Happy Tuesday! There's been so many new + exciting things happening over here this week it's hard to believe that it is only Tuesday. Things happening in my personal life and things related to the blog & quilt design, it's almost hard to wrap my head around -- all good things! I'm hoping to be able to share more details with you all shortly. Until then, here's what I've been working on this week!
My friends at Dear Stella sent over a beautiful fabric collection called Portico. The navy + neutral combination really is striking, especially paired with a crisp white solid. I'm really having a fun time playing with these fabrics -- sometimes it's fun playing outside your "quilty comfort zone." You can find the entire fabric collection at Fat Quarter Shop.
Here's something I'm really excited to share with you all! It's always been a dream of mine to have my name in print + design quilt patterns and it's officially happened! I designed this city + state mini quilt over a year ago and submitted it this adorable publication called Simply Handmade: Sewing.
Want to know a little secret? This might not be my only quilt design that will be in print this year! Ahhh! In fact, one of my designs in in the running to be on the cover of the March/April 2013 edition of Quilty. You can catch a sneak peak of it right here & vote for your favorite (mine is cover #1!).
Despite all the craziness happening this week, I'm still on a mission to finish it! I finished up this quilt top that I started this past summer. The citrusy combination of fabrics almost makes this Iowa winter bearable, almost! It was negative 28 degrees Fahrenheit this week, talk about cold!
Hope you are all having a great week!