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Fabric Friday and Finished Friends

Fabric Friday - 80 Fat Quarters

Every once in a while, I splurge a little. I honestly don’t do it often, which makes it all the more fun when I do!

After the awesome that was my Trunk Show in early May, I ordered a scrap bag of 80 fat quarters from Keepsake Quilting. It was a bit of a gamble since I had no idea what kind of fabrics I’d receive, but after the giant dent the Trunk Show  put in my stash, it seemed a fun risk to take!

I love variety, but most of all, I love having forgotten treasures in my stash that will lend the perfect oomph to a project. These beauties have been sorted by dominant color and filed away, to be rediscovered for projects future.

Ready To Play

How about revisiting some old friends?

Earlier today, I needed to share photos of Ready to Play (above) and All Dolled Up (below). Each one is a set of interchangeable block patterns, to piece into the quilt project of your choice.

All Dolled Up

I love how different each set came out by using totally different fabrics. Ready to Play has a bit of a shop window appearance and All Dolled Up, with the 30s fabrics, looks very soft and feminine.

Each block pattern set is $8 and can be purchased through the Sewhooked Shop (PDF patterns), Craftsy (PDF patterns) or Etsy (paper patterns).

Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge

The 2012 Summer Challenge is going on the entire month of June! It’s super simple, just make a project from one of my patterns or tutorials and share a photo with my flickr group. Full details and deadlines are here.

To celebrate the Sewhooked 2012 Summer Challenge, I am offering 10% off your total purchase from the Sewhooked Shop for the entire month of June. Starting right now, through midnight, July 1, use coupon code SUMMER2012. Offer valid here on Sewhooked and in my Etsy Shop. Not valid on Craftsy.

Happy Friday, and a very happy weekend!


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Fabric Friday – Planning for a Project

Stonehenge Fat Quarters

I will readily admit to you that it is rare for me to purchase fabric for a whole project. Typically, I dive into my stash of scraps, pulling bits and pieces from here and there until I have just the right mix of fabrics. The hunt is part of what I love best, and that joy is increased by the generosity of my friends, who pass on their bits and pieces to me.

Even so, from time to time, I do things in reverse.

The gorgeous selection of Stonehenge you see here is one of those times. I have an upcoming project that will be done completely from this fantastically stone-textured fabric for no other reason than I think it will capture exactly what I want to say with my project.

What project might that be? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see!

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Fabric Friday: In The Works

Secret Project

I have a little project in the works that I can’t share yet…but I can show you what it’s made with; yummy batiks and Moda Marbles!

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Fabric Friday – Stars and Swirls

Fabric Friday April 15, 2011

I have a little bit of a reputation for loving tone on tone fabrics, specifically tone on tones with stars, swirls, stripes or dots. How can that be? Because I give a little squee of excitement when I see a perfect swirl for my next magical quilt project? Could it be because dots make me think of everything from dragon hide to bubbles? Maybe, maybe. Whatever it is, I know what fabric makes me happy!

This week’s Fabric Friday offering were gifts from friend and co-worker Sue. She was the hostess of Honey Bee’s bus trip to visit all 12 shops on the Bluebonnet Patchwork Trail Shop Hop. Since the rest of us were working, she very generously brought us all fabric back from her trip. She gave me the gift of magic inspiring fabric, which is my favorite kind of all! There is an extremely good chance that one or all of these fabrics will end up in my Project of Doom quilt!



Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday March 18, 2011

Last weekend, some friends and I visited Dallas for the Quilter’s Guild of DallasQuilt Celebration 2011. It was a fun time full of wonderful vendors (fabric, fabric, fabric!) and gorgeous quilts.

The lovely batik you see above is a fat quarter that I found at one of the plethora of vendors we visited. I did buy more, but I think this one is especially worth sharing. I just love all the different stars!

I, of course, took oodles of photos at the quilt show. There isn’t a photo of every quilt, but I did get pictures of the ones I found interesting or especially striking. Sometimes it was just the fabric combinations that caught my eye. You can see all the photos I took in Dallas here.

Tomorrow, I’ll be at the monthly meeting for The Linus Connection. Stop by if you’re in town!

Happy quilting everyone, and have a great weekend!



Fabric Friday of Fabulous

Fabric Friday

This is one of those fabrics that I just fell in love with without any clue what I might do with it. I ended up using it to it make a pillowcase for myself which makes me feel fabulous when I sleep! Most recently, it was featured in Week 7’s Project of Doom block (Mystery quilt spoiler alert!). After a couple of comments about the gorgeous fabric seen in the block, I thought I’d feature the fabric itself. It’s from Clothworks, though I don’t know the line. The black on blue just makes me happy!

Happy crafting!



Fabric Friday – Harry, Harry Everywhere!

Jan 21 Fabric Friday

This week, the Harry Potter fabric fairy visited me and I acquired approximately 20 yards of out of print Harry Potter fabric*. I’m still amazed by this great good fortune and fully plan to share the love. If you’re participating in the Project of Doom, you will see HP fabric in the monthly prize drawing!

*fabric is not for sale

The Day The HP Fabric Fairy visited me!

All the fabric together, in the trunk of my car on the way to a new home…mine!