Dear reader, this blog was a nice place for quite a while to share my thoughts and stories. Meanwhile I got a new website and so I continue writing on my new's site blog.


Thank you.

Liebe Leserin, dieser Blog war für lange Zeit ein sehr netter Ort, meine Gedanken und Geschichten mit dir zu teilen. Inzwischen habe ich eine neue Website erstellt und werde jetzt den Blog dort fortsetzen.


und: "Danke!"

A stunning Travel Duffle bag, modern pillows, CROSS IT variation and more

Donnerstag, 28. März 2013

I’m so happy to see people using the Comma fabric for all kind of inspiring projects. For a fabric designer it’s a satisfying feeling to see what people are making from your prints, what different things – quilts, bags, pillows and so on – they make from it, how it all looks, new ideas of how to use some prints – just wonderful!

One of my big, big favorite of projects I have seen with Comma is this STUNNING Travel Duffle bag my friend Diane has made. I am soooooo jealous (yes, I could make one my own, please send me some extra time over), I’d really, really love to fill in all my weekend travel stuff (or I could use it as a tool bag when attending the sewing time of my quilt guild. Rulers, iron, fabric, small mat and notions all packed up cool). This Travel Duffle has plenty of room - who don’t want have such a kind of bag her own?

Hop over to her blog post to learn more about the sewing process.

Comma Weekender Bag

Comma Weekender BagComma Weekender Bag

Of course Comma is also nice to use for all kind of pillows. Susanne used one of my Comma scrap bags at etsy and sorted them by color.

Yellow, orange and white made a cute pillow

Comma fabrics pillow

while the other colors are right now in progress for an upcoming project

Comma strips

Speaking of pillows – Casey is working on her newest contribution for modabakeshop and has designed some cool pillows from the newest lines. Comma was one of the groups she used for the easy to sew pattern. Stay tuned to get the free project.

Comma fabric pillow

Not only the fabrics pop up here and there, I found also a cool variation of one of the newest patterns, CROSS IT.

Cross it, Zen Chic

Karie from the Aurora Sewing Center, which offers the pattern, used Vanessas fresh fabric line and got a fresh rainbow colored variation – looks beautiful, doesn’t it? She did an awsome pepple quilting on her home sewing machine, read more on her blog.

Cross it, Zen Chic

BTW: The pattern asks for a Jelly Roll, actually you need only half of a Jelly Roll to make the quilt. It’s just that a Jelly Roll gives you such a variation of fabrics. But you can make two quilts out of one Jelly Roll or use the left overs for the backing or make matching pillows like the ones from Casey. You could even use the scrap bag from etsy, to get enough strips to make this quilt.

Enjoy all the ideas from these creative people and show me what you were inspired to sew!

Happy sewing!

Comma fabric, Moda, Zen Chic picture courtesy of

Reblogging Fatquartershop: Designer Tidbits: Zen Chic

Freitag, 8. März 2013

Designer Tidbits: Zen Chic
Are you curious about where I got my Comma inspiration from? The lovely fatquartershop team asked me a few questions. Hop over to their blog and see the complete interview.

and the winner is…

Sonntag, 3. März 2013

I hope you all enjoyed this blog hop with block inspirations and nice fabrics to win.

Thank you for all your wonderful, nice and encouraging words. So many comments cheering up what I do – I'd love to send something out to everybody of you.

Well at least we can give something to everybody of you: Moda provides you with the complete sampler quilt for downloading – so if you are looking for a 2013 project for your or your group: here is the link.

And the Comma fabric bundle goes to sternenelfins who said

"This is a very intersting blog :-) and I really would love to win this bundle."
Congratulations – you won! Please contact me for sending you the fabrics.


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