December 19, 2011

Just In Time For (Next) Christmas

With a little less than a week until Christmas, i'm about knee-deep in gift wrap and tissue paper...and there is hardly a day where i don't find packing tape stuck to my shoe or sleeve (or worse). The other day i was on line at the post office and the woman in front of me was kind enough to point out that i was dragging a trail of red curly ribbon around my ankle. After removing it, i looked up to thank her and saw that the front of her coat was covered in glitter! Ah, the signs of good cheer are hard to miss...and there certainly has been a lot of it around here lately. I hope the same for you, no matter how you celebrate the season.

If you didn't get around to making everything you'd hoped to this year (like me), i definitely had you in mind when i designed my next Christmas fabric collection for Moda! It's called "Joy" and will be touring around with the Moda sales reps in the beginning of January. Among an assortment of festive patterns, the collection also includes a fabric panel that has all the pre-designed pieces to make
two cute stockings!
I sewed them together in no time, and this photo shows only one of many options for embellishment.  But please refrain from throwing candy canes at me when i tell you that this collection won't be available for sale until June 2012. The good news is that will give you plenty of time to get a *big* head start on next year's projects.

So please excuse me...i'm heading back to the post office in a couple minutes, but this time, i'm going to do a head-to-toe "ribbon check" first.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, Joy!! Another Kate Spain fabric collection to look forward to!! Woohoo!! Have a very merry Christmas, Kate!!

    PS You were not trailing red ribbon, you were merely well embellished!!

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  2. The stockings look lovely, I can totally see alot more 'Joy' in my life come June :)

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  3. Wow. More incentive to get through my Flurry stash:-)

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  4. I love your Chtistmas lines! I am sure this one will be as fantastic as its predecessors.

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  5. My "Flurry" quilt is, well, it ain't gonna happen. It's about 1/3 done.

    Christmas 2012!

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  6. I always LOVE your Christmas fabric!!! I have decided I am going to start on some of my Christmas projects for next year as soon as THIS Christmas is over!!

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  7. Oh, I am so excited!!! I just love your Christmas Collections and not that we have had the last little member of our family I can get to making matching Stockings :)

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  8. Looks great! Love a quick and easy project.

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  9. I can't wait to make an advent calendar out of it next year for my second child.

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  10. I can tell I'm gonna love it. :) so pretty!

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  11. Oh I'm so excited! I always love your fabric lines especially the Christmas ones! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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  12. Yea!!! We so love our Kate Christmas collections. Wishing you a very merry season with lots of curly ribbon and glitter wherever you want it:)

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  13. yay! Such a darling idea to do stocking templates. A nice change of pace and definitely unique!

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  14. Yay!!! Yay!!! Yay!!! I just knew you'd have another Christmas collection! So Excited! And what a terrific idea to have the printed stocking panels!

    Love the story about the red curly ribbon and glitter, too...'tis the season!

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  15. You really think I'm smart enough to start my christmas sewing in june ... thanks for credit but I'm definitly the wait-to-the-last-minute kind of girl;-) Neverless 'Joy' made it on my list!
    Hildy

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  16. Can't wait to see the full line! And, sister, I am A-OK with not buying it until June... I think we all may need a little holiday break after Sunday! ;)

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  17. How cute! I love it and can't wait!!

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  18. Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world! www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Yours, Ulla

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  19. At the moment I am still working with your 12 Days of Christmas line. It is so happy to work with.
    This one looks very pretty too. You have such a good way in colors!

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  20. Love LOVE every single one of your collections.

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  21. Okay, I am waiting and waiting and waiting for these to be available in stores!!!

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