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True Blue: I Love You

 


 Seeew...

LISTEN...🎼 I've had all the "lines"....I've displayed them many times, but I never knew love before 'till Feedsacks: True Blue arrived on the floor...🎼

What can I say? I'm a child of the 80's and I'm guilty as charged when it comes to favoring some of the 80's most memorable pop-tarts!

But what you really came here for was this....💙

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Moda has a new designer. Her name is Linzee McCray, she loves feedsacks and her new collection Feedsacks: True Blue is featured in this gorgeous quilt called Lulee's Garden by May Chappell (above). The collection is also available in the Shoppe now and on our website. Imagine that? 

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Linzee has had a long love-affair with feedsack prints and has written a book about them: Feed Sacks: A Colourful History of a Frugal Fabric. She selected blue for her first collection with Moda because - as she shared with Moda's Carrie Nelson last fall, “I selected blue for my first collection because I grew up in a house of blue – as a child, I ate off blue dishes, walked on a blue carpet, and was frequently dressed in blue clothing sewn by my blue-loving mother. Blue is comforting, classic and modern all at the same time."

Of course we absolutely agree on the comforting, classic and modern thing!
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It just seeew happens that while looking at this True Blue Fat Quarter Bundle (this one has 19 cotton Fat Quarters P.S.), I thought "Ya know...these blues work amazingly well with Sweetwater's Harmony!" Seeew I did what comes natural to me and I added 9 more blue Fat Quarters to create this....
 
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This right here....this is the Out of The Blue Fat Quarter Bundle which I have named after another 80's pop sensation - Debbie Gibson's 1987 mega hit album, "Out of The Blue!"
 
Contrary to popular belief, she was not a one-hit-wonder. You haven't lived until you have crammed your foot into a pair of rollerskates to couple skate to "Only In My Dreams" or "Shake Your Love!" Of course I was a true "10"😂 in the skating rink - decked out in my multiple SWATCH watches and jelly bracelets. The best part was always skating to the lights of the disco ball!
 
Anyway...this bundle includes 28 Fat Quarters and blends traditional with a touch of modern!
 
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Someone even mixed some Project Red in with this. Of course, I don't know what they are planning to make with all of this but the red, white and blue definitely works together!
 
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The Feedsacks collection is still seeew new that we haven't had time to make anything from it, but here is another beautiful quilt that we have been considering especially since we love Dresden's. It's called the "Bloomin' Dresden" by May Chappell. It looks huge but it's only 56" x 56". Look at all that space for some fab quilting!
 
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If you want to add in more color to the blue and white bundles that I showed you above, you may want to get yourself one of these....
 
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Since we like to provide a few options when ordering from our website, I created the prints only FQ bundle seeew that you can add these into whatever-it-is you're going to end up making.
 
I will let you in on a little secret: We've already sold out of the Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes seeew something tells me the Charm Packs and Mini Charm Packs won't last much longer.
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The canister set of 3 is just a little extra somethin' special and it has a fantastic price point. It's one of those "Gotta Have It" even if you don't know exactly what you will use them for at the time. It never hurts to cute up your creative space!
Oh I almost forgot...there is one more quilt we should consider! I always like it when we mix up traditional fabrics with a contemporary pattern. It's always a WOW! I believe this is Metro Rings. We've done Metro Hoops before, but we may want to experiment with "Rings". What do you think? Just an FYI: You will need the Quick Curve Ruler to complete this quilt.
 
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Of course there's always more where this came from and I'm very happy to report that there are two more upcoming collections that will have a gorgeous selections of blues. The collections are...
 
 
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Look for these collections coming to the Shoppe this August/September! As some of you know, we will be celebrating the release of Clover Hollow with a 2 Day Workshop Retreat with Moda designers, Sherri McConnell and Chelsi Stratton September 21 & 22! You can learn all about it and register here on our website. Seats are now beginning to fill up and we have seven spots left. Don't wait!
 
🎼Seeew....if you should ever doubt, wonder what your next quilt will be all about.....just think back and remember dears...these things I share with you here.🎼 
 
That's it for today! Stay in tune for more and ....
 
Stay Seeew-cial ~ Brian