and other great prizes. Use #NestedChurnDash on IG, FB, Flickr and twitter. Winners will be announced 30th July 2014.






I was so thrilled to be invited to the Nested Churn Dash QAL. When Jane asked me I couldn't wait to make it. I was at quilt market and I knew I wanted to make it out of what was left over from my next fabric line "Cherie" which comes out this July only a month away! I am excited about this collection because it has different looks. It is a low volume collection which means it has mid-tone values (low contrast,  white background, light colors.) So I wanted to try Jane's amazing pattern with this low volume look. I adore this mini quilt it is so fun and easy to make. I have made a churndash block before but never nested like this! I would love to make four blocks and put them together for a lap quilt.
      
Come on over and enjoy a summer get together with friends using this awesome Mini quilt.

I started my center with my darkest fabrics from the collection then graduated the colors out to the lightest fabrics. 
I chose ART GALLERY FABRICS floral element FE -519 Icy Blue for the background. I had a tough time choosing my binding color, but I hope I made the right choice.



Makes a great wall hanging or table topper for entertaining and fits the colors of my home!



The quilting was done by my friend and local quilter, Frances Rice Ferrnand. She is amazing and I met her last Fall and she quilted all my Safari Moon projects and had to have her quilt This! Check out the sweet details.

In the last year I have fallen in love with Aurifil thread. It is the most amazing quality. So silky smooth. And the threads last forever, so you don't run out of bobbin so quickly. These are the colors I used for this project. The middle thread is one of my favorite colors that I like to use for piecing. I gave my quilter the last color spool to quilt this project. I love they way it turned out. The color is beautiful. Thank you so much for coming to my blog and I hope you enjoyed this post. Thank you Jane for inviting me to play along. Much love, Frances

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

izzy @ Ivy and a Safari



 LOOK HOW CUTE THIS HEADBAND IS! 
The headband is from the amazing Annelee Giese at The Ruffled Cupcake.  HERE

Loving this Little girl dress from  izzy Ivy designs 
you can find their SHOP HERE
When I saw the photos from instagram I immediately wrote to them and wanted the pictures to share I was beyond excited. Thank you guys so much!
The dress with the Zebra bodice is a sleeveless hack of our Tallulah pattern and the one with the lime striped bodice is a mash of our Evie and Tallulah dresses.