Monday, October 15, 2018

Bali Splash

These gorgeous blue Balis will have you yearning for a vacation on the water. Whether your idea of a water-themed trip is relaxing near a sandy-bottomed inland lake or sitting under a cabana near the cool blue ocean, these prints will take you there! With motifs that range from water splashes to fish and water drops, you'll find plenty of movement in each print. 



We especially love this fish print! 



Watch for our Swimming Time free quilt pattern, coming soon on our website! 

Click here to see the entire Bali Splash collection.
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Friday, October 12, 2018

By Hand: Virtual Trunk Show

The past few days, we've been sharing Amy Friend's By Hand collection with you, and we're finishing up the week with a virtual trunk show of quilts Amy designed. Several of the quilts use improvisational paper piecing--Amy's go-to technique--but if that's not for you, you'll find designs that use traditional piecing as well. Enjoy! 


Magic Spark
60” x 76”
"This quilt is based on improvisational paper piecing techniques. I was playing iwht the idea of radiating lines, and I started changing the size and the rotation to create a really neat spinning star. Where four blocks meet, you get another type of star. I put the prints in spectrum order, and the light and dark purple stars in the center really pop out. I used the Stripe Fade print in the background, which adds a ton of interest to the quilt. I’ll be teaching this at QuiltCon in February."
Click here to purchase the Magic Spark pattern.

  
Negativity
60” x 68”
"The first version of this quilt was all solids and hung at QuiltCon last year in the small quilts category. This is also an improv paper piecing quilt, with a small repeated half hexagon. I love that when  you remove a pair of half hexagons, you get a negative hexagon shape. It’s super easy to make." 
Click here to purchase the Negativity pattern.

Dogwood
60” x 72”
"This quilt is also foundation pieced. I wanted something flower like, and I think this looks like a simple dogwood blossom because of the four points. I removed a row of piecing to create a well defined area of negative space. I think this quilt has a modern aesthetic even while using a block with a more traditional feel."
Click here to purchase the Dogwood pattern.


Game Board
60” x 72”
"This is for people who don’t like foundation piecing as much as I do. It’s strip pieced with some half-square triangles as well. I played with the warm and cool colors of the spectrum, pairing each dark next to its coordinating light in the strip. The blocks are offset so some of them appear to fall off the quilt. This quilt has a lot of fun negative space for machine quilting."
Click here to purchase the Game Board pattern.


Free quilt pattern: 
Keyed Up
76" square 

"I wanted to keep this quilt simple, and it's made of easy-to-piece strips. The design plays with the light and dark pairings of each color, and the warm and cool strip sets are staggered a bit. There's plenty of neat negative space within the design as well." 


Click here to download the free Keyed Up pattern.


Find more By Hand fun using the links below!

By Hand Hop Schedule
Monday:

Tuesday: 

Wednesday: 

Thursday: 
Rachel - Rachel Rossi: IG - @designsbyrr
Fat Quarterly Sneak Peek

Friday: 
Amy Friend's Virtual Trunk Show

Click here to see the entire By Hand collection.
Click here to visit Amy's website. 
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Thursday, October 11, 2018

By Hand Blog Hop: Day 3

It's time for more projects featuring Amy Friend's By Hand collection--gorgeous prints that look hand painted in Amy's version of the rainbow. Today we're showcasing two more projects made with these fun fabrics. Take a sneak peek of the projects below. Each day, you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of By Hand prints as well! Enjoy!

Rachel - Rachel Rossi: IG - @designsbyrr
"My newest design, Bloctopus was a perfect match for the By Hand collection. The organic lines and movement in the collection complement this playful quilt. It might just swim off if you're not careful!"
Visit Rachel's blog to learn more about her Bloctopus quilt and enter to win a fat quarter bundle of By Hand.  


By Hand in the Fat Quarterly
Do you subscribe to the Fat Quarterly? This 8-page printed newsletter arrives in mailboxes four times per year and includes 5" precut squares of a featured collection. Our Fall 2018 issue highlighted Amy's By Hand fabrics (5" squares of all the prints!), and includes the pattern for the Home Sweet Home quilt shown on the cover. Click here for details about subscribing or getting the Fall 2018 issue through our special trial offer.


Tomorrow we'll be featuring a virtual trunk show of Amy's quilt patterns using By Hand--don't miss it! 



Follow along the rest of this week:

By Hand Hop Schedule
Monday:

Tuesday: 

Wednesday: 

Thursday: 
Rachel - Rachel Rossi: IG - @designsbyrr
Fat Quarterly Sneak Peek

Friday: 
Amy Friend's Virtual Trunk Show

Click here to see the entire By Hand collection.
Click here to visit Amy's website. 
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

By Hand Blog Hop: Day 2

We're back with more quilty inspiration for Amy Friend's By Hand collection--gorgeous prints that look hand painted in Amy's version of the rainbow. Follow along on our hop, showcasing what some of our designer friends have made with these fun fabrics. Take a sneak peek of the project below and use the link to see more. Each day, you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of By Hand prints as well! Enjoy!


"When Amy asked me if I would make something with her new collection, I immediately knew I wanted to make a Patchwork Petals (#patchworkpetalsquilt) quilt. The organic nature of the shapes and irregularity of the prints pair perfectly with the petal shapes of my pattern. Plus, I love rainbow colors and her collection features a spectrum of colors: pink, mango, golden yellow, grass green, teal and plum." Click here to purchase the pattern.

Visit Sheri's blog to learn more about her quilt and enter to win a fat quarter bundle of By Hand. 


Follow along the rest of this week:

By Hand Hop Schedule
Monday:

Tuesday: 

Wednesday: 

Thursday: 
Rachel - Rachel Rossi: IG - @designsbyrr
Fat Quarterly Sneak Peek

Friday: 
Amy Friend's Virtual Trunk Show

Click here to see the entire By Hand collection.
Click here to visit Amy's website. 
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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

By Hand Hop: Day 1

Yesterday we introduced you to Amy Friend's By Hand collection--gorgeous prints that look hand painted in Amy's version of the rainbow. Starting today, we're going on a hop, showcasing what some of our designer friends have made with these fun fabrics. Take a sneak peek of the projects below and use the links to see more of each project. Each day, you'll also have a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of By Hand prints as well! Enjoy!





"Amy's bright rainbow palette immediately drew me in! I wanted to make something that captured the light and dark combinations of each color in the collection, and I remembered pinning a technique for twisted strips. I say this every time I make a quilt, but this is my new favorite!"
Visit Laura's blog to learn more about this cool quilt, see the pieced back, and enter to win a fat quarter bundle of By Hand.





"I used By Hand to make a neat quilt for one of the baby boys in my life. I included all the teal, green, yellow and orange prints in the line, along with a hunter green solid. I designed this quilt just for these fabrics and it made such a happy and fun top! I'm calling this sweet quilt Inchworm, because the little asymmetric zig zags look like little inchworms crawling across the quilt."


Visit Kari's blog to see more of this quilt and enter to win a fat quarter bundle of By Hand.



Follow along the rest of this week:

By Hand Hop Schedule
Monday:

Tuesday: 

Wednesday: 

Thursday: 
Rachel - Rachel Rossi: IG - @designsbyrr
Fat Quarterly Sneak Peek

Friday: 
Amy Friend's Virtual Trunk Show

Click here to see the entire By Hand collection.
Click here to visit Amy's website. 
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