A New Fabric Stack

Fabric Stack

I’ve been asked by a special family member to make a quilt as a gift for another special family member. I’m not sure any of them read this blog but I’m going to keep the recipient details vague just in case. I spent a bit of time this morning pulling fabrics. I’m pretty excited about the stack that came together. I was inspired by a little fat quarter set I had of Maasai Mara by Dear Stella. I can’t wait to show you the blocks as they come together!




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    January 28, 2013

    Love your fabric choices….Can’t wait to see how it will all come together. conn_and_vans_mom(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    January 28, 2013

    You have a very good eye for color. I am excited about what you will make from these beauties. What is the name of the lime green/circle/blob shape fabric? My son would love that print.

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      January 28, 2013

      That one is from Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander.

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    diana alexander

    January 28, 2013

    fresh colors! love it! can’t wait to see how it comes out

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    mrs ptb

    January 28, 2013

    our stashes are overlapping quite a bit 🙂

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    January 28, 2013

    I love that colorway! It’s going to be a fun quilt!

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    Debbie Rines

    January 28, 2013

    How fun. This will be like a mystery quilt for those of us that are watching you. Love the colors.

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    January 28, 2013

    LOVE the colors!

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    January 28, 2013

    Those colors are beautiful together. I am just finishing a QAYG string quilt with aquas and greens (with some yellow thrown in). I, of course, cut WAY too many strings. I think I’ll add in some gray and navy for the next version. I love to get inspiration from other quilters.

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    NJ Quilter

    January 28, 2013

    Great fabric choices. Can’t wait to see the quilt.

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    Sonia B

    January 28, 2013

    Gorgeous color combo.

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    January 28, 2013

    Love that stack!!

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    January 28, 2013

    It’s fun to look at others work as inspiration and impetus to move in a different direction. And, it’s fun to see someone else’s definition of their own rainbow! Love it!

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    January 28, 2013

    This bundle is perfection !

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    Cherie Goyer

    January 28, 2013

    WOW! Love this bundle!! Amazing colors! 🙂

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    January 28, 2013

    Hi Faith! I love all the fabrics you have here and the colours are so beautiful! They will make fantastic quilt! x Teje

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    January 28, 2013

    What a beautiful color combination! I’m so bad at putting together the colors from my stash. So thank you very much for the inspiration!

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    January 28, 2013

    just love your colour selection – cant wait to see the finished quilt !

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    January 28, 2013

    If you are having trouble with colour selections, Tina, try doing Weeks Ringles class on Craftsy.com
    I have learnt so much about colour, design and how to get it working for me from that course, I feel so much more confidence in my colour selections now, it’s amazing.
    I used to use only fabrics from one range in my quilts so they matched, now I pick n mix.
    I have some bee blocks going at the moment that I had so much confidence in my colours that I knew however they were put together by the other bee members, they would look great, and they are from a mix of fabrics from all over.

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    January 28, 2013

    Fabulous color combo.Have fun!!

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    Am L

    January 28, 2013

    Love your selection. Going through a quilt shop and putting together fabrics for a quilt is one of my favorite things to do! What are the two type (or text) prints you are using? Everyone seems to be using type/text prints these days, but no one ever seems to post which fabric maker or line they come from. Thank you for continuing to inspire us all!

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      January 28, 2013

      These are both from Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander. Love them!

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    January 28, 2013

    Great colors! I just finished a kalidescope quilt in these very colors with a bit of orange as well.

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    January 28, 2013

    Yummy colors. May have to copy. . .

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    January 28, 2013

    those are such neat colors!

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    January 28, 2013

    Love those colors and fabrics. I get so overwhelmed choosing fabrics. I get
    excited when I can figure out 10 to coordinate! I am waiting patiently to see your resulting quilt.

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    Kathy G

    January 28, 2013

    I see some architext in there too. I want to make a quilt with that line so I can’t wait to see how yours turns out (for inspiration).

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    January 28, 2013

    I absolutely love the colors you choose. This stack is breathtaking!!!

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    January 28, 2013

    Greens, blues, and grey are a winning combination. This stack will make a lovely quilt. Enjoy making it!

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    January 28, 2013

    Love the color combinations…fabulous choice!

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    January 28, 2013

    Beautiful…can’t wait to see what you whip up with these beauties!

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    January 28, 2013

    Love the color range on these bundle – so versatile !}

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    January 28, 2013

    I love the fabrics you have chosen and can’t wait to see what you do with them.

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    diane stanley

    January 28, 2013

    I love that stack of fabrics so I am sure I will love what you create with them.

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    January 29, 2013

    I love that stack! My favorite colors.

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    January 29, 2013

    Gorgeous color combo – your eye for color and pattern is fantastic Oh to one day have a stash that I could pull that many fabrics from!! 🙂

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    Rebecca Grace

    January 29, 2013

    You know, this is my favorite part — the excitement at the beginning, when you pull out different fabrics to see how they play together, and a concept begins to emerge out of nothing. If a quilt was a child, then this stage of the quilting process would be the ultrasound appointment, where you get to see your first vague, fuzzy glimpse of the quilt baby. I know, I’m a dork. 😉

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    Kirsty Kennedy

    January 29, 2013

    Nice choices!! They look great!

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    January 30, 2013

    I like the colors, and that you have some nice darks in here, too. Often, modern quilting tends too much toward the mediums, and totally ignores the darks! I notice that you don’t do that, and I think that is why your quilts are always so lovely and interesting!!

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    Laura Hoggan

    January 30, 2013

    O…..M….G! These are gorgeous! I don’t suppose there’s any chance of a list of those fabrics so I can shamelessly steal your amazing fabric picking skills?!

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      January 30, 2013

      Thank you Laura! I probably won’t go through them to figure it out and list them all because many are pretty old and out of print now. But I appreciate your enthusiasm! 🙂

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    January 30, 2013

    My second comment on this post. I got frantic (just a little) cuz I couldn’t remember where I saw this fabric stack. I finally took a picture of It on my iPad so I don’t lose it/you again. Can’t wait to see the quilt it becomes! Is that weird?

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      January 31, 2013

      Not weird. I get pretty excited over fabric stacks too. 🙂

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    Lisa Garrett

    February 4, 2013

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you very much!!

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    February 8, 2013

    So many pretty prizes!!! Perfect for spring!

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    February 27, 2013

    Can you please come organize my stash? I LOVE your eye for color – this bundle is fantastic!