Category — Fabric
Happy Saturday everyone! I thought it would be fun to share some great deals from my sponsors today. Enjoy your shopping!
Plain Jane Quilting ~ 1 cent per square inch on all quilting patterns (basic density) and 50% off batting. 3/19 – 6/1
Fabric Spark ~ free shipping up to a value of $50.00 on any North American order, from Friday, March 21st to Wednesday, March 26th. Use the promo code freshlemons.
Dragonfly Fabrics ~ Save 20% on Minky by Shannon Fabrics through March 29th. No coupons needed. The discount will be applied in the shopping cart!
LoveQuilting.com ~ For every $50 that our wonderful customers spend, they will receive an entry into a drawing to win a gift certificate for a one year subscription to Thequiltshow.com (a $42.95 value). Two lucky winners will be announced on April 15th. Purchases are eligible up to April 15th. And, shipping is always FREE on orders over $50!
Stash Fabrics ~ In preparation for the release of the new Stash Fabrics website, there are over 400 bolts currently listed in the YARD SALE section of the Etsy shop for up to 50% off. Lots of AMH, Tula Pink, and Denyse Schmidt for $8/yard including some voile. Select Melody Miller prints are 50% off! If you would prefer half yards, no problem! Contact us for a custom listing and we’ll set it up for you!
My Modern Quilt Shop ~ Special sale $8.50/yd on all Art Gallery Fabrics in stock. Includes Jeni Baker Color Me Retro, Nordika, Minimalista, Squared Elements, Pure Elements Solids, and Pat Bravo Carnaby Street. Prices good thru midnight Sunday 3/23/14. Low $4.95 domestic shipping and orders over $50 ship free.
Lark Cottons ~ 10% off recent arrivals (includes Ansonia, April Showers, Blown Away, Botanics, Botanique, Cat Nap, Mirabelle, and Wee Wander) and 30% off everything else with coupon code spring14 through Wednesday March 25th. (Code is entered on shopping cart page).
March 22, 2014 7 Comments
Today I’m very pleased to share with you a brand new sponsor of Fresh Lemons Quilts, Pink Chalk Fabrics! I’ve been a fan of Pink Chalk Fabrics for quite some time. In fact, I was curious when I discovered owner Kathy Mack’s shop so I went digging in my email Inbox. It looks like I first ordered from her in 2011 – Moda Bella Solids in Stone. Still a favorite!
Tons of notions:
Zippers in a wide range of colors:
And…nail polish! That’s right, you can actually have your nails match your favorite fabrics.
One thing I really recommend, sign up for Pink Chalk’s newsletter, “Chalk Talk”. I receive it and it is always full of great information, including their “What Goes With What?” series. Super helpful when trying to coordinate fabrics.
Big welcome Pink Chalk Fabrics and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!
March 20, 2014 5 Comments
When it comes to the weather outside, this time of year always feels like two steps forward, one step back. Last week we had a great day with temperatures in the 50′s, only to be followed by a day of wet, heavy snow.
When that latest layer of snow melted and I just felt defeated by Winter, I looked out by our woods and saw these.
The daffodil bulbs I planted last Fall, starting to pop up. I am telling you, this mess of mud and leaves and tiny bits of green has been so good for my soul.
I’ve been trying to make sure the kids get some outside time on those warmer days. Between that and a sewing deadline that I can’t share right now, I don’t have a finished project to show you this week. But I have accumulated some new fabrics recently and they inspired me to take a little break and build a project pile from my stash.
I pulled some coordinating prints from my stash, including some new fabrics from Lotta Jansdotter’s Mormor, Skinny Laminx’s Up, Up & Away, Eloise Renouf’s Bark & Branch, and Violet Craft’s Waterfront Park.
I made a block from my Off-Centered Squares quilt pattern. I’m thinking of using one color family per block…we shall see!
Back to work on deadlines! And fingers crossed for a warmer week!
March 17, 2014 26 Comments
Welcome everyone, to the first stop of the Safari Moon Blog Hop!
Safari Moon is the absolutely gorgeous new fabric line by designer Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics. I was beyond excited when Frances contacted me to see if I wanted to make something with her new line. I couldn’t say yes fast enough! As soon as the fabric arrived in the mail, my daughter took one look and told me “I want to go sew something with those!” She knows a good thing when she sees it!
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen peeks here and there of this project as it has come together. I’m so happy to share the finished quilt with you today, along with some information for those that are interested in making the quilt themselves. When I first saw the colors and designs of the Safari Moon line, I knew I had the perfect project for it. This design has been stuck in my mind since last summer ~ July 10th, 2013 to be exact. That’s the date when I received this email from Country Outfitters in my inbox:
I think we can all agree that is a nice looking couple and pretty cool boots…but it was the quilt that caught my eye. After asking around, I was pointed in the direction of Around the World quilt patterns to recreate this look. But I had a few design elements I wanted to work in – which usually equals more work, right? Those included the squares being on point and also, no squares cut in half (HSTs) at the edge of each “block”. I also wanted extra large, super sized blocks. So in the end, I decided to just lay out the entire quilt in diagonal strips and then stitch those together. You may remember this photo of the project, half finished, on my design wall.
I’m so happy with how it turned out! I think the large, on point “blocks” and the bright colors give this quilt a totally dramatic look. And if you squint, doesn’t this picture look like the quilt is on the beach instead of snow?
For the back I combined the Animalia Splendor print with some solids from my fabric stash. I love those Zebras!
I had a few requests for the pattern for this quilt. I’m sure there are a million ways to put it together, but I thought I’d share the fabric requirements I came up with when I was planning. I basically printed out a picture of my quilt mock up, sewed the diagonal strips together one at a time, and then used a marker to black them off my print out as I went.
Here was my mock up I made using Photoshop, before beginning the quilt. The quilt is 68″ x 68″.
And if you are interested in just the number of cut squares needed to make each “block”, here you go!
I hope this helps those of you looking to make this quilt! You can find Safari Moon at my following Sponsor’s shops:
Stash Modern Fabrics
The Safari Moon blog hop will be continuing today through March 12th.
Don’t forget to visit the talented bloggers below for fresh inspiration each day!
February 24: Faith Jones at Fresh Lemons Quilts
February 25: Lindsay Conner at Lindsaysews/Craft Buds
February 26: Sara Lawson at Sew Sweetness
February 27: Cristy Fincher at Cristy Creates
February 28: Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter
March 3: Lee Heinrich at Freshly Pieced
March 4: Teri Harlan at Sew Fantastic
March 5: Jane Davidson at Quilt Jane
March 6: Lynne Goldsworthy at Lilys Quilts
March 7: Sandy Whitelaw at Upstairs Hobby Room
March 10: Katy Jones at ImAGingerMonkey
March 11: Victoria Findlay Wolfe at Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts
March 12: Megan Bohr at Canoe Ridge Creations
Host Frances Newcombe Designer with Art Gallery Fabrics – Belly Buttons Boutique
February 24, 2014 54 Comments