Category: Fabric Friday

New Stuff in Shop

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I had so much fun creating art quilts with the girl doing a hand stand, jumping rope or swinging that I turned them into a pattern! Paper patterns (printed by me and mailed to you) and digital download patterns (download them now and print them when you need them) are available in my Etsy shop.

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I’ve had several requests for a bicycle quilt pattern. I’m happy to report that patterns are finally available in paper or digital download.

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I’ve been making and stitching like crazy – including a few new notebook covers. These are similar to a set I made earlier this year – this print likes being the star of a project.

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Lastly, I put together a new fabric bundle – low volume (black and white) text prints. They are great quilting neutrals.

Fabric Friday 6

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A few weeks ago I visited quilt shops in nearby cities, when shopping for stash building/inspriation, I first look for fabrics that could be used in art quilts – small scale prints for backgrounds or dresses. The greens, blues, yellow and pink will work well and the gray with the lines and dandelion like puffs will make for a fun medium to large art quilt background.
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Then I choose fun fabrics to use in quilts for warmth or as journal covers. The batiks and paint pallets fabrics will be used for journal covers. The double gauze was such an unexpected texture with an interesting print that I want to play with it – maybe in a fabric book. The gray woven fabric will likely go in a quilt for warmth but depending on how it frays, it could be a fun fabric for a boy art quilt. After having a night terror about hippos attacking me, I have been slowly collecting hippo fabrics – not sure what will be made with them, but I pick them up. The other two sweet prints in green, pink, blue and gray will likely be part of the back of a quilt that I have planned.
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Lastly I listen to my husband – his suggestion are often a no, but sometimes his choices inspire me. He saw the multi-color brick like print and I remembered seeing the fox fabric in another display. When I noticed the mushrooms in the fox print, a larger quilt for the upcoming Fungus Fair flashed in my mind. I found a little of each of these fabrics at two different shops. I look forward to adding a few fabrics in my stash and begin piecing this fun fox and fungus theme quilt together.

Fabric Friday 5

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I am a sucker for the beautiful prints from Anna Maria Horner. Her new Folk Song quilting cotton collection includes prints that had previously been released in voile.

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I have been stock piling several different Anna Maria Horner collections for a fun patchwork quilt, but every time I start a new batch of art quilts, I find myself drawn to using the colorful florals and bold prints. The flowers in these prints are perfect for creating floral headdresses on a girl or filling a bicycle basket.

Visit Anna Maria’s website to see more about Folk Song.

Fabric Friday 4

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The Makers fabric line by Cori Dantini is happiness on fabric with spring colors and girls making things! The collection include large, medium and small girl panels.
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The other fabrics in the collection will blend perfectly with the panels to create a great quilt.
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They will also make great art quilt backgrounds.

I picked up the Makers collection from Fat Quarter Shop.

Fabric Friday 3

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When I saw photos from fall quilt market, I lusted after the Mercury print in Alison Glass’s new SunPrint 2015 collection.
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The print is so geometric and sciencey that I I had to have it. Not at all sure what I will do with it, but I love it.
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I enjoyed her Text print in the earlier release of SunPrint, so I decided to get the entire collection. The Ink print will make great backgrounds for art quilts.
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Grove looks like a great blender and I think small bits of it will be good in art quilt backgrounds.

I picked up this fat quarter bundle from ModernQuilter on Etsy.