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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

AvantGarde blog tour and a giveaway!


blog tour avantgarde

Hope you all had a wonderful Holidays and that you are ready for some new and colorful projects!

 I have a great group of friends and makers that are working on fantastic projects featuring Avantgarde fabrics and I am sure that they will solicit some of your inspiration and ideas!

Here is the complete list with theirs dates, so be sure to follow them along (especially as there will be some other giveaways and free patterns included):

January 15th: Megan Jimenez from Quilt Story
January 16th: Svetlana Sotak of Sotak handmade
January 17th: Sharon Mcconnell of Colorgirlquilts
January 18th: Rachael Gander of Imagine gnats
January 19th: Ali Brorsen of Because of Brenna
January 20th: Laura Scaramella of Simple Life Company
January 21st: Alexis of My sweet sunshine
January 22nd: Marija Vujčić
January 23rd: Hema Malini of Malini’s quilts
January 24th: Kristy Sachs - Rockbabyscissors
January 25th: Paul Hallinger aka Evildemondevildog
January 26th: Erica Jackman
January 27th: Kathleen Quilts
January 28th: The Tattooed Quilter
January 29th: Nicole - Lillyella
January 30th: Sari - Sariditty handmade
January 31st: Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily’s quilts

I will make a complete re-cap post with theirs pictures once the tour is over.
In the meantime, until the end of this month, you can leave a comment here, in the comment section of this blogpost with whatever you like that has to do with Avantgarde fabrics or blog tour -  fabric,  project (yours or someone else's) or anything else referred to Avantgarde collection. The winner will get 10 yards of Avantgarde collection - 20 prints in half yard cuts!!!I will choose a winner using Random.com on February 1st, included in the Avantgarde Re-cap post.

In case you haven't had a chance to browse through the great Avantgarde Look book packed with inspiring projects and ideas, you may click on the following picture and do it ;)



You can also follow me along on Instagram where I will be posting daily theirs projects! Be sure to
check the hashtags #AvantGardeFabrics,  #AvantGardeFabricsBlogTour and #ArtGalleryFabrics  for some more inspiration!

Good luck, have fun and spread the word:)
Katarina,xx


137 comments :

JKemper said...

I love how bold and beautiful this collection is! The Kubeta Quilt from the LookBook is stunning!!

MalinisQuilts said...

Can't wait! Love all the projects from the look book��

Becky said...

I love the boldness of the colors/prints and would love to make bags out of all of them! Gorgeousness!

Lunebeam said...

I love the Flux quilt from the lookbook. I can't wait to see what others made from it!

Crystal Chadwick said...

Congratulations on the launch of your new collection! It's incredible!

Jess Z said...

I love the Because of Brenna dress made with your collection! My toddler needs one, too! Congrats on a wonderful new collection!

Donna Printy said...

Adore the vibrant colors of this Avant-garde collection! The look book is amazing! I also love the Tattooed Quilter and Evildemondevildog! Amazing! Congrats by the way!

Donna Printy said...

Adore the vibrant colors of this Avant-garde collection! The look book is amazing! I also love the Tattooed Quilter and Evildemondevildog! Amazing! Congrats by the way!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Beautiful collection! What struck me most from the lookbook is how great these fabrics look in garments.

Jessica said...

I'm really liking the Ayda's V Back Peplum dress! I've been itching to make something for my 2yo to wear. Such a vibrant collection all around!

Bec said...

I loved multiple projects from the lookbook. Congratulations on another great collection!

Deena Bailarina said...

These are just GORGEOUS! I would love to make a quilt top or giant box floor cushion using (more or less) the pattern from the table runner! :-D Can't wait to get a hold of some of this collection and it would be a dream come true to win the giveaway! With all those fat quarters I'd definitely have to whip up a few things for my newborn baby girl too! With my sewing business to run, I'm always afraid she'll be the cobbler's kid- haha! :-)

Sophia1 said...

Congrats on another gorgeous collection!!

Kim Coffin said...

I love the bold mix of colors! Such a great collection!

Sonya said...

I love your designs. Every collection contains a few favorites. This time I think I will make a dress from one of those jewel tones. Thanks for your beautiful work!

Michele T said...

This collection is amazing!! I love the bold and vibrant colours!! I would definitely make a quilt!! Thanks for the chance, can't wait to follow this hop to get ideas!!

quiltingisinmyblood said...

What a gorgeous collection. I can't wait to see all the lovely creations made with it during Avantgarde blog hop. I'm especially drawn to the Enlightment palette.

Lynn said...

Love this collection! I am thinking about a quilt with this selection and a cute dress as well. This is going to be one fun blog hop!!!

Kristin Gillis said...

I love the boldness of this collection!! So many projects it would be great for!

Tricia said...

Love your new fabric! Cant wait to see what all the designers make. I hope to win the giveaway!

stefanie taylor said...

The fabric is inspiring!

Laura said...

What a lovely collection!

Holly Hughes said...

I really love this collection more and more every time I see it--the colors and vibrancy are just spot on! It was one of my very favorite new lines debuted at market last fall and I can't wait to get my hands on some!

Sonja McHugh said...

Such a beautiful collection!

Shelly said...

I'm excited to see what imagine gnats posts! I'm so in love with the avant garde line it's so pretty. I even ordered some for my mom's quilt yesterday! Keep up the beautiful work.

Afquilt said...

I love that newlook skirt from the lookbook! Beautiful!

Linda said...

HI,I really like the Ayda's V Back Peplum dress! So neat! Thanks for sharing! msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Bonnie said...

Such beautiful, bold colours! Love them! And I'm smitten with the Modernisme bed runner. What a novel idea. I want to make one for my own bed.

Allison CB said...

Love the colours - so bright and beautiful!

Lisa said...

Fabrics are absolutely gorgeous! I've been following evildemondog's story....can't wait to hear the rest

Mara said...

Beautiful new collection, would love to make a bag with them.

pam said...

These fabrics are gorgeous! Rich with color and pattern, I especially like the large scale prints and the bold geometries. So what would I make? An improv quilt just to see where the fabrics take me!

Beth said...

The fabrics in your collection are so vibrant--the colors absolutely glow! I think they would be great to make into a quilt for my niece who is heading off to college next fall. Wouldn't they make a cool dorm quilt?

minibea12 said...

Such beautiful fabric! I especially like Steps Above Prism and A New Grid.
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CarolC said...

Great fabric, love the bold colors.

Mokki said...

I love the colours in this collection. Especially the allusion colourway.

truesde6 said...

Wow! This collection is fantastic! The colours are so vibrant and alive.

Anne said...

Love the fabric, great colours and design.

apple blossom said...

I love color so believe this line of fabric would be awesome. thanks for the great giveaway.

Unknown said...

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Veronika said...

I LOVE the boldness of color in this collection - I saw Sara ditty's sneak peeks and it looks amazing!

Rita Lynn said...

These fabrics stimulate my imagination. So many cute things to make.

Robby H. said...

What a great collection! Great color gets me everytime, and this has got that covered, especially during this dreary time of year.

SS said...

Love the two Steps Above prints, and all the blues and teals. So pretty!

Mel J. said...

What lovely, vibrant, and bold fabrics. I can't wait to get my hands on some. They work well in so many applications.

Mel J. said...

What lovely, vibrant, and bold fabrics. I can't wait to get my hands on some. They work well in so many applications.

Terri Stegmiller said...

A wonderful collection!!! All the projects in the look book are great. I love the look of,the cover quilt!

Vicki H said...

I would like to make the Flux Quilt from these fabrics.

Patti said...

These fabrics are a wonderful combo of saturated brights and my favorite black and white prints! They would be such fun to work with, the Flux quilt being the first on my list!

Laura said...

I really like the visual texture in "a new grid". What an interesting set of fabrics.

Janna Saeger said...

Beautiful fabrics, good luck!

Leanne said...

I so love all the prints in this collection! You are one of my favourite fabric designers.

Gloria Cotten said...

I love this fabric!! I am also delighted to find your blog via Svetlana.

Ioleen said...

Beautiful collection. The look book is packed with so much eye candy it's hard to pick one thing.

Brenda said...

These fabrics would make great pillows. Very inspiring!

Peaches1003 said...

The colours and prints in this line are so vibrant. I especially love the Steps Above print - it's my favourite!

Jessica said...

I love all the vibrant colors. Would love to make a baby quilt.

Sandra Walker said...

Truly gorgeous and inspiring fabric you have created! I love seeing what people create with a fabric line in blog hops. Love Svetlana's birch trees cushion cover.

Jessica said...

I love all the vibrant colors. Would love to make a baby quilt.

Patti said...

Another gorgeous collection, with colours that I absolutely love. I think a new bag might be in order!

Carole Shaffer said...

I'm really loving the florals of this line and I'm plotting a dress already

Anonymous said...

Truly amazingly beautiful fabrics, the range of projects in the look book are most inspiring. @susansquiltstudio sgrancio at Comcast dot net

Kathryn said...

I love the shades of blue and purple in this line. The hexi project is terrific.

Carol said...

I love the Teal fabrics in the collection. And that cover of the Lookbook is so great!

Brooke said...

This is my hands down favorite of all of your lines. The colors are so brilliant. I love that I can make a quilt for a boy or a man using these fabrics!

Gina said...

Love the quilt in the front!

Karla said...

Speechless with all your creativity, Avant-Garden collection is amazing!! ������

Passion to Create said...

I need to decide on a pattern to make with these lovelies! All your fabrics have been gorgeous but these are my favorites!!

Lesley said...

I love the hexagon quilt

Margie said...

A collection that has all my favorite colors!

Anonymous said...

I am looking forward to seeing all the blog posts.
Patty
paweis at yahoo dot com

Mary Howland said...

I just read the post from ColorGirlQuilts and loved the pattern and the fabrics. I would love to win the fabrics even little pieces. Gong to ROAD in CA later this week and will look for your fabrics.

Karrie S said...

I'm super excited to see the projects! I really I've the vibrant colors!
Ksmith8@emich.edu

kathy slaughter cummings said...

I love all your fabrics!
Sharon McConnell's quilt today is gorgeous!
Thank you.
kcummings71@gmail.com

Karen M said...

I just saw Sharon McConnell's quilt using AvantGarde fabrics. The colors just jump out! Stunning. I would love to get my hands on some.

patty a. said...

Interesting fabrics and fabulous projects!

delaineelliott said...

I love this fabric. I would like to make every thing in the Look Book - especially the Flux Quilt. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Blue dragonfly5 said...

I love the bold and colorful fabric and so many of the quilts made from them. Ehsquilts@gmail.com

Linda said...

Love the new line. It's as beautiful as all of the others you have designed. Congratulations.

Peggy Terzian said...

I think a 1000 Pyramids triangle quilt from this line would be splendid, although I also want to try the modern hex quilt that Sharon McConnell at Color Girl put together! Gorgeous!

Mom C said...

Truly gorgeous and inspiring fabric. I love seeing what people create with a fabric line in blog hops. I love your designs. Every collection contains a few favorites. Thanks

Melissa Rebel and Malice said...

This fabric is so vibrant. I would love to make a simple dress for myself, or a bag.

Jen Beatty said...

I would love to make a new quilt for my bed w/these fun bold prints!

Donna Printy said...

Beautiful! How talented! I'd love to make a dress for my nieces with Avant-garde fabric!

Donna Printy said...

Beautiful! How talented! I'd love to make a dress for my nieces with Avant-garde fabric!

Alexandra said...

I love these! The colors are so rich and vibrant, need 😍

Michelle Patras said...

I just love the bold colors, especially in the Steps Above prints!

Janie said...

Your creations are lovely. I would make the Flux quilt. Thank you for the inspiration, free projects, and the giveaway.

Diana said...

The Flux quilt is incredible as is everything evildemondog has recently made with your fabrics.

Diana said...

The Flux quilt is incredible as is everything evildemondog has recently made with your fabrics.

Kim said...

This collection is so pretty. I love the vibrant colors and prints. These would make beautiful bags.

Lisa said...

The look books great and free patterns! Yippee! Downloaded two free patterns a purse and an awesome quilt!

Anita said...

Gorgeous projects in the look book! Flux is my favorite.

kmq said...

I am so looking forward to getting my hands on some of this fabric. I am in love with the bold colours and patterns!

Pam Hansen said...

Just saw Hema's quilt. WOW! I think breath-taking is an appropriate description. Looking forward to seeing what others do with this new fabric line of yours.

Pam said...

Love these fabric, I have enjoyed seeing whatever other are making using these fabrics

Barb said...

I've enjoyed looking at these posts. Fabrics are bold and beautiful.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I love your fabric. Saw it yesterday on a web site and wished I had money to buy some. Love Kathleen's Windmill quilt. The fabrics really sparkle. Good luck.

Heidi said...

Congratulations on the gorgeous new line! I love the quilt that Kathleen revealed today!

Béa said...

Wow, a lot of inspiring projects with this gorgeous collection. Congrats.

Nancy said...

What a delicious line! I love the teals and the contrasting colors in Steps Above Prism.

angela said...

I love each collection you create more than the one before!!!
I love love love the Kubeta quilt in the lookbook. I'm considering that as well as a modified lonestar quilt with the bold colors in the star, and the gorgeous black and white quilts in the background. and of course, I have to make a duffel bag out of Avant Garde!

wmv said...

Love the butterflies. Just discovered the avant garde line and want to see more.

Sheri Ferraro said...

You use THE richest colours in your designs, and I just love them! I'm in the process of making two bags from the avantgarde line right now, I couldn't choose a colourway so I chose both!!!

Jessica B Lil Luxe Collection said...

This collection is screaming my name!! Love everything about it and the look book is stunning! So inspiring...great job!!

anouck said...

Hi, I just love the bright colors, and with my daily sewing foor @ansjehandmade I can definately find a nice project for all those yards :) :)

MamaDoc said...

I have been following Alice's adventure in Avant Garde land on IG on evil demon devil dogs feed. Love the fabric! Kburris (at) emc DOT com

Stacy Hadwin said...

I would make a quilt and matching pillow shams for one of my girls. Or maybe a really cool set of aprons...or both!

Zenia Rene said...

Thanks for the chance to win Katarina! I'm working at making my stash more modern and winning this would make a significant impact. I'm drawn to the modern yet retro vibe of Avantgarde. Very vibrant and clean. I'm a quilter so if I win, I'd most definitely use my prize to make a quilt like the stunning Kubeta bargello, but IF I did garment sewing I'd make something like the Date Night Dress.

Marci Girl said...

I have to admit that I like most of your collections but I LOVE this one. The graphic and bold colors, simply the best! I am partial to the clothing that has been made thus far in the tour and just individuals using your fabric.

Erin M said...

This line is fantastic. I love the remix of the Kubeta pattern with these prints. I'd love to recreate something similar.

Elina Temmes said...

I would make a quilt from these awesome fabrics💗💗💗

Tricia said...

I loved watching the makers for the last two weeks. Everything is gorgeous! I would love to win the fabric to create a beautiful quilt!

Tricia said...

How fun! Thanks for the chance to win. You have such a fun sense for colors!

MC said...

Love this collection, and the quilts I've seen so far have been stunning. I hope to be able to get my hands on some of these prints!

Lindsay Van Sickle said...

I am seriously obsessed with this collection of fabrics. I want to decorate my entire house with it as it would match perfectly! I am obsessed with Herma Melini's Arrow baby quilt. One of my New Years resolutions was to make a quilt for myself (have not done that yet!!) and I'll need to use these fabrics on that project!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This might just be my favorite fabric line you have done!!!

Kate White said...

I love the Stea Above prints - I want to make everything with them. :)

irises71 said...

This fabric line is beyond words! All the projects are great and have given me much inspiration.

Sarai Schuk said...

My goodness that Date Night dress by April Rhodes in your fanric is incredible!!!!

NaomiG said...

So gorgeous. I'm obsessing over the black top/yellow pants outfit at bit--never thought to do pants half one print/half another like that. I love it. And every single quilt looks amazing--I am impressed with how versatile the line is in all applications.

Unknown said...

I love this collection and I can instantly tell which collection it is when scrolling through Instagram. The colours are gorgeous and unique. I think some bags and clutches and also some othes for my daughter would be great in this collection!

Abby Crager said...

I love this fabric, the colors are incredible. I am in love with the Rockstar bags that Rockbabyscissors made.

Shelley Folkerts said...

I love all the jewel tones paired with the black and white prints. I really like the Arrows baby quilt that Malini's quilts created.

Shelley Folkerts said...

I love all the jewel tones paired with the black and white prints. I really like the Arrows baby quilt that Malini's quilts created.

kosulli2 said...

I love tracking all the beautiful creations with the collection on instagram- so many gorgeous ways that the prints have been showcased!

Krista freitas said...

This collection is my favorite of all time. I bought some Hawthorne threads and I can't decide what to use it for... All of the amazing creations on your blog tour have given me some great ideas.. I cant wait to get started! Your amazing girl! Keep up the good work.

*Staci* said...

I would do a quilt! Love this collection Nina. I'm already planning one for Lavish too. Your designs are always a favorite. I hope to meet you at a market one day. 😘

Susan Strong said...

I saw @kathleenquilts quilt project from the blog hop in person on Friday and it is even more spectacular in real life! The whole fabric line is amazing.

Ashley Bahm said...

I love all of the vivid colors and black and white prints of this collection... and of course the butterflies! Can't wait to make bags and a quilt out of it 😊

Brooke Dillon said...

These are so stunning! I see a knit dress in the chalk and charcoal and probably some leggings, too.

Anita said...

I love Evil Demon Devil Dog's quilt! He always makes amazing things. The Colors in Avant Garde are gorgeous!

Tracy Whitlow said...

Hello to those BEAUTIFUL pieces of ADVANTGARDE ART! I started sewing again because my oldest daughter graduated from high school last year and wants a unique quilt. Well, I have NOW found the perfect fabric for her quilt. Beautiful line.

Enny said...

I love all your collections but this one is my favorite so far. The modern patterns and colors are right up my alley and I'll definitely make a quilt with it. If Steps Above was available as a knit or voile, I'd totally make a dress after not having sewn any clothes for years. Could anyone recommend a pattern for a dress that works well with quilt fabric? Thank you!

Jemima said...

I have loved seeing the variety of projects made with your new range. I especially love the quilt made by Nicole of Lillyella - such a beautiful piece to showcase Advantgarde

Rachel Mifflin said...

Obsessed with this collection! ��

Shiloh said...

I am LOVING these fabrics, and I adore what @sariditty collaborated on. Gorgeous quilt.