Quilty Box and Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

I feel honored to be asked to curate the June 2018 Quilty Box. Quilty Box is a subscription service geared toward introducing quilters to new fabrics, tools, creative ideas and products. My Quilty Box will introduce you to the fabrics in Florabunda!, Mistyfuse, the Goddess Sheet and Aurifil Mako’ ne 12 weight cotton thread. ‘The above quilt which I call, ‘Be Mine’, has been made into a pattern for my Quilty Box. In addition, ‘On Point’, a pattern created specifically for Florabunda! is included (so you will get TWO patterns in my Quilty Box, a wall art pattern with everything needed to make it, and a bed quilt pattern). 

In creating this project and pattern, it was my hope to create a wall art piece that played up the central floral motif in Florabunda!, the Blowsy Rose. I wanted the piece to be playful, bold and graphic. I hoped it would have a graffiti like appeal. And honestly, I hope young folk might be attracted to making this as a gateway into the passion of sewing and quilting. If you know of a young person who might Love this Quilty Box, please order one today!

Why did I place these items in my Quilty Box?

Misty fuse is an extremely lightweight fusible or glue that allows you to bond fabrics together by way of ironing. Mistyfuse paves the way for raw edge appliqué. This is a technique every quilter should have at the ready. (Jamie Fingal used raw edge appliqué in Hexi Spring, her Florabunda! Blog Hop contribution.) 

The Goddess Sheet is a silicone ironing cloth that assists quite well in the use of Mistyfuse. They sell these sheets in many sizes, one big enough to cover an ironing board! (I don’t yet own the largest one, but I want to!) The silicone sheet will protect your iron from the fusible. My preferred size is the 21×27″ Fat Goddess size, though I own the Goddess Sheet, Big Goddess Sheet too. 🙂

Aurifil Mako’ne 12 weight cotton is a gorgeous, heavy weight thread with great sheen. It sews wonderfully both by hand and machine. Most of my hand printed quilts are machine quilted using this thread. I love it.

This is ‘On Point’, a pattern that utilizes Florabunda! so nicely and is included as a pattern in the June 2018 Quilty Box. 


Today I would like to GIVEAWAY a June 2018, Melly curated, Quilty Box as part of the Florabunda! Blog Hop Celebration. Please comment on this post, which I will leave open until July 1. And, while you are at it, check out these fabulous artists and their contributions the Blog Hop.

June 7–Tiffany Hayes
June 9–Sara Mika
June 10–Lyric Kinard
June 11–Kathy York
June 11–Teri Lucas
June 13—Tiffany Hayes
June 13–Jamie Fingal
June 14–Debby Brown
June 14–Heidi Kelly
June 15– David Gilleland
June 15—Melanie Testa <— Here!
June 16–Melanie Testa <— Here!

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63 thoughts on “Quilty Box and Florabunda! by RJR Fabrics

  1. Love this fabric line. You certainly thought long and hard about which delightful items to include in your box.

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  2. I’ve been wanting to give applique a try, and it looks like this box would be a great introduction. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  3. That quilt from the “On Point” pattern looks so beautiful and the “Be Mine” quilt is fantastic! Thanks for sharing these lovely projects and for the chance in the giveaway.

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  4. Your fabric can take on so many different personalities! From a graffiti rose to a more traditional quilt, it just shines through with both. I am over the moon happy for you! xo

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  5. I love your “Love” art piece, and everything else featured on this blog hop. Your fabric makes everything beautiful! I love the colors and the artful prints!

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  6. Florabunda! bundle certainly has some pretty colors in it. I will be doing some applique on a quilt I am currently designing do will give Misty Fuse a try. I bought an iron cover at the Psducah quilt show a coupla years ago but cannot find it after a recent move. It worked ti keep fusibles off my iron. Darn move.

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  7. I don’t see my comment so I will try again. I love the quilt on point. Great colors with wonderful cornerstones. Of course a box would be great to win.

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  8. Thank you! What some miraculous products, Misty Fuse and the Goddess Sheet sound like dreams come true for us fiber artists:) Anxious to try both.

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  9. I took my Floribunda sample pack from Craft Napa to my local quilt shop yesterday. The owner liked it and photographed the info on the band. Now let’s hope she orders it! I suggested she order Hopscotch too.

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  10. I love the examples I have seen using the Floribund fabrics. I bought a fat quarter of one design at Quilt Bee in Orange Ca. A Quilty Box sounds like fun!

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