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Sunday, 21 May 2017

InBlue fabrics

It seems like forever since my last post and it's already time to present you my newest, available collection: InBlue.


Inspired with the world’s most favourite colour, BLUE, and the history of it’s appearance and usage, especially in Dutch culture and it’s famous Delftware, I created my latest fabric collection, named InBlue. I played with different motifs in different scales and combinations of blue shades in order to create a fun and versatile 20 prints collection, divided in two colorways: Azuur Stark and Azuur Zoet. 

Blue, coming from the semi-precious stone, lapis lazuli, was a latecomer among colors used in art and decoration, but three thousand years surely records some most amazing art’s creations worldwide. In Europe, especially from the Renaissance period, this royal and prestigious colour, became associated with holiness, humility and virtue and was a favourite colour of many most prestigious and famous painters ( like Titian, Durer, Raphael, Vermeer etc.)Exported to Europe, Chinese porcelain that used cobalt blue, launched the style of Chinoiserie. It was very popular style that appeared in the early 17th century, especially in the arts of Holland.


My collection was shown this weekend, during the Sprint Quilt Market in St. Louis and here you can see the picture of how it was displayed.

On the right, you can see my free Quilt Pattern, Lapis Lazuli, that can be downloaded HERE


I had so much fun making many items with my collection and can't wait till the Look book comes out (hopefully the upcoming week)!!!


I have prepared also the Dala horse pattern, that can be cute ornament hanging and can be downloaded HERE.


 The quilt pattern that I finished 3 years ago (when launching my Recollection collection) and was so lame to publish, is finally available and it's called Navate quilt. I am so proud of this little pattern, because it looks amazing (at least to me) in any fabric collection that I tried to do (doing mock ups). It's a lot of strip piecing, but it's so fun!!! I hope to finish it soon, as it's only the top that it's completed ;)

PS I have just added the new coupon code: "INBLUE" for my etsy store to get 25% off on purchases until the end of June-enjoy!

Will make the updates as soon as the Lookbook will be out!!!
xx,
Katarna






 

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Quiltcon-Savannah and AGF headquarters visit



I had such amazing time traveling to US...this time I had the pleasure of visiting my AGF family in Miami (Florida) and with them going to the Quiltcon East, held in Savannah (GA).



AGF headquarters visit was a blast!!!! It's such a wonderful, huge and creative place with amazing people working there, I couldn't be happier being part of that wonderful and supportive family!!! We traveled together to Quiltcon expo and here are a few pics of the Quiltcon exhibition packed with incredible quilts and also some pics of the beautiful city of Savannah.
















And here are some pics from Miami, including the wonderful opportunity to see the Julio Le Parc's exhibition at the Perez Museum in Miami.
























That's a wrap!!Huge thanks to my wonderful friend, Lauv for showing me all way around Miami...from downtown Miami, South beach, Lincoln road, Ocean drive and Bayside till the Perez Museum visit and Designer district  and Wynwoods visit- I absolutely had a wonderful time!!!!
xx,
Katarina



Monday, 16 January 2017

Blithe fabrics blog tour


I am so excited to kick off this New Year with the fresh new blog tour featuring my newest fabric range for Art Gallery fabrics, Blithe fabrics.


You can read more about my inspiration for this collection here and go through the amazing look book that AGF made, with lots of inspirational projects.

 Or you can follow me on Instagram daily to discover some brilliant creations and ideas that 40+ makers have created using Blithe fabrics. This is my biggest Blog tour ever and I hope that you will enjoy!

Here is the participants list with linked Instagram pages ( the blog posts will be linked after publishing, too):

1. Erica Toole - January 18: @ skynme2

2. Mariana Diaz - January 19: @ sewMariana

3. Ashley Herrmann - January 20: @ petitestitchery
Blog: Ashley's looks (girls clothes)

4. Isabelle Selak - January 21: @ southbaybella
Blog: Quiltography app for quilt design

5. Stacey Derksen - January 22: @ sweet_finnagin_boutique

6. Eleri Kerian - January 23: @ sewandtellproject
Blog: Blithe tote tutorial

7. Hemamalini Elumalai - January 24: @ helumalai
Blog: My little stars quilt

8. Paola Baker - January 25: @ loveoffabrics

9. Sue Stone - January 26: @ needleinafabricstash
Blog:West water tunic in linen print

10. Cassie and Alexis - January 27: @ lilyshinecreates and myysweetsunshine
Blog: Blithe blog tour: girl clothes

11. Carolina Moore - January 28: @ craftmoore

12. Lesley Storts - January 29: @ lesleystorts

13. Ali Brorsen - January 30: @ becauseofbrenna
Blog: Blithe blog tour: clothes

14. Kimberly Baird - January 31: @ monkeykimberly

15. Rebecca Makas - February 1: @ restitcherator
Blog: Blithe fabrics: quilt
 
16. Natalie Santini - February 2: @ sewhungryhippie
Blog: The yoga bag
 
17. Anna Durocher - February 3: @ bizzy_bean_clothing
Blog: Blithe blog tour: clothes
 
18. Sharon Mcconnell - February 4: @ colorgirlquilts
Blog: Dutch Windmill quilt
 
19. Laura Scaramella - February 5: @ petitestitchery
Blog: Blithe love: girl clothes
 
20. Audrey - February 6: @ skirtfixation
Blog: Canvas lonetree west and runway knit skirt
 
21. Terra - February 7: @ mamasayssewblog
Blog: Blithe fabrics: girl dress

22. Nichole Vogelsinger - February 8: @ wildboho
Blog: Blithe hoops

23. Mara Capron - February 9: @ mara.creates
Blog: Owl applique quilt

24. Anne Boundy - February 10: @ anneboundy
Blog: Bows wall hanger and hills table topper

25. Heather Hatch - February 11: @ tanglewood_lane_dolls

26. Michael Caputo - February 12: @ patchworkandpaper
Blog: Blithe quilt

27. Julia Liebl-Fern - February 13: @ finefabric
Blog: Blithe quilt and bag
 
28. Nicole Young - February 14: @ lillyellasworld
Blog: Blithe cather pillow

29. Karly Nelson - February 15: @ paisleyroots
Blog: Blithe dress and cardigan

30. Ines Hilsberg - February 16: @ naehzimmerplaudereien
Blog: Blithe voile blouse

31. Geraldine Wilkins - February 17: @ livingwaterquilter
Blog: Winter Crystals quilt

32. Deanne Chambers - February 18: @ borealfabrics
Blog: Blithe dresses
 
33. Mathew Boudreaux - February 19: @ misterdomestic
Blog: Hexagonal sewing box
 
34. Judith Posdziech - February 20: @ septembers_delight
Blog: Clamshell quilt

35. Elise Baek - February 21: @ eliseandemelie
Blog: Woodland quilt

36. Marija Vujčić - February 22: @ mvquilts
Blog: Winter's dream and Winter sunrise quilts

37. Elina Temmes - February 23: @ elinatemmes

38. Maja Wlusek - February 24: @ betyipiernaty
Blog: Maker's tote and mini quilt

39. Jennifer DauFerermany - February 25: @ yokokudo88

40. Jacky Ayres - February 26: @ jackyayresdesigns

41. Yuliya Reshetnikova - February 27: @ yureshetnikova
Blog: Solitude quilt

42. Christine Bacquer Joubert - February 28: @ lopolokko

43. Katrin Umlauft - March 1: @ puppilalla
Blog: Static interference


Thank you so much for joining us and huge THANKS to all the wonderful makers for participation :)!!!!
xx
Katarina








Monday, 12 December 2016

Dear deer quilt



My newest collection, Blithe fabrics has the Lookbook out, featuring many wonderful and inspiring projects!!!



You can also enjoy this video featuring Blithe fabrics;)

I made a few projects that will be featured there, but the biggest project I made is the Dear Der quilt!!!
It was inspired (the name at least) with one of my fav prints from the collection- Dear Deer ;)


When I started thinking about what kind of a quilt I would love to make with this neutral gender kind of a fabric collection, I realized that it's a perfect fabric option for my 12 years old boy and his newly decorated room. Something bold, modern and fun, boyish too....and that's how I came to the idea of making the big dear head, just like in one of my Deer Houndstooth prints;)
This collection has a great balance of light-low value fabrics and those darker and it was great for this kind of project!!! Here are some finished pictures of the quilt that measures 80.5" x 55.5"-which is a perfect size for kid's bed ;).





In case you are asking for a pattern , I made it available in my etsy shop
And, there is also a 30% off if using the code: HAPPYHOLIDAYS till the end of this year!!!


There is also the free quilt pattern that I designed for this collection called Windowscape (that I am planning to make for our big bed), in case you are looking for something bigger and maybe a bit more traditional ;)

Enjoy and happy Holidays!
xx
Katarina