Back at Fall Quilt Market, my friends and I were (loudly) taking in all the wonderful sights. We ran into Vanessa Christenson, who is lovely and witty and had a lovely booth with a lovely new fabric line Color Me Happy (yardage ships in March!).
She challenged us to come up with projects using candy squares from Color Me Happy. Someone joked that she would make a hotdog (oh goodness... I think it might have been me?! It's embarassing to recall now.). Vanessa agreed to show our projects on her blog if we all committed to make a project. What a deal right? Thanks Vanessa!
After showcasing my antique Dresden quilt made by my Great-Grandmother Minnie, I naturally made a giant pincushion. (I like big cushions and I can't deny... )
This fabric is so very true to its name "Color Me Happy." It's so cheery. It reminds me of something.
In my first grade classroom, with Miss Whaley (she had the best whale themed name tag!), there was a corner full of story books. Among the story books there was a book about jelly-beans, or maybe it wasn't about jelly-beans, I can't remember. I loved that book and read it almost everyday. I loved to look at the jelly-beans, their colors made me so happy.
Vanessa Christenson's, of V and Co., new fabric line Color Me Happy reminds me so much of this jelly-bean book, especially the jelly-bean colored polka dots (will be buying a heap of that!).
Please check out the other "Love a Challenge" projects made by Sally, Tammy, Brooke, Julie, and Joanna.
Thanks so much Vanessa!
I'll be linking up to Finish It Up Friday and Sew Cute Tuesday.