Fabric by Mail

Just a little fabric postcard I made with some leftovers from my Shop Hop Wallflower quilt.

I foundation pieced it with some batting, then did some topstitching to “quilt” the postcard. The green lace is from J. Caroline Creative and has been hanging out in my stash maybe two years.

I sewed it to a postcard Sarah gave out in the Shop Hop goodie bags, then used the pinking blade on my rotary cutter to trim it all up.

It’s so cute, I’m thinking I should organize a fabric postcard swap …

The Wallflower

You know that saying, “be careful what you wish for”? Back at the Sewing Expo, I mentioned to Sarah that I’d love to have pre-cut fabrics — strips and squares — in the fabrics I love so it’d be easier to piece quilts. Because I’m lazy like that.

I was reminded of these words when I stopped into the store one day and Sarah and Clare were planning the quilts to hang during this weekend’s Shop Hop. Before I knew it, I was volunteering to make a quilt out of the new Bubblegum Basics line of fabric for Henry Glass.

The pattern — Wallflower by Thimbleblossoms — was already in my collection; I’d just been waiting for the perfect fabrics to inspire me. I think these worked out rather well:

Let me tell you, it’s a bit nervewracking to sew a quilt that I know is going to be on display for quilters to check out. This is only my fourth quilt and the first with appliqu├ęs. Fortunately, it was basically just sewing together a lot of strips. I’m still not sure if I’m ready for more challenging piecing (although I’ve just signed up for a block of the month pattern that’s a lot more involved).

The colors are really what make this quilt for me. The pictures just don’t do it justice. They’re so much more vibrant and fun in real life! You’ll just have to trust me on it. Or see it for yourself at the shop.