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It's a Frivolous Friday!

It's a Frivolous Friday!

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This is Brio.

Brio?  It means bright, vivacious and full of vigor.  It's the perfect description for Sandy Klop - aka American Jane.  I don't think I've ever been around Sandy when she didn't have a smile on her face and a happy greeting for everyone she encountered.


Sandy's Bread 'n Butter collection is comprised of the wonderful vintage, feedsack-looking prints and colors that are her signature.


Isn't that watermelon-pink to-die-for gorgeous?  I'll need some "extra" of that - and really, Sandy's collections work so fabulously well together for uber-scrappy quilts that it's hard not to stash lots and lots of it.

Brio has nine blocks and a pieced inner border that uses all 42 of the Frivols squares.  For the background, you'll need 2 1/4 yards of a single fabric - we used a white Bella solid - to make a quilt that measures 47" x 47" finished.


Frivol No. 8 ~ Bread 'n Butter will contain:

  • A roll of 42 squares - 7" x 7" from the Bread 'n Butter collection by Sandy Klop of American Jane ~ there are duplicates of several prints.
  • The pattern for the quilt we've titled "Brio"
  • A positively adorable little American Jane tin - a Frivols exclusive that you can't get anywhere else
  • 1 Maker block card with a block pattern and a quotation provided by Sandy

Note:  The mini charm packs are not included - I included those to show the size of the mini tin.

Alert! Alert! Correction! There is a Correction to the pattern - Background, Sashing, and Borders.  The first line should say 3 - 5 1/2" x width of fabric strips.  From the strips, cut 18 - 5 1/2" squares.

Maker Blocks. 


I've been busy making blocks and I'm getting caught up - the quilt I am making will use at least three of each block.


This is Stardust, it's one of the gorgeous quilts Sandy made using her Bread 'n Butter collection.  It's a favorite.

One last thing, because several of us in the office are actually using our tins for storage - binding kits, to hold threads, etc. - I got to wondering how difficult it would be to remove the lid - to undo the hinge.

It's very easy - a small flat-head screwdriver and a pair of needle-nose pliers will do the trick nicely.


Use the flat-head screwdriver to carefully push the copper-colored wire toward the center.  It should be enough to undo the hinge at the back of the tin on the one side - if it isn't, use the needle-nose pliers to pull the wire enough to release the hinge.  Then use the screwdriver or pliers to push the wire back the other direction.  Remove the wire so it doesn't catch on anything and that's it.

Next month - another Frivolous Friday, this time with Little Miss Sunshine by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique.

Have a terrific weekend!

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