Find out more on the Issue 14 page.
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We have not 1 but 2 designer challenges in this issue of Fat Quarterly thanks to Windham Fabrics who sent our Panel a whole load of Collage by Carrie Bloomston and Briar Rose by Heather Ross to Play with!
Issue 14 is out 5 August.
City life is great but the Summer heat is enough to make any of us want to pack up and head for the hills. So if you are planning on a Camping trip you will not want to miss out on Fiona Calvert’s Project in Issue 14 of Fat Quarterly out on 5 August.
Fiona’s Essential Camping Kit is made up of a pillowcase, storage basket, zippy pouch, eyemask, laundry bag and lavender sachet.
We just didn’t know when we chose the theme of Summer for our next issue that it would prove to be such a scorcher in Europe this year. The last few summers have been a wash out – quite literally so I think we were all dreaming of the sun and had secretly hoped that by stitching summery projects we might actually get a good summer this year!
Issue 14 is due to be released on August 5th. Subscribers can just log into their account to access the new issue as it becomes available.
Until then stay tuned to see sneak peeks of projects in this issue.
Retro Sunnies by Kerry Green of verykerryberry.
I have been reading all your funny stories as they came in. I have laughed and LAUGHED!
Thank you to everyone who left a entered and had brightened up the last couple of weeks for me.
It is reassuring to know that it’s not only me that’s barking mad in leaving things to the last minute!
I know I said i’d pick the funniest but I have spend hours trying to figure out which is the funniest and I can’t.
So instead I listed the ones that I found the funniest: Sienna Van Brabant, Meri, Vickt T, Margaret Schindler, Melissa, Aggiequilter….and used the random number generator to choose between them.
So without further ado, the winner is:
Everyone, don’t forget to drop by and see Amanda at her lovely blog and say Hi.
And while you’re mulling that over, we can’t wait to read your blogs and see your photos and makes and goodies and swaps and purchases from the weekend so please link back to this post as soon as you’re ready!
We are very excited to announce the names of the people who were lucky enough to be randomly selected to attend the Liberty talk:
Nicole Vos van Avezathe
Laura Jane Taylor
I have sent all of you details about the talk. Please contact me at tacha@fatquarterly if you have not received the email.
See you all soon!!!!!!
Today it’s Fat Quarterly’s turn to be the stop 5 on Amanda Murphy’s ‘Modern Holiday’ blog tour!!!
I bumped into Amanda at Spring Quilt Market in Portland and was so sucked in by the prettiness of her booth!! Amanda makes beautiful, beautiful things so her booth jumped out as a I walked past. I think her work is the absolute perfect combination of modern and traditional.
Modern Holiday contains 18 sewing projects such as quilts, table runners, stockings, and Christmas decorations. The patterns look super easy to follow as the instructions and diagrams are so clear. This book is full of the kind of projects that I would love my house to be full of but never get around to making as I leave Christmas Projects until the last minute. Not this year though, my mid-years resolution is to get my butt into year and get some of these projects made in time for Christmas. I have even planned the order!
First up is Crossroads. A few years ago there was a spell where red and aqua quilts were hugely popular and the internet was full of quilts in this gorgeous colour combo. I never got around to making one so that’s partly why this is first on my list. The other reason is that this is just one of those simple elegant quilts that you’d get to use all year round. It would also be great as a scrap buster.
Second up is this beauty called Holiday Wreaths. I feel my life is incomplete without this quilt.
These fabulous cushions are 3rd on my list.
I have mountains of cushions but a girl can never have too many cushions. Can she? I could go on forever, as there are stunning Christmas stockings and I have this romantic notion of having tons of them hanging from my mantelpiece, all matching and full of goodies to be opened on Christmas morning. I love Christmas can you tell?
In the spirit of holiday giving there is a copy of this book to be won by one of you. If the winner is inside the US they will receive a hard copy of this book and if the winder is outside the US they will receive an electronic version. One day I will tell you about the saga of the king size quilt I decide to make for my parents for Christmas. To cut a very long story short I started it 1 1/2 weeks before, ran out of background fabric on Christmas Eve, was up until 4am on Christmas morning quilting it and I bound it in between opening presents and my parents arriving for lunch.
To enter this giveaway leave a message and tell us your funny stories about last minute gift sewing. The one that makes us laugh the hardest wins!
Who doesn’t love Liberty?????
We are VERY VERY excited to announce a special event for those of you who are coming to the Fat Quarterly Retreat and will be in London on Friday morning.
At 11 am the Designers of the Lifestyle collection at Liberty will be giving a talk about Liberty, the design Studio and the Stile collection. Anna, the archivist will also give you an insight into the archival process and how prints from the Archive were adjusted to fit the Stile collection.
Places are limited so just leave a comment below to say if you would like to come and we will randomly pick the lucky participants!