welcome quilting arts tv blog hoppers!

Sassaman Ribbon Rosette

Welcome, everyone! I am so pleased to be part of this blogging event for Quilting Arts TV! And even happier to be on the roster for their new 1400 Series of programs. One of my segments shows how to make the ribbon rosette which graces this weeks featured sewing project. This rosette uses my Renaissance Ribbon with some of my FreeSpirit fabrics, but it can be made with any combination you’d like. So once you see the process you can make them to your own preferences. Tune into QA TV or order your own DVD to learn more.

Sassaman Wasp Blouse

Today we are sharing a light-hearted blouse made from a fabric in my current FreeSpirit collection called Gregory’s Garden. This is Simplicity pattern 1590, an elegantly fitted design. The fabric, too, makes this a perfect summer costume, since it is sprinkled with a quintessential hot weather critter… a wasp!

I always find peplums very feminine and romantically old-fashioned. The peplum on this blouse is shorter in front and gracefully lengthens in the back.

Sassaman Wasp Blouse 2

The cap sleeves add to the striking hourglass silhouette.

Sassaman Wasp Blouse 4

Obviously, I love the color yellow, as it appears repeatedly in my work. But here it seems especially ideal for a light and lovely summer outfit. But the fabric also comes in two other gentle pastel colorations. I think they all would make fabulous nursery accessories. At my house they are destined to become hot weather pillowcases and new summery shower curtains.

Wasp Colors

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Please visit again next week to see our another project from Gregory’s Garden!

6 Responses to “welcome quilting arts tv blog hoppers!”

  1. Margarita says:

    Just lovely! Your fabric is gorgeous, congratulations.

  2. Vicki says:

    Picture in the flowers is beautiful. Outfit is very attractive. Love the colors.

  3. Terry Conner says:

    The top is striking with the skirt. The garden is beautiful.

  4. Bella says:

    I love your pictures, your blog, and your work!!! You are a wonderful designer and artist. Thanks so much for sharing all that you do. For me it’s people like you who have changed my life. Reading other people’s blogs give me inspiration and direction, and your ideas give me the confidence to try new things. Quilting is not easy, it needs inspiration and amazing ideas to continuously produce new designs.

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  6. Carolyn West says:

    Beautiful took me a minute to figure out what peplum was gorgeous but would not flatter my hips/butt I don’t think.

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