Lucky projects by A Quilter’s Table

We are so excited to have Debbie Jeske from A Quilter's Table here today to talk about how she was inspired to use the new collection Lucky by Lotta Jansdotter.


I knew when I got home from QuiltCon that I wanted to make the Double Scissor Keeper from Krista Hennebury's book, Make It, Take It: 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew with Friends. The pattern by Amy Friend/During Quiet Time is so clever, and I knew it would be a great gift idea for my quilting buddies. It was fortuitous that I had just received a bundle of Lucky by Lotta Jansdotter from Windham Fabrics, perfect for mixing and matching when making several. This line is a colorful mix of prints inspired by a trip Lotta made to India, and it was fun choosing how to pair them up.


Lucky for me, I had plenty of fabric to keep sewing, and with Krista's book still on my cutting table, I decided to try the Crafter's Retreat Apron by Krista Fleckenstein/Spotted Stones. I'd never had a craft apron and wondered how I'd like working with one, plus it simply looked fun to make. And it was! A little fussy cutting made easy work of making those cats the focus, and the bright Caribbean blue print (probably my favorite in the collection) made a perfect accent. Later, I found out that cat actually is a leopard, and he has a name! So Jerry, welcome to my studio!



Lastly, wanting to use as many of the Lucky prints as possible, I just couldn't resist making the Little Patchwork Tote by Ayumi Takahashi/Pink Penguin. I wasn't totally sure how the big spots or "moons" would work lined up together, but as you can see – delightfully.



You can check out all the fabrics in the Lucky line right here, as well as in the Lookbook. Thanks, Windham, for letting me take a little journey to a far-off place, fabric-style!


Fabric Friday Giveaway—Rumble by Whistler Studios


For this week's Fabric Friday Giveaway, get your hands on this adorable children's group, "Rumble" by Whistler Studios.



We think this collection would be a great one to use The Fat Quarter Shop's tutorial, Charm Box quilt.  Be sure to stop by their blog to see all the versions of this quilt in their blog hop. 




Leave a comment to be entered to win!!

This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Katrin. Congratulations, Katrin!


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Coming Soon—Jungle by French Bull


We are so excited to share with you these behind-the-scenes images from our recent photoshoot with "Jungle" by French Bull.  


Check out these ADORABLE animal appliqué designs drawn from the prints by Jackie Shapiro of French Bull and interpreted by appliqué impresario Casey York.


















The free patterns for these appliqués and associated quilts will be available on Windham Fabrics website.



This collection will be on sale to stores on April 1st and will be in your local quilt shop in September 2015.