December 3rd, 2010
Welcome to Day 5 of my 5 or so Days of Holiday Happy - 5 or so days of celebrating Gnoma Claus from my Holiday Happy fabric.
Today is kind of a mish-mash of holiday fun stuff. My Gnoma Claus goodie today is a Firefox persona featuring Gnoma. If you don’t have Firefox, you can download it here.
If you’re running your Firefox browser and you want to dress it up with my Gnoma Claus persona - all you have to do is mouse-over the Gnoma graphic on my persona page and click “Wear It”. How easy is that! Here is Firefox’s FAQ if you have any questions/need help.
Some holiday sewy-quilty goodness… the 2010 Fat Quarterly Special Holiday Edition. I was honored to be asked to do a little review in it, and FQ so kindly sent me the issue. I was BLOWN AWAY by the content and the style. Mad crushing love for all things Fat Quarterly and the people behind it. The issues are PACKED full of goodness and the style is so crisp, clean, modern and fun. I’m going to subscribe to all of their issues. Genius.
I’m being featured right now on the Fat Quarterly Blog, and aside from being so giddy about that - in the post I mention my “Project Runway” inspiration quilt that’s in the 2010 Winter issue of Quilts & More…
My inspiration - Project Runway’s Season 7’s wall in their apartment. As soon as I saw the wooden wall adornment… I knew I had to make it into a quilt. (Yay Seth Aaron!)
Quilts & More Winter 2010 named my quilt/project “Rectangle Reverie”, but I call it Project Rectangle. Kits for Rectangle Reverie with my Holiday Happy fabric are available at The Material Girls Quilts, (one of my favorite quilt shops!). I just have to add… I still can’t believe Mondo didn’t win Season 8.
My dear friend Sarah of Anyone Can Quilt machine quilted it… AND she did so on her home sewing machine! Amazing. Sarah also took this beautiful photo. The girl can quilt AND take photos. And she can cook. If I didn’t love her so much I’d hate her (and I’d gnarl at her).
I love seeing what inspires people, and loved seeing (and was so wow’d by) Heather’s and John’s recent inspriation quilts… and of course I always love seeing what the Grande Dame of Inspiration makes!
I’ll give a little charm pack of Holiday Happy to one lucky commenter who answers the question of the day (or just leave a comment).
Q: What inspires you/has inspired you? Fabric? An object? A person? A place? An event?
For more holiday fun, check out Where Women Create 12 Days of Christmas, Quiltmaker’s Countdown to Christmas and the Awkward Family Photo “awkward yourself“, (that’s me in my “The New Jan Brady” phase - I’m imagining what my imaginary boyfriend George… George Glass… is going to surprise me with for Christmas).
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