Announcing the Blog Hop Celebration of Floribunda!

Mark your calendars! June 7-16 2018 I will host a Blog Hop Celebration of Florabunda! It’s my new fabric line. Together with RJR Fabrics and Quilty Box, who have donated awesome swag for give-away, I have gathered several friends, artists and quilt makers, whose work I admire. I asked them to make items like baby quilts,Continue reading “Announcing the Blog Hop Celebration of Floribunda!”

Finding pleasure.

Last week, I took out every quilting thread I own, made a quilt sandwich and found a thread i wanted to use on my Bow Tie quilt. The thread I chose, is variagated trilobal polyester, Superior brand Rainbow. Now, my Bow Tie quilt is more than half quilted!  When I was making whole cloth, dyeContinue reading “Finding pleasure.”

Machine Quilted Sampling with Florabunda!

Hello Good folk. I am working on my Bow Tie Quilt. It’s been basted and a sample sandwich was made, so that I can try out machine quilting techniques. I am excited about this quilt. The colors dance and sparkle. Sewing the quarter circle blocks was great fun. And now, this great quilt is encouragingContinue reading “Machine Quilted Sampling with Florabunda!”

Bird Buta Motif Making

This week, I finished steaming and washing the Buta prints. Then, I went and bought a magnifying glass, which makes me want to design and carve! This is a perfect opportunity for me. It means I can cut and piece a new quilt top, but also design and start thinking about my next my nextContinue reading “Bird Buta Motif Making”

Hankies, steaming, around and back again

This weekend, I completed printing the 48 Blowsy Rose hankie fundraiser to benefit METAvivor. I have sold 47 out of the 48 silk habotai handkerchiefs. I am going to purchase one (I mean donate on behalf), because I need to start collecting -my own- hankies. If the final hankie does not sell today, I willContinue reading “Hankies, steaming, around and back again”

Blowsy Rose hankies, chugging right along.

Doing this fundraiser for METAvivor has been fun.  I get to print 48 hankies, make some cash for myself and give some cash to a group whose work I admire. I have just 4 more hankies available for sale. I would love for you to own one, but I also feel kinda grabby! I mightContinue reading “Blowsy Rose hankies, chugging right along.”

Blowsy Rose hankies! An update.

In all, the Blowsy Rose print in Florabunda is a four color design, or as we call it in Playful Fabric Printing, a four color multicolor set. In this case, the set consists of one hand carved rubber layer and three fun foam layers that color the background, the leaves and the petals.  In my opinion,Continue reading “Blowsy Rose hankies! An update.”

Get your Hankie here! Plus.

As I talked up the creation of the VIP Offering to the AnaOno #cancerland fashion show, many expressed interest in owning their own Melly Made hankies! In gratitude for this opportunity, I have decided to print 48 more hankies and donate a portion of the sale to benefit METAvivor. I have ordered 48 more hankies.Continue reading “Get your Hankie here! Plus.”