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Sunday Stash #15: Building ones stash

I have mentioned previously that I am trying to be more selective on the fabrics I choose. So, there are certain fabrics and colors that I use more than others like low volumes, text prints, blues, greens, oranges and yellows. I am always on the look out for prints that fit the bill….

TreasureMap_FabricsThese first ones are all from the fabric line Treasure Map by Lesley Grainger for Riley Blake. I loved the wave prints, grey is what I feature above. I think these prints are just good solid basics for any stash.

Detour_text_prints I love these text prints, image these as pillow/cushion backs!! The fabric line is Detour by Bo Bunny for Riley Blake.

low_volume_prints I have mixed feelings about the low volumes purchased here…well really its just the one print….I am not thrilled with the green sewing text print but I have been using it in some bee blocks and it looks ok. I can’t remember where I purchased these but I think it was on sale somewhere (doh…is that a bad sign).

That’s it for this weekend. Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash (see button on the right).

 

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Riley Blake MQG Challenge – Fabric Choices

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So, now that the design is complete, and I am going with the theme of ” A Fine Day”, the next step was choosing the fabric. Yes, it did mean I bought up some extra Riley Blake prints 🙂

Sunrise (Mustards, Oranges)
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Mid-day (Yellows, Teals)Mid-dayColors

Sunset (Purples, Pinks)SunsetColors

Evenings (Blues, Grey, Black)EveningColors

Now onto the cutting, and making the improv blocks. Linking up with Fiona @ Finding Fifth for Sunday Stash.

Fabric Stash {14.07.2013} + Pin cushion

I have been busy, busy, busy this weekend. I have finished the baby quilt but I am going to hold out so I can take some good photo’s, but I did get to share it in our quilt guild meeting today. I got some great feedback, it looks pretty with the binding and now being washed.

Also, at the quilt guild there was a pin cushion swap…..this is the pin cushion I made (it is based on this Christmas Ornament I found on pinterest this weekend). I filled it with brown rice – next time I think I will mix it with stuffing and rice. Linking up with Let’s get Acquainted Monday, hosted today by Em @ Sewing by Moonlight.
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Alyssa over at Pile O’ Fabric, has a great new fabric stash link up where she gives you a color palette to start with. I loved this as I have some great Spoonflower fabric that worked in with my bundle.PurpleGreenFabricStash

  1. Joel Dewberry, Aviary
  2. Riley Blake, Chevron purple on purple
  3. Lizzy House, Pearl Bracelet
  4. Samarra Khaja, Sticks & Spots, Stripes & Dots (from Spoonflower)
  5. Lori Craffey, Berry feathers (from Spoonflower)
  6. Lori Craffey, Zig zag mulberry (from Spoonflower)
  7. Henry Glass, Cruzin’
  8. Jason Yenter, Bloom Modern
  9. Jenn Ski, Chicken Wire Green

So I am linking up with Alyssa @ Pile O’ Fabric and Fiona @ Finding Fifth.

Also, don’t forget to check out this week’s posts for the “Let’s Get Acquainted New Bloggers” Blog hop hosted by Beth @ Plum and June.

Sew and So Farm
Wombat Quilts
{no} hats in the house
playcrafts
627handworks
Let’s Begin Sewing . . .
Quilting Along the Grain
Love by
Quilty Creations

Fabric stash additions {21.04.2013}

Oh where to start, I suppose the best place is what I have added within the last 2-3 weeks….

I just realized that this may actually put some clarity and “accountability” on what I have in my stash.

Solids: I am in desperate need of solids. There are a couple of blocks of the month (BOM) or Mini Quilt of the month that I have signed up for and I really want to use bright solids.

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The first 3 on the bottom of the pile are actually Essex linens (which I am loving at the moment). The light blue grey and the blue are from our local fabric store – Thimble Pleasures and the Orange from Fresh Stash (an Etsy store). The rest of these solids are 1 yards of Kona cotton that I purchased at Thimble Pleasures.

Geometrics: Who can resist?

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The bottom of the pile are the tone on tone chevron from Riley Blake. I have always liked the yellow on yellow and my 1/2 yard is almost out so I brought this fat quarter bundle from Hoot Couture (an Etsy store).  I like most of it except maybe the brown on brown one. The hexagon fabric on top is probably one of my favorites at the moment – from a color perspective. The fabric is Oink-a-doodle-Moo Chicken wire by Jenn Ski for Moda and I purchased this at aMaterialGirlQuilts (an Etsy Store).

Favorite Complete Bundles: I have two complete bundles I have been hanging out to buy, both are modern and simple prints which is right up my alley. My only issue I am going to have is how do you break up the set or even make that first cut…..

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This first complete set is Pure by Stof. It is a 33 piece fat quarter bundle. Look at the first one – aren’t those navy and reds great together. The second picture equally amazing with the gray’s, greens (loving the mix of green and navy too), and plums. My only disappointment in this bundle was once I saw the plum fabric I wanted more. I hope that Stof consider to do another release with more of the plum and maybe orange or yellow print colors (and then more grays to go with that release). I purchased this bundle from Tactile Fabrics (one of the few Etsy stores that carried this line).IMG_7205

Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter, who can not like this. I am super excited to do her surface printing workshop in June to celebrate my birthday….I cannot wait….6 weeks to go. I was not sure about the indigo prints but the more I look at it the more ideas pop into my head about what projects I can do with this fabric. I think though that the bundle will have to stay complete for a while longer. Of course this new bundle is available several places, I did however want a 1/2 yard bundle with the solids included. I found that Westwood acres had the 24 piece 1/2 hard bundle (I love this Esty store; next week I will show you the other bundles I purchased from here..there is a list ;-)).

Fun Prints: Lastly, I have been buying prints for making kids pouches or pencil cases etc.
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I thought these prints are perfect for girly pouches or even chair bags. These are 5 prints are from the Little Matryoshka Collection by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Fabrics. I was not able to get them from one vendor. So from left to right; 1 yard of the Green polka dots and cream dolls were from The Sew Sweet Shoppe, 1/2 yard of Stripes from Bee Yourself Fabrics, and the last two were a 1/2 yard bundle, the pink polka dots and pink dolls, from Hoot Couture .

My last admission, is I am almost finished the 5th 100 comic board inserts set that I use to store my fabrics nicely (as you see above). So, the proof will be in the pudding – I need to start using some of these and put items in my Etsy store, that will be my goal for May and June. Linking up with Plum and June “let’s get acquainted”.

Plum and June

Hope you all are having a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by, leave a comment and let me know what exciting purchases you have made recently!!! I love seeing others fabric obsessions too 🙂

Finished first quilted cushion

I finally finished the quilted cushion, a couple weeks late, but I did enjoy the vacation :-). The cushion is a gift to our friend’s little girl, who is turning 3.

This cushion was a first of many things:

  • It was the first “bigger” quilting project I completed
  • The first time I hand quilted (the pattern is of dragonflies)
  • First time installing/sewing in a zip and it was an invisible zip

It’s not perfect, but I am very pleased with how it turned out. Here are some photos of the finished product (the front and the back). Details on the fabrics used can be found in this previous blog.

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Back_Cushion

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts: Finish it up Fridays

WiP Wednesday: Children’s Cushion Part 2

I have one late Christmas gift I am finishing up. I started it last week in this post, and I am almost finished it. It is a 32 in. x 16 in. cushion.

The front is almost done, I have sewn all the squares, added the center white Kona cotton center and started quilting using a dragonfly template. The quilting is changing color as it progresses – white –> pale pink –> pink.

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I have finished the back – I have added an additional fabric from Heather Mulder Peterson from Anka Treasures (the teal/aqua fabric).

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I still have the quilting to finish, sew the sides together and add the invisible zip. I am hoping it’s all done by Friday.

WiP Wednesday: Children’s Pillow

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

One of the Christmas gifts on my list is a child’s pillow. I am excited as I am using one of my bundle’s for this one – ” The Simple Life” Bundle by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake + the pink polka dot fabric from Moda’s “Oh Deer” by MoMo.

The pillow will be a 16″x 32″.IMG_0665

The fabric is all cut – 2 1/2 ” squares. Now, on to piecing it all together.IMG_0666

I plan on adding the name of the recipient down the middle of the pillow, to make it a one of a kind pillow.