Sunday Stash and My New Sponsor

February 15, 2015
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Tula Pink!

My post-QuiltCon to-do list is getting longer and longer by the minute. I’m just desperately hoping I can get the things on my current list done by Wednesday, when the party in Austin gets started.

At the top of my After Quilt-Con list, is to make a sweet and simple (my favorite kind) baby quilt for my friend Lori, using some new fabrics she picked out at Valli & Kim Quilt Shop — my new sponsor!

Lori’s expecting her first grand baby, and she’s crazy, out-of-control excited! She asked if I could make a keepsake quilt for the new baby, and I was honored to oblige.

So I sent Lori over to see Kim, of Valli & Kim’s in Dripping Springs, Texas, and they picked out this sweet bundle of pink and gray fabrics for me to work with.  The Tula Pink birch trees will be the focus fabric, with all these little beauties as accents.

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I suggested that we use this extra-wide fabric by Windham for the backing.  It’s 108″ inches, and an all-around classic.

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If you’re coming to Austin any time soon, you’ve got to visit Valli & Kim (they’ll have a booth at QuiltCon!).  They carry all your favorite designer fabrics, Art Gallery, Free Spirit, Kaffe Fasset, and a million others…. and most importantly, they have the nicest staff.

V & K inside

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The store was recently featured in Better Homes and Gardens’ Quilt Sampler Magazine for one of the best shops in 2014. I am so thrilled that they are going to sponsor my blog and supply pretty fabric prizes for my contests and giveaways!

   Valli and Kim magaxine

So now that we have all these pretty, girly fabrics, the question is… what to sew?  I think Lori and I have a direction, but what do you think?  Here are some of my favorite free patterns available on the blogosphere. What do you think?

1. By Sew Adorable Fabrics



2. By Taffy Talk


3. By CB Handmade using pattern from See Kate Sew

CB Handmade

4. By Bijou Lovely


Well, I better get going.  I’ve got a lot of sewing to finish up by Wednesday!

I’m linking up with Molli Sparkles for Sunday Stash.

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  • Reply Cheryl February 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I like #4 I think it will showcasethat tree fabric beautifully in the vertical strip.

  • Reply Pat February 15, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Beautiful fabrics! I agree that #4 would showcase these fabrics well. JMHO
    Thanks for sharing on Sunday Stash … 🙂 Pat

  • Reply quiltingjetgirl February 15, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    I like #3 and #4. I used #4 for a baby quilt for a friend a little over a year ago, and it worked great! Congratulations on such a local and fabulous sponsor. 🙂

  • Reply Stephanie February 15, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    Love the fabrics. The tree print has a real Edward Gorey/Tim Burton kind of feel!

  • Reply Hannah February 15, 2015 at 8:23 pm

    I am so excited you chose my baby quilt pattern as one of your favorite ones.

  • Reply anudge February 16, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    #4, too! Great design for the focus fabric.

  • Reply cheryljbrickey February 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    I like the last pattern, the vertical stripe would work really well with the Tula print.

  • Reply Kelsey February 16, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    I LOVE the CB Handmade quilt. I love all of Erica’s quilts.

  • Reply Kelsey February 16, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    Ah, but that was not the point 😛 Haha. I think that the Taffy Talk quilt pattern could actually go very nicely with the scale and style of the fabric choices. It’s going to be a winner of a keepsake.

  • Reply Cathy February 19, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Valli & Kim is my current favorite quilt shop! It’s a bit of a drive to get there from San Antonio, but so worth it.

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