Sunday, July 7, 2019

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club July 2019

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club
July 2019

It's "Christmas in July!"

What better way to celebrate Christmas in July than with a Smorgasbord of holiday prints!
Some prints will coordinate, some won't.

Christmas is the time of year where your decorations don't have to match your home décor.
Even if your home has a modern feel, you can have beautiful, traditional holiday decorations. 
And of course, you can use your fat quarters to make gifts like this drawstring bag I made.

It only takes a few fat quarters to make these easy, lined bags.
The FREE tutorial by Jeni Baker of In Color Order is here
Jeni also has a pattern for 8 different size bags.
Use them for gifts, travel bags, knitting, and more.

For the 5 FQ club I started with the whimsical birds print from Jingle Birds by Keiki for Moda.
The print is so fun and FULL of colors, which made it really easy to curate a bundle.
I added a green crosshatch print from The Cookie Exchange by Sweetwater Fabrics to act as a solid/blender, a red vine print from Jingle Birds, and 2 grey prints from The Cookie Exchange.
Add a few more red prints, or even some aqua, from your stash and you'll have a great start to your
holiday projects! 

The 10 FQ club bundles have a variety of smaller curated bundles within the 10 fat quarters.
If you said you would like panels, you received an adorable panel from the Winter Wishes Collection by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics, along with matching prints from the collection. (The panel replaces 2 fat quarters).  There's so many different things you can make with this fun panel. My suggestions? A bench pillow, square pillows, pot holders, placemats, for a start. I think the "gift tags" (top right) would be so cute as coasters.  You could combine the "gift tag" coaster with a Christmas mug and packets of hot chocolate for a great little holiday gift.

More Winter Wishes prints were added to the bundle along with other coordinating prints.
Most bundles this month have 2 sets of 5 curated fat quarters.  The 2 bundles don't coordinate with each other.  Some bundles have a 5 FQ curated bundle of Winter Wishes, while the other FQ bundle is curated with a more traditional collection such as Delightful December or Under the Mistletoe.

Under The Mistletoe

Delightful December

Midnight Clear

There were too many holiday collections to mention them all.
I hope these bundles will inspire you to get a head start on your holiday projects.
Don't forget to share your projects with everyone on the club Facebook page!

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club June 2019

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club

June 2019

Hi Ladies!!   All I can say about this month's bundle is "GORGEOUS!"
When I saw this collection I knew I had to order it for the club.  B
oth clubs are receiving "Chantilly", the newest collection by Fig Tree & Company for Moda. 

In my opinion, this is one of the prettiest collections by Fig Tree. Chantilly has a new, pretty light blue colorway, rather than the "pond" colorway normally found in most Fig Tree collections. The 5 FQ club is receiving the blue colorway.  There were just enough prints in the blue colorway to curate a perfect 5 fat quarter bundle. 

The 10 FQ club is receiving the light and dark corals of the collection.  The light coral has a bit of a peachy tone to it. Whatever color it is, it's pretty! 

Chantilly plays really well with Ella and Ollie, Strawberry Fields Revisited, and many other prints from numerous Fig Tree collections.  Don't be afraid to mix the collections. 

Speaking of collections, have you heard?  Fig Tree has another new collection coming out later this year.It's called Scarlet & Sage, and will fit right in with these collections. 
It looks like Scarlet & Sage has a little of the light blue from Chantilly in a few of the prints, but the Pond colorway is back. 

Until next month....


Have you wanted to be a member of the Tillalili Fat Quarter club?
There's currently a few spots open in both clubs for new members.  
Fill out the application hereSorry, the club is currently FULL.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Spring 2019 Quilt Market - More Collections

Spring 2019 Quilt Market 
Other Collections that caught my eye.

by 1 Canoe 2

I don't normally gravitate towards collections like this but this collection is just SO pretty! 
The main floral is the perfect size for just about any project.  I would probably fussy cut if I was using the main floral print for a HST (half square triangle).  The light gold/taupe/coral combination in this cream colorway really stand-out in this collection! 

I like the colorways separately, but in my opinion, I don't feel they play well together to all be used in the same quilt/project.  Therefore, I will be cherry picking this collection and curating my own Fat Quarter bundles for my shop.  (The prints I choose will also be available by the HY and Yard in my shop Tillalili).

I wasn't a fan of the striped print. This collection has more of a sophisticated feeling to have such a child-like stripe. I would have preferred a clean, sharp edge on the stripes. The colors were also a little too muddled for me.  

Here are the other colorways in GOLDENROD.  I absolutely love, love, love the peachy/coral colorway.  The white tone-on-tone tiny floral is the same print as the peach tone-on-tone tiny floral 3 prints below it.  It's a nice delicate print and would be a very pretty background/sashing. The minty colorway is really pretty as well.  I can picture some throw pillows for use on porch furniture made with just the mint large floral.  It would have to be for NEXT Spring/Summer since this collection doesn't ship until November, 2019. 

The Navy colorway is a deep, matt navy.  If these are the colors in your décor, you are going to love the navy colorway.  I can picture a fabric zipper pouch made with the navy main floral print on the outside, and the herringbone print pictured below it as the inside lining.  Wouldn't that be beautiful? 

Next Market Collection... 

Painted Meadow

by Robin Pickens

Robin has worked hard to bring us so many great collections in such a short amount of time. I think this has to be my favorite collection that Robin has done so far!  Loving the Coneflowers!!! 

I'll be cherry picking bolts of fabric from this collection for my shop, and of course, I'll have precuts. Which precuts would you like to have in this collection?  Leave a comment below.

The white tone-on-tone "Thatched" print is a carryover from other collections.  It's sort of Robin's signature blender.  It's the same print as the pink, 6 prints below.  The Thatched print comes in all the colorways in this collection. That will be good to have since there's a lot of larger floral prints that will need a blender, especially a tone-on-tone blender that can appear as a solid.  I bet it would be great as a bag lining!

There are some really fun prints in this collection that make it perfect for a baby quilt too!
Isn't the paisley sweet?!  It almost doesn't even look like a paisley pattern.  It could be droplets of water with a baby cone flower inside of the water. (
My imagination works over time!)

One last note about Robin, she is a true artist.  I like that she doesn't load us up with striped fabric, and/or dots.  Wouldn't you agree that quilters have a ton of stripes and dots?  I much rather have another tone-on-tone print than stripes in 7 colors, and dots in 5 colors.  Whether the stripes are on the bias or not, they're still stripes!!  

Coming up next....
"Scarlet & Sage" by Fig Tree & Co.

I would love to hear what you think about the collections so far.
Please feel free to leave a comment below.  Thanks!

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Spring 2019 Quilt Market - Early Bird

Early Bird
by Bonnie and Camille for Moda Fabrics

The Early Bird collection brings back the ever popular Vintage Birds print from the Vintage Picnic collection.  This collection has colorways in Red, Aqua, Pink, Gray, Navy, Green, and Cream.  The Vintage Birds will be offered on Aqua, Gray, Navy, or Cream backgrounds. 

The tiny floral print, Rosie,  is similar to the very popular tiny floral print in Vintage Picnic, but not exact.  The design is slightly larger and has a few differently shaped flowers.  The colors are just as beautiful. It will be a nice substitute for the Vintage Picnic  tiny floral print. 

The gray on the sample boards looked very taupe. I don't know if it was the lighting or not.  

Cream      Gray

    (enlarged to show detail)                                  NEW Tulip print

Early Bird Precuts Available: 
Fat Quarter Bundle
Fat Eighth Bundle
Honey Bun
Layer Cake
Jelly Roll
Charm Pack
Mini Charm Pack

Early Bird Kit - Song Bird

Instagram photo credits
@bonniecottonway & @thimbleblossoms

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club May 2019

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club
May 2019

Hello Club Members and Guests! 

May seems to be the kick off to all the U.S. patriotic Summer months starting with Memorial Day, so a "Red, White, and Blue" theme this month seemed appropriate.  I had a great bundle planned for everyone from the "Stars and Stripes Gatherings" collection by Primitive Gatherings for Moda, but apparently Moda had other plans for us. Moda only sent 8, 9, and 10 yard bolts!  That's barely enough fabric for half the amount of bundles needed for the clubs each month!

After the initial shock and panic, I looked around the studio and pulled any red, white, and blue bolts I could find.  With a little playing around with the fabrics I was able to put together some great bundles that you'll be able to use for many different projects. 

The bundles may be red, white, and blue, but they really aren't traditional patriot prints.  Don't let the word "patriotic" stop you from using them as just red, or white, or blue.  As a matter of fact, the midnight blue with the small stars looks like a Summer night sky full of twinkling stars.  The white with the "stripes" of stars can be interpreted as being the milky way. The bundle just went from being patriotic to being about astronomy.

Some of the fabrics I brought into the mix for this month are from Blue Carolina by Chris Thompson a/k/a The Tattooed Quilter for Riley Blake Designs. The prints can easily be incorporated into a patriotic themed project.  I could also see his "cut, sew, repeat" prints being used for a scissors pouch. The free tutorial for the pouch project below is here.

(Google "quilted scissors case pattern" for other free tutorials.) 

Besides "Stars and Stripes Gathering" and "Blue Carolina", other collections I pulled from were "Volume II" and "Freedom", both by Sweetwater for Moda.  All these collections will play really well together with March's bundle, "Seaside" by Tasha Noel. The bundle just became Nautical!

If you are interested in making a patriotic project, the "Stars & Stripes Pillow" below is a free project from Moda that can easily be made with the club bundles.
Find the pattern here.

Next month's fabric is already in stock and absolutely gorgeous!  I ordered enough so that everyone can get the exact same bundle. The fabric is from a very popular Moda designer and, in my opinion, is one of the prettiest collections from the designer. 
Until next month....

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