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January 2019

Farmer's Wife Sewing Along Recap Month 4

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Hello Makers, 

Happy 2019! With a new year in our midst  we are filled with different emotions. Some of us are feeling accomplished and grateful for the year they had and excited for what 2019 will bring. You may also be feeling overwhelmed of the idea that maybe you didn't succeed in everything you set out to do in 2018 and a little discouraged to start 2019. What ever you may be feeling, let it all go, breathe deep and and remember to be present. Live each day for today and enjoy each process of your life one day at a time. One way I like to calm my mind each day to reflect on being present is to pick up a project that slows my mind.  I love cross stitching, crocheting and would love to learn how to knit in 2019. Another goal I have for 2019 is to get into EPP and after the past couple months of following along with the Farmer's Wife Sew Along hosted by Angie from GnomeAngel (Check out this hashtag to follow along too! #FW1920EPPSAL) I am so motivated and beyond excited to begin.

Below are some of the amazing work  Mister Domestic and Sarai  has created this past month for the Farmer's Wife Sew Along using AGF Color Master boxes!  They are EPP machines and they are so extremely inspiring and motivating.

Haven't been following along, don't worry check out the past posts below to get you up to speed! 

Month 1- Farmer's Wife Sew Along

Month 2- Farmer's Wife Sew Along

Month 3 - Farmer's Wife Sew Along

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Blocks Created By Mister Domestic  (Above)

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Blocks Created By Sarai   (Above)

 

This past month they had a break in the sew along for the holiday's and Sarai got a head start on sewing her finished blocks together. How stunning is her quilt already?! 

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Make sure to head over two these wonderful makers IG and follow their EPP journey and for fun and helpful posts!  

 

Happy Sewing in 2019, 

Meli 


Summer in Winter?! - How to make a "Windswept" Quilt Block

Hello Makers,

Still in a holiday daze from all the Christmas fun I had with my family and friends. Back in the office and ready to burn off all those extra cookie calories! January is approaching and not only is it the start to a new year but also can be one of the coldness months out of the year! Which is why I think it’s perfect timing for the release of Sunkissed fabrics! Ready for that winter cruise or maybe you are already planning a fun trip someplace warm for Spring Break?

In Florida we are always feeling the Summer Vibes and with Maureen Cracknell’s new fabric collection called Sunkissed  you will feel it too.

Block-Tutorial

Ready to add another block to your collection? I just sewed up the magical looking “Windswept” Block, all the yellows, corals and greens are so electrifying.

 

For more beachy vibes make sure to check out our New Sunkissed Lookbook!

Let me know in the comments which prints you gravitate to!

 

Happy Sewing,

Meli


Color Master of the Month: Emerald Stone

Emerald stone mood board

2019 is here!! Who’s ready for a new start? I’d say looking back, 2018 was a good year for me, filled with fun memories and fun trips with friends. I also got more into sewing home decor, and making handmade gifts! Now that it’s a new start with a new year, I’m kicking off 2019 with my favorite color: Emerald Green. If you know me, you’d say I have a small obsession with the color because my room walls are painted green and even my office desk is filled with green accessories (mugs, coasters, mouse pad and pens!) I guess you can say I’m a little excited to start the year with January’s Color Master in “Emerald Stone!” This bundle is filled with green jewel tones and a mood board that represents what this color is all about: “growth, renewal, and prosperity.”

With this wide variety of tones, take your fabric projects to the next level! All you need is one bundle to make a project that's perfect for the month, and you can get it in two sizes: Fat Quarters or Half yards.

Here are some projects from the lookbooks that you can make with our “Color Master” fabrics!

Sewing inspo

Fabric Bin #1: Featuring the print “Trailing Agave”, this fabric bin is great to organize your fabric scraps, misplaced threads, or even use them as your current project bag. A place to have all your necessities for your current project in one place. Finished sizes, Small bin: 12 ½" x 5", Medium bin: 14" x 6" & Large bin: 16 ½" x 8".

Plenum Quilt #2: Using the entire "Color Master" to create this gorgeous, green quilt! An explosion of color using our signature quality cotton, combined with an original and unique project. If you’re interested in only making the Plenum Quilt with the box, then check out our Plenum Kit, which includes a 10-piece bundle (FQ or HY sizes), two additional fabrics for background, accents, and easy-to-follow instructions.

Joyful Striped Pillow #3: A beginner-friendly and Fat Quarter friendly pillow! What more can you ask for? Featuring the print  “To Live by Joyful,” you can add some fun red or white fabrics strips to make a fun festive pillow. Finished size: 16" × 16"

This “Color Master” bundle can give you the option of using just one print or several to compliment any of your sewings designs. Although this bundle highlights the color green, each print has distinct hues that make it easy to pair with other projects. For example, the print called Moment in Time Light”  (Print shown below, circled in red) has orange florals, light pinks, and yellows that can help piece together other fabrics with a matching color palette.

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Imagine all the possibilities that can be done and if you still need some DIY ideas, we hosted a color fun series post talking all about a bundle that includes green and how you can pair it with other colored fabrics! Remember that this box is there for your convenience, it has many uses! The “Color Master Box” can keep your fabrics organized and neatly displayed for easy finding, or you can share the love because it’s perfectly curated in a box for an easy present!

Too excited to get straight to the fabric?! Well, we have some exciting news for you! You can get the “Emerald Stone” edition in a BUNDLE. If you missed our big reveal on our social media last week, we now offer our Color Master’s in both BOX and BUNDLE! The bundle option is there for anyone ready to be cut and be sewn right away, also available in FQ or HY!

Bundles

If you're a fabric lover or know one in your life, these group of fabrics would be the perfect gift or you treat yourself by finding them in our online stores.

If you’re creating a sewing project using a “Color Master” fabrics, please feel free to share it with us on social media and use the hashtag #AGFColorMaster.   

Let's start the year with a BANG! What’s on your sewing list for 2019?

Happy sewing,

Jannelle