Tuesday, April 25, 2017

hop, skip, jump blog hop

Hi there, I'm Cindy Cooksey, and welcome to my blog, on Day 2 of the hop skip jump blog hop.
I was invited to make a 18" quilt square to promote Jamie Fingal's new fabric line from RJR Fabrics, called hopscotch. These come from hand drawn designs from Jamie's notebooks.

This is the fabric I chose from her line. Isn't it yummy? With names like Loop de Loop - Grass, Deconstructed Dandelions - Chalkboard, and Intertwining Puddles - Tomato. Cross Hatch - Zebra. There are 83 different fabrics in the line, which made it hard to choose just ten. But I love the colorful ones I selected.

I had a design all worked out by the time I received the fabrics in the mail, and the quilt went together easily. I rearranged the flowers a little, to improve the balance of the design, and machine quilted it. 

I was thrilled by the intense colors!

A touch of hand embroidery here and there.

11 different designs, 83 different fabrics.
The line will debut at Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis in mid-May, and the fabric will ship to stores in 

Be sure to visit all the artists' blogs on the hop skip jump blog hop!

4-24 Jamie Fingal https://jamiefingaldesigns.blogspot.com/
4-25 Cindy Cooksey https://cookseyville.blogspot.com/
4-26 Sue Bleiweiss  https://suebleiweiss.blog/
4-27 Lyric Kinard  https://lyrickinard.blogspot.com/ 
4-28 Susan Brubaker Knapp  https://wwwbluemoonriver.blogspot.com/
5-1 Leslie Tucker Jenison https://leslietuckerjenison.blogspot.com/
5-2 Deborah Boschert https://deborahsjournal.blogspot.com/
5-3 Libby Williamson https://libbywilliamsondesigns.blogspot.com/ 


Carol said...

Love the fabric and your handiwork!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Thank you, Carol!

Sandi said...

Wow! These look amazing in a project. Hope they come up to Canadian shops in my area. Often fabric lines don't cross over the border.

Unknown said...

Boy, that is gorgeous fabric! The colors are so vibrant. Love the piece you made with that cloth. Yum!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Thanks Sandy and Terry! I hope they come to Canada, too.

Relishing Life said...

Such colorful flowers! Great choice brights from Jamie's line!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I can hardly WAIT for August to get here!!! I absolutely LOVE these fabrics!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Thank you for your comments!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning work!
You are a true artist. Hope to see more of your stitchery at the upcoming Orange County Fair.