Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Welcome, Sew Modern!
1) I wanted to make quilts for my children
2) It didn't have to be hard
3) They would love it!
And, it just so happens that the image in question was of a quilt made by Lauren Hawley for her daughter:
I fell in love with the gorgeous colors, simple piecing and over-sized cuts of fabric. In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I wanted to make a quilt just like hers. When I asked Lauren for measurements and such, she was so, so helpful! I guess that was the first of many such friendly meetings with sewists through Flickr and blogland. My Fairytale Patchwork quilt for Aria came to be in large part because of her inspiration.
Fast forward a few years and Lauren is now the proud owner of a modern fabrics store, located in Los Angeles and also online at Sew Modern. I'm so proud of her for taking this huge step and I'm just terribly excited to welcome her as a new sponsor!
If you haven't already been shopping at Sew Modern, take a moment to give it a look. I like how Lauren's designed her storefront with some unique features that feel very fresh and... modern. Dragging products to an always-visible shopping cart feels more like shopping in person, and allows you to compare the colors in your cart with fabrics you're currently browsing.
Lauren and I share similar taste, so she's got a lot of what I've stashed and a lot more that I've wanted to stash. Just today I started with the new arrivals on her homepage and turned up several new finds that I haven't seen elswhere...
Like ribbons, by Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fasset and others.
Plus new Remix prints from Anne Kelle for Robert Kaufman
And, these Bright Lights, Big City prints from Timeless Treasures.
Sew Modern is a full scale fabric store with more than just designer quilting cottons. She has a lovely collection of wovens like shot cottons and cross weaves, linen, laminates and every color of Kona cotton!
One last thing, today I was looking at some stacks of flannel that are due to become new pajamas for Aria and Liam by Christmas. If I didn't already have flannels on hand, I'd be easily convinced to snap up some of this organic Forest Friends flannel at such a good price. They're so cute!
Maybe you have some pjs to make or a baby quilt to back? This is definitely the right time of year to be working with flannel. Mmmm.... I'm going to want to start those pjs soon!
OK, I'll be back tomorrow with a new finished project in honor of Celebrate Color. There's just 10 more days to enter your projects into our last round of totally awesome prizes. Good luck everyone!
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