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 d├ęcor, 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....
I will be posting about "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!

Til tomorrow....

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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

Preorder Early Bird HERE

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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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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

April 2019 Fat Quarter Club

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club
April 2019

Hi Club Members!  

Well March went by fast!  I feel like I just sent out March bundles and you're already getting April bundles!  Now that Spring is upon us, and some plants are trying desperately to show their colors, I thought it was time for some bright color and florals in the club.  

For the 5 FQ club I chose one of my favorite collections, "Make A Wish" from the Canadian fabric manufacturer Camelot Fabrics.  Not only do I love and admire the colors, but the cotton fabric itself is such a superior quality.  You can feel the difference in the weight and texture.  Camelot's fabrics are great for projects where you need body and would usually add a heavier interfacing such as zipper bags.  With Camelot fabrics you may only need a lightweight interfacing, if at all.  

The Make A Wish collection has several colorways.  Since there are only 5 FQs in the bundle, each bundle is from the same colorway. 

I chose Kate Spain for the 10 FQ club.  Kate gets her inspiration from her beautiful home garden.  Her collections are full of color!   Kate is also a resident of my home state, Connecticut.  

Kate Spain collections play really well together so I curated bundles from numerous collections to create really unique bundles.

The bundles were curated with several prints that will coordinate, while the other prints will compliment.  Use them all together in a scrappy project or divide the bundle into several matching mini bundles.  This is a great bundle to help you get started on Mother's Day projects.  May will be here before we know it!! 

These are the collections in the 10 FQ club bundles....
(there's lots of them!)



Hope you enjoy your April bundle!  

I would love to hear from you!  
Please comment below. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

March 2019 Fat Quarter Club

Tillalili Fat Quarter Club
March 2019

Hi Club Members!  

Did you figure out what designer was T. N.?  If you said Tasha Noel you were right! 

Tasha Noel's newest collection is called Simple Goodness.  Tasha has stayed true to her color palette of navy, aqua, pink, and red, which makes all her collections play really well together.  

Both clubs received these 5 prints from the new Simple Goodness collection.
This is the 5 FQ club bundle for March.  



The 10 FQ club also received an additional 5 random complimentary prints from either "A Little Goodness" or "Seaside" or both.  I tried to stay away from the really nautical prints.  If you received the navy flags print from Seaside, don't let it keep you from using it for a different theme.  It could also be interpreted as quilt blocks hanging from a clothesline. 

As I've said before, once you cut a print to make a HST or a 2.5" square, you basically don't see the intended print any longer. 

All these collections can be used together as non-traditional patriotic fabric.  


I love the Barn Star mini and pillows made by Tasha Noel.  With just a simple change of the wall hanging and throw pillows, your living room is ready for all the holidays throughout the Spring and Summer.  (I believe this is Tasha's actual livingroom.)

Here's another example of a non-traditional fabric, patriotic project.
This would be a great pillow, mug rug, or placemat.

All these collections are perfect for projects for the little ones too, which I'm sure must be the intended use when they're being designed.  

Tasha Noel's collections sell out fairly fast, and I am sold out of many of the prints, BUT due to several club members NOT paying and NOT contacting me, I do have a small amount of these collections left in stock if anyone needs more for upcoming projects.  Their loss is your gain.

I just don't understand what makes someone be so inconsiderate when I make it so easy for someone to cancel.  There were a few club members who had to cancel and they emailed and let me know.  That's how simple it is.  A quick email!  I appreciate them so much! 

Important message to members: 

There's been some confusion about the club so I just want to take a moment to explain.
You are paying a month in advance.  So you paid for March's bundle in February. 
The invoices are sent out automatically on the 1st day of each month.  You have 10 days to pay the invoice.  If you come across a month that you can't pay it by the 10th,  just send me an email and let me know.  No problem.  You can use the contact form on to contact me any time.  I will respond.

The bundles ship the first week of the month.  The ship date depends on when I can finish cutting all the FQs and get them packaged.  I'm cutting more than 1,000 fat quarters by hand every month by myself.  Those FQs have to then be folded and packaged.  It's just me doing it all.  And if the beginning of the month starts on a weekend, I'm not working.  I did work through the first weekend in March since I was running behind after taking some sick days in February.  Life happens to me too.  I appreciate your patience and understanding when/if that does happen.  

I would love to hear from you. Please leave a comment. 
Thank you for being a part of the Tillalili FQ Club!! 

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