Friday, May 8, 2015

Favorites

Favorites
1. Positive Thoughts Table Runner Front, 2. X-Factor Pillow, 3. Puddling Quilt Top, 4. Saskia -- free modern quilt pattern, 5. Improv round-robin quilt top, 6. Monogram Quilt, 7. Random Windows Quilt, 8. Diagonals Baby Quilt, 9. Scrambled

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring Pattern Sale


Happy Wednesday! Things are a bit crazy over here on my end, trying to get things done before leaving for Quilt Market next week to debut Curiosities. Since I've been unable to carve out time to write up any proper blog posts lately I thought I'd hold a little pattern sale instead!

Save 25% in my online shop on all PDF and Paper Patterns using code SPRING25 at checkout from now until Sunday at Midnight CST.

Happy Making!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Favorites

Favorites
1. Secondary Pinwheel Quilt, 2. A new star is born! My very 1st attempt on doing a Spiral Lone Star. I've done a lot of mistakes - some can still be seen - but i won't repeat them a second time...^^ Nethertheless i had a lot of joy while working out this "epic little thing" and i do re, 3. T-Pinwheel Cabins, 4. michael miller challenge, 5. Quilt for my mom and dad, 6. And...BLOOM!_, 7. navy plus quilt, 8. wombat quilts improv quilt, 9. Ice Parfait quilt top

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Curiosities Fabric

Curiosities by Jeni Baker
I always love hearing the story behind someone's work. There is usually some detail here or there that you might not expect. Sometimes the story even changes the way you feel about it. Today I want to tell the story behind my Curiosities fabric collection.

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We live on on the edge of campus here in Madison. It's not always glamorous, but it does include a fair amount of woods right in our backyard. Last Summer I had a plot in the community garden, and was spending a lot of time thinking about plants, and walking back and forth to my plot. There was so much to see on my walk, and in the gardens. The things that really caught my eye were the wildflowers and weeds. There is a little patch of grass along one of the paths that I spent a few afternoons laying in. If you lay down and just look up, it's hard to tell you're in the city. It felt far away, just for a little bit. It was really refreshing.

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I challenged myself from the beginning to hand draw more of the prints. After Geometric Bliss, which has primarily geometric prints, I wanted to stretch myself and rely less on shapes to create my prints. A few geometric prints had to creep in of course, but the emphasis is on hand drawn. What started as a collection of sketched wildflowers and plants slowly morphed into this other worldly garden with many curiosities. Curious bunnies (George of course!), snowflakes, butterflies, and whimsical plants. Daisies that are ripe for the petal plucking, and sugar sweet tulips.

George
George demanded to be included in this group of curiosities. After all, he is named after Curious George. It only seemed right. So far he hasn't let it go to his head, but it's only a matter of time! I cannot wait to take photos of him with the fabric. I'm pretty sure my head will explode!

The vintage twist comes through in the colors. I'm so excited to have finally used navy! For some reason, I really love navy prints, so it was fun to use it myself.

Curiosities by Jeni Baker
The collection is split into two colorways. First up is the Fresh Encounters colorway. This colorways is a calm and cool with red, blues, sage, turquoise, teal, yellow, pink, and navy.

Curiosities by Jeni Baker
The second colorway is Sweet Finds. This colorway is warm and friendly, with oranges, pinks, taupe, a muddy gray, sage, teal, and navy.

Curiosities by Jeni Baker
There are twenty quilting cotton prints, four knits, a voile, and new to the Art Gallery lineup, a canvas print. Woo! The collection will be here in June!

If you're a shop interested in carrying Curiosities, it can be ordered through Art Gallery Fabrics.  Find your sales rep here, call toll-free (888) 420-5399, or visit artgalleryfabrics.com.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Favorites

Favorites
1. Pointed Statement, 2. Magic Carpet, 3. P1100739, 4. Marsala Stacked, 5. All quilted and trimmed. I'm thinking some HR for the backing and a black and white Crosshatch to bind. Hope you like it partner!!, 6. Ducks in a Row, 7. First Wonky Log Cabin, 8. Wedding Quilt for Helena and Mat - Sparkle Punch Variation, 9. UK Mini Swap

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle Book


Happy Thursday! I have some beans to spill today. EEEK! I've been busy stitching and writing away behind the scenes making nearly 4,000 half-square triangles for...


Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle BOOK! I have been talking for years about writing a book, and I finally did it. I am excited to add "Author" to my list of trades. It sounds so grown up, haha! So, why write a book on HSTs? They are my very favorite block! I wanted to share my favorite tips, methods, and most importantly my love and enthusiasm for HSTs.

I look forward to sharing more about it in the next few months! It's been one of the biggest challenges I've ever tackled. I can honestly say it's made with blood, sweat, and tears. Plus a lot of fabric and thread! It will be here Fall 2015, and is being published by Lucky Spool! You can even pre-order it already if you'd like! (How crazy is that?!)

Okay, enough chit-chat for me today! Now I need a diet coke and some chocolate, revealing such a big secret is nerve-wracking! :)

Cover shot by Lauren Hunt.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Favorites

Favorites
1. Mixed Flock ~ Finished (at last), 2. Slow Dance, 3. Wing square quilt, 4. Elements #44, 5. AMH Butterfly quilt (wip), 6. Copper Boom! Mini Quilt Tutorial, 7. Courthouse Steps Quilt, 8. Your Story Begins at Home, 9. Rainbow Mini Quilt

Every week I go through my favorite photos on Flickr, and choose nine sewing/quilting related projects to showcase here. These photos and projects are not my own, you can find the original images and creators by clicking the coordinating links! If for any reason you do not want your project featured here, please email me and I'll remove it!

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Catch-Up

Spring Flowers
Happy Wednesday! I'll try not to be too wordy on Wordless Wednesday!

Flowers from a leftover bouquet going strong. Love these colors.

Basting my Offset Quilt
Joined Michael in the lab this weekend to baste my Curiosities Offset quilt.

Geometric Bliss Triangularity Quilt
Picked up some older projects again, including my Triangularity quilt made from Geometric Bliss.

Dreamin' Vintage Double Wedding Ring
Trying to make some progress on my Dreamin' Vintage double wedding ring quilt. 16 arcs down, 152 to go!

Sweater Buttons
Found some buttons for my sweater! I've finished the body, just need to knit the sleeves.

Modernhandcraft Pincushion
Had to add this pincushion by Modernhandcraft to my collection!

Painting by Melissa Averinos
My George art collection continues to grow too. In love with this painting of George and I by Melissa Averinos!

Stitch Tsum Tsum Plush
I'm sort of obsessed with these Tsum Tsum plush from Disney. They're too much!

George
And of course, George the bun, looking all cute!

Have a great day!