Aneela Hoey’s Foxglove Showcase


I’ve been counting down the days until my stop on the Foxglove Showcase because I had so much fun working with this adorable new line, Foxglove, from the always amazing, Aneela Hoey. I mean, foxes and flowers? You can’t lose.

I really love the orange in this line. I feel it’s a color you don’t see enough of (like yellow!). Together with the rich blue and warm reds and pinks, it’s a gorgeous palette that can be played in so many directions – even for a boy quilt.

Foxglove by Aneela Hooey

All the flowers and the romping little foxes felt sort of picnic-y to me, in an almost non-traditional sense, so I decided the line was perfect for a set of my Wrap and Go Cozies designed for vintage Pyrex casserole dishes. This pattern is currently out with my testers and will be available within the next couple weeks or so, with other shapes and sizes to follow.

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The set I made here is for the vintage Pyrex 475 and 474 lidded casserole dishes and will be the first released in the series. A layer of insulated batting helps keep your contents hot or cold for dinner parties, potlucks or picnics.

The handle straps are optional and you can see below that I left them off the smaller cozy so you can see the difference. Plus, I just adore that floral print and didn’t want to cover it up! 🙂

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If you have never worked with Cloud 9 fabrics, you need to try them. I love the feel and the way they handle and press. They are soft, yet sturdy, and have just the right weight to them. They were perfect for a project like this and also make a dreamy quilt!

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing this line in action! It is currently available from several online retailers if you would like to pick up some for yourself!

Aneela is sharing more details about this new line and the Foxglove Showcase on her blog, so make sure to stop by and check it out and see the rest of the amazing projects being created for the showcase!

I will be sharing more about my Wrap and Cozy pattern here and on my Instagram page over the next couple weeks, so stay tuned for that, too.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~ Nicole

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Call for Pattern Testers: Vintage Pyrex Cozy

Hello, friends! I’m so excited to finally have some time to get a few sewing patterns finalized and ready for release, which means I then get to work on more new patterns 🙂

I’m just wrapping up my Take Wing paper piecing pattern and next up is the first in my series of insulated carries specifically designed for vintage Pyrex dishes. This first pattern will come with two sizes designed for the 475 (2.5 qt) and 474 (1.5 qt) casserole dishes.

There will be two variations included in the pattern design, one for a charm square friendly patchwork design and the other with solid panels. The optional handles will also include two variations which you can see in the photo at the end of this post.

I’m looking for three to five people who are interested in testing this pattern!

Overall it is a fairly simple project and I would rate it is advanced or adventurous beginner. It requires quilting, the use of bias binding sewn onto curves, and the installation of snaps. You will also need insul-brite insulated lining.

Only requirements are you must own a 475 or 474 dish with a lid and be able to complete the project within 3 weeks of receiving the pattern (which I expect to have ready by mid March).

If you are interested in testing this pattern, send me a message here!

Please include your sewing experience level, as well as which size and version (patchwork or solid) you would be interested in making. I will be in touch within a couple weeks.

And if you don’t have either of these sizes, don’t fret, I have more to come! I’ll be working on patterns for the 043 & 045 oval casseroles, 963 oval divided dish, 023 & 024 covered bowls, 503 fridge dish and the 575 space saver.

Thanks so much!
~ nicole