Friday, December 10, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Merry & Bright Bundle by Woodberry Way

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Happy Friday!  If you follow Alli of Woodberry Way, you have probably seen the Merry & Bright curated fat quarter bundle that she currently has for sale in her shop (if you don't see it, they may be sold out; see the bundle in her blog post here).  The bundle is full of reds, pinks, greens, and aquas and I immediately grabbed one.  Alli has made several quilts in this color palette in the past and they are some of my favorite quilts of hers.  

Once I placed my order, I started thinking about what I would make with it.  There are 20 fabrics in the bundle and I realized that my newest pattern Town Hall takes 20 fat quarters.  It's like it was fate!  I was able to find digital images of each print to upload into my Electric Quilt software (EQ8) (which is on sale through Sunday, by the way!) and then I started playing.  If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you might have already seen my Merry & Bright version of Town Hall, shown below.

Town Hall

Of course, I couldn't stop there!  I've been playing around in EQ8 all week and have been refreshing some of my other patterns with the fabrics in this bundle.  Now I'm torn about what I want to actually make!  I kind of want to buy myself another bundle while I have the chance.  As of the evening before this post publishes, the bundles are still available in the Woodberry Way shop, but once they sell out, they are gone for good.  I wasn't going to buy more than one bundle because I didn't think it would be fair to others who wanted one, but if you wait too long, I might give in!  :-) 

If you're reading this after the bundles are gone, you might be able to create a very similar bundle if you have a lot of Lori Holt fabrics in your stash.  The reason I was so easily able to find digital images of each fabric is because I recognized most of them.  Even those that I couldn't place for sure looked like Lori Holt fabrics so I knew where to start my search.  With the exception of the darker green with the white stripe, every fabric is Lori Holt from various collections over the past few years.  The stripe is from Poppy and Posey by Riley Blake.

Okay, now on to my other refreshed patterns!

Friday, December 3, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Town Hall Quilt Pattern

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Happy Friday!  I always love Fridays and Fridays are always better when I can share some of my patterns refreshed in other fabrics.  Today is even better than usual because I’m featuring my brand new pattern, Town Hall!

Town Hall in Tarrytown

This pattern just released yesterday and the photo above is of the quilt that matches the cover image.  I used Tarrytown by Kimberly Kight for Ruby Star Society.  This fabric finally arrived in shops fairly recently after a months-long delay due to the pandemic and the worldwide supply chain disruptions.  It kind of worked out because I made this quilt months ago using a pre-release fat quarter bundle that I had managed to snag.  It took me much longer to get the pattern ready than I intended (no issues with the pattern itself; just life).  So I’m really grateful that you should still be able to find this fabric fairly easily if you want to make your own.


Of course, the whole point of this blog post is to show you what Town Hall would look like in other fabrics.  Maybe you don’t really like Tarrytown.  We all have different tastes in fabrics!  Maybe you want to make a quilt for someone else who has a different style.  Maybe you’re reading this months from now and Tarrytown is hard to find but you have one of the other fabrics that I’m featuring in your stash.  

Whatever your reason, I have you covered!  I have several refreshed versions of Town Hall to share, ranging from modern, to holiday, to a little more traditional.  Let’s jump right in!

Friday, November 26, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - EQ8 Edition

Happy Friday!  Often on Fridays, I share refreshed versions of some of my patterns by recoloring them in new fabrics.  Sometimes I feature a specific pattern and sometimes I feature a specific fabric collection.  Today, I'm going to do something a little bit different and share a little about how I create those refreshed mockups.  

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I use Electric Quilt 8, also known as EQ8, by the Electric Quilt Company.   I use EQ8 to design all of my patterns and I use it to recolor those patterns in lots of different fabric collections.  

I've actually used EQ8 (well, it was EQ7 back then) long before I ever thought about designing my own patterns.  I had a ton of fun recreating other designers' quilts using the instructions in their patterns and then trying out different fabrics.  Unless I was using the same fabric as the pattern cover, I almost never made a quilt without "making" it in EQ8 first.   

While I enjoy sharing my refreshed patterns in other fabrics every now and then, you might want to try out your own fabric ideas before jumping into making one of my patterns.  

With EQ8, you can try out almost any fabrics you'd like!

Metro in Stay Gold


Friday, November 12, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Tarrytown by Ruby Star Society

Happy Friday! I'm sure you've heard the saying that good things come to those who wait.  Well, that's certainly true this week!  Ruby Star Society's Tarrytown collection by Kimberly Kight is finally showing up in shops.  This collection was originally scheduled to arrive in May so it has been a long six month wait that is finally over!

I'm not usually a big purple and pink person, but something about this fabric collection has really appealed to me since I first saw it.  The purples and pinks, plus the navy blues are so pretty!  I've been having fun this week refreshing some of my quilt patterns with Tarrytown and I'm sharing them with you today! 


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Shining Stars

Friday, October 29, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Spooky 'n Sweeter by Art Gallery Fabrics

Happy Friday and Happy (almost) Halloween!  I'll admit that I have a strange relationship with Halloween.  I don't like Halloween parties or dressing up, but I love Halloween fabric and quilts! 

One of my favorite Halloween collections this year is Spooky 'n Sweeter by Art Gallery Fabrics.  I decided to feature this fabric for a Halloween edition of Friday Fabric Refresh.  Let's get started!

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Stay Square

Friday, October 22, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Ruby Star Society's Heirloom

Happy Friday!  Have you seen the Heirloom collection by Alexia Marcelle Abegg for Ruby Star Society?  I have been anxiously awaiting this collection for months!  I had two new patterns that I planned to make with Heirloom.  Neither of those happened (story of my life this year!) but I have the fabric so I'll make something eventually!  In the meantime, I'll just have to daydream about all of the quilts I would love to make with this fabric.  I'm sharing some of my favorites today for Friday Fabric Refresh!


Friday, October 8, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Stay Square

Happy Friday!  Did you see the new pattern that I released yesterday?  If not, you'll definitely want to check out my previous posts all about Stay Square here and here.

Of course, it's always fun to see quilt patterns in different fabrics so today I'm featuring Stay Square for this edition of Fabric Friday Refresh.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Lella Boutique Christmas Morning Stay Square Quilt

I’m sharing another Stay Square quilt with you!  I have never met a Christmas quilt that I didn't like.  This Stay Square quilt in Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique is no exception!



Stay Square Quilt in Ruby Star Society's Stay Gold

My latest pattern Stay Square is now available in my shop!  I'm so excited to finally share this quilt with you!  



I’ve had this quilt finished for a bit but delayed putting the finishing touches on the pattern so that I could get my Log Jam jelly roll pattern released during National Sew a Jelly Roll Day last month.

But September is over now and what better way to start off a new month than with a brand new pattern!  

Friday, October 1, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Cozy Up

Happy Friday!  Have you seen the Cozy Up collection by Corey Yoder?  If you love fall, you will absolutely fall in love with this fabric!  Cozy Up began showing up in shops in the past week but I have a feeling it will go fast!  Don't wait if you want to get your hands on some.  

This week I am refreshing some of my patters in Cozy Up and I can't wait to show you!

Friday, September 17, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Log Jam Part 2

Hello again!  I'm back with part 2 of Friday Fabric Refresh for my new pattern, Log Jam.  If you missed part 1 this morning, you can find that post here.  That post focused on refreshed versions of the layout option on the pattern cover.  This post will be all about refreshed versions of the other two layout options.  

Friday Fabric Refresh - Log Jam Part 1

Happy Friday! Not only is it Friday, but it's the day before National Sew a Jelly Roll Day that is sponsored by Moda Fabrics and celebrates all things jelly roll!  If you're new to this annual celebration, check out Moda's blog post about it here

I'm celebrating this week by releasing my latest jelly roll pattern, Log Jam.  It's a log cabin quilt and it's super fun!  I used Tarry Town fabric by Kimberly Kight for Ruby Star Society for the cover quilt.

Friday, June 4, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - A Charmed Life

Happy Friday!  It's another month and another quilt featured in a magazine!  Don't get used to that though!  This latest quilt is the last magazine quilt in the pipeline (for now, hopefully).  It's just coincidence that I have had quilts in magazines released in April (Lake Life), May (Calm & Collected), and now June!  

The August 2021 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting goes on sale today and I have a really fun charm pack quilt in this issue.  It is called A Charmed Life and uses three charm packs plus background.  I love that I could make a large throw quilt (76"x76") with just three charm packs!  

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

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Stars & Stripes Bonus Quilt

There is a quilt along happening right now on Instagram using the Stars & Stripes quilt patterns by Thimble Blossoms.  Click HERE to read all about it!  Thimble Blossoms has two Stars & Stripes patterns and you can make either for the quilt along.  You can head to her website to check those out. 

I'm making the original Stars & Stripes because I already had a kit that I had purchased last summer.  The fabrics in that kit, shown below, are Mackinac Island by Minick & Simpson for Moda Fabrics.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Friday Fabric Refresh - Calm & Collected

Happy Friday!  This week I am featuring a new quilt design for Friday Fabric Refresh.  It's called Calm & Collected and is in the Summer 2021 issue of Quilts & More magazine that goes on sale today!  

Used with permission from Quilts & More™. ©2021 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.

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!

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

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,




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!