Monday, April 8, 2013

VOTE on Shelburne Falls

Good morning!  Have you visited the Shelburne Falls contest page yet?  You people made some beautiful things - pillows, purses, quilts, even a Washi Dress.  This morning it's my solemn duty to choose just 3 finalists.  Tres tricky and admittedly so subjective, so please go easy on me!    Here are the 3 finalists who I feel used Shelburne Falls most fabulously in no particular order...

Little Girl's Dress by Jodie Wu

Little Girl's Dress

Aren't you smitten?  These pretty fabrics just scream "spring!"  In fact, the purples and sky blue with dark blue is one of my current favorite color combos.  I love that Denyse Schmidt's plaid is printed on the bias.  It's perfect here!

Little Girl's Dress

In this pic, you can see the clean lines, piping details and bodice pleats.  I do adore that Deco Fans print. Of all the Shelburne Falls fabrics, I seem to pull that one at the most.

See more pics in Jodie's flickr stream!

Denyse Schmidt Low-Volume Pillow by little and lots

It was super hard to choose between all the great pillows entered (like this set! Wow!).  So, this is where I want to emphasize that choosing finalists is so subjective!  But... when it came down to it, this pillow won my heart.  I think Laura struck a nice balance between scrappy and planned, by choosing to mix of low-volume prints sprinkled with tons of different colors in her classic half square triangle pillow.  The finished look is definitely something I'd want to toss on my couch!

Laura's pillow includes 3 low volume Shelburne Falls prints:  Dress Floral LilacSparse Floral Willow and Sparse Willow Lilac.  The rest of her prints are various by Denyse Schmidt, with a lot from Chicopee in particular!

Get all the details over at little and lots

CathrineHolm-ish Tea Towl by SplendorFalls

cathrineholm-ish towel
It's hard to know where to start on this towel.  I love the subtle polka dot linen, the row of Shelburne Falls shapes, the Deco Fans binding, the hand quilting... so, yeah, pretty much every little detail!  When you look at the very different styles and values in those little shapes and yet how interestingly they combine, you see Denyse Schmidt's genius for fabric design.  (Sorry, I'm just a serious fan.)


Mary Clair, a.k.a. Splendor Falls, made her tea towel with reverse applique. Nice!  What a gorgeous bit of handmade for one lucky kitchen.

Vote Now!

Please choose your favorite project and the winner of our Shelburne Falls fat quarter bundle!  If you're having trouble choosing, try visiting the bloggers to see bigger pictures and more details.  Thanks for playing along!

Voting extends through midnight EST tomorrow, Tuesday the 9th.  Winner to be announced on Wednesday!  Thanks to Fabricworm for sponsoring our fun!


  1. Good luck all! Thanks Rachel for all of the fun :)

  2. What gorgeous creations but oh my ... really love that reverse applique tea towel :-)

  3. I love all three of those (and the pillow on the other site) but I had to vote for the pillow. I am dying to put a bigger pillowform in it, though, LOL! I like my pillows fully stuffed!


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