Monday, April 22, 2019

Blue Symphony

These soothing blues of Kanvas' new Blue Symphony collection radiate serenity!
Mix big blooms and floral bouquets with floating butterflies and intricate medallions. Each petal, leaf and wing is enhanced with shading and packed with detail and metallic accents. This collection features large print designs with graphic impact, a border stripe and  smaller tonal coordinates to pull it all together.







 Download the free Country Blue pattern to showcase these Blue Symphony prints. 
Click here to download the free pattern.

Click here to see the entire Blue Symphony collection.
Click here to find the free quilt pattern.
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Friday, April 19, 2019

Patriotic Free Pattern Friday

If you're in a patriotic frame of mind, we have two free quilt patterns for you!

Stars and Stripes 
Thomas Kinkade's America panel combines with the red, white and blue American Rustic coordinates to create this patriotic lap quilt. Watch for the free pattern on our website. 


Click here to see the American Rustic collection.


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Star Spangled Picnic Quilt by Tailormade by Design
Oversized star blocks shines in this fresh and cheery picnic quilt. 
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to see the Star Spangled collection.
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Star Spangled Runner

Memorial Day and the 4th of July are right around the corner, but there's still plenty of time to stitch up a patriotic project! 
Ramona Sorensen's All Hands on Deck table runner is featured in the Summer 2019 issue of Easy Quilts magazine. This red, white and blue runner is made using a Card Trick block variation and features the Star Spangled collection from Kanvas. We asked Ramona to talk to us about her design.



What attracted you to the Star Spangled collection?
It reminded me of summer--picnics, parades, friends and families getting together.

Do you have a favorite print in the fabric line?
I like the whole collection, but my favorites are the 4th of July prints and the fireworks prints.

How did you come up with the design?
It started with the block. I was making a quilt for a club at work. I picked up two card trick blocks to stitch together and realized there was another block "hidden" in them. After some thought, I sketched out the block and then I started playing with quilt designs. 

How did you choose the border treatment?
When  I was experimenting with designs, I decided that the square in a square blocks would make a good edge finish for the project. They fill in the zig zag edges of the blocks. 

What do you like best about the runner?
I like that you can use a centerpiece without taking anything away from the design. And you can cover it with serving platters and the touches of red and blue still peek through to remind you of the occasion being celebrated.

What makes table runners so appealing? 
You can always hang them if you prefer--there are no rules that say it can only go on a table.



Click here to see the entire Star Spangled collection.
Click here to find the Summer 2019 issue of Easy Quilts magazine.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Star-Bound Sampler Quilt

If you love quilt samplers and quilting videos, don't miss the Star-Bound Sampler Quilt from Annie's Creative Studio. This quilt, designed by Nancy Scott, features our New Hue basics collection. The quilt showcases 12 different blocks, all within the same setting. Each episode features a different quilt block.


Part 6, featuring the Snowball block, is now available. Nancy Scott will help you build your quilt skills by demonstrating how to make triangle edges using the stitch-and-flip method.

The Sampler includes 12 blocks that focus on skill building, plus pieced sashing and outer border, and so far Blocks 1-6 can be viewed. Join in the fun! 
Click here to learn more. 
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Monday, April 15, 2019

Patriotic Prints for Patriot's Day

Patriot's Day (we're looking at you, Massachusetts and Maine!) is the perfect day to share our newest patriotic prints!

Thomas Kinkade's America panel features two revered icons--the Statue of Liberty and the American flag--portrayed in class Kinkade style.



Pair the panel with the American Rustic collection--Americana-inspired prints packed with stars and stripes.


Click here to see the America panel. 
Click here to see the American Rustic collection.
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Friday, April 12, 2019

Bali Week: Free Pattern Friday!

It's Bali Week! 
This week we've shared our latest triple-dyed Bali collections, and today we're showing you free quilt patterns for the fabric lines. 



Always Chasing Rainbows
featuring Colorama II

Pattern available soon on our our website.



Aqua Channel 
featuring Bali Lake Front

Click here to download the free quilt pattern.



Fiesta Celebration
featuring Bali Fiesta

Pattern available soon on our website.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Bali Week: Fiesta

It's time for Bali Week! 
This week we'll be sharing our latest triple-dyed Bali collections.

These Fiesta Balis are aptly named! Boldly colorful with playful designs, they're ready to party! The collection mixes floral and leaf motifs with a unique textured freeform crosshatch 

A rainbow of brights








Click here to see the entire Fiesta collection.
Click here to see the Bali Colorama II collection.
Click here to see the Lake Front collection.
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Bali Week: Lake Front

It's time for Bali Week! 
This week we'll be sharing our latest triple-dyed Bali collections.

Today it's all about soothing blues and neutrals from the Bali Lake Front line. Even the names of these prints evoke a sense of calm and peace: Serenity, Clouds, and Forest Leaf. These are perfect for a bedroom makeover or a more masculine feeling lap quilt.



Inspired by nature:


Soft and soothing:


Textured neutrals:


Click here to see the entire Bali Lake Front collection.
Click here to see the Bali Colorama II collection.

 
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Monday, April 8, 2019

Bali Week: Colorama II

It's time for Bali Week! 
This week we'll be sharing our latest triple-dyed Bali collections.


We're starting the week off with a pop of vibrant color to combat that tired Monday feeling.
Meet the Bali Colorama II collection: rich hues that cover the full spectrum of the rainbow. These Balis have texture and depth in each brilliantly colored fabric thanks to the unique triple dye process used to make them. 

Here's the whole rainbow range:


Warm reds, pinks and peaches:


Spicy yellows, pinks, and corals:


Sunset colors:


Cool greens:


Serene blues:


Click here to see the entire Bali Colorama II collection.
Don't miss the rest of our Bali Week collections!
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Friday, April 5, 2019

Free Pattern Friday: Easter Bunny Mini Quilt

Are you in a bunny and egg mood? This post includes the link for the No Bunny Like You free quilt pattern featuring our Some Bunny Loves You collection, and we've got another free pattern for you today! 

Cherry Guidry shared her Easter Bunny Mini Quilt on the Bernina We All Sew blog. She used her My Happy Place prints to create this sweet quilt. It's adorable! 

Click here to find the tutorial.
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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Easter Pillowcases

Easter is right around the corner and we love these adorable Some Bunny Loves You pillowcases made by American Patchwork & Quilting for the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge! Sew a few and tuck them into Easter baskets, or donate them to your favorite charity. 

Pillowcase #78 - Ruffle Trim Band
Click here to find the pattern.
Photo: APQ

Pillowcase #79 - Peep and Hop Applique Band
Click here to find the pattern.
Photo: APQ

Click here to see the entire Some Bunny Loves Your collection.
Click here to learn more about the 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Some Bunny Loves You

Easter is around the corner, and our Some Bunny Loves You collection from Kanvas is full of spring fun! Chicks, butterflies and easter eggs in pastel colors--what could be cuter?!


The collection includes a panel of these adorable blocks, perfect for fussy cutting for a quick project.  


Don't forget the stripe! Fussy cut your favorite parts for borders or sashing. 


Use the block panel and stripe to make the No Bunny Like You lap quilt; the pattern can be downloaded from our website.
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.


Click here to see the entire Some Bunny Loves You collection.
Click here to find the free quilt pattern.
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Friday, March 29, 2019

Designer Sampler Finale & Giveaway!


We hope you've enjoyed following along throughout the month as we've filled in the sampler with blocks created by our designers!
(Find links for all nine blocks at the bottom of this post.)

We thought it would be fun to create digital mock-ups of the sampler quilt using each of the featured fabric lines, so keep scrolling to see nine different versions of the quilt. They're all so different, but equally fun--something every style! Make sure to enter our fabric giveaway--you can win fabric to get started on your own sampler! You'll find giveaway details after the nine quilt images. 



Jackie Robinson - A Festival of Roses



Paula Nadelstern - Piece & Joy



                                            Amanda Murphy - Thankful



Christa Watson - Abstract Garden



Nancy Halvorsen - Home Grown



Ann Lauer - Cat-I-Tude Christmas



Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry



Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman



 Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft


Fabric Giveaway!
To cap off our celebration of National Quilting Month, we have NINE fabric bundles to giveaway, from a variety of the designers we've featured. We'll be giving away three bundles each here on the blog, on our Facebook page, and on Instagram. For a chance to win a fabric bundle on the blog, leave a comment below letting us know which was your favorite block from our sampler. Make sure we have a way to contact you! Contest is open through Sunday, March 31st at 11:59 pm EDT. 




Follow along with our National Quilting Month Designer Sampler!
Block #1: Jackie Robinson - A Festival of Roses
Block #2: Paula Nadelstern - Piece & Joy
Block #3: Amanda Murphy - Thankful
Block #4: Christa Watson - Abstract Garden
Block #5: Nancy Halvorsen - Home Grown
Block #7: Cheryl Haynes - Harvest Berry
Block #8: Cherry Guidry - Hearty the Snowman
Block #9Modern Quilt Studio - Warp & Weft



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