Modern Quilts, Home Decor, and Handcrafted Clothing

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

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

I just love designer Laurie Wisbrun’s fabrics. I remember drooling over her Etsy shop a few years ago, and then being so excited when she announced she was going to be designing fabric for Robert Kaufman, starting with Tufted Tweets. When she asked me if I wanted to play around with her upcoming line Roughing It, I immediately jumped on the opportunity!

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

This adorable line is all about the outdoors – trees, campers (LOVE!), woodpeckers, tents, and a great stash-building dot print. I’ve decided to work with the fabric in 2 sets.

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

And have pulled some fabric from my stash. I can’t wait to cut into it!

Roughing It by Laurie Wisbrun for Robert Kaufman

Roughing It will be available this December, but keep an eye out on my blog next month. I just may be giving away a Fat Quarter Set!

September 19, 2012   13 Comments

Welcome Pink Castle Fabrics and Coupons

Today I’m happy to introduce you to another new blog sponsor, Pink Castle Fabrics. Pink Castle is an online fabric shop owned by Brenda Ratliff of Michigan. I first met Brenda last April at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.

That’s her on the left, fun, right? :) I’ve seen pictures of Brenda’s fabric…let’s just say, she has a lot. I recently ordered some of October Afternoon’s new line, Seaside, from her shop and have been working on incorporating the fabrics into a cute patchwork pillow. (More later!)

Happy mail day! Seaside ... Purchased from Pink Castle Fabrics

She just got in the newest line from Heather Ross, Nursery Versery. LOVE the country mouse prints especially. This fabric is a light weight cotton/linen blend.

Many people have been filling their stashes with her Stash Stack Club. Each month you receive a stack of fabrics from one color, picked by Brenda and color expert Jeni of In Color Order.

Pink Castle Fabrics

If you have a bit of trouble selecting a good combination of fabrics for your projects, Brenda also has custom fabric bundles.

And I definitely must mention the amazing sale section! I’m talking Flea Market Fancy, Summersville, Heather Ross prints, good current stuff!

Brenda is offering some additional discounts to her “Sale” section as well, with the below coupon codes, good through August 5th:

15% off $50 or more – SALE50
20% off 100 or more – SALE100
25% off 150 or more – SALE150
30% off 200 or more – SALE200

You can also find patterns, color cards, floss and thread.

Brenda is very active on social media – you can keep up with her on her blog, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as justabitfrayed. She uses these venues to announce sales, so I highly recommend following her!

Welcome Pink Castle Fabrics and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!

August 3, 2012   6 Comments