So Mr random has picked number 3 …
Who is …
Congratulations Lisa, we look forward to hearing from you!
So Mr random has picked number 3 …
Who is …
Congratulations Lisa, we look forward to hearing from you!
Right time to kick off the voting!
You might have noticed this time round that we have more than the usual 64 fabric lines. This is because we just couldn’t choose so why limit our options??!! Instead we will vote until we have 9 fabric lines remaining in each region. We will then pair up the 18 fabrics and knock them down to 9 in total. The fabric which scored the least votes in the previous round will be knocked out and the remaining 8 will continue on to the quarter finals.
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 1 contenders:
Decoro 2013 by Echino for Kokka
Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
Piper for Dear Stella
Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics
Constellations by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Comma by Zen Chic for Moda
Merry Little Christmas from Riley Blake Fabrics
Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics
Stile Collection from Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics
Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
Raaga for Monaluna Fabrics
Sierra by Bren Talavera for Robert Kaufman
Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Ipanema by Dennis Bennett for Birch Fabrics
Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics
Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
Ride by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics
Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka
Lucky Girl by Jennifer Paganelli for Freespirit Fabrics
Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie Paper Co for Moda
Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics
Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda
Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
Bridgette Lane by Valori Wells for Freespirit Fabrics
Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
World Tour by David Butler for Freespirit Fabrics
Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
Field Day by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics
Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics
Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics
PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda
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 21 March.
Do you know Katy Jones? She used to be one of the team here at Fat Quarterly (and was one of the co-founders) and also blogs at I’m a Ginger Monkey. I am proud to say that she is a British quilter and also that she is one of my real life quilting friends. Intimidating to some, because of her tall skinny stature, multiple tattoos and mohawk, she nevertheless is sweet, kind and funny as well as being really one of the most talented quilters I know. She is also a great trend setter – where she leads, many of our online quilting community follow – I call her the Pied Piper of the quilting world because she always seems to be ahead of the trend. She’s also mad as a bag of spanners and carries her dog around with her in her handbag so it’s all good.
Well she has teamed up with QNN.tv in her very own tv series which is all about quilting. The series will combine traditional techniques with modern designs. Called “Quiltmonkey“, the show will have tutorials covering all aspects of quilting with fresh ideas and inspiring designs. The core of the series is studio based including guests, new products, and features on tradition and history. Some programs will also be shot on location at guest quilters studios, quilting shows etc.
So far there are five shows available on QNN.tv and more are being filmed and added all the time. I’ve watched them this week and they are fun, informative and a great way to learn key techniques as Katy really takes you step by step through the process and you can actually see how the projects are made. To see the shows, you need to subscribe to the network which can be done monthly or annually and then gives you access to all of their quilting shows. And we have five ANNUAL MEMBERSHIPS to give away today! Just leave a comment on this post – any comment at all – and we will randomly pick five winners a week from today. Good luck and – as Katy says in her show “go mad quilt monkeys”!
So it’s that time of year again when the US is gripped by March Madness fever and we celebrate our own tournament, fabric style, here on the Fat Quarterly blog.
We’ve been putting our heads together to come up with a list of potential fabric lines to compete in this year’s tournament and have come up with the list below.
But before we kick off the competition we want to hear from you. Is there any line out there that tickled your fancy in 2013 that hasn’t made the list? Let us know as soon as possible and we can squeeze it onto the list before we get started!
1. Sunnyside by Kate Spain for Moda
2. Simply Style by V and Co for Moda
3. Wrens and Friends by Gina Martin for Moda
4. Bluebird Park by Kate and Birdie Paper Co for Moda
5. Flats by Angela Yosten for Moda
6. Posy by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics
7. Chantilly by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda
8. Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
9. Honeysweet by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
10. Road 15 by Sweetwater for Moda
11. Chirp Chirp by Momo for Moda
12. Aspen Frost by Basic Grey for Moda
13. 2wenty Thr3e by Eric and Julie Comstock for Moda
14. Comma by Zen Chic for Moda
15. PB&J by Basic Grey for Moda
16. Boho by Urban Chiks for Moda
17. Cameo by Amy Butler for Westminster Fabrics
18. Sierra by Bren Talavera for Robert Kaufman
19. Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman
20. Wildflower Wood by Lynette Anderson Lecien
21. Bark and Branch by Eloise Renouf for Cloud9 Fabrics
22. Koi by Rashida Coleman-Hale for Cloud9
23. Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
24. Field Day by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
25. Sun Print by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics
26. Full Moon Lagoon by Mo Bedell for Andover Fabrics
27. Just my type by Patty Young for Michael Miller fabrics
28. Waterfront Park by Violet Craft for Michael Miller Fabrics
29. Technicolor by Emily Herrick for Michael Miller Fabrics
30. Ruby Star Sparkle by Melody Miller for Kokka
31. Decoro 2013 by Echino for Kokka
32. Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka
33. Field Day by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics
34. Sardinia By Jessica Swift for Blend Fabrics
35. Safari Moon by Frances Newcombe for Art Gallery Fabrics
36. Nordika by Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics
37. Legacy by Angela Walters for Art Gallery Fabrics
38. Tule by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics
39. Bijoux by Bari J for Art Gallery Fabrics
40. Carnaby Street by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
41. Minimalista by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics
42. Hand Drawn Garden by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
43. Dowry by Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit Fabrics
44. World Tour by David Butler for Freespirit Fabrics
45. Florence by Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit Fabrics
46. Acacia by Tula Pink for Freespirit Fabrics
47. Bungalow by Joel Dewberry for Freespirit Fabrics
48. Lottie Da by Heather Bailey for Freespirit Fabrics
49. Lucky Girl by Jennifer Paganelli for Freespirit Fabrics
50. Bridgette Lane by Valori Wells for Freespirit Fabrics
51. Merry Little Christmas from Riley Blake Fabrics
52. Geekly Chic from Riley Blake Fabrics
53. Briar Rose by Heather Ross for Windham Fabrics
54. Collage by Carrie Bloomston for Windham Fabrics
55. Ride by Julia Rothman for Windham Fabrics
56. Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter for Windham Fabrics
57. Pam Kitty Picnic by Pam Kitty Morning for Lakehouse Dry Goods
58. Henna by Beth Studley for Makower Fabrics
59. Stile Collection from Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics
60. Elk Grove by Jay-Cyn for Birch Fabrics
61. Charley Harper for Birch Fabrics
62. Ipanema by Dennis Bennett for Birch Fabrics
63. Free Range by Monaluna Fabrics
64. Raaga for Monaluna Fabrics
Edited to add:
65. Fanfare by Rae Hoekstra for Cloud9 Fabrics
66. Tsuru by Rashida Cole for Cloud9 Fabrics
67. First of Infinity by Kumiko Fujita for Lecien
68. Constellations by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
69. Pearl Bracelets by Lizzy House for Andover Fabrics
70. Piper for Dear Stella
71. Barcelona by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics
72. The Fall Collective 2013 by Kaffe Fassett for Westminster Fabrics
Today we have a guest post brought to you by Trash who is the appointed social secretary of this year’s Fat Quarterly Retreat.
Hello. My name is Julie McCoy and I shall be your Cruise Director for this trip aboard The Love Boat. Nah, not really. I am Trash and I spend my life shouting at small children for money, stroking yarn & fabric and not finishing projects. My oldest WIP is nearly twice the age of my teenager and it has followed me around the world. Twice.
There are exciting plans afoot for FQR 2014 and it is a great thrill to be a part of them. We will be running online get-togethers beforehand on all sorts of social media so that on arrival everybody will know at least a few someones. That said, everyone attending has the joy of fabric stroking and quilt-fondling in common so finding friendly faces should be easy. In addition we will also be organising swaps in advance again. These will include Nametag Swaps, Sample Swaps, Ugly Fabric Swap and possibly others we haven’t confirmed yet. On a side query – how do you all feel about knowing who is in your Sample Swap Group beforehand?
I am in full flight thinking of fun activities and events for the weekend and hope to have a more comprehensive list up for you by late Spring/early Summer so there is plenty of time for you to plan your time at FQR. Based on the feedback already received we will definitely be holding a meet and greet session, the Pub Quiz, Show & Tell of work (for those of you who actually finish things) and other social occasions as well as the actual teaching classes.
What sort of things would you like to see included at the FQR Retreat weekend? Please throw your tuppenny worth into mix because we really want to make it an event everyone will enjoy.
Our new book, Quilt Colour Workshop, comes out at the end of April and here is a sneak peek of some of the projects you will find in there.
And so the winner of this Oakshott F8th bundle of the 28 new colourshotts has now been chosen…
… by random number generator…
And the winner was Amy! Get in touch with us Amy and we will arrange for the Oakshotts to fly your way post haste!
You may remember this quilt I made a couple of years ago from Helen Howes wonderful Twelve Trees pattern using the Oakshott sunshine F8th bundle. Well at this year’s Fat Quarterly retreat, you will have a chance to learn to make the blocks that go into this quilt in workshops with Helen Howes, the quilt designer. You will also be given Oakshotts to pay with in the workshop to mix in with your own fabrics.
But if you’re not coming to the retreat (and even if you are) here is a chance to win your own sunshine F8th bundle. Oakshott are re-issuing all 56 of their colourshott colours in a heavier, wider (54″) version. Closer to the weight of quilting cottons than the previous incarnation, the Oakshotts are deeper and richer and still as soft as butter so sew with.
Here is a quilt I made using them this week which will soon be available free with any sunshine F8 bundle you buy from Oakshott.
Anyway, on to the winning part. What do you have to do to be in with a chance of winning? You have three chances to comment and, as we like to reward loyalty, two are restricted to loyal FQ customers.
1. Sign up to the Oakshott newsletter and let us know that you have or that you already were signed up.
2. One extra entry for anyone who has a ticket for this year’s Fat Quarterly retreat or has been to any of our previous retreat.
3. One extra entry for anyone who has a Fat Quarterly subscription currently.
Good Luck and we will draw a winner randomly next week!