Wednesday, 28 March 2012

New Fabric (so excited)

I should be doing school work right now but I had to share my newest fabric find. The Berenstain Bears was my favorite book series when I was a kid. I stumbled across the newly released fabric by Moda completely by accident this morning and had to add it to my stash. I have no idea what I'll use it for but I'm sure I'll find something (and it probably won't be given away). These are the two that I got:

Monday, 26 March 2012

Liv's Plus Quilt

Got a lot done on the Owl over the weekend but at this point, I don't want to show it until it's complete. Instead, here's a pic of a quilt I did for my niece about a year ago. I was just going to do random pluses all over but Eric thought there should be a pattern. It does look good after all.

Turns out, she likes the back better than the front. I think it looks lumpy and crappy. Oh well, that's kids I guess.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Hootenanny Update

Finally had some time to work on this quilt which will be for Eric's co-worker's baby-to-be. It's actually coming together pretty quickly although I was so into it Friday night, I stayed up waaay past my bedtime. I have been watching "Shameless" while I sew which really makes the time fly.

Monday, 12 March 2012

I wanted to share with you a fantastic website that allows you to print your own fabric on everything from quilters weight to silk crepe. For those of us who like to pretend that we have some sort of creative ability, this is a great way to bolster that ego. You can take just about any image that you find or create and make fabric out of it. Let's take my logo for an example:
You just upload it and then you can decide how you want it laid out (bottom right of the page). Now, with my logo I plan to cut them out and sew them on the back of future quilts so I'll probably want more white in between. However, if you see the scooters on the left (these are fabrics that I have previously designed), it actually works out pretty well for fabric.

It even allows you to grab colors out of your image and change them if you want. So you can have the same image but a couple of different backgrounds. The best part is, if you're happy with your fabrics and decide to print them, you can offer them up for sale to other buyers. If other people get them, you get a percent of the sale.

Please note, this post is not sponsored by Spoonflower. I just think it's awesome and have used it a few times to create custom fabric such as for this quilt for my nephew: