In a store near you

I would like to announce that you can now find the Doe and the Mouse coffee sleeves at Fiber Notion in Park Slope, Brooklyn! This store sells lots of super cute fabrics and notions. They also have charms packs full of beautiful and unique fabrics rescued and recycled from fashion.

If you are in the area, please check them out:

Fiber Notion: 849 Union St. Brooklyn, NY. closer to 7th avenue.

For sale at Fiber Notion

p.s. The coffee sleeves are now reversible, so you can enjoy each of the lovely fabrics according to your mood.

p.p.s. I’m very excited.

Blue Zoo

I finished L’s baby quilt that she’s giving to her new nephew.

Blue Zoo quilt

I used the blue and green version of Alexander Henry’s 2D zoo fabric for the front. It’s so damn cute! I had previously made one out of the mostly primary colored animals a couple months ago. For the back I picked a green fabric with light green polka dots. (I always manage to sneak some dots in whenever I can.) And L actually picked out the border herself. I think the stripes are a nice contrast to the rest.

Back of Blue Zoo quilt

I bought a free-motion foot thinking that I was going to quilt this with leave patterns based on the top fabric, but I opted for stars in the end. I wanted to add some sort of special touch since the quilt itself was just two solid fabrics. My mom was the one that suggested the stars because it kind of looks like the starburst shaped flowers on the front.

The free-motion foot is amazingly difficult to use. It bounces around like crazy, so I guess I’ll need much more practice. Although, maybe I’ll want that “crazy” look someday and it will actually come in handy.

Oh! And if anyone out there has advice on how to use that bouncy free-motion foot, please let me know.