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.
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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:
Have a happy creative day!
I enjoyed making these cute little keychains this weekend. They feature my High Street fabric collection. Here is a simple tutorial if you’d like to try making them yourself:)
Head on over to our Facebook page, tell me what you are creating right now and we will enter you to win the precuts below. We are giving away a “Trade Winds” charm pack and jelly roll. The winner will be randomly selected on Friday morning 9am pst. Good luck and happy summer sewing:)
Mother and daughter team Pam and Nicky Lintott have joined forces again in their latest book, “Dessert Roll Quilts: 12 simple Dessert Roll quilt patterns”. The book provides instruction for sewing quilts made from Moda’s Dessert Rolls. If you happen to buy the book, check out page 41 which features a quilt made using fabric from my Gypsy Girl line!
Here’s a little preview of my upcoming collection, called High Street…in stores this August!
So easy to make, these handmade felt birds add a sweet and cheerful touch to your Christmas decor.
Here is how to sew them by hand or using your machine:
1. Draw a basic bird shape on a piece of felt (I thought about posting a template but it’s so easy I didn’t want to insult anyone).
2. Put another piece of felt underneath it and cut out the body shape.
3. Cut a little triangle for the beak in a contrasting felt. Be sure to leave enough felt on the thicker end for attaching it to the body.
4. Next prepare a loop of grosgrain ribbon for the hanger.
5. Pin the beak and the ribbon loop in place between the two pieces of felt.
6. Sew around the bird leaving a 1.5″ hole at the bottom for stuffing. Beak and hanger will now be secure.
7. Use a bit of poly stuffing to fill out the shape but not too much as the felt will buckle at the seams.
8. Finish sewing the body shut.
9. Cut two little wing shapes from fabric remnants of your choice and adhere them with no-sew adhesive. Alternatively you can sew the wings on before you sew the body together. If you want to get fancy you can finish the edges of the wings with a blanket stitch and embroidery floss.
10. For the eyes I used a simple french knot embroidery stitch.
Have fun getting in the Holiday spirit!!