Color Master Designer's Palette Bundles

Color Master Designer’s Palette Bundles

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There’s so many reasons why I love designing fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics and the NEW Color Master Designer’s Palette bundles are another exciting addition to that long list of AGF awesomeness!


You’re probably familiar with the Color Master boxes and bundles by color where prints by the different Art Gallery Fabrics designers are curated to build your stash by color, well…

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The new Color Master Designer’s Palette bundles are color palettes curated by designer! It’s like getting a Sharon Holland 10-piece sampler bundle of perfectly coordinating prints from across my different AGF fabric lines all in a pretty bundle or box of fat quarters or half yard pieces of fabric! Both the fat quarter and 1/2 yard bundles contain the same ten beautiful prints.

Learn more about the AGF designers and these new curated bundles HERE on the Art Gallery Fabrics blog.

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I was so excited about these Designer’s Palette bundles that I immediately began work designing a free quilt pattern specifically made for use with the ten prints in my Sharon Holland #1 edition. Yes, there’ll be new Designer’s Palette bundle editions in the future!

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I’m swooning over the gorgeous color palette AGF has put together with prints from my Signature, Coastline, and Sketchbook fabric collections. This is definitely my color palette!

Feathered Nest Quilt

If you know anything about me and my quilt patterns by now, you know I like to make scrap quilts but I also like to be very efficient with cutting and fabric requirements.

The Feathered Nest quilt is a 58-inch square throw quilt that uses every bit of a Sharon Holland Designer’s Palette #1 fat quarter bundle. See PDF download for full materials list.

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With the addition of three Pure Elements solids to the 10-piece fat quarter bundle I’ve come up with easy cutting instructions for a no-fail quilt design. The prints are a beautiful mix of just the right amount of light and dark, large and small scale prints, as well as visual texture. I even used the left-over scraps for a fun, scrappy binding.

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This quilt is beginner-friendly, fun, fast, and rewarding to make! You could easily make this over a weekend. Even though this is a throw-size quilt, I love how it looks on top of a double bed.

I used Hobb’s Tuscany Polyester batting for the first time when making this quilt and OMG, I’m in love!!!! I’ve been so impressed with all the Hobb’s battings I’ve tried so far but honestly wasn’t sure I’d like the synthetic batting until I took it out of the wrapper. It’s the most luxurious poly batting I’ve ever handled and quilted like a dream! The high loft was just perfect for this quilt and gives it an eiderdown-look to the quilt—especially as a bed topper like in this photo.

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Maybe it’s the recent cold snap that made me want something extra warm and snuggly but I’m thrilled with my choice of batting on this project. The wonderful bonus of Hobb’s Tuscany Polyester batting is that one, it doesn’t shrink and two, it can be quilted up to 4” apart which was exactly perfect for the minimal machine quilting I used when following the diagonal lines of the half-square triangles. Easy peasy and oh, so snuggly!

More and more shops will be adding these bundle/boxes to their listings but at the time of writing this blog post I’ve found the following fabric shops carrying the Sharon Holland Designer’s Palette bundles:

Dinkydoo Fabrics

Threaded Lines

Fat Quarter Shop

Red Thread Studio

Needle and Foot

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Download the free Feathered Nest quilt pattern HERE.

If you’re a shop that carries my bundles and would like to use this quilt pattern for a shop sample, please direct your customers to this blog to download a copy of the pattern for use with their Sharon Holland Designer’s Palette fabrics. Additionally, if you’re a shop that carries my bundles and you didn’t see your shop listed above please contact me so I can add you to the Fabrics page on my site.

Happy sewing,


Cultive Blog Tour

When Bonnie Christine posted a call for designers to participate in her Cultivate fabrics blog tour, I jumped up and raised my hand!

Bonnie is a textile designer with Art Gallery Fabrics and the sweetest person you'll ever meet. I love her beautiful prints and inspired collections. Bonnie's Cultivate fabrics grew out of her love of gardening and wrote "It's about the romance of reaping the harvest". It was that sentence out of Bonnie's describing her collection that became my inspiration for my blog tour project. 

Even though it's not technically fall by the calendar, it feels like fall time to me. My vegetable garden is winding down, fall flowers are gearing up to bloom, back-to-school preparations are in full swing and the daylight hours are slowly shortening. Fall is my favorite time of year. Although it's always bittersweet to see summer go, I love the "squirreling" instinct that sets and find comfort in gathering the harvest and preparing the house and yard for the winter months ahead. 

Bountiful Table Runner by Sharon Holland 

Bountiful Table Runner by Sharon Holland 

When I found out I was going to be part of the tour I immediately envisioned a harvest table and what better way to dress up a table but with a beautiful table runner! This project has even more layers of meaning to it because of my source of inspiration for my design. I am always scouting for new quilt ideas and found the inspiration for this quilt block in a wire mattress spring!

Donna, from Funky Junk Interiors had repurposed a wire mattress spring into a bulletin board. I loved the graphic shapes found in the mattress spring and immediately thought-- there's a QUILT! 

Photo courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors

Photo courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors

Photo courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors

Photo courtesy of Funky Junk Interiors


I love the whole repurposed from repurposed idea going on here! Then combine that with fabrics that are about growing your own food and it's a win, win, win! But you're a winner too because I have made this table runner design into a free pattern. Download the Bountiful table runner pattern here.




This is a fast and fun project. You'll only need 4 fat quarters to make the blocks. The runner was a nice size to do a little hand quilting as well. I used these yummy 50 weight Aurifil threads in colors 2225 and 2920. A perfect weight for the hand quilting stitches to show on your work.


My "table" for this harvest gathering scene is really an old shed door turned back side up. I love the impromptu feeling not having a traditional table brought to the scene. Can you tell I had a lot of fun with this project!

Gather your friends and family and enjoy the bounty of the harvest (big or small). Take time to revel in the beauty around you--inspiration is everywhere.



Talented makers from all over the world also raised their hands to join Bonnie's Cultivate Blog Tour. To see the full list of the 20 participating bloggers click here. Yesterday, Danielle Golinski of Food Family Story posted about a sweet scrapbook page decorated with Cultivate fabrics detail. Tomorrow, Audrey of Skirt Fixation will be posting an exciting sewing project you won't want to miss!



July Recap and What's Coming in August

Whew, July was a busy month! I enjoyed playing Santa and giving away Sketchbook Aurifil thread sets, Sketchbook fabric fat quarter bundles and free quilting and sewing patterns.

Congratulations to the 5 lucky winners of this weeks quilting and sewing pattern giveaway!


Did you get to see the LookBook Art Gallery Fabrics put together for my Sketchbook collection? See the inspirational and beautifully compiled e-magazine here. Flip through the gorgeous pages and find sewing and quilting ideas.


Every Art Gallery Fabrics collection has a free quilt. I have designed Falling as the free Sketchbook fabrics quilt and you can get the pattern here.


Falling by Sharon Holland


Art Gallery Fabrics is giving away a fat quarter bundle of Sketchbook fabrics! Visit their blog for giveaway details and enter today! 

You can enter the give away by simply: 

  • Browsing the Sketchbook Lookbook
  • Leaving a comment below with the project you would like to make.

Giveaways ends August 10th at 3 pm EST. and the winner will be chosen using and announced on this very post. 


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Look ahead, August will also be an exciting month. I am honored to be part of Bonnie Christine's Cultive Blog Tour. I will be posting a new project using her beautiful Art Gallery Fabrics Cultivate fabrics. I love Bonnie's work and she is as lovely as she is talented. Be sure to check out her site and fabrics as I know you will love her too!

I will also be a guest blogger on award-winning author and sewist, JUNE McCRARY JACOBS blog as well as a guest blogger on McCall's Quilting blog--both later this month. Don't worry, I will post about the events so you don't miss a thing!

And, one more awesome event for August will be my own Sketchbook Blog Tour. I have joined forces with 5 talented ladies who will create swoon worthy sewn items with Sketchbook prints. You don't want to miss that or the chance to win more fabric!!!!! More detail to come, so stay tuned!

Winner Takes All!

I just got a inspiring email from Phil Clark, one of two winners from my Gossamer fat quarter bundle giveaway last month. Phil designed and made the coolest baby quilt from part of his bundle. Here's his quilt and comments about his design. Check out more of Phil's work here. Thanks so much for sharing your work with us Phil!


    Here is the quilt I made with the stack of fat quarters I won. The size is 50" X 64".  It is a little large for a baby quilt but the fabric is so soft and huggable I know it will be appreciated when I find someone to give it to. 

The zigzag design is from a template I designed  a few years ago. It was fun to renew an old design (for me) and glad that I wrote a booklet of instructions. 

    I enjoyed the  project. It was a break from my normal wild color designs.

Thank you very much for the fabric. I still have a few of the quarters left to work with.

Phil Clark

Baby quilt designed and made by Phil Clark using Gossamer fabrics by Sharon Holland from Art Gallery Fabrics