Friday, June 24, 2011

What would you do??

Hi all!  I've got my hands on some lovelies and I've got to share...and get some help!!  We got to meet darling Jennifer and her honey of Monaluna Organic Fabrics at Quilt Market and just fell in love with her new fabric lines.  

I really love the bird and sky print on the end.  Heather has this stack of fabric and she's making up a darling quilt with it.

Marin Collection

This is the fabric that stopped me in my tracks!!  We are in loooove with these little foxies!!  Heather and I are making pants for our little boys in these!!  Ha!  Darling no?
Anika Collection

This line is for me...and I'm working on a quilt tutorial for it.  Really sweet, simple line and I've got a great modern quilt tutorial...I'm so excited to share!  I've also already cut up some of it into templates to make these so cute Sprocket Pillows from Allison.
Monaco collection 

By the way, these collections are all 100% organic cotton.  They feel lovely.  I haven't got to wash anything up yet, but I gotta feeling it's going to wash wonderfully.





Here's where you come in!  
See this lovely fabric, from the Anika Collection?

I looove this woodland print, so whimsical and darling.  I had originally thought I was going to make a diaper bag for my sister-in-law with it.  But I made a bag a couple weeks ago and now I'm just not excited about making another bag!!

So I've got 1/2 yard of each of the two prints above (the green dots/X's) and woodland print.  Then I'll have some leftovers of the other collections I can pull from.

What should I make????


To make it interesting, whoever gives me the best/my favorite idea, I'll send an envelope stuffed with some of my favorite designers fabrics.  What do you think?

I hope you have a sewing filled weekend :)

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62 comments:

shayshap said...

I think a picnic blanket/quilt with that fabric plus some others in simple 4/6 squares would be lovely.

kathy

SewSara said...

oh my word, i love all that fabric so much it's making me nauseous! you know what i mean.

hot pads?
cute banner for the boys' room?
bulletin board?
i'll keep thinking.
i can't quit looking at the pictures ... wow.

i will never stop loving fabric. never. (and hating you when you have cuter stuff than i do -- haha)

Kirie said...

I would make a set: a square sitting mat for a baby, smaller than a baby quilt (the prints on the fabric are so cute) and two pillows.
Or fabric baskets/boxes.

Joanna said...

That fabric is so lovely I think you should show off as much of the design as possible. All of the ideas I've red are great,; pillows, a mat, etc. What ablut curtains for the baby's room or just a plain old quilt? I spent today making an I Spy quilt for little ones in my family, and I think of them curling up in it while on the plane ride home. A quilt just doesn't go un-used.

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

I think it would make a super cute ipad or kindle cover, if you don't need that, a sewing machine cover would look great in those too. If you can't think of anything you can always send them to me! ha ha

Andrea said...

the fabrics are beautiful as children have reasons you could make some nice hats for summer

susan said...

If you had a chunk of plain fabric for the bottom part of the design you could make a really fun indoor teepee for a little one. These fabrics would stand out beautifully as wide stripes around the top half.

QuiltyGirl said...

I love that scooter print! I really need to buy some before it's too hard to find. :)

I think you should make a fabric ball!

Kathy said...

I would fussy cut the whimsical characters and put them in the center of a modern block and make a baby quilt from it using other scraps of fabric.

Lotti said...

Wow I think Im having palpitations this fabric is so gorgeous! If I were you then I would make children's pyjamas and matching bed linen (a pillowcase and duvet cover) contrasting them with a plain fabric so the prints really stand out. There is a gorgeous Amy Butler children's pj pattern that has a little cross over top that would look fab in this fabric

Janet said...

How about a nice summery shirt to go with the pants for the boys. I would look smashing with that print and green together.

Pamela Nees said...

Some burpies and bibs, plus a diaper changing/baby sitting pad would be great accessories!!

Love those foxes as well!

Tiffany said...

Well my first thought was a camping/picnic blanket because the prints are just fantastic for that. You could also do an animal "I spy" quilt with these and other animal prints - that would be super cute.

Sharon said...

Wow I NEED some of this!!! I would make a rug for a boys room and trim some sheets to co-ordinate or make liners for cane baskets in a storage shelf or better still make the fabric boxes .... all to co-ordinate with that rug on the floor as it is a must with this fabric. Enjoy :o)

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Super cute fabric. What about little drawstring backpacks for the boys? Outdoor adventure/exploring packs? Great for little hands and big ideas.

Deanna said...

Hmmm...with just 1/2 yards...well, a couple of adventure kits with a sort of portfolio cover that holds a notebook, pencil, magnifying glass, etc. Explore the world and record your findings!

Melinda said...

Sew Mama Sew has a cute tute for a fabric bulletin board that would be cute in a boy's room. I also like the idea of a laundry hamper style bag for their rooms (the one my kids have needs replacing so it's on my mind!

SoSarahSews said...

I would think a bookbag for a toddler or, since you're not in the mood for a bag, a super cute pillow. Take a child's drawing of an animal and embroider it onto fabric then use this for the rest of the pillow. Or don't stuff it and use it as a pajama holder.

CityHouseStudio said...

How about making a doorway puppet theater? Have you seen this idea in the Oliver & S Little Things to Sew Book? Just take a shower curtain rod, suspend it in the doorway, and use these fabrics to create a curtain with a rectangular opening for the puppets.
The fabric is so cute, and has such a large print, that I wouldn't want to use it for anything too small.
My kids are very into puppet shows right now - it keeps them busy for hours! :-)

Sara said...

How about a book out of them and add some embroidered words on each page to tell a story of some sort related to this fabric;)

Kasey said...

You could make the cutest grow chart ever! You know, the ones you use to track just how quickly your kid (or in my case, how slowly) grows. It would be so adorable- and instead of drawing a line, you can hand stitch to mark height.

Sara said...

I think you should make a fabric pennant! I am on a kick with those lately :)

Mom C said...

I saw the patriotic quilt on Cluck,cluck sew yesterday, loved it and dreamed about it. If you add other colors from your stash, I think that cute woodland print would be adorable as the center of each star. Or as the center of a wonky log cabin. A darling crib size but maybe it would stretch into a twin. Good luck, fun fabric.

Needled Mom said...

That fabric is so fabulous - especially for children. How about a bumper pad or a hanging diaper holder. One can never have enough burp cloths either. The list could go on and on.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Oh they're so gorgeous! What immediately jumped to mind was some big squashy floor pillows for the playroom. Enjoy!!

amber said...

I baby boy quilt to a family that loves to camp, or even a camp quilt for your family

Heidi said...

I am a throw pillow kind of girl. Would look great on a rocking chair!!

Or a FUN tote bag for the summer!

D y a said...

How about a round matrass pillow,
both round sides with wedges ( like Dresden plates, with the wedges a bit wider to show off the cute fabric?). May be I don't explain well, this is the shape I mean
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-round-cushion-trimmed-with-piping/2009/12/07/
( I just found this yesterday and kept it for 'the future' LOL.)

Kira said...

A beach ball cover.

Susan said...

Maybe a boys short? it's cute for chilfren!

Teje said...

Those fabrics are so beautiful! I would make a small quilt so that the animal print is a big piece in the middle and the other print is the back. Then both sides could have borders from the 'opposite' fabric. If any left overs - they would make lovely cushions with some other patches or a bag to carry the quilt.
Enjoy sewing those sweet fabrics!

Pieces to Love said...

I think they would make an amazing disappearing nine patch.

Sallie said...

I'd suggest a Fox Softie from Amy Adams' book, Countryside Softies.

petiteblogger said...

I think cute fabric baskets, one pattern for the body, different for the handles, etc.

Or, maybe fun summer place mats and napkins?

Meg said...

What about pulling some coordinating solids, fussy cutting from the woodland print, and making a fun throw of improv blocks featuring the fussy-cut bits?

Carly said...

That is so cute! What about a garden apron?

Debra said...

That fabric would make the cutest makeup bags and coin purses!

Belinda said...

If you were doing a kid's room, you could frame them all in different sized frames. I'd use the smallest print in the largest frame, and add a painting in the middle of it. One of the fox or other animals in the other prints. Then it would look as though the painting was framed with the fabric.

Mary Grace McNamara said...

You could make one of those cute little blankets with the little ribbon tags all around it with some of the fabric, and make some little stuffed blocks with some, and then a runner for the baby's dresser might also be nice. Or just one big quilt for some lucky little one! Whatever you make from this fabric will be very cute!

MGM

Jennifer said...

I am on a baby quilt kick and I can see this being adorable with some fussy cuts of some of it. I would love to feel the fabric and wash it up!

Megan said...

Hmm, I think you should make a little pouch to carry small projects. You know the kind--fun zipper, some great hand stitching and details! :) Not a whole big bad--just something small. Yep, that's what I think you should make! Love the fabric and thanks for the chance to win!

Megan said...

Hmm, I think you should make a little pouch to carry small projects. You know the kind--fun zipper, some great hand stitching and details! :) Not a whole big bad--just something small. Yep, that's what I think you should make! Love the fabric and thanks for the chance to win!

Heather said...

Those really cute fabric baskets from the Pink Penguin tutorial!! I was getting ready to order some of that foxy fabric, it's so adorable. OR wait, I'd make some zippered pouches, ones you'd use constantly, so you could admire them every time you pulled them out of your purse :)

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

Oh, it would look so cute as a little jacket for your little guy ~ something like the Make It Perfect Downtown jacket.

I am Just One Mom said...

a 10" split tumbler block for the darling prints, with the small patterns as rows separating the split tumbler rows.
Let the fabrics tell their stories!

Sofia L said...

you can make a bucket hat for a lil boy to show off the fabric here is a link to a tutorial
http://www.made-by-rae.com/2011/06/summer-bucket-hat-for-elliot.html or you could make a hunting hat w/ flaps

Candice @ Made With Love said...

What about a nursing cover, or perhaps fabric buckets/baskets for the baby's changing table? I really don't think you can go wrong with whatever you make, as the fabric is wonderful! :)

MoeWest said...

I would make some fun placemats for the kitchen or the patio table, and use solids as an addition if you don't have enough of the cute prints.

Jackie said...

how about one of these, but with strips across... or how is this for a deal, I will make it for you... u send the fabric, I make it and send it back... why? I enjoy following your blog=)

http://jabotquilt.blogspot.com/2011/04/pouches-and-table-runners.html

Splendorfalls said...

Wow, that fabric is so cute I think I'd want to see it a lot. I'd probably embellish some dishtowels to use in the kitchen! It's such a fun way to enjoy fabrics without using a ton. Looking forward to seeing what you make!

The Baldwin's said...

ok, so i know i'm not totally giving you anything new with this idea or anything...but what you do make is ridiculous...just make her some pillows, you do the best ones i've ever seen :) OR how about you mod podge something...like a little tray for her she set on a table and stick her mail or keys in...i think sara's hilarious about fabric btw, nauseous?!? really?!?

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wouldn't some placemats and napkins be great out of that fabric?

Alisa said...

It is an extremely cute print, that's for sure. I think it would be terrible to cut it up so I think a simple pillow case for your little guy would be perfect.

Charlise said...

That would be great fabric to make placemats and napkins for an outdoor table setting!

razberiswrl said...

I don't know what you should do (although I love the camping napkin/placemat idea), all I know is that I found the prints I want to use for the quilt for my SIL's first baby due at the end of Oct!!! They looooove camping and it's a boy! :D


Ooh, now that I think on it some, you could make a drawstring backpack like this

http://www.wellpromo.com/upload/upimg01/Drawstring-Backpack-With-210-D-11101.jpg

to carry to the park or nature walks to store snacks and to hold little treasures found along the way. How cute would that be?!?

charlotte said...

I just made the explorer vest from little things to sew by oliver + s for each of my grandsons (4 & 5) that pattern would be great in the green print with the animal print as the lining. the pattern is very easy to sew and very adorable. there's also a pattern for a bucket hat you could make to match. happy sewing!

Nancy D. said...

So cute! I think they would be adorable used for fabric baskets. I just found a tutorial I'm going to try... http://sew4home.com/projects/storage-solutions/878-you-asked-4-it-structured-fabric-baskets
Take care!

Miranda said...

That's some pretty cute fabric! My first thought was a zippered pouch (I love them). But a lunch bag would be cute, maybe some notebook covers, placemats or pillows. A tote bag or grocery sack would also be cute.
No matter what you make I'm sure it'll be great.

piece peace said...

This awesome fabric is screaming retro apron to me. This way you can use and enjoy these awesome fabrics on a daily basis!

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James-Linda said...

HAPPY SUMMER!
I LIKE THE IDEA OF A NEW TABLE CLOTH FROM THESE NEAT FABRICS!

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