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Stash Fabric Design Star

Stash Fabric Design Star - Noodlehead

Stash Fabric Design Star - Noodlehead

I’m so happy to be able to show you this fun fabric bundle that I selected for Stash Fabric’s Design Star. There’s not many things I like more than a good fabric pull. Most of the time I’ll go through my stash searching for the perfect combo for my next project, but often I pull way more fabrics than what I actually need. This is definitely the times that I wish I made more quilts! I’m okay with it though, it helps me bring together fabrics that I might not have at first glance. You just never know until you have a nicely pulled stack that you realize some fabrics were made for each other. I love it when that happens.

Stash Fabric Design Star - Noodlehead

Stash Fabric Design Star - Noodlehead

So, I was honored to be Stash Fabric‘s Design Star for the month of December. I thoroughly enjoyed putting this bundle together and I hope you’ll like it too. When I got mine in the mail I was determined to put it to use as soon as I can! So of course I thought of a quilt. I figured it would be fun to put together a little round-up of a few quilts that I’m considering making using this bundle. I hope I can decide!

Stash Fabric Design Star - Noodlehead

Stash Fabric Design Star - Noodlehead

If you aren’t signed up for the club there’s a few bundles listed here in the Stash Fabric shop. The bundle is a variety of designers and manufacturers including Leah Duncan, Carolyn Friedlander, April Rhodes, Lotta Jansdotter, Robert Kaufman, Alexia Abegg, Me + You, Alison Glass, Luke Haynes, and Sarah Watson. The solids are all Kona cotton.

Here’s a few I’m considering:

Lost Ship quilt (ever since I made this block I’ve wanted to do a quilt) || another Picnic Plaid Quilt from my book || Woven Quilt from Patchwork Essentials || Propeller Quilt

What would you make???

Stash Fabric Design Star - Noodlehead

Oh, and the pincushion is made by my friend and her husband, here’s her etsy shop.

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Jill’s Christmas Stocking

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

It’s getting to be Christmas time! We decided on holding off on cutting down a tree for another week or so. I’m excited to go get one though. So in the mean time, I had a stocking to make! It took me about 3 years to get around to making this stocking for my niece, Jillian. I loved making it for her! In between Thanksgiving meal prep and sleep I managed to embroider her name and then finished sewing up the stocking this week.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

I totally dragged my feet on this one because Jillian is a relatively long name, and I’m terribly slow at embroidery. I remember when I made them for my family and then my brother’s family and then my nephew that the names took forever! I love the look of it though, and having your name on your stocking is pretty much at the top of anyone’s Christmas list. I got secret intel from my mom that I could probably get away with just ‘Jill’. She calls herself that and writes her name so cute already, so I leapt for joy at being able to skip a few letters! It looks so cute and I think my embroidery skills have maybe improved just a bit since the last one. yay for that!

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

The actual sewing of the stocking came together so quick, so if you need a stocking you still have plenty of time! I used my own tutorial (forgive it’s wee inconsistencies as it’s a 6-year-old tutorial), but it worked great. I eliminated the small strip under the name to match the one I made for my nephew.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

Using my fabric, Rain Walk, was definitely a treat! There might be some shops that still have some in stock, check here at Cloud9 for a list of quilt shops. I was so excited as I went through my mental catalog of fabric and realized this print would be perfect. The little bit of quilting in green mimicking the ripple shapes made me so happy. Instead of doing ribbon and a button I threw on some leather with a rivet. So slick if I do say so.

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

I also wanted to say a huge thank you for your support of my sale. I sold out of my leather which I am so excited about, but am hoping to get all colors back in stock within the next week or two.  I might have to do a little something fun for those who missed out on getting some during the sale. 😉

Jill's Christmas Stocking - Noodlehead, Rain Walk canvas

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Thankful Sale 2016

thankful sale 2016 - noodlehead

Just a quick hello and a huge thank you to every single one of you! I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for this awesome sewing community and all it’s encouragement – that’s you! I’m having my 5th annual sale on all my PDF patterns and leather items (3/4″-wide and 1″-wide in various lengths and colors) in my shop! Wahoo! From today through Sunday, November 27th (11:59pm CST) all PDF patterns and leather items are 20% off.

This is the first time the Makers Tote, Petal Pouch, and Compass Bag patterns have been on sale! And the first time I’m offering my leather on sale. Yippy! For the leather please know that the discount applies while supplies last, some colors are low in stock, but some I can replenish – if the item you want is out of stock please check back the following day.

No coupon code necessary, all prices reflect discount.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Thank you!