Wednesday, April 2, 2014

New Fabric & Plans : :

Today seems like the perfect day to share my newest fabric deliveries and plans. Since I've so been busy making birthday crowns and not much else!

Meadow -- AGF by Leah Duncan

The same day Spring weather finally arrived to my part of PA this lovely & fresh Meadow collection showed up at my door via Art Gallery Fabrics! This collection is by artist Leah Duncan, a gorgeous follow-up to her Tule collection! I'm such a huge fan of Leah's work and cannot wait to turn these beauties into a quilt. At first glace a simple triangle patchwork quilt came to mind, maybe another go at this pattern, hmn?

Meadow love!

Prompted by my recent Storybook collection giveaway, I couldn't resist stashing my two favorite prints in the ultra-soft brushed cotton option from Crafter's Vision. These hot air balloon prints will be the backs to two crib size quilts I hope to make this month. Baby quilts aren't something I ever make, but I have an idea that a sweet crib size quilt will be just perfect for, stay tuned!

Storybook Stash

Storybook Stash

I was recently invited to receive and play around with this beautiful, Lipari bundle of handwoven Oakshott Cottons! These will certainly become more flying geese units!

Oakshott Cottons

Oakshott Cottons

My sponsor Cloud9 Fabrics sent me two bundles of their new organic, quilter's weight Enchanted collection By . One to turn into something quilty and one to giveaway once I do! I hope to make my little sister a quick, quilted tote bag before she leaves for Hawaii on Friday!

Enchanted -- Cloud9 Fabrics!

How about you, have you stashed anything good lately?

Happy sewing!    Maureen

34 comments:

  1. Beautiful bright colors! So rich looking.

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  2. Very beautiful fabrics you got there Maureen, oh, and your pictures are so great!!! I came to realize lately that i dont buy all the fabric that i need to do a project (big story), and i usually buy the ones i need for the face of the quilt for instance, but i dont have the borders, the binding, the batting, nor the fabric for the back of the quilt. So i end up with some unfinished projects, and by the time i go back to them, i feel like i've lost what i wanted to do with them and all that initial spark!!! So, now, what i do, i try to buy ALL the pieces that i will need, keep everything until all are together, keep them a week more so that i feel proud of my stash for a while, and then do the magic and cut and sew and iron and quilt and bind... i wish i had a sponsor though, because it is really difficult for me to get fabrics from the states, so i usually buy them from european countries, as i live in Greece... However, until this dream comes true, it is really inspiring to read blogs like yours dear!!! thank you for sharing your pictures with us!!! <3

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  3. I LOVE the Meadow Collection! Especially the red-orange with the small yellow print. It has the look of a silk kimono. I've been trying to use and clear out my stash, but I couldn't resist the incredible deals at Craftsy.com last week. 14 one yard cuts from Free Spirit, which including shipping, worked out to be just a little over $4/yard. There was not a picture showing the individual fabrics that were included in the package, so I didn't know what I was going to get, but I love surprises. I was pleased when I opened the box and discovered it was all beautiful spring-time pastels which I absolutely love! Going to keep it and just look at for awhile until I decide what to make with it.

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    1. What a deal, Linda, and the fabrics sound lovely! I'm a big fan of admiring my newly received fabrics for awhile before I dig in!

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  4. I love the Lipari collection. I just stashed some Hello World by Cori Dantini. Such a sweet beautiful collection.

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  5. Stashing like crazy here @MalinisQuilts. Like squirrel stashes nuts for winter. I guess quilters stash fabrics for Spring/Summer weather ;).

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  6. pretty and bright,But my eyes caught that organic fabric on the way down here,and that stuff rocks!!

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  7. Such beautiful fabrics! No wonder so many of us have untamed stashes.

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  8. The Meadow collection is really pretty and I'm not much of an orange person! I'm resisting buying anything new until I use more of what I have. I don't know how long that will last!!

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  9. I love the hot air balloon material. So pretty. Would be a memory of my trip in a hot air balloon.

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  10. The meadow collection is so beautiful, I love the colors :)

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  11. Great fabrics. Hope to pick up some fun fabrics next week when I go to Hancock's of Paducah and see what their huge store has waiting for me! Sew excited!

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  12. Never thought that I would like green and orange together but your collection of prints really do flow well.
    I need to check out the Oakshott fabrics. They look like they would feel rough.
    Thank you for sharing your eye candy.

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    1. Not at all actually, they are very soft. In the word of Oakshott:

      "Oakshott Cottons are hand woven for discerning quilters by master weavers who have patiently taken two hours to prepare and weave each metre. These 100% mercerised VAT dyed shot cottons are soft to the touch and are packed with individual character and shimmer with silky lustre."

      They feel great and are very pretty!

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  13. Oooh, so pretty! I've stashed a few things, but they're currently sitting in the US waiting for me to meet up with them at Market.

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  14. I'm looking forward to seeing your crib quilt idea, the fabrics look so pretty.

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  15. I love the Oakshott fabric... So pretty! ---I didn't see any mention of your last fabric giveaway winner. Do you normally announce it? Or just email the winner? I'm always afraid I'll win and not know it and my winnings will be given away b/c I don't respond in time. lol

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  16. I got some Atomic Tabby's fabric the other day. Cute cute cute! Not sure what I'll do with it yet. I got the cats and the gray with atomic stars. Couldn't resist.

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  17. Hi Maureen! Leah Duncan is one of my favorite designers too. Her new collection is beautiful. When budget allows, I will need to stash some of them too. I still need to make a triangle quilt, and I look forward to seeing what you do with this collection.

    The Oakshots are gorgeous! If the "perfect" project ever comes to mind for them, I will invest in a bundle.

    What is your turn-around time for birthday crowns? Our youngest is turning five mid-June. One of your crowns would make her so happy! Happy April!

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  18. Beautiful fabrics. Don't do much stashing as I am on fixed income. But will buy fat quarters now and then.

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  19. I have been yearning for the Oakshotts for awhile - must save my pennies so I can get that Lipari bundle - so luscious. I just acquired a stack of stuff from Pink Castle Fabrics - they have such enticements! I got a bunch of the Mormor line by Lotta Jansdotter - love that stuff!!! And, I'm a member of the Color Inspirations Club with Pink Castle and just received another packet of solids, which is filling out some gaps in my stash very nicely!
    Your new stuff is delightful!!

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  20. Love'em - beautiful could easily stash them!!! LOL

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  21. I have to resist as strongly as I can for awhile, until I get caught up on a ton of things. But . . . I have been drooling over the shot cottons for some time, and the red w/yellow in Leah Duncan's collection had me salivating over my screen.

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