Materials for the Kickstarter Project

This Spring we launched a successful Kickstarter project (thanks again, everyone!) and are now in the process of creating the pieces. I’ve been brainstorming about each element all year and I’m thrilled to start stitching soon.

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The fabric is a Kona solid in Snow. I’m pulling thread from 454 colors of DMC floss!

Lately I’ve been using watercolor to sketch out ideas, and the process has been rewarding. Here are some of the ideas I have for the elements I’ll be embroidering.

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Thanks for stopping by! Hope you are having a wonderful August.

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Flannel Baby Quilt

This flannel quilt is simple in its appearance and construction. I was thinking a baby’s close up view of the world, about the spaces between the meeting of matter, and how those meetings blur into lines.

The finished size is 57″ by 58″. Robert Kaufman flannel is the front fabric.  Aurifil thread is used for the sewing and quilting.

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For the back fabric a plain blue Robert Kaufman quilting cotton. The print fabrics used in the backing and binding are from Abi Hall’s collection “Jurassic Jamboree” for Moda.

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Here is the original concept. Creating one-off designs is one of the reasons I love to make quilts and embroidery pieces. Translating an idea from one form to the next presents a natural challenge for me.

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We are launching a Kickstarter later today for a one-off embroidery series! Click here to check it out. Thanks for the support and kind words.

Snail Mail Friday!

Receiving mail is thrilling! Writing letters to my friends & family is one of my hobbies & I love having return mail. At nine I signed up for a pen-pal program & was given a writing friend located in Canada; we exchanged letters until age thirteen. Now I exchange letters with friends & cousins, but I also love to receive packages of fabric in the mail too!

Today some fabric arrived for future quilts & bags I’m planning to make. I ordered some of Lizzy House’s Natural History, Carolyn Friedlander’s Carkai & two more slices of Honeymoon from Sarah Watts. All of the prints are incredible, inspiring, & ready to be made in to something!

What are you working on this weekend? Receive any exciting mail? IMG_4915.jpg