I wanted to let you know that recently I designed a free pattern for BERNINA for a Zippered Rulerwork Bag at is now live, so hop on over to BERNINA and get the PDF directions and see the videos!
Also, below is a sneak peek of my new collection debuting for Spring Market, Folk Art Fantasy for Contempo Studios of Benartex.Yes, it coordinates with Sewing Room and I hope you love it!I am having so much fun sewing patterns with these fabrics right now – I can’t wait to show you!For a sneak peek of my FAVORITE print in the entire collection please join my Facebook Group!
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a five day class again at Empty Spools Seminars in Asilomar, CA in 2018 and I can’t wait!This is a beautiful retreat that is really unique – 5 days of intense study in small groups – amazing!I’ve designed a new modern sampler especially for this event incorporating a bunch of different techniques.More information can be found on the Empty Spools website so, if you are free March 18th-23rd of 2018, please join us!
While at QuiltCon I had a chance to sit down with Stephanie of Sit & Sew Radio, so if you are interested, hop on over to her site to listen!
Finally, Nordic Holiday fabric and patterns are now shipping to shops!If you don’t have a local shop, you can find the patterns here.
I hope you have a lovely weekend – happy quilting!
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!
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!
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!)
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…
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.