It’s Cookie Selling Season!

cookieseason001We are now on to the second year of Girl Scouts and mostly still loving it. It can be overwhelming at times, but then there are times where it’s just plain fun!

A few weeks ago we started selling cookies, and this past weekend we started selling them at booths. My girls are in 1st grade, so 2 hours having to stand in one place can be a bit much. They usually last about an hour and a half.

So this year to add a tiny bit of fun to it all, I designed some costumes.

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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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