There are so many amazing fabric lines out right now, aren't there?!
Oh my goodness!! Field Study, Indie, Out to Sea, Chicopee...and a bunch more!
As soon as I got my bundle of Indie in the mail, I knew I wanted to make a baby quilt for a friend of mine.
The colors in this line are so vibrant - I have some yardage and want to make some shirred elastic skirts (for women) to sell at the craft fairs this winter.
I have always loved Katie's half square triangle quilts so I divided the bundle into lights and darks and cut a bunch of 6.5" squares. You can see her tutorial here on value quilts and how to pair up the squares.
I think I mostly achieved the look I was going for - there are a few "light" squares that are too dark but overall I love the effect.
Not sure how I'm going to quilt this one up yet....
And I am absolutely in love with Sarah Jane's new line, Out to Sea. It is very sweet and perfect for little skirts and quilts.
I have a few ideas for this line but for my first quilt I went with simple patchwork squares (and a few rectangles).
The pinks in this line are gorgeous - different shades that all blend together so nicely....I was thinking a wave pattern would be fun to try on this quilt but we'll see....
And speaking of mermaids....a friend of ours recently made my girls mermaid tails.
Her granddaughter had been asking for one for a long time and she has a background in swimsuit manufacturing so she ordered some material and made these gorgeous tails.
Through LOTS of encouragement, she's even set up an Etsy shop!
The kids and Hubby all went down to the beach a couple Saturdays ago and came home with these wonderful pictures.
Imagine my surprise when a few mermen popped up in the photos - ha ha!!
(Hubby put it on backwards but Bela was sure he was going to break her tail - lol! There's video of both he and my eldest but I'll spare you that - ha ha!)