We love La Todera!

I’d like to introduce one of my favorite new pattern designers on the scene right now, La Todera! The beautiful Julie is La Todera’s creator and incredibly talented pattern designer. I saw her patterns for the very first time at the last quilt market and had to stop dead in my tracks to ooh and ahhh over her super hip, super cool and very unique sewing patterns. Check out the gorgeous Camelia Gigantus Brooch pattern that Julie designed using our very own Shades fabric.
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Don’t you just love how this pattern uses the gradating fabric to create this unique effect? That Julie is one creative gal!

We love Julie’s other patterns too, and our friend Jean Seamster made these other projects. This first photo shows the Kafflower! Brooch Pattern and the Berry Bunch Brooch Pattern.
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This next photo shows the Kabloom! Pincushion Pattern.
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Jean used some of the new Holiday Celebrations fabric by Laurel Burch…coming soon in May!

If you like these patterns, ask for them at your local quilt shop or hop on over to Julie’s sassy website and buy online. Happy Sewing!

New collections for August and July!

UPDATE!!! We have a winner…Karen Em K said, “Was all set to vote for the Cool Cats, and then I saw it . . . Olympus Collection 1 is definitely my first choice this time around. Love them all, though, and am imagining what I can do with ALL of them :)”.

Thanks to everyone who participated and Happy Quilting to all of you!

With all of the excitement of the new Organic Elements…I almost forgot to bring you up-to-date on our other August collections and one July collection that we have added!! So let’s get right down to it…

Cool Cats by Sue Zipkin, due out in August.
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Little B’s Garden by Beach Garden Quilts & Studio due out in August.
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Olympus Collection I
by Olympus Fabric of Kyoto Japan, due out in August.
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Quilter’s Selection
by Kinkame, due out in July.
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What’s YOUR favorite new collection? Let us know and get a chance to win free fat quarters of your favorite collection. Winner will be announced Tuesday, March 29 at 4pm PST. Thanks for looking and Happy Sewing!

Safari Sweet by Penguin & Fish

In case you aren’t familiar with the lovely Alyssa Thomas from Penguin & Fish, here’s a little sneak peek at her gorgeous embroideries that were the inspiration for her organic fabric collection with us, Safari Sweet. The fabric you see below is from sample fabric Alyssa had printed at Spoonflower…the actual fabric that will be GOTS-certified organic cotton fabric will come out in August. Be sure to let your local quilt shop you want to get your hands on it!
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I am completely addicted to making these little embroideries…they make such cool projects. Take one design and make a pillow, wall hanging, or even an embroidered onesie for a special little baby. You can also embroider your baby’s name or do the whole A to Z quilt! Click here to check out the embroidery patterns on Alyssa’s website. If you’re like me, you’ll get your baby’s name letters and then decide they’re all so darn cute that you have to get the whole alphabet :).

Happy Sewing!

Announcing Organic Elements!

I’ve been just bursting at the seams with excitement in anticipation to tell all of you the news….we’ve got a brand new fabric brand, Organic Elements! Our first collection features a new designer that some of you may know for her absolutely adorable embroideries, Alyssa Thomas of Penguin & Fish. Just feast your eyes on the insane cuteness of Alyssa’s collection, Safari Sweet.
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Isn’t it just dripping with so much adorableness that you can’t hardly stand it? Just imagine a baby nursery filled with this luscious fabric. You want to know one of the best things about this new brand? It’s affordable! That’s right, you can create baby’s nursery without breaking the bank. Yeah! And check out this fun free pattern designed by Alyssa!
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I’ll be filling you in more on this exciting news in the coming weeks, but just had to give you all a sneak peek now that it’s up on our website. We also have a collection of beautiful solids we are calling Everyday Organics that will be on the website soon as well. Both collections are coming out August 2011.

Thanks for having a gander and Happy Sewing…stay tuned for photos of some of Alyssa’s fabulous projects!

Paintbrush Gardens apron!

Check out this sassy cute apron made up in our new Paintbrush Gardens fabric designed by Sue Zipkin.
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The apron was made by Lettis Hooten using the More Retro Aprons by Cindy Taylor Oates. Paintbrush Gardens is in stores now, so hop on over to your local quilt shop and check it out!

Cute! You just have to feel super sassy and stylish wearing that little number around the house, now don’t you? Happy Sewing!