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Sunday Stash #20: Birthday celebrations

Toda, June 8th, is my birthday!!! I am going to share with you a couple of my recent purchases which I am in love with. First up, my new addiction – Aurifil thread…which I recently purchased three boxes. Aurfil Boxes I love how it sews, whether I am using it for piecing, quilting or EPP.  I love the colors…what a wonderful palette of inspiration. As you may be able to tell I have cracked open my Botanics box already  (the middle one) for my current project….and can not wait until I get to the quilting with the thread.Aurfil Cotton Boxes The second thing I am loving and so excited about is Cotton and Steel. After seeing all the IG love of Quilt Market (ah…someday, when I grow up), I could not wait to get my hands on it….especially on the basics package from them. Anxiety is growing….I have pre-ordered everything. to my surprise, Laura @ Little and Lots emailed last week, and put me onto this wonderful bundle; Moonlit by Rashida Coleman-Hale (Cotton and Steel). I am loving those arrow prints, and everything for that matter :-). CottonSteel_Moonlit Those are two of my favorite things.

Lastly, in celebration of my birthday, I also have a giveaway. A fat quarter bundle consisting of 15 prints of First of Infinity Text. BrithdayGiveaway_2014 Just leave a comment about the one quilty purchases/ things you are in love with at the moment. I will draw a winner randomly next Sunday. Hope you all have a good week. Linking up with Quilts from the Attic for Molli’s Sparkles Sunday Stash.

Sunday Stash #19: Printing at Spoonflower

I am so excited, as I got fabulous mail this week. It was a sample collection (ie. 8″ swatches) of my own prints, that I printed at Spoonflower.

I mentioned on Wednesday that I had a circle design using solids and stripes and could not decide between a quilt or fabric….well I am making both. Here are the  “Phased Circles” in fabric, I love how the colors printed.
Phased circles

The idea of Spoonflower is fantastic. You load up your image that you would like printed, you can modify the colors and use pic monkey for addition edits. Once you are happy with it, I recommend you add it to a collection. You can then print a sample sheet of each print in the collection (~$1.20 per print instead of the $5 per swatch), chose your fabric and check-out (these are all Kona cotton).  If you wish to sell your design then you must print off every print you wish to sell to ensure you have checked and approved it…which makes sense.

It takes about 2-3 weeks (lately, it has been a little on the slower side) to have your swatches arrive in the mail (those are US-based times). You open your bundle and then you can go back in and make it available for purchase (in fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap etc) or purchase more yardage for yourself!!

Mosaic Tiles

The theme of Geometry, landed up inspiring a few more designs, so I also have a set of “Mosaic Tiles” prints (above) and “Segmented Hexies”. Below, is the first take on the segmented Hexagons….it started off as low-volume triangle prints. The new design which is still to arrive is the same triangular design but shape in 6 triangle segmented hexagons.  You can see the top part (3 segments) of the triangle along the right side of the prints. I also fixed the gap between the repeats…so I can’t wait to see the updated prints.
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I will share the modified prints when they arrive. I also have a text-based print too, that has a chemistry theme, coming too. Right now though I have to decide on a cool project to use my own fabric in.

If you are interested and taking a look, you can see all the designs here. Linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash (see button on right).

Sunday Stash #17: Hawthorne Threads

My favorite online fabric store is Hawthorne Threads. I love the discounts per purchase and the loyalty tiered pricing.

This week, I found a few lines that interested me, and you guessed I purchased selected prints. Absolutely, no constraint or fasting here!! 🙂

Anna Maria Horner: Pretty Potent
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Jane Farnham: Beyond the BackyardJF_FruitStand

Jane Farnham: Fruit StandJF_FruitStand2

 

That is my haul for this week. I am linking up to Molli’s Sunday Stash that is being hosted this week by the lovely Em @ Sewing by Moonlight.

Sunday Stash #11 – Independent designers at Spoonflower

I was lucky enough recently to get a free gift certificate to Spoonflower.com.  Over the last few months, I have found more and more fabrics & designers I like…there are so many opportunities.

Here are some of my recent purchases (left to right):
“Annika – diamond” designer Heather Dutton
“Bestrewn” designer Heather Dutton
“Discontinuous Line” designer Alex Morgan (Spellstone)
“Featherland Grey” designer Leanne Hatch
Chalk Tribal Stripe” designer Leanne Hatch
“Trig and Triangles” designer Elishka Jepson
“Multiplying Multiples” designer Elishka Jepson

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I got an extra option to select a fabric swatch , and I wanted to see how these saturated prints were. “Red” from designer Hanna Ruusulampi – she has wonderful saturated prints…I can see me buying – I love her prints!!Sample_Spoonflower_11

 

Linking up with Sunday Stash over @ Molli Sparkles (see button on right side).