Posts tagged ‘far far away’
Before rampant holiday sewing set in, my older daughter’s school hosted a craft fair as a fundraiser for the school. Local artisans were invited to come and sell their goods as well as donate one item to be auctioned off. I was thrilled to participate. I worked like mad to be able to produce a decent offering. I started with baby and kid quilts.
Then came the castle quilt. I think this one is my favorite.
Then there was this one:
In the middle of all this, I started thinking about how so many girls at Suzannah’s school talk about their American Girl dolls. I realized that these dolls need their own quilts and that they’d be a good thing to offer for sale.
I really had fun making such small quilts. All that fun color made me so happy while stitching. This was my first dresden plate, and I loved every minute of making it. Above, you can see a simple doll’s quilt made from Sarah Jane’s At Play border print. I quickly stitched over the balloon strings and bound it. Lastly…
I’m lucky to have small snippets of the soon-to-be-released “chapter two” of Heather Ross’s Far Far Away line of fabrics. They are printed on a Japanese cotton/linen blend perfect for clothing, zakka treasure, and whatever lovely things you can think of. These colors are exciting and rich paired with Heather’s usual fantastic charm and etherial designs. Those moons! The roses! The Owl and the pussycat is one of our favorite things to recite around here, Suzannah having long been fascinated with a ‘pea green boat’ has had Edward Lear’s poem memorized since she was 3. Heather, you’ve outdone yourself. Again!