Spring Quilt Market

So, I didn’t make it to quilt market this spring, but a few of my designs did! I have been sitting on these quilt design for months, and its been driving me crazy because I love them SOOO MUCH! When FreeSpirit asked me to design with Tula’s upcoming Slow and Steady line I of course said (in a calm and professional manner) YESSSSS! I submitted a handful of designs, and they were given to Tula herself for approval. She liked them a lot, and made a tweak or two with color placement in the approved designs. She really is a genius of color, and I found the collaboration to be eye opening and inspiring. She is also a genuinely super nice person. I would buy her fabric based on that alone if I didn’t also love it so much. Then the good news came that they wanted one of the designs for a kit. I didn’t clue in until the market photos started popping up that it was one of the amazing pre-cut box kits! HOLY COW!

Seriously, thank goodness for social media, otherwise when would you ever find pictures of stuff! Yay for Instagram and a huge thanks to @swimbikequilt, @angelafmq, and @tulapink for posting photos.

Fandango Kit

Fandango Quilt

Fandango, pieced by Tula Pink, Quilted by Angela Walters

 

Then there is the lovely Wall of Fame Quilt. This quilt is to be a free pattern download from FreeSpirit Fabrics. I will link to it in my patterns section once it goes live.

 

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Pieced by myself, before Angela got her talented magical hands on it…..

 

Wall of Fame Quilting

…and after! Gorgeous quilting!

 

WOF FreeSpirit Booth

Hanging in the FreeSpirit booth. So many gorgeous projects. Check out those Umbrellas!

 

There is one more project that I made for this collection, but it is heading someplace else. I cannot wait to share it with you!

Happy Stitching!

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The Secret is out!

Fancy collection: Little Cabin Quilt and Sunshine Meadow Apron.

 

That’s right! That is MY quilt hanging in the Moda booth at quilt market!! Wheee!!!!

I recently got on doing work for a local fabric designer, Stephanie Carter. She owns Lily Ashbury Design Studio, and among other things, she designs fabrics for Moda.  She designs the quilts  and then I get to make a working pattern from her specs. Its a whole lot of fun for me, since this is what I went to school for too many years ago.

Little Cabin by Lily Ashbury Designs Sewn by Stacey Day

Little Cabin by Lily Ashbury Designs
Sewn by Stacey Day, Quilted by Joan Nicholson

Fancy is the second collection I have had the privileged of working with. It is slated for release this fall, and I know that Fat Quarter Shop will be carrying it.  The main prints are absolutely stunning!! You can see the entire collection here on Moda’s website.

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The first collection is being released this month. Called Folklore, it is a stunner of a collection in all beautiful shades of lime, teal, aqua, yellow and orange.

I wrote two patterns for this collection, the first being Dewdrop.

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Dewdrop by Lily Ashbury Designs Written and Sewn by Stacey Day

The second quilt is called Sunshine Garden.

Sunshine Garden by Lily Ashbury Designs

Sunshine Garden by Lily Ashbury Designs

The Folklore fabric and patterns will be soon be available at your local quilt shop and online. It is currently available for pre-order at:

FabricWorm

Butterfly Kisses Fabric

Winter Creek Cloth

Hamel’s Fabric

I am so happy I can finally share what I have been working on the last few months.

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The little guy even had fun, since there was no shortage of stairs at the office!

Happy Stitching,

 

Stacey

If you are a fabric designer and are in need of a technical writer/sample maker please contact me at staceydayquilts (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

 

Lets Celebrate Giveaway Weekend!! ***Winner Announced***

Its Giveaway Weekend!!

To Celebrate Sapphire Star coming in second this past weekend, I wanted to thank everyone for all the support and love and keep the happy train rolling!

I payed a visit to The Cloth Shop on Granville Island today. Its been a while since I’ve been to the shop, the last time was before they moved, so lets say 2 years ago. I was blown away! The new space is bright and cheerful, and oh! The fabric! An entire wall dedicated to Kaffe Fasset! So many modern fabrics and blenders and gorgeous happy Batiks! It is Definitely worth the trip in!

I put together a beautiful bundle of five fat quarters, and they will be going home with one lucky person! The Mini Margarita Bundle is up for grabs!

Bundle

Its super easy to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post! Tell me what you love about quilting, my blog, your favorite CQA quilt, the weather in your town, whatever you want! You don’t have to subscribe, but I would love to have you *wink*

The Giveaway will be open to EVERYONE EVERYWHERE!

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Make sure you tell your friends! If you do, leave a second comment telling me how you shared this post for another chance to win!

The fabrics in the Mini Margarita are:

Tone on Tone dots in Teal from David Textiles

Medallion in Green and Red from Flea Market Fancy by Denise Schmidt

Delhi Blooms in Lime from Soul Blossoms by Amy Butler

and finally a Golden/Tangerine Tone on Tone of Unknown Origins (I forgot to check the selvedge before I bought it, oops!)

For those of you who are local they still have full yardage at the Cloth Shop of all these prints!

The Giveaway will be open until 5pm PST and I will announce the winner then!

Good luck!

AND THE WINNER IS……

Winner

#21 What Comes Next who said “I need to make a trip down to Granville Island – I’ve been hearing all kinds of good things! I love seeing all the incredible quilts and inspiration at the quilt shows – the CQA show was fabulous. Lovely bundle you’ve put together!”

Thank you to everyone for making this giveaway a success. Its so much fun to read everyone’s comments =)

Stacey

Here is where to find the buttons, there was some confusion the last time, I hope this helps =)

Where to find the buttons