When I was growing up, my mom always told me fairy tales, either of her own devising or the more “usual”. Even as a kid, I knew she was like Anne of Green Gables: her mind was (and is) a place for delightful imaginings and stories. When my friend Amanda Murphy asked me if I would play with her new fabric line Folk Art Fantasy, I knew right away I wanted to make something for my mom!
But what should I make?
Mom and Dad are at the time of their lives when they’re starting to travel a bit more, and I wanted to make something that was squishy and portable and useful on their trips. I knew she’d love the different prints in Folk Art Fantasy, and I wanted to make something that showed off the rabbits (!!) and the beautiful designs and coordinates. For that, I picked one of my favorite easy patterns, the Open Wide Zipper Pouch by Noodlehead. I made pouches in all three sizes so that Mom could take some necessaries with her. or maybe bring home the treasures she found (like old railroad spikes on their last hike…? annnnd, maybe not).
What I love even more is that Amanda has managed to work in some really lovely quilt motifs. That Double Wedding print is super cute with the feather quilting motifs, and I’m kicking myself that I didn’t make a pouch with this next stunner, which reminds me SO MUCH not only of Grandma Moses, but of the several Shaker villages we used to visit as a family.
I know my mom will love these pouches, and I am really loving AManda’s Folk Art Fantasy line, which hits the high points of some of my favorite things: a nod to history, beautiful and sweet designs, and bright bold colors. See the entire collection here
If you would like your own fat quarter set, you have a chance to win one at mys top on the blog hop!
Just leave a comment below answering my question: what was your most memorable family trip to a historical site? Sweet, sad, funny, aggravating, I will pick a winner by random number generator. My giveaway will be open until Friday at 5 pm EST, and ships to U.S. addresses only. I can’t wait to hear where you’ve been! For other chances to win, make sure to visit the other hoppers! And a big thank you to Benartex for providing the fabric for me to play with and the bundle for the giveaway!