Friday, June 29, 2018

My Pet Family Gallery

Last week we shared My Pet Family and ask pet lovers to share photos of their furry friends on quilts. One thing's for sure--pets certainly make themselves at home on our fabric! 
Here's a look at our three randomly chosen winners' pets, as well as a few other favorites. 

Meet our winners' pets! 
Sandra's dog Buster: He looks quite cozy on this double churn dash block quilt! 

@lesleyg209's dog is chasing the bright orange fabric cats on her quilt.

Mary Bailey's cat Logan is relaxing in a box of cut quilt pieces

And a few other photos we loved: 
Jacquie Gering's dog Sideways--color coordinated with the quilt!

Janie McCombs's cat sprawls out comfortably on a patchwork star quilt top

@havplenty99's cat guards the scrap quilt! 

And one of our all-time favorites, @iamgingerq's cat Dewey, posed perfectly on the center of the donut quilt! 

Thanks for sharing your pet love with us! 

If you missed it, see the entire My Pet Family collection here.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Inspired by Summer: FREE Quilt Patterns

Embrace those summer vibes with a fresh quilting project. We've rounded up five of our most summer-inspired free quilt patterns. Pick your favorite, download and print it, and then head to your local quilt shop to purchase the fabrics. 
Happy Summer Sewing! 

1. Bright candy colors in a modern quilt! 
Gumdrops by Simone Bradford featuring her On Your Mark collection 
(Purchase a FQ bundle to get you started here)
Download the free quilt pattern here.

2. Fresh veggie prints in a simple appliqued circle design. 
Small Plates designed by Lisa Swenson Ruble featuring the Market Medley collection
Download the free quilt pattern here.

3. Rich and summery watercolor prints in a two-block design.
Portofino designed by Pine Tree Country Quilts featuring the Portofino collection
by Ro Gregg
Download the free quilt pattern here.

4. Relax in the these tropical delights!
Tropical Blues designed by Lisa Swenson Ruble featuring the Mod Tropics collection
(Purchase a FQ bundle to get started  here...three colorways!)
Download the free quilt pattern here.

5. Create your own butterfly garden in a rainbow of solids.
A Flutter of Color designed by Linda Frost featuring the Painter's Palette Solids collection 
Download the free quilt pattern here.

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our My Pet Family giveaway! 
We loved seeing your pet photos! 

Here are our winners: 
Candy Hargrove
Mary Bailey

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Star Flight: Quick, easy, and BLUE!

Have you seen the dynamic Star Flight quilt in the August/September issue of McCall's Quick Quilts? It combines two of many quilters' favorite things: stars and chevrons! Lisa Ruble designed this quilt using the full range of blues in the Fleur de Bleu collection. We asked Lisa to tell us about her quilt.
"Star Flight" designed by Lisa Swenson Ruble; machine quilted by Diane Oakes;
featured in McCall's Quick Quilts August/September 2018 issue

Q. Why did you choose the Fleur de Bleu collection?
LR: I'm a cool palette person, so blues speak to me. I love the variety of blue prints in the collection and thought it would make a graphic two-color quilt. 

Q. Do you have a favorite print in the collection? 
LR: My favorites are the large flowers. I used the blue on the front (bottom row) and then the white print on the back. It is the perfect backing for this quilt! 

Q. Tell us about your design.
LR: I originally made this design for a friend going through some health issues. I liked the modern feel of the zig zags, but I wanted the design to have something more--something uplifting. I placed around with half-square triangle placement and came up with the star in the corner. I made the first quilt in yellow and pinks, but I love this cool blue and white version. 

Q. How is the quilt quilted? 
LR: Diane stitched separate quilting motifs in each zig zag row, which helps define the design even more. It was the perfect treatment for this quilt! 
Purchase the pattern separately here.

See the entire Fleur de Bleu fabric collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.
In love with these gorgeous blues? Download a Fleur de Bleu free quilt pattern here and find a bargello quilt tutorial here.
Find McCall's Quick Quilts magazine here.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Share Your Pet Love & Win!

Cat and dog lovers, we have a new collection just for you! 
We know that your furry friends are part of your family--now they can be part of your quilts as well! 
 My Pet Family features both dog and cat prints, as well as themed coordinates—yarn balls, dog bones, and paw prints. Keep reading to find out how you can win a bundle of our cat or dog prints!

The cats: 

 The dogs:

 The collection also includes cat and dog panels 

that are perfect for fussy cutting squares. 

See the entire collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.

Share a Photo & Win!

Win a fat quarter bundle of our cat or dog prints (your choice!). Share a photo of your pet with one of your sewing projects on IG (tag us and use #mypetfamilyfabric), on Facebook, or email us a photo at  fabriquiltblog (@) Make sure you like or follow as well! 

This contest is open through Friday, June 22nd at 11:59 pm CDT. We’ll choose three winners from the submitted photos to receive a dog or cat fat quarter bundle. 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Red White and Blue Round Up - Day 2

Our Painter's Palette Solids collection has plenty of red, white and blue choices! 
We chose three blues, three reds, and white for designers to create these eight Patriotic Palette projects. See them below and click on the links to learn more--there's still time to make your own before July 4th! 

Our patriotic palette: 

(from left: 121-000 White, 121-111 Patriot, 121-131 French Blue, 121-025 River,
121-051 Claret, 121-002 Crimson, and 121-134 Tomato)

Fireworks Mini Quilt
Find the tutorial here.

Streamers by Cindy @ Live a Colorful Life
Learn more here.

Red, White and Blue Star Quilt by Elizabeth @ Occasional Piece Quilt
Find it here.

Atomic Blooms by Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal
Learn more here.

Patriotic Pinwheel by Linda @ Flourishing Palms
Learn more here.

Patriotic Pineapple by Shelley @A Pigeon in Pungo
Learn more here.

A Salute to Red, White and Blue by Stephanie from Spontaneous Threads 
Learn more here.

Modern Flag by Stephanie @ Peas in a Pod
Learn more here.

See all 168 Painter's Palette Solids colors here and ask for them at your local quilt shop. 
Feeling patriotic? Find more red, white and blue projects here.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Red, White and Blue Round Up!

Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July is right around the corner! We're sharing some of our favorite red, white and blue tutorials that have been featured here at Inspired by Fabric. 
Which one of these 5 patriotic projects do you want to make? 

1. Patriotic Star Quilt tutorial
Find the tutorial here.

2. Striped Mini quilt tutorial
Find the tutorial here.

3. Land that I Love quilt tutorial
Find the tutorial here.

4. Summer Tote tutorial
Find the tutorial here.

5. Patriotic Pennants
Find the tutorial here.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Who knew veggies could be so fun?!

Even if you haven't jumped on the clean eating bandwagon, you can embrace the veggie prints of our Market Medley collection! 

Fall in love with the rippled eggplant slices, translucent cucumbers, creamy avocados, and juicy tomatoes. Play with the cool textures of the lotus root, red cabbage, and corn cob slices. All we need is a good veggie dip! 

Download our FREE Market Medley quilt pattern!
Use the Market Medley prints to make the "Small Plates" quilt pattern, designed by Lisa Swenson Ruble. This graphic quilt is easy to make--fusible applique circles layer to create each block.

Download the pattern here.

See the entire Market Medley collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.
Find the free Small Plates quilt pattern here.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Color Cards Now Available!

Great news! 
We are now offering Painter's Palette Solids color cards for sale. Grab yours today! Use it to choose solids to match your favorite prints, or create your own solids palette for your next quilt design. 

Keep this handy guide in your sewing room so you can use the actual fabric swatches of all 168 colors for matching. No more guessing--you'll be able to pick your colors with confidence!  
The hardest part will be not ordering them all!

The folded six-panel cards are 8.5" x 4" and unfold to a maximum size of 8.5"x22.5".

Order your color card here!
See all 168 Painter's Palette Solids colors here.
Find a list of shops carrying our Painter's Palette Solids here