posts on choosing fabric for projects, new collections and stashing

Festival Quilt by Color Girl Quilts
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Fabric, Festival Quilt, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

Alexandria is for Colorful Quilters

I have another finished quilt to share...and I couldn't be happier to display gorgeous new fabrics by Lizzie Clark for Sweet Bee fabrics. It's my turn on the blog tour for the Alexandria collection.   It's also perfect timing and perfect fabric for the newest quilt pattern from Color Girl Quilts, Festival! Alexandria is the latest fabric collection by Lizzie and my first time sewing with her designs. This collection is really easy to work with for quilters and stands well on it's own. I always appreciate rather small scale prints and a collection with good contrast. Alexandria makes a...

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Kona Splash fabrics sold by Color Girl Quilts
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Fabric

Colors of the Year Quilts, Fabric, More!

Envelope, please. And the Kona color of the year goes too....Splash! But wait, there's more...the stars align and Pantone has chosen Living Coral as their color of the year for 2019. How amazing is it that these two colors are absolutely perfect together? It's the kind of color romance that makes you want to stop all those WIP's and start something brand new in the colors of a teeming reef. Robert Kaufman Fabrics feature over 300 colors in their signature Kona Cotton Solids for sewists. This year, they've chosen a beautiful watery blue in Splash to be the featured color....

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signature fabrics by Sharon Holland, Art Gallery Fabrics. sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

Sew Colorful: October is for Quilters

Happy October! It's such a beautiful time of year, happens to be my birthday month (and it's a big one this year, eeps!), and quilting is STILL my favorite thing to do, so let's make it a super colorful month. First up: FREE U.S. shipping in the shop (discounted international). There are so many pretty new fabrics, let's go shopping! US customers Use code "October" for free shipping site wide. International customers use code "Autumn" for $10 off your order. Next up: Quilt Along! I am making a Super Simple Sampler to gift my friend. I will be posting here and...

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Quilting fabric bundle sold by Color Girl quilts
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Fabric, Giveaway, Quilting Interest

New Expansion! Your favorite fabrics by the yard

All this week I've been hustling to add fabrics to the shop and expand your options to get exactly the ones you want, as much as you want! This feels like a big step for my little shop and I couldn't be more appreciative of all of you who've given me a chance to send you something pretty. I also couldn't be happier to offer fabrics that are hard to find anywhere else: Tilda Fabrics, Sweet Bee Fabrics, and of course the Classic Curves Ruler, patterns, pattern kits and curated bundles that are one of a kind Color Girl. Check out...

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Eclipse quilt by Color Girl Quilts, with the Classic curves Ruler and Art Gallery Fabrics.
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Fabric, Finished Quilts, Quilting Interest

This Quilt, Loved to Pieces

It's my turn to show off the pretty new fabric by my friend, Mathew -Mister Domestic- on the Loved to Pieces blog party! This is the first collection that Mathew has designed for Art Gallery Fabrics and it's inspired by love for his daughter and his affinity for all things sewing, especially English paper piecing. When you look at the prints, you'll notice flowers constructed of geometric shapes and plenty of good opportunities for fussy cutting. Of course, Mathew is one of the most fun people I've met in the quilting world, so I couldn't resist accepting his invitation to...

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Pixie medallion quilt star with Bountiful fabrics by Art Gallery Fabrics
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Fabric, Finished Quilts

Bountiful Beauty Quilt

This month Sharon Holland is having a little inspiration tour for her new fabric collection, Bountiful, with Art Gallery Fabrics. She sent me some of the prints to play with and join her group of makers. I decide to make a mini quilt from my Pixie Medallion pattern. I made just the center star and first border. It makes a beautiful little wall hanging or baby size quilt. If you follow Sharon, you know her fabrics are a consistent mix of soft color and artistic prints. Many of the prints feature motifs Sharon draws. For Bountiful, there is a landscape print...

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wonderful things fabrics by art gallery fabrics. choosing fabric for quilt
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For the Love of Fabric: Wonderful Things

Goodness! Doesn't it just seem like there is always so much beautiful fabric available and we just can't create quickly enough to use it all? I have been feeling that way lately (maybe that's why I have suddenly started making small quilts). The new fabric collection, Wonderful Things, designed by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics, is truly a wonderful thing. The collection comes in two color ways...the prints on the left in the photo above are the soft pastel palette of Wonderful Things: light pink, mint green and periwinkle blue are whisper soft. These colors get me even more eager...

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Garden Dreamer fabric by Art Gallery fabrics
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Fabric, Quilting Interest

For the Love of Fabric: Garden Dreamer

Have you seen the new Garden Dreamer fabrics by Maureen Cracknell (Art Gallery Fabrics)? I am loving the jewel tone colors and basic prints in this one. Just plain beautiful. The collection is pretty well rounded with a set of darker prints in fuchsia, teal and indigo, plus a bit of mustard. Then there is a group of light prints that offer a nice contrast to the deeper colors...soft powder pink, cream and seafoam green. Mixed in with all is an unexpected touch of orange. The color mix makes for a versatile grouping that doesn't scream matchy-matchy. As I searched through...

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Here comes the fun fabric by Art Gallery fabrics
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Fabric, Quilting Interest, Work in progress

Here Comes the Fun!

A brand new collection has landed from Art Gallery Fabrics! Here Comes the Fun, designed by Caroline Hulse (@sewcaroline) is pretty much irresistible to a color lover like me. These are my kind of fabrics: basic prints, a few with text, lots of clear colors and geometric designs. The scale of the prints is ideal for quilting, with a good mix and lots of contrast. There are lots of options for these pretties...perfect just as they are, you could easily use a bundle of fat quarters and pair them up with a solid color, white or black (or all three!)...

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how to choose fabric for quilt, lagom fabric by Art Gallery fabrics
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Fabric, Favorites

For the Love of Fabric: Lagom

When I saw the Lagom fabric collection at Spring Quilt Market in May, I instantly loved the minimal prints and colors! Lagom is a Swedish word meaning, "just the right amount". That pretty much sums up the perfect fabrics! Lagom is the latest collection from the designers at Art Gallery Fabrics...a perfect combination of black and white with pale blue and pink. The colors might evoke nursery decor, but the black and white makes it totally hip and very versatile. The shades of blue in Lagom coordinate perfectly with several recent prints from other Art Gallery Fabrics collections, making the fabrics ideal to fit...

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