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Start of a mini quilt – Pushme Pullme Block

Yesterday, I launched my “Pushme Pullme” Block pattern. It was so much fun to see what the testers created. For many, it was the first time I had seen their projects, so it was a surprise for me as well.  Being inspired by what they had made, and realizing that I needed to have my own Pushme Pullme project to keep, I started on a mini quilt of four blocks. I managed to sew up the first block already…
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Inspiration came from:

  1. The backing fabric  which I chose first and inspired the color choices. This is Mod Guys Gray Madison, from the Mod Guys & Girls collection by Michael Miller Fabrics.MMNovelty-CX5906-GRAY-D-450
  2. Kristel’s mini quilt project and how she played with the sashing. I loved this idea so much, that I mixed the green with grey sashing.
  3. I am planning on trying the circular quilting that Ashley did for her pillow on this mini quilt. I am a little nervous about this though.
  4. Lastly, I have fallen in love recently with Kona sunrise and sunset bundles/charms, mostly I think for the graduation of the color values. I want to incorporate that graduation of value with the orange arrows.

Take a look at this blog post that goes through the construction of the block. Also, don’t forget the giveaway and check out my tester’s projects. They have all done a fabulous job.

Ashley @ Wasn’t Quilt in a Day
Kristel @ Work-in-Progress Girl
Mara @ Secretly Stitching
Sarah @ Sarah Quilts

Fabric Stash {07.07.2013}: Yellow, Yellow, Yellow

When you think of yellow, what pops into your head??
“We all live in a Yellow Submarine – Beetles”
“Yellow – Cold Play”
“You are my sunshine – Jimmy Davis”
“Follow the yellow brick road – Wizard of Oz”

Last week, in desperate need to add yellow to my stash, I showed you the mosaic I built from images from Fabricworm.com. I really was looking for more bright yellow, with a few of mustards.
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I ordered all the fabric from Fabricworm.com, except for the Glimma fabric as I already had it. It arrived and I am pretty happy with the selection. There is a range from bright yellow –> mustard –> Citrus’y.

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The bright yellows (left –> right)

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Citrus/Citron colored fabric on the left (my least favorites, I was just not quiet expecting these to be so green/lime in color):

Mustards (great for the darker toned yellow stash…adds some depth):

In addition to the fabrics, I purchased at Fabricworm this week, I also made the following additions to my yellow stash, all of which I really like.

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Left to right…

That’s it from me this week, I am definitely now stocked up with yellow. Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Fabric Stash Additions {23.06.2013}

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This week’s featured bundles were bought from the Fat Quarter Shop – an online store based here in the US but they do ship internationally. I love how their fat quarter bundles are packaged – they make them look so pretty, very hard to break them open and use the fabrics.

Anyway, I hadn’t really bought anything from the fat quarter shop in a while. I think the last purchases were Oh Deer! Moda Jelly Roll and this fat quarter bundle, which I finally opened to take these photo’s…

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The fat quarter shop sent me an email coupon giving a percentage off since I hadn’t visited in a while. This is what I bought this time around.

Thesaurus Fat Quarter Bundle (includes 3 color bundles) by Thomas Knauer for Andover Fabrics
This set of bundles I am thinking of using for the Tula Pink City Sampler Quilt along that is going on, over at flickr.IMG_7772

Technicolor Fat Quarter Bundle by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics
This has been one of my favorite lines. There is not one print I dislike and the colors a phenomenal. IMG_7780

Indian Summer (both bundles) by Sarah Watson for Art Gallery Fabrics
I have been eyeing this for a while and can see many uses especially some of the low-volume prints. I like how subtle the colors of this line is but still very graphic/artistic.IMG_7770

Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Finish it up Friday – Triple Zipper Pouch {22.03.2013}

Another March goal has been completed, my triple zipper pouch !!!. I am gifting this to a friend at work, who has supported my fabric obsession, dropping the mail off at my desk.

I joined in January the triple zip along, which provided a tutorial from Debbie at “A Quilter’s table“. There have been come amazing creations…finally, about a month late, my triple zipper pouch is done. I used Les Amis Fabric by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics.

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Note, I did use the alternative ending for the pouch which was posted in this post by Marci Girl Designs.

I am linking up with Amanda @ CrazyMomQuilts.

First time buyer from Etsy: New Fabrics

I have been looking around for fun fabrics to use in future projects, and I found what I was looking for on Etsy.com. Here are some of my new fabrics:

Shop: skyerevefabrics
Fabric: Fly a kite
Designer: October Afternoon for Riley Blake

Shop: fabric shoppe
Fabric: The Simple Life Quilt
Designer: Tasha Noel for Riley Blake

Shop: poppyseedfabrics
Fabric: Polka dots purple panda
Designer: Cosmo Japanese Prints

Shop: sewfreshfabrics
Fabric A: Chairs and Ottomans in Meadow from Perfectly Perched
Designer:  Laurie Wisbrun

Fabric B:  Castle Towers in Purple from 1001 Peeps
Designer:  Lizzie House

Fabric C: Clothes Line on Cream from Lucy’s Crab Shack
Designer: Sweetwater for Moda

Fabric D: Put a lid on it in Charcoal from Retro Kitchen
Designer: Michael Miller Fabrics