My Collaboration with Gingiber

IMG_4273smallhighres I’ve been quiet these past few months here, but I haven’t been sitting around twiddling my thumbs. Back in September 2016, I started a collaboration with the company Gingiber. They make super cute piece with loads of different animals and I highly recommenced checking them out. Stacie, who is the artist behind the name, is now a fabric designer with Moda Fabrics. We met and talked about pattern design at the Spring 2016 Quilt Market, and decided to work together.

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I designed two smaller quilts to go along with her upcoming fabric line called Merrily. You can see one of the quilt and wall hanging above. Both were made specifically to fit her illustrated panels from this line and the previous one called Thicket. Both also include tips and tricks that double as skill builders. That was my favorite part.

The patterns will be printed booklets, and available to purchase the same time the fabric is available in stores. I am super excited about this and I’ll share more once they are available!

Stacie was so great to work with, I have agreed to continue the collaboration and we will be releasing three more patterns within the year to go along with her next line (name and images are top secret, so I have to wait to share that info).

As well as these two patterns, and then the three after, I myself will also be releasing several patterns. Both PDF and printed. I’m going to take the leap, and this will be the year of patterns!! Woohoo!

 

Ugly Sweater Quilt Block by Kid Giddy

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Today was my day to share my version of Kid Giddy’s Ugly Sweater block.

I decided to use some black and white batiks, Kona color of the year Highlight and fabric I tie dyed over the summer. I also added some of cast plastic buttons I made and hand quilted it using lots of little X’s. This pattern is usually made in Christmas fabric, but I decided to make something I’d wear instead!

You can find the foundation paper piecing pattern for the sweater in V neck or crew neck here.

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Shop Update: Restocking Necklaces

Shop Update: Restocking Necklaces {an Art School Dropout's life}

I have just restocked the shop to replace all the necklaces you guys bought two weeks ago. You made my come back amazing. Thank you! 

This time around though, I split the update in half. The first half is live, and the second half will go live Wednesday at 6pm EST. That way anyone who is at Quilt Market or getting ready for Halloween won’t miss out on anything. 
 
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If your interested in the Wednesday update, I won’t be sending out another newsletter for it, so set a timer or keep an eye on the blog here or our social media accounts

Shop Update: Restocking Necklaces {an Art School Dropout's life}

Shop Update: Wood + Plastic + Fabric

Shop Update: Wood + Plastic + Fabric {an Art School Dropout's life}The shop is officially updated and ready for shopping! I kept this stocking small, since it is the first big update in a year or so. I don’t want to be overwhelmed and make mistakes. I need to get back in the swing of things.

If all goes well today, I will have another update in the next two weeks. So if you missed out on something today, don’t worry, just let me know in the comments below what your favorite pieces were and I’ll try and restock something similar. You can also leave comments with fabric suggestions/requests for the Fabric + Wood or Fabric + Plastic Necklaces. For this update I chose using my own personal taste.

Thanks for stopping by, you guys seriously have made my week with your enthusiasm and encouragement.

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