The leaves are beginning to change color here in North Carolina, and the result is a gorgeous landscape full of shades of brown, gold, orange and purple. Designer Kaye Prince captured this autumnal palette perfectly in her Falling Starburst pillow, featured in our current Fall Inspired bonus issue. This versatile project idea would look amazing in as many different color and print combinations as you can imagine.
You can find and purchase our Fall Inspired issue here.
Just a quick post today to show off this beautiful clutch pouch, made by Katy and included in our recently released Fall Inspired issue. Despite my admittedly being intimidated by any 3-dimensional sewing projects (i.e. anything other than quilts!), Katy assures me that this is a quick, beginner-friendly pattern — a perfect idea, in fact, with which to tackle that Christmas gift list that we’re all pretending doesn’t exist yet.
Check out our Fall Inspired issue for more information about the clutch pouch, along with 4 all-new quilt patterns, 4 original bag patterns, 2 embroidery patterns, and more. At only $5, it’s a fantastic value and less than the cost of many standalone single sewing patterns.
A few little tasters to whet your appetite!
The Fat Quarterly Fall Inspired special is out tomorrow (7th). I’ve been flicking through the pages and it makes me think of wrapping up warm in a big cardigan, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows and stoking up the fire. Fall is quite possibly my favourite season, I love the crisp air, the changing colours and the way the sunshine still warms you through the windows…even though outside there’s a definite dip in temperature. We hope you love the new issue as much as we do!
For those of our friends headed to Salt Lake City this weekend for Sewing Summit – travel safe and have a fabulous time, we cannot wait to hear all about it when everyone returns!
Last year, though we are a quarterly e-magazine, we actually produced 5 issues. You see, we put together a special bonus issue for the holidays, outside of and in addition to our regular quarterly release cycle. We offered it free to our loyal subscribers and at a discounted rate for single issue purchasers as a thank you for all of the love and support for Fat Quarterly from our generous community. It turned out to be a great issue — one of our best yet.
We decided it was time for another bonus issue but, to keep y’all on your toes, our 2011 special won’t be a holiday issue. Instead, we’re calling our bonus issue Fall Inspired and have pulled together a wide variety of original and creative sewing patterns celebrating the season. It’s got touches of Halloween and Thanksgiving, and the overall vibe of a cool, crisp autumn afternoon.
Fall Inspired will be available beginning this Friday, October 7th, and you’ll find the quilt above — the fabulous Pond Ripples, designed by Michelle Engel Bencsko of Cloud 9 Fabrics and pieced and quilted by Kristen Danis of KD-Quilts — and many more sewing projects to help put you in the spirit of the season. Once again, this issue is a special gift to our subscribers and will be available at a reduced rate for single issue buyers.
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of our Fall Inspired issue!