Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I Love Fashionable Fabrics!!

I told you the other day that I am super keen to get started on making some boyish projects. I have been flicking through some of my fav books for ideas and have written a list....
 Have To Make Projects!!
A couple Baby Quilts (of course)
Some simple two sided blankets..Flannel and Cotton
Bibs and booties
A sleeping sack velcro pouch thing
An Amy Butler Cosmo Bag made out of Anna Maria Horner's Velveteen... bit excited!
Maybe some baby clothes,  toys,  bunting, change mat etc etc.

For all these New Projects... I needed to go Shopping.....
Normally when I buy fabric, I buy a Co ordinating Fabric bundle that i just have to have and then I usually try to stock up on a few basics like Kona Solids, Dots, and Stripes. I rarely, in fact, i dont know if i have ever bought a yard or so of a cute print just because i liked it. So this was a fun shopping spree for me. A little out of my comfort zone. Hunting for a few cute prints that i could have as my feature fabric and then find fabric from my stash to compliment.

I fell in love with each of these...
 Left to Right

If I was really organised I would of had a good look through my stash and tried to find feature fabrics that would match... but, where is the fun in that??? I just found what i liked and hoped for the best... and had some luck!!

These Lizzy House fabrics matched really well with some Konas I had... and... the Michael Miller Dumb Dot. I'm thinking of making this bundle into a Baby Chevron Quilt... Kinda Like my Quilt Class Quilt, only i dont think i'll seperate the colours with white this time....? 
 I really liked these little birds (Meet the Gang).. and the Metro Living Circles I have in Pewter and Grey work well I think.
 I'm not normally a zoo animal type person but i think for a baby... you cant go wrong with at least one fabric that has animals to point to.
 This one i think im going to use for the Baby Sleeping bag pouch thingy...
 Maybe these for a reversable wrap?
So, thats my plan for now....
 But I'm good at changing my mind half way through and doing something totally different. So, we'll see!
AND.... If you come across any Great New Boy Fabric that you love??.... Let me know... Im still on the hunt!!
Bec xx


  1. I love the zoo animals and the pick-ups! Backyard Baby is very cute for baby boys and Ready Set Go is very boyish 6 yr old son picked out some fat quarters of these for me to make him something!

  2. I am not sure which one I like the best. They all are great prints. I look forward to seeing your finished projects.

  3. Have fun - the prints sure are!

  4. At the moment my new love is 'Backyard Baby' from Michael Miller fabrics. It is just so fun and my boys also love it! Why don't you give it a look? Ana

  5. Mo Bedell's new line (well released in December) Mechanical Genius is awesome boy fabric. I also love Rashida Coleman Hale's I heart robots in blue/green/orange for boys - absolutely gorgeous stuff! I love what you chose though (I'm a massive Lizzy House fan :) )

  6. It's funny how I don't the exact opposite as you when I shop for fabric.
    I usually just buy what I like instead of buying pre-cuts.

    I love "Woodland Party" from the Monaluna Circa 52 collection.

  7. Hi! You have found fantastic fabrics! I love all those colours and prints - of course especially those lovely doggies!
    x Teje

  8. I love the babysaurus line by Blend. It's put out by Anna Griffin. It is very cute and is so soft. I love the combos you came up with. everything will be so cute!

  9. Congratulations and hope all is going well with the baby "project". I love the fabrics you have chosen, cute but not too sugary sweet cute.

  10. A couple of other people have mentioned Backyard Baby by Michael Miller and that is my favorite too. It is adorable and so perfect for boys with bugs and stuff.

  11. Cute fabric. I have too much in my stash to buy anything now but I still like to shop from my stash and come up with different combinations.

  12. Super fun choices! It's great to see you so excited about boy sewing!!

  13. I love that "Boys will be Boys" fabric! Your choices are fabulous!

  14. Of COURSE you had to go shopping, I mean you would hate for that poor baby to be in unfashionable, older fabrics... ;o) Love what you chose though, looking forward to seeing them made up :o)

  15. Bec I love your choices!! I'm all for going with what you love and you've matched them so nicely :) Look forward to seeing all these projects!

  16. It's so good to have you back! I love your fabric choices and how you paired them up. I am making a quilt for my son (11) right now and it's hard to find fabric for older boys especially. I'll let you know if I see anything new for you.

  17. wow, I love the fabric choices. But - whoa!!! Forgive me for being so slack (I am so behind on blogs!!!) and I have am so very excited for you, Bec! I know -all too well -the nerves that go with a pregnancy after loss, but I'm so thrilled to hear you are looking forward and feeling positive! Such wonderful news!!!

  18. ¡Your works are beautiful!
    this doll is pretty
    have a good weekend


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