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Tuesday, 5 October 2021

Modern fabric book feature

During last year I had huge privilege to be one of 25 featured fabric artists in the Modern Fabric book, written by Abby Gilchrist and Amelia Poole. 

 The book is really an eye candy and holds great information and details about different artists in this field. I feel extremely happy and grateful to have several pages about my work too.

Without revealing too much, I can warmly recommend this book, it would make certainly a wonderful gift to all aspiring textile artists.


Wednesday, 5 May 2021

TRAVAYA quilt pattern

I am so thrilled and excited to launch my newest quilt pattern in my Etsy shop: Travaya!!!  πŸŒΏ
This quilt pattern is quite easy to make, as it’s created with simple, 9-patch blocks and some variations of the block, complemented with borders and sashing.

The name Travaya is a conjunction of the French word “travΓ©e” (bay, structural beam) and English word “travel”, to reflect block’s architectural look and to evoke traveling spirit and joy of discovering new things and places. 

I had so much fun creating it and photographing it, too. You may notice some differences in the beige background fabric-that's because it's consisted of different testing versions (strike offs) of the fabric used called Ceremonial Kain and some linen white pure element by AGF.

This pattern is also my first project with my newest fabric collection:
Boscage, just shipping to shops. 

During this week, on my Instagram, I will present 14 stunning versions of Travaya quilts created by my amazing group of testers that I can’t thank enough for all the help, support, engagement and beautiful work on this quilt pattern 

Barbara @missdaisey7 

Becky @keepmeinstitches 

Lorrie @langdon813 

Debbie @mumziepooh 



Becky @countrychickfabrics 

Sue @vinyardquilts 

Lynne @tinkingalong 

Jennifer @jeifner 

Robbin @sewfarmquilter 

Barbara @blockandborder  

Alexandria @alexandriiaquilts 

Tisha @quiltytherapy

These are just some details of their amazing work, so I suggest to click on their pages to see more and show them some love. 

To celebrate my Travaya quilt release I decided to do an exclusive Instagram giveaway!πŸŽ‰ 
I will choose 5x2 lucky winners and email the pattern πŸ’š

To enter the giveaway and win this pattern, please just go to my Instagram account - @katarinaroccella and see the details.

* The giveaway will be closed on Friday, May 7th (12 noon Central European time) and winners will be announced there on Friday.

Also, I activated the Mother’s day sale in my shop and special coupon code: “TRAVAYA ” for the 30% off until June!

Happy May,


Monday, 28 December 2020

Aquarelle fabric collection

My Aquarelle collection for Art Gallery fabrics is out, as well as Aquarelle fabrics look book by AGF.

The look book is filled with so many beautiful projects, and as always I can't THANK enough everyone for taking their time to create something unique with this collection.

Aquarelle by Katarina Roccella

In my previous post, you could see some ornaments I created and now, I want to share some pics of the Interlude quilt I created with Aquarelle fabrics.

I didn't have my yardage available with me at the time that I was making the quilt, mostly during November, as my original vision and mock-up was this one, aside. 

But I am sure that I will re-create it in similar, darker version with some next collection, perhaps.

My quilting skills haven't improved much in the last few years, I think, but I am so happy with the overall look, especially as the quilt is quite big (66 x 88").
I put the 30% discount in my Etsy shop till the end of this year, so if you have desire to try some of my  PDF patterns, now is a good moment to do that ;)

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!


Thursday, 17 December 2020

Easy fabric Xmas ornaments in Aquarelle

Xmas is just around the corner and I am so happy that I had new fabrics to play with. 
It's my Aquarelle collection for Art Gallery fabrics.:)

I will dedicate the next post to better introduction and presentation of the collection, but I had to show off these freshly made fabric ornaments, that were so easy and fun to make! 
Actually I am so happy that this year we decided to buy a small natural tree that we can't wait to plant in the garden, just after the Holidays.

Regarding the ornaments, I browsed the internet to find some ideas and here are the links to some great ideas:
πŸ‘‰ no sew Xmas scrap trees
instead of the cinnamon sticks, I used some vintage wooden spools that were perfect for wrapping few fabric strips (just folded in half lengthwise) and holding the ribbon tied into a knot at the bottom

Hope you are trying to bring some joy into this Xmas period, which is not very easy with current pandemic, but let's stay well (positive would sound totally inappropriate) and safe!!!
Happy Holidays and happy sewing!

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Picturesque fabric collection


My Picturesque fabric collection is available and now that the look book is also out, I am posting some pictures, that hopefully may be inspiring to you as well. 

Also, here is the list of the matching pictured Pure element solids:

Linen White

Crystal Pink


Coral Reef




Tender Green

Patina Green

Died Moss

Forest Night


This collection is divided into 2 colorways: Vivid Artistry and Poetic Dreams, it has one print in knit and 2 in rayon. For the first time, I have the collection available as precut bundle - so called fabric Wonders available in 10" fabric cuts (42 pieces).

Look book is full of inspiring projects, from home decor and quilts, to garment sewing. Here are a few pics of very talented makers that were collaborating with their amazing projects.

                                                              Marcela quilt by Barbara Opett

....and much more! Here are a few projects I've managed to sew too :

Hope you will enjoy using this collection in your projects, just as much as enjoyed creating it.