Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fabric Love

I am really excited to be sewing again and new fabric really helps. Last weekend we took a short road trip to Noblesville, a small town north of Indianapolis, and found Always In Stitches. A great shop just full of quilting fabrics. As it was getting near their closing time, I just bought a few pieces:

I also picked out some beautiful fabrics from an etsy shop, Sew Deerly Loved.

Japanese fabrics with a great feel.
These colors are so different from what I usually work with. I blame it all on blogland! And I say, my style is evolving. That sounds good, doesn't it?

Here is a bag made with some of the new fabric. I got the pattern from an old American Patchwork and Quilting. I did change it up a bit, doing the lining differently.

I love all the details, like the yoyo flower and tied handles.

I decided I needed to purge some of my older fabric scraps to make room for the new.  So I made up an old favorite pattern Paddlewheels and Pinwheels by Thimbleberries.  I made one of these years ago and it's in tatters now. 

Very quick and easy, and it showcases hand quilting nicely.

So this is what I'm working on today, while my husband cleans up the basement :)  I don't know if any of our kids are coming for dinner - Tad has been sick, and Eric is doing schoolwork - but I'm making a pork roast. Yum! They should come and help us eat it and the chocolate cake with truffle frosting I made.

I hope everyone has a great week. This will be my first regular week of work. I'll let you know how it goes.


Helen Philipps said...

Just popped over in time to see all your new fabrics! They are really gorgeous...such lovely prints and delicious colours! Enjoy your sewing..I'm sure you will with so many lovely fabrics to work with.
Helen x

Nellie said...

Lovely fabrics! I'm sure what you sew will be beautiful!
Well, now....that dinner sounds quite appealing. Surely you will have some "takers.":)

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

I am not sure which one I love best. The first two are my faves. Good luck this week!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I love the pinks and greens. I just love beautiful fabrics, always want to buy them all!

Terri said...

Lovely colors! I am so impressed with your talent. Thank you again for sharing it with me. I hope you get my swap soon. Hope your first day is a grand one! Hugs,Terri
P.S. That bag is one of a kind....beautiful!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So good that you are sewing again! Love the fabric and the pretty purse! Blessings,Kathleen

Cheryl said...

The things you make are always so professional looking :-) I'm looking forward to seeing what your going to be making with those lovely fabrics!
big hugs :-)

Kerin said...

Beautiful fabrics and beautiful projects.
You always inspire me :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That bag is so cute!

I love those fabrics you got. Especially the ones from the etsy shop. I'll have to check it out. I rarely find fabric that I really love at Hobby Lobby etc.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

OHHHH cindy I love the vintagey style fabrics....makes me want to start sewing again...I did start out with a fabric heart with some vintage tablecloth but have not finished it yet. LOVE your project!

Vicki said...

You found some gorgeous fabrics! Enjoy sewing with them. Hope work went well. I juggle a full time job too.