Welcome to the first day on Good Hair Day Blog Hop Tour!

The next 9 days are going to be packed full of sewing goodness! Follow along with the Good Hair Day Blog Hop so that you can see all the fabulous projects from the look book in detail and meet the wonderful people behind them. Have you seen the Good Hair Day look book yet? If not you can find it here.

Here is the playlist for the Good Hair Day Blog Tour – you won’t want to miss seeing these projects up close!

Monday, January 11  –   Windham Fabrics / Kim Andersson – I Adore Pattern

Tuesday, January 12 –   Erin Harris – House on Hill Road / Terri Carpenter – The Quilted Fox / Cath Mosley on Instagram

Wednesday, January 13 –  Adrianne Ove – Little Bluebell  /  Kristen Takakuwa – The Needies

Thursday January 14 –  Dan Rouse – Piece and Press / Cal Patch – Hodge Podge Farm

Friday January 15 – Stacey Day – Stacey In Stitches / Amy Gunson – Badskirt

Saturday January 16 – Madeleine Roberg – Domestic Strata / Darci Alexis – Darci Sews

Sunday January 17 – Miriam Blaich – The Berlin Quilter / Crystal Chadwick – The Cloth Albatross

Monday January 18 – Pati Fried & Laura Nownes – See How We Sew / Gillian Smith – Coding Crafter

Tuesday January 19 – Casey York – The Studiolo / Nicole Daksiewicz – Modern Handcraft


Day 1  –   Windham Fabrics / Kim Andersson – I Adore Pattern

I made several projects for the Good Hair Day look book and I love how they all turned out.

It’s funny, as a designer you work with your designs long before they ever make it to fabric, and then when you start working with these designs on fabric they just have a life of their own. Combinations start to come together that come as a surprise, even though you have been working on them for so long. It’s a little bit of fabric magic.

Twice Tied Quilt

Twice Tied Quilt. Photo by Danielle Collins

Twice Tied Quilt. Photo by Danielle Collins

When I first started thinking about my quilt design for Good Hair Day I knew that I wanted to make something that incorporated a bow design. I wanted something modern, but I kept being pulled to more traditional Bow block designs. What to do? Blow it up large and put a twist on it :)

I love how the bows show the warmer and cooler colors in the collection and I love how they nest across from each other. I adore the ribbon quilting by Terri Carpenter, a lovely tie in with the bows and hair theme.

Twice Tied is a FREE pattern available on the Windham website – available soon!


Good Hair Day Pillow Set

Good Hair Day Pillow Set. Photo by Danielle collins

Good Hair Day Pillow Set. Photo by Danielle collins

Oh the the Good Hair Day Pillow Set! These were fun to design, though I had to make quite a few hair designs before finding the three that worked the best on a pillow. These have been very popular and I got many squeals when people saw them at Houston Quilt Market.

I’ve written up a tutorial for these pillows (see the next post) and I can’t wait to see you make them too. It’s so much fun to see peoples projects made with Good Hair Day!


Good Hair Day Appliquéd T-shirt

Good Hair Day appliqué t-shirt

Good Hair Day appliqué t-shirt. Photo by Danielle Collins

Once I made the appliquéd pillows I was ready the appliqué all the things and experimenting with different flower shapes for this t-shirt was a lot of fun!

Good Hair Day fabric is in stores now! Please please please share images of your Good Hair Day projects with me. I’d love to see them :)





Enter to Win!

Today I have a Good Hair Day Fat Quarter Bundle to give away!


You can enter by leaving a comment under this post.

The giveaway will be open from now until 8PM PST on Thursday, January 21. The winner for this bundle will be picked at random and I will announce the name HERE on Friday, January 22.

This giveaway is open to everyone, USA and International.

If you’re a “no reply” or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

Windham has another Fat Quarter bundle to give away on their blog today, so make sure you visit them as well!

The WINNER of a Good Hair Day Fat Quarter Bundle chosen at random is:


“This is such a great fabric collection for making some special gifts.”

Congratulations Terri!!!



Good Hair Day Launches!

It’s been a busy Summer over here with lots of prep work and sewing for the Good Hair Day look book.

It turned out amazing! I got to work with the lovely Danielle Collins (photography) and many, many talented makers and quilt designers.

I’ll go into more detail later on all the projects, but for now go see the Good Hair Day look book!

You can see the whole Good Hair Day collection here too.

Good Hair Day arrives in stores this December! What will you make?


Day Seven on the Tidal Lace Blog Hop Tour

Today are two fabulous projects by 2 of the loveliest people. Both Cal and Rebecca are amazingly creative and they teach the most amazing classes!

Cal Patch – Hodge Podge Farm

Beachcomber Dress by Cal Patch. Photo by Danielle Collins.

Beachcomber Dress by Cal Patch. Photo by Danielle Collins.

It was while I was at the creative retreat The Makerie that I met Cal Patch. I had taken Cal’s class on Creative Bug and it was fabulous to meet her in person (can’t wait to take another class with her!). Cal’s Beachcomber Dress is amazing and all my friends at the photo shoot that day had to try it on, we loved it so much. It is like this magic dress that looked great on all of us!

See this gorgeous dress here!


Rebecca Ringquist – Drop Cloth

Embellished Tide bu Rebecca Ringquist. Photo by Danielle Collins.

Embellished Tide by Rebecca Ringquist. Photo by Danielle Collins.

If you ever get the chance to take an embroidery class with Rebecca do it! (You can find her on Creativebug to)

I first met her when she was teaching at A Verb For Keeping Warm, her embroidery class completely freed up my thinking about embroidery and I started having much more fun with it.  We then met again at The Makerie and it was lovely being able to spend more time chatting with her. Rebecca created this gorgeous piece Embellished Tide, she used the Tide Pool fabric as a base and then made amazing embellishments on top. Rebecca is an amazing artist, her embroidered drawings blow my mind!

It’s amazing, go see more here!

Make sure you go visit these stops and leave a comment on their posts. There is a FQ Giveaway for every stop on the Tidal Lace Blog Hop Tour!

Tidal Lace Fat Quarter Wheel.

You can also find my post here.