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Something New … Fabric

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That is the Stack of Happy.

As are these. They multiplied.

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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.

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l to r: quill, cumulus, oriel, drizzle and cog

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l to r: cumulus, quill, oriel, drizzle and cog

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.

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All coordinate with each other and a wide range of Kona Solids.

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The Color Continuum — Monochromatic fabrics are available through Spoonflower.

introducing: Color Continuum — no. 01 Monochromatic

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cog from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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.

Available on Amazon now and in the Carolina Patchworks store with signed copies scheduled to begin shipping around May 13th.

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.

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all five projects from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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.

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all five projects from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

Give it a try, and brighten your day — with a single color.

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oriel from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

Angela Walters did the quilting on all five quilts. Amazing work once again!

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cog from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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cumulus from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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.

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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.

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cumulus from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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quill from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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drizzle from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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oriel from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic

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cumulus from color continuum — no. 01 monochromatic
with angela’s mr. grumpy cloud

Housekeeping: Comments now close automatically

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.

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Late Winter … New Quilts … Lots of Color

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!

25 Days to Save: Small Business Saturday + Sewing at Home Sunday + Cyber Monday + End-of-Year Sale

It’s that time of the year … at pretty much every store in the world. The family and I ventured out to the mall this afternoon, just to see a movie, and barely made it home without getting run over in the parking lot. So for you, my wonderful customers, I’ll do my best to make your lives a little more store-free; just click-click-click … wait a couple days … check the mailbox … and voila! Gifts and goodies without risking life and limb.

Shopping for patterns and books?

Get 25% off everything when you purchase 2 or more patterns/books with the code CHRISTMAS2013. Offer valid on paper and PDF patterns.


Shopping for finished quilts?

Get 10% off all finished quilts with the code CHRISTMAS2013.

Shopping for fabric scrap bags?

Get 10% off all scrap bags with the code CHRISTMAS2013.

Plus a special offer along with all scrap bag purchases:

Buy 2 bags of scraps (mix-and-matching colors is ok!) and receive a free copy of Carolina Patchworks pattern No. 013 — Mrs. Roy G. Biv, a scrappy wonder of a quilt!

Buy 4 bags and receive Mrs. Roy G. Biv and another pattern of my choosing. Buy 6 bags and receive Mrs. Roy G. Biv and two patterns of my choosing. Buy 8 bags … etc, etc.

All offers expire December 24th. Have a very Merry Christmas!

emily cier.

quilts. color. fun. life. seattle.

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