True Colors Blog Tour Is Here!

Every once in awhile you run across a marriage of colors that takes your breath away…colors so rich and vibrant, it’s like  you’re seeing them for the first time, and yet somehow they’ve been with you forever.  That’s what these new True Colors blenders from FreeSpirit Fabrics are to me.  And that’s why I’m so very excited to be the first blog stop on the True Colors Blog Tour!  Woohoo!  Welcome!

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As soon as I saw the new True Colors blender fabrics, I knew I’d fallen….fallen deep.  Gorgeous, vibrant, ridiculously versatile blenders by 4 of my favorite designers, and what a rare treat to hear them speak about their inspiration behind the fabrics.  I have a feeling these prints are going to be popping up in my patchwork projects for a long, long time.  You saw them earlier this week in the Granny Square Quilt that’s part of my new Irish Chain class, but I couldn’t stop there.  Oh, no.  This time I paired up Heather Bailey’s True Colors with her new line, Lottie Da, which I’d been eager to cut into since the moment I saw it.  And what did I cut?  Why flower petals of course!

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I’ve been wanting to deconstruct the Joseph’s Coat pattern and play with these petal shapes for ages.  Thank goodness that time has finally come.

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Flower petals aaaaaand a fat stack of pretty half square triangles = I think I’m going to have a joy-attack!

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I think I’ve decided to call this quilt “Tuileries”, because it so reminds me my once-in-a-lifetime (can we make it twice?) visit to Paris in Spring.  Jardin des Tuileries – your blooms captured me!

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Well how about you?  What will YOU stitch up in these yummy new fabrics??  Well, how about a giveaway to jump start your project!  That’s right- GIVEAWAY!  I want to see what YOU stitch up in these delicious fabrics.  1 lucky winner will walk away with a fat quarter bundle of all of Heather Bailey’s True Colors prints (yes, you may officially freak out!), and 2 more lucky winners will win jelly rolls!

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To enter, simply click the link below and follow the instructions.  You can enter once per method, per day, and the winners will be announced on Monday, 1/27.

 Enter The Giveaway

Good luck, and don’t forget to follow along with the rest of the True Colors Blog Tour this month.  Some awesome inspiration is coming to a blog near you!

1/16 Blogger and Designer Kick Off


1/21 Stitchery Dickory Dock
1/22 I’m A Ginger Monkey
1/23 The Sewing Loft
1/24 Ellison Lane
1/27 Dairy of A Quilter
1/28 Material Obsession
1/29 Craftsanity
1/30 Stitched in Color
1/31 Craft Buds
2/3 Jay Bird Quilts
2/4 Melissa Peda


  1. Beautiful quilt, Amy! Those colors are so fresh and happy!

  2. That is a fabulous quilt and fabrics! Beautiful.

  3. Kathleen Lambert says:

    Your quilt is fabulous, those colors just pop. Make you anxious for spring to come. Thank you for hosting such a great giveaway.

  4. Beautiful, it makes me feel like spring is right around the corner!

  5. Wow! It’s great!

  6. Dottie's Daughter says:

    Love that quilt. I just may have to try to make one myself!

  7. That quilt is stunning! The colors and the beautiful pattern, just lovely!

  8. Hi Amy, I only wish those fabrics where available in Adelaide. I love the lavender in amongst those colours. Now had a problem with January’s block. I had to delete my picture as I had made it incorrectly. I tried cutting out another and got so confused! I was really having a bad day. I still haven’t made it leaving it for another day!!!

  9. love your quilt Amy!

  10. I just love your work. This new top, “Tuileries”, is gorgeous-the design and the fabrics! I love love love the colors in this new line. Thanks so much for the giveaway and for all the fun emails I get – I love seeing all the pix of your family and your work!!! ♥

  11. Just beautiful Amy and so springy! I love your quilt top! Tuileries is the perfect name!

  12. Not only are the colors awesome but your quilt is BEEE-U-TEEE-FUL!!!

  13. Christine Gibbons says:

    Oh my! I love this beautiful line by Heather. I would love to make a quilt with a large Dresden plate in the middle surrounded with little Dresden plates an maybe adding in some hexagons as well. I’m going to paint our bedroom for the first time in almost 20 years and those colours are just perfect.

  14. Andrea Hoke says:

    Oh my, your quilt is simply amazing! Yes, a joy-attack is happening for me too! Any chance you’ll do a pattern for us soon?
    Love your blog and your Craftsy classes – thanks for all you do!

  15. Kelly Criss says:

    Amy would you mind sharing about your quilt construction technique? I have two questions. First, did you turn the edges on your petals, or fuse them and sew them raw edge? Also why are some of your triangle/squares pinked on the edge and some not?

    • Thanks so much Kelly, and great questions! I fused my fabrics to “Wonder Under” (double sided sew-through fusible interfacing), then cut them out in my shapes, pressed to my background fabric, and zig-zagged around the raw edges. Definitely a simple technique for applique. Also, the reason some of my squares are pinked is because I used charm packs for some of them, but cut from yardage for the rest.

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you’re having a great week!

  16. Please can you post a tutorial for this soooooo special quilt, it is so fresh and bright it almost sings, I would love to do one for my sons new house in sunny Spain. Thanks, Ann.

  17. Kathleen O'Grady says:

    Your quilt is just beautiful! I would love to have the pattern if there is one. A tutorial or QAL would be wonderful also! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. What a fun, vibrant quilt! I can definitely understand the joy attack :-) I’m starting in on the VIntage Revival block along, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I won the fabrics if some of them found their way into those blocks. Thanks for the chance to win :-)

  19. This quilt has such a fresh, summery look. I would love to make a baby version. Did you use a fabric cutter to cut those petals? They’re so perfect.

    • Thank you!!! I didn’t use a fabric cutter for the petals actually (unfortunately I don’t have one!). I just created a template from a sheet of template plastic, and cut around them each with my small rotary cutter. A little tedious, but totally do-able in an afternoon! :) -Amy

  20. Wauw Amy, this quilt makes me instantly happy when I look at it. Beautiful!

  21. Beautiful – Love it! fabric and color choices are fantastic and it’s just a beauty!

  22. Beautiful!

  23. Mary Reade says:

    Absolutely fabulous fabric and as for the quilt you whipped up – its amazing as usual -

  24. This is so pretty! How did you get those petals to be so precisely placed on each of those blocks?!

  25. The name is perfect- I instantly thought of spring gardens when I saw it.

  26. Fun! Love the combo of triangles and flowers. And adore the fabric.

  27. I LOVE this quilt!! You do such beautiful work!!

  28. Gorgeous design, Amy! I love everything about this quilt top! How will you quilt it?

  29. Andrea Hoke says:

    OK, this is the third time I’ve come back to look at your quilt today! I wanna make one too! It’s simply lovely – so you!

  30. Great quilt. Love the colors and patterns. What a fabulous fabric line.

  31. lovely quilt! posted about you on facebook!

  32. Amy ~ That is just GORGEOUS! I love these fabrics. I’ve been drooling over them since I first saw them.

  33. This is just beautiful! I love it – the design, the colors – everything!

  34. If I had these beautiful fabrics, I would make some sort of strip quilt.

  35. Melanie C says:

    I LOVE your quilt! I want to make one for myself!

  36. Oh Such a lovely quilt top Amy! You have an eye for colours. Would have been thrilled to have made a quilt like this.

  37. Great quilt Amy! Love those fabrics!

  38. such a stunning quilt – so pretty :-)

  39. Janet Green says:

    Brightly goes my day! Love your quilt very pretty fabric might have to pick some up

  40. Wow! I love this bundle of happiness. I have AMH’s true colors fat 8th bundle. They’re all so gorgeous!

  41. Such a beautiful quilt! You have such a great eye for color and design! Please publish a pattern, so I can buy it and try and make a quilt as beautifully as you!! Loved your last craftsy class and I’m excited for you next one!

  42. The quilt looks so simple, and yet so beautiful! I love it, and your creativity! Thank you for sharing.

  43. What a beautiful quilt! I really like the colors. Thanks for the chance to win some of this lovely fabric :)

  44. Simply beautiful!!

  45. I love love love this pattern!!!!! Can you make a tutorial?? (Because you have nothing else to do). :)

    Danielle (your biggest fan)

  46. Sara Nixon says:

    gorgeous quilt, love these colors.

  47. Just plain lovely!

  48. Hi, I’m new here, but this quilt had my interest at “petal”! Do you sell your patterns, offer them as tutorials….I guess what I’m asking is how I find out the size petals you used, size of your blocks, etc.?

    So happy to have found you! So fresh, and clean and NEW!!!

  49. This is fantastic. I love it! Do you mind if I post a couple of your pictures with a shout-out to you? I want everyone to see this. xo—Heather

  50. Hi Amy! I looooove your design! Those Fabrics are gorgeus and colours just so adorable! x Teje

  51. I ditto all the happiness above its gorgeous.. Now I am writing did you say what white solid you used, it looks so crisp and lush and fun but complicated. I love it. thank you for sharing. and using great photo’s.. Girl you got it.

  52. heather is one of my all-time favorite designers! her colors always sing to me. I just completed my first project with lottie da and am raring for my next one. these bits would, of course, go perfectly with them! I’ve also looked at what I have from her past lines and the colors are found there, also. more heather is always welcome!

  53. A quilt of course.

  54. I remember those cooking days before you even knew the twins were at risk. Hopefully, I can help again. (Nice picture of the kids shopping!) Mom.

  55. Amy, please post a tutorial or sell the pattern for your Joseph Coat inspired pattern. I love it! I have a stack of Lottie Da and have been wondering what to do with it.

  56. Another lovely quilt, Amy. Beautiful use of color.
    I just purchased your Irish Chain class this morning on Craftsy. Love it!
    You are certainly going to keep me busy in 2014, with your BOM and the Irish Chain variations!

  57. Beautiful quilt and those spring colors are great.

  58. Really lovely quilt Amy! Very pretty!

  59. Oh goodness…..I have been drooling over True Colors since I first saw it! I would just die if I actually won! Your quilt is stunning!

  60. Oh my this quilt it gorgeous! I love everything about it!

  61. WOW your work is amazing!

  62. Jean Kuxmann says:

    I am loving everything you do and enjoying your blog :) You are such a good teacher and your quilts and other things are so pretty…I want to make it all, I love it all. Wish there was more time in the day, right? :)

  63. Sheryl Matteson says:

    Wow I always miss these but the colors wow. Thankyou again for your wonderful creativity… I love the kitchen traveling block … do a pattern ASAP …

  64. judi nolan says:

    Is this available as a quilt kit? I will buy it in a second!!!

  65. I love love love this quilt! What a cute selection of colors and I adore the design! I definately need to add this one to the list of quilts to make!

  66. I made this quilt for my 11 year old grand daughter and she loved it! Amy thanks for helping me to keep my quilts fresh and bright.


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