Friday, July 28, 2017

Emma & Myrtle fabric

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

This week was a big one!!! My second fabric collection with Connecting Threads was released and my oldest son got his driver's license! My first line of fabric was released the day he started high school, so apparently fabric release dates coincide with big milestones in my house. Might as well deal with all of the emotions at once, huh? 
Anyway...back to the fabric! This is a vintage inspired collection that was named after two of my great aunts, Emma & Myrtle. There are 19 different fabrics in the line, but not a polka dot in the bunch. (Can you believe that?!?! I'm not sure how that happened! Ha!) Don't get me wrong....even with the absence of polka dots, I'm thrilled with how the collection turned out! I had a lot of fun sewing with it already and I'm looking forward to seeing how others use it. Emma & Myrtle is sold exclusively at Connecting Threads. They have kits, bundles and yardage, all available here. I plan to share more projects, more about the fabric design process and all that at a later date, but I wanted to share the big news with you today! (Eeeek! This is nerve wracking!)

I've been using some of the scraps to make pincushions! (Shocker, right?!?!)
 These are the ones from day 26 of my pincushion-a-day challenge....
and this is day 27! I was thrilled to use some previously interfaced scraps from bag making on this one. It made my frugal side very happy. :)
Alright, I think that's it for me today! Now it's your turn to link up your finishes for the week. Thank you, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday!

51 comments:

Kat said...
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Mari said...

Congratulations! The new fabric line looks wonderful!

Liz said...

Congratulations! It looks beautiful!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Amanda,
WOW - how exciting. I will check out your fabric line. I cannot even imagine how one goes about designing fabric! Kudos to you. I have loved seeing all the pincushions this month. I hope you share one post with all of them together - they all make me happy. ~smile~ Roseanne

Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting said...

Congratulations on the new fabric line! That's so exciting to be able to do another one, and it's so different from the first one. I can't wait to hear about your process. I love the name you chose.

Debbie said...

Very fun! Congrats on your 2nd line. It's lovely and I like the brownish tones you included! ;-)

Mama Spark said...

Gorgeous! Congratulations!!!

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on your second fabric collection! And on your son achieving his driver's license! Love the scrappy pincushions you made... As always!

The Cozy Quilter said...

You must be sewing up a storm to have scraps already!

Kat said...

Oops, meant to say Lovely fabrics! Congratulations!

Nicole said...

Oh yay you! I think those sweet little asterisks could count as polka dots...

All of the fabrics look great. And congrats to your son as well.

Linda said...

CONGRATS! THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL COLLECTION! IT'S A WINNER!!!
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Tammy Stack said...

Pretty, pretty fabrics! And don't kid yourself, you snuck in a few dots in some of those prints! (Smiles)

Gretchen Weaver said...

I saw your collection yesterday when Connecting Threads send me their daily e-mail. It is so pretty, I love it! Definitely on my to be purchased list. Congratulations on the new fabric line.

Amy said...

Congratulations! I love how neutral this line is. Can't wait to get my hands on some. And Congrats to you son. Exciting times!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Congratulations, beautiful fabric line!

One Wee Bird said...

OOOh this looks like a line that will be winging it's way to me as soon as it's out! I love the wee flowers congratulations!!

Jayne Honnold said...

Congratulations on your new fabric line! And I have to tell you how much fun I've had seeing your pincushions here and on IG. I have even copied one design. Each new day brings a pincushion that outshines the last one! :D

blossom said...

What is Lily?

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love the new line (even if there aren`t any polka dots!) And I just got your new book from my local library. I`m pretty sure I have to add it to my personal library! Must make all the things!

Heide said...

Congrats on the beautiful new fabric collection!

Tracybug Creative said...

Amanda Jean, it's just perfect, so perfect! I could see my great grandma wearing her "duster" in these prints. So precious, I can smell her sweet perfume as I look at it! 🎀💕

Jen said...

Beautiful fabrics! I just made a small quilt piece with vintage fabrics and these would fit right in!

Quilter Kathy said...

Beautiful fabrics! Congrats on another great line!
I LOVE your light background "low volume" prints!

Carla said...

Your fabric looks awesome. Congratulations!

quiltnlady said...

I just got my Connecting Threads catalog with your new fabric. I knew it was you before I even saw your name. I love it! I'll be purchasing one of the bundles.

Bev said...

That fabric is gorgeous and they ship to the UK! I will never have no money. Roll on payday...

Denise Briese said...
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Denise Briese said...

Wow This fabric is soo you! Im going to buy buy some right now!

Lee said...

Congratulations to you and your son! This fabric is just adorable and I'll be adding it to my stash!

Cathy Melancon said...

Woo hoo!!! Congrats on Emma & Myrtle!!! I love the color pallette and can't wait to get some!!! And congrats to your son too - what a milestone!!!!!!

Chris said...

Congratulations to you and your son!

Rosa said...

Congratulations.The new fabrics are so beautiful!

Suze said...

Congrats to you and your son. I have already salivated over the new line of fabrics. When I got a teaser from Connecting Threads, I was looking at the line immediately. The fabrics are amazing. I like the light brown being included. Brown is not usually a favorite of mine. I see great possibilities for it in this collection. Great job!m Did I see a new book, too?

Rene' said...

Congratulations on the new fabric line!! The prints and palette are so pretty!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Congrats on another lovely fabric line. At first glance I like the geometric grid and the little asterisk. And the stripe and the leaf . . . haha, you get the picture. I like them all. Wishing you the best for both the fabric line and having a new driver. It's a little stressful knowing our kids can operate a moving vehicle but eventually we all figure it out.

Suzanne said...

Double congrats on two more milestones. I'm giddy over the new fabric and love the independence that a driver's license will grant you and him. Yahoo!

pingraham said...

Congratulations on your second fabric line! The prints are so pretty, and I love the colors you selected. I can't wait to see what you have made with them! And congrats to your son - such a big milestone.

stamperwithdayjob said...

Oh my gosh what a cute line. Congratulations!

Barley h said...

Very cute. I bet it makes beautiful quilts. Cant wait to see some.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Your new fabric line--too cute!!! Love it! And thank you for providing the link up.

KaHolly said...

Very pretty! Hope it's as successful as your first!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I love the new collection of fabrics. They go so well together but each also can stand on its own so well.

Linda K said...

Congratulations x2! Sweet spool ends, the lattice, the asterisks... and I love the colors. The light, gingerbread brown and the coral, especially!

Scorpie said...

Saw your new collection in my Connecting Threads newsletter. It was an awwwwwwwwww moment. Hope it's still available when I get moved.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Oh awesome! I was wondering if you'd have another collection. I love the apron prints and the price at CT is certainly affordable. Yay!

Melissa Corry said...

Congrats on such a beautiful new line!!! I just love the soft tones in it, so pretty!!!

us said...

I just had to order some of the "Lily" thread end fabric. My granddaughter's name is spelled the same way and I think this may become a nightgown for her next birthday.

---"Love" said...

That is a really pretty group of fabrics you've designed. Be proud of yourself! ---"Love"

Bernie Kringel said...

Congrats!!! I love your new fabrics. I hope to add some to my stash. It is so sweet. Good job.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Congratulations on both achievements! Who wouldn't love your new fabric line? It's fabulous and fun and just quirky enough. :)