August design star bundle

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I was so flattered when Beth from Stash Fabrics asked me to participate in her fabric Design Star club! I love putting together fabric bundles so I knew it would be fun to put together one for this club.

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I was given the month of August, so I started thinking about what colors I associated with late summer. My mind immediately went to navy and coral and lighter pinks along with a little gray added in for good measure. For me it reads warm sunsets over the lake, and I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

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If you sign up before August 5th I think you can still receive this bundle plus the 9 remaining months (fat quarter or half yard memberships available). I can’t wait to make something out of this bundle and can’t wait to see what you might make! And now, a few more pictures to entice you…

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ps. three posts in three days? what??!

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Henry – months 5 & 6

Looks like I’ve missed a couple months here! Here’s a quick catch-up…

5 months –

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(munki martian quilt)

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6 months –

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(a quilt soon to be listed for sale, part of the kitchen patchwork quilt collection – ha!)

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some slow sewing for the summer

Hello there! It’s been a while, sorry! This kitchen renovation certainly has kept me from sewing for the past month, but thankfully it’s nearly complete. I haven’t been able to access my sewing machine for the last month, so instead I picked up a bit of hand sewing.

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I’m so thankful to have a great sewing shop in town and even more thankful that Phiona organizes great events and brings in awesome teachers on a regular basis. The most recent was the fabulous Carolyn Friedlander, who had a great trunk show and then taught two classes. I had a chance to attend one of her classes and spent the day (without kids!) learning needle turn applique while working on blocks from her Everglade pattern. It’s a little tricky to get the same nearly invisible stitches as Carolyn’s, but I’m having fun trying. I cut out fabrics for four blocks, but I’ve enjoyed it enough that I’ve since cut out fabrics for an additional four. Who knows how many I’ll actually complete!

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It’s quite nice to have a portable project – I like to take a block with me to the pool, pretending that I’m actually going to have time to do some stitching (ha!). Mainly I slowly work on a block while watching tv at night. More soon!

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If you find yourself in the Burlington, VT area, do be sure to check out Nido! You can also shop online - Nido offers great fabric prices for fabrics cut in whole yard increments!
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