Tuesday, April 23, 2013
a little Vintage Tangerine
This morning I put the finishing touches on a little camper gift. She has a soft spot for my Vintage Tangerine quilt, so I pulled fabric scraps from that project and did some brainstorming.
I was very much inspired by this delightful Flickr favorite. Back before Pinterest I often stockpiled ideas in my Flickr favorites, so these days I"m always bouncing back and forth between pin boards and Flickr to find things. Anyone else doing that?
Anyhoo, this project is all squared away - stitched, tagged and filled with a graph paper composition book, just awaiting a little inscription. It's a little Vintage Tangerine she can take home.
Should you like to make your own, I used folded ribbon for the stem and layers of raw edge applique secured with Steam-a-Seam Lite 2 for the leaves. Raw edge applique is not as durable as other methods, but for an item that is likely to be rarely washed, it's nice and quick. And, I always like how clean and simple it looks! For more details on how to sew the journal cover itself, see my tutorial.
Gee, look how well it matches this DIY decor book I've been enjoying... Uh-oh, looks so at home. Good thing I've already committed myself here!
If you're also a fan of the Vintage Tangerine color scheme, you can still buy my custom bundle at Sew Modern. And, you might also be interested in these new stashings. Quite without trying I bought practically the same mix of fabrics! What can I say, it's what I needed.
From top we have: Glimma Kite in Mineral, Spot On in Ivory, 2wenty Thr3e Fox Trot in Pavement, Comma Swinging in Chalk, Comma Periods in Chalk and in Mustard, Sunshine Linen Stripe and Summersville Spring Bloomsbury in Aqua.
Glimma is in stock at: Marmalade, Fat Quarter Shop, Fresh Modern Fabric, Sew Modern, Lark Cottons, Mad About Patchwork, Intrepid Thread, Pink Chalk Fabrics, and Fabricworm.
Comma is in stock at: Pink Chalk Fabrics, Intrepid Thread, Fabric Spot, Fabricworm, Lark Cottons, Fresh Modern Fabric, Fat Quarter Shop, and Sew Modern.
2wenty Thr3e is in stock at: Fresh Modern Fabric, Sew Modern, Fabricworm, Intrepid Thread, Lark Cottons, Fat Quarter Shop, and Pink Chalk Fabrics.
Summerville Spring is in stock at Knotted Thread, Lark Cottons, Fabricworm, Pink Chalk Fabrics, and Sew Modern.