Ideas for Wildflower Boutique Fabrics

My newest fabric line, Wildflower Boutique arrived in stores about a month ago and I am behind in telling you about it.  I meant to let you all know sooner, but with the new booklet coming out, getting ready for market, attending Garden of Quilts, etc, I am finally catching up on my to-do list!

In the meantime, the main prints from the line sold out quickly, followed by the rest of the line – But the good news is it is being reprinted!  The next printing will arrive about a month from now.  And just to explain that a little better – You can still find the fabric in stores, but some shops are sold out of some of the prints.  If you are a shop owner, Riley Blake is sold out of the prints, but you can reorder now for shipment next month.  I’m so grateful Riley Blake was willing to reprint so that shops and quilters have a second chance to get some!

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Today, I want to share some ideas for what to do with the fabrics.  In some cases, I will link to kits you can get and at the end of this post, I will list shops that are carrying the fabric if you want to support your local shop.

The photo below shows every piece in the line.  The Fat Quarters arranged in a circle to the right are all of the prints that you can get yardage of and are the prints that are included in the Precuts.  The pieces shown to the left are from the Fat Quarter panels.  In each 1 yard panel, you get 4 Fat Quarters, which adds another 12 prints to the collection.   You can find this pack here.

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The following are all quilts that I have made from the line – many of which you have already seen, but it’s nice to see them all in one place.

 

The Wildflower Sampler – Booklet available here and kit available here.

 

This design uses almost every print from the collection, including the fat quarter panels.

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A smaller version of the Wildflower Sampler (also included in the booklet linked above).  Kit available here.

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The Super Star quilt.  Book available here and kit available here.  This photo will also be available as a puzzle next year.  Click here to view the puzzle.  It’s a great gift idea for your quilter friends!

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The pattern is also available in a smaller size, using the 5″ stacker.  Kit available here.

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The Big Easy.   Booklet Available here and kit here.  (this pattern uses every print from the collection)

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Honeycomb and Hexi Cabin.  Book available here.

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Honeycomb kit available here.

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Hexi Cabin kit available here.

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Desert Rose – Found in out Wildflower Sampler booklet.  Kit Available here.

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Jewel Box – Found in our Simple Treasures book.  I don’t have a kit put together on this one, but you could start with the 5″ stacker and add the Navy Fat Quarter bundle.

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Hashtag – Also found in our Simple Treasures book.  This one uses the 5″ stacker and this print for the background.

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The Big Easy Runner – Also from our Simple Treasures book.

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Lastly, the Spinning Stars pattern, also from the Simple Treasures book and uses the 10″ stacker.

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You find my other Precuts here and yardage here.

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That takes care of everything that I have made out of the fabric so far (and BTW – I didn’t make all of them, my Mom helped too!)  Below are the shops that I have talked to that are carrying the fabric.  I’m sure there are more, so if you are a shop that wants to be added to the list, just leave me a note in the comments.

Affinity for Quilts, MN

We’re Sew Creative, NC

My Material Matters in WI.

The Hickory Stick, MO

Lori’s Pins and Needles, IL

Bearly Square, MT

My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shop, UT

JK Quilts, ID

Sew Deja Vu, OH

Orange Bee Quilts  here.

The Quilt Spot – click here for their website.  I also saw they were offering this kit on their Instagram

Abbi Mays Fabrics – Click here

Fat Quarter Shop

Missouri Star

Pine Needles, UT

Jordan Fabrics

The Fabric Bin, SD

Quilt In a Day, CA

 

 

 

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Wildflower Sampler Preview – Part 2

First of all, thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway for the newest booklet, Wildflower Sampler.  The randomly selected winner is:

Sheri Zaugg

Please email your shipping info to me at hmulder@wecnet.com and I will get it shipped out right away.

Next, I wanted to answer a couple of questions that people had from the last post.  Several of you asked about the construction – if everything was pieced or if anything was appliqued.  Everything is pretty easy to assemble and is made with straight seams and lots of folded corners.  There is no applique and there are no templates or difficult angles.  Yeah!

 

Now, onto the other projects from the book that use the blocks from the sampler.  The first 3 are table runners, which – as you know – are always a favorite of mine to make!

The top runner from the photo is Coneflowers.  It is made with 5″ squares, along with 2/3 yard of background and a little extra green for stems.

Aren’t they happy little flowers?  I’m guessing that you have a 5″ stacker or charm pack in your stash that would like to become happy little flowers too! 😉

The fabric line is called All Weather Friend by April Rosenthal and the background fabric is Yarn dyed Essex Linen in the color graphite (my favorite, go-to grey background).

The next runner is called Olivia’s Garden.

This one is made from assorted 10″ squares in my stash.  The background is made with one of Christopher Thompson’s Blossom prints – which is from Riley Blake Design’s basics collection.  (This print comes in lots of other great colors too.)

I already have plans to make a bigger version of this.  I will just use 1 – 10″ stacker or Layer Cake, make 3 runners minus a couple sashing strips and sew them together in a cheery little wall quilt.

Next up is the Dessert Rose Runner.  This runner has a fun shape, due to some unique border construction.  (You can see the shape the best in the first photo at the top of the page).

As you can see, I couldn’t resist making a couple versions of this one – a spring version and a summer version.  The summer version is made with my Wildflower Boutique fabric and you can find a kit here.  I’m currently working on this one with a cream background and will have that one posted shortly.

The spring version is made using Lori Holt’s Granny Chic collection for Riley Blake Designs.

Next up, are two bigger quilts.  The first one is called Sunflowers and is made using a 10″ stacker of the fabric line Golden Days, plus some greens, some background and border fabric.  It was designed by Amber Labau for Riley Blake Designs.  It matched this field of Black Eyed Susan’s perfectly!

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Lastly, we have Stargazers.  This one is also 10″ square friendly or Fat Eighth Friendly.  This was made using the fabric line Azure Skies by Simple Simon and Co for Riley Blake Designs.  I really wish I would have had time to make this quilt bigger, since there were lots more prints in my 10″ stacker that I would have loved to use!  In the future, I plan to post some size options for these quilts, so stay tuned.

I really love the border fabric on this one.  I know you’ve heard that before, but a good floral border is what sells the collection for me!

So that’s everything from the booklet.  Thanks for following along through all of those photos!  If you didn’t see the Samplers from the book, please see my previous post.  If you are interested in the book, please ask for it at your local quilt shop!  You can also find it here.

 

 

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Introducing the Wildflower Sampler Booklet

Happy Tuesday!  Today I get to preview a new booklet that I’ve been working on for the past year.   It all began with my love of sampler quilts.

My first quilt was a sampler, and I have loved them ever since.  I also love flowers so it was natural for me to combine them both to make the cover quilt for this booklet.  I ended up making the sampler in 2 sizes for the book, so you have two options.  When I finished the samplers, I could envision the blocks from the sampler in their own quilts and the result is 5 bonus projects.  In today’s post, I’m going to show you the samplers.  In my next post, I will show you the remaining projects.

 

Here is the cover:

This sampler is made with my Wildflower Boutique fabric line.  It has just hit stores in the last two weeks, so I wanted to time the release of this book with the fabric.  It’s been a while since I have made a special project with my own fabric, so this quilt fits the bill!

 

Here are some close-ups of the blocks and fabrics:

The quilt is made up of 8 different blocks.  To make this large size sampler, you make each of them 4 times and sew them into four quadrants.

 

To make the small sampler, you make each of those blocks just once.  I have two versions of the small sampler in the book.  The first one is also made with my Wildflower Boutique fabric, but this time with a light background instead of the grey.

 

 

You can find kits for both of these on my website here.

 

The other version that I made uses the Sew Retro fabric line by Sarah Davies, also for Riley Blake Designs.  I just love the outer border fabric from this fun line!

And a few more close-ups for you:

 

 

 

If you are interested in purchasing the book, you can ask at your local quilt shop or find it in my online store here.  Again, kits for the two samplers using my fabric are here.

 

If you are interested in getting a copy of the book, I will draw a name from the people commenting on this post!  I will announce the winner in my next post.

 

This sampler can be used as a Block of the Month, so if you are interested in joining a block of the month, you can contact these shops.  The book just came out, so I will be adding to this list as I find out others that are offering it.

 

Orange Bee Quilts at (714) 639-3245.  Or you can find their website here.

The Quilt Spot – click here for their website

Abbi Mays Fabrics – Click here for their website.

 

If you are a shop and would like to be added to this list, drop me an email at hmulder@wecnet.com.  I also have a BOM cutting guide for making kits if you are doing this as a monthly program.

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