I was recently asked to partner with a great shop, Circa 15 Fabric Studio, to make a fat quarter bundle as part of their new Custom Bundles series. Circa 15 is a brick and mortar shop as well as an online shop based near Seattle, Washington. I was immediately impressed with their selection of modern quilting fabrics and got to work planning my own custom bundle that is available for purchase through their shop.
I make a lot of quilts for gifts and for businesses, so my personal style doesn't always show through. But you may have noticed that I tend to be drawn to limited color pallets when I make quilts for myself. When I thought about how this bundle would showcase my style, I started out with my very favorite color - black - and added teals and blues for pops of color. I love working with strong, clean graphics, so I chose designers and prints to reflect that.
Have you been watching "Stranger Things?" Because if not, please stop reading and binge all 8 episodes now. Done? Ok. Being in my 30s, "Stranger Things" was a big nostalgic pull back to a lot of things I loved about my childhood. Some of my most treasured possessions growing up were mixtapes that friends or family made for me. Each tape introduced me to new musicians I learned more about and loved. I don't have the tapes myself anymore, but I still listen to a lot of bands I first heard on mixtapes. This particular scene from "Stranger Things" really hit home for me:
As I got older, I started making mixtapes (and later CDs) for myself and my friends. Every mixtape was like sharing a little part of me with other people and welcoming friends into the things I cared about.
This was the first custom fabric bundle I've made and I wanted to use it to share my personal quilting style, so I named it "Mixtape." I made this bundle with fabrics in my favorite colors, from my favorite designers, and with my favorite clean shapes. I would make 100 quilts with these beauties. So I hope you like sharing in this bundle with me and learning a little more about the fabrics I care about and love! Here are the fabrics in my "Mixtape" bundle.
Now, what you've been waiting for...A GIVEAWAY! I've partnered with Circa 15 Fabric Studio to bring you a giveaway of my Mixtape fat quarter bundle! Follow both @sonicstitches and @circa15fabricstudio on Instagram, then tag a friend in the comments on the bundle photo, and you're entered! Head over to mine or Circa 15's Instagram feed's for more details.
SURPRISE! Because Circa 15 Fabric Studio is AMAZING, they have offered a special discount code to readers of my blog! Now through Saturday, August 20, you can get 20% off your order by using the discount code SONICSTITCHES at checkout. Hurry up and place your order, you'll be so happy with the fabric selection at Circa 15 Fabric Studio!
Good luck, happy shopping, and a big thank you to Circa 15 Fabric Studio!