Stay Gold by Aneela Hoey evolved from the classic line in the novel “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton. The phrase conjures up a feeling of hazy days, picnics, sun drenched flowers and the prettiest of summers. This was used as a starting point to create a modern version of a prairie look.
Underwater is inspired by a love of the ocean and the world that exists under its surface.
This is a tightly balanced range of cool pink, blue and citron – with a nice patternly mix of what we’ve come to love from Elizabeth. They mix well with a number of our Cirrus Solids and We Are All Stars, too!
Underwater is sure to be a spring and summer favorite and as winter hails upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, working on a project with this pretty bunch will get you readied for the warmer days.
We have had a great response to our Holding Horses quilt for Aneela Hoey’s Stay Gold collection and there was more than one request/suggestion to make it a unicorn. And here it is! We modified the silhouette a little and we think this version, appliquéd expertly by Linda Spiridon and quilted magically by Sue Papalia sparkles in We Are All Stars.
This is only a template. You can scale it to any size you like but this is printed at 100% the size you see in the photo.
Use whatever appliqué methods you like best on whatever size panel you care for. You can also make an entire quilt by piecing blocks together. For a more whimsical wall hanging, try some fancy trims. Sky’s the limit! Enjoy.
Download the 4 page template here.
Grey Abbey was our first collaboration with Elizabeth Olwen who has gone on to produce some our most beautiful and popular fabrics. The Ribbon Box quilt is also our most downloaded Make It Sew project. Furthermore, we get more requests for this quilt kit than for any other we’ve developed (and it’s worth noting that we do not even sell kits). So, it made sense that we bundle up some kits while we can.
But hurry, this is a limited edition kit (38 to be exact!) and once they’re gone, they’re gone – sadly, a number of these fabrics are no longer in stock.
To order, follow this link. The cost is $74.95 + shipping. International orders welcome. The kit includes a hardcopy of the pattern, the prints for the topper and the binding, but it does not include the white and backing.
This is a simple idea that’s full of possibilities. They could be made for any holiday or occasion. What’s really wonderful though is that it’s perfect for scraps and your little sewists. The directions are vague which is nice because it leaves room for interpretation. We had 4″ envelopes so we worked backwards from there.
Mo Willems’ Knuffle Bunny was a great fabric to use for young ones since it combines a favorite character and hearts!
1. We printed out some sayings for a computer onto a stiff paper stock. This isn’t necessary, since you can always handwrite your Valentine’s Day wishes. As for size, we made the paper portion smaller so we could use fabric as a frame. So in this case, the finished size is for a 4″ envelope and the paper squares are about 3″ leaving 1″ in fabric border.
2. We cut fabric scraps roughly at about 5″ squares – enough so we didn’t have to line things up too strictly before sewing. Layering fabrics wrong sides together and placed the paper on top. We did not pin things because we didn’t want to leave a mark in the paper, but you could use spray glues if thought it would help for littler hands.
* We took the extra step in adding a layer of white fabric between the prints so they wouldn’t show though.
3. Using any stitch you like and sewing with the paper facing up, stitch around the edge of the paper. Trim loose ends.
4. Finally, trim the fabrics to the desired size with pinking shears.
5. For a finishing touch, we added fabric “stamps”.
We had so much fun and adventure creating these free projects for you this year. We hope you’ve enjoyed them! More to come in 2016. May your New Year be filled with peace and joy.