Designer, fabric challenge, Fabric design

Refract: A Horizon Quilt by Tamara Kate

In preparation for the Horizon Challenge, we’ll bring you inspiration from our “Sewlebrities” all month! Next up, Tamara Kate with her quilt, Refract.

refract quilt

The Refract quilt is free to download on the Windham website!

refract quilt detail3

I love a good challenge, so when presented with Grant’s Horizon fabrics, I jumped at the opportunity to design a quilt with them as these large-stroke, painterly prints are outside my usual wheelhouse. I was particularly attracted to the lush colors in the prints and to the way the strokes of color change (subtly or dramatically) along the length of the fabrics. 

refract quilt detail2

I chose to play with the simple shape of an equilateral triangle to let the fabrics really speak for themselves and to dissect these triangles in order to play with the aforementioned color changes. I love how bold the finished product is!  ~Tamara Kate

refract quilt2

refract quilt detail

Refract detail: backed with Bedrock in Indigo


Tamara is a licensed fabric and product designer, quilter, teacher and spokesperson for Janome Canada who is best known for the playful and joyous use of colour she employs in her designs. Both her fabrics and her quilts have been featured in a number of North American quilting magazines and she regularly creates original quilts for companies within the textile industry. 

Find Tamara on Instagram, Facebook and Kayajoy.com!

bio photo tk2019


Horizon Fabric by Grant Haffner is shipping to stores this month!

Learn more about Grant Haffner by visiting his website: granthaffner.com

Get involved and enter a quilt or project in the Horizon Challenge!

Click HERE for details.

horizon v5_1200


Join the Windham newsletter! You’ll be entered to win a fabric bundle and, once you sign up, you’re entered for life!

CLICK HERE!

Let’s get social!

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

 

 

Standard
Designer, fabric challenge, Fabric design, Modern Fabric, New Fabric

Starry Dreams: A Horizon Quilt by Joanna Marsh

starry Dreams V1

“I’m a sucker for bright, bold prints. Grant Haffner‘s Horizon collection for Windham Fabrics, is so inspiring! I loved the linear look of the prints and knew I wanted to create a quilt that showed these lines radiating out from the center of a block. Star blocks are my favorite, and I really enjoy the precision of foundation paper piecing that create the Starry Dreams blocks. I also fell hard for the Windham Artisan Cottons and knew they needed to be a supporting player in this game. Starry Dreams is the quilt that was born out of love for these collection, and there’s a free pattern available from Windham so you can create your own! Since I’m so inspired by these fabrics, I’d love to challenge you to check out the Horizon Challenge!” ~Joanna

starry dreams v2

Horizon Challenge

“Now that I’ve gushed about how much I love the Horizon fabrics, I’m excited to announce that I’ll be a guest judge for the Windham Fabrics Horizon Challenge! Check out the rules by clicking HERE and pick up some of your favorite Horizon fabrics (shipping to stores in February 2020). You’ll swoon over the prizes!! The Horizon Challenge wraps up in May 2020, and the winners announced shortly after.”

Click on the image for the free downloadable quilt pattern!

Horizon Fabrics

You can check out the full collection of Horizon fabrics and shop for inspiration from other designer projects. And the sky is the limit, so use that creativity! Best of luck to you, and happy sewing!

Horizon V1_stack

Joanna Marsh is a longarm quilter and pattern designer who lives in Texas with her husband and 3 yo daughter.  She has a great appreciation for modern traditional quilt design, bright colors that make your soul sing, and custom quilting.
JoannaMarsh
Instagram @kustomkwilts

Join the Windham newsletter! You’ll be entered to win a fabric bundle and, once you sign up, you’re entered for life!

CLICK HERE!

Let’s get social!

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

Standard
Designer, Fabric design, Giveaway, Modern Fabric, New Fabric, Quilt Market

I Missed Quilt Market Giveaway Extravaganza!

IMG_8658

The “I Missed Quilt Market” giveaway extravaganza!

If you were unable to attend @QuiltMarket, you were sincerely missed and we don’t want you to be left out. Therefore, we’re hosting a wonderful, one of a kind giveaway just for you! We have two sets of specialty designer snack packs to give away. Get your hands on a preview of our hottest 9 new collections that were featured in our booth this year. Each snack pack includes a 5” x 20” (approximate) strip of every sku from its corresponding collection.

IMG_8661IMG_8668IMG_8667IMG_8666IMG_8665IMG_8660IMG_8669IMG_8662

We’ll be doing one giveaway on our Instagram account, and another separate giveaway  here on our Snip-its blog (windhamfabrics.wordpress.com).

The rules to enter are as follows:

  • You must be following @WindhamFabrics (we will be checking!)
  • You must answer all five of the following questions correctly
  • Tag a friend in the same comment with your answers so that they can play along as well.
  • You may enter on both our Instagram and Blog, but you can only win once.

Both winners will be announced on Friday, November 10th, 2017. We will post on each platform to share the good news, as well as contact the winner through a direct message.

The questions are:

  1. What was our Booth number at Quilt Market?
  2. Which 5 designers took over our Instagram account leading up to the show?
  3. How many colors are in our new basics collection, Bedrock? @WindhamBasics #WindhamBedrock
  4. Which designer showcased TWO new collections at this Quilt Market, at the same time?
  5. Which featured designer was the winner of the Uppercase Magazine new designer competition?

Good Luck!

 

Standard
Blog Hop, Designer, Fabric design, Giveaway, Modern Fabric, New Fabric, Tutorials

Christmas in July Blog Hop!

Xmas Blog Hop

Hello Fabric lovers!

Today we are kicking off our Christmas in July Blog Hop! Follow along this week for some great gift worthy projects! See the schedule below and be sure to follow our blog and comment on our post for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of the line!

The giveaway will be open from now until 8 PM PST on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The winner for this bundle will be picked at random and we will announce the name HERE on Monday, July 24, 2017.

This giveaway is open to everyone, USA and International.

If  you’re a “no reply” or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

 

Monday, July 17– Chris Dodsley, Made by Chrissie D

http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com/

 

Tuesday, July 18- Sam Hunter, Hunter’s Design Studio

https://huntersdesignstudio.com/blog/

 

Wednesday, July 19 –Debby Kratovil, Debby Kratovil Quilts

http://debbykratovilquilts.blogspot.com/

 

July 20- Brooke Sellmann, Silly Mama Quilts

http://www.sillymamaquilts.com/

 

Friday, July 21- Jennie at Clover and Violet

http://www.cloverandviolet.com/

 

Saturday, July 22nd – Wendy Sheppard, Ivory Spring

https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/

Happy Hopping!

 

 

 

 

Standard
Designer, Fabric design, Modern Fabric, New Fabric

Fabric Friday! Guest Post by Kristen of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

Hello again and Happy FABRIC FRIDAY!!! Heather Ross’ new line Sleeping Porch has been popping up on social media all over the place as it arrives in stores. I am so inspired by the projects I’ve seen with it so far.

This line is truly versatile and I continue to dream up more projects with it!

img_2558

 

My third garment I made with the fabric is the Sutton Blouse. It’s so so perfect! The pattern is a flowy top just perfect for this line. I cannot wait to wear it on our next date night! Spring is almost here in Texas and the lightweight feel of lawn is the dream for Texas spring.

img_2557

 

My next project I want to share with you is something very special to me. About two months ago I hit a creative block. I didn’t have a desire to sew and I honestly didn’t have time with an eight month old that didn’t nap and wanted mom 100% of the time. Enter Suzy Quilts. She started a series called Sew Mojo and I was truly inspired. I loved the simplicity of the project, yet it’s ability to give you freedom and still grow your skills. This mini is based off of Sew Mojo #2. It was so fun sewing this together with no real rules and then playing with hand quilting afterwards. The perfect project.

 

img_2559

img_2560

 

The last project I want to share with you is a work in progress. If you’ve been venturing around the quilting world for a while you may have come across Wild Boho’s embroidery hoops. They are GORGEOUS!!! I was lucky enough to snag her first book Boho Embroidery and have been dreaming of making one myself. She is hosting a #bohosal for the year and I chose three of the prints from Sleeping Porch to be my projects. I’m beyond excited about it and the idea of having something to come to all year for some creative fun!

img_2561

 

Ok, so it’s official. Sleeping Porch has stolen my heart. I cannot wait to see what starts popping up as more and more of you get your hands on it!

 

Happy Sewing!

 

Kristen of Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

 

 

Standard