Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Stash enhancement and a dgs block

I've gotten lazy about photographing new stash, but I have a couple of new things to share.

Spoonflower FQs

I picked up two fat quarters in the Spoonflower Buy One, Get One sale late last year. Both designs are by Holli Zollinger, and I LOVE her fabrics. I'll probably have to pick up some more of her designs later this year.

Stash enhancement

I also picked up some favorite fat quarters from two new(ish) lines: Domestic Bliss by Liz Scott (the designer of Sugar Pop, which was part of the fabric used for my Wonky Bee quilt last year) and Amy Butler's Lark. I LOVE the colors of the Domestic Bliss line, and the green lanterns from Lark are a favorite print right now.

In bee news, I've joined a new bee (crazy, I know) called Bee a Modern Swapper. It's an interesting setup. Every other month, it's a regular quilting bee with two blocks due, but the in-between months have optional small swaps that you can participate in, or not! For the first part of the year, I'll opt out of those swaps, but after the wedding, I may join in!

In do.Good Stitches, the Love circle made herringbone blocks for Rachel using her tutorial, which you can find here. This was a fun block, a little challenging at first, but very thoroughly explained. And the result is awesome!

December dgs block

I made a second block that I wasn't planning to send (it was just a little short), but Rachel said she'd find a use for it, so off it went!

I plan to revisit this block at some point. Very fun!

11 comments:

  1. i really love domestic bliss. so pretty. i missed the signups for be modern swapper. i was bummed. can i still join in the swaps?

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  2. Your fabric stash always makes me drool. You have awesome taste.

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  3. Such pretty new things! All this scrapping has made me hungry for cutting into fresh yardage. Soon...

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  4. Love your fabric purchases. I'm trying so hard to resist Domestic Bliss, I love the colors too! I'll have to check out your new bee, it sounds cool! Love that herringbone block for your group.

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  5. i love that herringbone!

    and the fox print is adorable.

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  6. you know I have a thing for foxy prints!! You have such a great eye for choosing amazing prints and putting them together so well, it's amazing!

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  7. You certainly have a KNACK for picking out fabric!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that herringbone block! Going to have to check out the tutorial! I so admire all the swaps you do! I want to do another one soon..Just always seem SO busy! Keep on the good work! I am signing annonymous, but it is Michaelanne! I haven't been able to comment on any blogger blogs all day:(

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  8. I need to get some Domestic Bliss! I can't believe I haven't yet!! I also love that DGS block so much!

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  9. Love that herringbone block!! I too got some of that bliss and lark over the holidays. I got the last bit of that green lantern print the store had - and it was just a fat quarter but I gobbled it up!

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  10. That herringbone block is super cool...i could see all sorts of cool variations using solids/prints etc.

    I tend to skim over your stash enhancement pictures...sorry but i'm finding it's dangerous to focus too much!

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  11. Oh, be still my beathing heart...the foxes! Fox fabric = fabulous!

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