The Makers Notebook Covers

Sunday, 19. April 2015 10:15 | Author:

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I ordered extra Cori Dantini The Makers fabric panels because they are so cute. I used a few of the panels to create some new fabric notebook covers.
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They are adorable! Want one? I listed a few in my Etsy shop.

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Fabric Friday 4

Friday, 17. April 2015 20:13 | Author:

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The Makers fabric line by Cori Dantini is happiness on fabric with spring colors and girls making things! The collection include large, medium and small girl panels.
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The other fabrics in the collection will blend perfectly with the panels to create a great quilt.
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They will also make great art quilt backgrounds.

I picked up the Makers collection from Fat Quarter Shop.

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Decide Happy

Thursday, 16. April 2015 17:13 | Author:

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Double top knots in blonde on a chocolate background. Sometimes I start creating a magpie girl art quilt, but once the girl is added, she doesn’t want ruffles.
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What ever you decide to do, make sure it makes you happy (13” x 16”)

Happiness is a choice – have you decided to have fun today?

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Ready for Garden Party

Wednesday, 15. April 2015 17:13 | Author:

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The bushes in my backyard have started to bud – spring is almost here. I know further south of here flowers and green green grass fill yards. This girl and I are anxious to enjoy a day in a blooming garden.
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Her sweater is embellished with little loops of stitching. And tiny flowers are quilted into the background.
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She is ready for a garden party (5” x 9”)

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Near the Ocean

Tuesday, 14. April 2015 16:54 | Author:

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Pigtails and a tiny heart on her dress
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A girl in boots on an ocean blue background stitched with tiny loops.
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She loves being near the ocean (5” x 9”)

I recently saw a poll that people preferred an ocean view over a mountain view. I have a mountain view and love it, but I like hearing waves and smelling salt water so I can understand wanting an ocean view.

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Let the Music Play

Monday, 13. April 2015 16:55 | Author:

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With a weave print background, I stitched ‘music is life’ over and over again.
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I added a simple record player made with a variety of Basic Grey fabrics.
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Let the music play (8.5” x 14”)

Simple designs can speak volumes.

Random.org picked comments 9 and 13 as the lucky winners of my STITCHED 2015 blog hop giveaway – congratulation to Celeste and Kathy! There’s still time to win the Magpie Girl Art quilt – register for STITCHED 2015 by April 17th.

All quilts are still on sale in my believemagic Etsy Shop – take advantage of the Share Joy Quilt Sale through the end of April.

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Ready for Spring

Sunday, 12. April 2015 16:55 | Author:

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Happy pink flowers in the background and girl in a spring dress with a sweater on top because where I am it’s still chilly. I’m waiting for everything to green up and bloom. Has spring arrived where you are?
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She is ready for spring (5” x 9”)

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Fabric Friday 3

Friday, 10. April 2015 16:54 | Author:

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When I saw photos from fall quilt market, I lusted after the Mercury print in Alison Glass’s new SunPrint 2015 collection.
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The print is so geometric and sciencey that I I had to have it. Not at all sure what I will do with it, but I love it.
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I enjoyed her Text print in the earlier release of SunPrint, so I decided to get the entire collection. The Ink print will make great backgrounds for art quilts.
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Grove looks like a great blender and I think small bits of it will be good in art quilt backgrounds.

I picked up this fat quarter bundle from ModernQuilter on Etsy.

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Celebrate Life’s Joys

Thursday, 9. April 2015 16:54 | Author:

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A red head in a green silk ballgown. The top of the gown is embellished with tiny hand stitches in green thread.
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The background is comprised of various black and white fabrics. A grid is stitched in black thread and embellished with white circles.
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She is ready to celebrate life’s joys (13” x 16”)

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Loves Her Job

Wednesday, 8. April 2015 17:31 | Author:

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The pretty flower on her jacket goes well with the trim on her dress.
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Until my art can pay the bills, I have a day job as a technical writer/junior project manager. I love all things documentation and when I get to focus on writing and documentation, I come alive and I don’t mind working late to finish a project. Does your job light you up?
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She loves her job (5” x 9”)

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