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My friend Bernie, at Needle and Foot, hosted a sixth round of Fiction and Fabric. She took signups of interested reader/fabric lovers who wanted to participate and created reading groups to pass around a book. I signed up to read The Undomestic Goddess. I was sold as soon as I read Bernie's description that the main character reminded her of Amelia Bedelia. The way Fiction and Fabric works is that Bernie ships the book off to the next reader on the list, with three fat quarters that somehow relate to the novel. The recipient keeps the fabric and reads the book, then chooses three fat quarters to send to the next person. Here's the bundle I received from Kristie with the book.

I recently finished reading The Undomestic Goddess, a delightfully funny, laugh-out-loud book. I chose the following fabrics to send off to Bernie. I look forward to seeing how she uses them.


In February I shared photos of the goodies from my first Island Batik Ambassador box. My second (and final) box of the year just arrived and I thought it would be fun to offer you a video tour. Here's my official unboxing video! I'd love to hear what catches your eye.


I'm excited to get started with these vibrant colors and have already pre-washed the first batch. I chose one of the Paisley Dot colors to include in this month's project, but I'm saving the rest of that glorious rainbow for later. ;-)

Thank you Island Batik, Aurifil, and Hobbs!


I was so excited when my friend Bernie asked me to create a Blogger Bundle from her shop. As a quilt blogger there's been a tiny voice in the back of my head whenever I've seen other blogger bundles that it would be so much fun to put one together.

I set out to shop for my fabrics in Bernie's lovely fabric shop, Needle & Foot, Fine Fabrics. There are a lot of great prints to choose from like these adorable frogs and this fun rainbow confetti. And my daughter would love these sassy cats. In the end I decided on a more versatile palette and stuck true to my fabric preferences with a bundle of blenders!

I changed up one of my favorite palettes to include a beautiful, sunny yellow.

I love the geometric lines of the navy combined with the circular patterns on the other fabrics. Left to right, they are Dots in Grey, Sashiko Florette in Teal, Terra Firma in Sunlit, Bubble Dot in Teal/Aqua, and Atomic Web in Blue.

I paired the bundle with Kona Pewter and designed this block. This is the first of four 16" blocks to turn my bundle into a baby quilt. Stay tuned for more!


Love this bundle? Get your own in fat quarters or half yard cuts


GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED. Bernie has provided me with a bundle just for one of you! For your chance to win this fat quarter bundle of five fabrics, please leave any comment below. Newsletter subscribers can leave a second comment for a bonus entry. (Not a subscriber yet? Subscribe in the purple bar at the top of my blog, click to confirm your subscription in the email that comes to you, and leave a comment on this post telling me you're a new subscriber.) Entry deadline is 11:59pm EST on Friday, January 12 and is open internationally. I will email the randomly selected winner and they will have 48 hours to reply with their shipping address or I will select a new winner. Good luck! EDIT: Suzette Harris is our winner! :-)