Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Project Wednesday!

We have a bit of a different sort of project to share with you today.  Julia of North Dakota sent us some photos from a quilting retreat she recently attended.  Part of the retreat included a block sharing event.  Here is what Julia had to say about it:

"The Pure & Simple Block sharing event was a great success! We had two stacks of 27 - 12.5” blocks made using the Pure fabric line. Fabric was purchased from Shabby Fabrics. Each gal was provided with several cuts of seven different Pure fabrics and could make whatever kind of block they wanted. Then on Sunday morning, we drew a block from each stack, whoever made that block won that stack. It wasn’t until then that we got to see what the blocks looked like. There were a lot of talented gals at this retreat - the blocks were very nicely made and very pretty. The winners were delighted!"

There is so much variety in these blocks - some traditional, some contemporary!  Which block is your favorite?

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  1. What great fun..I love all the different blocks and the color ways..
    Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

  2. Oh, what a really neat idea. I like it!!

  3. you're always an inspiration ...

  4. Thanks for posting this Shabby Fabrics - it was great! I'm always on the lookout for ideas that are different from the norm so we can have fun at these events. This block sharing idea actually was my husband's. The gals loved doing it and he thought it was pretty cool that it worked so well. I highly recommend this type of exchange. And, buying fabrics for the event at Shabby Fabrics worked out well because I could buy all of the fabric line in fat quarters and by the yard. Julia

  5. WOW!!! A favorite.... really?? I love all of them! Keep those ideas coming. Many hugs, Debbie

  6. beautiful, i love brown and blue!
    what defines a shabby fabric, like reproduction or retro?

  7. Hi Margaret,
    Our shop is named after the beauty and femininity of the Shabby Chic style, made popular by Rachel Ashwell and her company, Shabby Chic, and characterized by soft colors and lots of roses. We try to find the most beautiful fabrics from around the world to offer to our customers. We hope you enjoy our selection!
    Julie - Shabby Fabrics