Posts tagged ‘books’

Spring Quilt Market 2013: Clothworks – Penguin and Fish

Alyssa Thomas of Penguin and Fish has been one of my favorites since I met her at her first Quilt Market, three years ago. She was one of the very first to show modern embroidery patterns at Market and her whimsically wonderful, frequently oversized designs of critters quickly caught on—they’re simple enough for new embroiderers, [...]

Hand Quilted With Love by Sarah Fielke

Hand Quilted With Love by Sarah Fielke Cico Books buy on Amazon | buy directly from Sarah in Australia I’ve been thinking a lot lately about “collections” as applied to designing things like fabric and projects for books — why we make them and how consumers respond to them. Having a theme can serve as [...]

Blog Tour/Giveaway: Kelly Lee-Creel on Experimenting With Different Fabric Types

Kelly Lee-Creel is a crafter, photographer, fabric designer for Andover, and now author for Stash Books (which makes her my book sister!). She has stopped by True Up today as part of her blog tour for Handmade Hostess, a book about adding handmade touches to all kinds of parties and gatherings. The book is full [...]

Giveaway: Terry Cloth by Monique Combes

It has been a long, long time since I’ve done a giveaway, hasn’t it? Well, this book is so special it has me coming out of giveaway hibernation. Terry Cloth is by Monique Combes, a vintage fabric aficionado and proprietress of online shop Tactile Threads. Schiffer Books is the publisher of lots of great vintage fabric reference volumes, so I was [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: Kaffe Fassett

Kaffe Fassett is still my favourite fabric designer. For me his stuff just never gets old. I would never use it all together in one quilt but using small pieces here and there and mixing them with the other things in my stash makes my quilts sparkle. Enough of my gushing – his fall release range [...]

Fall Quilt Market 2012: In the Beginning

Seattle’s In the Beginning Fabrics is feeding the modern quilt movement’s hunger for simple, unfussy, graphic prints and interesting solids with Bloom Modern by Jason Yenter (March 2013) and Modern Solids, which are yarn-dyed and use subtly different thread colors for the warp and weft, which add a bit of depth and dimension to these [...]

Kaffe Fassett Fall 2012

{ Prints from Kaffe Fassett Fall 2012, plus coordinating solids, image courtesy Pink Chalk Fabrics } Who else has been feeling jade/emerald lately? The jade in Kaffe Fassett’s Fall 2012 collection is simply bioluminescent. Love it. The new patterns are the Jupiter Stripe (which also reminds me of geodes), Oriental Trees, Chard, Peking, and Camellia – follow [...]

Tactile Threads

Monique Combes is a vintage fabric connoisseur. Her favorite fabrics are ones with texture: barkcloth, polished cotton, and terrycloth. In fact she’s the only terrycloth fan and advocate that I know! Her love for it has spawned a book and a new shop, Tactile Threads. Terrycloth is great for summer garments, baby and kid’s projects, [...]

Spring Quilt Market 2012: FreeSpirit – Tula Pink

Oh, Tula Pink always gets me in my rainbow-lovin’ heart. Tula was at market in full force, with a huge booth to showcase two lines, Nightshade (out now) and The Birds and the Bees (July/August). The space was divided down the middle with the two line’s color palettes, but still meshed beautifully together, like a really well-adjusted split-personality.   The [...]