Llama Fabrics giveaway!

Happy Friday! It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway, so hopefully you’ll be up for one today! Chio at Llama Fabrics always offers the best giveaway prizes, and today is no exception. She’s just received Tula Pink’s latest line, Fox Field, and she’s offering up a fat quarter bundle of all 27 prints from the line.

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You may remember me mentioning Llama Fabrics in the past, and I hope that you’ve had a chance to take a look at Chio’s shop. She’s really the sweetest, most generous person and I’ve been so very pleased with the orders I’ve placed with her. Just recently I found I needed one of Anna Maria’s Dowry prints for a quilt backing and I was in a bit of a time crunch. I was so pleased to find that Chio offered that print, because I knew that it would ship out quickly, and indeed, I had a response from Chio about my custom order within an hour of emailing her. My fabric shipped out immediately and I was able to get that quilt finished up in time (here’s a photo of that backing while I was handsewing the binding).

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So if you find yourself in need of some fabric – be it a fat quarter bundle, yardage, or perhaps a custom order, I hope you’ll pop on over to Llama Fabrics! You’ll find Chio offers great prices, a great selection and super fast shipping.

Would you like to win this bundle? Just leave a comment here – feel free to tell me what you’re currently working on, what your plans for the weekend are, what your favorite new fabric line is, or what you look for in an online fabric shop (or anything interesting, really!). Those of you outside the US will be pleased to know that Chio is willing to ship internationally, so this giveaway is open to all! I will close the comments Sunday evening and will select and announce the winner at that time. Thanks for playing, and thanks in advance for taking a peek at Chio’s shop. And of course, a big thanks to Chio for offering up such a great prize!

Update: Comments are now closed. I’ll select and announce a winner soon!

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pink pom poms

I posted a photo of the kids snuggled under their quilts watching a little Sesame Street and was reminded that I had never shown this little quilt (er, blanket). It’s a current favorite, and even though I made it with Hazel in mind, I’ve probably gotten more use out of it so far (mostly because I’m not as tempted to eat the pom poms as she is!).

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This Nani Iro woodblock pocho is my current favorite. It comes in a few colors, but a couple of those colors (this one and the black I think) are an even looser weave, and consequently even softer than the usual double gauze. I bought mine at Nido – having felt it in person, I just couldn’t leave the store without it.

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Once upon a time I saw a photo of a quilt with pom poms on pinterest, and the image had sort of stuck in my head, so I decided to try it out with this fabric. I paired it some hot pink pom poms and a pink shot cotton. It does have batting in the center, but while I planned on hand quilting it, I decided I liked it as it was, so I suppose technically it’s not a quilt – three layers, yes, but no quilting… so no go? Either way, it’s super soft and fun with those pink pom poms. And once Hazel stops trying to eat them all, I’ll give it back to her…maybe…

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in progress…feathers!

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Well, I just spent a good 30 minutes searching old blog posts to link back to this stack of fabric only to realize that I had never actually blogged about it – I finally remembered that I had shown it on Instagram instead. My brain these days… not good!

Anyway, I pulled together that stack back in October, and then added to it in January and I’ve been waiting ever since to have a chance to start a quilt with them. I finally got most of my sewing obligations completed, so I thought it was a great time to sneak in a little work on this one. I’ve been wanting to make a Feather Bed quilt ever since Anna Maria Horner posted her pattern, and since then I’ve seen many beautiful versions – the latest being this beauty by Karyn.

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This color combo is not one I’m typically drawn to, but now that I’ve been staring at it for a few months I really love it. You’d think that the color combo came about based on that floral Liberty of London print, but surprisingly enough, no. That print just happened to be a perfect match for the navy, aqua, red and sour lemon thing I had going on. There’s a fun mix of fabrics – a little Nani Iro, lots of Alison Glass, some Denyse (of course!), a few Liberty of London prints, a Violet Craft print, a navy from Bonnie & Camille’s upcoming Miss Kate line, a couple Mochi polka dots and a Lizzy House stripe (to name a few, er, all!). It’s awfully fun to mix and match designers, and while I know many don’t love mixing fabric bases, I actually love the mix of textures (double gauze, tana lawn, a linen blend and quilting cotton, yes please!)

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I spent the afternoon yesterday sewing strips and cutting out feathers, and oh my, what fun! That part was surprisingly quick, and I’m loving how it’s looking up on the wall. I still need to figure out how big to go, and then hopefully soon I’ll be on to the next step!

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