Welcome to my stop on Amy Sinibaldi’s Playground Showcase!

Playground is Amy Sinibaldi’s latest line for Art Gallery Fabrics


I had a chance to play with her latest line this spring and I have been smitten ever since.

I looked forward for moment to arrive and I already knew that I would have so much fun playing with this sweet and whimsical line!



First I called my sewing friend Kristin down the street and asked if she want to play with me.

Because it’s Playground where you play tag, hopscotch and sewing with your friends.



When I first saw this print, I wanted to draw these kids’ faces and I finally did!

I don’t know if my guess is close enough, if the top girl is a tomboy, if they are just two boys, one with shoes and the other without.

What do you think?


I wanted to make something for Amy that only I can do. Because I could hardly compete with those amazing sewists.



And how clever is Amy to design those binding prints! These are my first pick when it comes to binding!



When I wasn’t so sure if my design is good enough, my friend Kristin told that my work is totally unique. She assured me that “it is always best to do the kind of work I do best, and not worry that it is different from the other designers.” 

I will try to remember my friend’s wise words.



I love to add that extra bit of charm – it’s like a dessert you don’t want to pass up.



<made by Kristin Esser>


When Kristin sent me a text “Done!”, my heart was beating faster and I couldn’t wait to see her work  in person.

I brought my cushion and camera to her house and had so much fun photo shooting our makes.




She has two cats and one dog and I often says I would take better picture (or more followers. 🙂 ) if I had a pet like her.

Well, in this case, I learned that nothing is for free and your pet doesn’t stay still for you when you need her. 😉

If you saw us; one girl shooting  20pictures, sweating and the other girl trying to let this cat stay under the chair for only a few seconds, I bet you would crack up, seriously.



<made by Kristin Esser>

I am very fortunate to have a friend who can sew, drink tea and hide some sweets in her pantry. 😉

And her table dressed with handmade quilts always inspires me.



I think my Playground cushion and Kristin’s quilt top makes the best sewing scene when they are together.

I should make the same quilt top to brighten my house and my hubby need to buy me this handsome chair to complete the scene. 😉

I hope you enjoyed my diary of Playground.




For more Playground inspiration, go checkout Art Gallery’s Playground Lookbook.

I was so thrilled to have my Beautiful You tags included!

Playground is now available at Fat Quarter shop and Ministry of Fabric.

I hope you will go check out the other makers through October 3rd.


SEPT    14: Katie Skoog ~ thesimplelifecompany.com/blog

              15: Michelle Curtis ~ chellesquilts.com

              16: Peta Peace ~ shequiltsalot.com

              17: Minki Kim ~ minkikim.com

              19: Jemima Flendt ~ tiedwitharibbon.com

              20: Tara J Curtis ~ tjaye.com

              21: Alexis Wright ~ mysweetsunshinestudio.com

              22: Melissa LeRay ~ ohhowsweet.com

              23: Ali Brorsen ~ becauseofbrennaclothing.com

              24: Angie Wilson ~ gnomeangel.com

              26: Rachel McCormack ~ woodenspoonquilts.blogspot.com

              27: Stacy Olson ~ stacyolsondesign.com

              28: Shannon Fraser ~ shannonfraserdesigns.ca

              29: Cristi Cooper ~ whimsyquilts.blogspot.com

              30: Guiseppe Ribaudo ~ instagram.com/Giucy_Giuce

OCT     1: Kristyne Czepuryk ~ prettybyhand.com

             3: Amy Sinibaldi ~ nanaCompany.typepad.com



Thanks for stopping by!





  1. Hi Minki,
    Your pillow is just beautiful….it is my favorite thing that anyone has made with this gorgeous, delicate fabric line. I wonder if you could persuade Kirsten to let you keep the quilt though…it does look perfect with your pillow! xox

    1. Author

      oh! you just my brand new week beautiful!! How once kind message do the wonder and so powerful!!
      Thank you so much for sharing your kind thoughts with me. xoxo

  2. Always be you! Because what you make inspires others, keep on creating!

    1. Author

      Hi, Mara,
      Thank you so very much for your kind words. I kept reading it and smile at you. 🙂

  3. I love your work! You did such an amazing job on the drawing and pillow! And yessss, I’m all over that binding! So pretty 🙂 Well done – both you and Kristin xoxo

    1. Author

      Hi, Shannon,
      Thank you so much! you made my day!!

  4. Your pillow is over the top. Love it.

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      Yay, I got over the top!!
      Thank you so so much, Rita!
      You made my night. 😉

  5. Thank you so much for the inspiration. I am hoping I can find the name of the quilt pattern of Kristin’s quilt.

    1. Author

      Hi, Dede,
      I asked Kristin to make this quilt and the pattern too.
      I will bug you again, 😉

      thanks for your kind words!

  6. minki + kristin! I am laughing because I can just imagine the two of you trying to get that photo with the cat! lol. Thank you both so very much for helping show off Playground fabrics. xoxo amy

    1. Author

      Hi, Amy,
      Thank you so much for the chance to play with your 2nd line. I am already waiting for what’s the next. 🙂
      It was fun and I decide not to have a cat. *wink*

  7. HELLO,love your Blog,your projects+this post was so pretty! Thank You!

    1. Author

      Hi, Linda,
      Thank you for saying hello to me. As a home staying mom and spend most of time alone, a kind “Hello”is always nice present.

  8. That cushion is beautiful!! I am in awe of all your work~~your talent is so inspiring~~love to see what you make. Never doubt your incredible talent!

    1. Author

      Hi, Mary,
      I alway doubt my works and even ask to my 6 year daughter. 😉 I love to read comments and feel so fortunate. Thank you for being my reader!

  9. Just gorgeous – both you and your friend did wonderful projects!! I can’t believe you would doubt yourself and with all your talent! If I only had a small amount of that talent… I enjoy how you write too – so cute. I’ve been a fan of yours for awhile now. Thanks for inspiring me!

    1. Author

      Hi, Susan,
      I keep reading your comments for a couple of days and every time I smile. You encouraged me a lot and that’s the priceless gift you gave me!!

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