My fabric crush 'du jour' has to be the fabulous Out To Sea by Sarah Jane for Michael Miller Fabrics. I am so in love with this nautically themed collection that's perfect for girls and boys of all ages.
I don't often Blog about new collections as that alone would be a full time job, but this one is so versatile I'm dizzy with thoughts of what I could to make with it all.
Our house so needs at least one of these pouffes (floor cushion). Sarah jane's inspiration was the classic elements of Maritime Fancies along with how children imagine and play.
See how little fingers could run along the ship paths - the above picture is embroidered, the real fabric has printed dashed lines.
Every child (young and old) dreams of adventures on the see, this collection is Sarah Jane's offering to the whimsy of maritime travel.
Sarah Jane says "What I love about this fabric, is that it’s considered quilting grade fabric, but the weave is a new quality called Cotton Couture. It is much, much softer and lighter than the traditional quilting grade, but….it’s not 100% apparel grade either! I’ve been sewing bedding and quilts all week, and it’s amazing to home dec, quilt and apparel with. My, my, my. I’m in love."
I love the way the boy fabrics and girl fabrics seamlessly coordinate, but still maintaining very distinct color feelings.
The show was a huge success. At the start of the second day, a committee of people with a big fat ribbon presented her with the Creativity Award.
Love this log cabin cushion and super cute embroidery.
Sarah Jane will be sharing more on this later…but each project in the booth was designed for a BLOG TOUR once the fabric is launched August 5th. She will be featuring each project (and more!) with links to the respective sewer who will have a Free Tutorial and/or pattern available for you to make your own! Stay tuned in July for that. How generous is that!!?
Teeny tiny prints for teeny tiny projects.
And prints for great big chunky projects - check out that quilt behind the chair.
Diary of a Quilter. She designed it with Sarah Jane, to go with her map and ship panels. There will be a free PDF pattern for this quilt when the fabric is released later this summer (Woohoo!!!).
Sarah Jane wanted the Navy blue to really shine and not get overpowered by the traditional heavy reds. So she let it coordinate with just the right pinks, blues, greys and oranges to make it a modern and fresh take on a nautical theme.
Check out Sarah Jane's Blog and Website for the latest news on Out To Sea and all the lovely projects she'll be sharing.
Thank you as always for dropping by.