Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

Glimma Flying Geese

Cutting into my Glimma today!  Fabrics by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics @windhamgirl

Just a quick post to share what I’m working on today. I’ve finally found the time to cut into my Glimma charmpack! This fabric is the latest by designer Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics and will be available in April.

I’ve decided to pair it with Essex Linen Yarn Dyed in Black. I am loving the look! I’m using the flying geese paper piece templates I created for one of my autumn pillows a few months ago. You can download the template here.

You can find Essex Linen at the following shops:

Fresh Modern Fabric
The Intrepid Thread
Pink Castle Fabrics
Stash Modern Fabric
Westwood Acres
Fresh-Squeezed Fabrics
Canton Village Quilt Works

Hopefully I’ll be back soon to show you the finished layout!

January 9, 2013   30 Comments

New Fabrics in the House

Well, I’ve been quite sick this week, so I have not spent any time at my sewing machine. Today’s post is going to just be some fabric eye candy. (Which we all like, right?)

The first photo up there is Type by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics. I absolutely love it! (And if you have a Paper Source store by you, they sell a notebook with those typewriters on the front as well.) I honestly have no idea what I’m going to actually do with it, but it was too cute to pass up.

The below fabric just came out and I’ve heard a lot of people talk about how excited they are to use it. Especially for making man-quilts for their engineer/architect husband.

It’s called Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman. There are a few additional prints that aren’t shown here – it’s a really great line. Brenda made a fantastic quilt using it at Quilt Camp.

I’m super pumped to get to work with a couple charm packs of Lotta Jansdotter‘s upcoming line, Glimma, for Windham Fabrics. This fabric will be for sale in April 2013. The colors are just beautiful and pair perfectly with Echo and Bella.

And just a few fabrics I ordered last week that arrived…

The clocks are by Melody Miller – Ruby Star Shining for Kokka. The others are a mix of Timber & Leaf by Sarah Watts for Blend Fabrics and Les Amis by Patty Sloniger for Michael Miller Fabrics. The matching was a total accident – I was clearly in a certain color mood that week!

I hope everyone is enjoying the last minute holiday preparations. Things will be a little quiet around here while I recover from whatever bug I’ve caught and enjoy the holidays. I do have a post planned for Monday with a new quilt pattern though. I hope you will stop by!

December 20, 2012   9 Comments

Bella and Simply Color ~ An I Don’t Do Dishes Sponsored Giveaway

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I enjoyed a lot of sewing and family time, it was really perfect.

We are going to start this week off with a giveaway from sponsor I Don’t Do Dishes. Caitlin has generously offered 2 prizes! The first winner will receive a Fat Quarter Bundle of Lotta Jansdotter’s latest line, Bella. So pretty!!

The second winner will receive a charm pack of Vanessa Christenson’s upcoming line, Simply Color. I think everyone is super excited about this fabric!

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment. I will pick 2 lucky winners this Wednesday evening, October 24th. Good luck everyone!

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Closing comments to pick the winners!

Random.org totally blew my mind tonight. I picked 2 winners in a row…and these were the numbers! So it goes to show…you are never too late to enter. And 2 winners can be right next to each other.

So – winner of the Bella Fat Quarter back is #495 Cheryl! Cheryl said “Thank you so much for the chance! Love these fabrics!”

The winner of the Simply Color Charm Pack is #494, Brynn. Brynn said “These are both on my short list of current favorite lines – thanks!”

Congratulations! I’ll contact you both for your addresses. Thanks for entering everyone!

For those that weren’t lucky enough to win, I Don’t Do Dishes is offering Bella yardage at $7.00/yd as a “Going To Market Special”. Happy shopping!

October 22, 2012   498 Comments

Bella by Lotta Jansdotter ~ Giveaway and Coupon from Contemporary Cloth

I’m super excited about today’s giveaway! Sondra at Contemporary Cloth has generously offered to give one of you a full Fat Quarter set of Lotta Jansdotter’s latest collection, Bella!

In addition to the giveaway, she is also offering 20% off all Bella orders now through September 16th! Use code Bella to receive your discount.

You have two ways to enter this giveaway:

1. Leave any comment – I’d love to hear what you’d do with this fabric.
2. For an additional entry, “Like” Contemporary Cloth on Facebook. Leave another comment saying you did that.

Good luck everyone! I will pick a winner Friday evening, September 14th!

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The lucky winner is #558, Melissa!

Melissa said “Man, I love this fabric. I’m not gonna lie. If I won the FQ bundle, I’d hoard it. :) I would put it on the shelf next to my other faves and wait until the fabric spoke to me and told me what it wanted to become. It’s gorgeous.”

My kinda girl. ;) Congratulations Melissa! I will be emailing you for your address. Thanks for commenting everyone!

September 12, 2012   605 Comments