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March Madness – Mad for Solids

In addition to the 2016 Paintbrush Studio New Block Blog Hop that kicks off on Monday (!!!), I am going to be participating in another fun event starting on Thursday, March 31st: the March Madness Mad for Solids Bracket. 16 different bloggers (including me!) have selected their own palette of 8 solid colors from the new Paintbrush Studio Painter's Palette...

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Michael Miller Cotton Couture (L to R): Wave, Sky, Charcoal, Fog, Bright White
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Fabric, quilt along

Sunday Stash & Announcing Snowflake Shimmer QAL

On Friday, I received a very exciting and beautiful bundle of fabric that was generously donated by Michael Miller fabrics. Michael Miller sent me these fabrics to sponsor my upcoming Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along! The Snowflake Shimmer Quilt Along will start on July 1st and run through October 7th. There will be 5 link up parties along the way and giveaways...

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Final Stash Additions from Cuts of Cotton
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Final Stash from Cuts of Cotton

I was very sad to receive an email on February 13th from Cuts of Cotton saying that they were closing their store and had the last of their fabric on sale on their website. Knowing that they carried wonderful modern prints, I decided to add 10 1/4 yards to my stash at an average price of $5.98 per yard (including shipping). Garden...

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Kona Highlight and Black Essex Linen
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Kona COTY

Earlier this year, Robert Kaufman introduced a new Kona Cotton color that will be available exclusively for 2016. They call this their "Color of the Year" (COTY), and for 2016 the color is Highlight. I recently picked up 2 yards of Highlight and 2 yards of Black Essex Linen from the Intrepid Thread. I think that Robert Kaufman is set...

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Kona Stashing: Greys
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Kona Stashing

Sometimes a color card just doesn't cut it. I was having a hard time choosing the right Kona solids for an upcoming project. The undertones were making it hard for me to decide what I wanted to order. So... I just ordered a half yard of each grey on the card. Thanks, Fat Quarter Shop, for having everything I...

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Kona Stratosphere: 9 yards
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Kona Stratosphere – Sunday Stash

I spent a few hours earlier in the month working on the Missing Man TShirt quilt. I had already put in time to cut and stabilize the TShirt panels, but this time I trimmed the TShirt panels down to their final size, and I even sewed a few together (which went better than I had feared). Once I had some solid...

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Rockabilly Baby Quilt Fabric
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Rockabilly Baby Quilt – Sunday Stash

I was contacted by a dear high school friend a few weeks ago about the possibility of making a quilt for her sister-in-law. My friend's father-in-law is a rockabilly drummer living just outside London, and her husband makes a living as a jazz bass player, so the music vibe runs in the family. It didn't take long to find one perfect...

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Sunday Stash: Beacon Fabric
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Beacon Quilt Fabric {Sunday Stash}

Over the holiday break, I was able to get a lot of pattern writing done. One of the quilts I am most excited to make and release as a pattern this year is the Beacon quilt. The first thing I did was sew together a test block to help me finalize the design and sizes. Then I came up with another...

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Aurifil Thread Boxes: Simply Colorful and a FQS Exclusive Piecing Box
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Sunday Stash {01/03/2016}

On Wednesday, December 16th, the Fat Quarter Shop had a 24 hour flash sale on Aurifil. After double checking the prices, I realized that if I purchased the large spool Aurifil thread boxes, each large spool of thread would cost $5.50 (after shipping and taxes). I had just been thinking to myself that I did not have several colors of...

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Charcoal Yarn Dyed Essex and AMH True Colors (FQ Bundle)
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Sunday Stash {12-13-2015}

I am amazed at how quickly I can place an order with Hawthorne Threads and receive it. I went from toying around with an idea for a quilt, to placing an order, to having fabric in hand all within 48 hours! I have never had any Anna Maria Horner in my stash (that I know of), so I dove in and...

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Tiny Hearts - Timeless Treasures
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Sunday Stash {11/22/2015}

I was finishing up a quilt for a private swap (that I can't share just yet), and I needed a binding for the quilt. I think this Tiny Hearts print by Timeless Treasures should work perfectly! I found the print online in the Sew Stitching Happy Etsy store, and she threw in a few extra charm squares when it was...

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Sunday Stash Mercury
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Sunday Stash {11/8/2015}

The discussion topic last week of the #HonestCraftRoomies was "Favorite Designer". I have some fabric designers that I really enjoy, but I felt more compelled to learn and watch what everyone else is passionate about, and boy, they did not disappoint. It was fun to see such enthusiasm and excitement in people's voices. As I suspected, Kitty @Night Quilter...

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Lighthouse Lens Placemat Fabrics
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Sunday Stash {11-01-2015}

I am really excited about a new custom order that I received this past week. The design inspiration was a lighthouse lens, and the requested color palette was ocean themed blue. The client and I picked out Giants of the Deep, Whales in Blue by Lizzy House and Making Waves in Navy by Tula Pink. I will be doing some...

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Sunday Stash: Tula Pink Eden, Mosaic in Moss and Mosaic in Glacier
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Sunday Stash {10/18/2015}

Two weeks ago, when I posted my last Sunday Stash, I thought I was done with fabric purchases for a while. Funny how winning a gift certificate can change the best made plans! :) Many thanks to Jenn @A Quarter Inch from the Edge for hosting Throwback Thursday and Alanna @Fridays Off for supporting Jenn and offering a gift...

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Blues: Lake, Niagara, Water, Malibu, Pacific
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Sunday Stash {9/13/15}

A few weeks ago, I noticed that Stash Fabrics was carrying all 303 Kona Cotton solids. I have been dreaming up another transparency quilt design that I want to make, so I made an order and love how the grouping blends together in person. It is no secret that I love blue, but this particular design is inspired by the water....

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Blue Bundle
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Fabric, Giveaway

Making it Right

Fairness is a tough topic to balance, and it is something I strive to keep in balance in my life. For giveaways, I give the winner a week to get back in touch with me (and I send several emails). If I don't hear back by a clearly communicated deadline, I select a new winner. You may have just...

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Fabri-Quilt Marine Hues Bundle Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much to everyone who entered to won the Fabri-Quilt Marine Hues Bundle I used to make the Nautical Mini Quilt. Don't forget to go check out the free tutorial for the skill building mini quilt on the Inspired by Fabric blog. With out further preamble, random.org selected number 3. Congratulations, Patricia C.! I will be in touch to...

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Baby Quilt Fabric
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Sunday Stash {8/9/2015}

I was contacted by the woman I made the Out of the Woods quilt for a few weeks ago, and she has commissioned me to make several more items for her (a repeat customer - yay!). I made 32 bandanas for her, and I will be working on an oversized baby quilt for her using these fabrics: Left to Right: Joel...

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Prints - Make the Cut Sharp, Color Theory Triangles in Mustard, Sun Print Bike Path
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Sunday Stash {8/2/2015}

A few weeks ago, A Quilter's Square was celebrating their 33rd anniversary with a 33% off sale. I saw the announcement through Instagram, and I was drawn in by their selection of Kona solids. My Kona neutral bin was a bit low, so I picked up 2 yards of Eggshell and Ivory, and I just could not resist getting a...

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