The fabric storm, that is.
It's that time of year, the time when 80 degrees is a daily occurance, we are eating Costco strawberries by the gallon, my sewing machine has been serviced and is ready to go, new fabric is on its way, and Quilt Market is right around the corner.
I can do this again, right?
I hope so!
A day or two ago, I mentioned to a friend that this is really the calm before the storm. Everything is pretty calm, just your average amount of crazy, and then the fabric comes. And then I sew, and design, and sew, and design, and stay up way to late, and sew. This year will be extra interesting, because I'll have kids to get to school in the morning! Should be an adventure.
So I was thinking, before the storm hits and Bliss gets here (you know its going to be next to impossible to tear myself away from that!) would be the perfect time for a Friday Feature.
Late Bloomer had a fabulous debut over at Australian Homespun in January of last year, and is still one of my favorites. (I think I say that about every quilt...)
Here is the original quilt, in all of it Cottony Blossomy glory:
And a second one out of Figgy Pudding by Basic Grey. This quilt was sewn by my good friend/sortof cousin Nicole, who is a hoot. Seriously.
Isn't it fun in that fabric? You know, even though Figgy Pudding is hard to find now, Basic Grey has a new line out coming out soon called Fruitcake which is equally as amazing.
And brand new. Just saying...
Tracy made this baby size Late Bloomer out of Hunky Dory, which turned out great!
Have I mentioned how much I love Hunky Dory? I just keep buying more... and more...
She has a few kits for this quilt in mini and a regular size over in her Etsy shop.
And last but not least, a mini quilt I made out of a mix of mostly Medowsweet by my pal Sandi Henderson, a little Hunky Dory, and my favorite, favorite red Moda Dottie.
Hanging out with Meadowsweet was was almost as much fun as hanging out with Sandi. And that is pretty darn fun. You really should get some, a lot of some. You'll thank me later.
As usual, for 5 days Late Bloomer patterns are just 5 dollars over in my Etsy Shop. Head on over and grab one. Shipping is just 2.00 on one pattern, or on 137, you know.
Thanks Tracy and Nicole for being a part of all the Friday Feature-ness! If you have some Friday Feature quilts (or any Thimble Blossoms quilts, for that matter!) to show off, please feel free to email them to me, or upload them yourself over at thimbleblossoms.com on each pattern page. It makes my day!
Have a great (calm) weekend all! I'll be back soon with pictures of the storm...
I love a good storm.
Past Friday Features: