Tuesday, October 16, 2012

'Simply Imagine' by Whimsicals

After talking to Terri D, the designer of Whimsical fabrics for Red Rooster, at Quilt Market this spring I came home and ordered the entire line.  She said she has 'gone to the dark side' in creating deeper, darker teals in this line. 
I love fabrics with words, especially words of creativity and inspiration.  Here is the pile of 25 bolts-http://www.redroosterfabrics.com
For some reason it won't let me post photos.  If you go to Red Rooster, choose Current Collections and turn to page 2.  You will find the line there.  I will keep working on adding photos here......

Monday, October 15, 2012

Sitting Pretty

Finally the iPad has a pretty home.  The fabric is 'LaScala' by Robert Kaufman and the pattern is 'Sitting Pretty' by 'Among Brenda's Quilts'.  I used the hardboard by Innovative Craft Products but there a similar product available by Bosal.  Both brands are stiffer than Peltex or Timtex.  You wouldn't be able to use cardboard as you need to sew through it but if you are creative and have a heavy duty machine with fusible thread there are possibilities. 
I thought it is professional looking in the fancier fabrics.  The elastic tablet holders are in two colours because I got a package of hairbands from the dollar store and thought one was enough.  It took two but I like both colours so decided to be colourful rather than make a trip for another package.
Outside front and pattern taken with no flash


Full outside cover with flash so the colours are lighter than actual


Inside with iPad flat, no flash


Inside with iPad standing, with flash