Last month, I made my second Massdrop (affiliate link) purchase. I bought a fat quarter bundle of Doe by Carolyn Friedlander, which is another line I had been admiring for a very long time.
I know the low-volume prints will be super useful, but I also love the more saturated prints in the fabric line. The bright orange in particular calls my name!
I also won a pack of Liberty fabrics from Red Pepper Quilts. Each little square is 5×7″ so it’s just slightly larger than a charm pack. The fabric is obviously lovely, since it’s Liberty, but the variety of prints amazed me. There are so many different styles!
Factotum of Arts is hosting a color series and this month it’s all about yellow. Michelle posted a challenge to create a nine print mosaic featuring yellow and I knew this would be a great growth exercise for me since I’m new to quilting.
I actually made a few palettes. The first I made without a real plan, just browsing yellow fabrics and choosing what I liked. I would up with a mustard, grey, and pinks palette.
- Robert Kaufman 2. Skinny laMinx 3. Emma Jean Jansen 4. Jill McDonald 5. Jan Avellana 6. Kathy Hall 7. Katarina Roccella 8. Hawthorne Threads 9. Carolyn Friedlander
The next one I went into with a color scheme from an inspiration page that I had pinned from Design Seeds to my color inspiration board about a year ago. I’m all about mint and orange together, so this was something I loved. I choose some lighter yellows to go with the tangerine, aqua, and grey.
- Dear Stella 2. Riley Blake 3. Whistler Studios 4. Dear Stella 5. Joel Dewberry 6. Hawthorne Threads 7. Karen Lewis 8. Karen Lewis 9. Lisa Tilse
The next palette I made was based on one of my favorite prints from the Lizzy House Natural History bundle I just got, Butterfly Box. I chose varying shades of mustard, as well as some peach, red, and blues.
- Joel Dewberry 2. Cotton and Steel 3. Riley Blake 4. Leah Duncan 5. Lizzy House 6. Carolyn Friedlander 7. Leah Duncan 8. Lizzy House 9. Rashida Coleman Hale
Looking at this palette, it’s actually very similar to another inspiration pin I had on my board! This is my favorite of the palettes I created.
And lastly, I saw this center Ed Emberley print while I was browsing yellows and knew I wanted to make a color palette around it. I picked up the various yellows from the lions’ manes as well as the orange from the tigers and green from their eyes. I love the various shades of yellow with this print, but am not sure about how I incorporated the orange and green. I think they may have too much white when compared with the other prints.
- Alison Glass 2. Dear Stella 3. Cotton and Steel 4. Art Gallery Fabrics 5. Ed Emberley 6. Karen Lewis 7. Michael Miller 8. Ampersand Design Studio 9. Robert Kaufman
Go check out the other colors at Factotum of Arts.
I bought my first Massdrop (affiliate link) a couple of weeks ago! I find it hilarious that it currently caters to both nerdy men and quilters, although they are adding more categories all the time so there’s probably something for everyone. The general idea is that they negotiate a lower price with the manufacturer in exchange for selling a large quantity. You agree to make a purchase during a limited window and as others sign up too, the price drops lower and lower.
I sprung for this Natural History by Lizzy House fat quarter bundle because what is better than beautiful, nerdy fabrics? The colors are rich and the prints are detailed without being ugly. I especially love the various colors of Hall of Gems and Butterfly Box.
A couple of weeks ago, Fat Quarter Shop sent me a 15% off coupon code right as I was feeling my blow money burning a hole in my pocket. I bought a TON of fabric!
I picked up a Riley Blake Large Chevron fat quarter bundle. There are lots of colors that will mix in easily with other fabrics.
Even though it wasn’t on sale, I nabbed a Cotton + Steel Tinsel fat quarter bundle, too.
I’m glad I did, because I love these three fabrics and will probably buy more of all of them. The metallic gold on the ornaments is particularly delightful.
I got some half-yards of Figures Positive in three different colorways, thinking it will make a great blender. The linen background color is actually the palest shade of grey, which I love.
These four fabrics are unrelated, but similar enough in color to look good together in a mini-bundle.
These three chevrons have me excited, especially the metallic two from Remix. I bought 3/4 of a yard of the black and gold, thinking it will make something great for a Mizzou fan in my life.
I think of these fabrics as being the “preppy” group of my order. The little green turtles on the pink background are so, so sweet. And who can resist a metallic seahorse?
New fabric two weeks in a row?!
While we were on vacation and spending the day in the Amana Colonies, we stopped in at Heritage Designs. I haven’t been to too many brick and mortar quilting stores, so it was especially fun to look around.
They had quite an extensive sale selection, where I found these!
A fat quarter (in my alma mater’s colors!) from Betty Dear by Darlene Zimmerman.
Two yards (bolt end) of this grey print that I think will be great for blending from Juggling Summer by Brigiette Heitland for Zen Chic for Moda.
And finally, two yards (another bolt end) of this fun triangle print from Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics.
I got some fabric for my birthday from my in-laws: a fat quarter bundle of Far Far Away by Heather Ross. I’ve been eyeing this since before Christmas so I’m excited to have it.
I knew I would love the unicorns and snails, but the Princess and the Pea fabrics are so adorable as well!
I also got a thread organizer from my brother-in-law (thanks Clayton!) and had a lot of fun setting it up. It’s not even close to being full, but I am so excited to no longer dig through a bin to find the right color. And as a bonus, it’s a beautiful addition to my craft room!
Last weekend I took advantage of Pink Castle Fabrics‘ bundle sale and bought some fat quarter bundles to add to my stash. I got:
Cotton + Steel Cookie Book,
and a mixed orange bundle.
I’ve had a great time playing with these already and can’t wait to get sewing with them!