Thursday, August 4, 2011

a stitch in color :: preview project #3

OK, not the preview project and giveaway I'd promised on Tuesday. That will most definitely be happening tomorrow, but I got swept away with excitement and had to post about this. One caveat though: I'm not showing any full views because the pattern for the project will be available, for free, via the Moda site later in the fall.
Perhaps a little back story is in order. I have a looming deadline for a project and instructions to be available for you fine folks to make with my fabric line come this fall. The deadline is this coming Monday, August 8. The quilt is now finished and ready to go to Moda world headquarters in lovely and sweltering Dallas, Texas, but I can't help myself, I have to share even a bit of it with you.

As often happens to me when I design a pattern, I have several alternate ideas that I'd like to play with. This quilt is baby quilt sized, but, in my head, I see at as full sized bed quilt. Also, I can imagine playing with the striped fabrics differently to accentuate or draw out some different shapes. I love that idea of a multiplicity of patterns, some overt and others subtle, appearing on the same surface. So, for those of you coming to Quilt Market, don't be surprised if, alongside this little quilt, you see at least one other larger one that utilizes many of the same fabrics, but (hopefully) reads very differently. And, if you don't come to market, no worries, everything will make its way here to my little corner of the internet.
See you tomorrow for the sponsor intro and giveaway!

14 comments:

ewespecial said...

Way cooooool! Love the bright colors; have always liked stars of any kind.
cheryl mcw

Cheryl Arkison said...

Ooh! Can't wait to see it, and meet you, at Market this fall.

Alex Sand said...

So colorful it just shouts summer. Love it.

Patricia said...

I can't wait for both the pattern and the fabrics!!!! They are beautiful!

Monika said...

These colours are awesome - and the pattern too ... this is something I can imagine on our bed too :)

Poppyprint said...

It's fabulous!

Jacky said...

Gorgeous...I love the use of the stripe.
Looking forward to those fabrics coming out soon. Do you know who will be carrying them in Australia and when they will be available?

gill said...

Love the glimpse! can't wait to see more!

SewSister said...

Can't wait to see the quilt in its entirety AND download the pattern!!

Jeannette said...

WOWOWOWOWOW! I Love what I can see. I also can totally envision it as a bed sized quilt, and if you hadn't said it was baby sized, I would have assumed it was bed sized. (How's that for a run-on sentence?)

ColourFly said...

Wooooow!!! Just read about your fabric collection! LOVE it!!! And this quilt is so beautiful!!!!! Congrats to you!

Fran said...

Beautiful colors....love the action of the stripes !
Can't wait to see the fabric in person !

namoo said...

Fabulous! I love how colors and stripes work in the quilt. So lovely!

Margaret said...

Hello--I love your blog and the use of colour in every project. I find it inspires me. I have been looking at your challah cover and would like to make something similar for a dear friend . If I used these Hebrew characters, would it mean friendship to you? חברות
This is presumptuous of me, but I have noone else to ask!

Margaret