Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stash Happy : :

There's nothing quite like fabric mail, don't you agree? The excitement of opening each package, the fanning it all out, and the dreaming of what they'll become! I share often that it's my most favorite part of sewing, and this past week was extra, extra good! To top it off, a surprise package from Love Patchwork & Quilting arrived including my Butterfly Quilt -- in print, on the cover! WOWSA!!

LP & Q Cover shot!!

Here we have two brand new, amazingly beautiful collections by Art Gallery Fabrics!

AGFs

First the new Chromatics, a wonderful assortment of our very favorite prints in gorgeous new colors to coordinate perfectly with all of the AGF collections. I'm so excited about these! I sew with Art Gallery fabrics more than any other, because I'm in love with the feel, and have developed a bit of habit for keeping only AGF's together in my projects. Not always, but most of the time. Stashing these was a must for me and I really, really hope they'll offer more of this style of mix and match collections!

AGF Chromatics

I especially love these sweet & dainty Love Notes florals!

Love Notes Florals

Have you seen Bonnie Christine's newest collection Sweet as Honey? Named perfectly, this collection is full of the prettiest woodland themed fabrics I've seen and the colors are so amazing!

Sweet As Honey

Sweet As Honey

My personal favorites are the beautiful Fly By Day and Fly By Night prints. I plan to back an entire quilt in this fabric, and after seeing Art Gallery's new pattern for their Rustic Autumn quilt, I'm inspired!

Sweet As Honey -- Fly By Night

Since both Anna Maria Horner's new Dowry and True Colors collections didn't make it into my AMH Love Herringbone Quilt, and because I've been dying to make a second one! I recently received from Free Spirit Fabrics these Design Rolls in both of Anna's new collections! Already pre-cut into the 2.5" strips my pattern calls for, these are just too perfect and will make an already super quick quilt pattern even quicker! Plus, I have a roll of each to offer in a Giveaway right here, just as soon I finish up my quilt!!

AMH Happiness!

From Cloud9 Fabrics, I have big pillow plans for this Bark & Branch bundle, such a perfect Winter collection! As well as, big Giveaway plans for their brand new, Koi Canvas collection!

Cloud9 Love!

Such amazing fabrics, aren't they? Now my only problem is that I cannot decide which to cut into first! What do you think ?? Help!! 

  Maureen 

p.s. If you happened to miss both my posts on Facebook and Instagram yesterday, sadly one of my favorites and former sponsors here, Project Anthologies, is closing their shop. In closing they are offering some amazing fabrics all at an incredible price plus an extra 40% OFF with coupon code: closeout  Please, give Melany's shop a visit and help spread the word!! 

37 comments:

  1. Congratulations of the magazine cover, you must be over the moon! As you should be, well deserved!! On top of that to be able to sew with such beautiful fabrics.. you're livin' the dream girl!! =D

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  2. ouh lala!! so much fabric! you lucky girl!! I am in for the Koi Canvas, if ever noone else wants them!!:) I have a bag pattern that would be perfect! that bird print is fab! I already told you how much I love your butterfly quilt! so unique!

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  3. Ohhhh, the cover!! Congrats to you, how exciting! I'd be happy to take any of those new fabrics off your hands. I love each and every one of them. I have to say Art Gallery is really becoming one of my most favorite lines of fabrics. Lucky, Lucky girl you are. :o)

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  4. Congratulations on your cover! That's exciting. And the fabric is gorgeous, gorgeous.

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  5. oh for the love of all that is holy ... I think I actually drooled at those photos. I have problems.

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  6. How wonderful for you to have your quilt on the cover! Congratulations! I'm not much help in deciding which fabric bundle to cut into first. I struggle with that constantly! Will be happy to cheer you on when you decide, though! ;-)

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  7. Dowry! Do it, do it! ('Cause I want to see the finished product...that line makes my heart sing just looking at it!)

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  8. Love them all but those Could 9 fabrics are calling to me! I will be looking for the magzine !

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  9. What a fun problem to have! Number your projects, put those numbers on little pieces of paper, stick them in a bowl, close your eyes and pick a number - that's the first project!!! Such gorgeous fabric, I can see why you are having such a difficult time deciding which one to use first!

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  10. I think you need to do the herringbone quilt again, those fabrics are lucious.

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  11. So happy for you that your quilt made the cover!! How exciting for you.
    Can't help with the fabric choice...I'd have the same problem :)

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  12. Congratulations on making the cover, Maureen!! The fabrics are so pretty. I would have problems choosing too.

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  13. Totally agree! Nothing like fabric mail. Lovely fabrics!

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  14. Yay! Congrats on making the cover! And yep, those are some gorgeous fabrics.

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  15. Oh bliss, so many lovely possibilities. I guess the question I would ask is do you want a quick finish or do you want to try something new? Go with what you're inspired by & have fun :)

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  16. I loved seeing those butterflies on the cover! I would totally have told someone in the shop that I knew who you were, but the guy browsing the car mags didn't seem like he'd be interested... ;o)

    I just want to come and stroke those AG fabrics *sigh*

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  17. Ahh such pretty fabric! looking forward to seeing what you make and well done on your quilt on the cover!

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  18. Congratulations on the publication, my dear! Bravo!

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  19. These fabrics are so pretty. Congratulations cover girl!

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  20. How exciting! Congrats on the cover! Lovely fabrics and I'd have to admire them all a little longer before I could cut into them.

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  21. Congratulations on your quilt cover! As for which fabrics to cut first; I'm very partial to the new Free Spirit fabrics so I'd have to say Dowry and True Colors.

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  22. I got my Patchwork mag in the mail and I knew immediately that it was your quilt on the cover! How exciting is that!!!
    Love all the fabrics shown ~ so much fabric and not enough time ~

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  23. What a great problem to have….which gorgeous fabric to cut into first! Lucky you! I received my magazine in Monday's mail and loved seeing your quilt on the cover. Congratulations!

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  24. Congrats on the quilt cover! How exciting! Those fabrics are terrific! Have fun sewing with them.
    : )
    Dawn
    array-dawn at cox dot net

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  25. I love Bark and Branch - can't wait to see what you're doing with it! I used the cloud fabric for part of a quilt back at Xmas (http://kaesey.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/191.jpg) and like it more and more every time I look at it. Sounds like you have a lot of great plans for this late winter! =)

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  26. So exicted about the Magazine.. love it.. I want this bark fabric too..

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  27. AGF is my favorite brand of fabrics too! I hope everyone gets well soon, we also had a nasty cold/cough going on over here, best wishes.

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  28. Ommmm... loving, healthy, happy feelings on the way.... ommm. (I'm serious). Hope all is well. Love these fabrics. I have recently invaded my stash. I sometimes forget what I have. I think I am getting old...

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  29. maureen, this is so sweet. i'm so glad you like sweet as honey! thank you for sharing about it. :) xox

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