You may not be able to see it just yet, but autumn is on its way. It’s going to creep in, sweep you off your feet and leave you to wonder where summer has gone. Don’t worry though, you aren’t missing anything with summer soon gone, you are just simply awaiting the next amazing thing. Welcome the season that awakens all the senses! Feel the wind, taste the cider, smell the spices, hear the rustling of the leaves, and see the colors change. Best of all… this is the season to break out all the quilts!
We hand picked some of our favorite fall colors! Use these pretty shades to create a lap quilt for all things fall: Friday night football games, campfires, and simply cozy-ing up on the couch!
“Quilt as you go” is a fun technique in which you piece and quilt all at once so by the time you are finished with your top, all you have to do is bind, and then you have a finished project! It’s seriously as easy as 1, 2, 3.
Take a peek at Sue’s latest collection, Sweet Stems and learn a bit about English Paper Piecing!
You’ll find navy, pinks, greens, and greys in Sue’s Sweet Stems collection. A beautiful palette filled with lovely florals and vines. This line is so sweet, it comes with its own stories! Pick up the pattern, papers, and templates packets to unfold the designs of sweetwater, dragonfly, or hamlet.
Here is Sue at last month’s Missouri Star Academy event showing off some of her designs using Sweet Stems.
Valori Wells’ new collection is used in Jenny’s latest tutorial, the Roadmap Quilt. This collection is perfect for the spring/summer seasons and just absolutely beautiful. With so many stunning collections under her belt, we got curious about the inspiration behind Valori’s lastest designs.
Here’s what she had to say about getting her start in fabric design and working her way to her latest collection, Murmur.
“Murmur is my 41st collection of fabric, I have been designing for twenty-one years. My first collection released in 1998 and the fabric was inspired by my black and white photography. Over the years, I have grown as an artist and a fabric designer. I truly didn’t have a clue when I started just out of college with a Bachelor in Fine Arts in Photography. I have worked in a variety of different styles and techniques and about four years ago, I decided to mix it up… The first block printed collection was called Marks, designed with my mom, Jean Wells. I haven’t turned back since. I love creating blocks and panels of layered color and design, then interpreting the work into fabric design.”
“Murmur started with the hummingbirds that visit my garden every year. I stand on my chair patiently with my camera, capturing all their glory. By the end of the summer, I tend to have a bazillion images and definitely something magical. Among the hummingbirds, my kids and I plant over 300 sunflowers in our backyard and in pots on the deck. My camera ends up being filled with happy flowers and magical little birds!…”
“When I set out to carve my blocks, I found myself just creating without any fear or demands. I never know what I am going to get. I carve and print and print some more until things start appearing and coming together.”
“… My colors are inspired by nature, mixed with Pantone Home and Fashion colors, and my obsession with indigo and turquoise.”
One of the best parts about becoming a new parent, is getting to put together a nursery for the little one to come. Choosing the colors, theme, decor… etc, it’s a fun part of getting ready for a new baby.
All of our kids & baby prints are perfect for baby fever quilting, but our newest brand of fabrics will give you all the cutesy feels!
World of Susybee is a cute collection of woodland and jungle creatures like Lewe the Ewe, Knightly the Elephant, Flutter the Butterfly, and Zoe the Giraffe. With panels, kits, and perfect prints this collection makes putting a nursery together wildly fun.
Create a cuddly, snuggly pal with these fuzzy kits: