The Bella Collection by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics is a favorite of mine. I designed a few things with these modern prints over the years. Let's see the stack of fabrics:
|Stack of Bella Fabrics from 2013|
And to see some of the prints even better:
|Trees and little birdies - my favorites!|
I first designed what I call Bella's House. I had it longarm quilted by Kathy Gray of Manassas. She did a lovely job and I really thought a magazine would pick it up. Nope! Not a one. This hangs in my foyer for all to see.
|Bella's House, 2013|
Then I put a LOT of EPP hexagons together
|Dozens of 2" Hexagons|
. . . and made this. I call it my Zig and Zag of Hexies:
How did I do that?
|Stitched together in long string|
What does it look like from the back?
|Hexies trimmed and ready to stitch to background fabric|
is available in my Craftsy store. And something else? Of course! This appeared in Modern Quilts sometime in 2014.
|Hexagon table topper|
Now for what I've done with all the leftovers (ok, maybe not with ALL of them). I had 4 prototype window blocks which were too big for my final Bella's House. They sat patiently for 5 years.
|First window prototype for my Bella's House above: too big|
And another. These finish to 11".
|But I made another one . . .|
And I made two more and they've been sitting in a box with the leftover fabric since 2013. I pulled them out and made 12 more blocks yesterday afternoon. What do you think?
|Cobblestones, Windows and Trees|
And those extra hexies up at the top of this post? I have 59. I'm going to put a white border on this and scatter those hexies all over the white border. I'll keep you posted!
I can't believe no one picked up you Bella's House. I love it! Like what you did with the left over window blocks also.ReplyDelete
For 26 years I've never known what an editor will be interested in! They have a plan and sometimes my things don't fit in. I've always wanted to do something with those windows! thanks for stopping by.Delete
I think it's adorable. I like the use of the left over blocks and fabric.ReplyDelete
I love leftovers, but my husband doesn't (ha ha). I get more creative with scraps and orphan blocks than a pile of new fabrics.Delete
Very Nice !! Love the House. All so happy and pleasant.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your inspiration.