Honeybees and tiny flowers

This queen sized beauty was made up of such sweet and funky fabrics.  I used a lovely bee print from Robert Kaufman and a nice little black and white floral for definition.  The backing is a vintage ivory and green floral print with a matching pillowcase pair.  This duvet is lovely and currently for sell in my shop.  Annieshive.etsy.com
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Cabin Fever.

Are you as eager for spring as I am?  All the joy and wildness of Christmas has come and gone and now I’m ready for the snow to melt, the sun to shine and the weather to get nice and balmy.  But here in Winnipeg I will be lucky if that happens by April. So what’s a girl to do?   Put some bright yellow floral fabric to good use and make a lap quilt!  Or a baby quilt.  Either way I’m enjoying the colors and the flowers.  Both the yellow and white fabrics are vintage.  The pink tone on tone floral is a couple of modern fat quarters I pieced together. 

I machine quilted straight lines down the front of the floral yellow fabric and am currently hand quilting a vine and leaf design with pearl cotton.  Once that’s finished all that will be left is the binding.  Pretty soon this fun little item will be available for sale in my shop.  I promise, its capable of brightening the dreariest of days.

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New duvets in the new year!

Well, I’m in the process of finishing up some last little details on a duvet a customer has ordered from me.  I’m pretty excited to show you the finished product. In the mean time I’ll just show you the fabric.  The fabric is what its really all about anyways right?  
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The left is a fabric I had printed from spoonflower.com. The right is what I’m contemplating using as the backing fabric.  Ideally I think the backing needs to be more chartreuse and less lime.  I have some large wooden buttons I’ll be using for the closures.  I think after its completed it will look quite nice.  What do you think?