If you are visiting over from BERNINA’s We All Sew blog where I’m talking about the BERNINA panel today, welcome! (And if you just happened onto my blog make sure to check out We All Sew!) My name is Amanda Murphy and I’m a Quilting and Longer Spokesperson for BERNINA, fabric designer for Benartex (and also OESD), and author with C&T Publishing. My latest patterns designed for my newest collection – Sparkle – just arrived on my doorstep so I thought I’d share. (The Sparkle fabric ships in March/April from Benartex (shops can order now) but I put the pattern up now in case you were doing last minute sewing for Christmas.)
First up… “Jingle” a quick and fun stocking pattern.
Next comes “Twinkle” – a 10” square-friendly whimsical modern quilt…
The third new pattern is a fun table topper that makes a great gift called, “Petals”…
Are you still with me? The last new pattern is my personal favorite – a variation on a Dresden Plate called “Firecracker”! (It actually isn’t quite here yet, but I’m expecting it by the end of the week, so I’m posting it with the others.)
Note: This giveaway is now closed. The lucky winners (by random number) are Ruth B who liked the red/blue/green snowflakes on white and Alicia Key, who like the stripes! Congratulations, ladies! Please send me your emails. For more a chance to win The Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book, follow along with the blog hop November 2nd – 12th!
I just returned from a very wet Market (record rains in Houston) where I shared the Contempo portion of the Benartex booth with my good friend Cherry Guidry.
Despite the weather, we had a lovely time and really enjoyed catching up with all the creative people at Market. This Market was pretty exciting for me because I had three new books debuting with C&T Publishing, as well as the BERNINA panel, new patterns and embroidery collections, and a fabric line with Benartex!
Today I wanted to introduce, Sparkle, my newest line for Benartex. It is called Sparkle and is a crisp and bright holiday line.
There are four new patterns for the Sparkle collection and they should be available in about three weeks. I’ll talk more about them then, but here is a sneak peek…
There is also a panel print for the Sparkle collection. (I designed two complimentary patterns to work with this panel, but I’ll save them to show another day.)
OESD has already digitized embroidery for Sparkle. It is available now so you can ask your local shop to order it. Writing a complimentary pattern to make these gift bags is on my to-do list this weekend.
I’ve already talked about the Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and Quilted Celebrations, but my coloring book for C&T, Modern Elegance, arrived on my doorstep while I was at Market, so all three books are now in my shop.
Is anyone (but my mom) still with me? If you are it is time for the giveaway! Benartex gave me a stack of 10” squares and a stack of 5” squares to give to you guys and I’m throwing in Modern Elegance too. We’ll have two winners – one wins the 10” squares and one the 5” and both win coloring books. To enter leave a comment telling me what Sparkle print you like best and please leave your contact info. One entry per person please. The deadline will be this Monday, which is actually the kickoff for my Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book blog hop over at C&T. (There will be giveaways of that book on different blogs for two weeks.)
I really hope you like Sparkle! Have a lovely weekend!
A question on The Free-Motion Idea Book/Sampler Facebook Group yesterday that I had not posted that BERNINA is bringing back my Sundance Sampler that I designed exclusively for them. They asked me ro revise the SKUs using Carina, which is in stores now, and these SKUs, as well as the directions, are available to U.S. BERNINA dealers. And (hint, hint) there might just be something to go along with all of this when automation for the Q 24 comes out!
Anyway, I’ve planned out three color stories this time.
I’m normally partial to aqua, but I think I’ll sew the pink this time for a change . What do you think?
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