Do you ever work on something and then step back and think...Hell yeah?! That's pretty much my Summer Twilight line! The motifs are fun and easy to work with, and the colors are spot on! They offer a fun range of color and value - which is an awesome thing in a fabric line, right?! And it has a lot of my favorite colors - tealy blue and sagey green!
See....fun, right? And it gets better, because the fabulous folks at Island Batik created precut sets from the line as well (no, they don't do precuts in every line, so I was super stoked to get to work with precuts for this line!).
Pretty much everyone's favorite, 2 1/2" strip sets! Woot woot (and yes, I designed a pattern specifically for this strip pack, so keep reading!). And yes, you can grab a set for yourself! In fact, just for this line launch, I have the strip sets (and the 10" square stacks) on sale! What?! Yep - you're welcome! Grab 'em here!
And yes, I did say 10" square stacks too! While I didn't do a new pattern for 10" squares, many of you will know I have several patterns that are 10" square friendly (Juxtapostion, Dripp, Jester, Dutch Windmills). And it's such a pretty line for the large squares, isn't it?? Yes, the 10" square sets are on sale too! Get one here!
Ok, Tammy - the fabric is pretty. What about the quilts! Ah....here you go!
Here is Taffy Twirl! I love this pattern - because it is easy (really easy!), it uses a full 2 1/2" strip set and you only need a background to add to the strip set.
Why do I call it Taffy Twirl? The bright almost fruity colors made me think of salt water taffy (it always comes in the most enticing colors!). That got me to thinking about the chewy aspect of taffy, and how many folks kind of tug it when biting, resulting in long strands of gooey sugary goodness. And ta-da! Taffy Twirl was born!
Oh....and I designed a fun little mini using the "waste" HST from the quilt - and I'll reveal that pattern on Friday, so be sure to come back! Want to start stitching up your own version of Taffy Twirl? Grab a pattern here!
Southerly combines several favorite elements: my new fabric line (of course!), Flying Geese units (made of course with the Studio 180 Wing Clipper), and a two color background. Yes, the two color background is subtle, but that's part of the fun. Just a little bit of shading (a cream and a very light gray) to provide some interest.
Why is it called Southerly? Well, there are a LOT, and I mean a LOT, of Flying Geese units on this quilt. And you've heard the saying "geese fly south for winter", so....even if all geese don't make it south for winter, they may go in a more southerly direction. That's exactly the case with my geese - some are going north, some south, some east and some west!
You'll get VERY proficient with making flying geese with this quilt! It offers two piecing options - Studio 180 method and the no-waste flying geese method. Grab a copy of this pattern here!
Oh - and guess what?! If you LOVE Southerly, you'll be pleased to know I'm teaching it on a quilting cruise next spring! Get more information (and heck - go ahead and register to sail and quilt with me) here: Stitching Heaven Batik Cruise March 2024.
Last but not least is Flown, a fun and scrappy paper pieced pattern. I love how you can rearrange the units to create different layouts - all from the same two blocks! This one is in final edit mode, and it should be available for purchase by the end of May (cross your fingers!).
So I have to ask....which is your favorite fabric from the line? And which is your favorite quilt? I so enjoy hearing what other people favor, because it is often very different from what I lean towards. That's the fun and beauty of quilting, right? Something for everyone?
You've made it this far - so guess what? I'm going to draw one person's name from all the blog comments and that person will win a pdf copy of Taffy Twirl AND Southerly! Comments will close Friday night, May 12th.
Ok enough about me! Other designer pals played around with Summer Twilight as well! Take a peek at their creations by visiting their blogs. The schedule and links are below!
Hey - before you go, I wanted to let you know that my Free Mystery Quilt Block Challenge is still going on. A new block started Thursday, May 4th (so you can still jump in!). Click to get all of the details for this free, fun month long challenge! But you've got time to hit that sign up button! It's just one block - but what block? Ah....that's the mystery!
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I also have a fun new class coming in a few months! This virtual on-demand class will dive deep into creating gradations (or ombre effects) using your fabric stash. Sound fun? Click the image below to get on the waitlist so you don't miss a single detail!
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