Fabric Friday Fun Day

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It is a mixed bag today in the Fabric Friday spot. Domestic, import and vintage fabrics all have a go today as well as a sneak peak.
Michael Miller has some new fabric out. This one is called "Village Stroll". I got a half yard because I love houses so much and this one has so much color and personality.
These two very basic check/stripes are new Michael Miller's. I am always interested in picking up a good check and a good stripe. They are extremely versatile and are "must haves" in any fabric collection.
Here are 3 tiny cuts of Japanese fabrics, not new. I really like hexagon fabric and the pink and green florals are again, basics, that are valuable in a fabric collection even if it is in such a small quantity.
I like fabric with lots of different things going on in it. This one is a cotton/linen blend heavyweight great for purses or table toppers. While I'm talking Japanese Fabric I have to tell you one of my nicest suppliers is Lisa from Etsy. Her shop is ThisandthatfromJapan. Her service is fabulous and she's a sweetheart. Lisa also sells books. So if you have a Japanese book you want to purchase you can contact her through her etsy store and she might be able to get it for you.I really love this black with apple print. It is also in a half yard cut. I wish I had more of this one. It is a thicker quilt weight. I can think of lots of fun uses for it. Japanese import, of course.I know lots of you don't really get Sunbonnet Sue but this slightly Holly Hobbie version speaks to me. First off it has a lot going on and second of all I find the faceless figure charming somehow. I just like her, for some reason.
These are vintage finds from my sister, Michelle. The one on the left is an orange strawberry in a cotton or blend from probably the late 60s or after. Orange and strawberries - what's not to love? And the other is a vintage sheet. I'm slowly working on my vintage sheet quilt (haven't blogged about it, I'm not ready to show it off quite yet). This comes in handy because I need more sheets before I move forward on the project. I love the soft feel to the vintage sheets. They are "broken in" and feel loved.
Today my quilter, Wren, dropped this quilt off at my house. it is my latest creation and so I'll be hard at work on the pattern for the next couple weeks, along with finishing up some other things. Although writing the pattern isn't my very favorite part about creating a quilt, I don't mind doing it and it adds closure to a project. And I am very happy with this one. It turned out really very sweet.

Happy Weekend.

-nanette
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Jackie said...

I just love that tiny fruity Japanese fabric! Sooo cute! Thanks for the link! You are right what is not to love about orange and strawberries, except that they are on lime green... love it too! I am anxious to see your next pattern!

Jeff, Elizabeth, Caleb and Jake said...

I can't wait to see the quilt bound and finished. It looks like you used such cute fabrics.

Nedra said...

Looking forward to seeing your new pattern. What ever it is, I'm sure it will be wonderful.
Some of us think finishing means adding the label and possibly photographing and journaling. But YOU have to write a pattern to be done!

Jan said...

All the fabric is love, but I'm quite partial to the Sunbonnet Sue piece ... cuz, yes, I'm one of "Sue's" fans too :) I'll be anxiously awaiting the new pattern and seeing that finished quilt. Your teasing is torture (LOL).

belinda said...

What can I say...more great fabric!
I'm anxious to see your vintage sheet quilt and to see this new quilt you are working on a pattern for!!

siv hege said...

Looking forward to se the design. Great fabrics!

Trisha said...

I agree, stripes and checks are always a good addition to the stash!

Fiesta said...

I have been waiting for fabulous Friday to be posted. It is so nice to see al your unique fabric finds.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love the Village Stroll and the Holly Hobby Sunbonnet Sue. You'll have such fun with these.

Muddling Through said...

Hmmm.........that black and white polka dot looks mighty familiar. Can't wait to see the whole thing!

Joy said...

Always such pretty fabrics Nanette!! I think I might pop over and have a peek at Lisa's Etsy store ;o), thanks for the link!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Beth said...

I really like the Village Stroll fabric, where did you buy it?

Mel said...

Yay, a new pattern! I love your designs!!

The fabrics today are wonderful as usual! I particularly love the blud in the first fabric and the orange strawberries!

Darlene said...

Some day I'm going to sneak into your sewing room just to look at all your adorable prints. You have the best fabric. :-)

I'm glad you and yours enjoyed your vacation.

Dawn said...

Awesome!! Awesome!! Love the fabrics. Looking forward to seeing the pattern!!

potsandpins said...

I love the Michael Miller fabrics - thanks for posting about them, now I'll have to go on a hunt! Thanks, too, for "introducing" me to Nedra - she is great, isn't she? Between the two of you I feel like the ugly step-sister! xo, The Other Nanette

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

It seems I am always learing from you, yes, you are right a good stripe and check is a must. You know I will hit that link right away. I love Nedra's comment, to anyone else to finish a quilt means to bind it, wash and dry it, and take a picture. we are the lucky ones because you give us that one extra important step, the pattern. earmark one for me!!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

OK Missy, I am not sure if I love you or hate you for that link!! Holy Cow, what a great store, I see some $$ coming her way!!

Rumi said...

Fun fabric and the little peek at your quilt--love it!

clare's craftroom said...

Oh village stroll looks fantastic !

Carrie P. said...

All the fabrics are so cool. Love the house one the best.

Micki said...

Great fabric! thanks for sharing!
Micki

Patty said...

You always have the most exciting fabrics!

w&v said...

V. here... Good points about your likes for good stash builders. I like the clues you give about your point of view for fabrics. You are really full of creative juices. Thanks for sharing. v

Catherine said...

Love those three Japanese prints! And the stripe and checks.

dotti white said...

Nanette---I love looking at your fabric choices. I am really wondering about your new pattern--can't wait to see it!