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Christmas in July Blog Hop!

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Hello Fabric lovers!

Today we are kicking off our Christmas in July Blog Hop! Follow along this week for some great gift worthy projects! See the schedule below and be sure to follow our blog and comment on our post for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of the line!

The giveaway will be open from now until 8 PM PST on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The winner for this bundle will be picked at random and we will announce the name HERE on Monday, July 24, 2017.

This giveaway is open to everyone, USA and International.

If  you’re a “no reply” or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

 

Monday, July 17– Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D

http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com/

 

Tuesday, July 18- Sam Hunter, Hunter’s Design Studio

https://huntersdesignstudio.com/blog/

 

Wednesday, July 19 –Debby Kratovil, Debby Kratovil Quilts

http://debbykratovilquilts.blogspot.com/

 

July 20- Brooke Sellmann, Silly Mama Quilts

http://www.sillymamaquilts.com/

 

Friday, July 21- Jennie at Clover and Violet

http://www.cloverandviolet.com/

 

Saturday, July 22nd – Wendy Sheppard, Ivory Spring

https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

Happy Hopping!

 

 

 

 

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Fabric Friday! Guest Post by Kristen of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

Hello again and Happy FABRIC FRIDAY!!! Heather Ross’ new line Sleeping Porch has been popping up on social media all over the place as it arrives in stores. I am so inspired by the projects I’ve seen with it so far.

This line is truly versatile and I continue to dream up more projects with it!

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My third garment I made with the fabric is the Sutton Blouse. It’s so so perfect! The pattern is a flowy top just perfect for this line. I cannot wait to wear it on our next date night! Spring is almost here in Texas and the lightweight feel of lawn is the dream for Texas spring.

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My next project I want to share with you is something very special to me. About two months ago I hit a creative block. I didn’t have a desire to sew and I honestly didn’t have time with an eight month old that didn’t nap and wanted mom 100% of the time. Enter Suzy Quilts. She started a series called Sew Mojo and I was truly inspired. I loved the simplicity of the project, yet it’s ability to give you freedom and still grow your skills. This mini is based off of Sew Mojo #2. It was so fun sewing this together with no real rules and then playing with hand quilting afterwards. The perfect project.

 

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The last project I want to share with you is a work in progress. If you’ve been venturing around the quilting world for a while you may have come across Wild Boho’s embroidery hoops. They are GORGEOUS!!! I was lucky enough to snag her first book Boho Embroidery and have been dreaming of making one myself. She is hosting a #bohosal for the year and I chose three of the prints from Sleeping Porch to be my projects. I’m beyond excited about it and the idea of having something to come to all year for some creative fun!

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Ok, so it’s official. Sleeping Porch has stolen my heart. I cannot wait to see what starts popping up as more and more of you get your hands on it!

 

Happy Sewing!

 

Kristen of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

 

 

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Curious Dream Blog Hop

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At Fall Market 2016, we had an incredible display featuring the debut collection of “Curious Dream” by Angela Pingel !  We couldn’t get over how many fantastic projects were created with this line! From trendy apparel to statement making quilts, this collection is a subtle take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland you have got to see.  If you haven’t checked out  the look book yet, click  here.

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The next 12 days are going to be packed full of sewing goodness! Follow along with the Curious Dream Blog Hop! What other Windham Fabrics collections can you pair with this dreamy fabric? Be sure to visit each stop to see!

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Curious Dream Blog Hop Stops 

Monday, December 12th – Windham Fabrics

Tuesday , December 13th – Kelly Bowser –Kelby Sews 

Wednesday, December 14th – Brooke Sellmann- Silly Mama Quilts 

Thursday, December 15th – Wendy Sheppard –Ivory Spring

Friday, December 16th – Rebecca Bryan – Bryan House Quilts  

Saturday, December 17th –  Chris Dodsley- Made by ChrissieD

Sunday December 18thAurifil

Monday, December 19th-  Jennie-  Clover & Violet 

Tuesday, December 20th – Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety  

Wednesday, December 21st – Joanne from  The Fat Quarter Gypsy

Thursday, December 22nd – Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt  

Friday, December 23rd – Round up post at Windham Fabrics

Be sure to comment on our post for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of the line!

The giveaway will be open from now until 8PM PST on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The winner for this bundle will be picked at random and we will announce the name HERE on Friday, December 23, 2016.

This giveaway is open to everyone, USA and International.

If you’re a “no reply” or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

Happy hopping!

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Interview with Windham Fabrics Designer Felice Regina and her debut collection “Luna Sol”

Hello Fabric Lovers!

We are recovering from Fall Market and will be posting our recap about it really soon! We have so many new colelctions to share with you!

Today, we spoke with Windham Fabrics Designer , Felice Regina about her debut fabric collection, “Luna Sol” (which is in stores NOW). felice_regina_pink

 

Q: What’s the story and inspiration behind your collection?

Luna Sol is my personal interpretation of the moon bunny from East Asian folklore. I latched onto the idea of the moon bunny years ago as a metaphor for different aspects of my identity. To me, he represents cycles, introversion, introspection, and the nature of creativity. Just as the moon goes through phases, I’ve noticed I go through a regular cycle in my creative process. I also tend to live in my own little world most of the time, so the idea of a singular bunny living on the moon seemed fitting.

 

Q: What mood or point of view have you brought into this project?

I think I toe the line between childhood and adulthood in terms of my style. I want everything to be irresistibly cute yet I don’t want it to be juvenile. I think it brings us all to a place where we don’t worry about things being age-appropriate and we just focus on what makes us smile!

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Fat Quarter Bundle of Luna Sol by Felice Regina for Windham Fabrics

Q: How did your collaboration with Windham Fabrics come about?

I met one of my fabric design idols, Heather Ross, at Quilt Con 2015, and she introduced me to Mickey Krueger and the Windham team. I’ve heard people say “never meet your hero” before, but it seemed to work out well for me!

Q: How has your experience been working alongside Windham Fabrics on this collection?

10/10, would recommend! Laura Jaquinto is so perceptive and personable. She seems to instinctively know just how much guidance to offer to help me achieve my goals without steering me in an unnatural direction. She’s the kind of person who knows how to fan your creative flames and get you excited to work. I’m a little suspicious Crystal Nilpirom might be part cyborg, because she’s on top of coordinating everything 24/7. I never have to worry about anything falling through the cracks or being forgotten because she magically keeps everything on task.

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Luna Sol booth featured at Spring Market 2016


Q: Describe your creative process when designing fabric .

I start with the overall theme of the collection and make a list of anything and everything that comes to mind in relation to that theme. Once I have a long list, I go through and try to imagine how that object or idea would best be interpreted as a fabric. I’m thinking about repeat size, density, number of colors, directionality, etc. I sketch out quick, rough thumbnails (usually less than 30 seconds each) to visualize the layout. I try to find a balance of tossed designs, stripes, dots, simple and complex repeats so the collection will be well rounded before I even being making the artwork.

Making the actual artwork feels extremely relaxed once I have all the technical details figured out. Most of the times, it feels like I’m just doodling. The stress doesn’t kick in until the designs are complete and it’s time to select colors. I probably spend more time on color than illustration because the possibilities are infinite.

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“Northern Lights” Free Pattern by Felice Regina and available on Windham Fabrics


Q: Do you have a favorite quote or philosophy you live by?

Never stop learning and let curiosity be your guide.

Q: What are you up to when you’re not designing?

Wasting time on the internet, playing video games with my husband, and willfully ignoring the basket of clean laundry that needs to be put away.

Thank you so much Felice! Be sure to visit her at : http://www.sewscatterbrained.com/

Happy Sewing!

 

 

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First Blush Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the first day of the First Blush Blog Hop!  First Blush is the debut fabric collection from Ruby Red Designs. This collection can be seen in the First Blush Block of the Month, which is designed by It’s Sew Emma and uses a special 30 degree Starburst ruler by Creative Grids!

We have 18 days of fun filled fabric goodness!

Be sure to follow along! See the schedule below to see all of the beautiful projects made from this collection!

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First Blush Blog Hop Schedule 

Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, made by ChrissieD

http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com/

 

Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta,  Pincushion

http://pinkpincushion.blogspot.com/

 

Wednesday, October 12 –  Fat Quarter Shop

http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/

 

Thursday, October 13- Windham Fabrics/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

https://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com/

 

Friday, October 14- Jennie, Clover and Violet

http://www.cloverandviolet.com/

 

Saturday, October 15- Hilary Jordan, Aurifil

https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/

 

Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner, One Little Pooh

http://www.onelittlepooh.net

 

Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk, Pretty by Hand

http://prettybyhand.com

 

Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris , Cluck Cluck Sew

http://cluckclucksew.com

 

Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox , Why Not Sew

http://whynotsew.blogspot.com

 

Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson, Gnome Angel

http://www.gnomeangel.com/blog-4/

 

Friday, October 21 – Debbie, Happy Little Cottage

http://happylittlecottage.blogspot.com

 

Saturday, October 22 – Heidi Staples , Fabric Mutt

http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com

 

Sunday, October 23 – Leanne Elliott , Daisy and Jack HANDMADE

http://www.daisyandjackhandmade.com

 

Monday, October 24- Greg Jones, Grey Dogwood Studio

http://greydogwoodstudio.com

 

Tuesday, October 25- Wendy Sheppard,  Ivory Spring

https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com

 

Wednesday, October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton ,Creative Reveries

http://creativereveries.blogspot.com

 

Thursday, October 27 – Lisa, Love to Color My World

http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com

We are giving away a lot of wonderful prizes courtesy of  Windham Fabrics, Aurifil and Fat Quarter Shop! Be sure to visit each stop for a change to win!  Thank you to our partners!

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