Spring Quilt Market 2016

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NOTE: There is a giveaway of new fabric associated with this post!  Scroll to the bottom of the page for details.

Hi everyone!  I haven’t blogged in SOOOO long!  It has been busy here with (in the spirit of Quilt Market) secret sewing stuff, but I’m finally getting around to writing about what I have been working on.  Since pictures speak louder than words I’ll try to keep words to a minimum.

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My booth at Spring 2016 Quilt Market…

My new collection for the Contempo division of Benartex is called Feathers & Flourishes and it is shipping in July.  It is inspired those shapes that we see so often in the quilt world.  This time my goal was to create a collection that allowed people to really experiment with color.  So I have added a deep navy and vibrant red, along with the greens and aquas that I love.  Consequently, each quilt can look dramatically different depending on the proportions of the prints used.  Here you can see a wider view and a little of my friend Cherry Guidry’s booth next to mine as well.

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I have 4 new patterns that will be released with this collection.  They will be on my website as soon as I get them back from the printer, probably in a few weeks.  The first is Plume.  This is a REALLY simple medallion quilt.  The blocks are made from a stack of 10” squares so you just change the borders and background to get an entirely new look!

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“Plume” – Special thanks to Traci Adams and Joanne Leonard for piecing the color variations hanging on the sides of the red version!

The next quilt is called “Starstruck”.  This one almost never made it off of my computer screen.  It was one of those that really sang in person and even more so once it was quilted so that  the secondary diamond pattern came out.  It was probably the “hit” of my booth so that shows you how much I know… haha!  Oh – and it is made from a couple 2-1/2” pinwheels and two background fabrics.

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“Starstruck”

The third quilt is called Posies.  You can only see a little of it here because it is folded up due to limited wall space.  Posies is a fat-quarter friendly quilt and the flowers are on-point – I’ll show you more once I have the patterns back.  I love how different the prints look against the navy background!

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“Posies”, an adorable tuffet from Tuffet Source (thanks for putting it together, Mom, and a cute little in-the-hoop bag from Pickled Pie Designs

And my final set of patterns is called “Flourishes”.  It is a set of 3 designs that can be finished as a tryptic of min-quilts or a pillows.  There is an SVG option on this pattern as well and Hill Creek (now Just Another Button Company) is producing a button pack for both the white and navy versions.

 

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The white version of “Flourishes”

 

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The navy version of “Flourishes”, finished as a pillow and peeking out from behind the precuts and a quilt made from one of the free patterns for this collection.

 

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To the left of “Flourishes” you can see the free embroidery pattern for this collection that I designed.  The embroidery collection is put out by OESD.

 

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You can see more embroidery from Feathers and Flourishes here…

 

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In another corner of the booth you can see a peek of my other free pattern for this collection called “Cinema” – more on that soon!

I almost forgot!  For the first time I’ll be coming out with a quilting collection to coordinate with my fabric collection!  So excited as it will be well-timed with the arrival of the Q-Matic system for the BERNINA longarm.  The Feathers and Flourishes Quilting Collection is undergoing testing in June and will be shipping in July.

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Here is my friend Cherry Guidry’s booth next to mine.  Isn’t it pretty?  

So that was Market!  I can’t believe it is over.  You prep for months and then it goes by in a blur.  (Maybe even more of a blur considering we had an emergency evacuation of the hotel the night before we left due to a water pipe break which, when combined with a red-eye home, made for a very hazy couple of days!)

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My booth at Spring Quilt Market 2016 – a final view…

If you love this collection I’d love for you to ask your shop to order it – thanks!

SO if you have actually lasted through all of these pictures (hi Mom!) it is TIME FOR A GIVEAWAY!  Did you see those precuts sitting on the chairs at Market?  I snagged a couple for you guys.  I have a stack of 10” squares and a bundle of 9 fat quarters to give away so leave a comment below telling me which new pattern you like best – Plume, Starstruck, Posies, or Flourishes? Please only enter once and leave me some way to reach you if I can’t see it through your profile.  The last day to enter is Tuesday, May 31st.

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Thanks for letting me share and have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Happy quilting!

Amanda

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Easter Egg Table Topper Complimentary Pattern!

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Easter is just around the corner and I just got out one of my all time favorite projects – my Easter Egg Table Topper. This was originally designed for BERNINA to showcase all the features of their wonderful machines and I now have it available for download free to you guys!

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Easter Egg Table Topper

I love it because it is charm pack friendly and all the eggs are appliquéd down with specialty stitches, so there is a lot of detail.  Sometimes we forget all the stitches we have on these fabulous machines!

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I embroidered little bunnies on the petals using my BERNINA 780 – they are optional but so fun! I used Aurifil thread and quilted this on the BERNINA 780 as well….

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You can download the Easter Egg Table Topper instructions and embroidery files by clicking here .

I hope you enjoy!

Happy Easter and happy quilting!
Amanda

 

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Complimentary Sparkle Patterns! (and the APQ Quilt Along)

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Hi everyone,
Sparkle is starting to ship to stores in March so I thought I’d post the free patterns for this collection.  (Click on the captions to have them sent to your email or you can also link to them on the sidebar of my blog or on the downloads page.)

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Sparkle Sampler
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Both of them use the Sparkle panel, but different parts of it so you can make both with one cut, plus yardage.  There will even be a couple of blocks left over to make placemats or other small gifts!  Oh – here is the Sparkle panel so you can take a peek….

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For those of you who are new here, I also wrote up a free pattern for my Sparkle Embroidered gift bags.

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And the other Sparkle patterns are in my shop.

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And for those of you who are participating in the APQQuiltAlong – isn’t it fun?  I haven’t started quilting but I did manage to get my Easy Addition Sparkle blocks (pattern in the most recent issues of Quilts and More) pieced together. It was super-fast-and-easy – so much so it felt like I must be cheating!

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Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!  Happy quilting!

Amanda

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