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The Weekly Stack: Beachside

  

The Weekly Stack:  Beachside

1.  Honeycomb Dot in Orange on White from Kei Honeycomb Dots

2.  Pearl Bracelets in Juniper from Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets

3.  Wonderment in Teaberry from Reminisce

4.  Meadow in Dew from Reminisce

5.  B'Dotted in Zinnia from Charleston Farmhouse

6.  Daisies in Orange/Teal

7.  Domino Dot in Clementine from Waterfront Park

8.  Scattered Newsprint in Aqua from Collage

Feature Friday: Christmas in July

Today I'm excited to feature.... my very first, finished quilted project!

It's hard not to catch the quilting bug when you are working in a fabric store every week.

I had sewn some clothes and bags before, but never tried a quilt.  Good thing I work at Pink Castle Fabrics and I live almost next door to Lynn of The Little Red Hen, right?

In the fall I started an ambitious star quilt which I have not finished yet.  But I got a lot of practice making liberated star blocks, so when Brenda suggested I make Happy Zombie's star-covered Tree Pants, I jumped on it!  

(What are tree pants?!  It's a square-shaped Christmas tree skirt).   

 

 

For the ultimate in Christmas-ness, Brenda asked me to use Kate Spain's In From the Cold line.  There are all sorts of prints in this line - from cute gingerbread men, to tone-on-tone blenders, and a beautiful songbird print.  I tried to arrange them all fairly randomly across the quilt.  To separate the blocks I used strips of Rain in Red and Tiny Dot in Grass.  The wonky stars are Kona White.  

 

 

Cutting & piecing this quilt was easy-peasy because I used two of the In From the Cold charm packs for the square star background.  The charm squares are a little bigger than the pattern asks for and I had to make other adjustments for that, but really --- it just means you have more surface area on which to place presents under your tree, and there can't be anything wrong with that.

 

 

I was able to piece this quilt together myself, but it wouldn't look anything like a quilt if it weren't for Lynn's help and teaching and my boyfriend finishing the straight-line quilting for me when I got too frustrated.  Oh, P.S. they both took all the photos for this post as well, because I had to go out of town.  They're such helpers!

 

Check out other great projects made from Pink Castle Fabrics in the flickr pool!

 

The Weekly Stack: Garden at Dusk

 

The Weekly Stack:  Garden at Dusk

1.  Metro Living Circles in Navy from Robert Kaufman's Metro Living

2.  Rain in Citrus from Timeless Treasures Basics

3.  Wayside Garden in Ocean from Kate Spain's Honey Honey

4.  B'Dotted in Night from Charleston Farmhouse

5.  Squared Elements in Lemongrass from Squared Elements

6.  Pearl Bracelets in Peach from Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets

7.  Forest Trail in Mountain from Indian Summer

8.  Dash Stripe in Pink from A Walk In the Woods

Feature Friday: Strawberry Jam Quilt from Little & Lots

How perfectly summer-ish is this quilt?  A strawberry jam quilt from Laura at Little & Lots.



Laura made a great Washi dress out of strawberry-printed Kokka linen she bought from us, and used the scraps from cutting out the dress to make this quilt.  

  

There are also some Architextures, Pearl Bracelets, and Comma prints in there.  I really like how the Sketch print in Lipstick pops and brings out the pink strawberries scattered throughout the quilt.  

Read more about the Strawberry Jam quilt on the Little & Lots blog!  

The Weekly Stack: Summer Sun, Summer Fun

 

The Weekly Stack:  Summer Sun, Summer Fun

1.  Bohemian Daisies in Clementine from Moda's Boho  

2.  Pearl Bracelet in Ice Skate from Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets

3.  Haathi in Orange from Monaluna's Raaga

4.  Living Lattice in Orange from Robert Kaufman's Living Lattices 

5.  Rani in Orange from Monaluna's Raaga

6.  Enamored in Melon from Bonnie Christine's Reminisce

7.  Hay from Moda's Bella Solids

8.  Rings in Yellow from Ellen Luckett Baker's Folk Modern

Wallflowers Quilt Design Contest - Time To Vote!

Thanks everyone for submitting your quilt designs to the Wallflowers Quilt Design Contest!  What a collection of great designs!  Take a look at the submissions over on Threadbias, because VOTING has begun.  



Choose your favorite quilt design and click the "Vote" button underneath it.  You'll have to be a Threadbias member (it's free) to vote. The top 5 designs will each win a prize and Wallflowers fabric designer Allison Harris will pick the grand prize winner from the top 5 quilts.  We'll be awarding books, Pink Castle gift certificates and Wallflowers yardage on July 13!

Go ahead and choose your favorite quilt... Vote!

- Megan

Feature Friday: Giveaway Winner Knotty Gnome's Spicy Pillow

Congrats to our June Made With Pink Castle Fabrics Giveaway winner - Knotty Gnome Crafts!

She entered this log cabin pillow that looks like it features some Stash Stack grays... 



Beautiful quilting, too!  Check out the great crafts and quilts Knotty Gnome is making over at her blog, Knotty Gnome Crafts.

Thanks for entering, everyone.

Knotty Gnome, send your mailing address along to megan@pinkcastlefabrics.com and we'll get some fat eighth bundles on their way to you!  

The Weekly Stack: All The Pretty Horses

 

The Weekly Stack:  All The Pretty Horses

1.  Confetti Dot in Purple from Dear Stella Confetti Dots

2.  Azalea from Moda Bella Solids

3.  Sketch in Gold from Timeless Treasures Basics

4.  Horses in Azalea from Ellen Luckett Baker's Folk Modern

5.  Horses in Bright Green from Ellen Luckett Baker's Folk Modern

6.  Sketch in Berry from Timeless Treasures Basics

7.  Apple from Michael Miller's Cotton Couture

8.  Confetti Dot in Peony from Dear Stella Confetti Dots