Fabric Friday - Fun Stuff

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Fabric Friday is usually about what I'm working with at the moment or what I've placed on my cutting table to inspire me.  So, today's post is a bit of both - what I've been working with and what is inspiring me.
If  you travel anywhere in blog land right now you've had to note Cath Kidston's USA website.  I am not even going to give a link to it because it is too tempting and addicting.  Stay away!  These little pieces of lovely above are so "me" it is like Cath is in my head.  They look like bedroom wallpaper from Dick and Jane's house where the bed would be perfectly made and sun would be shining in the window. The scale is pretty large.  But they really aren't quilting weight.  However, this is perfect if you're thinking of making Christmas gifts.  Which I'm starting to think about.
 What would fabric Friday be without showing kitchy kitchen fabric.  I love kitchen fabric and this one in 2 colorways is delightful.  It makes me want to make a kitchen quilt.  Again!
 Still on my cutting table are some of my little embellishments.  One of the quilts I sent off to RJR for Quilt Market later this month is a baby version of my "All Dressed Up" quilt.  I really love to embellish and fussy cut so these little doo-dads come in handy when finishing up a little dress after applique.  Usually I get my embellishments on Etsy.  These come from this shop but there are lots of little Etsy shops you can get embellishments from.
Sometimes I hand stitch them on an applique article and sometimes I just carefully machine stitch with my darning foot.
RJR didn't say much to me about my dress quilt after I mailed it so I hope they like it.  I tend to lay on the embellishments a bit thick with buttons, trim, and little fussy cuts so I hope I didn't over do it.  But I can't wait to show it to you at the end of the month.
Happy Weekend everyone.

-nanette
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Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Everything is adorable Nanette, but that kitchen fabric is PERFECT!

Sandi said...

I love the florals. I have the funny feeling I have some in my stash. LOL! THose kitchen prints are just awesome. You just have the best nose for finding cute fabrics!!!! Looking forward to seeing your smaller version of "All dressed up". I love embellishments and crazy quilting so I believe you can never have too many buttons, bows, or cute things on a piece. :-)

Lynn said...

Oh no, despite your advice I googled Cath Kidston USA. Big mistake, I'm hyperventilating.

Melissa Stramel said...

In my experience, that's just the industry. Not hearing anything is probably a good thing. Hmm Maybe this will make me feel better too!

kpaints said...

Love those florals...so pretty..they remind me of sheets from the 50-60's. Lovely. Thanks, for not passing on the site....ha! I am sure I would hyperventilate, as well!

Linda said...

Okay, never heard of Cath Kidston...had to look. Oh my gosh! Way cool! She needs to design quilt fabric!

*karendianne. said...

Oh my goodness it's ALL GOOD but that kitchen fabric is my favorite if I were to choose which normally I try not to because it's sooooo hard!

Micki said...

I love to embellish too.
Micki

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

I just went antiqueing with a friend and bought the most fun vintage Kitchen print in fall colors! It instantly made me think of you!!

Thimbleanna said...

Eeek -- I love the Cath Kidston fabric. I'm going to have to google that website since you won't tell me LOL!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I bet RJR loved it, they would be crazy not to!! Now I have to google the Cath website, must see what that is all about!

Muddling Through said...

Oooh, what yummy fabrics! I love them all. And how could anyone possibly NOT love one of your quilts. No way!

Jen in NY said...

The Cath Kidston fabrics are soooo lovely. Your description of them is perfect too. OK now you've done it, I'm going to the website after this. I can't resist! LOL I just got a book of CK notecards from amazon, I just love all CK stuff.

Pat said...

I can't wait to see your quilt when you are allowed to show it to us! Have a good weekend.

pratima said...

The kitchen fabric is adorable and the flowers are so pretty!
Very cute assortment of embellishments, Nanette! They would look so sweet with your pretty dresses :)

belinda said...

...Overdoing the embellishments???
NO...NEVER...I think anything worth doing is worth OVER doing!HA!
Love the yummy fabrics, especially the first photo!!!

PamKittyMorning said...

Your kitchen fabric and all your little embellishments are killing me.

RETRO-fabulous said...

Saw kitchen fabric on my recent trip to Shipshewana, smiled & thought of you, Nanette!! Delish rose fabrics =)

Kim D. said...

Love the florals and kitchen fabric. Love all the buttons, so sweet! I can't wait to see your quilts at the end of the month.