All About: Flutter and Grow | A Modern Fabric Bundle for Quilters

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Flutter and Grow is the second bundle I curated for the month of January. It's full of butterflies and flowers in soft and sweet colors and has me looking forward to Spring.

This bundle is special to me for a few reasons. First, it features the Monarch print from Rifle Paper Company that is on the back of my daughter’s patchwork quilt. Every time she walks by the fabric cabinets she makes sure to point and tell me “butterflies!” It’s a constant reminder that these twinkly beauties are here and ready to fly their way into more bundles and projects. 

Second, I came up with the name “Flutter and Grow” from the butterflies and flowers that you see on these fabrics, but these words also represent two things I would like for myself and my business this year. I want to “flutter” creatively by putting together fabric bundles that just feel like me. I really want to express my creativity through the fabrics I choose for the shop and the projects I choose to create. I hope to continue to grow this little fabric shop, help more people find creative inspiration, and fulfill their fabric needs.

So let me tell you a little more about the fabrics!

Monarch in Peach Lawn Metallic is a cotton lawn fabric from Rifle Paper Company’s English Garden collection. Cotton lawn is a fine, high thread count fabric that is more lightweight and smoother than regular quilting cotton. The multicolored butterflies set on a soft peach background are adorned with metallic gold. 

If you’ve browsed through my shop, it’s probably pretty obvious that I love Rifle Paper Company floral fabric. Rosa is such a classic print of theirs, and the Chambray Metallic from the Garden Party Collection fits perfectly in this bundle. It adds just a little more shimmer to the butterflies and features a blue shade reminiscent of cozy blue jeans. Additionally, Tapestry Lace in Blush complements Rosa, adding little pink blossoms to the bundle.

Another one of my favorite fabric designers is Bonnie Christine. Crocus in Raven is from her Wild Forgotten collection that has such a sweet story. Every word and illustration in the collection represents a word that was recently taken out of a children’s dictionary—the collection helps to keep those wild words alive. The deep green here helps ground and balance this otherwise whimsical bundle.   

Kitchen Window Wovens in Lingerie is a just barely pink gingham by Elizabeth Hartman for Robert Kaufman. The strands of this fabric are dyed and then woven to form the pattern (this is in contrast with most other quilting cottons where the designs are screen printed onto the already woven fabric). This fabric has a soft drape, and the gingham print complements the garden prints.

Soft pink, deep hunter green, lavenders, blues, and a golden brown pull from, and complement, all of the prints in this bundle. All from Kona Cotton, the colors are Ballet Slipper, Hunter Green, Lilac, Orchid, Sky, Spa Blue, and Leather.

Pattern Suggestions

Love the bundle, but not sure what to make? Here are some suggestions!

  • For a modern patchwork pattern, Madeline by Penelope Handmade (Large Throw)
  • For a sweet baby quilt with stars, Market Stars from Lovely Threads
  • For a rainbow quilt, Rainbow Falls from Wren Collective (Throw)

(Note: these patterns require additional background fabric, but the bundle would cover the accents.)

Thank you for stopping by and reading about the Flutter and Grow bundle! Ready to shop? Click here to get your bundle. What will you make with yours?

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