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Friday, January 27, 2012

quilt fabric & a few other things


I have received quite a few comments and emails asking what fabrics I used in Griffin's quilt and how I chose them...and since I never get around to answering all of your question...here you go...

I buy most of my fabrics from fabric.com, quilthome.com, or locally (quilt shop, JoAnn, Hobby Lobby, Hancock Fabrics). Hawthornethreads.com and etsy.com are also great places to look too.

I knew that I wanted a red, chambray blue, and gray color scheme for the quilt. I just started searching those colors until I found prints that I liked and thought would look good together. Matching colors is a little bit of a gamble online, but I only ended up with one print that I didn't like. I usually buy online because there is a much better selection and the prices are generally cheaper. Plus they deliver it right to your door and you don't have to drag your two little boys out to look at fabric. Definitely a bonus!

These are the twelve fabrics I chose (plus white for the background):

Michael Miller Ta Dot Stone
Michael Miller Quarter Dot Red
Micahel Miller Children at Play Dot to Dot Blue
Michael Miller Children at Play Racer Stripes Blue
Michael Miller That's It Dot Cherry
Michael Miller Mini Mike Orchid Gray Dot Duo Grey
Michael Miller Dumb Dot Peppermint
Michael Miller Rouge et Noir Stitch Petal Red
Annela Hoey Sherbet Pips Playdot Red (from local quilt shop)
Moda Bella Solids--white, blue, gray (from local quilt shop)
Dark gray polka dot (from Hancock Fabrics)

My mom is using this pattern for the quilt. She finished piecing it and then we decided to make a few adjustments...which has taken awhile. Hopefully it will be off to the quilter next week!

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A few pictures from the phone...




1. The boys got a new ride.
2. Brothers.
3. Happy baby + happy hippo.
4. Riding his bike with milk and snack on board (of course).
5. Helping dad.
6. Uncle James is home from China. Yay!

You can link your Instagram pics up too at Life Rearranged.

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DaySpring's after Christmas sale ends Monday. Most of the Christmas stuff is 25% to 75% off. Make sure to check it out...you might score a good deal!

The Numbers of Faith items are also 50% off. Here are a few of my favorites:

Let Your Light Shine - Tealight Candleholder
$14.00 $6.99

Child of God - Layered Wall Art
$20.00 $9.99

And if you like the Life Collection, you can get a really good deal on the 4 piece place setting...

Life Collection - 4 Piece Place Setting
$48.96 $20.00

...or just the bread plate, which is my favorite.

Life Collection - 6" Bread Plate
Life Collection - Bread Plate
$5.99 $2.99

You can check out all other sales and monthly specials here.

And if you find something you can't live without here are some coupon codes:
Use code 15OFFGIFTS to receive 15% off gifts.
Use code 10off60 to receive $10 off orders of $60 or more.

Have a great weekend!

Disclosure: DaySpring affiliate links used

1 Comments:

Blogger The Moffats said...

Yeah for the new Bob!!!!!!! Do you love it????? Those boys...they are too cute!!

January 27, 2012 at 6:00 PM  

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