Thursday, April 25, 2013

Selvage

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A chicken on the selvage?  Love it.  Even pink and yellow…a chicken’s a chicken.

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I’ve been getting bits and pieces of Wallflowers in the mail.  Windham has a "Get to Know Me" post on their blog right now if you want to read more about me that you could ever want to know.  If you just look at the pictures I won’t feel bad.  ;)

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I finished all of my quilts + patterns + proofing (blah) + printing this week.   Really I had 3 months to do it and I waited until the last week to do it all.  Someday I will not procrastinate.

Just kidding about that last part.

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Since most of my things are done I am going to procrastinate make a table runner…just for fun.

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85 comments:

Lisa Mikel said...

I love your fabrics! Your very talented. Congratulations.

Gina said...

gotta love a great selvedge! I love the prints and colors too!! Congrats!!

Deborah said...

This is gorgeous fabric - congratulations.

Siobhán said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to use the fabrics--they look great!

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Your fabrics are adorable and I wish I had them just now on my sewing table! Thank you for sharing your lovely story! I love chickens, too and as a little girl always wanted my own chicken. Now I could but there is not time for everything. x Teje

Leigh Anne said...

A great line of fabrics!!

Cindy said...

Love your fabrics (colors and designs) and that selvage- just too cute!! The "Get to Know Me" post is a nice write up and what a great family picture!:)

Dorian said...

Congratulations Allison, what a lovely collection!

sewpaintit.blogspot.com.au said...

Fabulous and congratulations! They look amazing!

craftytammie said...

Congratulations! They are beautiful and I can't wait to get some!

Donna said...

Congratulations Allison! I love the fabric line and can't wait to buy it! I enjoy your blog so much. You are such an inspiration to me...and I am probably old enough to me your mom!

Jocelyn said...

I love the prints in your collection! Can't wait to see what you've made with them. That's funny you said dinner with Martha Stewart. I've always thought it would be a great learning experience to spend a week with her & cook, garden, etc. :) Probably would also hear I'm doing it all wrong, but I would love to learn some of those things from her.

Can't wait for your fabric line to come out. I'm hoping one of my LQS will carry the full line; it looks like there are some great prints for my stash! :)

Congrats again! I'm so excited for you.

Elsa said...

Really wonderful fabric designs you've done and love those chickens in the selvage! So exciting to have your very own line!

Wanda said...

I can't wait for the fabric in September. I love zinnias too! I was a dental assistant before I had kids and became a sahm. I ended up homeschooling them. If you ever need a second pair of eyes to proof read, give a holler. I proof my college age daughter's papers and she had friends asking me to do theirs! Congrats on the first line. I'll be sure to bug my lqs to get it.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

It's beautiful, Allison! I'm going to pop over and read the interview. Yours is the first blog I ever read and inspired me to learn to sew and quilt. Where will it be available to purchase online? I will definitely be getting it. I have three daughters so we can certainly use pretty fabric at this house.

Malini said...

Beautiful fabrics! Love it!

Di~ said...

Mmmm, nice job Allison. They all are awesome, I love them!

Melissa Oyler said...

Love your fabrics!!! I could see myself making a Laurel dress out of all of them, especially the navy w/ flowers & the yellow prints.

mindingmomma said...

looks great, congratulations

Franziska said...

there are some of the fabrics I'd like to sew with.

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

What sweet designs, and it looks like a good range of scale. :)

Angela Atkins said...

How exciting! They are so pretty! Can't wait to see what you've been working on.

Denise Russell said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Congratulations... And my friends who trim selvages for other projects will love the chickens on it!

themissymom said...

Aw. The get to know you section on that blog was very sweet!
Pretty fabric!

Sally K said...

Congratulations! I can't wait to share in your fabric creativity!

The Gaertegang Homestead said...

Totally live the fabric!!! Congrats❤

doodlebugmom said...

Congratulations! love that tiny chicken :)

capitolaquilter said...

the selvage chicken is just too cute -congrats.

needle and nest said...

They're gorgeous! And that chicken on the selvage is so perfect. I'm guessing it will be a favorite of selvage collectors! :)

Anita said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Can't wait! I can't wait for the book to come out too! There are so many great things to look forward to from you. I love the quilt in the Windham post that looks like circles without actually having curves. Very clever design!

Die Fischerin said...

Congratulations! I love so much your fabrics.

2sew4fun said...

Cute, cute, cute.....what more can you say? Good job! Can't wait to buy!!

life in red shoes said...

Allison Harris, you have arrived! This is huge, and the fabric is fabulous!

Lisa said...

I love that fabric line! OH I WANT IT NOW!

Shanna said...

very nice! I am really excited for you and I really do like the eclecticness of the fabrics, very nicely done!

Melanie said...

Congratulations, fabulous fabric and I really love every quilt I've made with your patterns! Looking forward to seeing what you make with all those pretty prints.

Bari Jo said...

This is so exciting! :O) Congrats on the fabric line! Can't wait to see it in person! Yay you!

Svetlana said...

I'm so looking forward to buy some of your fabric, it's so beautiful, love the chicken on the selvage.

terrieannie said...

Your style is so clean and refreshing, but not boring in the least! Your patterns and your new fabric lines make me feel like I'm living in a 'contemporary' farm house, within walking distance to a lovely lake. Ahhhhhh......

mascanlon said...

Such fun fabrics, I can think of lots of projects but first I would do a pincushion cause they make me happy and are quick!

Keitha Amdam said...

Siiiighhhh! I am IN LOVE! Congrats on getting your name and chicken on the selvage! What an amazing accomplishment and I'll admit I am just a bit "jeal!" I will continue to sit in background and covet your talent!

Grandmasewnsew said...

Love the selvage chicken, it is too cute! Congratulations on a great line! Can't wait to get my hands on some.

Melissa {polkadot chair} said...

I'm so stinkin' excited for you I can't stand it!!!

Congratulations!!!

trish said...

I am soo happy for you Allison! Your fabric line and those little chickens on your selvage are so stinking cute! I can't wait until wall flowers becomes available. Can't wait to see what you are creating with it. :o)

Myra said...

Those fabrics are Beautiful!!! I can't wait to get my hands on some! :)

S Dodge said...

Ok...pretty soon I'm going to need a 12 step program for my fabric buying. You are NOT helping me with this. Hahahaha! My mind was racing at all the fun projects I could make with these little creations called 'fabric'. I can see I'll be dreaming I am sitting at my 'Betty Bernina' again tonight. LOL. PS. Love that we're Sisters. Xo Oh, and congratulations! ;)

Magiann said...

Hi Allison. Firstly I'd like to thank you for writing such an amazing blog. I stumbled across it a few weeks ago and have gone back and read every single one of your posts and enjoyed every minute of it. You and Ashley (filminthefridge) have inspired me to start my own blog (well sort of - I've written the first post but haven't published it yet as I've not have the weather to take pictures to go with it!)

Secondly may I congratulate you on your fantastic new fabric line. I love every single print and do hope that it will be available here in little old Wales (if not I might have to bite the bullet and make my first online purchase from the US).

Sorry for the super long comment but I'm in love.......with the fabric that is!

Glynis said...

Too fun!!! Thanks for bringing so much wonderfulness into our world!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

I love your new fabric line! It is just beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on some!

Annie said...

That's VERY exciting! Love the selvedges!

tracy_a said...

Congratulations! I loved them on first sight - the realized they were yours - how wonderful! Great job!

Tessa Marie said...

Wow Allison, a book and a fabric line? Congratulations!! The fabrics are gorgeous, but that is what I would expect from you! Can't wait til they are available!!

Melanie said...

Congrats!!!!

RobotMomSews said...

Eeekkk!!! I LOVE selvedge with pictures! I collect and specifically look for ones with the cute details like yours! The fabric is gorgeous. Congratulations!!!

Darice said...

I'm so happy for you! I have always loved your natural sense of pattern and color. The fabric is fabulous! Great job little mom!

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

I read your interview and saw the pictures of your lovely family. You are very talented. The fabric is very pretty, and I hope to see it here in Logan soon. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

Live a Colorful Life said...

When I get my hands on those selvages I'll make you a custom pincushion!

Leigh Ann said...

Love them! Gorgeous work.

Leigh Ann said...

Love them! Gorgeous work.

Rosy Sews said...

They are beautiful - will be marking them for my next order of fabric. Have an idea in mind already.

Linda said...

They are adorable, and I can't wait to have some chickens of my own! And, I just wanted to let you know that I always say "why procrastinate when you can put it off!"

8-)

Jodi Godfrey said...

Beautiful! Congratulations!

girlsfour said...

Nice little write-up!!! Very nice family picture.

Always of course love your stuff and have mentioned your blog to other quilting friends.

And to think I purchased some patterns from you and you hand-wrote a little thank you in them! Your a celebrity!

Best of luck to you! How exciting!!

Meg Nelson
Woodbury, MN

Lal said...

Oh you clever girl!
Regards,
Alison (Australia)

Lauren Deel said...

Gorgeous! Can't wait for it to come out!

Colleen Potter said...

I've just got to add my voice to the crowds roar... Alison you have really created a beautiful fabric line - can't wait to get me some ! Congratulations !

Sandy D said...

Love the fabric and the chicken on the salvage is a great idea.

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

Mary Deckert said...

I love your fabric! Can't wait to see more!
And, I love that little white pin cushion in the last photo! Did you make it? Can we see another photo and maybe a tutorial?
Thank you :)

Paula said...

Love your new fabrics! And the chicken in the selvage is to die for!!! Put a BIG smile on my face!

LivingVintage.etsy said...

Awesome fabric. Congrats! Glad to hear there's a worse procrastinator out there than me.

jan said...

Sew pretty! And you just can't beat chickens on the salvadge! I am a chicken person ( I have 8) so I love it. This is definitely going on my wish list!
Congratulations!
Jan

ultraorganized said...

What a lovely family photo - your fabric line is a "must have" -- please remind us often before arrival so we don't miss it !}

Sandy said...

Great fabrics...love the selvage! Enjoyed reading about you and seeing the pics of your sweet family.

S Walker said...

Your fabric designs are great. I'll be looking for them the next time I'm at my local quilt shop. Congratulations!

Hannah said...

Beautiful! I want to make a table runner with the collection, too! Congratulations!

Helen L said...

I looked at all the pictures AND read the whole post!! :-) Your fabric line looks so fun!! can't wait to see it all!! Congrats!!

SelahMel said...

Neat to hear you grew up near the "Emerald City" of Seattle. Your fabric line is gorgeous, and I totally understand the love of zinnias. Easy to grow and so colorful! Congrats!

Jennifer E. said...

How exciting! I don't follow many blogs but I check yours regularly and truly enjoy using your patterns. I'm so excited to be able to now buy your fabric, too! May The Lord continue to bless you.

Shawn said...

Great work on your fabric line Allison!! Cant wait to see your new patterns and I'm working on Seville now. We have chickens too, Rhode Island Reds and Silkies ......and not to complain but sometimes I do feel like the little Red Hen ...lol

Diane said...

When can we buy it? I love the colors!

marcella said...

So charming! Have fun with your little sewing break.

Rebecca Grace said...

That must feel incredible, seeing your name and your chicken on the fabric selvages! I really love that big red flower print with the gray background. Good for you; your designs are beautiful! Now to click over and read about you, and/or just look at pictures... :-)

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Fat quarter shop is going to be carrying them! You can sign up to be alerted when they are available. I already did:)

Joni said...

I just love your line! I can't wait to get it! Congrats.

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