We’ve chosen a winner!

February 28th, 2014

Congratulations to our winner Heidee! Heidee, you win a “High Street” quilt pattern and layer cake. We will contact you to get your mailing address so we can send your prize to you as soon as possible.

I want to thank each and every one of you for participating in this contest. Keep on sewing and have a great weekend!

 

Scrappy Stars Quilt

February 24th, 2014

I just got an email from the lovely Lindsey Weight of Inspiring Creations who told me about her Scrappy Stars quilt that she designed using High Street Fabric, and it looks amazing! Very well done Lindsey:) You can purchase her design here.

Spell it with Fabric Moda Blog Hop

February 20th, 2014


Thank you for joining me for the “Spell it with Fabric” Moda Blog Hop.

My letter is … L

I made my block using two of my favorite fabrics from my “High Street” collection. They are  Moda 1147019 and 1147413. You can find the instructions to make this letter here.

What are your initials?
My initials are LA.

My favorite quilt block
Well, that’s a hard question but right now I’m loving the simple pinwheel motif in the “LOUISIANA” quilt block. I designed this with three of the fabrics coming out this May in my “Folklore” collection. They are as follows: Moda 1148316, 1148415 and 1148516.

Here is a sneak peek at my Folklore collection.

My favorite memory about school …
LOCKING LIPS
with my high school boyfriend in front of my LOCKER. I guess I was a bit of a rebel:)

My favorite book, movie or television show …
Anything starring Jude LAW!

I love quilting because …
it’s on my LIST of things to learn because truth be told I’m a bit of a novice. I have found designing quilt patterns has been an excellent way for me to learn the basics, with the help of some talented and experienced friends. Up for grabs today is my “High Street” quilt pattern as well as a layer cake. To enter, comment below about why you love quilting and I will choose a random winner on February 28th.

What if everyday was a holiday?
That would be wonderful as I’d have more time to pursue all of the creative activities I LOVE.

Is there an object, tool or anything that you cannot work without?
My LONG-SUFFERING Cintiq love designing by drawing directly on my computer monitor.

Do you have a quote or motto you live (or work) by?
This one popped up on Facebook today and kind of struck a chord.

 

 

Something I like …
LIAM FAHY SHOES
. Just in case you have a pair of these coveted beauties here is a cute little project to keep them safe when travelling. Download instructions here. I made this using a “High Street” charm pack.

Somewhere I have been …
LONDON, LUXEMBOURG, LAS VEGAS, AND LOS ANGELES.

Somewhere I want to go …
LE ÓN
, Spain is on my LIST for travel in the near future.

Someone I know ….
IsabeLLa, my eight year old daughter. The picture below is of Isabella using a pottery wheel. I just love her creative passion!

Thanks so much for joining me and a very special thanks to Moda.  Be sure to visit all of the talented Moda designers that will be posting over the next few days. Here is the link just in case:

http://modafabrics.blogspot.com/p/spell-it-with-fabric-designer-blog-hop.html

Have a happy creative day!

 

Spell it with Fabric

February 17th, 2014
It’s Blog Hop time with the talented Moda designers. Here is the link to the not to be missed schedule. Please join me here on the 20th for more goodies and a  fabric giveaway:)

High Street Projects

January 14th, 2014

Here are a few more favorite quilts and other projects I’ve come across made with High Street fabric.

Clockwise from top right:

Jelly Roll Jam quilt

Baby Girl Minky Patchwork Quilt

Pot Holders

High Street Baby Quilt

Patchwork Baby Quilt

Monogrammed Nap Mat

Summer Wind Quilt

Happy Holidays!

December 23rd, 2013

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season filled with relaxation, joy and creativity!

 

Radiant Orchid

December 17th, 2013

Pantone announced Radiant Orchid as the color of the year for 2014. I just love the rich hues of this color. Check out some of the vintage treasures I found on Etsy:)

1. Crackled Purple Beads

2. Vintage Christmas ornaments

3. Southwest print bag with leather handles

4. Stack of purple vintage books

5. Vintage Thai fan

6. Botanical Print

7. Vintage flower buttons

8. Vintage postage stamps

9. Tufted velvet side chairs

10. 1940s Ring

12. Woven leather boots

13. Rhinestone Brooch

14. 1980s Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pfaff Charity Sew-in

October 7th, 2013

I had the opportunity to donate some fabric to Pfaff Vancouver’s charity sew-in. Little Dresses for Africa is the lucky beneficiary of this event hosted by Sabine Bolzner who runs the Pfaff Vancouver shop. Learn how you can get involved and create a pillow case dress for a little girl in Africa. Details here.

Welcome Fall

September 23rd, 2013

Fall is here and after a glorious summer I am ready for it. There is just something about early fall that I find incredibly inspiring, I manage to be super productive and upbeat. Of course that might not last when the weather turns nasty but then there is always the food!! I love an excuse to indulge in comfort food and who can ignore the wonderful abundance of root vegetables that harvest time brings. We celebrate fall every year with lots of scrumptious variations on root vegetable mash. Here is a recipe from Tyler Florence that looks like a good one, yum!
Happy fall:)

 

Antiques Fair

September 11th, 2013

I was lucky to attend our local Kerrisdale antiques fair last weekend. It was the perfect sunny day and the arena is a short bike ride from our house. Had a ton of fun hunting treasures and snapping inspiration pics. I walked away with an assortment of very retro matchbook covers, I will share some very soon:)