Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Amanda Murphy's Feathers & Flourishes

If you loved Amanda Murphy's Carina and Sparkle collections, make sure you grab some of her new collection, Feathers & Flourishes. Learn more about her designs below. 

What inspired the Feathers & Flourishes collection?
It started with a panel I did for Bernina—a feather motif for free motion quilting. The idea went off in its own direction and became this fabric line.

Tell us about your color palette.
The greens and blues from all my lines are the same. This collection also brings in the gray from Sparkle and a navy as well. If you took the pinks from my earlier lines and deepened them, you’d have the red in Feathers & Flourishes. I think this collection lets people push their skills with color to a new level.

What distinguishes this collection from others?
The really deep tones. Carina was pretty, this is dramatic. I wanted to really push the color palette. I designed it thinking about quilts where you could take one or two fabrics, switch them out, and get a completely different look.
For example, my Plume quilt uses the same stack of 10” squares for the blocks. The only difference is the borders and the background print (see the three colorways below). It’s more dramatic.

Star Struck is my favorite pattern because of the quilting possibilities. It uses a pinwheel of pre-cut strips.

Tell us about some of these prints. 
There is a lot of opportunity with these fabrics to fussy cut different motifs, such as the medallions and the orange peels.

The stripe is really good for binding.

Amanda has two free quilt patterns using Feathers & Flourishes on her website. 

Click here to find the free quilt pattern.

"Evolutions" (shown in red and blue)

Click here to find the free quilt pattern.
Click here to see the Feathers & Flourishes collection.
Click here to see more of Amanda's work.
Click here to find Amanda's downloads, quilting motifs, and SVG files.
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  1. Love Amanda's patterns and the fabrics are just gorgeous!!!

  2. Another beautiful collection from Amanda!

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