I really do love the Home Front
collection, it's just so bright and cheery! I came across an apron
pattern that I thought was adorable, so I decided to make one up with
this collection. It's the Hot Pad Apron from Fabric-by-Fabric One Yard Wonders.
I love the silhouette of the apron, I think its very stylish and
flattering. It was so easy to sew up, the whole thing (including
cutting the fabrics), took me about 2 hours. It's a pretty clever
design because of the hidden hot pads within the inside of the apron.
The inspiration for the Starlight Table Topper came from a block I like a lot, A Girl’s Favorite (in the corners and center). I thought it complemented the Shimmering Frost collection
with its wintry, holiday feel. The combination of the block’s design
and the placement of color values gives the block a feel of
transparency. I chose another block, Sky Rocket, to tie the blocks
together and add some movement. This more advanced block may be a
piecing challenge. I am pleased with the secondary pattern formed by the
touching of the Sky Rocket points!
I was asked to create a collection using a very popular past collection as inspiration, known as "Twilight Frost". So I gladly took on the task of creatingShimmering Frost to have a similar feel and yet a touch of me included. We wanted to keep with similar colors of blues and greens, but I also wanted to add black and grays since they are very popular these days. I envisioned dark wintery nights, snowflakes falling, icicles forming, and stars gleaming. The motifs are simple and airy, graphic and whimsical.
The Shimmering Frost
collection typifies those structures in nature that are orderly,
repeating and three-dimensional. Of course, my mind’s eye saw ice
crystals and when that happens, hold on! The image was burned in my
head and I was unable to deviate from it so, you get Crystalline!
It is one block repeating itself twenty-five times. The wonderful
thing about the block is that it creates a secondary repeating block.
This new block makes the finished quilt look very orderly and
predictable and draws the eye. The Shimmering Frost
fabrics provide the differing hues which create the three-dimensional
visual you see in a crystal. I love the gradation of color in this
collection. It’s a designer’s dream!
Five cheery tulips standing in a row,
waiting for any one to sew.
scraps together to help them grow,
make a nice gift for someone I know.