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Curious Dream Blog Hop

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At Fall Market 2016, we had an incredible display featuring the debut collection of “Curious Dream” by Angela Pingel !  We couldn’t get over how many fantastic projects were created with this line! From trendy apparel to statement making quilts, this collection is a subtle take on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland you have got to see.  If you haven’t checked out  the look book yet, click  here.

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The next 12 days are going to be packed full of sewing goodness! Follow along with the Curious Dream Blog Hop! What other Windham Fabrics collections can you pair with this dreamy fabric? Be sure to visit each stop to see!

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Curious Dream Blog Hop Stops 

Monday, December 12th – Windham Fabrics

Tuesday , December 13th – Kelly Bowser –Kelby Sews 

Wednesday, December 14th – Brooke Sellmann- Silly Mama Quilts 

Thursday, December 15th – Wendy Sheppard –Ivory Spring

Friday, December 16th – Rebecca Bryan – Bryan House Quilts  

Saturday, December 17th –  Chris Dodsley- Made by ChrissieD

Sunday December 18thAurifil

Monday, December 19th-  Jennie-  Clover & Violet 

Tuesday, December 20th – Stephanie Kendron – Modern Sewciety  

Wednesday, December 21st – Joanne from  The Fat Quarter Gypsy

Thursday, December 22nd – Heidi Staples – Fabric Mutt  

Friday, December 23rd – Round up post at Windham Fabrics

Be sure to comment on our post for a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of the line!

The giveaway will be open from now until 8PM PST on Thursday, December 22, 2016. The winner for this bundle will be picked at random and we will announce the name HERE on Friday, December 23, 2016.

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!

Happy hopping!

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Interview with Windham Fabrics Designer Felice Regina and her debut collection “Luna Sol”

Hello Fabric Lovers!

We are recovering from Fall Market and will be posting our recap about it really soon! We have so many new colelctions to share with you!

Today, we spoke with Windham Fabrics Designer , Felice Regina about her debut fabric collection, “Luna Sol” (which is in stores NOW). felice_regina_pink

 

Q: What’s the story and inspiration behind your collection?

Luna Sol is my personal interpretation of the moon bunny from East Asian folklore. I latched onto the idea of the moon bunny years ago as a metaphor for different aspects of my identity. To me, he represents cycles, introversion, introspection, and the nature of creativity. Just as the moon goes through phases, I’ve noticed I go through a regular cycle in my creative process. I also tend to live in my own little world most of the time, so the idea of a singular bunny living on the moon seemed fitting.

 

Q: What mood or point of view have you brought into this project?

I think I toe the line between childhood and adulthood in terms of my style. I want everything to be irresistibly cute yet I don’t want it to be juvenile. I think it brings us all to a place where we don’t worry about things being age-appropriate and we just focus on what makes us smile!

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Fat Quarter Bundle of Luna Sol by Felice Regina for Windham Fabrics

Q: How did your collaboration with Windham Fabrics come about?

I met one of my fabric design idols, Heather Ross, at Quilt Con 2015, and she introduced me to Mickey Krueger and the Windham team. I’ve heard people say “never meet your hero” before, but it seemed to work out well for me!

Q: How has your experience been working alongside Windham Fabrics on this collection?

10/10, would recommend! Laura Jaquinto is so perceptive and personable. She seems to instinctively know just how much guidance to offer to help me achieve my goals without steering me in an unnatural direction. She’s the kind of person who knows how to fan your creative flames and get you excited to work. I’m a little suspicious Crystal Nilpirom might be part cyborg, because she’s on top of coordinating everything 24/7. I never have to worry about anything falling through the cracks or being forgotten because she magically keeps everything on task.

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Luna Sol booth featured at Spring Market 2016


Q: Describe your creative process when designing fabric .

I start with the overall theme of the collection and make a list of anything and everything that comes to mind in relation to that theme. Once I have a long list, I go through and try to imagine how that object or idea would best be interpreted as a fabric. I’m thinking about repeat size, density, number of colors, directionality, etc. I sketch out quick, rough thumbnails (usually less than 30 seconds each) to visualize the layout. I try to find a balance of tossed designs, stripes, dots, simple and complex repeats so the collection will be well rounded before I even being making the artwork.

Making the actual artwork feels extremely relaxed once I have all the technical details figured out. Most of the times, it feels like I’m just doodling. The stress doesn’t kick in until the designs are complete and it’s time to select colors. I probably spend more time on color than illustration because the possibilities are infinite.

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“Northern Lights” Free Pattern by Felice Regina and available on Windham Fabrics


Q: Do you have a favorite quote or philosophy you live by?

Never stop learning and let curiosity be your guide.

Q: What are you up to when you’re not designing?

Wasting time on the internet, playing video games with my husband, and willfully ignoring the basket of clean laundry that needs to be put away.

Thank you so much Felice! Be sure to visit her at : http://www.sewscatterbrained.com/

Happy Sewing!

 

 

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First Blush Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the first day of the First Blush Blog Hop!  First Blush is the debut fabric collection from Ruby Red Designs. This collection can be seen in the First Blush Block of the Month, which is designed by It’s Sew Emma and uses a special 30 degree Starburst ruler by Creative Grids!

We have 18 days of fun filled fabric goodness!

Be sure to follow along! See the schedule below to see all of the beautiful projects made from this collection!

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First Blush Blog Hop Schedule 

Monday, October 10 – Chris Dodsley, made by ChrissieD

http://madebychrissied.blogspot.com/

 

Tuesday, October 11 – Sinta,  Pincushion

http://pinkpincushion.blogspot.com/

 

Wednesday, October 12 –  Fat Quarter Shop

http://fatquartershop.blogspot.com/

 

Thursday, October 13- Windham Fabrics/Two Blondes and a Sewing Machine

https://windhamfabrics.wordpress.com/

 

Friday, October 14- Jennie, Clover and Violet

http://www.cloverandviolet.com/

 

Saturday, October 15- Hilary Jordan, Aurifil

https://auribuzz.wordpress.com/

 

Sunday, October 16- Tina Egner, One Little Pooh

http://www.onelittlepooh.net

 

Monday, October 17 – Kristyne Czepuryk, Pretty by Hand

http://prettybyhand.com

 

Tuesday, October 18 – Allison Harris , Cluck Cluck Sew

http://cluckclucksew.com

 

Wednesday, October 19 – Erin Cox , Why Not Sew

http://whynotsew.blogspot.com

 

Thursday, October 20 – Angie Wilson, Gnome Angel

http://www.gnomeangel.com/blog-4/

 

Friday, October 21 – Debbie, Happy Little Cottage

http://happylittlecottage.blogspot.com

 

Saturday, October 22 – Heidi Staples , Fabric Mutt

http://fabricmutt.blogspot.com

 

Sunday, October 23 – Leanne Elliott , Daisy and Jack HANDMADE

http://www.daisyandjackhandmade.com

 

Monday, October 24- Greg Jones, Grey Dogwood Studio

http://greydogwoodstudio.com

 

Tuesday, October 25- Wendy Sheppard,  Ivory Spring

https://ivoryspring.wordpress.com

 

Wednesday, October 26 – Stephanie Lynn Denton ,Creative Reveries

http://creativereveries.blogspot.com

 

Thursday, October 27 – Lisa, Love to Color My World

http://lovetocolormyworld.blogspot.com

We are giving away a lot of wonderful prizes courtesy of  Windham Fabrics, Aurifil and Fat Quarter Shop! Be sure to visit each stop for a change to win!  Thank you to our partners!

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Fabric Friday – Christmas Edition!

Hello Fellow Fabric Lovers!

We hope you’ve been following along this week with the continuation of our Christmas in July Blog hop. We have two more outstanding projects featuring “Nordic Christmas” by Rosemarie Lavin Designs.

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Make the perfect pair of Pajama Pants to get you in the holiday spirit! These pajama pants were made from a McCall’s Pattern that is no longer in print, but we found another suitable pattern that can be found here .

Also, if you are looking to update your holiday decor , perhaps a stocking made from the knit sweater stripe would fit the bill? The free pattern for this stocking can be downloaded from our website here.

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Since it is Fabric Friday, one lucky person will win a FQ Bundle of this collection! Be sure to comment on this post with your favorite food to eat during the holidays and we’ll select a winner. Contest ends on Monday, August 8th, 2016 at 10 am est.

 

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Christmas in July Blog Hop! Day 2

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Hello Fabric Lovers!

It’s day 2 of our “Christmas in July” Blog Hop! We hope you are inspired by our postings and are able to find the perfect project for that special someone. Today, we are going to feature our Christmas collections which are all available in your local quilt shop right now!

Craft Paper Christmas by Whistler Studios

Make your Christmas handmade! This craft paper inspired collection by Whistler Studios features a fantastic word print, cheerful snowmen, a great sweater stripe, and an all over print that can easily be fussy cut. In the traditional shades of red and green accented with cream and the color of craft paper, make your home festive for the holidays!

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“Strips” by Stephanie Sheridan of Stitched Together Studios is a great free pattern from this collection.

 

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“Ribbons” by Stephanie Sheridan of Stitched Together Studios – we love the border on this quilt!

Both of these quilt patterns are FREE downloads from our website!

Storybook Christmas by Whistler Studios 

Bring some vintage holiday cheer to your home with this 1930’s Christmas collection! Never before seen, the holiday spirit is alive and well in this line. Frolicking snowmen, Santa and his reindeer’s, snow globes, bells and holly along with other signs of the season are delightfully rendered by Whistler Studios. Featuring an adorable book panel that makes the perfect gift for your littlest one.

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“Holiday Forest” by Wendy Sheppard

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A Storybook Christmas” by Wendy Sheppard

This pattern features the soft book panel, and makes a delightful and interactive quilt to cuddle under during the winter time.

If you’re looking for something a bit more traditional for your holiday spread, look no further than “Holiday Traditions” by Whistler Studios.

What better way to wish your loved ones a Merry Christmas than with a quilt made from Whistler Studio’s newest holiday themed collection? Featuring a placemat panel accented by bright reds, deep greens and metallic golds, this collection is ideal for accenting any Christmas décor.

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“Star Light, Star Bright”by Hilary Bobker  showcases this collection beautifully! Don’t forget to use the Placemat Panel for easy Holiday decor! Free pattern for the placemats can be found here!

Nordic Christmas by Rosmarie Lavin  is a delightful holiday collection! Stay warm this holiday season by wrapping yourself in a cozy quilt made from Rosemarie Lavin Design’s newest Christmas collection, Nordic Christmas. These Scandinavian inspired prints will add a touch of classic holiday nostalgia to any project. Also featuring a word print Christmas tree panel.

Check out this beautiful project “Joy Noel Peace”  by Heidi Pridemore using the panel! Perfect as a wall hanging!

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Our Christmas Booth Display at Fall Market 2015

GIVEAWAY ALERT!

You, lucky readers have a chance  to win a FQ bundle from one of these collections –

Please comment on this post below and tell us your favorite holiday memory!

Be sure to visit each stop on the hop for more chances to win and for more FANTASTIC projects!

Windham Fabric’s Christmas in July Blog Hop Stops

Day 1 : Wednesday , July 26th , 2016  Chris Dodsley of  Made by Chrissie D

Day 2 : Thursday, July 27th, 2016  Windham Fabrics

Day 3 : Friday, July 28th , 2016  Kristen Wright of Two Blondes and A Sewing Machine

Day 4 : Monday, August 1st, 2016 Wendy Sheppard of Ivory Spring

Day 5: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 Debby Kratovil of Debby Kratovil Quilts 

This giveaway is open to US residents only and closes on Wednesday, 3 August 2016 at 12 noon (EST). A winner will be chosen from the comments using a random number generator, contacted via email and shared at the bottom of this post. Giveaway bundles will be mailed directly from Windham Fabrics to the winner.

Best of luck!

 

 

 

 

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