Only 194 days until Christmas!
Are you ready?
Or are you totally freaking out?
Need a quilt but don’t have the time to piece or applique because school is out next week and the kids will be running amok in 3… 2… 1… ?
* disclaimer: I didn’t quilt mine. I hate putting out an unfinished quilt but a dislocated shoulder and a couple months of PT and it still hurts. That’s my excuse.
That is the Stack of Happy.
As are these. They multiplied.
What are they exactly?
Running a quilting business involves a great deal of staring at a computer screen, and I needed a new adventure.
I figured if I can self-publish a book, I can self-publish fabric right?
So I did. And now it’s available through Spoonflower.
Five prints in two colorways, sunny and cloudy, and are inspired by the quilts in the book, Color Continuum — no. 01 Monochromatic.
Which when sliced into some smaller pieces and made into a pillow (pattern is based on my Another Brick in the Wall design), looks quite stunning. I whipped up a two sided pillow, cloudy on one side and sunny on the other (you can see a bit of sunny peeking through on the back in the picture below). It is bound in an aqua color which is shared by both colorways.
All coordinate with each other and a wide range of Kona Solids.
The Color Continuum — Monochromatic fabrics are available through Spoonflower.
Color Continuum — no. 01 Monochromatic, a new book with five modern monochromatic quilt projects is finally here!
In quilts, as in life, few things are more important than color. Color evokes a mood, color sets a contrast, color is the spark that can make the everyday — extraordinary. Color Continuum is an exploration of how different approaches to creating a unique palette for a quilt can imbue it with emotion or suggest anything from an everyday scene to a classic painting.
It will also be available on all the international Amazon sites but can take a while to show up on all of them. It does appear to already be on amazon.co.uk.
In no 1. monochromatic, choose between five modern, geometric patterns which can each take a single central hue and build a rich story using subtle shades and bold shapes. Whether you’re trying to coordinate with an existing color scheme or capture a particular atmosphere, the purity of a monochromatic approach can produce surprisingly lush results. These designs, inspired by elements of everyday life, each feature full-color illustrations, full-sized templates, and detailed step-by-step instructions.
Give it a try, and brighten your day — with a single color.
Angela Walters did the quilting on all five quilts. Amazing work once again!
If you’re an Instagram follower, you’ve seen random mentions of the Stack of Happy. More about that tomorrow. A preview is below and if you poke around the new blog design, you can find out even more.
One more teaser… notice that it’s no. 01? Vague, random Instagram pictures start again next week because I wouldn’t have put the no. 01 in there if there weren’t a no. 02.
But for now, we’ll enjoy another wonderful release that is totally me.
Working on some big blog upgrades today. None of those will go live until the new release is release (next week? next next week?) but in the meantime, some changes have gone live now, most notably, comments now close automatically after 60 days. It’s mostly due to the spam attacks but I get a lot of people asking me for support with their sewing machines (I haven’t used that one in 5-some years at least) and bringing up topics that don’t need bringing up.
So if you need to nag me, feel free to email me (it’s over there on the right. The new update has a little mail button.) or post to whatever the most recent post is.
The new stuff is close. Really close.
Busy as can be over here in the world of Carolina Patchworks.
A new home …
(But the same city …)
A new project in the works …
And lots of smiles …
I’m still in the thick of finishing up the next project … back to the sewing machine!