new fabrics to admire

Well, there’s definitely no sewing going on over here… A wonderful new baby to cuddle and a longer than expected recovery from this c-section means lots of couch time.

Luckily though, I have a fabric-loving friend who’s been making sure I keep up with new fabrics. (It’s so nice to know someone who feels the same way about fabric!) She ran right out to pick up these gorgeous new Denyse Schmidt prints designed for JoAnn’s. I love the bright spring colors, and I’m looking forward to cutting into them for a quilt or two!

Phiona also brought over some of the new Cut Out and Keep fabrics, designed by Heather Moore and produced by Cloud 9. Also gorgeous! I think my favorite is the Hydrangea print… I’m thinking maybe a new spring top? Who knows. For now, I’m going to be happy to just admire these great fabrics from my spot on the couch!

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19 Responses to new fabrics to admire

  1. 1
    emily says:

    That’s a good girl!!! Rest now – your body will thank you with a faster recovery! The Cut Out and Keep is devine!! Clicking over to buy some now!

  2. 2
    Ruth says:

    Couch time is good. Those fabrics are fab though!

  3. 3
    nicke cutler says:

    enjoy your spot on the couch! the rest of us will do the sewing for you!

  4. 4
    Dianne says:

    Couch time is good, enjoy the time with your new baby.

    I am curious, how is the quality of the new DS fabrics. Is it the same as what you would find in your local quilt shop or is it more in line with other jo ann fabrics. Also, not to be nosey. Do you recall how much it was a yard.


    • 5
      ashley says:

      The quality seems very nice – certainly a higher quality than the usual Joann’s fabrics. I haven’t washed any yet, but I hope to soon – I’d love to see how it feels after washing. These fabrics are priced at $9.99/yard.

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    traceyjay says:

    As the mama of an unplanned c-section –> be kind to yourself… recovering from pregnancy/labor, healing all those tissues, and taking care of that baby on limited sleep and resources is A LOT! I’ve been thinking of you since seeing your post earlier where you mentioned an unexpected c/s… my other piece of advice (besides asking for help), is asking for help if you need it. I was pretty emotionally socked for a long time after my son’s birth (though of course I was thrilled to have my son!)… I really wish I would have gone to a counselor, and not struggled for so long. It’s hard to do when life revolves around getting baby to sleep, but if you do need it, when you find a routine in a few weeks/months, go find someone who does understand. šŸ™‚ Godspeed that recovery, and your son is beautiful! You are Max’s hero. šŸ™‚

  6. 7

    Enjoy your couch time with Max – I know everyone says this, but time will fly by and soon he won’t want you to kiss him good bye at the school gate in front of his friends. Sniff.
    Snuggle to the max! (pun intended).

  7. 8

    Put your feet up, let the baby sleep nearby and look at the lovely fabric!

  8. 9
    Jeni says:

    Yummy fabrics! šŸ™‚ Wishing you a relaxing recovery!

  9. 10

    The only insight I’ll add is that a planned c-section (such as in child #2) is MUCH easier than the unplanned…don’t really know the why but it certainly is so. Enjoy your time with Max!

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    Susan Snooks says:

    Enjoy your time on the couch with both Max and fabric nearby! The “Cut Out and Keep” has a wonderful vintage feel!

  11. 12
    Connie says:

    Enjoy your time on the couch with Max and let others take care of you.
    I got some DS at JoAnn’s today but don’t have a plan for it, yet.

  12. 13
    Sonia B says:

    A wise woman once gave me this advice: “Have NO expectations for getting anything done except taking care of yourself and the baby for ONE YEAR. Then when you actually accomplish anything besides taking care of yourself and the baby, you’ll feel so proud.” At first, I was shocked . . . a whole year!!! Now that I’ve had my 4th, I’ve realized how true that is. Rest well and enjoy every moment of that little one . . . they grow so fast.

  13. 14
    Sue. says:

    The fabric is lovely…but I would much rather hold a new baby! They are that little for such a short amount of time! Rest, hold your baby, drool over those fabrics and I hope you feel better soon!

  14. 15
    Michelle Ray says:

    I’m pleased to hear that you are resting. Be kind to yourself, you will be up and about before too long. Have snuggles with little Max. Bliss <3. Best wishes

  15. 16
    lisa says:

    relax! time flies! it’s true: my ‘baby’ is looking at law schools….

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    Shirley says:

    Seriously, Ashley, nothing beats couch time! Take it now, you won’t be seeing it for a looooong time!! Enjoy Max . . . the next 18 years go so fast. šŸ™‚

  17. 18 says:

    Oh man, that baby…he is ADORABLE!! That beautiful hair…swoon!

    Now, I have a question: do you sell patterns for any of your quilts? I’ve searched your website and I do see some tutorials, but no patterns. If you don’t, can you recommend some good “modern quilting” books? I have never sewn a quilt in my life but I was one of the lucky winners of your Tufted Tweets give-away and I would love to make my first quilt.



  18. 19

    Oh Ashley enjoy doing nothing – I love remembering those sweet first weeks when nothing else mattered! So happy for you and your family.

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