Thursday, May 31, 2012

Sweet Summer Dreams : :

Today is the end of the school year here and in just a few hours our Summer will begin! I'm not sure yet how my sewing time will change, I am sure it will, and I plan to adapt as quickly as I can! Yes, I've already begun my sewing plans for Summer...

When Brenda asked me to put together a custom bundle for her shop, Pink Castle Fabrics, I knew it had to be Summery, beachy, vintage-y, yet very colorful.

Sweet Summer Dream Bundle

I've been loving the color coral again this year, so that was an obvious first color choice, but once I thought of my favorite West Elm mugs it all came together quickly. The hardest part was making those cuts, I don't think a bundle of 20 fabrics is what Brenda had in mind. I asked my facebook friends for their opinions on naming this bundle, which was really wonderful. There were so many good ones! We finally decided on Sweet Summer Dreams -- a bundle of 12 fat quarters in soft grays, blues, corals, yellows, and aquas -- available right here! I hope you like it!!

Sweet Summer Dream Bundle

One thing we really need for this Summer is a new beach/picnic blanket. Enter Seaside, the new collection by October Afternoon for Riley Blake. Aren't these prints adorable?! I think they'll be just perfect, combined with some yellow, chevron laminate, for our blanket and my next Design Team project!

Seaside

Arriving with these fabrics was a bit of happy mail for me!

Where Woman Create

A little mention of my blog in the newest issue of Where Woman Create -- woohoo!

woohoo!

On Monday, we all agreed that we are ready for Summer days.

Quaker Side Creek

dragonfly

Forest Fort

and for me...some Summer sewing!

Bear Quilt Block

Are you looking forward to any new Summer sewing or craft projects? I'd love to hear! Maureen 

p.s. Here's a peek a tomorrow's Fabric Giveaway!

41 comments:

  1. I hadn't heard of that magazine; thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  2. I do love it, so much... I love the children beach fabric especially. Your color choices are great, as always. I am waiting for my last order from Julie at Intrepid, My summer projects are, Babyquilt for my new gandson in July, My sons and new wife quilt for their Sept wedding, My biggest project is to make a quilt as you go similar to you scrappy one, with all the other colors you have posted, tangerine tango, white waters, and tailfeathers and its gonna be KING size. I am so excited because my friend at the Fort Worth Modern quilt guild is gonna loan me her Bernia machine. Plus, me and my son are working on some Art made Furniture, he is an artist, I am the blogger and primer, my other son is the carpentar and the baby son is the muscle, My husband is the bank and clean up guy.. LOl. love your post.

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  3. Love the bundle you put together and I can not wait for Seaside to be available for purchase! Have a great day!!!

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  4. PS.. congrats, Will you sign my magazine if I get one.. ;)winking ! I cant wait till Friday now, I want to be above number 100. What time should I wake up? LOL

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  5. Maureen, I love your bundle! It looks like it would coordinate well with Lotta Jansdotter's new collection, Bella - do you know if it would? I look forward to longer days - more natural light for better sewing projects! :)

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  6. Oh I love your bundle! I have made a promise to myself that I am working from Stash-Only for summer with the exception of a couple of collections I've been anxiously awaiting (Field Study and Chicopee), but man this is tempting!

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  7. Beautiful bundle! You're so good with color♥

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  8. I love the grey in these fabrics! Hmmm, I need to get more greys in my stash! An over looked color for sure!

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    1. Yeah, these look really pretty with the gray, but I also think they would look amazing with a solid white. Wouldn't the colors just pop!

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  9. In love with that bundle (& the mugs)!! Congrats on the magazine mention - I find your blog VERY inspirational. Happy to start to summer!

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  10. I love the colors you chose! And my summer sewing plans include finishing many of my works in progress...but it'll be tough to choose between sewing and spending time outdoors!

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  11. Maureen, I love the new Seaside fabric, especially the grey/yellow color scheme. Just wonderful! I can't wait to see what your creative mind shall be doing with it. :)

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  12. Um can you send me those mugs!! I wants them.

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  13. I have too many ideas, now I need the energy to do them all, lol.

    Debbie

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  14. ooo, maureen, those pics are all so pretty. and love that bundle!!! great job. :)

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  15. The mag is right--you ARE incredibly inspirational! I love reading about your projects and drooling over all your lovely creations and photos. Congrats!

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  16. Aww...I love your bear. That bundle is a wonderful mix. Could make so many pretties with that.

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  17. I love your collection. I just bought the fabrics and I can't wait to make a nice summery quilt out of them.

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  18. I want to hear more about this bear???!!! =D

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  19. Estou desde novembro sem comprar tecidos,nada.Mas com isso minha promessa de um ano sem...como vou fazer???Lindo seu pacotão,parabéns.Beijo.

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  20. Aaack!!! I am NOT ready for summer yet! And today is my big boy's last day of kindergarten! What am I going to do?!!! I have no idea, maybe I should start brainstorming :)

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  21. I just love your fabric stacks...especially the one for your picnic quilt. Darling!

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  22. The most important thing on my summer sewing list is my hen do dress. I really hope to get that done in time. I've printed the pattern, that's a first step, right?

    Btw, my still very young blog got it's first pin tonight. Guess what they chose! A picture of a me-made Dresden plate pillow with your Mr Fox next to it. I've told you how much I love it, haven't I? If not - I love love love it. :)

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  23. oh my - that bear is too stinkin' cute! and the beach stack couldn't be more perfect.

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  24. I love your fabrics bundle.You are great with color.

    I love summer and the sunny days.In my summer list are:sew some Dear jane blocks,I want to reach this year to 100 blocks and only have 30.I started last year. Finish two quilt top, make two mini quilt and a runner and....My to do list is... very long.

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  25. That's an awesome bundle....which I may need to get my hands on my stash is lacking in those colours!

    I'm planning on making a quilt for my Father for his birthday next month. I have 19 days to complete it in. I'm also working on some various new projects and ideas =D

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  26. Yay, have a fab summer! Loving the colours in that bundle and your bear block!

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  27. What a great collection of fabrics. Love the colors.

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  28. Congratulations on you blog mention in the magazine. I'll have to look for it. I love your bundle too. Such pretty colors.

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  29. I love any shade of blue with any shade of orange. It is sublime. I really hope to make my first quilt - maybe this summer? Three kids at home... hmmm.

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    1. Ooo, so do I. I really like a bright teal/sky blue with a citrusy orange.

      I just finished my second quilt. It took me a while to get going, but reading blogs like this one were so helpful and inspiring. :)

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  30. Great picks for your bundle and congrats on the feature. I will definitely look for you and I see some other friends are in there too. I love that magazine!
    Happy weekend Maureen!

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  31. I just bought a fat quarter bundle of Crabtastic (http://www.fatquartershop.com/store/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Shopper_id=85985820518598&Store_id=499&page_id=23&Item_ID=71795&Parent_Ids=) which I immediately fell in love with. I've been craving some serious beach time at the Fenwick Island condo my boyfriend's family owns. The beach house was bought by his grandmother, and is laden with her mother's beautiful quilts and her own embroidery. This past Christmas, I was able to complete the last piece of cross-stitch she'd worked on before she passed away (blogged about here: http://caffeinecurve.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/offthefaceoftheearth/), so this summer I thought I'd add a quilt of my own to the beach house collection. :)

    I'm excited to start work on it, but I need my friends to stop having so many babies first so I can take a break from the baby quilts!

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  32. wow school finish early where you live, here there is still one month to go, end around 21 of june. Nice idea a picnic quilt, have one in mind to with the wonky house swap! Happy summer sewing to you

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  33. I need to donate my mugs and get new ones. Mine are boring and I love yours :)

    I was also just thinking a needed a beach blanket, but if I made my own it might take me til next summer lol.

    Have a great weekend :)
    Paula

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  34. i am dying to get my hands on some of that riley blake fabric! it is sooo cute! love your bundle (that always sounds a little naughty) you always pick such great colors!

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  35. I love your bundle! And how exciting to see your name in print!!

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