Fun Fabric for Friday

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Sew Mama Sew has some great new fabric from Lecien. It is by designer Rosalie Quinlan. This fabric speaks to me.
It is called Grandmother's Flower Garden and it comes in several colorways. The yellow with the teapots and flowers/fruit/house/bird/etc. is my favorite.
If there was a perfect line for my patterns - this would be it. Can't you see teapots and little houses and kitchens out of this fabric? I will definitely have to make another Kettles in the Kitchen quilt with this.
The pink is very cute too. I love the strawberries and the little birds flying over the house. And look at the darling bird bath.
Here are some of the companion fabrics. Classic gingham never goes out of style. I like how the gingham is behind the wreaths and designs on the fabric to the left. It is nice to see this line of fabric is being sold at more main stream sources for us in the USA.
This is my Halloween cottage quilt I made last year from my cottage tutorial. I have had the quilt hanging in my sewing room for all of October. I do love it in the Halloween fabric. But can't you just see this same quilt made with the Grandmother's Flower Garden fabric above?

Allison comes to visit Nanny today. The whole family is excited to have her here. And tomorrow is Shelbie's birthday - my Halloween pumpkin baby from 26 years ago. Unfortunately you only see Natalie's face in this picture but I wanted to show the 3 of us together on Halloween 26 years ago when Natalie came to visit me and Shelbie in the hospital dressed in her costume that I made. I think it was a mouse costume (much as I hate mice!)

Happy Halloween. And Happy Birthday Shelbie.

-nanette
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Trisha said...

Cute picture of the three of you from years ago. The baby is coming for the day, how fun. My sister's baby is 7 months old now and I saw him born and can't get enough of him. I feel like he is one of mine. She went to California with the family for 3 weeks. I missed her baby so bad!! and her too of course. :)

Katy said...

Happy Halloween to you, happy birthday to Shelbie!!!

I love that line of fabric, I'm trying so hard to resist buying a load, but I know I'll give in. When I saw it I did think of how cute it would look for your kettles in the kitchen pattern!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Shelbie!!
and Nanny, have fun today with your new little one!
Oh, and when you have that Flower Garden Cottage Swap, count me in!!!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

Love the picture! Happy Birthday Shelbie! And I totally dig those curtains in the background! LOL ;o)

Sherri said...

Happy Birthday Shelbie! Love the fabrics...and your Halloween Cottages quilt always makes me smile!

Nedra said...

That little teapot fabric is so you!
Have fun today getting your kisses in with the grandbaby.
And Happy Birthday Shelbie!

MichelleB said...

Great fabric - and a great picture of you and your Halloween baby. More happy birthday wishes.

Momoo said...

I think the mouse costume is really cute, thanks for sharing the photo from days gone by.
I had to enlarge you Hallowen cottage quilt. Not only are the items in the windows neat, the quilting really adds to the quilt. Enjoy the weekend.

Momoo said...

I think the mouse costume is really cute, thanks for sharing the photo from days gone by.
I had to enlarge you Hallowen cottage quilt. Not only are the items in the windows neat, the quilting really adds to the quilt. Enjoy the weekend.

Micki said...

What a great Halloeen cottage quil! It is just lovely!
Micki

Candace said...

Happy Halloweeny birthday to Shelbie - what a darling photo, Nanette! I just love your Halloween cottage quilt and I can really picture one with the GFG fabrics!
Cheers!

Jan said...

Enjoy Allison Nanette and Happy, Happy Birthday to Shelbie :) I adore that name and what a wonderful picture from all those years ago :) Happy Halloween!

Rae Ann said...

Happy birthday to Shelbie! I love seeing the three of you, so sweet. Another darling cottage quilt! Love, love, the fabric. It is someting I am going to have to buy.
HaPpY HalLoWEen!!!

CuteStuffInside said...

Love the costume!

S.W.A.K.

P.S. - Please come over to enter our 2nd Annual Halloween Contest/Giveaway - better hurry!

Jackie said...

Yay!! Another Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a great day, Shelbie. Love your fabric especially Rosalie's. Just beautiful!

madrekarin said...

Sweet photo! I can totally see your cottages made from that adorable fabric!! You must make one. :)

Joy said...

Oh that's a gorgeous piccy of the three of you!! Happy Birthday Shelbie ... and may you be blessed with many more ;o)!!!
Rosalie's fabrics are adorable aren't they ... gotta get me some of those too!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Pat said...

Looking forward to photos of Allison at Nanny's house!!!

jacquie said...

saw this fabric too! very cute! hope you're enjoying your nanny time!

Jen in NY said...

That first fabric is speaking to me too...it's saying, buy me! Buy me! LOL Love them all. Happy Birthday Shelbie! What a great festive day to have a birthday!

PamKittyMorning said...

Sweet sweet photos.

Love all the fabric. I think the green focus fabric is my favorite, but it just depends on which I hold in my hot little hands.

Happy Birthday Shelbie!

Di~ said...

Oh so fun!

Eileen said...

This is the most adorable fabric line. Wow. Definitely screams your name.
Nanny. :-) LOVE it. And what a sweet picture of you and the two girls.

Sandy said...

What a sweet picture from 26 years ago! Have got to get me some of that Lecien fabric....love it!

Amanda said...

I, too, am loving these photos from the past. Your family is so beautiful.

The fabrics are perfect for your new pattern. And I love the Halloween cottages. I'm going to have to make one of those. I still have my Christmas one to put together!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Nanette... where do I start? So much to comment about...those fabrics look like a must have in my stash!
I love your Halloween cottage quilt and that photo in the hospital with the cute little babies (and costumes)...adorable.
They grow up so fast and now you're a nana!
happy everything,
Lori

Millie said...

Hope you had a great halloween. I just love the House quilt and thank you so much for the cottage tutorial. This will be another quilt I really like to make. You know I just love your patterns and tutorials.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Shelbie!! I love your cottages....always cute. You look great after just having a baby. Also, love all your fabs.

Jill said...

Such lovely precious memories, Nanette!!

Sherry said...

Adorable cottage quilt! I love that pic of you & the little ones 26 years ago. Wow, where do the years go? They sure seem to pass by awful quickly here lately! Thanks for sharing.