Well the word is that Feathers & Flourishes is starting to ship to shops – YAY! So excited to see what you make with this line!
The free patterns that go with this collection are now available for download. The first is called Cinema and is a 2-1/2”-strip-friendly bargello quilt reminiscent of 1920s design.
I have to brag for a minute – my daughter quilted most of this one using rulers on the BERNINA Q24! Proud mom!
The second pattern is called Evolutions and is a re-release of a pattern formerly in my line that was just perfect for this collection. (The blue version is in a box on its way to BERNINA University and I forgot to snap a picture of it so I’ll have to show you that one later. Special thanks to Jo Anne and Traci for helping with these!)
You can get the other patterns that go with this collection in my shop or, better yet, please consider asking your local quilt shop to order them. The local shops are the lifeblood of this industry and we want them to do well!
If you make something and have an instagram account please post to Instagram with the #amandamurphydesign and @amandamurphydesign labels – my user name is AMANDAMURPHYDESIGN.
Note: The winner of this giveaway is Mary, who loves nature-inspired collections with dark colors mixed in. Congratulations Mary and thanks for commenting everyone! I am underwater with prep for BERNINA University right now so haven’t gotten to respond to all of your comments but I did read them. Thanks for the GREAT ideas! – Amanda
My 4 new Feathers & Flourishes patterns will all be in by the end of the week! I’m so excited I thought we’d do a giveaway for a full set of patterns! (All were pieced on the BERNINA 780 and quilted on the BERNINA Q 24.)
Here’s the rundown…
If you like the patterns and fabric, if you would ask your local shop to order them I’d really appreciate it. They listen to you guys!
For those of you who don’t have a local shop, the patterns will be up in my shop, but will not ship until early next week ’cause I need folding time! Also, you’ll notice my shop is in a bit of a transition and some of my patterns and books are shown. I’m rebuilding it so that I have the ability offer PDFs so international customers and I’ll be adding items back over the next few weeks.
Ready for a chance to win a full set of patterns? If so, tell me what type of style or theme you’d like to see in my next collection by commenting at the bottom of this post. (If you buy a set of patterns before you win, you can opt for other patterns in my line instead so no worries.) You may have to click on the title of the post to see the comment area at the bottom. Limit one entry per person please and make sure to leave a way for me to contact me if you win if your email settings are private. The deadline to enter will be two weeks from now so end of day on June 30th. Also, if I don’t respond to all comments like I normally try to do, I apologize. I have new projects and fabric due for BERNINA University in July so things are crazy around here!
For another chance to win, head over to Brewer’s blog and follow the instructions to enter! Good luck!
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!