This is the time of the year when the title of my blog makes sense. I really am spending as much time as I can in my garden as well as sewing.If you were to drive around my neighborhood (I live on a large cul-de-sac), you could pick my house out right away: it's the one bursting with color, flower and texture (you wouldn't expect anything else from the Color Girl, right?).Of course, there are rainy days. And pretty fabric calling my name, so I do get some sewing in, too! This is such a busy time of year,...
Do you know what color I rarely use in my quilts? Purple. I do think purple is beautiful, though. There are so many shades, but I have still found it a bit hard to work with. It's just not one I have been drawn to.And yet…Last fall I fell in love with the fabric collections "Clover Sunshine" and "Sun Prints" by Alison Glass (Andover Fabrics). They have an abundance of uncommon shades, from lavender to fuchsia.What do you know? these colors have now found their way into my stash!It's a bit surprising that I don't quilt much with purple,...
It is a beautiful day! so happy to see signs of Spring….The first flowers are blooming in my garden, tiny little crocus bulbs. They are so cheerful and bright!I am gearing up for a lot of yard work this coming week: since I am the neighborhood landscaping committee, I have mulching, weeding, planting and trimming to do in both my own garden and the neighborhood flower beds. I cannot wait!There is also beautiful new fabric available! Jackie, at Canton Village has a new supply of gorgeous Kaffe Fassett prints….I love that print with the houses and it comes in...
Every once in a while (okay, really often) a fabric design just grabs me. Two of my past favorites include Terrain, by Kate Spain and Reunion, by Sweetwater (both Moda, roughly two years ago). I have a hoard of both that I may never use, but just look at. (I hope I'm not the only person who does that)Recently I have discovered a really fabulous collection, Garden Party Tango (from Windham Fabrics). Here are a few of the prints, but the collections also includes some really fun, colorful florals, too.I chose the prints above because I think they look...
Today I am so happy to have a giveaway from my sponsor, Jackie, of Canton Village Quilt Works!
She is both a regular sponsor of my blog and also of the Polka Dot Bikini Quilt Along, so she is a great friend here at Fabrics & Flowers.
Jackie has been a quilt shop owner for four years and specializes in fabrics you won't find in other online fabric shops, like the Australian aboriginal prints and all things Kaffe Fassett (love those Spots!). She has recently remodeled her website and it looks beautiful: so bright and colorful, and easy to navigate.
Canton Village is a full service shop, with classes (you-tube), patterns, notions and kits in addition to...
It is time for another fun Quilting Gallery bloghop. The theme for this time is giving thanks, appropriate as we in the States celebrate Thanksgiving next week and start the Holiday Season. If you are a new visitor, Welcome to Fabrics & Flowers! We have a lot of great quilting projects here.
This week, I am working on getting my modern double wedding ring quilted in time for the NY Modern Quilt Guild challenge on December 1. I am so excited to see all the fabulous quilts on display and innovative variations on this classic pattern.
I am also hosting a...
Welcome to this installment of the Midnight at the Oasis Quilt Along. We are gathered here to share the addition of the floral border, or whatever progress you have made.
I chose not to do the appliquéd vine and flowers, rather I added solid fabric borders in a fun flowery print. This fabric was the main inspiration for the colors in the rest of my quilt. It is from the Gracie Girl collection from Riley Blake Designs.
Cleo likes this one.
Next up we have those little tiny churn dashes! I have been choosing my fabrics for those this week and started...
I took my Marcelle Medallion quilt to be professionally quilted this week. So I am really excited to say that I am starting my next medallion quilt!
I am teaming up with Jess, from the Elven Garden, to host a quilt along on the 'Midnight at the Oasis' quilt by Jen Kingwell.
*make sure you check out Jess' Marcelle quilt, too. it is fabulous, and she is quilting it herself, which I do not have the talent to tackle!
The Midnight at the Oasis pattern is gorgeous! and it includes so many different sewing techniques, including appliqué and piecing. The finished quilt...