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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