Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hey friends!  I thought I'd pop onto the blog today to let you know about a 
HUGE quilt sale I'm having right now.

I've listed 30 (that's right 30!!!) quilts for sale on my Instagram destash page @gigisthimble_destash and in my Etsy shop.  There are so many listed that I have hoarded for years, unable to part with.  But guys, it is time to say goodbye to them.  I just don't have the space to keep them forever.  It's hard to say goodbye to some of them but I get excited at the possibility of making more!  

Please visit my destash page or MY ETSY SHOP (edited 9/9/19 - they have all been marked down significantly since I originally posted this!)  I'd also be forever grateful if you told your friends and family who may be interested in purchasing a quilt for their home or as a gift!

Thanks so much for all of your support over the years!

Wanderings Fabric Tour

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Hello! Hello!
Today I get to share a recent finish I made out of a new fabric line called 
Wanderings by Poppie Cotton.

This is my second project with the new company Poppie Cotton and I am such a fan!  The sweet, beautiful, traditional fabrics in soft colors really speak to me.  And just a hint for what's to come...I said yes to a third project with their third line!  I only say yes to lines I really love and I think their lines keep getting better and better!

Wanderings is a sweet, feminine line of fabrics that includes flowers, butterflies and a few basics.  
It incorporates darks and lights in a really beautiful color scheme of pinks, blues, greys, and whites.

I wanted to pick a pattern that really showcased the fabrics so I chose my Lulu pattern.  
It's normally a Jelly Roll pattern but I was able to easily adjust it for fat quarters.  

I loved the way it turned out.  Many of my patterns have a lot of background fabric 
showing but I think it's a testament to the beauty of this line that it's not too busy 
even though I didn't use any other fabric lines or solids to break things up.

I used a coordinating gingham fabric from my stash for the back 
(sorry, I've had it for a few years and can't remember what company made it).

I used the remainder of the blue fat quarters to make a scrappy binding.  
I love a good scrappy binding, don't you?!?

Denae Hansen in American Fork, Utah quilted this for me using a classic orange peel design.  
She did a great job as always!  The orange peel is one of my all-time favorite go-to designs!

Wanderings is available in stores now.  
Click HERE for a list of shops carrying Poppie Cotton.

Lulu is based on a vintage quilt I once saw.  
It's a very simple pattern; one you can whip up in a day or two.  
Like I said, it's Jelly Roll friendly and comes with instructions 
for two different sizes - a lap and a twin.
Click HERE to visit my Etsy shop.  

Well, that's it for my stop on the Wanderings Fabric Tour.
I feel so honored I got to work with this beautiful fabric line alongside
the other designers on this tour. 

Poppie Cotton
July 9th
Kelsey Evans
July 11th
Lindsey Weight
July 16th
Dori Troutman
July 18th
Sherri Falls
July 23rd
Andy Knowlton
July 25th
Debbie Homick
July 30th
Melissa Corry
August 1st
Amy Chappell
August 6th
Amber Johnson
August 8th
Poppie Cotton
August 13th

Be sure to check out their blogs for more Wanderings inspiration!

Have a great day friends!