Brand*Eye Home Shop at Makers

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I am so very excited to announce that the Brand*Eye Home shop is opening! You will be able to shop Brand*Eye Home in person at a fabulous new shop called Makers. MAKERS is a handmade market run by Jessica Jackson of The Craftery at The Shops at The Square. It is designed to showcase a collection of talented artisans, crafters, and vintage collectors selling independently produced goods. I’ll be one of them!

Brand*Eye Home shop at Makers in Dublin, PA.

You will be able to shop my quilts that I just posted about.

Maine Quilt collection at Brand*Eye Home shop at Makers in Dublin, PA.
Brand*Eye Home shop at Makers in Dublin, PA.

I’ll also have handmade pillows for sale.

Brand*Eye Home shop at Makers in Dublin, PA.

And of course lots of VINTAGE!

I also collaborated with my friend and ceramassassin [Dave’s term for her] Marilyn McCauley. She had already designed a planter that I loved so I asked her to make a few in grey for my shop. This is what she made and I love them! They will also be available in my web shop to come soon!

Marilyn McCauley ceramics at Brand*Eye Home shop at Makers in Dublin, PA.

The grand opening of MAKERS is Friday, November 15th from 6-9pm.

123 Main St. Dublin, PA 18917

Hope to see you there!

*brandi

Maine Quilt Collection

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The Maine Quilt Collection is finally complete! I actually started it in January 2017 and the only reason I know that date is due to photos having date stamps, yay! Lol. Sometimes it takes over two years to make 7 quilts. After I made the first two, I went on a long hiatus of quilt making. I was burnt out and decided to put Brand-Eye on hold, for like the 3rd time. However, in June of this year we had a photo shoot at our home with Better Homes and Gardens!!! I wanted to finish a quilt for the guest bedroom in time for the shoot and it rekindled my quilt making soul. I can’t tell you when or what they may be publishing in their magazine (I don’t even know), but quilts were involved in a few photos and it made me feel really proud of them. I decided to give this whole Brand*Eye thing another go.

Maine Quilt Collection by Brand*Eye Home. Photo by Melissa Hassey.

This collection started with hand sewn quilt blocks that I bought during our first trip to Maine in 2016. A few were found at an antique shop during that trip and I found a few more at a local flea market. Now I have made each of them into a quilt! It was a really fun experiment with color, because it made me break out of my usual color palette and take some risks. For example, hot pink and lime!

Maine Quilt Collection by Brand*Eye Home. Fabric decisions.

As I mentioned, the first two were made in 2017. Below is the first one that I made and I am keeping it 🙂 I am a big fan of large expanses of solid fabric so you can really see and appreciate the texture that you get from quilting. The front of it is just one quilt block with an expanse of blue.

Maine Quilt Collection by Brand*Eye Home. The first one. Photo by Melissa Hassey.

The back has more colors with additional fabrics and patterns.

Maine Quilt Collection by Brand*Eye Home. The back of the first one. Photo by Melissa Hassey.