Thursday, September 1, 2016

I am a Springs Creative Brand Ambassador!

I am so excited to be able to tell everyone that I am a Brand Ambassador for Springs Creative. I will be sewing items from some of their yet to be released fabrics!  What a thrill to get fabric before it is even sold!  I was able to choose from the soon to be released Small Wonders Collection of fabrics by Mary Fons.  She has multiple lines coming out including Brazil, Germany, and Japan.  They were all so beautiful I really did not know which one to choose for my first month's project.  I selected Germany because it was freshly on my mind.  A dear friend of mine's daughter was recently an exchange student in Wartmannsroth, Germany.  I enjoyed following her year of adventure and amazing photographs of the countryside.

I made my fabric selection, and like magic it was on my doorstep the next day!  I brought it in and just looked at the cute bundle of fabrics tied with a ribbon for a day.  I had to decide what to make with them that would showcase the fabrics with all their beautiful detail.   Lately, I have been in full quilt making mode, so I decided that a quilt would be one of the first projects.  I wanted to use my new Creative Grids 60 degree Equilateral Triangle Ruler.  That is a mouthful!   The ruler worked like a charm, and I cautiously cut into all 8 of the different fabrics. OK, that was a good start.  I didn't want to waste any of the fabric, so I cut just enough triangles for a twin size quilt. 

What else could I make?  Hummm, well Germany, capital city Dresden, oh yes a Dresden Plate Block!  If you read my last post, you know how much I love making them, and they are German!  A Dresden on a pillow with a cute fussy cut center was just the ticket, project number two was in the works!  I made a 16" square pillow, fully lined it, and used a zipper in the back.  Done. 

Finally, I wanted to make something fun, something that is my signature item. What is my total, go to, fun project?  Bunting you say? YES, Bunting! I am a total bunting fan, they are hugely popular in Great Britain, and used for weddings and all sorts of parties. I have to say that I have quite the collection of ones that I have made (many have been gifted) for all occasions, and I mean all, Halloween, Fall, Christmas, Apron Party (I will tell about that later), A Proper Tea Party, and  Sewing Circle luncheons. Of course, the Germany prints were perfect for this – one print has tiny beer steins – I die! Cutest fabric ever, right up there with my favorite doughnut and pretzel fabrics.  I made a 9 foot long bunting to hang on a wall to show all of the beautiful prints. 

I really enjoyed making things for Springs Creative, they photographed my things beautifully!  My sister, Karen, said it looked like a magazine spread and it really does.

I look forward to next month's selection of fabrics.  No idea what they will be, but I cannot wait to create something.  The nature of the fabric tells me what it can be, a tote, a skirt, a pillow, anything that you can create with fabric. Whatever I make next month will be offered as a giveaway on my blog so stay tuned here and on the Springs Creative Facebook page!

These three Germany items are all going to be gifted to that same exchange student gal, Emmi.  I have had her on my mind for these items the entire time I was working on them.   I also stayed in touch with her while she was in Germany and became friends with her host mother too.  Makes the world seem a little smaller and wonderful, also the name of this Mary Fons fabric line, Small Wonders, The Germany Collection.


  1. Omg I love everything mostly I love the flags you created

  2. What a beautifully written blog. Full of visual and mental pictures. You made me feel like I was there with you sewing and dreaming!! Can't wait to see what you create/write next month!

  3. What a beautifully written blog. Full of visual and mental pictures. You made me feel like I was there with you sewing and dreaming!! Can't wait to see what you create/write next month!

  4. Love you, your work and your buntings! Exciting news. And tiny beer steins, really?!?