So what does all this reminiscing of UPS trucks mean? Yes, the Heather Bailey arrived! That is why you haven't heard from me in a while! I've been sewing all week! Have I been a happy little camper! Emme has a new bathroom now.
This was a fun project. She picked all of her fabrics and I sewed for three days straight! This is the wall hanging I made to go in the bathroom but it hasn't been hung up yet.
This is an easy applique technique that I discovered at the quilt show in Arlington. The pattern is called "Flutterby" by Another by Anita. I was really intrigued by her booth which was full of awesome applique patterns. At first glance, I was scared because I like easy, and this didn't look easy to me, until I looked a bit closer. Anita had a fabulous story board explaining the process. I quickly realized, I could totally do this!! It was as easy as she said it was! The hardest part was finding the right fabrics to go in each design element. Not really hard but fun and challenging! If you want to try applique, this is really the easiest way to go. A little Wonder Under, some invisible thread and your zig zag stitch and you are set. Check out the link to her web site and tell her Joy from A Joyful Soul Fabrics sent you!!
And for my last trick.....
The Marlo Bloom Handbag by Heather Bailey. This is the pattern that hooked me for life on Heather Bailey. Love the bag, love the fabric, I even love the scrappy flower pin. So, of course I had to make it!
I can't wait to carry this little gem around town and soak up all the compliments!
So, that's what I've been up to this week. I have another project I am starting tomorrow. Another quilt, out of Heather Bailey of course!
Let me know what you all have been up to! I know you're creating something fabulous! I will be having a designer showcase on the blog next week. I have two designers that I can't wait to introduce you to. They use Amy Butler and Heather Bailey fabrics in their original creations! So gorgeous. You'll love to meet these beautiful entrepreneurial women!
Good night, time to sew in my dreams!