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Thankful for…

Feeling very thankful for my little online shop. For color and fabric and quilts. For quilters and sewists and crafters and friends. And what would the holidays be without a little shopping frenzy. So we have a little sale for you. Call it a Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday, and Cyber Monday sale!! Through Monday the entire shop is 25% off. Just enter coupon code 25OFF at checkout.

Don’t forget to check back December 9th. We’ll be giving away something yummy as part of the the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. You can read more about that here.

Pearl Bracelet and why we love it so

The Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet collection arrived today. Check out all the colors here. A stash builder to pep up any project. And here’s a cute idea from Andover, a free pattern using all the colors!  ClickHERE to download the PDF.

persimmon

persimmon

It’s Giveaway Time!

I decided to join in on the fun over at the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day. We are giving away 6 half yards of Color Me Retro by Jeni Baker! Many  of you know Jeni from her blog In Color Order. To win, enter a comment below. Drawing will be random. We will ship domestic or international.  Entries accepted until May 10 at 5 p.m. PST and the winner announced May 12th. Be sure to check out Sew Mama Sew for more great giveaways. As a special thanks for visiting My Modern Quilt Shop – FREE SHIPPING on all US domestic orders – now thru May 10th!  Yippee we love to ship free!

EDIT: This giveaway is now closed as of 5:00PM Friday May 10th.  The winner will be selected at random and notified by email. I will also post the winner here tomorrow.
EDIT: The winner is….Kay (Submitted on 2013/05/09 at 12:37 AM).  This was so much fun.  Thank you all!!

Kona Solids compared to Pure Organic Solids

Thought you all might be interested in a comparison of the Pure Organic Solids to the Kona Solids.  While both are from Robert Kaufman, there are a few differences and many similarities.

First, the colors.  Pure Organics come in 35 colors.  Kona Solids come in 243 271 colors.  With so many colors out there, you might find it handy to have your own color card of swatches.  The range of colors available in Pure Organics is fantastic – a broad range of the most modern shades.  Color-wise, there are not exact matches between the two lines.

Now, on to the fabric.  I did my own test of the “hand”.  Prior to washing the regular Kona solid feels a little softer.  The Pure Organic looks more finely woven.  The difference is very subtle and your own opinion might differ.  After washing, the Pure Organic felt ever so slightly softer.  Again, very little difference.  In fact, I personally would not hesitate to mix the fabrics in the same quilt (just watch out for color variations).

The major differences are found in the specifications.  Kona is made in Indonesia and weighs 4.35 oz per square yard.  Pure Organics are made in Pakistan and weigh 4.66 oz per square yard.  And finally the most important aspect, the Pure Organics are certified organic which means they adhere to a more stringent process.  You can read about the greenStyle here.  The Pure Organic Solids would be a wonderful addition to any project that is already including other organic cottons.  It’s a feel-good addition to our stash and a message to our industry that we support organic cloth and dyes.

it’s a modern husband quilt!

On New Year’s Day I decided to do the Planet Patchwork mystery quilt.  My husband Barry did not yet have a quilt of his own so I got work with some colors I thought he’d like.  The Pure Organic Solids gave me plenty to work with.  The fabrics are an organic collection in 35 colors from Robert Kaufman, similar to the Kona Cottons.  I like how it turned out.  I used silver for the background, grey, sky, denim, beige, steel and royal.  I’ll post another picture once it’s quilted.

my fabric selections

my fabric selections

the finished top

the finished top

 

 

in love (with fabric)

Welcome to my new online shop.  I’ll be sharing with you some of my favorite fabrics, links to great quilting blogs, and maybe a few projects of my own.  For me, this shop is a new part of my quilting life.  As I search out what I love, I hope I’ll hear from you too.  Let’s get quilting!