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!
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!
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.
Flower petals aaaaaand a fat stack of pretty half square triangles = I think I’m going to have a joy-attack!
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!
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!
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.
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|
|1/27||Dairy of A Quilter|
|1/30||Stitched in Color|
|2/3||Jay Bird Quilts|