Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2012

Just wanted to pop in and post about this contest I entered recently. Here’s how it works: you buy a random pack of scrap fabrics from this Australian fabric company called Umbrella Prints, make something cool, and then submit it and some judges pick a winner. But if you want to help me out in winning the People’s Choice award, you can click here and re-pin my teddy bear!

Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition 2012

That’s it – the entry with the most re-pins wins that part.

Umbrella Prints Trimmings pack

Oh, and here’s the scrap pack I started with – it was a challenging set of colors to work with (and some of the other entries are really great, not gonna lie!). I made this cute little bear with the Wee Wonderfuls Kitty Bunny Bear pattern, which was pretty much the first idea I had and what I carried all the way through. Thanks for your vote!


Little Boy Shirts for Cloud 9

3 shirts
I had the opportunity recently to work with some fabric before it was available to everyone and make these little boy’s button down shirts to be displayed at Quilt Market in Kansas City this week.
Happy Drawing Lions and Tigers shirt
The fabric is Cloud 9’s Happy Drawing by Ed Emberley .
Happy Drawing Giraffes Shirt
Happy Drawing Alligator Shirt
While I was making these, I made a fourth shirt for Will in Birch Fabric’s Circa 50 (similar here), which is a project I’ve been planning since before he was born.
Birch fabrics car shirt
It’s a 3T because I didn’t want to have to fuss with a different pattern size for it, but that just means he’ll get more wear out of it. The pattern for these is this one from Stitch Magazine. Even after making it four times, there were some parts I didn’t love so I’d probably try a different pattern next time – the Oliver & S sketchbook shirt  is on my list, I just don’t want to have to trace it out! The good thing about pdf patterns is that you can print it once for each time you use it and just cut around that size.