Happy Monday, Friends. I hope you are well! This week will find me feverishly piecing quilt tops… so, here’s to productivity to you and me!
1. A little Behind-the-Scenes. I am often asked about my designing process. What comes first for me: design concepts in my head or fabric choices? For my “work” work, more often than not, it’s the fabric choices. What happens is fabric companies would send me images of upcoming fabric lines, and ask if I could come up with supporting quilt designs for the specific lines. So I would look at and start getting a feel for the mood and theme of the fabrics. I would then do research related topics based on the theme of the fabric groups to get ideas on how best to showcase the fabrics through quilt designs. For example, I was asked to play with an upcoming fabric line that has the 50’s theme. Mind you, I am not a child of the 50’s — still a whipper snapper that I am, just kidding! :) So, I read up on a bit about the cultural aspects of the 50’s, and came up with this Movie Night design, accented by the 50’s style glasses! Click here to see this fun fabric group – details on the quilt pattern are forthcoming! :)
2. Comfort Throw Quilts. Every so often I get to work fabric themes that aren’t as carefree as the 50’s. Last year, I got to work with one fabric group related with breast cancer (Anything Is Possible by Windham Fabrics), and the other with heart disease (Quilting Treasures). It is my hope that these quilts, when made, will bring comfort to the recipients.
Click here to download free to use pattern. I know Keepsake Quilting was carrying the kits, but the last I check, the kits are out of stock.
Kick Heart Disease Quilt:
Click here to purchase the quilt kit.
3. Giveaway Winners / Windham Fabrics Atlas Charm Packs
Congratulations to the winners: kathrie2013, Sandy Allen, and Lori Morton. An email was sent to you – please reply with your mailing address so that I can have the charm packs sent to you! Thank you to EVERYONE for playing along!
That’s all I have for now! I hope you have a lovely week ahead. Hugs to you all!!!
My 2017 Line-up
Jan 2017: HOPE (Windham Fabrics)