Friday, February 15, 2019

Abstract Garden Virtual Trunk Show

Welcome back for one more day of Abstract Garden fun! Today we're sharing a virtual trunk show of Christa's quilts made using her Abstract Garden prints. Sit back and enjoy!


Geese in the Garden
This quilt was a challenge to myself—I wanted to create a diamond shape that didn’t require any special templates. The “diamond” is the  shape you get when you put two half-square triangles together, but I figured out a way to cut the shapes without having the seam between two half-square triangles. Each version uses only five prints.
Click here to purchase the Geese in the Garden pattern.

Quilt detail:




Lattice Work
This is a charm pack quilt. If you want to put all the fabrics in one quilt, this will look really great! Little black lattice strips separate the squares, like stained glass. Then I used a gray print from Fandangle for the border.
Click here to purchase the Lattice Work pattern.

Quilt detail:



Pieced Primrose
I wanted a design that would emphasize all ten cool prints or all ten warm prints. This is a paper pieced pattern. I know a lot of people have a love-hate relationship with paper piecing. I had the original idea for this quilt five years ago and have been waiting for the right fabric to release it. The pattern includes a full-size template that can be printed off as many times as needed.

Click here to purchase the Pieced Primrose pattern.


Quilt detail:




Blooming Wallflowers
I really wanted to create a gradating rainbow effect in this quilt. The hardest thing for me was not including all of the fabrics from the collection. The quilt showcases just 12 out of the 20. The background is the navy from Modern Marks, and it sets the colors off really well.
Click here to purchase the Blooming Wallflowers pattern.

Quilt detail:



Join the Fun!
Blooming Wallflowers QAL
Christa is currently hosting a quilt along with Blooming Wallflowers. It's not too late to join in! 
Click here for more details.

EQ Design Challenge
Christa has also partnered with Electric Quilt for an EQ Design Challenge using Abstract Garden. The challenge runs through the end of February, so start working on your design today. Click here for more details.

One last word from Christa: 
I’m very thankful that my designs have been accepted and people like them and I get to continue to design. I have a fourth fabric collection coming out at Spring Market--I can't wait! It’s a dream come true and only possible because of the people who buy my fabric and patterns, so than you! 


Click here to see the Abstract Garden collection. 
Click here to visit Christa's website.

Make sure to visit all of the stops on our hop!

Monday
Abstract Garden introduction and interview with Christa


Tuesday
Sherry @poweredbyquilting
Lee @may chappell

Wednesday
Patterns by Annie @byannie
Pam and Lynn @the stitch tv show

Thursday
Linda @colourwerx
Tara @the quilt district
Stephanie @modern sewciety

Friday
Christa's Virtual Trunk Show @sew in love with fabric


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Abstract Garden Hop: Day 3

Welcome to our Abstract Garden blog hop! This week we'll be sharing colorful projects made from Christa's new collection. Enjoy the inspiration, and make sure to visit the featured designers' blogs each day for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Abstract Garden prints. 



Abstract Garden is the new signature collection of designer extraordinaire and Colourwerx good friend, Christa Watson of Christa Quilts. The collection is super modern, fab, fun and bright - just my cup of tea!  Last year, when Christa mentioned that her Abstract Garden Fabric Collection was coming out soon, I jumped at the chance to make her a few projects to display in her booth at the Fall Quilt Market. I chose to make her my ModCat Trio, Mini Mod Dog pillows and Disco quilt!

Visit the Colourwerx blog to learn more and enter to win a giveaway for Abstract Garden fat quarters. 


Tara @the quilt district
Working with Christa's fabric is always a joy because they have such a groovy vibe that just makes me happy and feel upbeat (kinda like Christa herself!). Her modern prints are truly unique and the color just explodes in each print! Visit my page for a tutorial for the Mod Garden pillow that will bring some flowers into your life! And because it's Valentine's Day, I have a surprise 2nd tutorial that I hope will make your heart happy!


Visit Tara's blog to see her tutorials and enter to win a giveaway for Abstract Garden fat quarters. 


Stephanie @modern sewciety
I am so excited to share my Abstract Summer dress I made using Christa’s new fabric line!

Visit Stephanie's blog to learn more and enter to win a giveaway for Abstract Garden fat quarters.



Make sure to visit all of the stops on our hop!
Monday
Abstract Garden introduction and interview with Christa


Tuesday
Sherry @poweredbyquilting
Lee @may chappell

Wednesday
Patterns by Annie @byannie
Pam and Lynn @the stitch tv show

Thursday
Linda @colourwerx
Tara @the quilt district
Stephanie @modern sewciety

Friday
Christa's Virtual Trunk Show @sew in love with fabric
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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Abstract Garden Hop: Day 2

Welcome to our Abstract Garden blog hop! This week we'll be sharing colorful projects made from Christa's new collection. Enjoy the inspiration, and make sure to visit the featured designers' blogs each day for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Abstract Garden prints. 

Patterns by Annie @byannie

Our friends at Patterns by Annie picked some of their favorite prints to stitch up three different patterns: Clam Up, Contain Yourself, and Hang In There. Each one is cuter than the next!




Visit the by Annie blog to learn more and enter to win a giveaway for Abstract Garden fat quarters. 



Pam and Lynn @the stitch tv show

"Never let it be said we didn't appreciate cheerful fabric! The Abstract Garden line shows value contrast that works well for all sorts of quilt patterns, and made its debut at Fall Quilt Market like The Stitch TV Show did."


Visit the Stitch TV Show blog to learn more and enter to win a giveaway for Abstract Garden fat quarters. 


Make sure to visit all of the stops on our hop!
Monday
Abstract Garden introduction and interview with Christa


Tuesday
Sherry @poweredbyquilting
Lee @may chappell

Wednesday
Patterns by Annie @byannie
Pam and Lynn @the stitch tv show

Thursday
Linda @colourwerx
Tara @the quilt district
Stephanie @modern sewciety

Friday
Christa's Virtual Trunk Show @sew in love with fabric
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