Monday, April 4, 2011

Folky Flowers and a New Floss Color

Did everybun have a good weekend? I sure did, but boy did it ever fly by! Of course, that's what happens when you're having fun right?

I spent lots of time catching up on emails and blog reading and then I also worked on my new quilt pattern. Here's the next little sneaky peeky for you. There will be 36 of these fun little applique folky flowers.

I say folky because I like the fusible applique method and I wanted these flowers to have a more primitive look to them. So instead of matching threads to the fabrics, I just zig zagged around the edges in a variegted cream thread. I'm really happy with how they turned out.

They will be part of this pattern that I showed you the other week.

Look what else I got! A new floss color from Valdani Threads! It's called Raspberry! You know I had to carry it in my SHOP. After all The Raspberry Rabbits should have some Raspberry floss! Just say'in. ;)

I also have some very exciting news coming soon. I can hardly stand it and I'm about to burst, but I have to wait a little bit longer. Dag!

Have a fun and magical week everybun!
xx, shell, sugie and harrington

20 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well of course you have to have Raspberry colour. I am very curous about this bunny/flower quilt. I love to use variegated threads on my machine and for sticheries. I really need to hop over to your shop and look closer to these Valdani lovelies.

Lois Evensen said...

Such a pretty Raspberry color! :)

Barb said...

Yep, lots of fun things going on over there.....you are just hopping around the place.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Girlfriend...
I'm DYIN' to see your new quilt pattern! I'm loving it like you don't know!
Have a great week, and I hope you'll have time to meet up with Sharon.
Hugs to you and the bunns,
xoxo
Donna, Kes and Fezzik.

Quiliting in Mequon said...

Hi Michelle... I just love the flowers... I like the idea with the stripe for the background... The raspberry floss is yummy...Can't waite to see the bunny flower quilt done... Hugs :)

Jade said...

The flowers are too cute--can't wait to see the complete pattern!

Colleen said...

Ooo the flowers are so cute and I love the colors! And of course, you definitely have to have Raspberry Valdani!

Hef's Mom said...

Oh boy! Now I can't wait to hear the news!

Sherri said...

I love that rich raspberry color! The quilt flowers are really cute!

JCnNC said...

Teasing us, are you? Well, the posies sure are cute and the BIG news will happen when it happens for sure. I love raspberry - anything. Judy C

Jeanette said...

the raspberry thread is gorgeous. Love the cute little flowers. Happy Stitching,

CHRIS said...

Gorgeous,gorgeous,delicious colour my very fav. Your quilt is looking really fun too. xx

Lisa said...

Very pretty. Gah!! You and your cliffhangers. The suspense just kills me!

(I owe you a return email. I have it in mind just haven't written it yet).

DebbieM said...

I can't wait, Shell, for you to tell us what's going on??? I love the little applique flowers, can't wait to see what you are doing with those. I'll have to keep "hopping" by to check things out! I love your blog!

Rabbits' Guy said...

I guess you better call a meeting for the announcement. I've missed the company and big warm cinnamon rolls.

Shirley said...

Hi Shell, We had a great weekend. I went to my first soccer game. Our grandson was playing and they won. We celebrated our oldest son's birthday yesterday even though it was actually today. We got to 91 degrees and the temperature dropped quickly to 47 degrees. We didn't get the storms for which we are thankful. I like the raspberry color. I am waiting to see your quilt. Your Missouri Friend.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Shell,

We had a great weekend, husband and I got out in the garden, which was needed.
Love the new applique flowers for the quilt.
So looking forward to hearing about your exciting news!

Happy week, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

BubzRugz said...

You're a tease!! the quilt is looking lovely and that floss is delicious....
Hugz

Crafty Green Poet said...

love your folksy flowers and can't wait to hear about your news!

Allie said...

I love those little flowers Shell! And that new color - how could you NOT carry it - I bet they named it for you!