Thursday, July 09, 2009

Christmas in July

I am very happy to report that we haven't had a snow fall in the past 3 months (knock on wood) but there was an occasion several years ago when it did snow in July.

However, what does pop into quilt shops this time of year is Christmas fabric. Most shops place their orders for Christmas prints back in March, and they are shipped out over summer.

This past spring, Cori and I got to play with a fabric line from Moda called Figgy Pudding by Basic Gray. If you are a scrapbooker, you may recognize the name and prints, because they were first available in paper. Cori and I were asked to take these great prints, and create quilted projects with them....and here is your first look.

Nordic is an easy favorite of ours, because it is so very different. We had first designed this layout to use at a different time, so it was originally designed with large flowers, and bright colors, but when we saw these fabrics, we changed our theme. Cori is the daring one who decided to do brown snowflakes, and I think that it is a great (and certainly not traditional) choice.

We first showed this project to our retreat students, who had first chance at buying a kit, but we have now put the last few up for grabs. We have put one Nordic kit up for sale in our Esty shop.

But if you happen to be a local you can run down to Annie's sewing center here in Winkler, to pick up the other kit, and to see the quilt first hand.

Enjoy your summer sunshine!

See you soon.

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1 comment:

annette said...

I am totally enamored with the "Figgy Pudding" line. Great project. Love those snowflakes!