Holiday Surprises!

In case you missed our website banner headline (Subscribe for some HOLIDAY SURPRISES in the coming weeks!) ... I'd like to shed some light on these beautiful pieces of fabric I have been hording. Fun fact: I am obsessed with holiday prints. I find them so warm and nostalgic- which is what I'm drawn to when it comes to quilting cotton. While I’d like to keep SOME element of surprise for our upcoming holiday goodies, I'd love to share the fabric with you.

Let's start with the "one-of-a-kind"ers. I love designing quilts on a case-by-case basis. This basically means I hold the fabric in my hands…. visualize…. sketch and sew without mapping out every step in a pattern. It allows me to be creative- just sew and go. It’s fun and it makes my heart happy to create in this way. No pressure, just let the fabric guide my way.

This fabric bundle is from the Cozy & Magical collection by Maureen Cracknell of Art Gallery Fabrics. I am picturing a scrappy throw size quilt with a cabin in the woods theme. I will share some sketches on next Monday's blog. 

Aaaahhhh.... the Christmas in the City collection. Kinda vintage, kinda modern.  I LOVE the traditional pops of red and green with my favourite, PINK as a compliment. For these prints I see big block construction with one repeating block and a neutral background fabric to tame the prints. How cute will the Fa la la la laaaaa print look as binding around the outer edge of the quilt?

Next up are prints from another one of my favourite manufacturers, Dear Stella. Sugar plum fairies, rocking horses and mice in costume have a storybook vibe that speak to the seven-year-old in me.  It brings me back to a simpler time of being happy and free to let your imagination go wild. I see so many possibilities with the stripy candy cane print! 

And of course we'll need a few new wholecloth prints... they are so popular because they make the perfect gifts. Who doesn't want a cozy lap quilt that speaks to their inner child? Insta-comfort. Bring on the snow globes in retro red!

These mistletoe and poinsettia prints are a little more sophisticated with a beautiful metallic touch (if your living room needs a festive glow-up). We love hearing how our lap quilts have brought comfort and cheer to family members in nursing homes. A splash of colour and warmth is a reassuring way of making a room feel snug.

Feel free to reach out if there is a particular print you love or if you're interested in more information about the quilts we have planned. I would happily move project plans around to accommodate your preferences. It may also give you the opportunity to make choices in the design process that will make the quilt perfect for that special someone in your life. 

Thank you for following along!

Stolat everybody,


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