Pie Making Day Fabric Collection

pie making day fabric

A few months ago, Brenda Ratliff owner of Pink Castle Fabrics and brand new fabric designer for RJR fabrics contacted me and asked me if I’d like to make something with her debut fabric collection, Pie Making Day.

retro fabric pie making day

When I saw the prints and colors I jumped at the chance. I think they’re so fun! This collection is definitely vintage-inspired but with some colors and geometric prints that would work well into modern quilts as well.

pie making day prints and colors-001

Here’s a view of the range of prints in each color. I’m especially smitten with that dark pink and the dark teal. Nice saturated tones in colors I’m low on. Lots of great blenders in this collection as well.

new project with Pie Making Day

I have a new quilt design/pattern all sketched out for this bundle. I’m pairing the Pie Making Day fabric with the RJR Cotton Supreme solid Gale Force gray. I’ve been anxious to get started but had a some deadlines to wrap up first, not to mention a stack of quilt tops that just need backs pieced so I can get them off to the quilters…

stack of half-square triangles

With a big deadline crossed off my list yesterday, last night I couldn’t wait any longer and started cutting into that stack. I pulled out my AccuQuilt GO cutter (I used the 4″ finished HST square die)  and made quick work of a stack of half-square triangle blocks (same size I used for my Spectrum quilt). I got the whole thing cut out last night while watching So You Think You Can Dance with my girls.

half-square-triangles orange
Now I just need time to sew it all together. I got a few HST’s chained through last night and already LOVE how it’s coming together.

Pie Making Day is available for pre-order from Pink Castle Fabrics and will be widely available in stores this summer.

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    June 16, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Hahaha….saw that first photo and thought this was right up your color alley!:) I love every one of them…noooooo….must resisit!!

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      Amy Smart
      June 16, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Haha! I’m so predictable! 🙂

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    Tanya Quilts in CO
    June 16, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Those are gorgeous fabrics! I can’t wait to see what you are making.

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    June 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    What terrific colors and prints!

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    June 16, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Looks so fun and cheerful, good for you!

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    Louisa @ Sewmotion
    June 17, 2015 at 2:24 am

    These fabrics are gorgeous, and you made my day when I sew you’d put them with a grey! I’ll have to hunt these out in the UK. Can’t wait to see the finished quilt!

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    June 17, 2015 at 5:14 am

    They look like candy!! Loooove the color combinations. Can’t wait to see a finished top!

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    Rosemary Bolton
    June 17, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Beautiful lush colors. My favorites.
    Now I am excited to see what you do with this gorgeous collection

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    June 17, 2015 at 6:32 am

    I love those colors, and I can’t wait to see the finished quilt. The gray fabric will be the perfect match for the vibrant hues.

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    June 17, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Those fabrics sang to me the first day you posted them. I’ll be looking forward to seeing your creation!

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    June 17, 2015 at 8:58 am

    This is a great line and I look forward to seeing what you do with it. I especially love the circles (pie tins?) and the tone-on-tone squares (lattice?) So nice!

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    Barbara McDonald
    June 17, 2015 at 9:37 am

    The only word I could think of when looking at these fabrics was “luscious”! That’s close to “delicious”, right? How about “yummy”? I cannot wait to see the finished product! ( I wouldn’t be able to take them out of the ribbon-ing – they’re toooooooo pretty!!!)

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      Amy Smart
      June 18, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      It was hard to unbundle them, that’s for sure.

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    June 17, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Thanks Amy! I can’t wait to see what you make 😀

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    June 17, 2015 at 11:42 am

    My only problem is deciding whether to get the FQ bundle or the half-ard bundle. LOVE those pretty fabrics! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to with all of those HSTs!

    xo -E

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    June 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Tecidos lindos, cores vibrantes e alegres.
    Fico imaginando uma linda e aconchegante colcha.

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    June 17, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    OH my gosh. That’s for sure a collection I will need to have. I love everything about those fabrics; the colors and design. Beautiful.

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    June 18, 2015 at 11:54 am

    I love the fabric! The colors are wonderful.

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    June 18, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Gorgeous colours!!! <3

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    June 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Just when will we get a chance to buy some of those gorgeous fabrics?

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    June 24, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    this fabric is just yummy! Can’t wait to see what you did with it. 🙂

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    July 11, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Oh, these are gorgeous! I hadn’t seen these prints yet, but I’m off to find them now.

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