Monday, May 26, 2014

Long Ago and Far, Far Away . . .

Far, Far Away Collection by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
Yes, this is a story about the Princess and the Pea with a few unicorns thrown in for fun. Heather Ross is a young, modern designer with fresh, appealing designs. She has licensed a few of her designs to Windham Fabrics. (Make sure you read the whole post to see an AWESOME quilt made using this collection that will soon be a pattern.)

My daughter Audrey went ga-ga over Heather's Briar Rose collection and made me get some of the jersey knits from my contact at Windham Fabrics. Her little baby girl wears leggings and Audrey likes to have all sorts of prints. Here is one from the Briar Rose collection:

Little leggings for a 4 month old girl (and a matching headband)
Well, can we see what you did with your Briar Rose Collection? Of course; remember, I was only given a charm pack (that means: 5" squares). Are you ready?

Briar Rose charm pack (see, I told you!)
 And what can you make with 5" squares?
2" English Paper Pieced Hexies!
Not sure what I'm going to do with these, but I left myself enough patches to cut out some small Dresden Plates for a table runner:

Little table runner using Briar Rose, Collage and Downtown Collections

Now, where's that AWESOME quilt, you ask? I'm glad you asked!
Princess & the Pea quilt displayed at Spring Quilt Market
Thanks for letting me show you this fabulous new collection. Check with your local quilt shop to see if they carry this new line. I think it's fun and whimsical and certainly appeals to the younger crowd (well, my daughter is in her 30s and that's young to me!)


  1. I think that briar rose charm pack will have to go on my I want list!Love the leggings and the other pieces you have shared today are also very nice

  2. Lovely fabric, beautiful work. Love the leggings, perfect for your sweetpea! Awesome quilt...loved this story as a kid!

  3. Pretty fabric! You make the best hexies!

  4. How beautiful, Debby! Its funny, I have been working on a Princess and the Pea idea for a quilt, too! Great minds think alike! right? (well, some minds are greater than others, but I can dream!)


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