Alrighty. I’m way overdue for showing some new stuff–so sorry for the delay!
My latest business births have been a long time coming and certainly a lot of fun to get together. It’s pretty safe to say that all of what gets produced on the business end has some serious roots in what I’m most interested in making as a quilter myself. Often the line between “personal” and “professional” quilter is a bit blurry for me. Architextures is a perfect example of this. That collection was really just an idea for some fabric that I wanted to sew with, and to this day I am blown away by how much it has appealed to so many others. (And this totally blows me away. Wow.)
First up is a new pattern to my current paper-piecing series called Tangelo. She’s a fun one to make, and I’ve been dreaming up tons of other versions since her conception.
And then my other big launch was a brand-new pattern group that I’ve called the Slow Sewing Studio. In addition to being an avid paper-piecer, I also love me some handwork. The projects to start this group all use needle-turn appliqué–one of my favorite hand techniques. (Of course you can use your own favorite appliqué technique with these designs as well.) The idea of slowing down and unplugging is very important to me and also a big concept behind the group. For now you can read my lil manifesto and find links to the patterns here, but I’ll also be going into more detail about each of my new patterns in the near future.
In developing the new group, I was lucky enough to be able to bring on the collaborative efforts of two fine designers. Anna Graham of Noodlehead lent her talents to work with me on the Social tote (seen above), and Jessica Pollak dazzled me with her graphic skills in creating a beautiful graphic for the group (also above and to the left). It was so amazing to work with both of these talented (and really kind!) designers, and I’m so excited about what they’ve added to the group.
So that’s the basic overview. More to come soon.