Friday, July 15, 2016

New Challenges...With Fun Fabrics

If you have been following my blog or IG account (@upstairshobbyroom)  for any length of time you know I love a new challenge!!

I love trying new projects, love pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, 
and love love love fabric!!!

So when Rita from

one of my awesome blog sponsors
contacted me, I knew I was in for some great fun!!

...and when this bundle of loveliness showed up.......what's a girl to do......... but sew.......

First up Mary Fons'  India Prints  from the Small Wonders Collection
I loved the cute little elephant and camel print and knew I had to pair it with the yellow print and just for fun the Ditsy Purple print, which I have been calling pink...oops! It was the pop of colour I needed for the inside of my Classmate Tote.

I just love how this tote turned out! I have to say sewing with vinyl has its challenges, but the pattern gives you some ideas on how to deal with it. I will be making more of these with my own spin and look for a post on that coming soon! 

Look for another project coming using these remaining FQ from the collection!!

I normally use solids with a pieced strip for my backings, but it is so nice sometimes just to be able to have fabric large enough to get your quilt top finished without all the extra work of piecing. It is also great to find wide back fabric that is the same quilt shop weight and quality as the fabric I piece with,  because I have run into some backing fabrics that are too thin for my liking.

This lovely Signature Red print is now up on the long arm waiting for me to finish this post and quilt a long over due quilt top,  I made back in 2013, ....don't judge me, 😳!

It's going to be perfect for the back of my Virtual Quilting Bee quilt top !!

and a little Soak Flatter later, the mailing folds and 3 years of waiting folds vanish.....and we are ready to quilt.

The last fabric in my awesome package is this home decor weight called Bee Croft. We live just around a country corner from a BeeKeeper and buy all our honey directly from his store! So this is such a fun print...and I'm still deciding what I want to make with it, but thought I'd give you a little teaser cute!

and last but certainly not the least.....
some great news for you...

Rita is offering you a discount code

save 15% off any of the Small Wonders/World Piece line
from now until July 22, 2016.

Have fun shopping everyone....I can't wait to see what you make with your choices!!


  1. Perfection! Sandy, you utilized those fabrics so well! Your tote looks amazing and I can't wait to see what you make with the other FQ's. The wideback is perfect for that quilt top too!

    The Bee Croft is one of my favourites, I look forward to seeing what you come up with for that.

  2. I would have sat done and drolled first, lol. Beautiful fabric!! Love the classmate tote.


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