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!