Monday, February 23, 2015

Charlotte progress

In the midst of a frigid Wisconsin winter, it's been nice to work with the bright, cheerful colors in Charlotte, and I made pretty good progress this past week:

Hopefully, I'll be able to finish her up in the next couple of weeks. I was thinking of starting another Mirabilia after Charlotte, because I re-discovered a gorgeous piece of fabric in my stash, and it occurred to me that Cottage Garden Fairy would be perfect on it:

The fairy would fit pretty much in the inner circle on the fabric, and I think it would look like she's in the midst of a moonlit garden. The fabric is a hand-painted X-scape by Sugar Maple Fabrics (SMF); I think she used actual leaves and grass on the fabric, in the bright sun, to get the effect she did.

So I thought this would be my next start, but then a new Mirabilia came out, and now I think I want to start it:

It's called Moon Flowers, and I just love the rich colors in this one. I decided that this one is SMF-worthy, so I pulled a few pieces out for a floss toss:

I'm going to use the piece on the left, called Northern Myst, as it pulls the colors from the design and is opalescent, so it will look like a starry night sky. Now to finish up Charlotte, so I can start this one once I get the chart.

Hope everyone has a great stitchy week!


  1. You have the most gorgeous hand-dyed fabrics in your stash. I've never seen anything like the flower-bleached one. It's gorgeous! And I agree, the fabric on the left would be perfect for Moon Flowers. What a pity that SMF has ceased to be.

  2. That purple fabric is swoon worthy. Who is the maker?

    1. All the fabrics in this post are by Sugar Maple Fabrics. :)

  3. Lovely projects and fabric Melanie.


  4. Charlotte is stunning, especially on that fabric!
    All your future starts are beautiful, and will be amazing on the fabrics you've chosen. You certainly have an eye for pairing projects with the perfect fabric!

  5. Charlotte is looking good - yay for progress!

    I love the choice of fabric for Moon Flowers. As soon as I saw MN, my mind immediately went to Picture This Plus's Gothic - which is in the same color family.

  6. Wow -- that fairy fabric is utterly perfect! I can't wait to see you progress on it. :)

  7. I love, love, love the fabric with the garden printed on it.


  8. Stunning piece of fabric! Your fairy choice will look amazing on this fabric!
    I love the new Moon Flower design.... can't wait for that one to arrive in my post box!
    Hugs xx

  9. Congratulations for progress she is beautiful.
    I adore sugar maple fabrics and for my angel I used ir (eye of the storm) but now i do not find these fabrics.:-(