Monday, May 23, 2016

Pretty Playtime Quilt Along: Week 2 - Dragonfly Block!

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Welcome to Week 2 of our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along,
featuring the 
Pretty Playtime Quilts book! 
 
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We'll be taking you through the construction of this gorgeous sampler quilt block by block and we're just getting started, so grab some fabric, the Pretty Playtime Quilts book, and get ready to start quilting!
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This week's block is the Dragonfly Block, found in the upper left of the quilt.  The block features two adorable dragonflies, and is a sweet and simple way to get things started!  Our quilt was made with Elea Lutz' Strawberry Biscuit fabric collection, which you can find HERE.



If you're interested in replicating the sampler quilt in the book exactly as seen above, we've got a handy dandy kit for you. The Garden Fairy Sampler Quilt Kit includes the fabric for the top and binding, and we also have a Backing Set for the Fairy Garden Sampler Quilt! Don't forget that you'll need a copy of the Pretty Playtime Quilts Book, so order your copy of the book and kit today!

Block of the Week

We have a great group of quilting bloggers joining us for this event, and this week Erin from Why Not Sew? is sharing her version of the Dragonfly Block on her blog.  Pop on over and see what she's created!

Here is a list of the fabulous quilting bloggers participating in our Pretty Playtime Quilt Along. Stay tuned here at the Jolly Jabber for more Pretty Playtime block fun!

Week 2 - Erin from Why Not Sew?
Week 3 - Wynn from Zakka Art
Week 4 - Anorian from Samelia's Mum
Week 5 - Amy from Diary of a Quilter
Week 6 - Renee from Sewn with Grace
Week 7 - Jemima from Tied with a Ribbon
Week 8 - Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Week 9 - Debbie from Happy Little Cottage
Week 10 - Tina from Emily Ann's Kloset
Week 11 - Erica from Kitchen Table Quilting
Week 12 - Kristyne from Pretty by Hand
Week 13 - Heidi from Fabric Mutt
Week 14 - Brigitte from The Family Hearth
Week 15 - Lorrie from Sew Mod Designs
Week 16 - Kristin from They Grow Up Too Fast

Happy Quilting, everyone.  See you back here for Week 3!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Spring Quilt Market 2016: Favorite Collections



Wow, Spring Quit Market 2016 was amazing! We had the best time meeting up with our quilty friends and seeing all the gorgeous new fabric collections. With all the new trends we got to see, we can't wait to go home and start up new clubs, kits, videos, patterns and more for you!

The Fat Quarter Shop team is flying back home today, so we thought we'd close our Spring Quilt Market 2016 coverage with our favorite collections.  Each of us has chosen a favorite fabric collection to share with you, and these favorite will be available on Fat Quarter Shop as soon as we can get them!

Please take a peek below and leave a comment sharing which of these six collections is YOUR favorite. We're dying to know what you think!




Kimberly's favorite collection is Handmade by Bonnie & Camille for Moda!



Kevin's favorite collection is Modern Background Luster by Zen Chic for Moda.


 Sarah's favorite collection is Hello Ollie by Bonnie Christine for Art Gallery Fabrics.


Codi's favorite collection is Slow & Steady by Tula Pink for Free Spirit. 


Nova's favorite collection is Desert Bloom by Sherri & Chelsi for Moda.



Melody's favorite collection is Les Fleurs by Rifle Paper for Cotton + Steel.



Thank you so much for joining us for our Spring Quilt Market 2016 coverage.  We hope you've enjoyed it as much as we have.  Keep an eye out for these new fabric collections to appear on our Fat Quarter Shop website, and be sure to reserve your bundles once they're available!

Happy Quilting!

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Spring Quilt Market 2016: Saturday


It was another fabric-tastic day here at Spring Quilt Market 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah!  We hope you're ready for more sneak peeks at the latest and greatest in quilting, fabric, and sewing because we've been buzzing around the Convention Center capturing images to share with you - our quilting friends that are participating in Quilt Market via the Jolly Jabber! We took hundreds, if not thousands of pictures, and are sharing another batch of them here today.  Oh, and don't forget our super awesome fabric bundles giveaway!

 
We love the debut collection from Franny & Jane: Manderley! Their booth was so charming! 
 
 
This sweet, floral collection is the newest offering from
Vanessa Goertzen from Lella Boutique: Olive's Flower Market!
 
 
We all fell in love with this unique and fun collection called Thicket
and can't wait to start sewing and quilting with it!
 
 
If you're a BasicGrey fan like we are, you'll love
their newest collection for Moda: Saturday Morning.
  
 
 
Meanwhile, over at Riley Blake, we found one of our favorite holiday collections in a darling display: Cozy Christmas by Lori Holt! It's available at Fat Quarter Shop now!
 
 
Another darling fabric collection from Riley Blake - Sweet Orchard!
This is the debut collection by Down Grapevine Lane, and we love it!
 
 
This Art Gallery Fabrics collection from Bari J. is
called Joie de Vivre, and it's both beautiful and whimsical!

 
Something fun and new from Marcus Fabrics? Grumpy Cat! 
We have all kinds of fun projects planned for this hilarious fabric.
 
 
We also have a block of the month club from Marcus Fabrics:
Star Spangled Liberty by Pam Buda!  Reserve your spot today!
 
 
Sarah Jane has created pure magic with her newest collection for Michael Miller Fabrics.
In fact, that's the name of the fabric collection: MAGIC!
 
 
Northcott has a fab new line called A Stitch in Time
Who can resist sewing and quilting-themed fabrics?
 
 
We'll close with this gorgeous collection by Rifle Paper Co. for Cotton + Steel:
Les Fleurs! If loving this fabric is wrong, we don't want to be right!
 


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GIVEAWAY!

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Hurray!  Two more brand new, just-released Fat Quarter Bundles from Moda Fabrics for today's giveaway prize! One lucky winner will win an Olive's Flower Market Fat Quarter Bundle by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics, and a second winner will win the Little Gatherings Fat Quarter Bundle by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. These lovely and unique collections aren't available for purchase yet, but can still be yours - enter today!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post telling us which booth at Market was your favorite. The giveaway ends on Sunday 5/21/16 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Two winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here on this post by Tuesday 5/24/16.  Good luck!

GIVEAWAY UPDATE - Winners!

Congratulations to our two giveaway winners, who have been notified of their wins by email:
Jodie & Jeanne!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Spring Quilt Market 2016: Friday


Today was full of fabric, quilty friends, and fun!  We had the best time visiting vendor booths, seeing their gorgeous new fabric collections and project samples, and chatting with the super talented designers.  We met up with "old friends" and made new ones - such fun! We also got our hands on two more brand new fabric bundles for today's giveaway.


 
We started off the day at Camp Moda, and snapped a fun picture of the owner of
Moda, Mark Dunn, with his son Josh  - and Katy Perry!
 
 
Lissa Alexander, aka Moda Lissa, wasn't able to make it to Spring Market this year in person,
so we had all the Moda designers pose with "her".  We all miss you, Lissa!

 
This lovely quilt by Minick & Simpson is called Portage Lake, reserve your kit today!

 
Our talented and inspiring partner in the Crossroads Quilt Along fundraiser,
Joanna Figueroa, has a new collection out - Chestnut Street!

 
The newest collection by mother/daughter team Bonnie & Camille is
called Handmade. We can't wait to start quilting and sewing with it!

 
Pat Sloan is here at Spring Market, and we love her Hometown Girl collection. It's available now!
 
 
Edyta Sitar's fabric collection Pumpkin Pie is delicious! 

 
Corey Yoder's new fabric collection, Sundrops, is delightful!

 
Another talented mother/daughter duo: Sherri & Chelsi!
This beautiful collection is called Desert Bloom.
 

 
Lori Holt and Kimberly are all smiles in Lori's Riley Blake booth!
 
 
We love the d├ęcor in Lori's booth, and her quilts are sew cute!
 
 
Have you gotten your copy of Elea Lutz' book Pretty Playtime, published with us at It's Sew Emma?
We also have quilt kits available, and just started a quilt along on our blog for the Garden Fairy Sampler Quilt on the right in the photo above. Join us on Monday for the next post!
 
 
Amy Sinibaldi's new fabric collection Playground is bright, playful and fun!
 
 
Katarina Roccella has created the most darling collection for Art Gallery Fabrics: Pandalicious!
 

 
We love this collection - Nightfall - by Maureen Cracknell. It's enchanting!
 
 
Look at Tula Pink's booth promoting her Slow & Steady collection - fabulous!
We really love her new Ultimate Thread Collection, and it's on our Coming Soon page!


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GIVEAWAY!

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Hurray!  Two more brand new, just-released Fat Quarter Bundles from Moda Fabrics for today's giveaway prize! One lucky winner will win a Chestnut Street Fat Quarter Bundle by Fig Tree & Co for Moda Fabrics, and a second winner will win the Saturday Morning Fat Quarter Bundle by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. These are truly fabulous fabric collections, so enter now!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post sharing what you think we should include in an upcoming Sew Sampler Subscription Quilting Box. The giveaway ends on Saturday 5/21/16 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Two winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here on this post by Tuesday 5/24/16.  Good luck, and we'll see you back here tomorrow for more Spring Quilt Market 2016 fun!

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Spring Quilt Market 2016: Schoolhouse & Sample Spree


Greetings from Spring Quilt Market 2016! We're coming to you from Salt Lake City, Utah, and have so many wonderful things to share with you - including today's Schoolhouse and Sample Spree, and a giveaway for two brand new fabric bundles from Moda Fabrics! Woohoo!



Here's our Fat Quarter Shop team - ready to take on Spring Market 2016 Schoolhouse!

Schoolhouse, informational sessions to reveal new products and fabric collections, took place today at the Convention Center, and FQS was front and center.  Not only did we attend several Schoolhouse sessions to bring you the inside scoop, we also participated in a few sessions!


Moda had several fun sessions during the day, and introduced the Moda Neighborhood - you'll be hearing lots more about this fun block program in the weeks and months to come!



Big news from Cotton + Steel in the first Schoolhouse session of the day: Anna Bond of Rifle Paper Co. has designed a fabric collection for them - Les Fleurs!


The lovely and talented women of Cotton + Steel and their new designer Anna Bond!
Sew exciting, our first time to present at Schoolhouse!!  Kimberly presented the First Blush fabric and BOM quilt at the Windham Schoolhouse!

Kimberly shows how easy it is to make the fabulous blocks in the First Blush Quilt using the new Creative Grids Starburst 30° Ruler, designed by yours truly!



Kimberly shows off one of the quilts made with First Blush fabric and the Starburst Ruler - the pattern is call Kite Tails, and it is an upcoming Cut Loose Press pattern!



Tula Pink revealed the Ultimate Thread Collection today, and FQS will be one of the first to offer this collection!  Yeah #tulatroops!


Tula also revealed her new fabric collection for FreeSpirit Fabrics, Slow and Steady!  And like Chipper, she's got a whole story behind it.


Kimberly also introduced the amazing Lori Holt in her Schoolhouse session!  Seeing her at Quilt Market was extra, extra, extra special.

Lori's new buttons are literally as cute as a button!


Love Lori's Cozy Christmas quilt!  The kit is available now, with a quilt along later in the summer!

Carolyn Friedlander shows off Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman Fabrics!


Here's a peek at the Portage Lake Block of the Month quilt from Minick & Simpson!

Moda Fabrics has a new design pair: Franny & Jane! We love their new collection, Manderley.
Kimberly poses with Jane Davidson and Frances Newcombe.

Our quilty friend, Pat Sloan, spoke during an Aurifil session this afternoon.

This gorgeous and patriotic quilt, Star Spangled Liberty, was made by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts. It was a treat to see it in person at Schoolhouse. The block of the month club is available now, so sign up today!


Kim Diehl and Kimberly Jolly during the Baby Bliss session!


Kim Diehl shared some fun projects in her Simple Whatnots session.  Such fun patterns and fabrics!



Another amazing block of the month club: Freedom Bound! Sign up at Fat Quarter Shop.

Here's one of Kimberly's favorites: The Kindred Spirits Club!

Ooh, look at Joanna Figueroa's new fabric line, Chestnut Street!



This quilt is a stunner!


FQS staffer Sarah and Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts
Another big event today? Sample Spree! Manufacturers offer brand new product offerings so quilters and sewists in the business can start making product samples and quilts before the fabric collections hit the stores.  Hundreds - if not thousands - of fabric lovers and quilting enthusiasts line up, rush in, and shop 'till they drop. Sew fun!



Here's a photo of a portion of the long line to get into Sample Spree. 



Sample Spree time at the Moda booth!



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TODAY'S GIVEAWAY!

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We're super excited to offer two brand new, just-released Moda Fabric bundles for today's giveaway prize. One lucky winner will win a Handmade Fat Quarter Bundle by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics, and a second winner will win the Manderley Fat Quarter Bundle by Franny & Jane for Moda Fabrics. The winners will be very lucky and happy indeed, so enter today!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post sharing what you're most excited about and interested in seeing at Spring Quilt Market 2016. The giveaway ends on Friday 5/19/16 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Two winners will be chosen at random and will be announced here on this post by Tuesday 5/24/16.  Good luck, and we'll see you back here tomorrow for more Spring Quilt Market 2016 fun!

GIVEAWAY UPDATE - Winners!

Congratulations to our two winners, who have been notified of their wins by email: Tabitha K. and Michele. Thanks to all who entered!