Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cabin by the Sea (& a Feature!)



I have a tendency to admire fabric from afar. I love to see the new collections announced and discussed by other bloggers. I even visit online shops and place favorite prints in my basket before deleting them since I figure our mortgage payment should probably take higher priority than my hobby. But every now and then I watch and wait and finally decide that I just have to own a piece of the magic. So last month I decided to spring for a grab bag of Heather Ross's beautiful Mendocino line.


It lives up to the hype, I must say. The colors are vibrant, and the feel of the fabric is so soft and lovely. Since I only had a small amount, I decided to make a wall hanging for the girls' room...a simple, slightly off-center log cabin made out of 2 1/2 inch strips with a scrap of fabric at the center. I backed the quilt in a grey solid and bound it in a teal print from Denyse Schmidt's Daisy Mae collection.


I'm so happy with the way this turned out, and my daughters are delighted. In fact, when I showed the finished quilt top to Bunny, she gasped and then said, "Can I hug it?"

As for the excitement that I mentioned yesterday, my Abacus Baby Quilt is the featured tutorial today at Sew Can She. If you haven't visited this website yet, you will definitely want to drop by. Caroline collects sewing tutorials from around the web and emails subscribers with a link to a new project every day. There are some fantastic tutorials out there!

Linking up to WIP Wednesday.

17 comments:

  1. I want to hug it too! What a sweet heart.

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  2. Heidi, what an adorable mini this is, just gorgeous! Congrats on the feature!!! You go, girl!

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  3. I love it, just gorgeous. Perfect little wall hanging.

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  4. That is adorable! I too would have jumped at that grab bag.

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  5. Your mini is just beautiful, I can see why your girls would love it. Congrats on being featured.

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  6. This is lovely! I love this line of fabric too (and only have one teeny piece of it!) - whatever little girl gets this in her room will love it!

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  7. I hate seeing my favorites from this line on etsy..those prices! If only I'd started quilting a year or so earlier I would've bought and hoarded this stuff ;) I'm glad your scrap bag had such a great variety in it, thats beautiful!

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  8. Ha I know just what you mean about sticking things in your basket and then deleting them again, I thought only I did that...

    Good to see you break your habit for this though as the fabric is truly amazing and the quilt is gorgeous.

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  9. Love your mini! And I am currently on a fabric freeze. I tend to splurge and then restrain myself for a few months...days :)

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  10. Congrats on being featured. And I'm sure this won't be a surprise but I love the fabric in your mini and the mini itself!

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  11. YUM! I do the same thing with fabric! I passed up that Mendicino line and always feel bummed about that. Good for you for indulging a little - the quilt came on wonderfully and I love your daughter's exclamation!

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  12. Darling little quilt and congrats on the feature - that is always fun!!

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  13. Its amazing how much I feel like you are talking about me when you speak of yourself. I fill my cart at Fatquartershop all the time, only to empty it when I'm done. Congratulations on all of your recent success and accomplishments.

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  14. beautiful quilt. i only have the tiniest snigglets of fuschia swimming sisters left (less than 1" bits) and that makes me sad.

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  15. Beautiful little wall hanging. Your daughter is so sweet!

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  16. I know I've already commented on this but since you linked to it today, I thought I would just again say I adore this mini - and the fabrics - I jnoticed earlier that we must have commented on the same post at the same time that we are both looking forward to new fabric line that includes mermaids!

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