Sunday, May 27, 2012

Dress Up Days and Memorial Day Sale!

Dress Up Days by Doohickey Designs has arrived in the shop! I currently have the grape and green palette available and it is adorable!

To celebrate Memorial Day, take 10% off of everything in the shop! Use coupon code MEMORIALDAY at checkout!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rhapsodia by Art Gallery is in the Shop!

Rhapsodia is in the shop! This is the latest line from Pat Bravo of Art Gallery Fabrics. It has an exotic bohemian feel and is truly beautiful. The picture does not do it justice. Currently I have all fabrics from the "Sweet Journey" palette and a few fabrics from the "Dream Voyage" palette. Come see them in my shop!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shop Sale! Verona, Chevrons and Breeze!

We are having a shop sale! Verona, Chevron Cottons and Breeze are all on sale. Patterns and notions have also been marked down. Come take a look at!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Strawberry Jam

Today the kids and I went strawberry picking at Pantall Fruit and Vegetable Farm in Columbia, Tennessee. We picked 7 pounds of beautiful, ripe, red berries. Well, maybe more if you count the berries we ate! They do not spray the berries at this farm and they only use organic material for fertilizing. I love that the kids can pick these healthy berries themselves and learn about where our food comes from.

This afternoon I made my first ever batch of strawberry freezer jam! It is setting now and will be ready to eat tomorrow afternoon. I hope it turns out OK. If not, the jars look really pretty!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Blue Fabrics for Sew Blues Bee

I am so excited to have joined the Sew Blues Bee online quilting bee. It is the most chatty bee I have been in to date with so many interesting quilters from all over the country. I think it is going to be a lot of fun! Each month we will do two blocks for two different bee members and, as you may have guessed from the name, the blocks will all be blue. I love seeing everyone's selections of blues and how they vary from each other. I did some fabric shopping this morning to pick out a few blues and I love what I found! Now to pick a block....

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Neutral and Not Bee Blocks

I am a member of a fantastic online quilting bee on Flickr called Neutral and Not. Each month a block is chosen that contains one neutral color and one not neutral color. It has been fun to see what each quilter chooses for each color. I just finished the block below of strips in purples and greens that was simple to do and will make a very striking quilt:

Neutral and Not April

The previous month was stars of our choice with gray as the neutral and several shades of purple for the not neutral. There were some incredible stars made! Check them out on the Flickr page. Here is mine that was quite basic compared to the others:

Neutral and Not March

My month was February and I chose gray as my neutral and aqua as my not neutral. I asked for wonky log cabin blocks and I got some really nice ones from the group! Here is mine and several that I have received back. The picture does not do them justice!

Neutral and Not February
A few blocks I received so far!

This block, from January, is one of my favorites. Each block had to have tree branches and a silhouette of a bird. So cute!

Neutral and Not January

And last, but not least, my very first attempt at a Dresden Plate block in chocolate brown and green. I am not sure it turned out so great but I am proud that I tried!

Neutral and Not November

I am looking forward to the next months of this wonderful bee!


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Breeze by Rosemarie Lavin On Sale Now in the Shop!

We're having a sale! All of the fabrics in Breeze by Rosemarie Lavin have been marked down! This includes individual cuts as well as bundles. This line from Windham has beautiful browns, teals, purples and greens. There are more traditional floral patterns as well as modern interlocking and knit look patterns. Mums in Cream (second from the bottom) has to be my favorite pattern in this collection. Here are all of the fabrics in the line: 

A quilt made from these fabrics would be beautiful! There is a free pattern for this quilt called Lanterns in the Breeze on Windham's site that I am thinking of making myself!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter!


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

We're Digging Spring

I really love spring here in Tennessee! It has been so warm and sunny for the past couple of weeks. As a northerner, I don't think I will ever get used to being able to do yard work in early April! This week I had the kids come out to help me dig up a new flower bed. When I told them we were going out to dig, my daughter promptly got changed into one of her favorite sun dresses from last year (too small) and her beloved green froggy boots, a great choice for a digging outfit! She absolutely loved digging in the dirt looking for slugs and worms. Every little creature she found was "cute" and was given a name. Oh to be 3! Here's hoping spring continues to be as beautiful as it has been!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Riley Blake Chevrons - Here Today and Gone Soon!

I just received a small shipment of Chevron Cottons from Riley Blake on Thursday night. I have been drooling over them ever since! I have been thinking about what I would make if I bought some for myself and what fabrics would I match it up with. I am thinking about a peasant dress for my little girl with navy Chevron Cottons and Dots in Rouge from Verona for trim. BUT...the chevrons are selling like hot cakes! I am already sold out of yellow and I have only 1 yard left of orange! I have some navy, red, green and pink left and I am expecting some gray and aqua to arrive in the near future. Such a great fabric line to have in the shop, I can't wait to get some more in! What is your favorite Chevron Cotton color and what would you make with it?

Saturday, March 31, 2012


I am really loving Verona by Emily Taylor Design! I think that red, teal and gray is one of my current favorite color combinations. The gray colorway seems to be the most popular with my customers. I currently have all fabrics in the line in the shop. Check out these beautiful bundles:


There are lots of ways to mix and match these fabrics. They all look so beautiful together! I am thinking of making a cute dress for my 3 year old with fabrics in the rouge colorway. So many possibilities!

On another note, I finally took the time to update this blog! The graphics are from Erin Bradley Design. Erin was great to work with and I highly recommend her! She has some really cute designs in her shop too!

Have a great weekend!

Susan @ Sew Belle Fabrics

Monday, February 20, 2012

Presidents' Day Sale!

Happy Presidents' Day! Take 10% everything in the shop! Use code PRESDAY12. Have a great day!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sew Belle Fabrics Shop Now Open!

I am so excited that my new shop on Etsy, Sew Belle Fabrics, has officially opened!

Currently in the store I have the beatiful Breeze by Rosemarie Lavin. This line has florals, interlocking, knit and chain link pattern in pretty blues, greens, purples and browns. All 14 fabrics in this line are available in the shop. I have some bundles listed as well. I love custom orders so feel free to convo me on Etsy so I can create a bundle just for you! Here are just a few samples of Breeze:

Poppies in Brown

Mums in Cream

Interlock in Cream

Knit in Brown

   Also in the shop are a few of Patty Young's latest Modkid patterns! These patterns showcase her new Lush line that I hope to carry in my shop soon. I currently have Addison, Chloe, Gretchen, Lotus Pillow and Nate & Natalie patterns. I am offering Free Shipping of patterns to US addresses for a limited time!

Modern Lotus Pillow

I also have some really cool designer pins by Patty Young. Check these out!

Spade Parade

Splendid Spears

Coming soon....Verona by Emily Taylor Design! I am in love with this line! There will be 3 colorways available, gray, rouge and teal. I will also be offering a few solids with this line as well as an adorable apron panel! I can't wait to make one of these myself! This line is shipping now and I should receive it any day. Check back here for news of when it is available!

I really look forward to doing business with you!

Susan @ Sew Belle Fabrics