Our good friend and Oakshott Fabrics US stockist Maria Tamaoka of Pinwheels is out and about a lot at the moment so go say hello (and pick up some fabric while you’re there!): 15-18 October
PIQC : Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California
29 October–1 November in booth 1715
International Quilt Festival, George R. Brown Convention Centre, Houston, Texas
Earlier this year we marvelled at the eight stunning designs that came out of a bloghop run by Lynne Goldsworthy (see the individual ones in earlier posts). Now we have drawn them together into one of our FREE ezines so you can choose which design to start with! Each quilt uses a selection from the 27 vibrant colours in a 10″ Square Pack of Colourshott 31-57 and the booklet tells you a bit about each designer and gives you the link to their pattern tutorial (covering topics like foundation piecing, 60 degree and half rectangle triangles, hourglass blocks, bias tape for appliqué, 6-patch trip around the world block).
The first creation from myBearpaw features a truly detailed freehand foundation piecing tutorial; so feast your eyes on her sea urchins and then have a go. Or pop along to Pinwheels booth at QuiltCon, Austin, Texas to have a close up look.
Look out for the booklet we’ll create to bring them all together for you.
Congratulations to the versatile Anne Williams on her new eponymous website. You may well already have read her words on quilting, textiles and crafts given her involvement with The Quilter and … (but why spoil your visit to her site, where you can read so much more?)
To celebrate the launch of the New Colourshott Fat 8ths Mini Packs (Rio, Spice, Freesia, Orchid, Brighton Rock, Derwent, Metro, New Forest – the names are enough to make you drool) we teamed up with Lynne Goldsworthy of lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk and eight talented quilter/bloggers and here’s a montage of the Quick Make delights they came up with:
Their eight stunning, FREE, designs have been brought together in a Quick Makes booklet for you to download. Each design has been fully illustrated, with comments from the designer, a list of materials and a link to the tutorial. Just click on the picture below to download the PDF.
Keep an eye out for more booklets in this series in these posts and on the Instant Colour page where you’ll also find a list of Kits.