no, this will not become a blog about words or dictionary - still about quilting (mostly), so read on! :)
Just to honor the dictionary though :
So here is this unforgettable, memorable, INDELIBLE - in fabric!!
A brand new fabric collection from one of my favorite companies - Art Gallery Fabric and from their brand new designer - my new friend, talented artist, Katarina Roccella!!
I am sooooo excited for Katarina and her first, gorgeous collection!
Indelible will be available in all quilt shops in June, but you can see the entire collection, HERE, for now.
Besides the love of fabric and sewing, Katarina and I share one more thing - a country of birth! See, Katarina is a talented artist who still lives in my beloved Motherland, Serbia and city of my youth, Belgrade! We connected on Facebook and I was so happy to be able to help Katarina sew with her beautiful new fabric, to make things for her first booth at Spring Quilt Market.
What fun that was!
Quilt Market is a quilting professionals trade show where all new and up-and-coming products are showcased for shop-owners to scope out and purchase. Every company or independent designer or publisher has a booth and #ArtGalleryFabric booths are always such a visual treat and inspirational source! You can see photos of Katarina's both and read about her first Market experience on her lovely blog, Like Flowers And Butterflies .
Oh but let's get back to sewing!
As soon as I saw Indelible on social media, I ran to AGF site and downloaded the whole collection in picture format (JPEG) to be able to play in my Electric Quilt software. (you do know that almost every major fabric company now has that on their web sites? So not only can you see what's coming, you can plan and design your quilts and projects even before fabric is here! Just awesome!)
And play I did... but more about that later! :)
Priority was to sew Katarina's quilts for the booth, so here is her lovely design, quilt called STAMPED (using the lighter color group of fabrics, called Subtle Watermarks)
They might look complicated, but they are really not and there will be a free pattern for this quilt on AGF web site as soon as fabric is out!! You make one simple block (and it's mirror image) and 20 blocks will make this lap size quilt (50"x70") - easy-peasy!
Here is a little photo journal of my fun:
To keep some motifs on fabric in right orientation I cut my strips on the lengthwise grain (oh and this one is one of my favorite prints in this collection! :) )
TA-DAH!!!! Top is done!
- 1. white is really, really hard to photograph and
- 2. I need to learn how to do this better (photograph)!
Photo above is "corrected" in photo-software and one below is as is - big difference, right? Aahh...I will learn how to do this better, I WILL...
Bit more detail of quilting - to enhance the chevron design I quilted large circular loops in printed areas and linear, (free-motion) lines in white. What do you think, did it work?
Playing more with photography in my garden...
I was so excited to try this new (to me) way of doing binding! I found this through one Facebook post and tutorial is from Aunt Martie's blog, you can find it HERE.
Yes - binding has an accent color!! Just LOVE it!
Oh and of course, in case you were wondering - my pal #Aurifil was at work here again. This quilt was pieced and quilted with lovely, 50wt Aurifil 2615 - beautiful light gray color!!
Now on to some more sewing with this gorgeous fabric collection!!
Can't wait to show you a dark version of this pattern and some other designs that I am dreaming about! These are some that came to my mind first when I started playing with Indelible in my trusty EQ:
So, what do you think? :)
Isn't INDELIBLE indeed unforgettable?? A must have for quilts, fun, one-of-a-kind clothes or other fun stuff? I can't wait to play some more!!
Have a happy Friday and wonderful weekend ahead,