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Sneak Peek: Fabric Stash Swap!

We’ve been having a lot of fun over in the Late Night Quilters Club on Facebook, the group I started with Stephanie and her friend Michelle a few weeks ago. Tomorrow that fun is about to go up a few notches. If you haven’t joined our group yet, now would be a good time to do so!

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Tomorrow kicks off a brand new weekly event–Tuesday Fabric Stash Swap! We decided to keep it at swapping rather than buying and selling, and it will be a great way for all of us to destash the fabrics we’ve loved but that haven’t found their way to any projects, while at the same time swapping for new-to-us fabrics to help bolster our stashes. The swap is also open to quilting tools and notions. I am super excited!

I’ve fairly recently entered the quilting world, and my SAHM budget doesn’t allow any major fabric splurges, so my stash is teeny tiny. Even still, I have a few fabrics I bought with the intention to use, but that just haven’t found their way into any of my projects. I figure it’s a good time to pass them along and see what else comes my way.

The swap goes live tomorrow, but here’s a sneak peek at what I’ll be offering to swap:

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Chevrons and Dots

  1. “Mixxoni” by Greta Lynn for Kanvas Studios in association with Bernatex: 1/2yd
  2. Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Bermuda Chevron: 18″x21″ (a hair shy of a fat quarter)
  3. Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Bright Chevron: 13″x20″
  4. Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Spring Dots: 10″x44″

I’ve tried to love chevrons, really I have. I know they are all the craze in the modern quilting world, and I do like large chevron patterned quilts, sometimes. I bought these chevrons thinking that one day they would just hop successfully into a project, but lo… here they still sit, lonely as ever. I know that many quilters love chevrons, so I hope that they find a happy new home.

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Watermelon Scrap Pack

  1. Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Summer (Yellow dots): 22″x25″ 
  2. Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Bright (Pink dots): 21″x14″
  3. Remix by Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman, Garden Chevron: 1/2 yard

These fabrics are super cute, and despite the chevron I kinda love them. They would make a really cute watermelon table topper or other summery kitchen decor. I would hold on to them, but my list of works-in-progress is long enough as it is, so I’m letting go.  Let it go, let it go! Can’t hold it back any more! (sorry, I have toddlers)

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Stripes

  1. Sis Boom Basics by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit, Westminster Fibers, Eliza Stripe (Yellow): 1/2 yard
  2. Sis Boom Basics by Jennifer Paganelli for Free Spirit, Westminster Fibers, Eliza Stripe (Green): 1/2 yard
  3. Richloom Odilon Twill, Jewel: 1/2 yard 

When I first started quilting, I joined up with the Spool Along hosted by Laura at Adventures of a Quilting Diva. Since I had next-to-no striped fabric with which to make my spools of thread, I went a bit crazy and bought way more than I needed some. I’ve since realized that the fabric doesn’t have to be striped to make a good spool, and I’ve decided to downsize my stripes a bit. So here you go!

If any of these bundles strike your fancy, be sure to check out the Late Night Quilters Club Stash Swap tomorrow!

What fabrics are you looking to add to your stash?

 

Waterlogued

Let me tell you about my new favorite iPhone app. I know what you may be thinking: I thought this was a blog about quilting and occasional knitting. What’s this film flam about an app!? This is not just an app. It’s one of the coolest, most artsy apps ever!

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I first discovered Waterlogue when Nancy from graceandpeacequilting (Find her on Instagram) posted a waterlogued picture of her Tula Pink’s City Sampler quilt. I was immediately smitten with the idea of turning my quilts–or other pictures–instantly into watercolors! I don’t usually (ever?) buy apps; I’ve only downloaded free ones. Waterlogue’s $2.99 was an exception.  Without further ado, here are a few of my Waterlogued quilts:

My second ever quilt: the Colorblock Quilt design by Bijou Lovely. I used almost all Kaffe Fassett fabrics with Laura Gunn's Wing Song from the Garden Wall collection for the vertical strip. I made this quilt for my cousin's baby girl Mabel. I love it!
My second ever quilt: the Colorblock Quilt design by Bijou Lovely. I used almost all Kaffe Fassett fabrics with Laura Gunn’s Wing Song from the Garden Wall collection for the vertical strip. I made this quilt for my cousin’s baby girl Mabel. I love it!
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A double wedding ring wall hanging I made for my sister & brother-in-law for their wedding. It was my first time sewing curves and I actually enjoyed it! They both loved the quilt, too. Always a plus!
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This baby quilt was for a dear friend’s baby (as seen!). The quilt was my own design.
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Circling gulls is taking shape! My own design and in-progress pattern looks great as a water color, too, huh?!
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Ahhhh…. Delight in the Little Things!
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Fabric spools as part of the Spool-Along I’ve joined this year. I’ve got some catching up to do!

Don’t you want to turn your quilts into watercolors now, too?! Yeah, I thought so! TOTALLY worth giving up a half a cup of Starbucks coffee to buy the app, wouldn’t you say?

Note: I have NOT been compensated in any way by Waterlogue , I just think the app is extremely fun and creative.  (Although that would be cool—Waterlogue, want to pay me for the good review?) Have fun with it!