Have you missed us? Because we’ve sure missed you!! We can’t believe it’s been over 6 long weeks since we last posted, but sometimes adult life just finds a way to take over and meanly steal your sewing mojo.
But now we’re back and happy to report that not only has our mojo been found, but we’re ready to release the first pattern from our new collection… our first quilt pattern!
Our Spring 2015 collection is inspired by wind, and more specifically the fun things in life that are powered by wind – kites and sailboats. And since kites and sailboats are better operated outside (or so we’re told), we wanted to design a quilt that would inspire you to get outside and use it.
Our quilt is kind of an exploded nine-patch (is that a thing?), with large kite and small sailboat motif blocks.
We had a great time choosing all of these beautiful batiks from Quilting Adventures. They remind us of waves and clouds, also powered by wind. What can we say… when we go for a theme, we go all out.
We think it looks pretty great in solids too, as you can see from this portion of one of our test quilts.
Just like we do with most of the bags we design, we incorporated a fun optional feature to our quilt. You can add corner pockets to the quilt back to fill with sand or rocks to keep it from blowing away on you. So simple, yet so useful. We also used PUL (polyurethane laminate) for the backing material so that it’s completely waterproof. MacArthur award, here we come.
Come back in a few weeks, when we’ll release the first of the three bags we designed for our wind inspired collection… the Carried Away tote! And be sure to check us out on Instagram where we’ve been posting sneak peeks of what we’re working on and other fun things, like eating chocolate while sewing at 9am.