pretty in pink

we are gearing up for February…which means we get to go a little overboard with pink (but really is there such a thing as too much pink?)

Anyways…I’m not sure if I liked Pretty in Pink the movie…I have blended that movie with Sixteen Candles…either way I prefer the Breakfast Club and our English Garden in shades of pink.

This project is so pretty…mom and I have both called dibs on it and Mel hasn’t even seen it yet; she’s a big fan of pink too!

English Garden is 88 x 106 inches and features 10 shades of pink ranging from cotton candy to rouge.  Then we used a bleached muslin for the sashing, a small floral for the cornerstone 9-patch, a small rose print for the border, a cream and dark rosey-pink for the check binding.

Kits are ready to go and identical.  Online and in-store.

***valentine’s day approved***

english-garden1-blogenglish-garden2-blogenglish-garden3-blogMy Stars in the Garden featuring Brenda Riddle micro-prints is up in the shoppe.  We have it framed and over the mantle in the window.  It pops against the white frame and white wall.  If you are thinking of tackling it…check out the complete kit or a pattern.

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******Farmer’s Wife Quilt Along******

it is happening

here on the blog

Starting Friday, March 3rd.

3 blocks a week

111 blocks

37 weeks

you should have all your blocks done by Thanksgiving.

(promise)

I’ve already started cutting out templates, bagging, and paper clipping them in place. 20170131_154007.pngI’ve been collection civil war prints for a few months now

(apologies for the blurry photo)

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so…grab your book…

decide on your fabrics…

and get going on getting the templates printed.

if you do not have a book but would like to join us, we have some available

farmer’s wife book

book-farmers-wife-sampler

if you want to use colors similar to mine…

I suggest the following:

Jane & Lucy Starter Packs

Gratitude by Jo Morton

Hope’s Journey by Betsy Chutchian

Preservation by Howard Marcus

Reflections by Jo Morton

As for sashing…I’m using unbleached muslin and I’m pretty sure my cornerstones will be scrappy.  (Camille of Bonnie and Camille @thimbleblossoms on instagram did a white sashing and scrappy cornerstones if you’d like to take a look.)

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