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All About: New Beginnings | A Modern Fabric Bundle for Quilters

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New Beginnings is one of two new bundles I curated to start the month of January. I promise this is not a “New Year, New Me” bundle or post—it’s more of a literal recognition that it’s the beginning of the New Year (and, if anything, it’s a “New Year, Old Me” kind of bundle). I fell in love with modern, geometric quilting fabric around 2015, and I absolutely love mixing prints from different fabric collections, brands, and designers to create unique fabric pulls. This bright, high contrast, and somewhat busy fabric bundle just feels like me, and is reminiscent of all of the prints and colors that brought me into the modern fabric and quilting world.

So let’s break down all of the vibrant goodness in this bundle!

The Prints.

Untaped Splatter - Spark is from the Chalk & Paint collection by Sew Caroline for Art Gallery Fabrics. The collection is inspired by art covered streets and the designer’s thoughts and observations of her surroundings. I love the combination of irregular geometric shapes in this one!

Block Stencils - Pop is another vibrant print from Sew Caroline inspired by urban murals and metropolitan beauty. Block Stencils is part of the Here Comes the Fun collection for Art Gallery Fabrics, and it certainly does bring the fun to this bundle!

Sugar Crystals - Sour is part of the Playing Pop Collection by AGF Studio. It's an upbeat print featuring modern shapes and a candy-coated color palette.

Mishmesh is one of my favorites from the Cotton + Steel Basics line. The linear print in Purplexed (a deep, saturated fuchsia) is a perfect addition to the main prints. 

The Solids.

Kona in Sassy Pink, Riley Blake Confetti Cottons in Apricot Blush, and AGF Pure Solids in Honeydew, Tender Green, and Verve Violet. If it’s wrong to mix solids from different brands in a quilt, then I don’t want to be right! If you’ve only ever used one brand of solids, fat quarters are a great way to try out a few new ones with little risk!

This solids combination adds punches of bright pink, orange, and yellow, and is balanced with a slightly less vibrant green and another deep fuchsia. The solids pull colors from Block Stencils, Untaped Splatter, and Sugar Crystals, and tie all of the prints together. 

The High Contrast.

These three prints really bring the drama to the bundle! Prisma in Jet Onyx and Mudcloth in Sable are from Art Gallery Fabrics, and the Black and White 1/4 Inch Stripe is from Riley Blake Designs (this fabric also makes a great binding!). 

The Extras.

If you’re looking to expand this bundle, here are some fabrics that would coordinate nicely!

Quilt Pattern Recommendations. Love this bundle, but not sure what you could make with it? Here are some pattern suggestions!

  • Meadowland by Then Came June (Small Rectangular Throw)
  • Gravitate or Cozy Cabin (I love a good star quilt!) by Modernly Morgan (Square Throw)
  • Twisted Sister by Lovely Threads (Small Throw) (I think the geometric prints would be fun in this one!)
  • Thrive by Suzy Quilts (Throw Size - uses 9 fat quarters + ½ yard of an additional color)
  • Lucky Log Cabins by Emily Dennis (Small Throw)
(Note: most of these patterns require additional background fabric, but the bundle would cover the accents.)

    And if you’re looking for background fabric recommendations, here you go! If you want to keep with the high contrast look, I would choose Kona - White. For a softer, neutral look, I would go with Kona - Ash. To add even more color for pure fun, I would choose Kona - Spa Blue (my favorite!) or Kona - Lilac!

    I hope you loved reading about the New Beginnings Bundle! Did you find this blog post helpful? What will you make with your New Beginnings Bundle? Let me know in the comments!

    2 comments

    • Linda-Lea,

      You’re very welcome! One of my favorite things when choosing fabric for my shop is to read about the designer’s inspiration and the stories behind the different fabric lines. I am so glad you enjoyed reading about each of the fabrics, too! Both of those patterns by Tied With a Ribbon would be great choices, too! I can’t wait to see what you create with all of your new fabric and am so happy to have been a part of it!

      Gina
    • Thank you for this blog. It was nice to read about each of the fabrics and inspiration behind them. My package didn’t come yesterday as we had a snowstorm and all the mountain passes are closed until Saturday. I still haven’t chosen my pattern, but I bought all that you recommended. I also bought Two Hearts and Galaxy Stars by Tied With A Ribbon. As soon as the fabric comes I’ll know which pattern to use. I just want to say thank you again for all your help in choosing extra fabrics and patterns. 💯😊

      Linda-Lea

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