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.

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

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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. 

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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

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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. 

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

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