Sunday, February 19, 2012

The New Kid

Yesterday I got to be one of the new kids at the Boston Modern Quild Guild's meeting.  Thankfully it was a great turnout and I was only like 1 of 5 new kids!  Gotta love company! Everyone was extremely sweet, kind, and welcoming, and I really enjoyed myself.  They did show and tell, talked about an upcoming retreat (which sadly I am too late to sign up for), and an upcoming quilt show they are participating in this fall!

After the meeting the amazing ladies behind Sew Fresh Fabrics invited us to their "store" to do a little bit of shopping!  Normally they are not open to the public, and only sell through their etsy shop, but they were awesome enough to the members of the BMQG to come over to their space, paw their bolts, drool on their fat quarters, and make a significant dent in their inventory!  And please note, I have NOT been asked to blog about the shop, I simply feel that when I receive excellent customer service I should share it.  So if you have never shopped with Sew Fresh Fabrics before I highly recommend them. 

Also, Amy from During Quiet Time took some great pictures of their space and stock! So be sure to check out her post

They have a fantastic selection of Japanese fabrics, including this gorgeous alphabet panel that I snatched up immediately.  

 Any idea what I am going to do with it?  Of course not - but how could I resist it?! The colors are bright, the texts sweet, and the pictures adorable. 

These are just a few of my favorite panels on this adorable piece!  And the great part is that 1 panel is 2 complete sets of these tiles!

They also have sooooo many modern lines - I was damn near drooling on the bolts.  So many of these lines I hadn't gotten to see in person yet, including Lotta Jansdotter's Echo line.  I have seen swatch pictures, quilts, handbags, skirts, and tons of other things made from these prints, but was never all that attracted to the line.

But seeing it there in front of me - all those bolts in these deep jewel tones with pops of pink and aqua was just too much for my poor wallet to resist.  Suddently I LOVED THIS LINE!

And then I found a fat quarter bundle pre-cut and just waiting for me to take it home, love it, pet it, and transform it into a cuddly, super warm, blanket!

Plus to make this even more irresistable Sew Fresh Fabrics makes Kona Cotton solid bundles to match the line!  This way I don't have to wait till I get home, pull out my color card, and try to match up solids myself!  The work is already done for me!

I got both the warm and cool colorways....of course.  They match the prints gorgeously!  Colors include Aqua, Sage, Ash, Candy Green, Glacier, Nightfall, Snow, Ochre, Curry, Amber, Sable, and Coffee.

Plus they label all their konas, which I LOVE.  Seriously, I have so many konas and 95% of them are not labeled despite my best efforts and I no longer have any idea what they are.  

Ahhh, so lovely!  I cannot wait to cut into these beauties!  Of course I need to finish the quilt currently attached to my machine....hmmm....details.

Also I can't do much new sewing before I leave on vacation this week!  When I get back get ready for several pictures from one of the happiest places on Earth!  

Until then my lovelies!


  1. This etsy virgin may have to take the plunge for those Lotta fabrics. Yummy!

    (looks like you did alright for yourself)

  2. I'm interested in going to one of the Boston guild meetings too, but find the way the communicate and announce meetings a pain. I rarely ever remember to log on to check and when I have te meetings were in Maine and Vermont. Are they going to one again in the Boston area?

  3. I love their etsy shop! I'm jealous you got to check out their inventory! I'm glad the meeting went well. We had a very successful meeting Saturday, too!

    And yes, I'm all about Echo. ;)

  4. I am glad SewFresh linked to your blog! Great post. I hope you will join us again for a BMQG meeting and would love to have you officially join us.

  5. You got to check them out in person? No fair....I'm so totally jealous! Their stuff online is just way too terrific...I would need a bib because I'd be drooling all night!
    Thanks for sharing!

  6. ooh such a lovely fabric line, oh no you've enticed me to buy yet more fabric!! :) I love the matching kona solids , they all look fab together! Jessie, xo

  7. Glad you found a few fabrics you liked: ) I had to get some Echo also... It was so nice to meet you, I hope you join us again!