Fabric Friday

Believe it or not, this weekend I will be wrapping up my third quilt and pattern in as many weeks. I’m actually quite exhausted. And I can’t show any of them to you yet. It’s a bit frustrating but I promise they will be worth the wait when I can share. Two of them are for Quilt Market, so you will see photos of those sooner rather than later.

So today I thought I would share some fabric photos! The fabric in the top picture in this post is RJR Fabrics solids. They sent me this stack for a project that I will share with you in a few months. I had never worked with their fabrics before and I can tell you that I am very happy with the quality of their solids. They feel super soft and have a wonderful drape to them. There’s also a TON of colors to choose from. The colors above, from the pinks to the grey, are…Orchid 216, Hot Pink 217, Rhododendron 181, Cantaloupe 209, Automatic Orange 276, Mandarin 159, Dandelion 104, Lemon Chiffon 182, Maize 220, Celadon 204, Sprout 249, Clover 127, Lupid 253, Riviera 274, Turk & Caicos 292, Freesia 180, Hydrangea 214, Amethyst 215, On the Rock 283.

I also ordered a variety of Kaffe Fassett prints recently from Canton Village Quilt Works. I love the bright colors and really can’t believe it’s taken me this long to own some of these prints.

I also bought some dots. You just can’t have too many dots! These came from both Canton Village Quilt Works and Moona Fabrics.

Have you seen the new Art Gallery Fabrics line out, Rhapsodia? This one is really stunning, I can’t wait to get my hands on some. Art Gallery is doing a GIVEAWAY right now, so be sure to check it out!

Summerlove Stripe

Summerlove Stripe

Boy has it been windy the last 2 days! I finally decided to brave it all and get some pictures of my latest quilt, using the upcoming Art Gallery fabric line, Summerlove. I believe this fabric is set to arrive in stores any day now!

I decided to cut lots and lots of strips from the fabric and make some Roman Stripe blocks to play around with. I almost placed these another direction to make diamonds, but changed my mind at the last moment. These blocks are easy to make. They are basically two half square triangles sewn together, but one of the HSTs is cut out of a bunch of fabric strips sewn together.

Summerlove Stripe Detail

For the back, I used giant blocks of fabric from the same line. It’s so silky and smooth, love the feel of Art Gallery fabrics. I think their tagline is “Feel the Difference” and it really is true. The binding is a wine colored Oval Element print. I quilted straight lines 1/4″ on each side of the horizontal, vertical and diagonal seams. The final quilt measures about 40″ x 40″.

Summerlove Stripe Back

I’ll be back at the sewing machine this week finishing up more UFOs. It feels good to wrap things up and share!

New Fabric!

Art Gallery Summerlove

First, I just wanted to thank everyone who listened to my interview on Pat Sloan’s radio show yesterday! I truly appreciated all the kind emails, tweets, Facebook messages, text messages…I have the best group of friends here and I am forever grateful for all of you. If you didn’t get a chance to listen live, you can still catch the program recorded on the American Patchwork and Quilting radio show website. Also, speaking of Pat – she is doing a big Valentine’s Day giveaway over on her blog today, go check it out!

On to the fabric! The above huge bundle of beauties arrived over the weekend from the fabulous people at Art Gallery. This is the Summerlove line which will be available in March (with some of their wonderful solids and oval elements mixed in). I can’t wait to play with these! Any suggestions as to what I should make? My first thoughts were a string quilt.

You also may have heard that Moda has reprinted the super popular American Jane Pezzy print.

Pezzy

I thought I’d be able to resist these…but that only lasted about 2 days. This is a fat quarter set. You can find these at Fresh Squeezed Fabrics and Lark Cottons.

Don’t forget to stop back tomorrow for the last star tutorial of the Solstice Stars Series!

An Art Gallery Modernology Giveaway ~ Sponsored by Canton Village Quilt Works

Happy Monday everyone! Did you have a great weekend? We spent the evening eating chili and watching the Superbowl. My kind of way to round out the weekend!

This morning I have something that might make your Monday morning a little sweeter. A giveaway of 10 fat quarters from Art Gallery’s Modernology line, sponsored by Jacqueline of Canton Village Quilt Works!

Jacqueline has been a quilter for 18 years, a long arm quilter for 12 years, in business for 12 years, owned her fabric shop for 2 years, is a designer for Quilt Magazine, and also a quilting podcaster. You can see her podcasts here or on iTunes. She also has a YouTube channel. She really knows her stuff!

In addition to the great giveaway, Jacqueline is offering 15% off your purchase at her shop during the duration of the giveaway. Use code fresh15 when checking out.

With this giveaway, you have four ways to enter:
{1} Leave a comment! I’d love to hear what you would do with the fabric if you win.
{2} Sign up for the Canton Village Quilt Works newsletter. Leave a comment that you did.
{3} “Like” Canton Village Quilt Works on Facebook. Leave a comment that you did.
{4} Become a follower on the Canton Village Quilt Works blog (down on the left side column). Leave a comment that you did.

This giveaway is open to international entries. I will pick a winner on Thursday (2/9) evening. Good luck everyone!

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The winner is #1018, Laura! Laura said “I would add more Art Gallery to my stash! I’m always in need of a new bag or some great additions to a quilt in the making!”

Congratulations Laura, I will be contacting you for your mailing address. Thanks for your comments everyone!