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Quilting Roundup – May 2018: A Bird’s Eye View of what’s going on in the Quilting World

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Hi, friends and fellow quilters!  I thought I’d write a quick quilting news roundup for the month of May.

Quilting Roundup – May 2018

Here are some of the goodies I’ve been seeing on Pinterest and various blogs lately. I’ve inserted pictures where I can, but mostly you’ll need to click the golden links to check them out.

What’s New in the Fabric World

Photo of precut bundles of fabric by Moda sorted by color
Moda Color Cuts – Image by Moda

Color Cuts by Moda – this new type of precut is bundled by color rather than by designer. Just delicious! The version shown above is called a “dessert roll!” Did somebody just say “dessert?” Yep, my stomach is growling already! You can grab some at Fat Quarter Shop. You might also want to check out the patterns they’ve whipped up to go along with this new precut.

I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on some of this new fabric line – Bloom by Andover Fabrics. Those little floral prints remind me a lot of Liberty Lawn fabrics.

Patterns I’m drooling over…

Scrappy X Plus Quilts

(If you click the link above you’ll see some examples I’ve saved to my Scrappy Pinterest Board. While you’re there, be sure to follow my boards!)

Admittedly these have been around a few years, but lately, I’ve seen some awesome versions on Pinterest so it’s really caught my eye. I’ve been looking for some scrappy projects to help clean out the bins, and think this one might do a good job helping me reduce my scrap load!

You can read My Quilt Infatuation’s tutorial about how to make them by clicking here. or read this tutorial at Old Red Barn Company blog or check out this Instagram post with measurements to make a 12″ block.

Magic Spark Quilt Pattern

Magic Spark Quilt Pattern by Amy Friend
Photo by Amy Friend

My Pinterest feed brought up this pattern last week and a few days later that pattern jumped into my Etsy cart!. I can’t wait to get started on it. It’s put together with foundation piecing, but here is the good news: the foundations are large (as in roughly 8″ x 10″ each) so it should go together pretty quickly. It’s designed by Amy Friend, and you can check out Amy’s work at www.duringquiettime.com or purchase her pattern on Etsy by clicking the pattern name in the heading above.

Lori Holt’s Autumn Love Collection

Technically, this is a fabric collection, but Lori has created several patterns that go along with the fabrics including a large sampler quilt. If you’re a Lori Holt fan you are probably already eagerly awaiting her new collection. It comes out this summer. Preorders are going on right now at most quilt shops. I’ve set my heart on making this adorable acorn table runner. (Although I plan to use some fabrics from my stash that will better coordinate with my dining room.)

Image by Lori Holt


And finally, I love this House Quilt Pattern by Red Pepper Quilts. Adorable, but not for the faint of heart, as it requires inset seams.


That’s all for this Month!  (But email subscribers get exclusive news, tips and block patterns, so you might want to sign up!)

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