Framework

Here are all the prints and colorways from my next collection, Framework, for Kokka. There are three prints on linen/cotton and three on double gauze cotton. The collection will be showing at Spring Quilt Market and shipping shortly thereafter. Contact Seven Islands Fabric for wholesale ordering information.

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Steps in charcoal, chartreuse, and royal blue (cotton/linen blend).

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Corners in blue, coral, and chartreuse (cotton/linen blend).

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Daisy Chain in royal blue, gray, and teal (cotton/linen blend).

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Sitting Geese in chartreuse, aqua and gray (double gauze cotton).

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Quarter Circles in coral, chartreuse, and blue (double gauze cotton).

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Broken Plaid in teal, charcoal, and chartreuse (double gauze cotton).

This Book Was a Tree

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Today I’m part of the blog tour for This Book Was a Tree: Ideas, Adventures, and Inspiration for Rediscovering the Natural World by Marcie Cuff of the blog Mossy. This clever book offers ideas and projects to get away from technology and get back to nature. You can make a terrarium, sundial, journal, natural bug repellent, bird nesting ball, and garden projects. I look forward to trying the pinhole camera project with the kids soon.

The book includes space for you to add your own thoughts, ideas and reflections throughout the process, along with charming illustrations and detailed instructions. I think this would be a good book for homeschooling parents because it adds great ideas along with information and activities. It reminds me that I do need to get away from this computer and get out into nature more often!

Follow along with the blog tour:

Week One:
4/2    Mindful Momma
4/4    Maya Made
4/7    Rebecca Sower
4/10 Tinkerlab

Double Diamond Quilt Block

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Today I’m excited to be participating in Patchwork Posse’s Around the Block Round Robin of quilt block designs. My block, pictured above, is called Double Diamond. I’ve made the block here in my Garden collection fabrics and solids. Below, you can see what a full quilt might look like. You can also see how some simple changes to the layout would create different designs.

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Be sure to head over to Patchwork Posse to enter to win a copy of my book, 1, 2, 3 QuiltClick on the image below to print out the .pdf with full instructions.

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Sneak Peek: Framework

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Here are the strike-offs from my upcoming fabric collection for Kokka, Framework. I think the Steps design above will be my new favorite for bags. And I am beyond thrilled that the fabrics pictured on the left below are all double-gauze cotton! There are three designs in double-gauze cotton and three designs in Kokka’s linen/cotton blend (on the right). If you’re not familiar with double-gauze cotton, read Rachael’s post here. These soft fabrics are ideal for clothing, baby things, and soft quilts.

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I wish you could feel how soft these double-gauze cottons are! A few of these samples will be different colors, but you can see the basic color palette. This collection will debut at Spring Market and will ship to stores sometime this summer!

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Garden Images

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Here are some images of my Garden collection from the Kokka blog. These were all samples shown in the Kokka booth at Quilt Market in October. You can find this collection at Pink Castle Fabrics, Miss Matatabi, Fabricworm, and Pink Chalk Fabrics, and others. I just got strike-offs from my next collection and you can see some sneak peeks over on Instagram.

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