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,