You’d be forgiven for thinking that I don’t do soft and feminine when it comes to my patchwork, and I’ll be the first to admit it’s not my natural go-to (I like it bold and heavily saturated, just like my foods) but when it comes to Amy Sinbaldi’s Playground Fabrics for Art Gallery I just fell so hard and so fast for that He Loves Me Plum print. Then in a purely cheeky move when I saw Amy post that she was looking for people to help showcase Playground I did a total out-of-character and left a comment asking to be a part of it. You could have heard the squeals of delight and then the shudder of mortification when I got the email from Amy asking me to be part of the showcase. I was thrilled because I got to play with these amazing fabrics but I was so embarrassed that I’d invited myself to the party that I wrote back and told her I’d completely understand if she was just asking to be polite and if she’d really prefer I took my loud and brash aesthetic and hit the frog and toad. Ever the gracious host she let me stay and play and I’m so thankful for the opportunity because I am in severe lust with what I’ve made.
Originally I was going to make a quilt from Emma Jean Jansen’s book “By the Bundle” because, hello, it’s awesome. But the postal system and calendar conspired against me and so I didn’t have enough time to make the quilt top and get it to my trusty longarmer and then back for blogging, etc. But, it’s at times like these that I think Fate steps in and shows you that there’s more to life then just Plan A. For those of you that don’t know, I’m off to Houston next month (holy carp!) and so I’m looking to travel handmade. I’ve been looking at what bag I can take as my handbag, camera bag and fabric hoarding bag. I need something that can hold a lot, look great and fold up easily so I can pop it in to my suitcase on the way home. That’s where the Noodlehead Super Tote comes in….