Welcome to Friday! I know for some of you it means the work week has ended and it's time to play - hopefully in fabric! It also means that it's time to share what we've been working on and do some whooping - are you ready? I know I am! So let's get started!
First of all, I've got something special to share! If you read this blog regularly or follow me on Instagram, you know that I've been working on a secret project for the last month or so. Well, I've finally been set free to tell you just what that is all about!
When I was at the beach earlier this summer, I opened an exciting email from Westminster Fabrics asking if I wanted to be involved in the launch of a new Kaffe Fassett fabric line. Wow! Believe me when I tell you it didn't take me two minutes to type a quick response with my HECK YES answer! Then I did a little happy dance (ok, a huge happy dance!) and started thinking about what I wanted to do for the fabric launch.
Take a look at the beautiful fabrics in this collection! Gorgeous warm tones of orange, yellow, pink, sky blue, turquoise, and gold....
Sophisticated cool colors in shades of deep blue, green, aqua, deep pink, and warm brown evoke an entirely different feeling...
This new line is called Artisan, and contains a wide variety of fabrics - quilting cottons, batiks, yarn-dyed wovens and trendy ikats. These are gorgeous fabrics!! They incorporate the wonderful colors we associate with Kaffe Fassett and beautiful prints that work well with the current craze for boho chic style!
And Westminster Fabrics has arranged a great way to introduce you to these lovelies - a blog hop showing off beautiful creations made using the fabrics in creative ways, all designed to inspire you to explore them for yourself!! On each of the next seven Fridays, there will be a special blog post showing off these lovely fabrics. Here's the schedule.....
September 16th - Introduction
September 23rd - Simple Simon and Company
September 30th - Craftsanity
October 7th - 100 Billion Stars
October 14th - Bijou Lovely
October 21st - Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts
October 28th - Confessions of a Fabric Addict (that's me!)
November 4th - Sarah Fielke
I'm so excited to be part of this fun group, and have really enjoyed playing with the beautiful fabrics in this collection. I can't wait to show you what I've made, but there's lots to see before then! Don't miss a stop on the blog hop! I'll keep you updated each Friday as to the next stop on the hop. There will be giveaways each week, too!
This pattern is called Bundle Buster, and it was designed by Yvonne Fuchs @Quilting Jetgirl. It takes 16 fat quarters and yields a 60" x 80" quilt with almost no waste at all!
I had a bundle of Echo by Lotta Jansdotter that I had been hoarding from when I first started quilting, and when I went to check, miracle of miracles, it had sixteen fat quarters in it! Meant to be!! (And it makes this quilt another one for Sew My Stash 2016.)
Y'all, this is a great pattern - it literally took me three hours, from pulling out the fabric to hanging up the finished top, to get this one done! Big blocks make it go really quickly, and a very well-written pattern makes it simple to cut and assemble.
And then I found the perfect fabric for the back - I love those birds! A little purple binding to finish it off, and it's ready to snuggle under!
So - - - can I get a whoop whoop??
"I will be releasing the stand alone pattern , so if they follow me anywhere (Blog, IG, FB, Craftsy, Etsy), they will be able to buy a copy soon!"
Be sure to watch and get your own copy of this great pattern!!