10 December 2017

Fabric Additions

During 2017 I have been working hard to resist making new fabric purchases. I have made most of my quilts this year from stash. Not that I am low on fabric now.... but because it is hard to resist buying something new once in a while.... and because there are some things lacking, like backgrounds and black, I felt the need to do a little shopping this past month. Black Friday and Cyber Monday were also drawing me in.





The yardages of black were a necessity. I'm out of black prints and love to use them for binding. Those raindrops have me wishing I would have had this print back when I made one of those 4 Black Birds quilts!




Along with those black fabrics, these fat quarters of Nordic Holiday and the binding and background fabrics were from the Oakville Sewing Centre. I had a trunk show in nearby Ancaster in mid November, so I left early and took a slight detour to do a little in person shopping!


Nordic Holiday from Benartex


Nordic Holiday from Benartex


Binding and Background



And then when I was online shopping, I spotted this cute Christmas tree fabric for the backing. Not that I have a solid plan for all this fabric yet. But maybe the new sew along for 2018 will be another Christmas quilt?


Christmas Basic Tree in Blue, Bright Side Meadow in Yellow and Natural World Dots from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

The two yellows were purchased because I am also low on yellow prints and when you find something like these on sale - you buy yardage!





I may have gone a little wild with some more online shopping. It started out reserved.

Feeling the need to add to my newly started stash of modern prints... 


Sunprint Link in Hydrangea and Citrus from Fabric Spark



These next pieces were chosen for two reasons - firstly because they were on sale and secondly because they would make great backings or binding. 
Meadow Wildflowers in Mint, Veggies on Green, Petal Orange and Main White from Wistful Winds by Riley Blake from The Fabric Snob




Sky, Sapphire and Black Dress from Grunge Hits the Spot collection by MODA from The Fabric Snob


The Grunge pieces were all purchased for a plan. Remember the Buffalo Plaid quilt mock ups shared here? These have already been cut up and are starting to be pieced!


Sky and Sapphire from Grunge Hits the Spot and Cobalt Grunge by MODA from Mad About Patchwork


This next grouping are also going in a quilt using a Buffalo Plaid design.


Creekside Daydream in Stone, C+S Basics Add It Up in Taffy, Stay Gold Marigold in Blossom and Peony Grunge
from Mad About Patchwork


These next pieces are all flannels chosen to back the Buffalo Plaid quilts. I haven't used any flannel for a long time. But I love the look and feel of a quilt backed in super soft and cozy flannel. I think flannel makes a quilt more quilty!


Doe a Deer Flannel Trees in Grey, Local Color Flannel Tattersail in Light Blue and Local Color Flannel Window Pane in Light Blue from Mad About Patchwork


And these last pieces were chosen because the sale was on and the top three were calling my name. The Christmas tree fabric needed to join the first fabrics I shared in this post. And the bottom two pieces were needed - a bolt of Kona White and some Aqua wide backing fabric.


Mod Dot in Fuschia, Zenith Turquoise, Jingle Birds Trees in Red, Bolt of Kona White and Color Weave Wideback in Aqua from Mad About Patchwork


Other than the Christmas fabrics... 
I really do have quilts planned for these new additions!

Honest!
Did you take advantage of the recent sales?





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8 December 2017

Desert Donkeys



Here is Desert Donkeys - all quilted up. This quilt has an Arizona feel and those fat little burros sure make me smile!






The fabrics are all from stash. The background is from Northcott Fabrics Ambience collection. The cactus plants and donkey fabrics, also Northcott Fabrics, are from the Toscana collection.





The backing is Naturella by Art Gallery Fabrics. Those large luscious flowers compliment the flowers on the cactus plants from the front. And the dark brown binding makes the perfect frame. Of course, this was finished using the organic wavy line quilting with my walking foot, using a beige Superior Thread to match the background.








The "Desert Donkeys" quilt finished at 38" x 47"
and was the 61st use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.
















Want to make your own herd of Desert Donkeys?

You can find the pattern here.







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6 December 2017

Let's Bee Social #206

Welcome to the Let's Bee Social!

On the drawing board this week... Buffalo Plaid.




I keep seeing Buffalo Plaid prints all over the place this year. And I am liking it a whole big lot. The nice thing about this type of plaid is that it lends itself well to being used in a patchwork setting. The first design I came up with was the Moose.





Then I modified my Bear from the MOD Bear Paw quilt and placed him in the popular red and black plaid you will typically see.




I made a couple wolf poses and then wondered how this one would look against a random low volume background instead of the plaid. Above is the sitting wolf and below is the lying wolf.





These plaids are popular in red, green, blue or grey. It's really hard to choose just one!













Now... It's your turn for Show and Tell!!!
What have you been working on?















In appreciation for all your support throughout the year, I want to thank each and every one of you. There is a sale going on in my shop. SALE30 will get you 30% off any purchase of $30 USD or more for the remainder of 2017.









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1 December 2017

Wolf in the Woods



This is Wolf in the Woods - a modern minimalist design that finishes in either a baby size or double quilt size. This has been a long time coming. I have had a number of requests for a wolf quilt pattern stretching back for quite a while now.




The fabrics are all from stash. The background is from Northcott Fabrics Ambience collection. The birch tree print is the left overs from the backing of the Smitten Kitten quilt - Widescreen Crosshatch in Black. The black, brown and grey are from the Northcott Fabrics Toscanna collection. The turquoise is a new stash addition - Alison Glass Sun Print Link Yonder from Clinton Modern Fabrics.








I used white thread both on top and in the bobbin to quilt those organic wavy lines. But then used black thread for attaching and finishing the binding.








The backing is Woodland Critters in white by Dear Stella Design.















The "Wolf in the Woods" quilt finished at 38" x 48"
and was the 60th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.


















The Wolf in the Woods pattern provides instructions for making the quilt in a baby size 38" x 48" or a double size 76" x 96". And you can find the Wolf in the Woods pattern here.







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