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Just casually hanging out here by these stairs in my new Jade shirt. I only wish my summer felt as stress free as making this shirt was. I love love @madebyrae’s newest pattern Jade, she’s outdone herself yet again! This is the boatneck view with elbow length sleeves and I’m pretty sure I could live in it. More and details on my blog. (Fabric is @robertkaufman Dana Knit in Storm Blue that I bought from @hawthornethreads a while back) #mbrjade
Starting to amass quite the collection of @mybricole pincushions. I can’t help it! 🤭The one on the very right is made from wood from my very own apple tree and the yarn bowl is a prototype that I’m so excited to try out! Beautiful work as always @mybricole
Loved making this Wool + Wax Tote for my friend Kjerste (@waxandwool) Seemed only fitting that I make her one. waxed canvases from @alfrancestextiles and leather handles from my shop. More and info on my blog. happy Friday
Emily got a new jacket! Finally had time to take a few pictures of this spring jacket I made her. About 800 years ago (aka 4 years ago) I made her a blue jacket using the same pattern. She loves this one and I hope it lasts just as long. Yay for cuffed sleeves! pattern is he Spring Showers Jacket by @eleganceandelephants, fabric is @robertkaufman Hampton Twill, lining is from the No Place Like Home collection by @leahduncan for @cloud9fabrics more pics and info on my blog, link is in my profile. Had to share the first version from years ago, so swipe through to see!
So excited to be debuting my new fabric collection, Forage, with @robertkaufman at Quilt Market this weekend. The collection (overprinted on Essex and Essex Yarn Dyed) will be available in shops in August! Can’t wait to share more at the end of the summer. If you’re at market stop by at Booth 823.
Ringo Pie Dessert quilt! This is my oldest work in progress with blocks from 2010! I’m so happy it’s finished. A huge thank you to all the Ringo Pie quilting bee members! It was an honor to be a part of your creative journey. I have a post on my blog today with all the info. Hope you have a great weekend!
Finished this pink Spring jacket for my daughter. I’m so happy she still likes it when I make her things. It’s definitely changed from when she was a toddler, but more fun because she gets to help pick out what she likes. I think she has great style. This is the Spring Showers Jacket Pattern by @eleganceandelephants, fabric is @robertkaufman Kobe twill in Shrimp . Lining is @leahduncan’s Baum print from her new No Place Like Home collection with @cloud9fabrics.
This is the Making Backpack, my contribution to the newest issue of @makingzine: Color! I’m thrilled to be included in the mag once again. And am in awe of this beautiful issue! I wrote more about this backpack and the mag on my blog, link is in my profile. I will be having kits available in my shop for this backpack, waiting on the arrival of a couple items and I should have them ready by the middle of next week. Hope you’re enjoying this lovely weekend with people you love , : @maddermade, waxed canvas from @alfrancestextiles
Whipped up this Divided Basket as a gift for my friend’s baby shower tomorrow. I’ve made so many of these baskets!! But I still find ways to mix things up and try something new. More info and pics on my blog today. Pattern is my Divided Basket pattern available in my shop. Fabrics are @robertkaufman Railroad Denim and @alexiamarcelleabegg’s Pebbles in Indigo (from her collection Sienna for @cottonandsteel). #siennafabric#cottonandsteel
I finished these Minimalist Wallets using @alisonglass’s new substrate, Mariner Cloth! I adore the colors and texture and am already plotting my next project with it. More pics and info on my blog today. Minimalist Wallet pattern (and zippers/snaps/leather) is available in my shop! #marinerclothfabric#agmarinercloth
I’m so excited to finally share something I’ve been working on! My new fabric collection with @robertkaufman will debut at Quilt Market this Spring!!! It’s called Forage and is a collection of 20 fabrics on Essex and Essex Yarn Dyed. I’m so thrilled with how they turned out! Also, this bag will be a free pattern!! Check out @robertkaufmanprojects and @rkapril18 for more images and info.