During my time here, I’ve learned many essential tips to what it means to be a quilter and what are major necessities when quilting. A quilter’s stash is especially important! After seeking advice from my coworkers who are avid quilters, it seemed like a great idea to create a collection that would be a stash building collection. So I first created Neutral Love, with the intention of it being solely neutral colored prints; blacks, browns, greys, tans, creams, etc. Neutral Love was a great hit by our customers, so it was a no brainer to bring it back. Or at least bring the concept back...so Neutral Love II was created!
Quilt blog entries Tagged as 'patterns'
Mexican folk art was a huge inspiration for not only my Fiesta collection, but also for my embroidery pattern. I love folk art embroidered peasant blouses and dresses. I'm drawn to the vivid colors and symmetrical design elements. The motifs themselves are simple, but composed of so many different elements, makes such a bold and striking statement. The tightly packed embroidery and boldness of colors just make me smile.
I love canvas because of its durability and it will give extra stability to any project. Remember you can still use quilting cotton for the details (lining, binding, decorative details, etc.) and the canvas for those things that need just a little more stability.
Behind the Scenes , Designer Interview , fabric , fun , gifty , patterns 16 Comments »
Last year at this time I was preparing to go on vacation to Mexico, leaving the cold Northwest for the sunny tropics of Playa del Carmen. I had never been to Mexico but grew up in California and had always been exposed to the vibrant culture. It instantly got my creative juices flowing; bright, fun images floating in my mind. I absolutely love folk art and have always been drawn to Mexican folk art and embroidery in particular. I wanted this ¡Fiesta! to be a fun, bright, vivid, cheery group that had folk art elements and that just made one smile when they saw it.
embroidery , fabric , fun , gifty , patterns 6 Comments »
With the return of Rhapsody of Reds and Symphony of Blues, so comes the return of my Cartouche embroidered pillow! What's great about this design, is it's striking appearance as well as it's versatility. I took some of the main circular motifs from the Rhapsody & Cartouche prints and had fun with the placement of my design, by deliberately having the motifs cut off.