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Modern Madness Region 2 – Round 2

Here goes with Region 2 – round 2:

Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics
Posy by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics
Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Simply Style by V and Co for Moda
Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Tsuru by Rashida Cole for Cloud9 Fabrics
Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda
Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
Acacia by Tula Pink for Freespirit Fabrics
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Collage by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics
2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda
Chirp Chirp by Momo for Moda
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 is open until Friday 11 April.

Modern Madness Region 2 – Round 1 Results

Boho by Urban Chiks for Moda – 25% (36 votes)
Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics – 75% (107 votes)

Posy by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics – 76% (108 votes)
Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka – 24% (35 votes)

Flats by Angela Yosten for Moda – 35% (50 votes)
Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics – 65% (93 votes)

Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics – 74% (106 votes)
Cameo by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics – 26% (37 votes)

Wildflower Wood by Lynette Anderson Lecien – 15% (21 votes)
Simply Style by V and Co for Moda – 85% (122 votes)

Bark and Branch by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 Fabrics – 50% (71 votes)
Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics – 50% (72 votes)

Elk Grove by Jay-Cyn for Birch Fabrics – 22% (32 votes)
Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics – 78% (111 votes)

Sardinia By Jessica Swift for Blend Fabrics – 20% (28 votes)
Tsuru by Rashida Cole for Cloud9 Fabrics – 80% (115 votes)

Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda – 42% (60 votes)
Free Range by Monaluna Fabrics – 58% (83 votes)

Just my type by Patty Young for Michael Miller fabrics – 47% (67 votes)
Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics – 53% (76 votes)

Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda – 24% (35 votes)
Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics – 76% (108 votes)

Acacia by Tula Pink for Freespirit Fabrics – 78% (112 votes)
The Fall Collective 2013 by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics – 22% (31 votes)

Full Moon Lagoon by Mo Bedell for Andover Fabrics – 22% (31 votes)
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman – 78% (112 votes)

Pam Kitty Picnic by Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse Dry Goods – 36% (52 votes)
Collage by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics – 64% (91 votes)

Wrens and Friends by Gina Martin for Moda – 49% (70 votes)
Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics – 51% (73 votes)

2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda – 73% (104 votes)
Henna by Beth Studley for Makower Fabrics – 27% (39 votes)

Chirp Chirp by Momo for Moda – 59% (84 votes)
First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita for Lecien – 41% (59 votes)

Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics – 64% (91 votes)
Florence by Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit Fabrics – 36% (52 votes)

By |April 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

And the winner is …

And the winner of Thomas Knauer’s new book, Modern Quilt Perspectives …

 … chosen by random number generator …
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 … is Anita …  Congratulations Anita, please get in touch so we can send you your copy!  Screen Shot 2014-04-04 at 18.47.21
By |April 4th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Fat Quarterly Needs You!

We are now looking for submissions for our next two issues.  Zakka, deadline end June and Christmas, deadline end September.  We are also looking for eight volunteers for the Zakka issue’s Designer Challenge, each of whom will be sent seven fat eighths of these cute Retro Bake prints from Makower to make some kind of Zakka – pouches, slippers, eye masks, bags, tea towels, pot holders, tea cosies, tablet cases, cafetiere cosies – etc etc etc.

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If you are interested in either of the above, please email lynne@fatquarterly.com including (i) your proposal; (ii) a photo of something you’ve designed and made in the past – we are looking at design, finish, fabric choices and photography; and (iii) your social media links including blog, instagram etc.  Please put “Fat Quarterly Zakka Proposal”, Fat Quarterly Christmas Proposal” or “Fat Quarterly Designer Challenge” in the heading of your email.  We look forward to hearing from you!

By |April 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Modern Madness Region 1 – Round 2

Round 1 votes have now been tallied for both regions so we are ready to kick off round 2.

Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics
Comma by Zen Chic for Moda
Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics
Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics
Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics
PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda

Just click on the links if you need to refresh your Memory of how the lines look…

Voting is open until 4 April

By |March 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Made from Fat Quarterly

“You had a blog post and asked people what they would do with the jelly roll if they won it. I said I would make this quilt pattern and donate it to the Kalamazoo Autism Center for a fundraiser. Well, long story as to why it took so long, but it is now finished and donated. I combined the jelly roll I won with a Kona solids jelly roll to make this. It is backed and bound with a chartreuse green. Thank you so much for the prize and contribution to the Kalamazoo Autism Center!!!”

From Stephanie Peterson

By |March 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Modern Quilt Perspectives by Thomas Knauer

Today I am reviewing Thomas Knauer’s new book, Modern Quilt Perspectives and you will have a chance to win a copy at the end of this post.  I am also thrilled that Thomas is going to be teaching at this year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat in London.

This book is unlike any other quilting book I’ve come across in that Thomas looks to create quilts which are more than just quilts but have a meaning and a significance behind them.  Where I regard myself as a crafter, busy making things that I think look pretty, Thomas comes at the process of making quilts from a completely different perspective.

His quilts talk of what “handmade” means in today’s world, of what make up the building blocks of our modern world, of bringing together different strands of the quilting community, of long distance relationships and even one quilt reflecting the process of cell division.

Whilst I find his process and approach to quilting very interesting and startlingly different to my “let’s make something pretty” approach, the bottom line for me in terms of recommending a quilting book would be whether the projects in the book come under my top two categories of (i) I’d like to make that quilt (high praise); or (ii) I wish I’d designed that quilt (highest praise I can give a quilt).  As long as some of the quilts in a quilting book come into one or both of those categories, I would be very happy to recommend it to others and Thomas’ quilts fall slap bang into those categories.  Each of the ones I’ve chosen a show in this post are ones I want to make or wish I’d made – unusual, fresh, different, striking and even thought provoking.

So I guess I’d give this book a double recommendation.  To those of you, like me, who are looking for fresh innovation and ideas for their modern quilts, this book has that in spades.  And for those of you who would be interested in digging a little deeper and perhaps starting to conceive and design quilts reflecting your interests, views, life experiences and perspectives, I don’t think there is another book out there right now that would give you more insight and inspiration.
If you would like to visit the other stops on the blog tour, they are listed at the end of the post and if you would like to win a copy of the book, leave a comment on this post and a winner will be drawn randomly a week from today.

March 14: Thomas Knauer http://www.thomasknauersews.com/
March 15: Lisa Sipes http://thatcrazyquiltygirl.com/blog
March 16: Robert Kaufman http://www.swatchandstitch.com/
March 17: Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com
March 18: Katy Jones http://imagingermonkey.blogspot.co.uk/
March 19: Bill Volkening http://willywonkyquilts.blogspot.com
March 20: Kelly Biscopink http://stitchyquiltstuff.com
March 21: Audrie Bidwell http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com
March 22: Mary Rachel Kolb http://maryonlakepulaski.blogspot.com
March 23: Rachael Gander http://imaginegnats.com/
March 24: Sew, Mama, Sew http://www.sewmamasew.com/
March 25: Cloth Paper Scissors
http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blogs/clothpaperscissorstoday/default.aspx
March 26: Cheryl Arkinson http://naptimequilter.blogspot.com
March 27: Quilting Daily http://www.quiltingdaily.com/blogs/barb/default.aspx
March 28: Fat Quarterly http://www.fatquarterly.com/blog/
March 29: Pellon/Erin Sampson http://pellonprojects.wordpress.com/
March 30: Sew Modern http://thatswhatshesewed.com/
March 31: Rachel May http://quiltingwithamodernslant.com/

April 1: Quilty http://www.heyquilty.com/blogs/
April 2: Amy Smart http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
April 3: Quilter’s Connection http://quiltersconnection.ca/blog
April 4: Teresa Coates http://www.crinkledreams.com/
April 5: Generation Q http://generationqmagazine.com/
April 6: Cloth Paper Scissors
http://www.clothpaperscissors.com/blogs/barb/default.aspx
April 7: Sara Lawson http://www.sewsweetness.com/
April 8: Kim Niedzwiecki http://gogokim.blogspot.com
April 9: Rashida Coleman Hale http://www.iheartlinen.typepad.com/
April 10: Thomas Knauer http://www.thomasknauersews.com/

Modern Madness Region 1 – Round 1 Results

Decoro 2013 by Echino for Kokka – 20% (37 votes)
Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics – 80% (147 votes)

Piper for Dear Stella – 41% (75 votes)
Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics – 59% (109 votes)

Constellations by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics – 45% (83 votes)
Comma by Zen Chic for Moda – 55% (101 votes)

Merry Little Christmas from Riley Blake Fabrics – 30% (56 votes)
Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics – 70% (128 votes)

Stile Collection from Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics – 34% (63 votes)
Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics – 66% (121 votes)

Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics – 77% (141 votes)
Raaga for Monaluna Fabrics – 23% (43 votes)

Sierra by Bren Talavera for Robert Kaufman – 23% (42 votes)
Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics – 77% (142 votes)

Ipanema by Dennis Bennett for Birch Fabrics – 36% (67 votes)
Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics – 64% (117 votes)

Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda – 42% (77 votes)
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9 – 58% (107 votes)

Ride by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics – 27% (49 votes)
Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics – 73% (135 votes)

Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka – 66% (122 votes)
Lucky Girl by Jennifer Paganelli for Freespirit Fabrics – 34% (62 votes)

Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie Paper Co for Moda – 43% (79 votes)
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics – 57% (105 votes)

Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda – 43% (79 votes)
Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics – 57% (105 votes)

Bridgette Lane by Valori Wells for Freespirit Fabrics – 26% (48 votes)
Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda – 74% (136 votes)

World Tour by David Butler for Freespirit Fabrics – 26% (48 votes)
Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics – 74% (136 votes)

Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda – 61% (113 votes)
Field Day by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics – 39% (71 votes)

Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics – 58% (106 votes)
Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics – 42% (78 votes)

Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics – 40% (73 votes)
PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda – 60% (111 votes)

By |March 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Modern Madness Region 2 – Round 1

And now for Region 2!

Once again for those of you who are interested in how we paired up the fabric lines, we used a random integer generator and the list which appeared on our blog.

You can download the brackets here.

So without further ado here are our Region 2 contenders:

Boho by Urban Chiks for Moda
Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics
Posy by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics
Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka
Flats by Angela Yosten for Moda
Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics
Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Cameo by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics
Wildflower Wood by Lynette Anderson Lecien
Simply Style by V and Co for Moda
Bark and Branch by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 Fabrics
Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
Elk Grove by Jay-Cyn for Birch Fabrics
Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Sardinia By Jessica Swift for Blend Fabrics
Tsuru by Rashida Cole for Cloud9 Fabrics
Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda
Free Range by Monaluna Fabrics
Just my type by Patty Young for Michael Miller fabrics
Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda
Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
Acacia by Tula Pink for Freespirit Fabrics
The Fall Collective 2013 by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics
Full Moon Lagoon by Mo Bedell for Andover Fabrics
Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
Pam Kitty Picnic by Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse Dry Goods
Collage by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
Wrens and Friends by Gina Martin for Moda
Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics
2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda
Henna by Beth Studley for Makower Fabrics
Chirp Chirp by Momo for Moda
First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita for Lecien
Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Florence by Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit 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 is open until Friday 28 March.

By |March 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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