I’m back! Sorry to have disappeared but vacations crept in and …. well you know.
Here is some fun shirting fabric from Windham Fabrics. It is from their new line Ascot which is shipping to stores NOW.
I created a pattern for them featuring this fabric that you can download for FREE from their website! Here is a shot of a sample that I made for them for spring market in Salt Lake City which shows a miniature version (it is hanging over the railing in the far right side of the picture)
The fabric is a lot of fun, there are images of chickens, cards, keys, horses and horseshoes, umbrellas, bees, and anchors – great graphics printed on dark blue, cream, black, and a wonderful rich rich red. (I have a weakness for Red – it’s my “neutral” and Windham has some of the best reds on the market – especially in these shirting fabrics- if you love red fabric – you need to add these to your stash. By the way the blues are pretty good too!)
Here is the front page of the pattern which is called Bet Your Lucky Stars.
The finished quilt measures 58″ x 71″. You can easily upsize/dowsize the quilt by changing the number of blocks you use (finished blocks measure 12″)
I am working on more pattern designs and would love to know what kind of patterns you are looking for.
And here is a page showing the fabrics used in the quilt.
If your local quilt shop doesn’t carry the line – get them to get it in. If they aren’t going to carry it – head on over to The Patchwork Co. – they should have it in stock soon and you can order it from them online. If they don’t have it up on their site yet – just send an email or give them a call and ask if it is in stock. The staff there is very helpful and friendly.
Head over to the Windham Fabrics Website to see the fabric up-close and to download this FREE pattern, and browse a lot of other free patterns they have. Also, have a look at some of the other great fabrics – their well-know reproductions to their great contemporary fabrics – which will be hitting stores soon.
Head over to Judy’s blog to see what everyone else is doing.