Fabric Challenge from Windham Fabrics
|Broken Stripes Collection by Windham Fabrics|
and wondered if you would be interested in sewing a mini quilt for us with one of the new collections? Rules are 18 x 18 inches, and be as IMAGINATIVE as you want! :)
I SAID: Sure. Just send some companion fabrics.
|Solids from the New Colonies Collection|
What did I come up with? Tightknit Circles
|Tight Knit Circles by Debby Kratovil|
WOW!! I am amazed! I thought for sure you couldn't do anything that would look good with all those fabrics together, and boy have you proved me wrong!
Thanks Debby! This is excellent! :)
I had to laugh! It's like that cereal commercial where 3 little kids are sitting at the breakfast table with a bowl of new stuff and two of them argue back and forth as to which one should take the first taste.
"You eat it."
"No, you eat it."
"Let Mickey eat it!" and they push the bowl over to Mickey who takes the plunge.
I chose NOT TO USE those New Colonies solids and opted for a creamy white instead. Simple is the way to go.
I've been sewing for Windham Fabrics for about 8 years. Sometimes I create flops, but as long as they don't tell me WHAT to sew but just to put the fabrics together, I'm really able to let the fabrics dictate what they want to become.
The little quilt is in their New Jersey office ready to be shipped off to Fall Market to display in their booth. I'm offering no pattern here (yes, this is patterned - no loosey - goosey, free-wheeling cutting here) because I'm hoping a magazine will pick it up for publication. That's how I make my living, so I'm just showing it as eye candy.
But here is a free pattern made with the New Colonies Solids (I posted this before, but it's worth repeating).
|Fractured Jewels Free Pattern|
I had such a happy time making and quilting this. Hope you enjoyed seeing it!