My post-QuiltCon to-do list is getting longer and longer by the minute. I’m just desperately hoping I can get the things on my current list done by Wednesday, when the party in Austin gets started.
At the top of my After Quilt-Con list, is to make a sweet and simple (my favorite kind) baby quilt for my friend Lori, using some new fabrics she picked out at Valli & Kim Quilt Shop — my new sponsor!
Lori’s expecting her first grand baby, and she’s crazy, out-of-control excited! She asked if I could make a keepsake quilt for the new baby, and I was honored to oblige.
So I sent Lori over to see Kim, of Valli & Kim’s in Dripping Springs, Texas, and they picked out this sweet bundle of pink and gray fabrics for me to work with. The Tula Pink birch trees will be the focus fabric, with all these little beauties as accents.
I suggested that we use this extra-wide fabric by Windham for the backing. It’s 108″ inches, and an all-around classic.
If you’re coming to Austin any time soon, you’ve got to visit Valli & Kim (they’ll have a booth at QuiltCon!). They carry all your favorite designer fabrics, Art Gallery, Free Spirit, Kaffe Fasset, and a million others…. and most importantly, they have the nicest staff.
The store was recently featured in Better Homes and Gardens’ Quilt Sampler Magazine for one of the best shops in 2014. I am so thrilled that they are going to sponsor my blog and supply pretty fabric prizes for my contests and giveaways!
So now that we have all these pretty, girly fabrics, the question is… what to sew? I think Lori and I have a direction, but what do you think? Here are some of my favorite free patterns available on the blogosphere. What do you think?
1. By Sew Adorable Fabrics
3. By CB Handmade using pattern from See Kate Sew
4. By Bijou Lovely
Well, I better get going. I’ve got a lot of sewing to finish up by Wednesday!
I’m linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash.