Playground Showcase

Today is my stop for the Playground Showcase hosted by the ever-so-talented Amy Sinibaldi of nana Company. Playground is the second fabric collection by Amy for Art Gallery Fabrics and it does not disappoint. Amy has an incredible talent for mixing sweet and sophisticated designs with harmonious color combinations. I simply love everything she touches.

Image Credit: Art Gallery Fabrics
Image Credit: Art Gallery Fabrics

I’m excited to share with you the quilt top that I made and designed using the Playground collection, a denim and a white solid – all from Art Gallery Fabrics. Ideally, I would have had it quilted and finished by now, but I was only able to get the quilt top completed by today’s post.playground_top_1_bpplayground_top_2_bpI will be finishing this quilt and releasing the pattern for it this week so stay tuned!In the meantime, check out what other projects were made with Playground fabric. The list of talented participants and which dates they are posting are below.

**UPDATE** The Fancy Dance quilt pattern in now available in my Etsy shop. The blog post featuring this finished quilt and the Fancy Dance pattern release can be found here.playground-showcase-banner<< SEPTEMBER >>

14: Katie Skoog ~

15: Michelle Curtis ~

16: Peta Peace ~

17: Minki Kim ~

19: Jemima Flendt ~

20: Tara J Curtis ~

21: Alexis Wright ~

22: Melissa LeRay ~

23: Ali Brorsen ~

24: Angie Wilson ~

26: Rachel McCormack ~

27: Stacy Olson ~ (you’re here!)

28: Shannon Fraser ~

29: Cristi Cooper ~

30: Guiseppe Ribaudo ~


1: Kristyne Czepuryk ~

3: Amy Sinibaldi ~

New Poolside Tote

The fact that I am posting about a recently finished Poolside Tote is pretty indicative of my summer – constantly falling behind. It’s a little ironic that I’m posting this on what seems like the last day of summer, which is also my kids’ first day of school. Oh well, I still love the bag and can use it for many more occasions than just going to the pool. The reality is that I cut out the fabric for this tote back in May and never had time to work on it, but I was tired of the pieces lingering around so I decided now was the time  to complete it.AquaPoolside_Full_BPAquaPoolside_FrDet_BPAquaPoolside_InClasp_BPThis is the third Poolside Tote that I’ve made. The previous two bags were made for friends as gifts. You may remember this one made for my friend Melissa for the Swapaholics Retreat using indigo colored yarn dyed linen and one of my favorite calico prints from Vintage Picnic by Bonnie and Camille.Swap_PoolsideTote_1_BPI first made this green and blue one for another friend.J_PoolsideTote_BPThe Poolside Tote is a Noodlehead pattern and is a nice, spacious tote. With all three bags that I’ve made I went with a more flexible version, but the pattern calls for a more structured version as well which I would like to try next time. Cheers to finishing a WIP!