A Modern Twist :: Review & Giveaway!

A Modern Twist: Create Quilts with a Colorful Spin by Natalie Barnes, is a great new book that came out last month. Natalie spent many years as an interior designer in LA and has now focused all her design mojo on quilt patterns and quilting!

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I’ve known Natalie for a few years now, going to Market, and interacting via email and online. The thing YOU need to know about Natalie, is how generous and encouraging she is. Her voice is very evident throughout the book, and she has taken some of the most important elements in design and offers them in quilting terms, giving you current tools for your quilting toolbox.

Color + Contrast + Composition

My favorite design element is contrast, and not always high contrast! I love creating subtle differences in quilts by using similar tones, and various scales of fabric. To do this, I usually pull a large number of fabrics, and then start weeding out the “offenders” usually they are some of my favorite fabrics, but don’t play with the overall group of fabrics. They can have too much color, or the wrong tone. Sometimes the print is too large for the small/medium scale prints in the group.

Natalie walks you through all of these ideas with a few extra tips too!

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Sometimes contrast is about breaking up the expected design, and others it’s all about the fabrics. Natalie encourages you to try it all, and offers insights for success on every page.

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The projects in A Modern Twist are accessible, and not all of them are quilts. The table runner on the cover, and picnic set are two of my favorite small projects included in the book.

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A Modern Twist is available now on Amazon, Martingale and in your local quilt shop!

**To enter to win a signed copy of A Modern Twist : Leave me a comment telling me about your most recent fabric purchase. How recent? What are your plans? I just like to know what everyone is stitching!

I’ll select a winner on March 15 – good luck!

Check out all the stops on the tour ::

Sunday, March 1: Natalie Barnes at beyond the reef
Monday, March 2: Latifah Saafir at Latifah Saafir Studios
Tuesday, March 3: Teri Lucas at Generation Q Magazine
Wednesday, March 4: Julie Herman at Jaybird Quilts
Thursday, March 5: Martingale at Stitch This!
Friday, March 6: Rose Hughes
Saturday, March 7: Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter
Sunday, March 8: Carolyn Friedlander
Monday, March 9: Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Tuesday, March 10: Amy Ellis at Amy’s Creative Side (you are here!)
Wednesday, March 11: Angela Walters at Quilting is my Therapy

Happy quilting!



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I’ll be in touch with an email Sherril – Congrats!

By |2017-02-06T09:17:53-06:00March 10th, 2015|give away, review|127 Comments


  1. Anita March 10, 2015 at 3:32 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was actually yesterday! I bought a beautiful piece that I will use as a backing on a quilt.

  2. Laura B March 10, 2015 at 3:43 am - Reply

    I most recently bought a yellow and grey floral print.

  3. Betsy March 10, 2015 at 3:48 am - Reply

    Amy I just purchased some kona steel for a circle quilt I want to make for my son

  4. Julia March 10, 2015 at 4:30 am - Reply

    I just purchase 12 lb. scrap bag from the Fat Quarter Shop. What a treat!

  5. Ruth March 10, 2015 at 4:52 am - Reply

    I bought mixed mid greys, for a drunkard’s path quilt I’m making for my husband for our 10th wedding anniversary. It’ll be dark blue, mid grey, and mixed low volume.

  6. Liz W. March 10, 2015 at 5:20 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was a wide backing piece of fabric about a month ago. It was a tan color which complemented my batiks on the front of the quilt. I was working on a sampler quilt.

  7. Patricia March 10, 2015 at 5:44 am - Reply

    My most recently was Friday. Fresh Cut charms packs to make a spring table runner and a small quilt.

  8. Karen March 10, 2015 at 6:04 am - Reply

    my most recent purchase is 2 yards of Fossil Ferns Indigo Blue to use scattered through out a quilt that has many pieces in it, I am using lots of colors from Fossil Ferns for this quilt

  9. r March 10, 2015 at 6:24 am - Reply

    I just purchased a layer cake package of fabric called “Ten-Square” which are black and white pieces. The quilt pattern is yet to be determined.

  10. Rosalind Gutierrez March 10, 2015 at 6:26 am - Reply

    Sorry, I believe my name was omitted from the entry about the Ten-Squares comment.

  11. Kathy Davis March 10, 2015 at 6:37 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was some novelty fabric for an I SPY quilt. The quilt is going to a Cystic Fibrosis fundraiser.

  12. Kathe March 10, 2015 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Haven’t been able to go to one of the stores but made an online purchase of Color Theory for a table runner – thanks.

  13. Jodi Richards March 10, 2015 at 7:12 am - Reply

    Last fabric purchas – Sunday ( I’m totally adicted) I bought a couple of FQs 30’s prints. I’m working on an English Paper Piecing project using elongated hexigons all in 30’s prints.

  14. Cheri Wick March 10, 2015 at 7:15 am - Reply

    I just purchased a fat quarter pack of Bonnie & Camille Daysail. I touch and admire it everyday and have so many ideas for it that I don’t know which I will choose!

  15. Jodi March 10, 2015 at 7:19 am - Reply

    My most recent was some batiks during a sale at my LQS. I had a batik strip set that I hadn’t used that needed some accent fabrics for a quilt in one of Kim Bracketts Scrap Basket books

  16. Janey March 10, 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

    I purchased colorful batik fabric yesterday and a pair of hearing aids. No, the purchases are not related. I am making a “frog” quilt for our 19-year-old grandson as a surprise.

  17. Camille March 10, 2015 at 7:32 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was a FQ bundle of Kaffe Fassett shot cottons that I’m using in an on-line class on quilting basics.

  18. Trina March 10, 2015 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Most recent fabric purchase… um… yesterday. :) I wanted some contrasting fabrics for making pillowcases (fyi – I will NEVER, EVER buy pillow cases again… why didn’t I make them before? they are soooo easy to make)! I came home and had my project done within about an hour and a half. :) And two new pillow cases that are super awesome for under $20!

  19. Alida March 10, 2015 at 7:35 am - Reply

    I bought some black, white and red fabric for a fun project I am working on… I bought it online so I am waiting for it to arrive! very excited!!
    Thanks for the chance

  20. Michelle March 10, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I purchased some fleece a couple of weeks ago…purple tie died and pink floral to make me a warm comfy quilt to curl up in until all this snow is gone. I finished that blanket and my chihuahua loves it as much as me!

  21. Betsy March 10, 2015 at 7:42 am - Reply

    I just bought some coordinating solids to go with a baby quilt print. Lime and orange.

  22. Wendy March 10, 2015 at 7:51 am - Reply

    i bought cotton + steel to do some tote bags!

  23. Sarah J. March 10, 2015 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Some fabric for a top for myself from FQS Flash Sale yesterday! Also a few FQs for a quilt I’m making for my little girl.

  24. Sandra March 10, 2015 at 8:07 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was last Friday. I wanted to make a tote bag for a friend. Her taste is so different from mine, that nothing in my stash shouted her name. I always love a good excuse to head to my local quilt shop!

  25. Kathie L March 10, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I just purchased some Anna Marie Horner fabric to make some really cute bibs for a granddaughter. My daughter loves AMH designs.

  26. Julie March 10, 2015 at 8:11 am - Reply

    I bought a 25 piece purple shades fat quarter bundle and 6 yards of cream last Saturday for a quilt for my niece’s high school graduation.

  27. amy March 10, 2015 at 8:17 am - Reply

    I just purchased (came in the mail yesterday) a charm pack and jelly roll of Summer Breeze 3! Have plans for a quilt made with these blue and yellow fabrics!

  28. Judy March 10, 2015 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I recently purchased some Anna Maria Horner fat quarters for use in the AMH mini swap on IG. This book looks interesting!

  29. Lisa Marie March 10, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Just yesterday I bought a couple aqua fabrics to add to a quilt that I am piecing — I want lots of variety in the fabrics. In this case, more is more.

  30. Linda K March 10, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I don’t consider myself a quilter, I’m a sewer (seamstress, dressmaker, etc.) that makes quilts, so the fabric that I have purchase recently has been for Easter dresses. I’m sure I’ll have scraps left for quilting. Thanks for the give away.

  31. Christy March 10, 2015 at 8:27 am - Reply

    I purchased some batik fabrics a week ago to finish a block of a month quilt.

  32. Anita L March 10, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was five yards of Miss Kate for borders, binding and backing on a quilt I am sewing for a blog hop that I am in this month. The quilt top is finished I just need to add these fabrics that have arrived and photograph, write the post and so on. :) Thank you for the giveaway!

  33. Becky T March 10, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Golds …I bought Eight shades of gold shading from very light to a rich chocolate brown with gold for a hexi project that might be the death of me…

  34. Sheila Stepp March 10, 2015 at 9:03 am - Reply

    i recently bought a gold batik to bind a scrappy quilt. Can’t wait to finish it.

  35. Kaholly March 10, 2015 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Just last week I purchased an armful of solids to make my first ever modern quilt, and of my own design. It’s simple, it’s basic, and it’s been a fun experience from conception to completion. Now it’s off to the quilter’s for some custom FMQ! I’m pretty excited!

  36. susan March 10, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply

    i just went to the MID- ATLANTIC QUILT SHOW- HAMPTON, VA, about a week ago. Awesome show. bought some small things there, such as some fat eighths in related patterns and small patterns to make 3 different quilts, from one of the vendors. i also purchased some silk to print images on to add to one of the quilts. i will be making these for my grown kids. right after the show, my friends and i always go to a great fabric shop near the show, and use our coupons for discounted quilting accessories, a pinch, rulers, fat quarters, etc. a really great way to start a weekend or to dream for an entire weekend a( 4 days) of quilt show musings.

  37. Tamie March 10, 2015 at 9:11 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was at QuiltCon. I was very restrained but purchased some Ellen Lucett Becker’s Charms line- the linen with the sheep! I have no idea what I’ll use it for but had to have some.

  38. susan March 10, 2015 at 9:12 am - Reply

    correction- a pounce!

  39. Ann D March 10, 2015 at 9:18 am - Reply

    My last purchase was 2 weeks ago. I’ve signed up for a BOM and wasn’t happy about one of the fabrics sent last month so I went online to buy something as a substitute. I’m happier now.
    Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  40. Sara M March 10, 2015 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Wow, it’s great reading about everyone’s fun fabric finds! Last week I purchased charm packs of Spring Breeze iii by Moda; I am turning it into a circle jeans picnic blanket.

  41. Kath S March 10, 2015 at 9:27 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase is so exciting – a collection of various Anna Marie Horner’s fabric lines. I may have enough to do a Color Dive quilt!

  42. Penny G March 10, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Most recent fabric purchase was a yard of a black and whit fabric necessary to finish a quilt. Rushed to Joann’s and picked it up. The rest of the quilt was ordered online from 3 sources and then the apothecary labels to represent Mom’s job were printed on printable fabric. The size of those labels required a filler fabric thus the black and white.

  43. Susan March 10, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    The last purchase was a light grey fabric, for use as a background. I’m tired of white, but still not enthralled with grey. At least this one is in between!

  44. Karen in Breezy Point March 10, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was from Crafsy–I’m a total sucker for a sale! I purchased a fat quarter bundle of French General prints and a five yard bundle of Primitive Gatherings for a quilt back.

  45. Johanna L March 10, 2015 at 9:30 am - Reply

    My last fabric was purchased at the Hampton Roads Virginia quilt show. Who can resist all those wonderful fat quarters displayed by all the vendors!

  46. Karen O March 10, 2015 at 9:55 am - Reply

    I just ordered a half yard bundle of Sarah Watson’s Biology collection. My plan is to make Jaybird’s Science Fair, since the two seem to be a perfect name match!

  47. anna brown March 10, 2015 at 9:59 am - Reply

    I bought some pearl fabric from studio @ eight …I’m going to make a lap quilt out of it …probably a disappearing 9 patch…

  48. kathy pfaltzgraff March 10, 2015 at 10:09 am - Reply

    My most recent purchases were actually 3 weeks ago and I bought a solid red and a dark plaid homespun for the 2 borders on our guild’s raffle quilt that I was finishing. I just shop my stash often daily or 2 or 3 times daily for my other projects. Thanks for asking. Kathy in Colo

  49. kris March 10, 2015 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Well, I hate to admit that I was just at the LQS two days in a row. This following a quilters garage sale swap a few days before. So I bought some black and white striped fabric for a class I am going to be taking next week on the Gees Bend quilting techniques. I also bought some misc FQ’s. The trouble is now I have my heart set on a newsprint piece for the back of a baby quilt for my great nephew that is made up of all kona solids. It is never ending all the things out there are so beautiful!

  50. Marie March 10, 2015 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Yesterday I purchased a gorgeous floral print to be used in a contemporary styled quilt for my daughter.

  51. Rina March 10, 2015 at 10:36 am - Reply

    My most recent was this morning, 10 yards Kona white and yesterday I purchased 6 yards of various lavender, yellow and green prints from an online shop. As you can tell I have spring fever. I also have a pkg waiting for me at the post office with a few prints in it and can’t remember exactly what they are.

  52. LINDA March 10, 2015 at 10:43 am - Reply

    HI AMY! Latest purchase a couple yards of pale gray with white dots for my new Pinwheel Quilt!
    Thanks for sharing!

  53. Tracy H. March 10, 2015 at 10:56 am - Reply

    The last fabric I bought (three days ago!) was a black and white print and a WOW print. I’ve been working on a B&W quilted sweatshirt jacket and these fabrics, while not absolutely necessary, are ostensibly “backup” in case I need juuuuuust a little bit more. :-)

    Anyway, who doesn’t need more black and white in their stash?

  54. Penny J March 10, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

    My latest fabric purchase was a couple of weeks ago. I needed backing for a quilt I made for a lady with cancer and I found one that had inspiring words like faith, hope love, etc. and thought that was the perfect backing! In fact, I liked the back better than the front!

  55. Hilary Florence March 10, 2015 at 11:09 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was some metallic gold fabric – which looks stunning as a whole quilt FMQ ed in black

  56. Karen March 10, 2015 at 11:12 am - Reply

    The last fabric was at my local quilting store–an hour away from here in rural Maine. It was Dec. 21 and I had just realized I needed such an eensy bit of white to finish a tablerunner for my daughter. (And of course the post office misplaced it in the Christmas rush, and she didn’t get it until Jan 8!!)

  57. Sallee March 10, 2015 at 11:22 am - Reply

    Riley Blake – yard goods for a baby quilt – no intended recipient, just liked the spring colored pastel fabric. Purchased during LQS day in January. Love supporting my LQS. Three weeks later my co-worker told me she was pregnant! Now I have a recipient for the quilt and I am loving working with the fabrics!

  58. Delaine March 10, 2015 at 11:40 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase is a series of winter theme panels that were on sale in January. I plan to make a wall hanging
    with them. Thanks!

  59. Lori Smanski March 10, 2015 at 11:45 am - Reply

    My husband and I went fabric shopping this last Saturday for 11 yards of bleached muslin and 8 yards of pale pink contrast fabric for a civil war dress we are making for myself for our sons wedding on May 31st. It is civil war themed and all the wedding party will be dressed in this era. It will be a lot of fun.

  60. Alli March 10, 2015 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was some ponte de roma for lazy comfy culottes. :D

  61. AnniePC March 10, 2015 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Bought a winter haven in Florida and didn’t have any cloth napkins so I bought aqua Kona cotton and then selected three colors of thread , bright yellow, hot pink and orange, and used an edgestitch to finish them. Very fun!

  62. Shauna March 10, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I recently got a fq bundle of bike path by Alison Glass that I plan to use them on a scrappy cross quilt.

  63. Jen Beatty March 10, 2015 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    Tula Pink’s Bumble Bees and Cotton & Steel’s Playful for some future to be decided upon projects.

  64. kim March 10, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    I most recently purchased some tonal backgrounds, black and white and textures by Carolyn friedlander. They are always welcome in my stash for low contrast or low volume backgrounds. I am excited to read Natalie’s new book to learn more of the basic yet important elements of design. I am also collecting solids and tonals in preparation of a Jean Wells workshop!

  65. Sherril McGann March 10, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was a charm pack about a week ago.

  66. Kay March 10, 2015 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    I am on a fabric fast and trying to use up a lot of my stash, it has been several months since I bought fabric but the last lot were some Bonnie and Camille prints to make a strip quilt. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

  67. Stephanie Neumann March 10, 2015 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I bought some very bright fabrics last week for my stash. Would love to win this book, looks fantastic! Thanks for opportunity! qltdiva1@fuse.net

  68. paula dalby March 10, 2015 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was last Thursday. I bought Truck fabric and Rocketship fabric to make crib size sheets for two of the grandsons. I had just finished making the Buggy Barn Tractors & Trucks quilt for one of the grandsons, and took his sister to the fabric store to help me find fabric for a coordinating sheet. When she saw the rocketship fabric, she remembered that I made a Rocketship quilt for her cousin. She insisted he needed a sheet too, so he got one! :-) Cute little girly…

  69. Nancy March 10, 2015 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    I just bought some polka dot fabric to finish up the borders of a BOM UFO. Just trying to figure the borders out!

  70. Danette Roundy March 10, 2015 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    i bought a Halloween jelly roll! Amazing right? Seems that is my largest addiction! Love Halloween! Anyways I’m making strips and salsa from g.e. Designs. I can’t wait to enjoy it!

  71. Mary Ann March 10, 2015 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    i just bought green fabric today for needle turn appliqué stems and leaves. It’s queen size and I am finally brave enough to start it!

  72. Judy F March 10, 2015 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    I recently bought a few coordinating prints from Cotton & Steel. I’m loving coral with navy & aqua these days! Don’t know yet what I’ll do with it…

  73. Delinda March 10, 2015 at 2:59 pm - Reply

    just bought a beautiful white batik ti finish a block of the month quilt!

  74. Aileen March 10, 2015 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    My most recent was a FQ bundle of Alison glass handcrafted. It is such a beautiful collection.

  75. Barbara Ostrander March 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    We have been shop hopping around Atlanta. I got a few yards of some gorgeous modern prints.

  76. marge March 10, 2015 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    I purchased about 10 yards of batiks at a sale. Going to make a quilt – twin size – haven’t decided on the pattern yet.

  77. Nikki March 10, 2015 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    Hi there, Looking forward to getting hold of your book. I just love looking at designs as it fires up my inspiration. I recently bought some edging for a quilt I am about to make for my elderly 2nd cousin and while I was there saw something a friend was after so picked it up for her. When I told her, she was so thrilled she came right over and bought me 5 pieces of fabric – mostly cottons in lovely blue hues and bright yellows, 2 of them are dress-making pieces! Oh you can’t imagine how special, thrilled and grateful I felt. So, next quilt for my elderly cousin – materials all picked out (picture is one just made, 3rd this year and my cousin’s will follow that pattern) but now the thrill of staring at these materials for awhile until inspiration for the quilt design is borne! How I love it.

  78. Sandra March 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    My latest purchase was a yard of Robert Kaufman “Effervescence” in navy and turquoise colours.

  79. Jeanne in Ohio March 10, 2015 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    I recently bought yardage to finish a couple projects, one for my granddaughter’s h.s. graduation and another that I’m finally finishing after it’s aged for 11 years.

  80. Sherry Fram March 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was yesterday. I bought several one yard pieces to go with my stash fabrics to use in a quilt for my niece a quilt. She wants a quilt with deer head silhouettes for the blocks. She jokingly sent me a picture of one on pinterest telling me I should make her one. So for Christmas I am making her one!

  81. Susan March 10, 2015 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    i just bought a collection of Tula Pink’s Elizabeth’s line. I’m dreaming up quilt designs for it!

  82. Cyndy Knapp March 10, 2015 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was yesterday. I needed the background fabric for my son’s queen size quilt. Now I’m ready to start.

  83. Diane B March 10, 2015 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Hi Amy, it’s so nice to meet you. On Super Bowl Sunday I stopped by a local quilt shop and found Alison Glass prints at $5 per yard! Whoa what a great sale they had going on…so I cleared 2 bolts netting 3.5 yds and then added 1 yd of 2 other from same collection I’m making the Bucket Bag from “VeryShannon.Com”, cutting the 2nd one right now:) Thank you for asking and sharing.

  84. Lisa Lott March 10, 2015 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Hi! My most recent purchase came from Liberty of London in England… :) I had friends coming to visit and they brought me some goodies right off Regent Streetl… ahhh.. I played with my fabrics the night they arrived. I’m looking for the perfect pattern to create a special quilt!

    Thank you for your lovely blog! :)

  85. Mary on Lake Pulaski March 10, 2015 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    I purchased a FQ bundle of Heather Ross’ new line last week.

  86. Kathy E. March 10, 2015 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was a yard of duck cloth for a banner that a few friends and I are making. It’s for another friend who is about to graduate from Wartburg Seminary and it will be hung in her honor on graduation day!

  87. Mary Ann March 10, 2015 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    I purchased fabric this weekend for the 2015 Hoffman challenge with which I plan to utilize Julie Herman’s hex and side kick rulers and Angela Walter’s quilting style.

  88. Lori Morton March 10, 2015 at 8:27 pm - Reply

    Last fabric purchase was for flannel…a coool lil Whales print & a small Chevrons print. Made a quick Quilt for new Granbaby due the end of April!

  89. Annette S March 10, 2015 at 8:41 pm - Reply

    I am trying to finish some UFO’s with what I have from my stash. A couple months ago I purchased 2 different black&white batiks. No plans. Just thought someday I would like to do a b&w quilt with small dashes of color for accents.

  90. Marla March 10, 2015 at 8:59 pm - Reply

    I recently added several red solids to the stash for a red and black improv quilt I’m making for my nephew.

  91. HeatherK March 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm - Reply

    I bought some fat quarters for a bag that I’m making for a friend. She wanted bright and summery; it was fun to find coordinating fabrics to fit her personality.

  92. Marion Bryant-Parsons March 11, 2015 at 12:57 am - Reply

    I love buying packs of fat quarters, so any fat quarters on sale are my stomping ground.

  93. Heather J March 11, 2015 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Last week I bought a Sunprint FQ bundle to be used in two of my projects – one a king sized quilt and the other a QAL BOM project.

  94. Carrie March 11, 2015 at 6:06 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was at the Lakeland Expo. It’s a fat quarter packet of silk material in my favorite color spectrum-PINK! I’m planning to combine it with some other material and make a fun summer skirt, using the rolled hem setting on my BabyLock Imagine. That is, when I can squeeze some time in to sew for myself!

  95. Paula K. March 11, 2015 at 6:26 am - Reply

    I Bought Fabric called Marsala. Not quite sure what I will make with it. Gorgeous color. Paula. K.

  96. Pat J March 11, 2015 at 6:44 am - Reply

    turquoise, yellow, grey for new baby

  97. Carol Womack March 11, 2015 at 7:27 am - Reply

    Last week I introduced a friend to my favorite local fabric store and bought some blue and silver fabric just because it was pretty.

  98. Deb March 11, 2015 at 7:39 am - Reply

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the roll up table mat! I recently purchased 8 yds of bella solids for a quilt back for the modern building blocks quilt.

  99. Shawna March 11, 2015 at 8:23 am - Reply

    I just bought Nursery flannel. will have 2 new grandbabies this year. I must get some baby quilts made

  100. Linda E in AZ March 11, 2015 at 8:46 am - Reply

    I’m not buying at this moment because I’m working on that big ole stash!

  101. Bari March 11, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was a bolt of white for backgrounds and backings. Not very exciting, but very necessary!

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  103. Sarah March 11, 2015 at 10:06 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was 2 yards of muslin for background fabric.

  104. Chelsea March 11, 2015 at 10:24 am - Reply

    I purchased a pastel charm pack of Kona Cotton solids. I have been working on building up my solid stash! I think the charm squares are destined for a scrappy quilt!

  105. Leslie McNeil March 11, 2015 at 10:29 am - Reply

    I’m designing and creating collage quilts lately, and loving modern design, i am purchasing modern, large florals, and well… anything floral! i do love the modern influence, and this book is on my wish list. thank you!

  106. QuiltSue March 11, 2015 at 10:59 am - Reply

    My most recent was a charm pack I purchased for a class I was attending a couple of weeks ago. I went to the class, but, because I’m a rebel, I had already asked the tutor’s if I could make a design of my own instead, which she was happy for me to do. I was only really going to spend the day with two friends (the tutor and another friend) and it was a super day and I love the quilt too.

  107. Jana B March 11, 2015 at 11:08 am - Reply

    My most recent purchase was specially printed Dr. Who fabric for a birthday quilt for my daughter’s birthday. She loves Dr. Who so I thought this would be a fun reminder of one of her all time favorite shows. It’s also one of the first quilts I’ve ever made, and is the first twin size one. I’m really enjoying making it!

  108. Gill March 11, 2015 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    My most recent purchase was a bunny print on a navy background to use as the backing for a baby quilt!!

  109. Jackie March 11, 2015 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    i just picked up 10 1/2 yard pieces of black/beige/teal at a local quilt show. I don’t need know how they will all come together, but I’ve been away from my sewing machine for 6 weeks and I just needed a fabric fix

  110. Leanne March 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    Most recent purchase is a fat quarter bundle of polka dot fabrics in bold jewel tones. To make a gift for a friend.

  111. Jill March 11, 2015 at 10:03 pm - Reply

    Last week I purchased a fat quarter bundle of Sweet as Honey by Bonnie Christine. It will become a quilt after I find the perfect block to show off the lovely prints.

  112. Beth T. March 11, 2015 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I’m gathering red fabric and red and white fabric for a very trad QAYG log cabin quilt. It’s fun to stash with a purpose.

  113. Tsoniki Crazy Bull March 12, 2015 at 5:54 am - Reply

    I just bought some fabric the day before yesterday! I try to save up to buy fabric because I want to fill a flat rate box.

  114. Shiloh March 12, 2015 at 8:28 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was around Christmas time! Wow, that is awhile ago! I bought fat quarters from “Collage” by Carolyn Friedlander. I am on a no buy for now. I just finished the top of a blooming nine-patch, I am finishing the binding on a table runner and hot pads, I am creating fabric headbands, and I just started a quilt-as-you-go tote. I love creating. I love quilting more than any other sewing. I am just discovering this as I have been sewing other projects.

  115. Sue Laughton March 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm - Reply

    My last fabric purchase was sometime last year, Arrows by Cotton & Steel. I haven’t quite settled on what I’m going to make with it, either a bag or a pillow cover, but it will be for my friends’ daughter who has recently started her own business, Portland Archery. (Can you tell I’m a proud “Auntie”?)

  116. Lynn March 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    My latest purchase was to buy some end of bolts from my friend who closed her quilt shop. Sad to have this shop closed but happy for her retirement.

  117. Zaineb March 12, 2015 at 1:59 pm - Reply
  118. Susan S March 12, 2015 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Just this past Sunday I bought some graphic black and white fabrics, then tossed in a b/w/red print for fun. On Tuesday I won some b/w/r fat quarters from a local guild raffle. I’m sensing a theme in my future…

  119. Kylie March 12, 2015 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    Just yesterday, I checked out a new (to me) shop and left with three yards of fabric that was on clearance, including two yards of the Botanics line from Carolyn Friedlander. What a score!

  120. Laura March 13, 2015 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    I bought some green fabric around christmas to make some decorations!

  121. Nicole Sender March 13, 2015 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    I bought Star Wars themed fabric that I used to make pillowcases for my grandsons!

  122. Tammy Kelley March 14, 2015 at 9:08 am - Reply

    I have purchased some sweet pastel fabrics for a baby quilt I’m starting for a friend at work. I love baby quilts because they come together so quickly.

  123. Leslie Bower March 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm - Reply

    I just finished a quilt top for my mother’s 89th birthday made up of leftover bright colored fabrics from my daughter’s 16th birthday and black pebbled fabric from my son’s graduation quilt. I had to purchase more of the black for the backing of her quilt.

  124. Judy Allen March 14, 2015 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    I purchased flannel fabric for the backing of a construction themed quilt top I made for my 3 year old grand nephew. He loves the quilt!!

  125. Rachel D March 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    My most recent purchase was fabric for a dog bed I’m making for my Chocolate Lab, Dixie!

  126. Tarnia March 15, 2015 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    My latest fabric buy is from Hancocks of Paducah, lots of Ta Dot at a great price. They are impossible to buy directly here in NZ. As for a project, well in theory they are for a Midnight in the Oasis quilt, but I’ sort of scared of starting given its complexity. I have to learn so many new skills, I’m wavering on it. Maybe another Gypsy Wife quilt instead.

  127. Julierose March 18, 2015 at 11:27 am - Reply

    My most recent fabric purchase was a charm pack of Bramblewoods–I plan to use it to make a big “Plus” quilt. that pattern has been flying through my brain for a while now. Hugs and thanks for the chance Julierose

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