My scrap bin has taken a turn for the worse. It’s overflowing and busting at the seams.
I would love to offload a medium flat rate box stuffed full of them to anyone who wants to pay the shipping for me to send them to you.
I can’t guarantee what you may find. I found this little block…but, I’m hanging onto it….
There’s a little bit of this and a little bit of that.
It’s all quilt shop quality, unwashed fabric scraps…some larger pieces, some smaller. You won’t get all the fabric in the pictures–there’s no way it would all fit…I’m telling you, it’s out of control. I’ll leave out the solids…so a fun mix of prints.
If you are interested, just comment below and I’ll contact you for your paypal address to invoice you the cost of shipping ($12.35 for a medium flat rate box/US only). I only have one box available right now.
Hopefully someone wants to help me with this crazy scrap bin!
~Boy!–You guys are fast!–the scraps have been claimed!~
Today, I wanted to share with you a quilt that I designed for Fons & Porter Easy Quilts Spring 2013, Boxy Stars. I used fabrics from the Bella line of fabric by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics.
I love the stars sprinkled throughout the quilt.
I also love the striped fabric in this line for quilt binding. You know I always like a striped binding but I usually choose a smaller scale stripe. This stripe is a tad wider and it makes a perfect binding.
Angela Walters once again quilted for me…perfection.
You will find the pattern in the current issue of Easy Quilts by Fons & Porter (Spring 2013).
Keep an eye out on Lotta’s next line of fabric coming out soon, Glimma. It looks beautiful as well!
Girls!–I can’t tell you how excited I am for this fabric! Do any of you have that elusive fabric line..you’ve seen it in some other form(paper, wallpaper, artwork) and wished forever that it would be a fabric line?
I have wished & dreamed about the Sidewalks Scrapbook collection by October Afternoon becoming a fabric line for sooo long!
I would see these papers and think…if only…
And stumble across things like this:
And think what fabulous fabric this would be!
This print especially…
I even went so far as to contemplate how bad it would be to upload to spoonflower and print for my own use…I never did of course!
Since October Afternoon designs for Riley Blake I knew there was a chance that someday it might be fabric. And girls, that day has come!
I am soooo excited!–Now I just have to wait until September.
And while we are talking about fantastic fabric lines…Cinderberry Stitches has teamed up with Riley Blake for this fun little line:
Riley Blake is knocking it out of the park this fall!
In addition to Boxy Blooms, I designed a 2nd quilt for P&B Textiles for fall quilt market. I got to work with a super fun fabric line called Dottie’s Sweet Shop. They are such fun fabrics!–I don’t very often work with these novelty type fabrics and it was a fun change of pace.
I especially loved these candy/text prints in the line. I think these fabrics would make an absolutely adorable little girls dress!
And the polka dots were great to work with–I can see the aqua polka dot becoming somewhat of a staple in my fabric stash. It’s such a pretty shade-more of a green/aqua instead of a blue/aqua.
I designed the quilt Taffy Toss to show off the fabrics in this collection. It’s the perfect throw size for a sweet little girl.
The pattern is now available on P&B’s website here. And, Hawthorne Threads is carrying the full line of Dottie’s Sweet Shop Fabric.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
Today I’m sharing another recent magazine project. This is my “Buttoned Up” pillow for the winter 2013 issue of Stitch Craft Create. It takes full advantage of two hot trends right now…chevron and buttons. Plus it’s super easy and you can whip it up in a jiffy!
Did you know that you can buy fantastic assorted bulk buttons from the Martha Pullen store?
I had to take a screen shot of all these lovelies!–Aren’t they fabulous! I have been itching to work with these buttons–so when Shannon, the editor of Stitch Craft Create, asked if I had any projects up my sleeve and offered to send me buttons to use for my Buttoned Up pillow idea I jumped at the chance.
I love the way it turned out!–a super fun and quick project. I machine quilted my pillow top following the chevron pattern. This was actually the trickiest part of making the pillow for me–some of the larger buttons were a little bit tricky to navigate around.
And just look at all the cute buttons–I love the little flower ones. And I stacked some of them to give it a little bit more added interest.
My chevron pillow is currently sitting on this fun little chair. This was another project I took on during my break. I picked up two gnarly chairs from my local thrift store, painted them, and refinished the chair cushions. Love the way they turned out.
I picked up the cushion fabric online here–it’s a home decor weight fabric by Cosmo Cricket for their Odds and Ends fabric for Moda. It’s also available in aqua and in green. It is a beautiful text print and was just what I was looking for–I may end up picking it up in another color way (or two). This fabric is also available in quilting weight fabric–just as cute, but the print is much smaller.
If you’d like a Buttoned Up pillow of your own, this issue of Stitch Craft Create is in stores now.
Yay!–I’m happy to be sharing with you all again today!–That was such a long break, but a much needed one! I had a great Christmas–complete with the required holiday germs—can’t have Christmas without a sick kid! =p Luckily the germs did move out in time for us not to have to miss any of our parties.
Now that the big project I’ve mentioned in passing here and there is getting closer to wrapping up…I’ve got some free time…and things to share with you all…finally!
Last Summer I had the opportunity to work with RJR Fabrics to promote their line of solids. What great solids!–And if you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time you’ll see I picked out some of my favorite “sherbety colors” for my Make it Modern quilt.
I had big intentions of taking this quilt outside this morning to snap some great outdoor shots. So I put on hubbys crocs to hike out into the snow..yes, it was as bad an idea as you are thinking. I got the quilt hung all fancy, got ready to shoot the first picture and my camera battery died. By this time, my feet were wet, I was cold, and I wasn’t going back out after the battery charged. So, you are getting some inside shots. =)
Even darkish indoor pictures can’t disguise Angela’s great quilting! She always does an amazing job! You’ll have to excuse the wrinkles in the quilt…I usually have this quilt folded & hanging like this:
My Make it Modern quilt pattern was published in the December/January 2013 issue of quilt magazine–it even made a tiny corner of the cover. =)
Hope you all have a great weekend–with some great projects!
Boxy Blooms for P&B Textiles
I once again had the opportunity to work with P&B Textiles to design a couple quilts for their new fabric lines released at Quilt Market.
Breezy is a great line of fabric–full of painterly florals and great basics like polka dots and cross hatches. Several of the fabrics are large scale florals which I really enjoyed working with. I designed this quilt to showcase and take full advantage of the large splashy floral prints.
If you are looking for a quilt to display some larger scale prints, this design works very well. You can find the free pattern here.
Here it is done up in Mama Said Sew by Sweetwater for Moda. You can see how changing up the sashing/block border fabrics can really change up the design.
Boxy Blooms Quilt using Mama Said Sew Fabric
I wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend!
I’m kicking off the week with my magazine winner…
Comment #60–BreannaS…congrats! I’ll be in touch shortly!
Now onto some more fabricy goodness….let’s talk Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry.
If you guys have a chance to work with this amazing fabric, snatch it up! The colors are so vibrant and really pretty much perfection.
I’ve been working on a lot of different projects over the last several weeks and these fabrics have been just a joy to work with! You will be able to purchase them sometime in November–I had heard the end of November. So, keep an eye out for them.
In other news, for all of you Birdie Stitchers/Embroidery Lovers, I have a couple Holiday Embroidery designs that I hope to share with you as freebies in the very near future so be sure to keep an eye out for those also. =)
Enjoy your Monday!
Thanks everyone for stopping by during the MBS Sweet Celebrations Blog Hop!
The winner of my giveaway is Comment #344:
Congrats Sue Bone! I’ll be in touch shortly!
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