Friday, July 29, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Christmas in July from Modern to Traditional

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Happy Friday!  I'm cutting it close but I'm squeezing in a Christmas in July version of Friday Fabric Refresh on the last Friday of the month.  There are always lots of new Christmas fabrics arriving in quilt shops this time of year.  I decided to choose three collections in three different styles and share some refreshed quilts in each.  

Christmas in the City is a modern line from Art Gallery Fabrics that is currently shipping to shops.  Christmas Stitched is a traditional collection from Fig Tree for Moda Fabrics should also be arriving soon.  And finally, Pixie Noel 2 by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake Designs, which is available now, sort of falls in between modern and traditional.  There might be a name for that particular style, but I'm not sure what it is.  If you know, please let me know in the comments!


Friday, July 22, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Stay Square Quilt Pattern Round-up

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Happy Friday!  Lately I've been thinking a lot about my Stay Square pattern.  It has been my most popular pattern release by far.  I shared a reel on Instagram this week of the quilt I made with Spooky 'n Sweeter and I was thinking back on all the mockups I have made of Stay Square.  I don't think I've ever tried a fabric collection that didn't look great with this pattern.  I decided to try something a little different for this week's Friday Fabric Refresh blog post and do a sort of "round-up" of all my Stay Square mockups.  Many have been shared before, but there are a few new ones that you are seeing here for the first time! 

There are going to be a lot of pictures in this post and not too many words.  I'm going to skip the commentary and just give you the fabric information and a link to the original blog post that the mockup appeared on, if applicable.  Since it may get a little confusing as you scroll through, I will be placing the fabric name below each mockup.  

A quick note about fabric requirements.  Some of these fabric collections do not have precut 10" squares (layer cakes) available.  The pattern does include instructions for fat quarters.  You need 12 but feel free to use more for more variety.  If a collection has less than 12 fabrics or less than 12 that you want to use, another option is to buy 9 half yards (or 1/3 yards if your quilt shop will cut that size) and cut four 10" squares from each.

Enjoy!

 
 

Friday, July 15, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Ghost Town by Dana Willard for Figo Fabrics

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Happy Friday!  There are only 107 days until Halloween so it's time to start working on those spooky projects!  Luckily, the Halloween fabric collections are showing up in quilt shops.  One of my favorite new collections is Ghost Town by Dana Willard for Figo Fabrics.  Adorable cats, cute ghosts, colorful bats, and some great blenders make up this collection.  

If you have been to my blog before, you probably know how this works.  I used my Electric Quilt 8 software to refresh some of my patterns with Ghost Town fabric.  I could never make all of the quilts that I want to make, so sometimes I have to settle for making digital quilts!  I'm sharing them here in case you do have time and want to make one of my patterns in Ghost Town while seeing how it will look before you start.


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Garden Charm Quilt From Stars & Stripes Scraps

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Can you believe it’s almost July?  I certainly can’t, but it’s happening anyway whether I like it or not!  Around this time, I see a lot of people making flag quilts.  One of the most popular flag patterns of the last several years has been Stars & Stripes by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms.  I’ve made this quilt twice myself and have a third in the works.

About a year ago, I shared a blog post detailing how I planned to use the leftover fat quarter pieces from one of my flag quilts to make a second quilt using my Garden Charm pattern.  I realized recently that I never blogged about that quilt once I actually made it.  With Independence Day just days away, I figured this would be a good time to do that and to revisit that original blog post.


Friday, June 24, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Stitched by Fig Tree

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Happy Friday!  I’m back today with another edition of Friday Fabric Refresh, where I refresh some of my quilt patterns in new, fresh fabric!  Lately, I’ve been featuring a lot of what I think would be considered more “modern” fabric collections from Ruby Star Society and Art Gallery Fabrics.  While I definitely feel like my fabric style has evolved a little over the last few years, I still really love the more traditional styles like Fig Tree from Moda Fabrics.  Joanna of Fig Tree has captured that classic Fig Tree feel with her latest collection, Stitched.

This collection is so pretty and is perfect is you’re looking to make a cheery quilt.  The first quilt that I have refreshed is Stay Square.  This is a fast and fun layer cake quilt that really lets the fabric shine!  For the accent, I used one of the Bella Solids that coordinates with Stitched called Latte (Bella 9900-245).


Friday, June 17, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Daybreak by Fran Gulick for Riley Blake Designs

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Happy Friday!  Are you ready for another edition of Friday Fabric Refresh?  If you’re new around here, FFR is where I refresh some of my patterns in new fabric so you can see what they would look like.  Sometimes it’s hard to imagine what a quilt will look like in fabric that is different than the pattern cover.  Since a lot of fabric becomes hard to find after a little while and designers can’t constantly update our pattern covers, my hope is that seeing some of my quilts in new fabric will help you envision your project and feel more confident about your fabric choices.

Sometimes I feature a specific quilt pattern but more often I feature a recent fabric collection that I love!  Today that collection is Daybreak from RileyBlake Designs.  This is the debut collection by Fran Gulick of Cotton & Joy and she has knocked it out of the park!  I love the colors, I love the prints.  I’m currently working on a quilt using Daybreak but I probably won’t be able to share that for a while.  In the meantime, I’m sharing a few of my current patterns that I’ve refreshed in Daybreak.  Let’s get started!


Friday, June 10, 2022

Friday Fabric Refresh - Camellia by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society

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Happy Friday!  If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen the post that I made a week ago where I gave you an early sneak peek at one of this week’s Friday Fabric Refresh quilts.  If you saw it, you know that this week is all about Camellia by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society.  

If you missed it, you can see that quilt below.  It is my Evening Glow pattern and I am obsessed with that dark green print from the collection as the background.  Like I said on IG, I am so, so tempted to buy myself a fat quarter bundle of Camellia and the yardage to make this.  I love it so much!  I really, really, don’t need more fabric though so I am trying to resist.