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Modern Madness 2014 – Semi Finals Part 1

Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics

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Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9

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Just click on the links to refresh your memory of the lines and register your vote on our form below!

Modern Madness 2014 – Quarter Final Results!

Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics – 53% (84 votes)
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics – 47% (75 votes)

Simply Style by V and Co for Moda – 42% (67 votes)
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 – 58% (92 votes)

Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics – 28% (45 votes)
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman – 72% (114 votes)

Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics – 27% (43 votes)
Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics – 73% (116 votes)

Win a copy of Fat Quarterly’s new book

Our new book, Fat Quarterly Quilt Colour Workshop is now out and today you can be in with a chance of winning a copy by commenting on this post.

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In this book, we talk about colour theory and how to use it in your quilt designs.  There are big projects, small projects, new block designs and of course, plenty of talk about colour theory.  This quilt of John’s uses a complementary colour scheme based around blue.

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There is a chapter for each of the primary and secondary colours together with projects that demonstrate different colour theories.  Such as this green monochrome pillow by Tacha.

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There are also block designs made up in varieties of different solid and print colour combinations to demonstrate the different effects different colour schemes can create within the same basic design.  Screen Shot 2014-05-01 at 06.16.48My Modern Vintage Wedding Ring quilt pushed me right out of my comfort zone into using purple (a colour I used to fear) in a split complementary colour scheme.  I used 1930s repros combined with low volume prints to create a modern version of a wedding ring quilt which was actually designed to look as though I’d found it in my grandmother’s attic.

 

 

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If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book, leave a comment on this post and we will pick a winner randomly a week from today.

Issue 17 Pre-cuts III

Issue 17 – Pre-cuts III is OUT NOW!!!!

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We all love pre-cuts. They are the best way of getting an entire line of fabric into your projects. There are plenty of Patterns out there for using fat quarters, layer cakes or even jelly rolls so we thought this issue we would focus on the smallest of the pre-cuts – the Mini Charm Pack. These 2 1/2″ square packs are more versatile than you might think…

And of course, there are also a few patterns in this issue using other sized pre-cuts.

Go to the Issue 17 page to find out more.

By |April 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Modern Madness 2014 – Quarter Finals

We’re down to our final 8! Unfortunately we had to say goodbye to Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics after the knockout round.

Here are our remaining 8:

Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Simply Style by V and Co for Moda
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics

Just click on the links to refresh your Memory of the lines and Register your vote on our form below!

By |April 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Round 3 Results and Knockout vote!

Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics – 53% (70 votes)
Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics – 47% (63 votes)

Comma by Zen Chic for Moda – 50% (66 votes)
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics – 50% (67 votes)

Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics – 47% (62 votes)
Simply Style by V and Co for Moda – 53% (71 votes)

Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics – 50% (66 votes)
Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics – 50% (67 votes)

Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 – 55% (73 votes)
Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics – 45% (60 votes)

Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics – 38% (51 votes)
Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics – 62% (82 votes)

Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics – 33% (51 votes)
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman – 67% (103 votes)

Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics – 52% (69 votes)
2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda – 48% (64 votes)

Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics – 68% (90 votes)
Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics – 32% (43 votes)

The votes are tallied and we have your picks to go forward into the Quarter Finals!!!

Just one slight problem! Instead of 8 lines we have 9 so we need to whittle down our contenders to just 8. We originally stated that we would do this by knocking out the line that received the least votes. But having thought about it that seems a little unfair.

So we decided the fairest way to do this was to put it to a vote again! But this time we want you to vote for the line you want to KNOCKOUT and not for your favourite line.

Once again vote for the line that you want to KNOCKOUT and NOT your favourite.

By |April 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Modern Madness Round 3 – Hand Drawn Garden v. Botanics

Thank you for letting us know we were missing a pair in the voting.

Please vote for your favourite from Hand Drawn Garden or Botanics here:

By |April 17th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Modern Madness 2014 – Round 3

Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics
Comma by Zen Chic for Moda
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
Simply Style by V and Co for Moda
Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics
Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda
Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics
Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics

If you have never heard of the line or just need a quick refreshment of all the prints, just click on the link to view more information on each line.

Voting to close on April 24th.

By |April 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Modern Madness 2014 – Round 2 Results

Region 1 – Round 2

Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics – 64% (89 votes)
Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics – 36% (50 votes)

Comma by Zen Chic for Moda – 77% (107 votes)
Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics – 23% (32 votes)

Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics – 51% (71 votes)
Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics – 49% (68 votes)

Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics – 68% (94 votes)
Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics – 32% (45 votes)

Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 – 58% (81 votes)
Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics – 42% (58 votes)

Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka – 47% (66 votes)
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics – 53% (73 votes)

Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics – 62% (86 votes)
Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda – 38% (53 votes)

Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics – 61% (85 votes)
Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda – 39% (54 votes)

Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics – 71% (98 votes)
PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda – 29% (41 votes)

Region 2 – Round 2

Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics – 66% (81 votes)
Posy by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics – 34% (42 votes)

Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics – 19% (23 votes)
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics – 81% (100 votes)

Simply Style by V and Co for Moda – 70% (86 votes)
Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics – 30% (37 votes)

Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics – 55% (68 votes)
Tsuru by Rashida Cole for Cloud9 Fabrics – 45% (55 votes)

Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda – 24% (29 votes)
Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics – 76% (94 votes)

Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics – 50% (62 votes)
Acacia by Tula Pink for Freespirit Fabrics – 50% (61 votes)

Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman – 84% (103 votes)
Collage by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics – 16% (20 votes)

Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics – 31% (38 votes)
2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda – 69% (85 votes)

Chirp Chirp by Momo for Moda – 20% (24 votes)
Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics – 80% (99 votes)

By |April 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

By Hand London – Kickstarter Appeal

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By Hand London is a UK based sewing pattern label and little gang of general making and fabric enthusiasts which are now also moving into print-on-demand fabrics.

They are planning to offer not only a custom printing option (for if you feel up to designing yourself), but also a highly curated gallery of readymade designs (for if you don’t).

The gallery of readymade designs will be created through collaboration with emerging artists, designers and students and by open-to-anyone-and-everyone competitions voted on by our online community. They have already started building up our gallery! You can see their first fabric design from textile designer Eloise Jephson and the fabric design competition they just launched here.

For details of how to help them get started by supporting their Kickstarter fund visit here.