Essentially Yours…

Or maybe Essentially Mine!  As in… I want them all.  Or most of them.

 

As quilters, we call them blenders, basics and gotta-haves.  They’re the fabrics we never have enough of – stripes, checks and dots in good, versatile basic colors that mix with our favorite designer collections, fill in gaps on scrap quilts, make perfect stripe bindings and backgrounds.  Are you playing with a “low volume” quilt?  These dots and microdots will help fill in gaps and add some color.  Some of the pieces have been around before but the colors have been updated, added to, mixed with others and so on to make the new group, Essentially Yours.

Because you know that playing with fabric is one of my favorite things to do, I wanted to share some of the mixing I’ve been doing with the new Essentially Yours and upcoming designer collections.

Red Dot… Green Dash from Me & My Sister Designs – this will be in stores next month.

From top to bottom:

  • 8654 51 – White/Red Dots
  • 8654 165 – Kelly Green Dots
  • 8654 163 – White/Kelly Dots
  • 8652 23 – Red/White Stripe
  • 8652 22 – White/Red/Green Stripe
  • 8655 91 – White/Red/Green Mini Dots
  • 8654 138 – White/Red/Green Dots
  • 8653 21 – Lipstick Check

Midnight Garden by OneCanoeTwo.

  • 8652 28 – Geranium
  • 8655 100 – White/Silver/Yellow
  • 8652 52 – Yellow/Silver
  • 8654 157 – White/Liberty Blue
  • 8655 92 – White/Lipstick
  • 8655 155 – White/Silver
  • 8652 80 – Caribbean
  • 8654 165 – Kelly Green
  • 8655 103 – White/Silver

Creekside by Sherri & Chelsi for A Quilting Life.

  • 8652 75 – Liberty Blue
  • 8654 134 – White/Multi
  • 8653 53 – Chartreuse
  • 8654 157 – White/Liberty Blue
  • 8652 23 – Lipstick
  • 8654 135 – White/Multi/Black
  • 8652 29 – Chartreuse – Caribbean
  • 8653 21 – Lipstick
  • 8655 86 – White/Multi
  • 8652 72 – Chartreuse

Ann’s Arbor by Minick & Simpson.

  • 8652 18 – Multi – with Blue
  • 8654 137 – White/Multi/Blue
  • 8652 75 – Liberty Blue
  • 8655 89 – White/Multi/Blue
  • 8654 157 – White/Liberty Blue

Tuppence by Shannon Gillman Orr.

  • 8652 23 – Lipstick
  • 8653 53 – Chartreuse
  • 8655 103 – White/Silver
  • 8652 75 – Liberty Blue
  • 8653 53 – Yellow
  • 8654 150 – Robin’s Egg
  • 8653 21 – Lipstick
  • 8654 157 – White/Liberty Blue
  • 8655 100 – White/Silver/Yellow
  • 8652 72 – Chartreuse
  • 8654 153 – Tea Rose
  • 8654 155 – White/Silver
  • 8653 27 – Caribbean

The Good Life by Bonnie & Camille.

  • 8653 53 – Chartreuse
  • 8654 157 – White/Liberty Blue
  • 8654 155 – White/Silver
  • 8654 150 – Robin’s Egg
  • 8652 72 – Chartreuse
  • 8655 86 – White/Multi
  • 8652 75 – Liberty Blue
  • 8654 134 – White/Multi
  • 8654 153 – Tea Rose
  • 8654 155 – White/Silver

And one more… an accidental omission from the picture above.

  • 8652 11 – Multi

Have you been working on your entry for the Moda Bella Solid Challenge?  That’s the quilt contest where the winning quilt will hang in the Moda booth at Fall Market and be purchased by Mr. Dunn for $5000.00.

These are the 12 colors of Moda Bella Solids that must be used in the quilt – no, they don’t all have to be on the front.  We first wrote about the contest in February but if you just want the specifics for the contest and the list of colors –

The deadline for entries is Tuesday, September 12, 2017.

Just so you know… Mr. Dunn is hoping to be able to acquire as many as a dozen quilts.  Just saying…

That’s it for today.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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16 comments on “Essentially Yours…

  1. Susan says:

    That’s an amazing stack of fabric! Want one!

  2. Susan says:

    I think I want them all! Great to see the new collections and some work with a different collection as well. Always love your posts – thanks!

  3. Cathy Burk says:

    Love. It. What a great idea! Will they be available indefinitely?

  4. Nann Hilyard says:

    You had me at the dots. But then the gingham checks!

  5. EllenB says:

    Great collection, and if you just want “most” of them, the least I could do is find a home for the rest!

  6. richyjr says:

    I am completely in love with Midnight Garden! It’s just one of those collections that you can’t help but smile at! That and so many Grunge and Grunge Hits the Spot I can see mixing in

  7. Hildy says:

    I love the new Essentially Yours fabrics they are a great addition to all the collections. My favroites are the dots of course great for backgrounds. Although I also nned a bit of the multi stripes for a binding of a quilt with ‘The Good Life’ wouldn’t that be amazing? And the multi dots as background for it:-)

  8. Marti Morgan says:

    I LOVE polka dots, stripes and checks!!! No matter what I am looking for they grab my eye – would take it all (if I could afford it!)

  9. Pat Spurgeon says:

    I’ll take one of each, please!

  10. Barbara Esposito says:

    Sweet Mother of Betsy Ross! I believe I need them all! Love your pairing them with the other lines. Can you come play in my sewing room?

  11. Patti Rosenbaum says:

    I too love them all! They would make a great addition to my stash. I assume I’m going to need to jot these lines down so I can watch for them in stores?

  12. amq97 says:

    Wow! What a fun, helpful, and inspiring post! Thanks so much for sharing your “play time” with us. Allison Bayer in Plano, Texas

  13. Sharon B. says:

    Tuppence and Creekside are really putting a challenge on my “no-buy” resolution!!!! 🙂

  14. Carol Walters says:

    Would love to buy bundles of these “Essentially Mine” gotta-have fabrics! Any chance that Moda will make them available in fat quarter bundles or precuts? I want all of them

  15. Pat Murphy says:

    can anyone tell me where I can get Carrie Nelson’s pattern “Eventide”, thanks

  16. Rebecca Marzano says:

    I want The Good Life from Bonnie and Camille with the selected Essentials you hand picked to use in The Splendid Sampler but it starts in May and the fabric isn’t available until August. You can put in a rush order for me, right?

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