We live in Georgia which means we are on the migratory path of many bird species. Can this explain the scene from our afternoon walk in our favorite field across the road? You tell me…
This guy was embellished with my Sizzix Beauty Bloom die made into layered flowers then stitched and gathered to create dimension.
When I designed this die, I wanted to give people a very, very versatile flower so I included a single petal, two smaller flower centers and the base piece which is three petals. You can use this die with paper/cardstock or with fabric.
Tip: when cutting fabric with your Sizzix BigShot or other machine, layer the fabric in between two pieces of copier paper for a really clean cut. I found that I can cut four layers of cotton fabric this way. For the flowers I used here, I used my Couleur Vie fabric collection by Henry Glass. The beaks were made from felt by National Non-wovens.
Here we are, day 7 already!
This blog hop was managed and produced by the fabulously talented Linda Lum DeBono, our featured Designer number 1 for today-
It's been really fun learning about the HG designers. We run into each other at Quilt Market and that's about it for getting to know each other. It's interesting, also, to see the variety of syles in the Henry Glass line up. They certainly do a good job of keeping the offerings diverse.
Today's featured Designers are:
Annie Downs of Hatched and Patched
Annie's style is so much fun! AND, she's got a new book out called A CHRISTMAS STORY. It has some really fun patterns in it and here is a link to get a glimpse of the cutest Christmas quilt! She uses color so well to tell her whimsical story! Click here for here blog and click here to see the quilt! I love the warm, cozy feeling of her quilt, accomplished not only through "hand of the artist" designs but also due to the coloration. Nice work, Annie!!
and next, Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup ( LOVE that name!)
The Quilt Soup store is a great place to shop for patterns and all kinds of things. I'm still drooling over this pattern (Barbara, I hope you don't mind me showing it here)
© Barbara Jones
Be sure to visit each day's featured Designer to learn more about them, see their work and enter to win a free prize. Each Designer has a Christmas Holiday word. Your job is to collect all the words, then post them to the Henry Glass Blog at the end of the hop. You might be the lucky winner of the fabric giveaway from Henry Glass!
Welcome to day 3 of our Holly Jolly Holiday Party! I'm already craving a candy cane in hot chocolate!
Today, the spotlight is on :
Little Quilts is a delightful quilting shop right down the road from me, in Marietta GA. I first discovered them about 7 years ago and made it a ritual to visit and shop often and especially when my Mother in Law was visting! I'm pretty sure it was the first thing she said after the welcome hugs and kisses - "when can we go to Little Quilts??? " And we always did go, at least once and sometimes more! These ladies have been designing fabric for a while now - go check them out! Sylvia Johnson, Alice Berg and Mary Ellen Von Holt are one awesome team!
Next, we have Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns. Her blog address is http://www.thedrizzledapple.blogspot.com/ and her pattern blog is filled with some fun patterns for kids! http://www.hotscottpatterns.typepad.com
Welcome back! This is the annual Henry Glass Holiday Blog Hop! Visit the Henry Glass blog to learn more and leave a comment there, too!
This is so exciting - a chance to win some amazing gifts, including fabric, of course! AND, qualify for the GRAND DADDY, AMAZING, MONSTER, HUGE prize at the very end- all by just taking a few minutes each day and visiting all the blogs on their highlighted days and leaving a nice comment! E.A.S.Y!!!!
Aren't all these women beautiful? And sooooo creative and talented!
The upcoming designers:
Day 3 - November 15, 2011
Vicki Oehlke of WillowBerry Lane
Mary Ellen von Holt, Alice Berg and Sylvia Johnson of Little Quilts
Lucy Morey of Hot Scott Patterns
Day 4 - November 16, 2011
Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup
Anni Downs of Hatched and Patched
Day 5 - November 17, 2011
Leanne Anderson of The Whole Country Caboodle
Brenda Pinnick of Brenda Pinnick Designs
Day 6 - November 18, 2011
Janet Nesbitt and Pam Soliday of Buggy Barn
Renae Allen of RGA Design LLC
Dana Brooks of Lazy Daisy Cottage
Day 7 - November 19, 2011
Linda Lum DeBono
Chelsea Anderson of Pink Fig Design
Tell 'em I said hello!
I just can't believe a whole year has passed since last year's mega Henry Glass Blog Hop!!! Can it really be that close to Christmas??? Wow!