Hi! I'm Melissa Averinos. 

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I'm a longarm quilter and fabric designer for Andover Fabrics. I wrote Small Stash Sewing. I illustrated The Family Doodle Book. I wrote and illustrated DIY Mason Jars and DIY Wine Corks. I am a lifelong painter. I am a Cape Codder, good listener and lover of pie. I love yoga and gardening. Let's be friends!





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244: tendril in sky

I learned on the Today show that 8/08/08 is a very lucky day in the Chinese culture.

Turns out the number eight is the luckiest of numbers so a date that has three eights in it is pretty rockin' . Plus, it only happens once a century. On August 8th. You following me?

Today is an auspicious day to give you a better look at Sugar Snap, don't you think?

I was just notified of a new (and very short!) deadline, so I don't have it all planned out fancy-pants style like I wanted to. But I thought it would be cruel to keep you waiting any longer. You have been such dreamboats, giving me so much support and encouragement. Thank you.

Remember, this isn't fancy. I mean, I didn't even have a sunny day to photograph, but I am still showing you. And it isn't even really a full introduction, but I wanted to show you something! Ok?  Enough disclaimer?

(deep breath!)

Aw, Mercury. And in the front there, that's Jellyfruit. With two Tendrils behind it.

Wouldn't it be mean if I stopped there? Don't worry. I won't.

Here's something sweet for you to chew on!

From left to right: Kimono, Tendril in sky, Candy Dots, Wallpaper, Jellyfruit, and a little peak of Tendril in jade.

Wiggle and Kimono.

Kimono and Tendril:

Lace and Kimono (with mint):

Approximately 48 million more photos to come. Once I take them.

xo, m

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Reader Comments (37)

Oh it is just fabulous! I love the kimono fabric - too cute! They re all beautiful! Congrats!!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmber
I thought I was so fast...but I'm not even the first to comment.

Anyway, freakin' awesome... I'm loving Kimono too. And wallpaper. And, well all of them. I love the large scale.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJessica Levitt
GORGEOUS!!!! Oh I am loving the new fabric!! I cannot wait to get my hands on some when it's available. I can only imagine the excitment going on at your house this week!! Congratulations for a gorgeous job!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen
Aww sweetie. :) They're beautiful, just like you.

August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSandi Henderson
it's so apropos for the day! the stars are aligned for you my dear. i love the way you have the fabrics hanging on the line. so perfect. i wouldn't sleep a wink, but would just keep staring at them in all their beauty. thank goodness for digital cameras - imagine if you had to have film developed? have fun!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentercindy k
oh, so beautiful! can't wait to get my hands one some of those gorgeous fabrics!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterkatie
ahhhh! i love it! i heart the kimono one the best!! :)
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenternatalie
Gorgeous, Melissa! I can't wait to see them in person. Those colors just POP! :) CONGRATS!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpatty
thank you for the preview! I love the Lace fabric (so far). Can't wait to see more.
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTerriaw
Congrats Melissa, the fabrics look great. Wonderful colors too. I played the lottery today which I haven't done in a really long time. Hope I get some of that 8/08/08 juju.

Enjoy running around the house with your fabrics....
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Schimler
Definitely yummy! -- Michele
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichele C
so gorgeous! love all the happy colors and the designs...reminds me of little pieces from the happiest of childhood moments.

(can't wait until it is out in stores!)
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlizelayne
Quick!! Someone pass me a paper bag!!!! I'm hyperventilating!!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdana
Great work! It looks like a wonderful collection!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertia
WOW! It's beautiful. Love Kimono, Wallpaper, Tendrils, oh -- all of them!!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHelene
So cool to finally see the preview of the fabric, Melissa! Can't wait to see it in stores!!!
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSewer-Sewist
WOW WOW WOW WOW.... where is my stack??? XO,
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbari
I love them all especially Kimono.
I am going to have a hard time sleeping tonight with visions of Sugar Snap dancing in my head. :)
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterStaci
Freakin' awesome, Sunny! (or should I call you Rusty...Sunny just seems to be a great nickname for you!)

I am sure your honey is quite proud of you and enjoying your joy, rapture, exhiliration in your glorious day today; and just in time for the weekend.

Way to go!
Those are so beautiful. You should be very proud. When are you gonna give away some? *S*
August 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSequana

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