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Fabric Happiness

Fat Quarter Shop patchwork

I spent last night getting caught-up on my blocks from the Fat Quarter Shop Patchwork Quilt-along. ย They are the cutest 5″ x 5″ patchwork blocks.

Patchwork-LOGO

Each month there is a new block pattern available on the 15th + a video for extra help. The patterns are free, but a small donation to the Make A Wish Foundation is suggested. You can read more about the Patchwork Quilt Along here.

FQS Patchwork blocks-001

I am using the FQS quilt kit featuring Bonnie and Camille’s latest Basics collection. But I’m also throwing in a few blocks made with past B&C collections from my stash, just to mix things up. Also, if you’re following the quilt along yourself, you may see I added a variation to this month’s block. Just because I like to be a rebel sometimes. I put these little blocks on my design wall and they’re already so cute – I think this will be such a fun finish.

Dainty Darling Fabric-001

I am starting a new pattern/project featuring Lindsay Wilkes’ (aka The Cottage Mama) debut fabric collection for Riley Blake Designs, Dainty Darling. Look at that cheerful, vintage-inspired bundle of goodness. I’m so excited that she asked me to play with her fabrics. I’ll have a project ready to share with you by the end of March. (I’m trying to do a better job of showing you what I’m working on, while it’s still just a pile-in-progress, so that you don’t think I just pull together a quilt/tutorial over night. They’re usually in the works a while behind the scenesย before I post about them.)

Dainty Darling is available in shops now including the Fort Worth Fabric Studio and theย Fat Quarter Shop.
Gingham Girls Fabric FQ Bundle

And speaking of debut fabric collections, guess what I got to put my hands on yesterday afternoon? The very first FQ bundle of my own upcoming collection for Penny Rose/Riley Blake Designs: Gingham Girls. (You can read more about the inspiration for Gingham Girls here.) Talk about a long process behind the scenes. This has been in the works for at least 16 months now, so it was so surreal to hold the actual, finished fabric in my hands. I didn’t get to break it open, but the sample yardage has arrived and I’ll be furiously sewing new quilt samples very soon! I have 4 new patterns to release with this fabric, which starts arriving in shops in April! (Psst – it’s available for pre-order from the Fat Quarter Shop if you want a sneak peak.)

I’ll be sharing more!

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22 Comments

  • Reply
    Robby
    February 18, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    I was just thinking about your fabric the other day. How exciting that it’s getting close to release. That ‘Dainty Darling’ is a winner for all of us craving Spring!

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      Amy Smart
      February 21, 2017 at 9:58 am

      Isn’t that Dainty Daring cheerful? Can’t wait for spring!

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    Gemini Jen NZ
    February 18, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    I love the look of your fabric bundle! Congrats!

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    Cindy Mizer
    February 19, 2017 at 6:05 am

    It must be very hard to cut up a brand new fat quarter bundle of your own new fabric. I’d want to put it where I could admire it!

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      Amy Smart
      February 21, 2017 at 9:59 am

      I think I’ll probably keep one all bundled up for a long time. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Rosemaryflower
    February 19, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Oh my, Amy, it is adorable. I want I want, I need. ๐Ÿ˜€ I absolutely adore the colors
    B+C has also very happy fabrics and I love these blocks!

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    Jenny G
    February 19, 2017 at 7:43 am

    I love Gingham Girls! I believe it will become a favorite!

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      Amy Smart
      February 21, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Thank you Jenny! Oh, I hope so!

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    Little Quiltsong
    February 19, 2017 at 7:43 am

    This is so exciting!! Looking forward to your new pattern releases with your new fabric :)!

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      Amy Smart
      February 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Right now the patterns are just digital – I CAN’T WAIT to see how they turn out with real fabric!

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    Karen Seitz
    February 19, 2017 at 7:59 am

    Dainty Darling looks so pretty, and I cannot wait to see your projects using Gingham Girls!

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    Jenni
    February 19, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Oh boy have I got some plans for gingham girls!

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      Amy Smart
      February 21, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Hooray! I can’t wait to see!

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    Tanya
    February 23, 2017 at 12:45 pm

    Wow, what gorgeous fabrics! Be sure to let me know if you need any help getting those samples done! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Susieg
    February 26, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Amy How did you make that cute alteration to the Quilt-a-long block? Can you elaborate as I really like that option.

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      Amy Smart
      February 26, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Just rotate the half square triangles so that they point in toward the center square. Easy peasy. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Lissi
    February 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

    How absolutely thrilling it must be to hold your very own fabric designs in your hands! I’m so happy for you!

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    Laura
    February 26, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    I can’t wait until I can order my bundle of Gingham Girls. I love the colors and the design!!! It reminds me of the style of clothes, purses, curtains, and everything else while I was growing up in the seventies!!! You should be very proud of yourself for designing such an awesome collection. You need to keep a bundle put up in a display case for everyone to admire :o)

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    Lea Anne
    March 22, 2017 at 8:23 am

    I’m in love with this line, can’t wait for April!

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