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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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Gathered Friends

The Gathered Friends quilt is a reminder of how important those we hold dear are to us. Built with blocks that intertwine, they have an appearance of holding one another together as dear friends. The block is a simple 9-Patch with half-square-triangles (HST) in the corners. The block is then set on point with additional HSTs which create a braided look. Truly an exercise in color placement, you will enjoy watching each block unfold and interlock as they are sewn together.

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Posy Spray

The Moonlit Blooms collection is an enormous cluster of color amid a sea of black. The combination has great impact! This fusion creates the most stunning quilts whether for a bed, lap quilt or a table runner. Posy Spray is large enough to be a table topper, lap quilt or wall hanging at 54”.

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Sunset Jewels Table Runner

The Baroque Floral fabric from the Moonlit Blooms collection is just gorgeous, simply gorgeous. Sunset Jewels Table Runner does a good job of framing it in and providing the space needed to deliver a beautiful quilt. I think its voice is loud and clear! The colors are so saturated, and the black ground gives the blooms room to speak.

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It’s Catalog Proofing Time!

As you may imagine, when your company operates exclusively through a catalog and online store, the accuracy of content that we put out there is VERY important to our customers. Every four or five weeks, a team of people from Connecting Threads come together to look meticulously over the pages of our upcoming catalog, and make any last minute changes that may arise. While there are still little typos that sneak through the cracks once in a while, we do our best to make sure that every i is dotted and every t is crossed.

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My newest collection… Botanical Beauty

I’m pretty excited that Botanical Beauty is finally out!  Last spring I went to the Rhododendron Gardens here in Portland, and was simply taken away.  It’s a hidden gem of a garden, and right around Mother’s Day is when the rhododendrons as well as many of the other flowers are in full bloom.  It’s such a beautiful sight.  I was instantly inspired by all the surrounding beauty, so when I started designing this collection I was filled with ideas.

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Garden in Blues

Botanical Beauty was such a fun group of theme oriented fabrics, and I enjoyed playing with them! Garden imagery in Garden in Blues is everywhere from flora to floating butterflies, and sheets of lattice to whimsical pebbles (which are my favorite). There are a couple of fabrics that are tone-on-tone, and with the pebbles, are great transitional choices when working with the stronger colored prints. There is the flower clusters that remind me of Queen Anne’s Lace or perhaps those lovely “wishes” we find in our yards born from dandelions.

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Behind the Scenes at Connecting Threads: meet Jenna, the Catalog Manager

Hi, I'm Jenna. I've been with Connecting Threads about 3-1/2 years now, and have the pleasure of designing and laying out the catalog. Some of my favorite things in the world are happy, bright and modern colors and designs. I was introduced to sewing when I was young, but I just started quilting when I got this job and have fallen in love with it.

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Bubble Gum

Our new Quilter’s Candy Flannel Basics are so beautiful and the quality of flannel is second to none!  Bubble Gum screams fun! Made from our new line of flannels, it is sure to please even the most hesitant online fabric purchaser. I can assure you it is truly wonderful!  A perfect size for a cuddle on the couch, Bubble Gum is ideal for a child’s quilt or adult who just needs the legs kept warm.

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