Introducing one of our newest collections Haberdasher by Brian Haggard. At a young age, Brian was given a sewing machine by his parents, from which many projects were born. His pastime was making handcrafted items, with inspiration coming from just about anything in the universe. It has been a natural progression for him to create his textile works. He is best known for his memory quilts, taking old photos and incorporating them in to the design. Then he embelishes them with ribbons, embroidery thread and vintage sewing notions. The following are photos of Brian's creations that will inspire you. You can also visit Brian's blog for more inspiration.
Inspired yet? If you're insprired but overwhelmed here's any easy project to start with, the Cabo Bucket Bag using Brian's fabric collection Haberdasher. Thanks to Cindy who whipped this up for us. You can whip one up yourself in an afternoon. Happy Sewing!
Need more inspirations here are the two books that Brian wrote about his designs.
Finally, leave a comment and you will entered to win a fat quarter bundle from Haberdasher. A name will be randomly picked on April 1st. You can also like us on Facebook to be entered.
We made it to the last block #25 Poblano Puss. Thank you for joining us on this journey into the cat and vegatable world. It's been fun showing you all the different blocks and hoping to inspire creativity.
Now's your last chace to enter the Garden Patch Cat give-away. You can leave a comment until midnight today. A name will be randomly drawn tomorrow.
It's hard to believe we're almost at the end of the our journey. I hope that the Garden Patch Cats have cheered you up during the dark days of January.
You can enter our give-away by leaving a comment here on the blog. Entries will be accepted up until tomorrow January 31, 2013 12 midnight. A winner will be randomly picked on Thursday February 1st. The winner will receive their favorite Garden Patch Cat pattern and fat quarters. Stay tuned for the final block tomorrow. Sweet dreams.
This guy should brighten up your day. Banana Cat is block #19 of the Garden Patch Cats by Helene Knotts This pattern includes Helene's Recipe for Banana Nut Pancakes! What a great way to spend these frigid cold days, sewing up these fun cat blocks and whipping up the recipes that are included.
We would love to see all the projects you are working on. You can post them at our Facebook page for show and tell.
Don't you hate when real life gets in the way of sewing and quilting? Me too, and now real life has gotten in the way of blogging. I owe you lots of cat blocks so without further ado......
Block #14 - Catus Romanus
Block #15 - Pickle Puss
Block #16 - Pepper Puss
Remember follow us on our "Garden Patch Cat" journey and leave us comments and you will be automatically entered into our random drawing for a Cat pattern and fat quarter bundle to make your very own Cat block. Don't worry you have until January 31st to enter. A winner will be announced February 1st.
Garden Patch Cat Block #13- Broc-Kitty. I think he's the only one of the series that we don't have a sample of in the store. I guess this is the next project to whip up. So much sewing, so little time.
We made it to block #10. This is my favorite cat thus far. I'm not sure why beacuse eggplants make my mouth itch so I avoid eating them. Ironically I'm also allergic to cats. So this is the only cat and eggplant in my life right now. There is something very cute about this plump purple cat that's irresistible.