A chicken on the selvage?  Love it.  Even pink and yellow…a chicken’s a chicken.


I’ve been getting bits and pieces of Wallflowers in the mail.  Windham has a “Get to Know Me” post on their blog right now if you want to read more about me that you could ever want to know.  If you just look at the pictures I won’t feel bad.  ;)


I finished all of my quilts + patterns + proofing (blah) + printing this week.   Really I had 3 months to do it and I waited until the last week to do it all.  Someday I will not procrastinate.
Just kidding about that last part.


Since most of my things are done I am going to procrastinate make a table runner…just for fun.



85 Responses to Selvage

  1. Lisa Mikel April 26, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    I love your fabrics! Your very talented. Congratulations.

  2. Gina April 26, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    gotta love a great selvedge! I love the prints and colors too!! Congrats!!

  3. Deborah April 26, 2013 at 7:20 am #

    This is gorgeous fabric – congratulations.

  4. Siobhán April 26, 2013 at 9:03 am #

    Congratulations! I can't wait to use the fabrics–they look great!

  5. Teje Karjalainen April 26, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    Hi! Your fabrics are adorable and I wish I had them just now on my sewing table! Thank you for sharing your lovely story! I love chickens, too and as a little girl always wanted my own chicken. Now I could but there is not time for everything. x Teje

  6. Leigh Anne April 26, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    A great line of fabrics!!

  7. Cindy April 26, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    Love your fabrics (colors and designs) and that selvage- just too cute!! The "Get to Know Me" post is a nice write up and what a great family picture!:)

  8. Dorian April 26, 2013 at 11:23 am #

    Congratulations Allison, what a lovely collection!

  9. April 26, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Fabulous and congratulations! They look amazing!

  10. craftytammie April 26, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Congratulations! They are beautiful and I can't wait to get some!

  11. Donna April 26, 2013 at 12:01 pm #

    Congratulations Allison! I love the fabric line and can't wait to buy it! I enjoy your blog so much. You are such an inspiration to me…and I am probably old enough to me your mom!

  12. Jocelyn April 26, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I love the prints in your collection! Can't wait to see what you've made with them. That's funny you said dinner with Martha Stewart. I've always thought it would be a great learning experience to spend a week with her & cook, garden, etc. :) Probably would also hear I'm doing it all wrong, but I would love to learn some of those things from her.

    Can't wait for your fabric line to come out. I'm hoping one of my LQS will carry the full line; it looks like there are some great prints for my stash! :)

    Congrats again! I'm so excited for you.

  13. Elsa April 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Really wonderful fabric designs you've done and love those chickens in the selvage! So exciting to have your very own line!

  14. Wanda April 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

    I can't wait for the fabric in September. I love zinnias too! I was a dental assistant before I had kids and became a sahm. I ended up homeschooling them. If you ever need a second pair of eyes to proof read, give a holler. I proof my college age daughter's papers and she had friends asking me to do theirs! Congrats on the first line. I'll be sure to bug my lqs to get it.

  15. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ April 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    It's beautiful, Allison! I'm going to pop over and read the interview. Yours is the first blog I ever read and inspired me to learn to sew and quilt. Where will it be available to purchase online? I will definitely be getting it. I have three daughters so we can certainly use pretty fabric at this house.

  16. Malini April 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Beautiful fabrics! Love it!

  17. Di~ April 26, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Mmmm, nice job Allison. They all are awesome, I love them!

  18. Melissa Oyler April 26, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    Love your fabrics!!! I could see myself making a Laurel dress out of all of them, especially the navy w/ flowers & the yellow prints.

  19. mindingmomma April 26, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    looks great, congratulations

  20. Franziska April 26, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    there are some of the fabrics I'd like to sew with.

  21. The Cozy Pumpkin April 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm #

    What sweet designs, and it looks like a good range of scale. :)

  22. Angela Atkins April 26, 2013 at 1:25 pm #

    How exciting! They are so pretty! Can't wait to see what you've been working on.

  23. Denise Russell April 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

    Gorgeous fabrics! Congratulations… And my friends who trim selvages for other projects will love the chickens on it!

  24. themissymom April 26, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    Aw. The get to know you section on that blog was very sweet!
    Pretty fabric!

  25. Sally K April 26, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    Congratulations! I can't wait to share in your fabric creativity!

  26. The Gaertegang Homestead April 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Totally live the fabric!!! Congrats❤

  27. doodlebugmom April 26, 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    Congratulations! love that tiny chicken :)

  28. capitolaquilter April 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    the selvage chicken is just too cute -congrats.

  29. needle and nest April 26, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    They're gorgeous! And that chicken on the selvage is so perfect. I'm guessing it will be a favorite of selvage collectors! :)

  30. Anita April 26, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    Gorgeous fabrics! Can't wait! I can't wait for the book to come out too! There are so many great things to look forward to from you. I love the quilt in the Windham post that looks like circles without actually having curves. Very clever design!

  31. Die Fischerin April 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Congratulations! I love so much your fabrics.

  32. 2sew4fun April 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    Cute, cute, cute…..what more can you say? Good job! Can't wait to buy!!

  33. life in red shoes April 26, 2013 at 3:33 pm #

    Allison Harris, you have arrived! This is huge, and the fabric is fabulous!

  34. Lisa April 26, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    I love that fabric line! OH I WANT IT NOW!

  35. Shanna April 26, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    very nice! I am really excited for you and I really do like the eclecticness of the fabrics, very nicely done!

  36. Melanie April 26, 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    Congratulations, fabulous fabric and I really love every quilt I've made with your patterns! Looking forward to seeing what you make with all those pretty prints.

  37. Bari Jo April 26, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    This is so exciting! :O) Congrats on the fabric line! Can't wait to see it in person! Yay you!

  38. Svetlana April 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm #

    I'm so looking forward to buy some of your fabric, it's so beautiful, love the chicken on the selvage.

  39. terrieannie April 26, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    Your style is so clean and refreshing, but not boring in the least! Your patterns and your new fabric lines make me feel like I'm living in a 'contemporary' farm house, within walking distance to a lovely lake. Ahhhhhh……

  40. mascanlon April 26, 2013 at 6:23 pm #

    Such fun fabrics, I can think of lots of projects but first I would do a pincushion cause they make me happy and are quick!

  41. Keitha Amdam April 26, 2013 at 6:27 pm #

    Siiiighhhh! I am IN LOVE! Congrats on getting your name and chicken on the selvage! What an amazing accomplishment and I'll admit I am just a bit "jeal!" I will continue to sit in background and covet your talent!

  42. Grandmasewnsew April 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Love the selvage chicken, it is too cute! Congratulations on a great line! Can't wait to get my hands on some.

  43. Melissa {polkadot chair} April 26, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    I'm so stinkin' excited for you I can't stand it!!!


  44. trish April 26, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    I am soo happy for you Allison! Your fabric line and those little chickens on your selvage are so stinking cute! I can't wait until wall flowers becomes available. Can't wait to see what you are creating with it. :o)

  45. Myra April 26, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Those fabrics are Beautiful!!! I can't wait to get my hands on some! :)

  46. S Dodge April 26, 2013 at 7:47 pm #

    Ok…pretty soon I'm going to need a 12 step program for my fabric buying. You are NOT helping me with this. Hahahaha! My mind was racing at all the fun projects I could make with these little creations called 'fabric'. I can see I'll be dreaming I am sitting at my 'Betty Bernina' again tonight. LOL. PS. Love that we're Sisters. Xo Oh, and congratulations! ;)

  47. Magiann April 26, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Hi Allison. Firstly I'd like to thank you for writing such an amazing blog. I stumbled across it a few weeks ago and have gone back and read every single one of your posts and enjoyed every minute of it. You and Ashley (filminthefridge) have inspired me to start my own blog (well sort of – I've written the first post but haven't published it yet as I've not have the weather to take pictures to go with it!)

    Secondly may I congratulate you on your fantastic new fabric line. I love every single print and do hope that it will be available here in little old Wales (if not I might have to bite the bullet and make my first online purchase from the US).

    Sorry for the super long comment but I'm in love…….with the fabric that is!

  48. Glynis April 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Too fun!!! Thanks for bringing so much wonderfulness into our world!

  49. Melia Mae Quilting April 26, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    I love your new fabric line! It is just beautiful! I can't wait to get my hands on some!

  50. Annie April 26, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    That's VERY exciting! Love the selvedges!

  51. tracy_a April 27, 2013 at 1:23 am #

    Congratulations! I loved them on first sight – the realized they were yours – how wonderful! Great job!

  52. Tessa Marie April 27, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    Wow Allison, a book and a fabric line? Congratulations!! The fabrics are gorgeous, but that is what I would expect from you! Can't wait til they are available!!

  53. Melanie April 27, 2013 at 3:51 am #


  54. RobotMomSews April 27, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    Eeekkk!!! I LOVE selvedge with pictures! I collect and specifically look for ones with the cute details like yours! The fabric is gorgeous. Congratulations!!!

  55. Darice April 27, 2013 at 4:36 am #

    I'm so happy for you! I have always loved your natural sense of pattern and color. The fabric is fabulous! Great job little mom!

  56. Jeanenne Nielsen April 27, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    I read your interview and saw the pictures of your lovely family. You are very talented. The fabric is very pretty, and I hope to see it here in Logan soon. Congratulations and keep up the good work!

  57. Live a Colorful Life April 27, 2013 at 5:14 am #

    When I get my hands on those selvages I'll make you a custom pincushion!

  58. Leigh Ann April 27, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    Love them! Gorgeous work.

  59. Leigh Ann April 27, 2013 at 5:35 am #

    Love them! Gorgeous work.

  60. Rosy Sews April 27, 2013 at 5:58 am #

    They are beautiful – will be marking them for my next order of fabric. Have an idea in mind already.

  61. Linda April 27, 2013 at 6:09 am #

    They are adorable, and I can't wait to have some chickens of my own! And, I just wanted to let you know that I always say "why procrastinate when you can put it off!"


  62. Jodi Godfrey April 27, 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Beautiful! Congratulations!

  63. girlsfour April 27, 2013 at 10:47 am #

    Nice little write-up!!! Very nice family picture.

    Always of course love your stuff and have mentioned your blog to other quilting friends.

    And to think I purchased some patterns from you and you hand-wrote a little thank you in them! Your a celebrity!

    Best of luck to you! How exciting!!

    Meg Nelson
    Woodbury, MN

  64. Lal April 27, 2013 at 10:53 am #

    Oh you clever girl!
    Alison (Australia)

  65. Lauren Deel April 27, 2013 at 11:38 am #

    Gorgeous! Can't wait for it to come out!

  66. Colleen Potter April 27, 2013 at 1:01 pm #

    I've just got to add my voice to the crowds roar… Alison you have really created a beautiful fabric line – can't wait to get me some ! Congratulations !

  67. Sandy D April 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    Love the fabric and the chicken on the salvage is a great idea.

  68. Natalia from Piece N Quilt April 27, 2013 at 3:20 pm #

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!

  69. Mary Deckert April 27, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    I love your fabric! Can't wait to see more!
    And, I love that little white pin cushion in the last photo! Did you make it? Can we see another photo and maybe a tutorial?
    Thank you :)

  70. Paula April 27, 2013 at 3:59 pm #

    Love your new fabrics! And the chicken in the selvage is to die for!!! Put a BIG smile on my face!

  71. LivingVintage.etsy April 27, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    Awesome fabric. Congrats! Glad to hear there's a worse procrastinator out there than me.

  72. jan April 27, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    Sew pretty! And you just can't beat chickens on the salvadge! I am a chicken person ( I have 8) so I love it. This is definitely going on my wish list!

  73. ultraorganized April 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    What a lovely family photo – your fabric line is a "must have" — please remind us often before arrival so we don't miss it !}

  74. Sandy April 27, 2013 at 7:29 pm #

    Great fabrics…love the selvage! Enjoyed reading about you and seeing the pics of your sweet family.

  75. S Walker April 27, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Your fabric designs are great. I'll be looking for them the next time I'm at my local quilt shop. Congratulations!

  76. Hannah April 28, 2013 at 1:01 am #

    Beautiful! I want to make a table runner with the collection, too! Congratulations!

  77. Helen L April 28, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    I looked at all the pictures AND read the whole post!! :-) Your fabric line looks so fun!! can't wait to see it all!! Congrats!!

  78. SelahMel April 28, 2013 at 2:16 am #

    Neat to hear you grew up near the "Emerald City" of Seattle. Your fabric line is gorgeous, and I totally understand the love of zinnias. Easy to grow and so colorful! Congrats!

  79. Jennifer E. April 28, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    How exciting! I don't follow many blogs but I check yours regularly and truly enjoy using your patterns. I'm so excited to be able to now buy your fabric, too! May The Lord continue to bless you.

  80. Shawn April 28, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Great work on your fabric line Allison!! Cant wait to see your new patterns and I'm working on Seville now. We have chickens too, Rhode Island Reds and Silkies ……and not to complain but sometimes I do feel like the little Red Hen …lol

  81. Diane April 29, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    When can we buy it? I love the colors!

  82. marcella April 29, 2013 at 4:49 pm #

    So charming! Have fun with your little sewing break.

  83. Rebecca Grace May 1, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    That must feel incredible, seeing your name and your chicken on the fabric selvages! I really love that big red flower print with the gray background. Good for you; your designs are beautiful! Now to click over and read about you, and/or just look at pictures… :-)

  84. ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ May 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    Fat quarter shop is going to be carrying them! You can sign up to be alerted when they are available. I already did:)

  85. Joni May 9, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    I just love your line! I can't wait to get it! Congrats.

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