Today we kick of the blog tour for my fabric collection, Cascade. It's going to be 8 days full of inspiring projects with a giveaway at every stop! If you haven't already looked, check out the Look Book to see most of the great projects.
The first is called Zen Bubble. I designed and made this quilt. It's mostly hand applique, which you might know is generally not my thing. I'm all about machine sewing. But this design just needed to be done by hand. There is something about the softness of handwork that I felt was needed to compliment the simple design.
The design comes straight from one of the fabric prints, Bubble. This will be the free pattern offered with the collection and will be available here around the time the fabric hits stores (February).
I quilted this on my longarm. The background is randomly spaced straight lines with a top and bottom border. Since the background fabric of the bubble is raindrops, I thought little rainbows was an appropriate fill. :)
I love how pretty the colors all look together. And I'm so happy I got to choose 4 solids to coordinate with the collection. This light grey is going to get plenty of use in my quilting.
And look at the amazing raindrop quilting that Neva did...
And finally, my friend Robin (also from CJMQG) made a version of the Diamond Strands quilt from my book in the Glacier colorway. The soft icy blues and greys look just as I pictured when I first imagined the collection. And I think this pattern has a "cascade-y" feel (yes, I'm aware that's not a word) that goes perfect with the collection.
Robin did such a great job piecing it that the whole thing is crisp and pure.
I also quilted this one on my long arm. It was fun to use the fabric as inspiration. And in the solid diamonds I did a deco styled motif.
These three gorgeous quilts are just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the following blogs to see what others have made and stop back here to see what else I share.