March 22 Brooke Starnes (my dear friend) BLOGGING RIGHT HERE!

Let me present the beautiful and lovely Brooke Starnes.  A long time customer of the store and a dear friend who agreed to not only help sew projects made from Succulents but agreed to have her entire family involved.  Here she is with the whole gang.  I LOVE THEM ALL!!!

Image by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick

Take it away Brookie:

Hi, gang! SUCCULENTS! This fabric is tops and the colors are perfect much like the lady who designed it. I met Heather a few years ago when she opened Crimson Tate, the best quilt shop in the history of quilt shops. I was sitting in the shop just a couple of weeks after it had opened, cutting fabric and chatting with Heather. She told me, “the shop is great but what I really want to do is design the fabric.” And here we are! Dreams coming true, tears of joy being shed, and aprons with Heather’s fabric being made…

Image by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick

I made Amy Butler’s Domestic Goddess apron with two prints  (Inventory and Greenhouse) and made the mid length apron. You guys! This pattern is so great — simple and intuitive and ADORABLE. Amy Butler knows how to write a good, solid pattern and this one is a winner. It is a perfect way to showcase big cuts of great fabric. It came together so quickly but you wouldn’t know it – the pleats are surprisingly simple and the construction of the ties is genius.
Image by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick

And would you check out these great dresses sewn by Crimson Tate friend Kathy Crose? How perfect is Succulents for this summer maxi dress by Heidi + Finn? Simple and sweet. Annie’s dress is made with Personal Garden in teal and Jude’s is Personal Garden in blue. Perfect perfect. Those girls happen to be my daughters and were thrilled to be wearing some of Heather’s fabric. They are huge fans. Annie is an honorary Crimson Tate employee, after all.

And if all of that wasn’t great enough – a giveaway! The great people of Windham Fabrics will send a fat quarter bundle of the entire Succulents line to a lucky winner. Just leave a comment and at the end of the tour, a winner will be chosen at random. Fourteen chances to win!

Image by Eric Lubrick

Image by Eric Lubrick

Now for the tour! To use Heather’s words exactly, here’s the rockstar line-up. Even if a date has passed, stop by each post during the tour and leave a comment to enter the FQ bundle giveaway:
March 15: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
March 16: Eric Lubrick of Eric Lubrick Photography and Oar to Oar
March 17: Sarah Sharp of {no} hats quilts
March 18: Lindsay Lefevere of ellesquare
March 19: Karen McTavish of McTavish Quilting Studio, blogging at Crimson Tate 
March 20: David Barnhouse of Crimson Tate
March 21: Meghan Eschbaugh of Calvin and Carolyn
March 22: Brooke Starnes, blogging at Crimson Tate (You’re Here!)
March 23: Matthew Wheeler of Kapa Quilts
March 24: Samantha Howard of Bobaloo Kids,blogging at Crimson Tate
March 25: Amy Garro of 13 spools
March 26: Amanda Castor of Material Girl Quilts
March 27: Heather Jones of Heather Jones Studio
March 28: Heather Givans of Crimson Tate

82 thoughts on “March 22 Brooke Starnes (my dear friend) BLOGGING RIGHT HERE!

  1. diane beavers says:

    Brooke, that apron is so cool and functional too. Gotta have one for my mini-garden/green thumb duties:) I love all the Succulents prints..have always been a warm color girl so the Terra Cotta really drew me in. I’ve got some little girl nieces to sew for..thanks for sharing your daughters in their Succulents dresses. I’d love to meet Heather in her shop one day too:)

  2. mary ann says:

    An apron! What a great way to show off great fabric and not cut it up into teeny pieces!! I’m checking out Amy Butler for this.

  3. Kathleen says:

    Those little girl dresses are adorable! I have a new grandbaby and would love to make one for her. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  4. Anna Lutz-Brown says:

    i really like the girls dresses reminds me of when i use to sew for my daughter…..She loved dresses she could run and twirl around in……….ohhhh pockets was a big must too…..ty for sharing

  5. Pam C says:

    I don’t know what I am loving the most on this tour. The quilt, the bag, the apron, the dresses…? They are all wonderful and such a fun fabric for all these projects.

  6. Kayle Lewis says:

    These dresses are adorable and this apron is genius! Great work, I love learning about everyone’s paths crossing through the work of the wonderful Heather Givans!!

  7. Linda Fleming says:

    I love the fun apron and the beautiful dresses – you’re so talented!

    They show off these fantastic fabrics so nicely!

  8. Kelly Wilson says:

    Adorable little dresses. I’m really enjoying seeing all the different projects using this fabric line. Thanks for sharing! notwendy gmail

  9. April Hurley says:

    These fabrics are beautiful!! Finally plants that I can’t kill!!! These clothes that have been made are so amazing!!!

  10. Debby E says:

    This fabric is fabulous! And your dresses are precious! Thanks for the chance to win 🙂
    Debby E
    samtaylorcjsmimi at yahoo dot com

  11. Sharon L. says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the beautiful Succulent fabrics. I am enjoying looking at all the projects everyone has made.

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