Friday, May 7, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Quilty Love Palette Picks

Hello and happy Friday!  I'm back today with another edition of Friday Fabric Refresh and this week is all about the Quilty Love Palette Picks fat quarter bundle that is a collaboration between pattern designer Emily Dennis of Quilty Love and Robert Kaufman Fabrics.  

I fell in love with this bundle as soon as Emily first announced it a few months ago.  The fabrics she chose are so colorful and happy and they look great together!  I immediately began thinking about what I would make with it!

I have already made a quilt with this bundle, but I have a separate blog post planned for that later so I'm not going to share that here (although I have shared it on Instagram if you haven't seen it already).

Of course, I had to try out this fabric in my other patterns as well!

Friday, April 9, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Lake Life

I always love Fridays but today is extra exciting!  The June 2021 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting hits newsstands today and my Lake Life quilt is included!  

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine. ©2021 Meredith Corporation.

I used Flowers for Freya by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics.  This fabric recently started showing up in shops so it's perfect timing!

Below is the cover of this issue so you'll know what to look for!

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When preparing a quilt design for submission to a magazine, I often try out a lot of fabric collections before deciding which ones to suggest.  Many of the ones I tried for this quilt have either recently arrived in shops or are scheduled to arrive very soon so I thought I'd share them for Friday Fabric Refresh!
 

Friday, March 26, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Strawberry Honey

Happy Friday!  Another Friday means another edition of Friday Fabric Refresh!  Have you seen the Strawberry Honey collection from Gracey Larson for Riley Blake Designs?  It is so bright and cheery!  There are pretty florals, cute strawberries, and adorable bears.  

I've been buying way too much fabric lately, but I gave in and got a fat quarter bundle.  I haven't decided for sure what I want to make yet, but I'm leaning towards remaking my Starry Skies pattern, shown below.  

Friday, March 5, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Serenity

Happy Friday!  Anyone else in serious need of some serenity in their life?  It has been a rough few weeks around here.  Last week I almost reached my breaking point at my day job.  At one point, I just didn't care anymore and that is not like me.  I'm feeling better this week, but I definitely could use some calm and relaxation!  

Sewing and fabric always bring me joy and the new Serenity collection from Figo Fabrics is no exception!  I believe this is meant to be a basics collection, which means quilt shops should be able to reorder it if they sell out!  Which is great because there are so many quilts I want to make with it!  I don't have to feel pressured to buy a ton of fabric right now with the fear that I won't have enough when I need it!

If you haven't figured it out by now, I'm featuring Serenity this week for Friday Fabric Refresh.  I've refreshed a few of my patterns with these fabrics in case you are in need of some serenity yourself!

The quilt above is my very first pattern, Spun Sugar!  Choose one of the darker prints for the accent pinwheels and stick to the lighter fabrics for the blocks.  Then pick your favorite color for the setting triangles and you're all set!

I'm not sure if Figo Fabrics has traditional precuts like 2.5" strips or 10" squares, but that doesn't mean you can't make patterns that are written for precuts!  My Besotted pattern uses a layer cake, but with just 12 fat quarters, you could cut enough pieces for this quilt!


Flutter also usually uses a layer cake, but you can make this with only 11 fat quarters!  Of course, you can always use more for more variety.  Save the leftovers for another project!

Of course, if you'd rather stick with fat quarter patterns, I have plenty of those too!  Treasure Hunt has big, easy blocks if you're looking for something quick to put together.


If stars are more your thing, Shining Stars is another great option!  You can stick with a dark background like my original cover quilt or lighten things up with one of the lighter fabrics such as the light purple I've used below.


Evening Glow is another fabulous fat quarter quilt, with one of the darker fabrics in the collection as the accent.


If you're rather pick a couple favorite colors, you can use yardage to make an Easy Argyle quilt.  Use a light, cheerful color like the pink below for a fun quilt or stick with gray and black for a more sophisticated look!



That's all for today!  I hope you have a serene start to your weekend and if you want to see any of my other patterns in Serenity, let me know in the comments below and I'll see what I can do!

 

Until next time,

Amanda


 

 

Friday, February 5, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Cider

Hello and happy Friday! This week felt like it flew by but I am also really looking forward to the weekend!  I don't have any errands to run so I should get lots of sewing time!  I'm currently sewing up a sample for a new pattern that will be released later this year.  I'm using Cider by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics.  This collection has been long-awaited and it is finally in quilt shops!  I think it's going to be very popular so don't wait if you want to get your hands on some!

I decided to refresh some of my patterns in Cider for this week's Friday Fabric Refresh.  I might have gone a little overboard and I have lots of refreshed quilt patterns to show you today!  Let's jump right in!

First up is Window Box, which is a jelly roll pattern.  This pattern continues to be one of my bestsellers and I'm glad you all like it so much!


Friday, January 22, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Good Fortunes

Hello and happy Friday!  I finally released my Good Fortunes pattern earlier this week!  This one took WAY longer than I planned, but better late than never, right?  Now that it's finally here, it's time to share some refreshed versions in different fabrics in case the fabric I used doesn't appeal to you.

The photo is above is my version of Good Fortunes using Lella Boutique's newest collection, Folktale  This fabric is so pretty and looks even better in person!  I love the dot fabric that I used for the background so much that I bought a whole bolt of it and I'm not sure that's going to be enough!

 

I know that everyone has different fabric tastes though so that's why I'm sharing some new versions of Good Fortunes with you today.  Let's jump right in!

 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Friday Fabric Refresh - Tile Time

Hello and happy Friday!  The newest issue of American Patchwork & Quilting should be on newsstands today and I have a quilt in the issue!  You can see my quilt, Tile Time below.  To celebrate, I am featuring Tile Time for today's Friday Fabric Refresh!

Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2021 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.