The second batch of fabric to arrive at my door in need of sample sewing was Jane‘s new collection, Prairie Chic. She never disappoints. Time after time, she brings us designs to inspire and excite us. And of course, plenty of eye catching color.Dandy Dancer is a free quilt of Jane’s which will be available through Free Spirit. It is bright and full of movement, showing off the blue colorway. It’s all about fussy cutting and letting the fabric do the hard work. The back is pieced as well with large simple squares in two prints.I made four pillows to highlight some of the prints. My favorite is the one in the top left box. Lots of big stitch quilting added texture. And of course, I had to throw in some buttons. Just imagine one of these as a repeating quilt block. Wouldn’t they make for a dramatic quilt?Jane asked me to make a bag, a big one that would stand up on its own, preferably something of my own. That’s how the Traveling Companion Bag came about. I played with some ideas but this one really seemed to be the best canvas for her larger than life designs. Having such great designs to play with really does make my job easy. I’m a lucky girl. No doubt about it.Of course, Stinka had to give her two cents. She’s all in favor. Can’t you tell?
Next up, a few projects in Denyse Schmidt, Heather Bailey and Tula Pink collections. See you then!