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Fabric. And more fabric.

I sketched a new quilt block design one day over the holiday break and started sewing it up. It’s made up of a lot of little pieces (definitely not fabulously fast) and at this point I’ve only made half of one block. But that didn’t stop me from pulling fabrics and colors I’d like to use should this block turn into a quilt. 
I started with some of Jen Kingwell’s Gardenvale collection I picked up at Market and then added more fabrics from my stash in the color range I was using. I seem to often gravitate toward reds, yellows and blues, and greens, so the addition of the purples and blacks are kind of a new look for me. (*pats self on the back*) Excited to see where this goes!
Since the pieces in the block are small I stuck with mostly small-scale prints that almost read solid. Bigger prints would get lost in this design. Maybe by next week I’ll have one block done and I can show it off. 🙂
Speaking of stash…
*warning: enabler alert*
…have you heard about Westwood Acres’ newest monthly subscription club: the “I Want Her Stash” Fabric and Pattern Club. Each month a bundle of 16 fat quarters picked by a different designer + an original pattern from that designer will arrive in your mail box. And guess who’s month is January? Me. (Pressure!)
As of last night there were only a few spots left… UPDATE: the club is full but there is a wait list. 
Here’s a list of the designers for each month. Whoa – I’m honored to be on that list! Can’t wait to see what they all do! 

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19 Comments

  • Reply
    ✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾
    January 15, 2015 at 6:52 am

    Yep, I already signed up:)

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    Jackie
    January 15, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Love the fabric, can't wait to see your block.

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    Linda
    January 15, 2015 at 7:07 am

    I seriously can&#39;t wait to see your block. Still lol over &quot;warning: enabler alert&quot;. :)<br />Have you done any posts about how to design a block? Or is it something that has to be an innate skill?

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    Thimbleanna
    January 15, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Such beautiful fabrics Amy! I&#39;m looking forward to seeing your new block!

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    Melissa Corry
    January 15, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Loving your fabric pull and looking forward to seeing your block 😉

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    CherylB
    January 15, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Love the colors……and I&#39;m waiting patiently (NOT) for the Emma Grace baby quilt tutorial…..hint HINT

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    Cheryl
    January 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Beautiful fabric pull, I love the bright colors.

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    Pamela Lynne
    January 15, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    I&#39;ve signed up for the Stash Club at Westwood and am looking forward to seeing all of the bundles and blocks. I&#39;m new to quilting and just trying to figure out the blog thing….but I will prevail! I admire your style.<br />Can&#39;t wait to see your new block.

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    Ashley Calder
    January 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Your fabric makes a pretty rainbow!

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    gibbygoo56
    January 15, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    To heck with the stash of the month program, I want YOURS! So beautiful!

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    Lana
    January 16, 2015 at 12:33 am

    I can&#39;t wait to see what you are working on! All of those fabrics are beautiful! Looks like the club is going to have fun!!! I just missed it! Maybe next time!

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    Sew Surprising
    January 16, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Oh got to love a secret 🙂 cant wait to see what its going to be, love all the colours your using as well 🙂

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    Allison
    January 16, 2015 at 4:44 am

    The colours you&#39;ve picked out are really lovely – it is a good lesson and inspiration for me to move beyond my conservative norm! Nice to know even you have to take a step beyond normal every-now-again and add &#39;new&#39; colours to your palette!

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    Stacy Gregerson
    January 16, 2015 at 9:01 am

    I&#39;m excited to see where this goes too! Love what you have selected.

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    Ellen Elmore
    January 16, 2015 at 10:51 am

    The colors make my heart flip and mouth water….yummie, yum….eye candy!

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    Rachel
    January 16, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    I signed up for the stash club! I&#39;m still hoping you&#39;ll do the Emmy Grace tutorial too!

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    diane
    January 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    I joined this group and you were a big part of why I joined. Those fabrics you have pulled there are looking really good.

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    Charo
    January 17, 2015 at 3:38 am

    I love all the colorful fabric you use, they are so happy….!

  • Reply
    Samantha
    January 19, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Love love love the fabrics you pulled!

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