StashShots: Shopaholics R Me: Fabric Spot

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter G for Geek. I’m a bit geeky, and love anything that reminds me my school days – science labs, math equations, technical drawing, etc. So, imagine my joy when I discovered Fabric Spot at the Creativ Festival in April. I’ve been coveting Architextures for some time, and eagerly picked up a bunch of fat quarters. Not too sure if the dark print is from the same line… I think it is…

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Then I spotted it – from Rebeka Ginda’s Robotic line – a print called “the Lab”. An organic cotton with the cutest science lab drawings! Pricey? For sure, but had to have it. I think it works nicely with a pack of Noteworthy (Sweetwater for Moda) charm squares that I picked up at Hamel’s. I could mix these low volume prints with some solids for a cute baby quilt.
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StashShots:Shopaholics R Me: Around the World inspiration

I’ve raved in the past about my coveted African prints collection, and my constant struggle to cut into the fabric. I’ve since incorporated African prints into 2 quilts, and a star block that will eventually become a throw pillow. The colour is so vibrant, and the prints blend well with batik. This visit to Kallisti Quilts at Creativ Festival, I bought one blue African print, and a bundle of Japanese prints. No plans for them yet…

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StashShots: Shopaholics R Me: Solid Bundles

More stash shots. I discovered Hyggeligt at my first creativ festival, thanks to Sandra. I fell in love with their collection of Amy Butler and Kaffe Fassett. This year I added two new bundles of… wait for it… SOLIDS to my collection. I’m collecting Oakshot for a special quilt I’m planning, and can only afford Fat Eighths. The jewel tones are simply fabulous, and very masculine in feel.

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The second bundle I purchased was a Rowan Fat quarter bundle of woven solids. Such a soft, delicate palette, really pretty. Pickles clearly liked it, or at least the tag 😉

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She manages to clip off such straight strips… if I could get her to do this with fabric, I could give up my rotary cutter 😉

The Rowan bundle is so beautiful, I know I’m gonna wanna hoard it. I recently came across a color story in a recent copy of HGTV magazine which has me thinking “quilt!”. Check it out below, isn’t it scrumptious? And most of those colours are in the Rowan bundle…

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Project Phoenix Part 6 – Go with the Flo’

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It’s finally finished. After washing it, And defuzzing it, there were threads to snip, and repairs, sigh… it seems the the some of the seams around the points of those paper pieced stars got loosened in the wash… not enough seam allowance was given… it future I will be extra generous about that.

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The two shots above show the finished front and back. And yes, the back is wonky. I don’t know how I managed that, as I measured everything before sandwiching the quilt. I gave it away today to the intended recipient, who really likes it. I love it. It was a real challenge, and I had a really great time doing it. some frustration, some tears, some hesitation, sure. Was it what I had envisioned? Not at all, since I kept changing my mind all the time! But it was refreshing to see an idea evolve, twisting and changing to something wonderful. I have realized that, in the creative process, I had to let go and be flexible in order to overcome difficulty. I guess, I’ve learned that I actually can create something if I just let myself Go With The Flo’ 🙂

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