Fun Fabric Friday and stuff

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To finish up with my St. George trip I thought I'd show some fabric I picked up down there last week.

I showed you the super teacup filled with my quilt kit. I can think of fun things to display in this teacup.This is a picture of the quilt the kit makes. Vintage story book pages by Red Rooster fabric. So cute. I am not big on prairie points and I'm not really going to make my quilt exactly like this but I love the images of the kids.
Here is the fabric from the kit and it was in this little red pail. Heaven only knows when I'll find time to make it but I'm sure it will go fast.
Lynette put in an oilcloth bag from her store into the kit as a little gift to me. Thanks Lynette. I love bags. Don't you? If you go to southern Utah, visit Lynette at her Main St. Quilt Cottage in Hurricane. Tell her hi for me. Oh and I know why they call it Hurricane. It is always windy there. But most of the time a breeze is welcome in the hot weather.
I bought these fabrics at Lynette's shop. Three reproduction fat quarters and this Red Rooster fabric I've been spying.
I also bought 4 fat quarters at Quilt Works. These will work in nicely in my Alpine Group Sampler Quilt we are working on all year. Turquoise and red are my theme colors.Nedra and I both bought a yard of this circle fabric at Quilt Works. Nedra gave me a coupon for it too. So I got 30% off. You can't beat that. As soon as I saw this fabric I thought it would make great covered buttons. I include covered buttons in one of my patterns/kits. I cut around the circle with a little to spare and then lined the button with a little square of white fabric. This way you can't see the shiny metal through the fabric.Covered buttons are really easy to make. I've gotten them in bulk from several sources. You can get them here.
I have jars of buttons on my sewing room shelves. Some ready to cover and some all covered ready to use.
I can remember my mom making covered buttons to use in projects like suits and jackets. In the 60s they were quite popular. But they really never go out of style. I like how these buttons turned out.I'm super proud my dish cloth tutorial made it to Whip Up and One Pretty Thing. If you don't follow these blogs already, add them to your google reader. They are filled with fun projects and ideas.

Have a great weekend. Weather is heating up everywhere. Yayy Sunshine!

-nanette

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Lori Holt said...

hi nanette!
I love that quilt kit! Nadine at Material girls has that giant teacup too. She uses it for all of the prize drawing entrys.
I just might have to contact that shop and see if they'll cut me a kit!
That fabric is pefect for covered buttons. Who is it by? I have an obsession with covering buttons too.
Congrats on your tute- it's a great one.
I always enjoy seeing what you're up to.

rachel griffith said...

what cute stuff!!!
the little storybook quilt is TOO cute!!!

and the circles fabric...i SO love it!!!

congrats on your tutorial making blog headlines.
:D

Living on the Spit said...

I just sat here looking at my screen saying oooohhhh, aaaahhhh, and Oh My!

I am so in love.

Annette said...

I love how the fabric buttons turned out. I haven't made those in a very long time. You make me want to get to work.

Glenna at Hollyhock Quilts said...

Reading this makes me ever MORE sad that we couldn't make the trip! Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Julie said...

You do the cutest things. Do you sell your buttons already made? Also, thanks for the dish cloth tutorial. How fun!! I think I would like to show this to my quilt group. Have sun-shiney weekend--even though I think we are supposed to get rain all weekend. Julie

Dawn said...

Hey Nanette!! I just finished making 4 dishcloths...I have two more wedding coming up!! The buttons are darling...now I want to make buttons!!

Kimberly said...

Fabulous post! Looks like you've added some great fabrics to your collection! And your buttons are just darling!
Have a wonderful day! Kimberly

LydaBabes Going Ons!!!! said...

What neat fabric....I want some of the one with the westie in it....who makes that fabric....the red one with the with the little white dog in it.......got to have some. We never see that neat fabric here int he mid west.....

Love your blog....

Nedra said...

Another wonderful post. Thank for the little tutorial on the buttons. I didn't think about adding white underneath. Now I will! The buttons turned out so cute and now I need to get working on mine! Congrats on being selected for your dishtowel tutorial. I can now say I have a Nanette original. (I'm almost too scared to get it wet!)

Funky Kim said...

I'm not big on prairie points, either. I can totally see that quilt made up using ric rack!

jen duncan said...

Wow! What an inspiring post today Nanette. So much happiness in the form of fabric and words. :-) Don't forget to check out the quilt Red Rooster shows using these sweet storybook fabrics:
http://www.redroosterfabrics.com/content6884.html

Susan said...

What a cleaver way to display a quilt kit and you get a teacup too. That fabric is wonderful.
Thanks for the button inspiration and tutorial.

Fiesta said...

Nanette, yes that circle fabric is definetly perfect for covered buttons.
Wal-mart and Joanns still carry them. Less expensive at wally world though.
I love the idea f making them ahead of time and keeping them in a jar.

Trisha said...

I LOVE those covered buttons! So cute!!

Kaaren said...

Love the covered buttons! More great fabric for your stash. I just love it all!

Cathie in UT said...

Love all your new goodies...the rooster fabric is terrific and I have been looking for the Tiny Tots panel to add to my collection.

I hope I am as lucky as in my shopping here in Texas!

Sproutz said...

I have been wanting to try covered buttons for a while. Yours turned out amazing!

Kim said...

What a fun and happy post. I love all the colors, all the quilts, and all the buttons, too!

dotti white said...

Thanks for the great button tutorial. I love your bright and happy posts. Keeps me motivated and inspired! Have a wonderful weekend!

Mistea said...

Gorgeous fabric and neat packaging, sounds like your trip was a good one. Love those buttons you've been making. Thanks for sharing.

Sherri said...

I love the fabrics...I had recently purchased a half yard of the fabric you made the buttons out of...think I'll make a few buttons...and congrats on your tutorial!!!

Momoo said...

Love the fabric you purchased. I think it's great that you can look at fabric and see a neat use for it, like covering buttons. Looking forward to seeing the quilt you make out of the kit.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Your fabrics are great. My mother always sewed all her clothes and for us when we were younger. She covered EVERY button to match. You brought back some good memories of my mom.
Thanks,
~Karen~

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh the vintage kids fabric is soooo cute, I love all the fabric you got. When I was little my Mom also made my clothes and used covered buttons all the time, it is so nice to see things come back, such as the buttons and now rick rack. I will add those blogs to my reader they look great. You are becoming so well know, but I will be able to say I knew her when. Congrats!!

potsandpins said...

Such fun finds!! I love the buttons - must make myself some! And the dish cloths are still eluding me as I cannot find any waffle fabric ANYWHERE!!! I'm sure the minute you posted about it there was a run on waffle fabric! Thanks for the great pics - as usual - you're full of inspiration for me! xo, The Other Nanette

oodlesandoodles said...

I love covered buttons and really appreciate the link you provided. Lining them really does make a difference. Hope you have a great weekend! Barbara

Catherine said...

What a great quilt kit!! Those fabrics are all so cheerful and look like they'll be great fun to work with!

Celia said...

Oh, they will look amazing in anything! SO pretty fabric!

Jackie said...

I just love the quilt! But I have to say that fabric you got for the buttons was one I eyed up on Nedra's blog. Who is the manufacturer? I think I might need some of that in my stash.

alobsiger said...

What a fun feast you've posted, Nanette! I was so pleased to see your dish cloths on Whip Up! Very Exciting. I'll have to check out One Pretty Thing. Now, about that circle fabric? Do you have details to share. Cuz I might need to get some of that. :-)

Belva said...

Ohhh...love the covered buttons. What a GREAT idea. Thanks.

C. C. said...

You always have such nice projects going! I really enjoy your blog!

C. C.

mo said...

That red pail is full of the cutest fabric! I am loving the buttons. Everytime I see those button cover sets at estate sales I scoop them up!

jacquie said...

thanks for the covered button source...i'd like to do that for my pillows. what lovely fabric...i especially like the roosters!

Sandi said...

The fabric you used for the covered buttons is perfect. Congrats on the dish cloth tutorial publications. :-)

Simone de Klerk said...

Such lovely lovely things to see! The buttons are very cute! And look forward to seeing your quilt kit finished.
Have a lovely week.

Micki said...

I love the fabric and the covered buttons. Beautiful!
Micki

Cheryl said...

Such a wonderful eye candy post...what great fabs..I am drooling over here :-)! Congrats on your tutorial. I copied it off and can't wait to whip some up!

Julia said...

I love all the fun fabric and the covered buttons....love that quilt too...
Julia ♥

Deb said...

Those buttons and the dish towels are so wonderful! I'm doing the dish towels. Thank you so much for posting these.

Eileen said...

I've been reading about the fun time you all had on Nedra and Sherri's blogs.. I only wish I could have joined you. :-) I almost did feel like I was there.

And your booth looked fabulous! I hope you did well. VERY lovely picture.
This post was simply eye cand. I can hardly stand it. :-)

Nan said...

I'm in love with that quilt kit! It's just too cute! Your fabrics are wonderful and the covered buttons are divine. I love the look of them piling up in the jar.

Carrie P. said...

Thanks for sharing all the pretty fabric. So fun to see what is out there. Love the pail full of fabric. Very fun. And your buttons and dishcloths, too cute. I am going to have to do some of those.

sparkle jars said...

I'm enjoying all of the color in your posts. The fabric is perfect for these buttons! :-)

Micki said...

I will have to try covering buttons...It looks like fun.
Micki

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Wow that is really creative. I found buttons very different and innovative. Thanks for such great ideas. Kids will like it and to make it during summer. You can even go for some innovative home based ideas like you can let child let play in bath and make iceberg for them, make paddling pools for them, make sand-pits... Children will love all these. To know more on home based ideas, refer Innovative home ideas