butterflies with blogger's choice bundle

Thank you all SO much for the Greg Jones Blogger's Choice Bundle love! I've enjoyed reading all your comments. And for those of you who purchased the bundle, thank you, thank you (you can get yours here). The GIVEAWAY will remain open until the end of this week, so you still have time to enter. Here's a link to the GIVEAWAY post.  

Ok, so now what to sew? Actually, I had one specific quilt in mind when I chose these fabrics. It's the Painted Ladies quilt pattern by Fig Tree & Co. I'm using the full-sized pattern with 7" butterflies, but there is also a mini version available.

I bought this pattern when it was released a few years ago, and it's been waiting for the perfect fabric. And then in November I had a run-in with a whole big bunch of butterflies.

I met my butterfly friends at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. They were in their own butterfly pavilion. And they clung to visitors, landing on people's arms, legs and heads. (The butterfly show was apparently so popular that tickets were issued on a timed basis. While awaiting our turn, we visited the Hope Diamond, which has been reset into a new necklace.) I said goodbye to the butterflies (really) and I knew that I needed to finally make the Painted Ladies quilt. I kept that in mind while selecting the fabrics for the fat quarter bundle.


It's nice to have a really easy quilt block to work on. No need to worry about cutting off any points here! I added the grey gingham butterfly bodies from my stash, but otherwise, I'm using every print and solid fat quarter from the blogger's choice bundle. I bought yardage of the white dot for my background.

I love this blue Wildflower Meadow print by Melly & Me with little hummingbirds and Queen Anne's Lace flowers. Kinda perfect for a butterfly quilt!

It's funny that I'm sewing butterflies, because as I write this, NYC is just beginning to feel THE blizzard. Will we really get 30" of snow? I hope so! Bring on the snow!

sneak peek! blogger's choice bundle for fat quarter shop!

I am SOOOO excited to share this sneak peek of my upcoming Blogger's Choice fat quarter bundle for Fat Quarter Shop!

I almost couldn't believe it when Fat Quarter Shop contacted me and asked if I would like to put together a selection of my favorite new fabrics for you. And once I got over the happy shock, I immediately started pulling fabric swatches.

I knew that I needed to have all of my favorite types of prints. I started with a floral focus print, and then added medium-sized blender prints. I then tossed in my absolute essentials - dots and plaid! A white-on-white dot livens up classic white. I finished up with three classic solids that I just cannot live without - hot pink, leafy green and buttery yellow. 

The bundle contains fabrics from some of my favorite upcoming collections:

  • Just Dreamy 2 by Zoe Pearn for Riley Blake
  • Pam Kitty Garden by Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse  Dry Goods
  • Wildflower Meadow by Melly & Me for Riley Blake
  • Sunrise Studio by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods
  • Moda Bella Solids 

These prints are so new that they aren't even in the shop yet! The Greg Jones Blogger's Choice fat quarter bundle will be available in January 2015. I'll share more about these fabrics when they become available, and I CANNOT WAIT to start sewing with them. I'll share some fun, fat-quarter-friendly quilts and maybe even some other projects. 

I do hope that you like the bundle. Maybe you could even give Santa a hint that you'd like this as a post-Christmas gift! Would you like to be notified by Fat Quarter Shop as soon as the bundle is available? Or just want to see more details about the exact print? The bundle is already on their website here