Phew, that was a long day! Cutting, pressing and arranging bundles is no quick task. I have a good, healthy respect for fabric shops now. You make it look so easy! But, my, I do love the results! All that tidy folded fabric is just irresistible.
So, here's the scoop. At least a month ago a friend asked me to put together some bundles of my fabric choices for my Penny Sampler. Sounded like a fun challenge, so off I went scouring my favorite webstores to buy up more of my picks. Naturally, they weren't available all at one place, but eventually I had amassed a nice collection.
I've prepared 6 bundles (it was all I could manage!) of 21 fabrics each - my Serene Scandinavian bundles (now sold out!). There are larger cuts of some of the more important prints like the cursive alphabet - that one's my favorite! I also made sure to have enough in most cases to match what I actually used in the quilt. For example, there's enough of the Bloomsbury Summerville Spring print to make blue flower diamonds across the top of the quilt as I did!
After some 1/2 yards, fat quarters and one fat eighth, most of the bundle is made of compact fat sixteenths (9" x 11"). It sounds small, but that's why there's 21 fabrics and I'm serious that I really used less than that of most prints. I like to use many different fabrics, and thus don't need much of each.
My Penny Sampler bundles each contain 3 yards of fabric. This is definitely not enough fabric to make the entire quilt, but you'd primarily need to add solids, not prints. Suggested solids: Kona Iron, Marine, Ash, Plum, Rose, Snow, White, Aqua and Glacier, as well as Essex in Natural. You can find all these solids at Canton Village Quilt Works or at many of my sponsors (top right sidebar).
If you're out to do your own shopping, many of my prints are now hard-to-find. But, you can definitely find the Shelburne Falls prints at Fat Quarter Shop and Glimma at Intrepid Thread.
Oh! I also made Scrap Packs (sold out!). At first I was saving cutting scraps from my Sampler for my own someday project, but then I decided it would be more fun to pass them onto someone who hadn't yet had the chance to play with these colors. I have 3 one-of-a-kind scrap packs available now in my shop!
I can tell you that I won't be putting together bundles again anytime soon (did I mention my aching feet?), but I'm hoping that these will make several people very happy!!!