Bubbles

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And finally, here is the last of the quilt patterns to debut at Market – Bubbles!

 

Don’t you love the little zigzag quilting on the sashing that Deborah Norris did?  Reminds me of ricrac.  And the little swirls in the bubbles themselves?  Yum!  I love Bubbles because it is REALLY fun to make and is a great vehicle to show off those great modern fabrics.

I used a thick, contrasting 12 wt. Sulky cotton for the applique, and love how it looks.  A few shop owners have remarked that this would be good to use for an embroidery class.  One sewer remarked that she was planning on using all the specialty stitches on her machine to attach the circles.  Why didn’t I think of that?  I guess I’ll have to make another quilt…  Another quilt- that is definitely what every girl needs, don’t you think?

It is so fun to arrange each block a little differently.  I used fusible applique, but you could just as easily use freezer paper templates for a more traditional finish.

I used the Sorbet color story of Veranda, which ships in August, but Bubbles would make an excellent scrap quilt as well.

My friend Mary test-quilted Bubbles for me using Central Park by Kate Spain. She used “Bubbles” in some of the blocks and left others plain. She also mitered corners for the first time, but I’ll let her tell you about it.
I posted my tutorial for mitering corners online recently, but it is also included in the Bubbles pattern.

I just found out this week that my pattern line is being picked up by two big distributors – hooray!  I’m very excited about that.

Hope you have a happy weekend filled with lots of sewing!
Amanda

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