Today is my day on the blog hop and I wanted to tell you a little bit about my relationship with my very creative and talented friends, Marie Bostwick and Deb Tucker. This is our second collaboration between the three of us and Island Batik and Aurifil Thread. I have know both these ladies for about 10 years or so. And it is truly a pleasure to work with them in this industry. Marie is a fabulous author and Deb an extremely talented designer. Most of you know what I do.... So I won't bore you with the details.
Any who, we have all come together to present to you my newest fabric line that I h have utilized to create a new quilt pattern designs of my own, and then Deb used it to create a new quilt to go along with Marie's book, Just In Time. Together with Aurifil Threads I curated a collection of threads that compliments my fabric collection. Here is a little video short to preview the collection.
The patterns that I designed around this collection are below.
Slice of Pie
Brick by Brick
Mountains and Plains
The soft colors of purples and pinks coupled with the creams really make these patterns sing and give them a truly modern feel. And I can't forget, you know I am a Quiltworx Certified Instructor so I couldn't resist creating this beautiful Autumn Pines pattern of Judy Niemeyer's in my collection. The pattern is available here.
Deb created her New Beginnings quilt below based on Marie's book Just in Time. You can download her free pattern here from Marie's site. I love Deb's blog post from yesterday too... see the variations on this quilt here.
Marie's book is just as inspiring and uplifting. If you haven't read it, you must put it on your list of to reads.... Check her book out here.
Working with Island Batik has been a dream come true for me. This signature collection is one of my favorites thus far and I have many more in store for you in the upcoming years!! Yes, I said years!!!
I truly hope that you enjoy this collection as much as I do! The fabric is available on my site here and the patterns are there too. The best part is if you want the patterns right away you can choose between a PDF download or a printed pattern.
Oh and speaking of patterns, there is a GIVEAWAY too!! Yes, you can enter to win a bundle of each of these pattern. One lucky winner will receive a copy of each of the above patterns!!! Just enter below in the rafflecopter.a Rafflecopter giveaway
And how can I forget this great tuffet that was made by my friend Sharyn Cole of the Tuffet Source! Isn't it fabulous?
Wishing you all the best! Oh and don't forget to join me for my Watch Me Wednesday today where I will be showing you things from this collection. It will be on my Facebook Page here at 1:30 MST. See you then!
Here is the rest of the schedule for the blog hop:
Until Next Time....