Caramel and Cocoa

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Hi everyone!  Hope you had a lovely weekend. 

We have had a busy one.  And have I mentioned the fact that our living room is the current repository for literally hundreds of yards of fabric that I am washing and ironing because I’m crazy?  It is chaos here.

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you to the fifth new pattern in my line – Caramel and Cocoa.  (Actually, “reintroduce” would be more accurate since she was previously published by APQ.  I have had so many inquiries about back issue availability that I added her to the line.)  She is a REALLY simple, modern take on a bargello quilt.

The blocks are 9″ wide.  There are no seams to align.  There are no borders to put on.  She couldn’t be simpler, really.

She is lap-sized – 63-1/2″ x 86″ – and was originally sewn in the Swiss Chocolate in the chocolate color palette.

She also looked good in mocha.  I had a hard time choosing.

But she works with bright colors too.  (This is where I really can’t wait to see what you all make.)  Here she is in Veranda.

She is fun.  Really fun to sew.

You can dress her up or down, try her in novelty fabrics or batiks – she is like a little black dress.  (Someone made her in black and white fabrics, actually, and sent me the link months ago and I can’t find it…. ARGHHHH!)

To make her you will need:

  • Bargello Blocks – 5/8 yard of 7 fabrics
  • Light Fabric – 1-7/8 yards
  • Dark Fabric – 1-7/8 yards
  • Binding – 5/8 yard for straight grain binding or 1 yard for bias binding
  • Backing – 5-1/2 yards

I hope that you like her!

Incidentally, all these patterns are currently being in the process of making their way through distributor channels.  Orders will be going out soon.  Your local quilt shop can order directly through me or they can order through Checker, E.E. Schenck, or United Notions.  And if you are looking for an online retail source, Fat Quarter Shop has already ordered them all so will have them soon.  If you are a shop that carries my line through a distributor, contact me and I’ll add a link to you on the sidebar of my blog!

Happy sewing!
Amanda

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