Thought I would share with you my new start - "Sojourner" sampler designed by Theresa Baird of Heart Ease Examplar Workes. This sampler was designed for the Bay Area Sampler Guild. So all of it's elements are dedicated to California the Bay Area.
Sojourner, 40ct Expresso linen by R & R Reproductions
Threads: DMC, & Classic Colorworks Belle Soie silks
I have to mention that the orange flower in the sampler are California Poppy's. The suggested color is Buttercup - yellow but the only California Poppies that I have ever seen are orange/red. After reading on Edgar's blog he used Lasagna Belle Soie silk and I ordered it and am going with that. Much better!
Thank you Edgar!!!
You know how sometimes it's inspiring to read something on another blog? Well I learned from Amy's blog about Row by Row patterns. I googled it and turns out it's an National Quilt Shop Hop called "Row by Row Experience 2015". After looking on their website I learned my local quilt shop is participating and thought I would go check it out. Just to Look.....sigh.... I go and walk in the shop and this is the first thing I see...
I fell in LOVE!!!
Yep I ended up getting the kit and a fabric plate. Turns out each quilt shop that is participating has their own fabric plate and pattern. So I guess some people are visiting shops collecting patterns & fabric plates.
I came home and started right on making this mini row quilt.
"Under the Sea", I have it trimmed ready for the binding.
Making this I used a product called "Steam A Seam" fusible web. It's so cool and easy to use. I cut out all the fish individually, placed them where I wanted them to go and ironed them. EASY!!! Will share again when its all done.
With my love and appreciation - Annette