Monthly Archives: May 2013

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Vegetable Medley

Our Homegrown II fabric, Garden really needed to be put front and center. It was so popular Connecting Threads brought it back. An ideal print for a table runner, Vegetable Medley showcases bold and transfused vegetables for a clearly distinct kitchen-themed design.

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Cornflower Blue

Taking this project on was a bit of a dare; I was challenged to use our solid Cornflower from the Quilter’s Candy collection in a creative yet innovative way. One of my favorite quilting inclinations is to use a touch of applique with every quilt.  How can I design a quilt using our Solid Cornflower and not use the actual flower?  NOT!  Introducing… Cornflower Blue…

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Spring Into Bloom

Oh, my, gosh! How I love brights! So, I’ve been carrying around in my head for months this quilt image that is only pieced with bright fabrics with a white-on-white background, and the brights were given ample room so they explode off the white space. I’m so ready for spring and the pick-me-up we get from the sun and beautiful flowers, hence, Spring into Bloom!

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More New Kit Builder Patterns!

Love Connecting Threads kits but occasionally wish you could pick the fabrics to personalize your own kit? Kit Builder on the Connecting Threads website enables you to “audition” fabrics for a pattern before ordering.  

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Quilt Market Recap

This past weekend was Quilt Market for Spring/Summer 2013 in Portland.  I’m so glad it was held in Portland this year because I live in Portland, and for as long as I’ve worked at Connecting Threads I’ve wanted to attend.  So this year was perfect!  And oh what a lot to see!!  Quilt Market is strictly for people in the industry, but for me personally it was a tool for inspiration. 

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Mon Amour Table Runner

When I saw the toile from the Chateau de Fleurs collection, I drooled! Red is a favorite color and how striking is this two-colored Mon Amour Table Runner?! The spotlight is on the toile which is where it should be! And, it’s accented with the most beautiful red fabric… just yummy!

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French Countryside

The Chateau de Fleurs collection is an enchanting recreation of French sensitivity. Delicate toile, combined with soft florals in antique colors, takes me back to my studies of the Renaissance period. French Countryside is evocative of what I would consider French country design. You will find soft colors of nature with golds, reds as seen in flowers, and blues and greens like the fields and sky.

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June Candle Mat

What thoughts occur to you when considering the month of June? Perhaps sun, a warm breeze, and those lovely pinwheels children play with in the wind? As you can see, all these are incorporated into our beautiful candle mat for June! And, the beautiful fabrics are from the Quilter's Candy Collection. It’s easy to construct and reasonably within a day from start to finish! Download the June Candle Mat for free and enjoy!

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