Nordic Holiday patterns are now shipping!

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They are here!

Nordic Row Sampler

Starry Night

Northern Lights

If you love the patterns please ask your local shop to order them.  If you don’t have a local shop, you can find them here.

My Nordic Holiday line (for Contempo/Benartex) will ship next month so please ask your local shop to order it if you love it too!  If you are a shop that plans on kitting these patterns you are welcome to post that information to my facebook group.

Have a wonderful weekend and happy quilting!

Amanda

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Pattern testing, Aurifil Block-of-the-Month, and QuiltCon!

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Hi everyone!

Hope you are having  fabulous week!

It is true – I’m leaving shortly for QuiltCon in Savannah and hope to meet some of you I haven’t met before there!  Please stop by the BERNINA booth (#201-205), hosted by the Augusta Sewing Center, and say “hi”.  I’ll be demoing the BERNINA Q24 and Q20 on Friday and Saturday – so excited!

For those of you that might have missed it, the second month of Aurifil’s Block-of-the-Month pattern is now on their blog.  I had such fun piecing “Dutch Treat” by Maureen Cracknell.

“Dutch Treat” in Nordic Holiday for Contempo. (Shipping in April!)

I’ve been doing a ton of teaching lately, but I did finally find time to sew and proof the remaining Nordic Holiday patterns.  (I post most of my open teaching events over in my Facebook group, along with quilting tutorials, etc. so please join if you haven’t already.) They are off to the printer today so should ship in about a week!

The current state of my floor… and Nordic Row Sampler.  All rows done so almost there!  Pieced with Aurifil 50 wt. on my BERNINA 780.
Starry Night… waiting for quilting. I’m thinking a feather border – do you agree?

Thanks for your patience on these – there was a delay in the fabric shipping for this collection which in turn delayed the patterns.  The good news is the next collection and pattern grouping will be right on time – I just can’t show it yet! Soon though – Spring Market is right around the corner and I’ll show some sneak peeks in my Facebook group before then. ( It coordinates with both Nordic Holiday and Sewing Room!)

Happy quilting!

Amanda

 

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Quilting Tips and Aurifil 2017 Block-of-the-Month Month 1

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Hi guys!  I hope you are having a wonderful start to your new year! Just three quick notes about new things that are happening at Amanda Murphy Design…

1) Today I’m over on Aurifil’s blog talking about how I quilt with their threads so be sure to check out my post for quilting tips and tricks!  I’m a huge fan of Aurifil threads and recently designed a whitework quilt featuring 28 spools of thread in Art and Stitch by modifying some of the motifs in my Sewing Room Quilting Collection, which is digitized for longarms but also for home embroidery machines.  (More on that soon…) I stitched it out on the BERNINA Q24 longarm using Q-Matic automation.  You can see pictures below…

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Wholecloth quilt digitized in Art and Stitch using motifs from my Sewing Room Quilting Collection and quilted on the BERNINA Q24 using Q-Matic automation.

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My Aurifil Piecing and Quilting Collection and Applique Collection.

2) Second… have you joined my Facebook group yet?  To be among the first to see my video quilting tutorials when I film them, please join us!

3) The Aurifil Block-of-the-Month is starting up!  (I’m Month 12 and my color is aqua so you can imagine how excited I am!)  To get directions to make the first month’s block, designed by Janet Clare, click here.   I made my own version in my Nordic Holiday collection for Contempo/Benartex (shipping this April), which you can see below.  I did a post for Aurifil awhile back talking about how I appliqué with their thread that you can reference here.  Many of you know that I like to use their heavyweight threads for appliqué, but for this month’s block I appliqués in 50 wt. thread in colors 2021 and 2065 because of the delicacy of the motif.  You can enter to win a 12 spool box of Aurifil thread each month simply by making the block and posting it at Pat Sloan’s website.

My Aurifil 2017 Block-of-the-Month Month 1 block, featuring prints from Nordic Holiday.
My Aurifil 2017 Block-of-the-Month Month 1 block, featuring prints from Nordic Holiday. I did all the embroidery using the triple-stitch on my BERNINA 780.

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Happy quilting!

Amanda

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