Filling the Shelves


Yup, there's been a bit of fabric coming in lately.. oops!  But in my defence, most of this bundle was to finish a project and then I just had to throw in a few more fabrics to make it worthwhile;)

This stack comes from Mad About Patchwork, if you've read my blog much you know they're a long time favorite of mine.  If I'm needing a fabric, I'll always check their website first to see if they have it!

So I'm going to break apart this order here, mainly for my own sake, but maybe you'll find something you must have too!

First off, see that shiny little bag on top of the pile?  It says Snow Charms.  I just discovered this option recently, but Pam will cut you Custom Charm Squares in any Kona Cotton color!!  They come in packs of 40, which is absolutely perfect for pairing with Moda Charm packs.  I've bought a few of those Moda charm packs recently and hope to make up some simple baby quilts.  I thought I'd try one of these Kona solids packs to go with one of the Moda charm packs, maybe for half square triangles?


And then, this flannel above is just a lucky impulse buy.  I like to keep a few flannels on hand to back baby quilts with, so decided to buy 1.5 yards of this one.  Ok, so I love it to pieces.  I'm going straight to order more because this is a print that I know I will use on the next quilt that I make to 'keep'.  Something about the colors and print are just my style!


And then a few more prints above for my Great Neutrals Hunt.  Again, that Feathers print isn't a true neutral, but I knew I'd love it as much as the yellow.  I just bought a 1/4 yard, which is so wise and prudent, but really I wish I had a half yard.  And then the music print, which is a great basic which I know I'll use.  Finally some Kona Silver which I'd never tried before and it's a nice pale gray.  A solid gray has never been my first choice for backgrounds, cause I'm more of a warm colors gal, but this one will be nice to have around.  It doesn't shine pink, or blue which is important to me.


And then a big stack of rainbow yumminess which was my whole legitimate excuse for this fabric purchase!  It's backing and binding for my Suburbs quilt!  Hope to finish that up soon!


And last of all a Kona color chart.  My old one is quite a few years old and I was getting a bit frustrated when ordering since I was missing so many new colors.  I'm getting up my courage to cut this new book up like this...   although I think I might punch holes in mine and put them on a binder ring instead, like this.

And that's all folks!


Giveaway Newsflash!!  to reward you for reading this far!! 

So I thought maybe there would be someone interested in my old Kona color card, and then while looking for it, I realized that I already had one of these new ones!! Whaaaat?!  I could be grumpy but decided to turn it into a little gift for one of you!.  So I have a new Kona color book, and an older one (it's probably about 3-4 years old)  I understand that maybe nobody wants an old one, in which case my kids will gladly adopt it!  But, if you're interested in either one, just mention it in the comments section,  (say whether you're interested in both, neither, or just one)  and I'll choose two random winners!

96 comments:

  1. I'd love to have the new one. Mine is old, and I was just thinking how I'd love to have a new one but I'm way too cheap, ha! Anyway, if I win the new one, I'll pass along my old one too (if anyone wants it, that is). Thanks for the chance! P.S. I think that Eclectic Elements print is lovely too, I think I may have bought a yard of it. It's so soft (visually), but not overly traditional.

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  2. Love that rainbow stack - it will make a fun quilt! And I am intrigued with the idea of backing baby quilts in flannel. I will have to try that one out.
    I'm interested in the new kona card. Thank you for the chance to win it.

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  3. I'll throw in my name for the new color card. Mine is a few years old and has been "Stitched in Color-ized." I may try the hole punched ring this time.

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  4. Since I have no Kona color card at all, I'd be happy with either one. I've been cutting swatches of the colors I buy and kind of making my own card, but it's not the best way to go!

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  5. Mad About Patchwork is one of my favorite shop too! I love the Pretty Potent flannel. I might look for it. I already have a charm square pack of that line. I would love the new color card! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  6. I would love ANY Kona card. I don't have one, and every time I go to order one, the shop is out. Which is lame! This is such a fun stack. I love the music notes print! And that is AWESOME that Pam will cut a kona charm pack for you. I should totally do that! I have a handful of charm packs lying around. :)

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  7. i would love either! JUST started adding solids to my stash so it would be so helpful!

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  8. I would love the new Kona Card - I have one of the old ones, and I have no idea how many colors I'm behind, except a lot!

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  9. I would love the new one...I love working with solids, but it's a pain ordering them online if you want it to match...

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  10. I could really use either of those color cards. Very useful to have around! I just have one for thread at the moment. Thanks for the offer!

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  11. Will I think it's kind of funny that you accidentally ended up with two new cards, that sounds like something I would do! I'd love a new card! I'm smitten with your fabric purchases too, especially the eclectic elements print!

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  12. I would die to have one of your cards !

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  13. Right before reading the "giveaway" I thought, "Man, a kona card sure would be useful". A free one would be twice as good, that way I can spend my hard earned dough on some of that dreamy feather fabric! I would prefer the new one... How old is "old" :)

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  14. I'd be happy to either kona color card. Thsnks

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  15. I am interested in either or both - since I have neither. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. I would love either one as I don't have either one :) Thanks for the chance !!

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  17. One man's trash.....I would be happy with either. Thanks for the chance to win! I have been eyeballing the rainbow stripe on MAP's site, thinking it would be great for binding. Love Pam - great selection and her service is spectacular.

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  18. I would be happy with either color card! My LQS never seems to have them and I always forget to order one when I shop online. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  19. I would love a kona card! What a treat that would be!

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  20. Either would be great! I can completely relate to purchasing something and then coming across it too late, or misplacing things (usually during a great reorganization).

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  21. I already have an old one but would love a new one! I love your neutrals picks. I too often buy bold, loud, or pretty, then realize at home that I don't need those fabrics at all. I should have been strong and bought only neutrals!

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  22. Either card would be great-I don't have either and always have to take my quilt top to the lqs when looking for a solid background. Happy mail is the best-I just received 2 quilting books in the mail today, but now I'm thinking I should be fabric shopping too.

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  23. Just about to order a new one-I guess I'll wait for the outcome of your giveaway! Thanks for the chance.

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  24. I would love either one! I really want one to cut up and play with for fabric combos.

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  25. I would adore either. Having one, even an out of date one, would be amazing.

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  26. I would be especially happy with the new one, but would love either of them! Thanks for the chance! I love the tab choice, but my creative 5 year old would move them all over the house and I would never find them!

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  27. I would love the new one, but will gladly take the old one, too! :) I've been meaning to purchase one recently. I don't have one at all. Free is great!

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  28. So many colors to choose from...I would especially love the new color chart but the older one would be much appreciated too. Thanks for the geneous giveaway!

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  29. I'd love either but would prefer the new one. I order from Mad About Patchwork too and Pam's customer service is great!

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  30. Those are pretty fabrics, all! I can't wait to see how you use your neutrals. I love my Kona color card and felt like a kid in a candy shop when I first opened it. The card actually saves you a ton of mula in the short run, because you know you will have the right colors! That is really nice of you to offer your spare on for some lucky winner.

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  31. How generous of you to share. I don't have any color cards & I'm always thinking I should buy one but then I think, "I can get how much fabric for that amount of $?" :) And so I still don't have one. Either would be fine with me. Thanks for the chance. And thank you for showing your purchases. I'm never certain about what to buy and how much so it's nice to see what quilters that mix and match fabric so well would choose. You're teaching us amateurs a lesson. :)

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  32. I would love a new one. Mine is quite old and I'm always using it to reference colors, but I'm missing so many now.

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  33. I would love a new color card, or an old for that matter. Thanks for sharing! : ) I don't have one and have always wanted one. Pretty, pretty new fabrics you got there!

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  34. Ooooh! I'm interested on both, since I don't have one.

    I love your new fabrics, especially the sheet music print.

    xoxo

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  35. I love Mad About Patchwork! And having my own colour card would save me so many trips to the fabric store to use theirs. Thanks!

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  36. You'll love the Kona Silver - it's a great color that goes with pretty much everything, but doesn't show dirt as easily as white. I love it!

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  37. I would love the new color card! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!

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  38. I read snow charms and thought it was a new kind of pre cut, not the color 'snow'... See, I need a color chart. Thanks for the chance to win one while on a spending hiatus!

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  39. You picked up some great fabrics! It is always nice to add some new ones to your stash. I would totally love either kona color card since I don't have one at all.

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  40. Lovely fabric choices! That feather print is great. I just blew my fabric budget lately. Either Kona card would be awesome to me since I don't have one, although of course the new one would be super.

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  41. I do not have a Kona color card. I am to cheap to buy one. Each time I purchase Kona fabric I cut
    a two inch piece and write the color name. This has not been that great of a plan. I would love the new one but would be thrilled with the old one.

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  42. I would love a new card.... Mine is a few years old :)

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  43. I'd love either card, although the new one would obviously be the best!

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  44. What an amazing giveaway! I would love either as I do not have one today. Thanks for the opportunity to win! Love love the rainbow stack - so fun!

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  45. you always choose such gorgeous fabrics. Those feathers are definitely a favourite. I don't have a colour card so would love to win either - would be so useful especially as I have failed to label my solids.

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  46. Hi! Beautiful Fabrics! Notes and feathers are Super! I would love to have the old Kona colour card! I don't have any colours card so I would put it on the wall in my NEW sewing room as a painting! Thank you for sharing! x Teje
    nerospost(at)gmail(dot)com

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  47. I could use a kona card, old or new, thanks for the chance to win.

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  48. I love that there is someone else on the planet that discovers "doubles" of items occasionally. I'd love to have either one or both of your cards if I could ever get that lucky. I enjoy your blog and your quilt projects.

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  49. I would love to have either card. I will admit this is something I need to acquire. If not lucky enough to win one, I am going to have to buy one. I have one for DMC embroidery floss - use it a lot for needlework projects. I love the fabrics you purchased. There is something about a fresh addition of fabric - just juices up the creativity flow. Such an addiction. :-)

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  50. Would LOVE both. And those feathers are absolutely gorgeous. I might need to get some !!

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  51. Beautiful fabrics - I love Mad About Patchwork too - I think I see a few things in your pile that I might need. And if you are giving away the colour charts I'd be happy to have my name put on the list of folks interested in it.

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  52. I have done so little on-line fabric buying but you give me courage! A colour chart just might help in decision making. And yes, the feathers fabric is splendid!

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  53. What beautiful fabric. As for the color cards I would love either one! Although I would prefer the new one! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  54. i would love the new kona card.
    i love your fabric posts - you have such great taste in fabric and i always discover something i never really paid attention to before.

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  55. I've been meaning to get a color card and while I'd prefer a new one, I'd also be thrilled to get an old one.

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  56. Count me in for the new color card drawing. Thank you!

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  57. That AMH flannel is perfect for a quilt back! I'd love the chance to win the new color card. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  58. Would love to have a new Kona color card. Wish they made an insert so I could add the new colors without having to spend $$$ on a new card.

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  59. Oh I'd love the new color card -- I have an old one that I can pass on to a friend who just started quilting if I win the new one. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. Oh you sweet girl! I would love to have the new Kona color card. Years ago I made my own color chart using plain fabrics first, then prints. Was fun, but who wouldn't love to have a REAL one! Thank you.

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  61. honestly I do not have any card, old or new, so, every card is new! thanks for the chance.

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  62. I would appreciate either of the color cards. Love that Pretty Potent flannel!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  63. I would love the new color card. I was just getting ready to order one of these.

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  64. I would love to have either of the color cards! I've always wanted one. Thank you so much for the chance!

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  65. I do not have a colour card so either one would be great. I love the fabric you picked and thank you for the info on the Kona, custom cut charm squares, from Mad About Patchwork.

    ioleen.kimmel@gmail.com

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  66. I've just discovered the awesome uses of color cards and I love the idea of punching a hole in them and in a binder... I'm an organizational freak! Kona just came out with some awesome new colors too!

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  67. I could really use a color card! Either new or old would work (Do they still make the old ones, or have they transitioned to new colors only?). thanks for the tip about custom charm packs. I have some charm packs that I can't figure out what to do with, and maybe that is the option I need to go with.

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  68. Either would work for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  69. I would love the new color card. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  70. I didn't even know that there was a color chart so obviously I NEED to have a new one. Thanks. kthurn@bektel.com

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  71. Love all your purchases! Total yumminess :) I would love either Kona card as I don't have any. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. Since I'm old and I'm a newbie to the quilting world I would love to have a new one ; )

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  73. I would take either card. Thanks for thinking of giving them away to one of your readers.

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  74. I'd love to have a new Kona card. And somebody could have my old one.

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  75. Great fabric purchases! I would love a colour card new or old - thanks for sharing!

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  76. Eeek, where is that music print from/what designer is it? I LOVE IT.

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  77. I'd be interested in either one!

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  78. either one! Even an old one would be awesome. Really, a color card is a color card!

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  79. OMG! I would love the new color card. Thank you!

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  80. I don't have one so either one would be awesome!!

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  81. I'd love the new color card but certainly wouldn't turn down the old one as I've been wanting one of these for a while. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win!

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  82. i'd love a new one. then i would pay it forward and find a new home for my old one! thanks

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  83. I've never had a Kona card and would love to adopt you "new" one. Thanks, Fran.daoust@yahoo.com

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  84. I'd live a new Kona card! Mine is pretty old too. Thanks!

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  85. I have an old one but a new one would be great. Thanks for sharing.

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  86. I would love a new one! Mine is 3-4 years old, too, but I'd be glad to pass that one along to someone if I win the new one. Thanks!!

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  87. So glad I am not the only one who buys something I already have! ;) but I do not have a Kona card and have coveted one for awhile! Thanks for the chance.

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  88. I would take either one since I don't have one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. I'd love either one, since I am planning on asking for one for my birthday in a couple of weeks anyway!

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  90. I'd love either of them as I don't have one and would like to start using one.

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  91. I would love to have your old one!! or new one!! I have neither and would love either!!

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