Thursday, September 17, 2015

September Treats and Fabric Reveals

I've completed my 2 Dutch Treat blocks with nearly half a month left.

Normally, I would pick up another square set and work on an extra block.
But this is not a typical month - The Shenandoah Valley Botanical Album Sew Along begins 2 weeks from today!

I'm extremely excited for the Sew Along to begin!
Quilters have signed up from across the United States and as far away as Australia, The Netherlands, Israel, Europe, etc.
It will be fascinating to see all the block interpretations and fabric choices.

Speaking of fabric choices, I've decided to share MY fabric selection for this quilt. I've always loved Red & Green quilts, but have found those rare Red & Tan quilts especially endearing. Most likely they started off Red & Green but the unstable green dyes faded to tan.

I've been collecting French General fabrics for 7 or 8 years now and have developed quite an impressive stash of their fabrics in Red & Taupe.
I want my quilt to have the look and feel of a French aged Beauty!

But that's not the only fabric reveal I have to share.
There are 7 quilt shops across Virginia and Maryland that are offering block & quilt kits for the SVBAQ Sew Along.

One of the shops is offering a collection they are calling Fresh Vintage, it marries together 1930's prints with Lori Holt's latest collection. You can purchase this as a full kit or make 11 monthly payments.

Another shop is offering a refreshing Modern fabric kit (as one kit option).
They are offering individual block kits for 23 months.Check out their sample block:

Most of the shops are offering these kits in several fabric styles.
If you are looking for your own inspirational collection, then please be sure to visit the list of participating shops found HERE.
Call me crazy, but I plan on making a 2nd quilt from a shop kit - can you guess what fabric theme I chose?

You can find more information on this FREE Quilt Study and Sew Along blog
And on Facebook:
Whether you're a Participant or a Cheerleader - ALL are Welcome to join!

because every quilt tells a story...


  1. You know how I love the Dutch Treat blocks and the batiks you are using.

    The SVBAQ looks like an amazing project. It is nice there are so many shops offering various options for participating. I love your French General fabrics. They will work great in this quilt.

    I'll be watching from the sidelines :)

  2. I love your French General fabrics, for some reason I always think of those in winter/Christmas quilts...I look forward to seeing your botanical change my mind :)

  3. I'll be watching all your wonderful French General blocks.

  4. French General fabric is one of my favorites--beautiful fabric

  5. I love the red and tan, too. Your quilt will be a stunner! That is so cool that so many shops are offering kits.

  6. All those colors are beautiful, but I, also, favor the french general fabrics. That will make up beautifully. Now your DT quilts are beautiful, too. Your stitching is exquisite.

  7. Your two Dutch Treat blocks looks fantastic.
    I like your choose of fabrick for your new project.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Manuela

  8. What cute Dutch treat blocks this month!

    LOVE that you chose these French General fabrics to make your quilt with GORGEOUS!!!!

  9. Love your little Dutch blocks - so very pretty and beautifully stitched!
    So exciting to see the fabrics you have selected - great palette - and isn't that a lovely trial block! I'm off to check out all the shops online and see their options :)

  10. It will be fun to see all the different choices quilter's will be making. I like the idea of the French General fabrics and even the modern style is appealing. It just proves there's no right or wrong. Just what your heart tells you to pick.

  11. French General Reds and that combination :)

  12. Will be cheering you on with French General :0) This is definitely going to be a stunner! Dutch Treat has a place in my heart

  13. your blocks are going to be wonderful in the French General fabrics.

  14. Red and Tan is such a winning combination - Ill love watching your progress on the quilt. Your Dutch Treat blocks are perfect and pretty.
    The modern fabric applique is great.

  15. Fabulous.You know how I love your projects and those fabrics are fabulous!!

  16. The sample shop block is very pretty. I especially like the background fabric.


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