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Saturday, 19 March 2022

Capri fabric look book




Sunday, 6 March 2022

Capri fabric collection

My Capri fabric collection has finally started to arrive in quilt shops worldwide!

There has been some shipping delays caused by pandemic, so the collection is a bit late, but just in time for spring!






Beautiful forsythia flowers are in full bloom, just like during the same period 2 years ago when I originally painted them. It was the beginning of the pandemic, so I remember that I suddenly had a lot of time to paint, as we were forced to stay at home, during major lockdown.



















I started to paint in watercolors, dreaming about the Amalfi coast getaway and Italy vacation, knowing that it will not be that easy to travel and see our Italian family any time soon again. 

So I had to make a print that would represent beautiful and so authentic cities and colorful houses among the Amalfi coast and nearest, Capri island. It was a bit challenging to put it in repeat, but I somehow managed to do it.


I was enchanted with all the phots of the beautiful streets and corners of the Capri island and I am so glad I did a toile version with all these blue inked drawings.

Unfortunately, that print is available only in rayon, but it's a perfect substrate for this lovey print that with added lemons became even more unique.

Of course there are 16 prints in premium quilting cotton, great choices for both quilting and wardrobe making.










I also created this file with matching AGF pure solids, so that it can be convenient for quilt making. 

O course, there are more solids that can be matched with the prints, like pistachio and mint greens, but I tried to narrow down the choices to mainly blues, pinks and yellows.  


I hope that you will enjoy using this collection and that it will instantly take you to this beautiful part of Italy!

I can't wait to show all the beautiful projects that many makers have created for the AGF look book coming March 18th.




xx

Katarina

Saturday, 19 February 2022

Zellige quilt pattern


 It's zellige quilt pattern release day and I can't be more excited to show you something that I was working on for the past three mon

Zellige quilt pattern is constructed with traditional flying geese (FG) quilt blocks, half square triangles (HSTs) and simple squares with aim to obtain nice colorful interplay and lovely sawtooth star shapes. My inspiration for this quilt pattern was Mediterranean widely famous Moorish, Zellige tiles.

With my Capri collection in mind, this geometrical interplay and pattern design seamed like a great match.

Here is the original picture that served as inspiration for the quilt construction. It's fun to see how some ideas are born! 

This quilt pattern comes in different sizes :

- pillow front - two variations: 24.5” x 24.5” 

- table runner: 24.5” x 72.5”

- baby: 40.5” x 40.5”

- throw: 72.5” x 88.5” 

- bed: 88.5” x 104.5” 



But the combinations are limitless, so using just pillow fronts and connecting blocks, you can obtain different layouts and unique lap size quilts. 



 




It's always fun to see the process, but the best part is to see the final quilt. Another amazing part of the process is to have a good company to share the ideas, progress, suggestions and more! Again this time I had a group of amazing ladies willing to help me testing and improving this quilt pattern and I can't be more helpful for their support. And finally to show you their testing quilt versions - they did such an amazing job!

Becky @keepmeinstitches created the unique lap size quilt using variation of AGF blenders and my fabrics from various collection: Avantgarde, Esoterra and Skopelos.




Barbara @missdaisy7 combined different AGF prints and centers from my Mothers garden print ( Lavish collection) to create her unique lap size quilt



Lynne  @tinkingalong used various AGF prints to make the unique lap size quilt



Sue @vinyardquilts made the throw quilt top in AGF solids



Amanda @marmanda created the throw quilt using Maureen Cracknell's Gloria fabrics



Jennifer @jeifner  made Zellige baby quilt top tonal version in AGF solids



Lori @thegreyfinchcompany made the baby size quilt using mostly Bonnie Christine's fabrics


Becky @countrychickfabrics created the baby size quilt in different AGF prints



Aurora @auroraa1714 made the pillow featuring my Boscage fabrics



Robbin @sewfarmquilter made 2 pillow fronts (one in each variation available from the pattern)




I just love seeing different variations and different options and I hope that you feel inspired to create your version or simply recreate one of the variations shown.
Thank you again so much to my pattern testers,
xx
Katarina

Thursday, 3 February 2022

Kelim quilt pattern



 Hello there!!!

I can't believe that it's 2022 already. Wow! I think I planned for so long to write my first post in this year and really wanted to strive to blog more often, but 30-something days later, here I am.

I am intensively working on preparing things for the release of the look book of my next (but already available for shops) fabric collection - Capri. I will write more about it in my next post, but before that, I wanted to share a few more pics of my favorite and best selling quilt pattern-Kelim.

I created this quilt pattern for the release of my Twenty look book, but I honestly want to make it with any other fabric collection, because it's so versatile and gives amazing results. Also HSTs are may favorite quilt block units ( beside being also the first quilt block unit I created).

So, here are some pics of the Kelim quilt (quilt pieced and quilted by my friend, Barbara Opett, along with some beautiful details )


A few WIP pics by my own version in combination of Twenty and Boscage fabrics:


Some in Boscage fabrics, as really the possibilities are endless.






And to finish with the mock-up with Capri fabrics, that I am creating at the moment, with real Capri fabrics. 



Happy February,
Katarina