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I’ve been in a bit of a funk lately. I was losing steam on garment projects and just needed something to break it up and get me excited again. I think that just goes with the territory when I tend to binge sew certain items (ie, clothing, bags, quilts, embroidery….) Also, I’ve not been sewing […]

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  • Kim

    such a beautiful quilt! I am glad it brought you out of your creative rut. I can relate to you and trying to find a new normal. I broke my leg, earlier this month, and needed surgery. It’s been quite the adjustment to not be able to drive, walk or work and have two little ones to comfort too. I keep telling myself “this too shall pass” & “it could be worse”. Looking forward to being able to do it all again! Thank you for sharing your quilt. An Anna Maria Horner quilt is going on my must make list.ReplyCancel

  • stunning!!! the richness of the colours, patterns is incredible.
    ps. tell layla i’m a big fan of merida too!ReplyCancel

  • Autumn

    I LOVE both AMH and Liberty! It’s so fun to see these to favorites playing so nicely together. I am inspired!!!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea M

    That quilt is beautiful!!ReplyCancel

  • Your beautiful quilt is so inspiring! I love your choice of colours xxReplyCancel

If you are active on Instagram, chances are you’ve witnessed the mini quilt swap craze that’s going on. “Craze” is really putting the whole thing lightly. I managed to avoid it for a while, but I did carefully choose one swap, and was also invited to a very small private swap with some of the most […]

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  • Ivy

    Hi. I love your pillow! Can you talk about, maybe in another post, how you do your big-stitch quilting? Yours is lovely :)ReplyCancel

I’m so excited about today’s post! RJR asked me to be a part of their What Shade are You blog hop, and I was able to choose a variety of their Cotton Supreme Solids to work with and give away. I picked a variety of melon, pink, and violet shades with some creamy whites mixed in. […]

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  • Wow!! What a lovely quilt! Definitely a lot of work went into it!!ReplyCancel

    • My pattern would be, a BIG Dresden plate–or several, for a wall-hanging. They are so beautiful I want to see the colors every day in my sewing place.ReplyCancel

  • Oh those colors are so pretty, but I have no idea what I would make!ReplyCancel

  • Ronda

    Lovely colour palette, maybe spring pillows to freshen up after winter. rReplyCancel

  • id love to make some bloomin QAYG pillows!ReplyCancel

  • i’m in awe of your quilt! so so gorgeous! i haven’t worked with the rjr solids and am itching to try them. thanks for the chance!ReplyCancel

  • yay! rjr!! (ps. not an entry just wanted to say hi!)ReplyCancel

  • Janie

    Beautiful quilt. I would make a quillow. Thank you for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Patti

    I’m not sure what I’d make with them, but purple is my favorite color so they would definitely not sit on a shelf! Love the quilt you made with them!ReplyCancel

  • annabelle

    Your quilt is lovely! The vintage one begs to be touched, it looks so soft.
    I do love those colors but I’m not sure if I would make a quilt or a few bags maybe just look at them awhile ;)
    Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Elaine

    I am working on an applique quilt and these colors would make some beautiful flowers. Thanks for the giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Diane McLauchlan

    I would make a quilt for either my 15 year old g-daughter or 12 yr old g-son depending on what the colors tell me. And I would definitely look forward to working with these fabrics. They sound superb!
    Diane in WyomingReplyCancel

  • Jill

    I would have to make a quilt with these beautiful fabrics. They are my favorite colors.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    This is so inspiring! Love your color choices. There’s a little nook in the house we are going to buy that needs a quilt with colors like these!ReplyCancel

  • JoyceLM

    My husband’s niece would love those colors, so I would make a throw quilt for her bedroom. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • jenny

    lovely palette indeed. i think these would make a good picnic blanket…(in addition to a few others!) im jumping the gun bc its feels like -2 outside…but working with these colors would add cheer to the dreary days! thanks for a chance…i adore your quilt..cant wait to see the hand quiltingReplyCancel

  • Shayne

    Love it! I would a quilt of course!ReplyCancel

  • Allison CB

    Well done with your quilt! Love your fabric choice and shades!!! Me…well I would make a quilt but I am going in the small rather than bed size these daze (yup me in a daze)…I like the challenge of miniquilts!ReplyCancel

  • I would like to make som spring pillows for our sofa.ReplyCancel

  • Emily V.

    Very pretty color pallet! I’d probably mix them with that same AMH print! I need to make a weekender bag. Maybe some of these will go into that. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Sara D.

    I’d use them for a quilt I’m working on – for a friend’s baby!ReplyCancel

  • What a group of yummy solids! I would add them to the Heather Ross Briar Rose/FFA quilt I’m making for my daughter, or use them in my next AMH quilt I’m planning! Solids are so useful!ReplyCancel

  • Marnie

    Beautiful project! I’d probably mix the solids with the Cotton & Steel Basics roll for a quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Shannon

    I would use these along with other fabrics that I have to make a birthday/graduation quilt as a gift for my sister! She loves spring colors!ReplyCancel

  • Kaitlin

    that quilt is amazing! I don’t think I would have the patience to sew all those 1 inch strips together! I would love some fabric for new pillows for my couch, or maybe a color blocked spring dress!ReplyCancel

  • Hilary S

    I’d go for a kaleidoscope quilt. Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Martha B

    Your quilt is beautiful:) I’m working on a single Irish chain quilt with Liberty. I love all your Liberty projects as well! If I won – I would definetly try to recreate a quilt like yours… I love your work:)ReplyCancel

  • Tiara

    Probably something for one of the three swaps that I signed up for!ReplyCancel

  • What a pretty bundle. Seems like there’s a lot of solid bundles going on today in my feed reader! I’d use this bundle for a couple fun patchwork zipper bags I sketched up the other day. The more I think about it the neater they’d look with solids instead of prints since they’re such a small scale!ReplyCancel

  • Allison C

    Love these colors and awesome job on the quiltReplyCancel

  • Quilting Tangent

    Pretty quilt. I would make a scrappy quilt.ReplyCancel

  • J. Reeves

    Wonderful quilt, great colors, I would make a quilt.ReplyCancel

  • J. Reed

    I would make a quilt with this pretty bundle of fabrics.ReplyCancel

  • I have a purple quilt I’m just planning to start. I could use these. They are beautiful. Thanks for a great giveaway. I’ve also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at Thanks again.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Lanier

    I’d use it in a ballerina quilt I’m making.ReplyCancel

  • Karen Wendling

    i would use these beautiful fabrics to make a baby quilt for my daughter.ReplyCancel

  • very nice quilt ty for sharing your idea…..I would make a very nice tote for my self and my daughter…..happyness04431@yahoo.comReplyCancel

  • Your quilt is gorgeous! I would actually love to try something like that, though I would have to use bigger blocks since my accuracy is not good enough to get down to 1 inch!

  • amy

    I’d make some patchwork placemats and tablerunner for spring! Your quilt is so lovely! love the colors.ReplyCancel

  • I would gift it to a friend and let her decide (though I’m guessing she’d make a quilt!)!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah J.

    I love this quilt- such a beautiful overall effect! I would love to use these in a spring mini quilt! Thanks for sharing and so happy I found your site!ReplyCancel

  • Veronika

    This bundle is sooooo pretty! I loved your coordinating prints bundle too- and what a stunning quilt! I’d make a quilt of course, not sure what design yet. I love how you said fast quilts aren’t your thing- what a fresh approach and one that I just might have to adopt! I just finished my first baby quilt and it took forever because I had to make sure I was in love with every aspect- even if that meant redoing things I’d already had done!ReplyCancel

  • I have an idea for a design to be made with solids only. These may work. Otherwise, they’ll be used mixed with prints for other projects. I do appreciate solids.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah P

    Maybe something to pass own to my daughter one day… but no clue what!ReplyCancel

  • I might make some pillows or pillow cases. Thanks so much! God bless!ReplyCancel

  • barbara woods

    Use them in a quilt, thanksReplyCancel

  • Wei T

    Thank you for hosting the giveaway, I would make a quilt for my niece.ReplyCancel

  • Linda Webster

    I would make a small wall quilt to cover the fuse box that is on the kitchen wall.ReplyCancel

  • Those are my favorite colors. I’m not sure what I would use them for. Need to feel fabric for it to tell me what it wants to be.ReplyCancel

  • Kristine

    I just love the subtle low volume prints and solids. I need a new throw pillow and this would be perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Laura West

    Lovely colors! I’d love to make a pillow with the fabric.ReplyCancel

  • Greta

    Quilt! Thanks for a chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Janna

    Something simple & elegant. Maybe patchwork twirley skirts for my daughter and nieces.ReplyCancel

  • Chris

    Purple is right up there in my favorite colors. I like your quilt. I’m not sure what pattern I would use. I have lots of flowers so maybe I would add it to those and do a Drunkards Path butterfly quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Claire Ross

    We are making tote bags in our “craft class” and I need some solids to accent my patterned fabric. This would be perfect xxReplyCancel

  • Nancy Lynn Hilderbrand

    I would put it in a purse or embroidered baby blanketReplyCancel

  • MaryLou

    Hi, I would make something for my twin. 2-yr-old granddaughters. Very pretty colors. Thanks for the giveaway. :)ReplyCancel

  • karen fisher

    I want to make mind the gap with this bundle.ReplyCancel

  • Mariann

    Would love to make a bed runner to enjoy the colors every day! Thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy h

    Beautiful quikt. I wouldmake some cheery pillows with those colors. A wonderful hint of spring to come.ReplyCancel

  • Just beautiful. If I won, I’d use them in a quilt mixed with colors like you did.ReplyCancel

  • I would make a baby quilt- such sweet colors.ReplyCancel

  • Very nice! I would use it for dolls and stuffed toys that I’m sewing for our foster care closet. Thanks for the chance! :)ReplyCancel

  • lauren

    I would begin my second quilt!ReplyCancel

  • Karen C.

    I am just finishing a baby quilt and my daughter is after me to make one for her. These colors are lovely and would lend themselves to several patterns i have been wanting to try. Hmmmm. You have me pondering now…………ReplyCancel

  • Sarah

    I would use these for a baby quilt for a new niece that ‘s coming along.ReplyCancel

  • Kathy Davis

    I would love to add them to an upcoming baby quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Misty S.

    I would make either a small quilt or go with a quilted tote bag. Love these colors.ReplyCancel

  • Lynne Tilley

    I see this in a quilt! GorgeousReplyCancel

  • Mary

    I would love to make a modern improv wall hanging, aka Gwen Marston’s minimal style.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Marie

    I would definitely make a quilt. Yours is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • I need to be frequenting your blog, and I’m not! I didn’t know you mostly hand quilt, but I’m excited to poke around your blog and check that out. I’m in a hand sewing class right now, and I hope to start doing much more hand quilting.

    I’ve never made a triangle quilt. If I won your bundle, I think I’d like to give that a try. I think I’m ready to take on all the points! (Autocorrect just tried to insert “loins”… that would’ve been a big whoopsie.)ReplyCancel

  • Janie

    I would make a quillow. Love your quilt. Thank you for the chance.ReplyCancel

  • Megan

    I’m just getting started with quilting, so these would probably end up in an early project.ReplyCancel

  • Wanda Sorah

    Love the quilts, beautiful workReplyCancel

  • Anne J

    Stunning quilt! I’ve been wanting to do some sewing for my daughter’s room, this palette would be perfect. Maybe some big floor pillows (if I start now, they might be ready when she’s old enough to enjoy them)ReplyCancel

  • Lori Morton

    Your quilt is AWESOME!! These fabrics are Beautiful…loooove them!!

    Would definitely use these in a Quilt..not sure Pattern tho. Thanks for chance to win them! :)ReplyCancel

  • I’d definitely make a quilt! Maybe simple patchwork squares to show off those colors :)ReplyCancel

  • Vicki H

    My granddaughter could use a new quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy K

    I would use them with prints and make some totes.ReplyCancel

  • Dot H

    I would like to make some new pillows.ReplyCancel

  • Plethora! I love a woman with a vocabulary! If I won this fabric, I think I’d use it to make a modern quilt that was connected to the idea of butterflies. It’s been roaming around my brain today and these fabrics would be perfect! Thanks for the chance to win.ReplyCancel

  • Lovely quilt! I’d use the solids bo make a quilt for either a friend or for donation.ReplyCancel

  • Beautiful quilt! I would make a table topper.ReplyCancel

  • Michele Timms

    Beautiful quilts!!! I would definitely make a quilt… And those tiny postage stamps are inspiring, don’t know if I could make them so perfect though but it is inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Diane Beavers

    Your color palette is so Spring and you got me ready too…I found myself throwing my fabric stash all over my furniture yesterday to see what I need to “cheer” up my winter blues. Thank you for your inspiration.
    I’d have to make a table runner, pillows and chair pads w/this bundle. Thank you so much!ReplyCancel

  • Margaret Schindler

    I would use them in a quilt that I am making for my great grand daughter. These are her favorite colorsReplyCancel

  • Kathleen Dalecio

    I love your beautiful Triple Irish Chain quilt! If I were to win the FQ bundle, I think I’d use it to make a table runner version of your quilt for my large dining room table! I’d like to experience those luscious colors everyday for a good while… Thanks for this giveaway opportunity.ReplyCancel

  • Holly S.

    I’d make a baby blanket.ReplyCancel

  • Shauna

    I would definitely work them into a quilt, they are simply wonderfulReplyCancel

  • Ana

    Pretty colors… I would quilt a book bag!ReplyCancel

  • Piroska

    I would make a quilt for my granddaughter.ReplyCancel

  • I would mix them up with some prints in a ninepatch quilt.ReplyCancel

  • Ellee

    I’d make a quilt for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Arianna M.

    I would make some Valentines mug rugs!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea M

    I would make a birthstone quilt using the birthstone paper pieced pattern by No Hats in the House. :)ReplyCancel


    HI, I’d love to make a new Modern Quilt with these! Thanks so for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Love your quilt!!! Love how it looks pixelated! Beautiful colours too!!! I am making my niece a quilt for Christmas this year and those colours look like they would work to add to the prints I’ve choosen!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!ReplyCancel

  • fran

    I would mix it with some sweet prints that I already have and make a quilt for my grandaugther (who will arrive in May)!ReplyCancel

  • NancyB from Many LA

    I’d make something for my granddaughter!ReplyCancel

  • Allison CB

    I would be making a miniquilt with that fabric…lovely!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amorette

    I bet that took a while! And it shows, it is a gorgeous project. Well done.
    I would love to make a similar quilt, or maybe try some curves for a mini quilt.ReplyCancel

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  • Dot H

    I would like to make pillows for my granddaughters bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • carolyn montgomery

    i love your quilt and the colors are beautiflu.ReplyCancel

  • Peggy Gibbs

    I’d make a beautiful quilt for World of Charity Stitching.

  • Kathleen D

    I love your version of a Triple Irish Chain quilt! It’s a very traditional pattern which you’ve made modern with your colors! This would be a gorgeous gift for a new baby girl who will be born to my friend’s daughter in May.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work & inspiration and the yummy giveaway opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Jacklynn Grimm

    You put together a beautiful bundle, heavy on my favorite color – purple! I would match it up with purple prints from my stash and make a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot comReplyCancel

  • jmniffer

    Your quilt is wonderful! I’m new to using solids and would love to give them another try. If I won I would like to use them in a springtime lap quilt for myself. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at your giveaway.ReplyCancel

  • Emilee

    A quilt for my daughter for sure-adding some other precious fabric I have been saving!ReplyCancel

  • barbara woods

    love your quiltReplyCancel

I don’t have pictures for our next step in the Opposites Attract QAL so that post will be up in the next day or two, but I do have a great tutorial for using up some of those HST leftovers! Be sure to cut those carefully, and you’ll have a precut project on your hands […]

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  • This is so gorgeous. I don’t think I could walk on it ; )ReplyCancel

    • Pat Vanderwater

      You drain dishes on it. Not walk on it. I have been making small quilts for years for this purpose. Really dresses up your kitchen.ReplyCancel

      • What a great idea! I hadn’t thought of making one to use as a drying mat.ReplyCancel

    • They really hold up well! I keep Olivia’s water bowl right there, which Wallace tips over once a day. The mat really soaks it up and handles washes very well. :) You need one!ReplyCancel

  • Thank you for this Meredith. I don’t usually quilt but this looks so nice and is not too large or complicated. Seems like a good first “serious” project for me. I’m already looking forward to doing some fabric matching!ReplyCancel

    • Wonderful! Its an awesome way to use up those triangle bits for sure, which we seems end up with one way or another. :) Happy crafting!ReplyCancel

Do you have your fabrics cut? Today we’re going to begin sewing our blocks. Whether you are sewing a small quilt or a large one, I find it easy to tackle them [the blocks] in batches. Going in the order of the directions in the pattern, I’ve sewn up all the Small Introvert blocks first. […]

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  • looks like origami! or candy! can’t wait to see the finished quilt!ReplyCancel