Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A is for Annabelle

Several years ago, my daughter was given a book by Tasha Tudor called "A is for Annabelle." Appropriate since that is her name! So you can imagine my excitement when I saw this fabric recently at Fat Quarter Shop...
I bought the panel and some coordinating striped fabric...but what to do with it? Annabelle has a bunch of pillows that I've made her already. So, as luck would have it, all three of her initials are on this panel (there are two panels in the collection, for both halves of the alphabet). I decided to make three wall hangings--each one will be a letter block bordered by the striped fabric.
Since it's so simple, I'm trying mitered corners for the border. I like how that looks with stripes. So far so good, for my first attempt anyway. I'll show those next time. Anyway I'd like to find white frames...Hobby Lobby didn't have them, I'm going to try Michael's next.
By the way, in the above picture, that's the new ironing board I made. I took a piece of plywood, covered it in two layers of cotton batting, then one layer of Insul-Brite batting, then stapled that pretty Fresh Palette fabric around it. It's a great size, I made it to fit on top of a cabinet in my dining room, so it can easily be removed. Until now I've had my regular ironing board set up in there...not very attractive. I'll still get that out when I have yardage to press, but this is good for everyday pressing.
Ok, I'm going to go make some Cucumber Tomato Salad for dinner tonight. I've got pulled pork in the crockpot so this will go well. Have you ever tried McCormick's BBQ Pulled Pork Seasoning? It's really really good. Better than the "from scratch" recipes I've made!

Enjoy your day!

♥ Jen


  1. YAH!! Isn't it fun to find fabric named after the kids?? My very first quilt was made using FQs I found named "Amelia". Of course, I gave the quilt to her. Love that Fresh Palette! I wish I had bought some when FQS was having a 50% off Fresh Palette/Facebook sale late last week! BOO for budgets! LOL! Thanks for the pulled pork idea. I've never tried the McC seasonings but now I will.

  2. Hi Jen--I am amazed---my girl friend Sally and I love Tasha--I do not have any of her books--yet---but Sally has several!!! I want to be alot like Tasha in my old age!!!!
    Did you know Tasha personally???

  3. What cute fabric! I'm so jealous of your creative talent.
    I have NOT tried McCormick's BBQ seasoning, but I will now!

  4. I adore the Annabelle fabric ... so cute!
    Your ironing board is cute as well.
    Don't you just love cute fabrics!
    I have used the slow cooker mix and it is good!
    Love my crockpot.

  5. hmm love that fabric and idea. I always love fabric with letters.


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