Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Autumn in the Air: Thankful

It may be May, but Autumn is in the Air! Our newest fall collections are hitting quilt shops right now, and we're introducing them here on the blog and sharing some autumn quilt inspiration all week long. 

Today we're featuring Amanda Murphy's Thankful collection. We asked Amanda to talk to us about her newest fabric line.

What prompted you to do a fall collection?
I think almost every fall themed collection out there that I see is traditional. I thought there was room for a collection that was not traditional—something more modern.

Tell us about your palette.
I wanted it to have a home dec feel—like a Pottery Barn look, that would feel more modern. I knew I wanted some prints to have a brown background, and I chose some brighter colors, like the teals and greens I’ve used before, to pop off the brown.

We love the panel!
The panel features a couple of the prints that didn’t make it into the collection on their own. It can be used for quick home décor projects—a wall hanging, or even pillows.

Can you tell us about a few of the prints?
I love the medallion print for borders. You’ll also see a few of these medallions blow up larger on the panel.

Autumnwind is obviously influenced by quilting. The other tonal in the collection, the diamonds, are very structured, so I wanted this to be more organic. You can loosely follow the lines to quilt over it.

What is your favorite print?
Definitely the brown feature print with the big cream pumpkins!

Amanda's Thankful patterns:

(Various-sized project ideas included)

The appliques here can be used for a table runner, a bed runner, or even a pillow. It comes with SVG files for digital fabric cutters.
Click here to purchase the pattern.

Autumn Leaves
59-1/2" x 84-1/2"

This is a very traditionally pieced leaf quilt with a more modern feel.
Click here to purchase the pattern.

Click here to see the entire Thankful collection.
Click here to visit Amanda's website.

A little more inspiration: Sandra from Mmm! Quilts created her Autumn Winds quilt using pre-cut strips from the Thankful collection. 

Sandra says, "Although it is a bit hard to think of autumn when it is early spring here in the northern hemisphere, when I saw Amanda Murphy had a new fall line out, I was smitten! Her fresh modern colours for this season inspired me to remake my first published pattern for this hop." 

We'll be sharing fall-inspired fun all week long!
Visit Sandra's blog to see how she created this quilt using pre-cuts and enter for a chance to win a FQ bundle of Thankful prints.

Autumn in the Air Blog Hop Schedule

Monday: Lisa @ Love to Color My World using Harvest Berry by Cheryl Haynes
Tuesday: Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts using Harvest Gold
Wednesday: Sandra @ Mmm! Quilts using Thankful by Amanda Murphy
Thursday: Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts using Faboolous Fun
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  3. LOVE, LOVE, LOve the Autumn Wind in aqua (and the orange is pretty great, too). I am experimenting with free motion quilting from the back of the quilt and this is exactly the type of print I am using!

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