Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hello to the newbie Felicity Miller + MORE MORE MORE!

We have another guest that is fairly new to our world as a fabric designer... well at least definitely new to pattern designing! And what an adorable job she did at this new roll she is taking on! Let's give a big welcome to... Felicity Miller!

Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for the opportunity to introduce Tea Time and Pencil Pockets - my first patterns!

I've been designing fabric for four years and have loved sewing ever since my Grandma taught me to sew buttons on an old piece of felt in front of the fire. I graduated to making my own clothes at senior school (a rather voluminous jumpsuit made from an old dyed sheet sticks in my mind) and have recently enjoyed a sewing revival after pursuing many other creative outlets.

Gypsy is a tribute to my Romany heritage. My great, great, great Grandmother, Lydia Field, moved back to a caravan in her 90s after marrying and settling for a good part of her life. These designs are a result of my study of caravans and my imaginings of a nomadic life rich with music, full moons and ups and downs punctuated with flowers, in fearless colours. I hope you will enjoy them in your own homes and travels. I take my hat off to all you wonderful quilters out there who make what I do possible.

When I designed Gypsy for Free Spirit I thought it was high time I came up with some ideas for using it. Up and Down is a large scale rhythmic repeat I showcased a large square of it for my signature tablecloth, bordered by the damask inspired Round Flowers in a coordinating colorway. The finished cloth is about 57.5" square, and looks lovely on a round or squared table. Dimensions can be easily adapted to suit your use.

I love beautiful sets of colored pencils and was inspired to create a traveling home for them. You could adjust the spacing of the lines of stitching of Pencil Pockets to fit different items. This makes a perfect gift for artists of any age. A great way to use up scraps - you can mix and match for the interior and binding fabrics, though I show them all here in grey and green Music.

I welcome visits to my website and blog, any time and look forward to meeting some of you in Houston soon.

Bon Voyage!

Felicity Miller


Now to other exciting news...

This week we have been hanging around not one, but TWO lovely blogs-- of course that's other than here at the Jolly Jabber!

1. There's a birthday bash going on over at the Wee Shares blog and she decided to write a little fun review over Fat Quarter Shop! There also might be a lil' bitty prize involved somehow ;-)

2. Teddy Bears are currently taking over Quilting Gallery's weekly themed contest! If you have anything quilting + teddy bear related I would hike on over there and enter! The top two winners get a Paper Doll Christmas Fat Quarter Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop! :-)

Oh and a reminder...!
3. You have 2 more days to enter into Me & My Sister Design's giveaway of a Happy Fat Quarter Bundle.


And last but not least....

There's a prize that ... no I have not forgotten about! Last Monday's contest giving away Country Lane's Fat Quarter Bundle by Bari J. Ackerman... well it's about time the winner is announced!

......Drum Roll Please....

The winner is.....

Penny in Quilting California
"Had to ask my daughter how to "tweet" does this mean i'm getting old? No just spending more time in sewing room than on computer. I need more fabric, please."

Congrats Penny! To claim your prize email "Stephanie[at]fatquartershop[dot]com" with your full shipping information. You have till Friday, October 1st to claim your prize!


Mama Pea said...

Congrats to Penny! Yippee!!!

WoolenSails said...

I really enjoy seeing new designers and fabrics, love visiting your site every night. Congratulations to Penny!


Me said...

Soooo disappointing when so many of these fun giveaways are only for US residents. I live just across the border in Canada (am an American citizen, too), and can easily have anything shipped to a close-by postal service in the States. :o(