Fabric Friday #3

I don’t know about you, but I’m glad its Friday! Been a looong week here. Willow and I have been fighting a cold and she’s been way cranky. She’s been taking those toddler naps, the sort of naps that wherever her body lands, thats where she’s sleeping. While this gives me a break during the day, it means it’s a bloody battle to get her in bed before midnight. I really need to walk two blocks to the store and get food so we can have something besides popcorn. But its raining and I’m cold, so here is some fabric instead! You get a twofer as I couldn’t find my camera charger to get one up in time last week:)

I’d like to invite any of you fellow fabric heads out there to join a new group I started on flickr, Modern Fabric Porn. Along with a cheeky sense of fun, this group is striving to be a definitive source for fabric inspiration and color matching. We are attempting to curate a groups of the highest quality pictures and we’d love to have some of your work. Any photos with quality lighting and true to life color are welcomed. (I’m also looking for some additional moderators, so drop me a line here or on flickr if you’d like to help comb the web for some sexy stacks of fabric!)

Aqua, Red and Gray

This is my jumping off point for my PTS7 partner. I love aqua, red and gray. I think the little pops of orange give it a nice depth.

I’m loving the Retro Kitchen line by Micheal Miller. I was instantly transported to my grandmother’s summer cottage when I saw it. That kitchen is burned so deeply into many childhood memories. So, today’s stack is dedicated to the memories of sunshine filtering through the kitchen windows, a whiff of green grass and the scent of the river playing in on the breeze.I love the Pacific Northwest but sometimes I miss the Maryland summers.

I finished up 30 granny square and got my top pieced. I’ll be working on that this weekend and trying to decide how to quilt it. What are you working on?



About Alexandra

Mother. Chef. Artist. I live in beautiful Portland, Oregon with my husband, Ben and our daughter, Willow. This is an account of our rambling adventures and a place for what's inspiring me right now.
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7 Responses to Fabric Friday #3

  1. Gail says:

    Hi Ale, I am presenting you with a Leibster Award ~ check it out!

  2. Loris says:

    Ale, I love your sense of color.

  3. Ana says:

    It’s good to read about your patchwork projects. How do you manage with the baby and all? I like sewing and I have a baby too, but I don’t have time to sew, cook, care for the baby, the house, my self and write a great web page. What’s the secret?

    • Alexandra says:

      Firstly, what a sweet compliment, thank you! And the secret? Make time. Before I had my daughter I worked as a chef, on my feet anywhere from 40-60 hours a week. I gave that up to be a stay at home mom but I had to find an outlet for that energy. I’m lucky in that I don’t need more than 4-5 hours of sleep a night to feel rested, so there’s that, too. Otherwise? Multi-tasking is a girls best friend! I never walk into another room without checking to see if there is a toy or item that doesn’t belong. I clean everything as I go and I’ve devised chore schedules to keep me from trying to do laundry/vacuuming/too much at once. Now that Willow is almost two life is both easier and harder. I pay more attention to her during the day, but she also goes to bed earlier and sleeps through the night. I do most of my sewing work at night after she goes to bed. You know, the really funny thing is, I never feel like I’m doing enough! I should also say that my husband is amazingly supportive and greatly encourages me in my art, none of it would be possible without him. Keep at it! You’ll find a way to make it work:)

      • Ana says:

        Thanks for your reply! Mostly I do as you say: keep schedules, multi-tasking, supportive husband. The only difference is that I need at least 7-8 hours of sleep at nigth. I’m a teacher in the spanish public school system (I’m from Spain) and I also quit my job to be a full-time mom. My boy is 20 months old now and I feel kind of guilty sometimes because I don’t play with him as much as I should because I’m doing stuff around the house, cooking, doing laundry… I’d rather sew than use the computer so sometimes I don’t even check my mail for weeks (not to think about writing a web page). Reading about you is fun because we have things in common and it reminds me that I’m not the only one in the world struggling to have some time to do creative things. Thank you for sharing your life with us! By the way, I can’t wait to see what you are going to do with the hexagons!

  4. Gail says:

    Pretty new fabrics! They are even prettier with your description of a Maryland kitchen in summer ~ looking forward to what you make with it!

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