Technicolor in Jubilee! (plus Cyber-Monday sale and a giveaway)

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The winner of this giveaway is Sharon Krulitz!  Congratulations, Sharon!  Send me your address and I’ll get your prize on its way!

So a question in my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy, the other day reminded me that there was a Jubilee quilt that I never blogged about.  Actually I never even photographed!  Whoops!  So I’d like to belatedly share Technicolor in the reds and golds of Jubilee!

This one is super simple (in reality is is a huge wedge-quilt) and it just glowed one it was done!  It was quilted in Aurifil thread on my BERNINA Q24 but it would actually be just as easy to execute this one on a domestic machine by quilting around the circles and then quilting the liens that radiate out from the center.  What really makes the quilting here is the contrast between the straight line quilting and the free-motion.  Really the free-motion could be anything from meanders to paisleys to just loosely following the design on the fabric, which is what I did here.  It is the CONTRAST with the straight line quilting that creates the energy here.

One of the best things about this pattern is that once you create the wedges for one quilt, you are left with the reverse of those wedges so you can make a second quilt just with the addition of background fabric!  In fact, when I made this quilt I was left with a set of wedges that I’m going to give away – details below.

If you are interested in the Jubilee SKU info for Technicolor you can find it here.

This looks so different from the original Technicolor pattern I made in Free-Motion Fantasy, doesn’t it?  It is always amazing what color can do…

If you are lucky enough to have a local quilt shop you can order the pattern through them, because I always like to support them if possible!  If you don’t have a local shop you can find the printed pattern here or the PDF pattern here(PDF patterns are 25% off for CYBER MONDAY in my shop using the code THANKFUL.)

So that is it – now for the giveaway.  Just comment below telling me about your favorite quilting notion.  The one you can’t live without.  A winner will be chosen randomly from the comments.  Just to get you started, mine might be my weighted seam ripper.  LOL but seriously it is!  One entry per person please.  This contest will be open until midnight this Saturday, December 1st.

In the meantime – happy quilting!

Amanda

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Thankful Quilting Collection (Sneak Peek!)

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Hi everyone!

I’m back home after Quilt Market and Festival and, in addition to drawing fabric for next year, the holiday season is in full swing!  How did that happen?  I swear only two weeks ago it was July…  Does anyone else feel this way?

I thought that, given the time of year, it would be a great time to give you a sneak peek of what is coming NEXT year – my Thankful line for Contempo of Benartex.  A modern autumn-themed line to fill what I think is a hole in the industry. Are you with me?  If you love it please do me a huge favor and ask your local shop to place an order… I really want to prove that there is a market for traditionally themed prints but with a modern edge!

The Thankful portion of my booth at Quilt Market. (I’ll share the Christmas pieces and collection you can see a peek of on the far left another day.)
Some Thankful prints…

There are always so many traditional autumn-themed prints but very little in the more modern direction, so I made a case to Benartex that there was a market for a fall-themed line that coordinated effortlessly with one’s home. I am so excited about this line and can’t wait to see what you all make!

There are 18 SKUs in this collection, plus a panel with infinite project possibilities!

The Thankful panel

I used my favorite print print from the collection on the back of this pillow…

Only a quilter would show the back first, right?  So now for the front…  This new pattern is called, “Plenty”.

A detail from the pillow from my “Plenty” pattern. (Starring Thankful paired with Aurifil thread!)

Plenty is super easy as perfect placement is not required, and it can be finished into a pillow, table runner, or bed runner!  And it will come with a download code for SVG files for those of you out there who have digital fabric cutters.

The bed runner and pillow from “Plenty”.

The runner graces the cover of the pattern.

But, if you are more of a piecer, you might really enjoy my new Autumn Leaves pattern.   I’m excited about this one.  It is quick and super fun to piece.  There is a light version too that I’ll show you when the pattern ships.

Did I mention it is fat-quarter friendly?

 

Autumn Leaves was quilted with my new pantograph from my Pumpkin Quilting Collection LA80208 from OESD. It is digitized for both domestic embroidery machines and longarms.

 

Look at these lovely casserole carriers that By Annie made for me featuring the Thankful fabric… I love them!  (For those of you who haven’t tried Annie’s patterns, they are SO great.  Even a bag-novice like me can figure them out!)

Annie’s casserole carriers at Market. And did I mention there is a coordinating Thankful OESD embroidery collection? You can see some of it on the towels peeking out from underneath…
A casserole and pie carrier in Thankful by ByAnnie.com

The Plenty and Autumn Leaves patterns will come out late this year and the fabric will ship in March/April, so there is plenty of time to do projects for next year’s holidays!  If you want to be the very first to hear when the patterns ship, please join my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy.

Good Measure Rulers in the final packaging

Speaking of shipping, some of you have written to me about my Brewer Rulers.  They are expecting that shipment over at Brewer literally any day now.  It took a little longer than expected to get the packaging but as soon as the warehouse receives it I’ll post in my Facebook Group so dealers are aware and place orders. (BU orders will automatically ship.)

Good Measure Rulers – with lots of markings and a non-skid backing!

Oh – and one more thing. Benartex is kitting the quilts from my Diamond, Ruby, And Platinum Jubilee patterns, so if you are interested you can ask your local shop to order even if they don’t carry yardage!

Clockwise from the top right, Diamond, Ruby, and Platinum Jubilee, now available as kits through your shop from Benartex!

So thanks for letting me share Thankful. And thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the support that keeps me and others like me designing for this industry.  Have a lovely Thanksgiving and happy quilting!

Amanda

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Where can I find the Jubilee fabric collection?

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Hi everyone!  I’ve gotten inundated with emails asking where people can find the Jubilee fabric collection.  As many of you know, this collection sold out at BERNINA University, but a whole bunch more arrived in the US to be bolted and shipped this past week, so I thought it would be a good time to ask Benartex for a list of shops that placed orders.  (BERNINA has a 6 month exclusive on this collection and it will also be popping up internationally in a couple of months.) Also, shops can order kits of the quilts below from Benartex (even if they don’t order yardage) for delivery in December, so now would be the time to ask them to place an order!

Some of my patterns featuring Jubilee. Clockwise from the top left: Diamond Jubilee, Ruby Jubilee, Platinum Jubilee, and the Jubilee Ruler Panel.

 

And one more… my Hanging Ruler Organizer to transport rulers to class or to display them in your studio!

Keep in mind this isn’t a complete list as shops can also order through distributors and I have no way of tracking those orders.  (If you are a shop who isn’t included on this list please private message me in my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy, and I’ll add you.)  Also, this is a list of shops that have yardage.  It doesn’t necessarily include shops that ordered Jubilee 125th Anniversary Quilt kits from BERNINA.

So, without further ado, the following shops in the US have ordered Jubilee:

Alabama
Robin’s Sewing Shoppe

Arkansas
Amy’s Fun Fabric & More
Roger’s Sewing Center
Sew in Heaven
The French Seam

Arizona
Quilt n’ Sew Connection
Sun Valley Quilts
The Bernina Connection
The Quilt Basket

California
Authorized Vac & Sew
Quilt’n Thyme Sew & Vac
Redlands Sewing Center
Sew Hut
Sewing Arts Center
The Quilter’s Studio
Upland Vac & Sew

Colorado
Cortez Quilt Co. & More
High Country Quilts
The Presser Foot

Delaware
Hayes’Sewing Machine Company

Florida
Bee’s Quilt Shop & Studio
Byrd’s Nest Quilting
Margie’s Sew Much Fun
Once Upon A Quilt
Paula’s Fine Fabrics
The Stitchers Quest

Georgia
Atlanta Sewing Center
Augusta Sewing Center

Iowa
Inspired to Sew

Idaho
Becky’s Fabrics & Bernina Lewiston
Idaho Sewing & Vacuum

Illinois
Top Shelf Quilts
Linda Z’s Sewing Center
Peace & Applique Quilt Shop
Quilting in the Valley

Indiana
Rossville Quilts
Love It Sew

Kansas
Bernina Sewing Center

Louisiana
Fabric Boutique
Quilt N’ Stitch

Maryland
Material Girls

Michigan
Ann Arbor Sewing Center
Fabric Affair

Minnesota
Pine Needles Quilt & Sew

Missouri
Appletree Quilting Center
Bits & Pieces
Merrily We Quilt Along
The Golden Needle

Mississippi
Bernina Sewing Etc.
Heirlooms Forever

North Carolina
Asheville Cotton Co.
Loving Stitches
Sew Much Fun!
Sew Original
We’re Sew Creative

North Dakota
Dakota Sew & So

Nevada
Quiltique

New York
Aurora Sewing Center
Grandmother’s Thimble
Patchwork Plus

Ohio
Beth’s Creative Stitchery
Chestnut Ridge Sewing
Quilt Beginnings

Oklahoma
Bernina of Oklahoma City

Oregon
Quilting Delights
Stretch & Sew Fabrics

South Carolina
Accent Sewing
Bernina Sewing Center

Tennessee
Bernina Sewing Machine Station

Texas
A Nimble Thimble
Cupcake Quilts
Fabric Carousel
Patches & Scraps
Pins & Needles Quilting & Fabrics

Utah
Nuttall

Washington
E-Z Knit Fabrics
Janean’s Bernina

Wisconsin
Bigsby’s Sewing Center
Brubaker Swg & Furniture
Sew Much More

Jubilee will be shipping internationally in December.  It is a bit more difficult for me to find out where they ship internationally since I’m completely depend on international distributors to send me that information but if you are having trouble you can post in my Facebook Group, Quilting with Amanda Murphy, and I’ll see if I (or a dealer who is in there) can help.

Happy quilting!

Amanda

 

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