I was able to catch Bonnie from Fishsticks Designs for a few minutes, and I have to tell you, she was so nice!
Here are some of the cute patterns from her Market exhibit.
This is the new SeeSaw Dress, isn’t it cute?
In the center of this photo is the Playhouse Dress and the model on the table is showing off the Buttons and Buckles Overalls. See the Katie J. Jumper by the chair? And did you notice the table? It is a wooden ironing board. What a great display idea!
Here’s the Everyday Camp Shirt, The Sunshine and Sandals Shirtdress in the middle, and The Sand and Sidewalk Boardshorts on the right. Those last two are brand new designs, they are listed as coming soon on The Fishsticks website, so you will want to check back later to get those!
I must show you the Monaluna booth with their yummy organics, too, because check out the little dress in the bottom left!
It’s the SeeSaw Dress!
Monaluna recently released a bunch of great new fabrics and they have their own pattern line as well.
My growing like a weed daughter picked out some fabric the other day and I have been trying to find the “right” pattern for it.
Today I sewed up Kwik Sew 3169 in a test fabric. It is a peasant top pattern with the option for short or long sleeves.
Like the pattern, the test fabric has been marinating in my stash for some time. It is from the Charms line by Patty Reed Design, produced by Fabric Traditions. As an indication of how long I have been holding onto it, the copyright on it says 2006 and I am fairly certain I made Zoe a sundress from it years ago. When I pulled it out for this top, I expected to be vetoed. (It wasn’t!) Now that she’s ten, most of the cute fabrics get an eye roll.
Zoe is tall and needs extra length on most tops. I added 2″ to the length of the body on this one and only did a half inch hem. This is size XL(12-14). She likes it, but says the area under the arms is scratchy. I expect that a run through the wash will likely take care of that problem.
Unfortunately, this will not be the pattern for her peace sign fabric. Now she is thinking maybe a skirt. Sigh.
Back to search my pattern files.
Since it’s Friday the 13th, here are 13 ideas for those of you still planning to whip something up for Father’s Day this weekend!
- ipad/kindle/nook/laptop sleeve
- e-reader beanbag stand
- boxer shorts
- bucket tote
- camp shirt – with fun or funky prints
- PJ pants
- hoodie for cool nights while camping
- duffle or other bag
- coasters for the man cave
- a boxy bag to tote toiletries if he travels
First up is this cute quilt from the Sew Fun collection by Beach Garden Quilts & Studio
A closer look at a couple of the blocks:
This one is from the Fresh Batiks line.
This is the Vintage Sunshine line by Ellen Crimi-Trent.
This quilt used fabrics from the American Made Brand and LB Basics.
The American Made Brand is a new venture from Clothworks. It is a pretty exciting idea. The goal of this brand was to produce fabrics made completely in the USA, from sourcing the cotton to milling and dyeing. The results are a collection of gorgeous solids.
If you are a quilter, check out the Farm to Fabric Challenge. It is a juried exhibition of quilts made exclusively with American Made Brand solids and will premiere at Fall Quilt Market. Registration opens June 15th, so check it out!
A couple quick pics for you today!
Here is a little peek at the Modern Quilt Studio booth at Spring Quilt Market.
This quilt is called Jewel Box. I love how the color changes make it look like a ray of light is hitting the center of the quilt.