Presenting Tidal Lace!


Today I’m very excited to present my first fabric collection for Windham Fabrics, TIDAL LACE!


The inspiration for the TIDAL LACE collection comes from two very different experiences in my life.

The first experience comes from my Grandmother’s ballet shop, where as a child I would play with the many lengths of trim and lace for hours and hours, immersed in their pattern and detail.

The second inspiration, to use tide pools in my collection, came from a family trip that we took to a lovely coastal town. Waking up early for the low tide and still quite sleepy, we were greeted by the wonder of the tide pools. We spent a wonderful morning with friends and family looking from pool to pool to see what we could spy. One person pointing out what another might have otherwise missed.

TIDAL LACE, is my imagining of lace and the tide pools woven together, full of fascinating details and bursting with color and life.



The collection includes wonderfully detailed novelties and geo’s with a color palette to make your projects shine. Intricate lace and tide pool life weave together to create images that are joyful and enchanting.

Let me introduce you to each pattern briefly, I’ll be posting more details about the collection over the next few weeks.

Tidal Lace:  Is a border print weaving together lace and tide pool life. Each selvedge has a different pattern variation to give you many options to play with. We have a Coral and an Aqua version plus an amazing Ombre version that starts with Teal at the base and ends with Coral at the top. These variations give you many options to play with.

Tide Pool: Filled with the color and fascinating life of the tide pools. Two color ways in Ocean and Seafoam.

Sea Gems: Full of sea-shell treasures. Found in two color ways, Sand and White.

Shimmer:  This pattern uses the base lace pattern filled with color and sporadic pops of yellow or coral. This represents the glint of light that plays on the surface of the water. You’ll find it in Seafoam, Coral and Aqua.

Starlight: Wonderful tonal texture inspired by Ochre Sea Stars with highlight spots. Available in four color ways, Seafoam, Sand, Aqua and Coral.

Tide pool life is a rich bed of inspiration!


I’ve also been working with Windham Fabrics to put together a gorgeous look book for TIDAL LACE.
It is full of wonderful quilts and gorgeous projects from some very talented people!

Head over to Windham Fabrics to see the look book in all it’s gorgeousness here!


Tidal Lace Look Book


I must say, it feels so amazing to finally see and hold this collection, there have been a few teary moments here :)

In the weeks to come I’ll be sharing more about the collection and projects that have been created for it. We are also organizing a Blog Hop in September so that you can get to see these wonderful projects in detail and meet the people behind them. You won’t want to miss seeing these projects up close!

Prepare to dive into a place full of wonder and delight with TIDAL LACE. Due to land at your local fabric shop in January 2015!


One of the gorgeous photos by Danielle Collins in the Tidal Lace look book.


  • August 8, 2014 at 7:48 pm // Reply

    Happy happy day!!! I just got a little teary for you…Congratulations my talented friend :)

    • August 9, 2014 at 1:51 am // Reply

      Thank you Dan! Thank you for your wonderful photos and marvelous sewing! xxx

  • August 8, 2014 at 8:23 pm // Reply

    Oooh, that lace is full of possibilities. I can really see the quilter in you shining out in the fabric designer you!

    • August 9, 2014 at 1:57 am // Reply

      Thanks Alison. I makes me happy to hear you say that :)

  • August 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm // Reply

    wonderful news, Kim! Tidal lade is gorgeous and all the supporting projects and elements are fantastic. Big congrats! xx

    • August 9, 2014 at 1:58 am // Reply

      It’s so exciting Nicky! Can’t wait to see yours too :) xxx

  • August 9, 2014 at 4:05 am // Reply

    Gorgeous!!!! That look-book is spectacular. Kudos!

  • March 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm // Reply

    I love them and I’m so looking forward to the Maine Shop Hop where 42 Maine quilt shops will be featuring your fabric during the entire month of April, 2015. Now the task is to find the perfect quilt pattern for your fabrics before April 1st.

    • March 5, 2015 at 7:24 pm // Reply

      Alice I wish I was in Maine for April! I can’t wait to see all the gorgeous projects in Tidal Lace. I’d love to do a blog post on the Main Shop Hop leading up to April. 42 Maine quilt shops + Tidal Lace! Blows my mind! :)

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