A Swimming Quilt – Guest Post by Susan Finlay

Intro. by Eileen McKenna – “I enjoy designing fabric prints but I don’t sew! So, I’m always so interested to see what people make when they purchase one of my fabric designs on Spoonflower. I was so thrilled when Susan Finlay (Wee Susie Stitches) tagged me on Instagram when she posted her swimming quilt. SusanContinue reading “A Swimming Quilt – Guest Post by Susan Finlay”

Designing Fabric Print Patterns – the first of 2018!

I’ve been designing fabric prints since 2015. To date I have 28 designs available in my Spoonflower shop. When I approve the swatch of this new “Pineapple Party” print it will be 29! I first started designing patterns in 2015 with my “pattern a month project,” although I didn’t upload them all to my shop.Continue reading “Designing Fabric Print Patterns – the first of 2018!”

Sunflower fabric print for fall

I used a favorite sunflower watercolor painting of mine and turned it into a fabric print design. The Watercolor Sunflowers fabric is available for sale on Spoonflower.com. I created the fabric design by scanning my painting and working in Photoshop. In Photoshop I create the “repeat” for the pattern – the small square or rectangleContinue reading “Sunflower fabric print for fall”

A Creative Collaboration {A Drawstring Bag}

Since starting to design fabric prints, I’ve lamented that I can’t sew. A few months ago I decided to look for someone who can. The first person I found when I googled “sewing blog” was Mary Sigler-Earle of thedailysew.com. Mary was the second person I reached out to. I gave her the link to allContinue reading “A Creative Collaboration {A Drawstring Bag}”

Free Pattern: Sew a Super Deluxe Drawstring Backpack!

Mary Earle-Sigler of the Daily Sew, has created a drawstring bag “that you could sew with little experience, with ease, that could be sewn in almost any type of fabric and possibly some you already own. A carry-all for any size, any gender, and could be made for any personality or in any style with theContinue reading “Free Pattern: Sew a Super Deluxe Drawstring Backpack!”

Goggles! Another pool themed fabric

Hot off the Spoonflower press! My “Goggles” fabric has arrived. So excited for the addition to my pool themed fabrics. The “Goggles” design joins “Swimming Laps” and “Pool Tiles.” Where are all the quilters? These fabrics would be great for a quilt for a swimmer. You can order them on Spoonflower, just click here toContinue reading “Goggles! Another pool themed fabric”

Designing a Summer Print Pattern

I challenged myself to design one fabric print a month this year. Since June is winding down, it was time to get to it. When I first started designing patterns I would sit with a blank page and start drawing. Since then I’ve changed my approach. Now when I’m designing, I go to my sketchbookContinue reading “Designing a Summer Print Pattern”

Fabric Design

I enjoy designing fabric prints and love getting an email from Spoonflower that says someone ordered one. I’m excited to design some new fabrics with summer as inspiration. I have a few collaborations in the works, and am looking forward to seeing some of these fabrics put to use. If you sew, please contact meContinue reading “Fabric Design”

Pink Dogwood Flower Fabric Print

I used watercolor paintings from my sketchbook to create this pink flower repeating pattern. I’m keeping my goal to design a new pattern every month this year! See my other designs here. Do you sew? Designing the fabric is where my skills ends! If you create anything with any of my fabrics, let me know.Continue reading “Pink Dogwood Flower Fabric Print”