Tidal Lace Blog Hop Tour starts here!


Welcome to the first day on The Tidal Lace Blog Hop Tour!

The next 8 days are going to be packed full of sewing goodness! Follow the Tidal Lace Blog Hop so that you can see the wonderful projects from the look book in detail and meet the people behind them. Have you seen the Tidal Lace look book yet? If not you can find it here.

Here is the playlist for the Tidal Lace Blog Tour – you won’t want to miss seeing these projects up close!

Monday, September 15  –   Windham Fabrics / Kim Andersson – I Adore Pattern

Tuesday, September 16  –   Erin Harris – House on Hill Road / Amy Gunson – Badskirt  / Cath Mosley on Instagram

Wednesday, September 17 –  Anne Sullivan – Play Crafts / Stacey Day – Stacey In Stitches

Thursday September 18th –  Adrianne Ove – Little Bluebell / Terri Carpenter – The Quilted Fox

Friday September 19 – Pati Fried – See How We Sew / Amanda Hohnstreiter – My Sewcial Hour

Saturday September 20 – Ann Haley – Sew Messy / Madeleine Roberg – Domestic Strata

Sunday September 21 – Cal Patch – Hodge Podge Farm / Rebecca Ringquist – Drop Cloth

Monday September 22 – Alicia Wietholter – Swoon Patterns / Stacey Sharman – Peppermint Pinwheels

Tuesday September 23 – Jen Carlton Bailly – Bettycrockerass / Miriam Blaich – The Berlin Quilter

(Psssst – If you read all the way to the bottom of this post, you can discover our exciting giveaway…)


Day 1  –   Windham Fabrics / Kim Andersson – I Adore Pattern

Today, I’m going to share three different projects made with my Tidal Lace collection:  Tide Lines Quilt, Sea Star Pillows & Pin Cushions and Tide Pool Hair Decorations.

Project 1 – Tide Lines Quilt

When I first started thinking about my quilt design for Tidal Lace I knew that I wanted to make something that incorporated the whole collection. I also wanted a design that would fit in with the idea of the tide. So I created the Tide Lines quilt that is inspired by the lines that are made by the changing tides.


Tide Lines Quilt. Photo by Danielle Collins



Tide Lines Quilt (close up). Photo by Danielle Collins.

I’ve also been kind of obsessed with Quarter Circle blocks lately but hadn’t taken the leap to try those curved blocks. I don’t know what was holding me back because I’ve sewn curves in other sewing projects, just not quilty curves. Well, once I made the leap and had sewn a few test curves, I realized that it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be!

I was lucky to receive Jen Carlton Bailly’s Quarter Circle templates and they made cutting a breeze! (Jen will be joining the Blog Hop on Tuesday Sept 23rd).

Luckily, the quilt came together quickly, as I had to get it finished and sent out to Terri for quilting ASAP! We had to have it done in time for the Tidal Lace look book shoot which was fast approaching!


Tide Line Quilt detail with quilting by Terri Carpenter

I LOVE how Terri quilted Tide Lines for me. Her quilting enhances those curves so well and adds to the overall sense of movement.

The Tide Lines Quilt pattern will be a free pattern when the collection Tidal Lace collection hits fabric stores in January.

Project 2 – Sea Star Pillows and Pin Cushions

The next project that I wanted to make were Sea Star (aka Star Fish) inspired pillows. So after some designing and testing templates I created a pattern for the pillows that can be pieced using different fabrics from the collection, or more simply, using whole pieces of fabric.


Sea Star Pillows for the Tidal Lace look book. Photo by Danielle Collins.


Sea Star Pillows

I really couldn’t stop making these! I ended up making 17 of them and they are sprinkled around in the photos in the look book. I then scaled the pattern down and made the cutest little Sea Star inspired pin cushion! The cushions and pin cushions will be a free pattern as well!

Oh how I love these!


Sea Star Pincushions. Photo by Danielle Collins.


Project 3 – Hair Decorations

After finishing the pillows and pin cushions I couldn’t seem to stop stuffing things. I made some adorable little hair clips from my Tide Pool pattern and added the tiniest amount of stuffing to plump them up.

So adorable!


Tidal Lace Hair Decorations


Tidal Lace Hair Decorations. Photo by Danielle Collins.


I hope you’ve enjoyed reading some more about these projects. It’s been such a fabulous and busy time launching the Tidal Lace collection out into the world and I wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support of amazingly creative friends!

I look forward to seeing what YOU make with Tidal Lace!


Enter to Win!

Exciting News! Windham Fabrics are giving away a free Fat Quarter bundle of Tidal Lace at every stop along the Tidal Lace Blog Hop Tour!

You can enter by leaving a comment under this post!


Tidal Lace Fat Quarters

The giveaway will be open from now until 8PM PST on Monday, September 22. The winner for this stop will be picked at random and I will announce the name HERE on Tuesday, September 23.

This giveaway is open to everyone, USA and International. If you’re a “no reply” or anonymous commenter, please remember to include your email address in your comment!

The WINNER of a Tidal Lace Fat Quarter Bundle chosen at random is:

Carrie ORourke

“The star pillows are adorable. I love the pin cushions. And the quilt… really does the fabrics justice. What a lovely fabric line.”

Congratulations Carrie!!!




  • September 15, 2014 at 7:08 pm // Reply

    I love the quilt and the fabric. I can feel the ocean breeze and smell the salt air as I type. Wonderful!

  • September 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm // Reply

    Thank you so much Chris!

  • September 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm // Reply

    I love this fabric line – there are so many sewing possibilities with this – tunics, quilts and so many fun projects are bouncing through my head!

  • September 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    These projects are so amazing, i want to make them all! The pillows especially look so fun, i would love 17 of them too! Great job on the sewing and the new line, it is gorgeous.

  • September 15, 2014 at 10:28 pm // Reply

    I love the colours,patterns and designs. The combination
    Of them all is inspirational. Your ideas are so fresh and new
    New! I look forward to making something creative
    From your fabrics.

  • September 15, 2014 at 11:42 pm // Reply

    Definitely cute. I like that there are some really good basics in this collection to match with the focus prints.

  • September 16, 2014 at 12:56 am // Reply

    This fabric is so beautiful, and I love those starfish pillows and pincushions! These are my favorite colors.

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:04 am // Reply

    Love the sea stars pincushions. So cute!

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:34 am // Reply

    I love the new line and really like your projects. I think I’ll be making a couple of these.

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:04 am // Reply

    What a wonderful quilt! The fabric is awesome too! dahlgren0609 at gmail dot com

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:14 am // Reply

    I could not love this collection more and the little starfish hair clips might even be within my skillset! Love seeing you celebrate this fantastic line, Kim! You rock. xxx

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:19 am // Reply

    What a cool Quilt…and Stars! Plus your lil’ Models are the sweetest! Looove these Gorgeous fabrics! :)

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:45 am // Reply

    Oh my goodness this is beautiful! This would make such a lovely quilt!

  • September 16, 2014 at 4:09 am // Reply

    Love this fabric line and the quilt is beautiful. Thanks

  • September 16, 2014 at 6:42 am // Reply

    Loved hearing you on the Modern Sewciety podcast, and love your Tidal Lace fabrics!

  • September 16, 2014 at 7:43 am // Reply

    This takes me back to my childhood and day trip to the sea. Fabulous fabric!

  • September 16, 2014 at 8:00 am // Reply

    Oh wow – what an absolutely beautiful fabric line – anything that reminds me of the ocean and the coast will always tug at my heartstrings :-)

  • September 16, 2014 at 8:19 am // Reply

    Makes me long for a tropical island vacation. Beautiful fabric!

  • September 16, 2014 at 9:35 am // Reply

    What a beautiful quilt! I’m going to have to make some of the pincushions for gifts.

  • September 16, 2014 at 11:14 am // Reply

    The shades of these fabrics remind me of a sunrise at sea — beautiful. I like all of your projects, but I just love those pin cushions!!! Just lovely.

  • September 16, 2014 at 11:48 am // Reply

    First time to see this fabric, and it’s beautiful!

  • September 16, 2014 at 12:39 pm // Reply

    Hi, loved the Tidal Lines quilt. I recently completed my first curved piece quilt and I’m hooked. Can’t wait to try this quilt!

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm // Reply

    Kim, Your new fabric is beautiful. And I love your quilt. Curves aren’t as scary as we think they are. Congrats on the fabric and patterns. Take care and God bless, Cory

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:10 pm // Reply

    Love the quilt, love the line!

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:17 pm // Reply

    BEAUTIFUL fabrics & breathtaking colors!!! QUILTS, QUILTS, QUILTS – will have to make for our local Ronald McDonald House. XO

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:18 pm // Reply

    These projects are so inspiring! The collection is really to die for. Thank you

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm // Reply

    I love the ocean and your quilt really reflects the feel of the ocean. Great pattern.

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm // Reply

    Love the quilt. Her fabrics look so fresh. Thanks for the chance.

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:42 pm // Reply

    Wow! What a gorgeous line! Let me know if I can publish anything for you!

    • September 16, 2014 at 7:31 pm // Reply

      Thank you Michele! I will email you :)

  • September 16, 2014 at 1:51 pm // Reply

    I adore that starfish pillow and pincushion! Going to need that pattern for sure!

  • September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm // Reply

    I LOVE this fabric and the quilt is gorgeous! I love anything sea releated and this is absolutely right up my alley! Thank you SO much for the chance to win this beautiful fabric!!!! :)

  • September 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm // Reply

    Cute projects. I would make a scrappy quilt.

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:02 pm // Reply

    Wow! That quilt is awesome! How did you ever get that picture? The pattern is reminiscent of Drunkard’s Path “on steriods.” The fabrics and how you used them definitely are evocative of the coast, its serenity and repetition. I love the small accesories, starfish and sea creatures.

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:06 pm // Reply

    ADORABLE projects! Lovely fabric! Thanks. :)

  • September 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm // Reply

    Lovely fabrics! Im looking to make myself some new work wear :)

  • September 16, 2014 at 4:12 pm // Reply

    HI, what lovely projects;especially love your quilt!
    Thanks for sharing a neat giveaway!

  • September 16, 2014 at 4:13 pm // Reply

    HELLO, what a neat quilt!
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

  • September 16, 2014 at 4:26 pm // Reply

    Beautiful fabrics and wonderful projects.
    I love the quilt and the pincushions!

  • September 16, 2014 at 4:31 pm // Reply

    the seashell cushions are inspired! I love your quilt, curved piecing scares me but I love the way it looks

  • September 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm // Reply

    Thank you for all your wonderful comments! It makes me so happy reading them all! xxx

  • September 16, 2014 at 4:53 pm // Reply

    What a gorgeous color scheme! I love everything ocean related so this fabric is perfect for me :)

  • September 16, 2014 at 5:28 pm // Reply

    Congrats on your beautiful new fabric collection! I LOVE your Tidal Lines quilt. I’m going to have to get brave enough to try curved piecing. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  • September 16, 2014 at 7:03 pm // Reply

    These are some beautiful fabrics and I would love to work with them. Thanks

  • September 16, 2014 at 8:37 pm // Reply

    Lovely collection! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • September 16, 2014 at 8:59 pm // Reply

    Such beautiful fabrics! Thanks for the chance! Will be watching for that sweet Starfish pillow pattern to be available too! :)

  • September 16, 2014 at 10:08 pm // Reply

    I love the layout of your quilt!!! I’ve not seen one lie it and the fabric is lovely too!!!

  • September 17, 2014 at 12:03 am // Reply

    I can see making mini sea star bean bags, too. The pillows look like fun. Great color combinations.

  • September 17, 2014 at 12:37 am // Reply

    I love this fabric and the quilt you posted. I would enjoy making the same quilt from the same fabric. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • September 17, 2014 at 12:44 am // Reply

    This is a beautiful collection! I really like the combination of colors.

  • September 17, 2014 at 1:20 am // Reply

    I love the patterns in your collection, the solids I love too. Would love to win a FQ bundle. Thanks for the chance.

  • September 17, 2014 at 1:21 am // Reply

    I love the fabric and all of your samples. I would enjoy using the fabric to make a matching quilt. Thank you for the chance to win.

  • September 17, 2014 at 2:24 am // Reply

    Wow. Beautiful quilting! Would love to win!

  • September 17, 2014 at 2:56 am // Reply

    I’m so glad I found a link to your blog on Erin Harris’ blog. Your fabric and quilts and pillows are delightful. Love the colors in Tidal Lace, and the star pin cushion is adorable. Hope the fabric is a big hit!

  • September 17, 2014 at 8:19 am // Reply

    Thank you for the chance. I love fabric.

  • September 17, 2014 at 12:47 pm // Reply

    I love all your projects – especially your quilt. It is lovely

  • September 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm // Reply

    I love the quilt – beautiful colors!

  • September 17, 2014 at 1:51 pm // Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway. The projects out of this fabric are adorable! Love the hair accessories and the pin cushions.

  • September 17, 2014 at 2:24 pm // Reply

    Love the sea star pillows especially!

  • September 17, 2014 at 2:30 pm // Reply

    The star pillows are adorable. I love the pin cushions. And the quilt… really does the fabrics justice. What a lovely fabric line.

  • September 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm // Reply

    Beautiful quilt and those starfish pillows are extra cute.

  • September 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm // Reply

    This is a gorgeous collection – makes me feel as if I’m at the beach! The projects and project book are done sew well! I’ve very inspirational. I’d love to win the fat quarters!

  • September 17, 2014 at 5:54 pm // Reply

    I love the seashell cushions! Thanks for a chance to win :)

  • September 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm // Reply

    I was grinning broadly when I saw the starfish! Love your quilts and the look book. A lovely collection.

  • September 17, 2014 at 7:33 pm // Reply

    These are so lovely and comforting – definitely a reminder of my childhood spent playing in the tidal pools. Congrats on the new collection!

  • September 17, 2014 at 7:56 pm // Reply

    Such a beautiful line! I just love the idea of hair decorations/ clips from the fussy cuts– brilliant! Those starfish pillows are also on my to-do list now! Congrats and thanks for the chance to win!

  • September 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm // Reply

    I love the projects you made with the fabric! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!


  • September 17, 2014 at 10:31 pm // Reply

    What great things you’ve done with the fabric. It’s easy to get inspired with such wonderful colors and prints.

  • September 17, 2014 at 11:13 pm // Reply

    I would love to make my nieces some cute skirts with this fabric! Fabulous quilt and projects! thank you!

  • September 18, 2014 at 12:09 am // Reply

    Love the star pillows, the trims are a pretty bonus.

  • September 18, 2014 at 12:10 am // Reply

    I love the Tide Lines quilt, and the quilting is great

  • September 18, 2014 at 5:03 am // Reply

    Such a fun and playful fabric line! Would love to work with all the beautiful fabrics! Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  • September 18, 2014 at 9:38 am // Reply

    I’d love to make a picnic quilt – the colours would be perfect!
    Tide lines is stunning!

  • September 18, 2014 at 10:37 am // Reply

    I really like the quilt but my favourites are the cushions, they are just adorable ands I could happily make a whole family of them. Thanks for a great giveaway too. x

  • September 18, 2014 at 1:54 pm // Reply

    The colors are so soft and relaxing, just like being on the beach. Your quilt is so pretty, highlighting the waves, perfect for using as a picnic quilt. Thanks you so much for this giveaway opportunity.

  • September 18, 2014 at 1:56 pm // Reply

    What beautiful fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  • September 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm // Reply

    What beautiful fabric! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@hotmail.com)

  • September 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm // Reply

    Love the Tidal Lines quilt and the Tidal Lace line of fabric.

  • September 18, 2014 at 3:31 pm // Reply

    I really love those fabrics! :)

  • September 18, 2014 at 3:59 pm // Reply

    What wonderful projects! Makes me want to head to the beach.

  • September 18, 2014 at 5:38 pm // Reply

    Love this fabric collection – lots of wonderful ideas in the Lookbook too! I love the sea and the beach, love Tidal Lace in Coral and the Sea Gems on a white background! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • September 18, 2014 at 6:09 pm // Reply

    So creative. Love the starfish. And the quilt is beautiful. Tidal Lace is a beautiful line. Thanks.

  • September 18, 2014 at 10:35 pm // Reply

    I love the color palette and prints in this collection. Would you like my address to ship me that wonderful Tidal Lines quilt and a couple of starfish pillows to match?

  • September 18, 2014 at 11:20 pm // Reply

    Congrats, Kim on the debut of your beautiful first line with WF!

    Love, love, love the quilt in Tidal Lace… I was thinking I would like to make bags with your pretty fabric, but now I want to make a quilt, too! ;o)

  • September 19, 2014 at 9:45 am // Reply

    I love the pincushions!

  • September 19, 2014 at 10:54 am // Reply

    I love all of the projects! I especially loved all of the starfish pillows and pincushions! Thanks for the giveaway!


  • September 19, 2014 at 11:49 am // Reply

    Wow! These fabrics are amazing! I would love to win one if your
    Packs…. It would help extend the quickly disappearing summer!!
    Fingers crossed!!

  • September 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm // Reply

    I have never had the chance to use her fabric before. It is gorgeous!

    • September 19, 2014 at 1:59 pm // Reply

      Well, no wonder I haven’t used her fabric before. Ha. I forgot that I read it was her first line of fabric. I typed my response too quickly.

  • September 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm // Reply

    I love your Tide Lines quilt and your fabrics are gorgeous! I’m a little behind, but it will be visiting all of the blogs today to see what everyone has made. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • September 19, 2014 at 5:48 pm // Reply

    The quilt you designed is beautiful! I love the solid blue in this line. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • September 19, 2014 at 6:01 pm // Reply

    There is seemingly no end to your creativity — so inspirational! Thank you for sharing all these great ideas.

  • September 19, 2014 at 11:40 pm // Reply

    Great giveaway. I really like the fabrics

  • September 20, 2014 at 12:02 am // Reply

    This fabric would be great to make a quilt for my friends who have a house at the beach.

  • September 20, 2014 at 2:03 am // Reply

    I love seeing the projects and quilts made with the fabric, it really works beautifully in all types of patterns and the star pillows to match, are so fun.


  • September 20, 2014 at 2:05 am // Reply

    Love the Tide Line quilt and all the Tidal Lace fabrics!

  • September 20, 2014 at 2:13 am // Reply

    I love your Tidal Lines quilt – just beautiful. The simple quilting compliments the quilt rather than taking it over. The fabric colors are to die for.

  • September 20, 2014 at 9:30 pm // Reply

    Your collection is beautiful and your look book ideas are wonderful. I love the Sea Star pin cushions and the hair decorations. Must make some for my daughters. OK, the pin cushion’s for me!

  • September 21, 2014 at 12:12 am // Reply

    These are beautiful prints and I think I would be able to use them in many different projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • September 21, 2014 at 7:09 am // Reply

    I just love the sea – great patterns – can’t decide which one I want to make first

  • September 21, 2014 at 7:15 am // Reply

    Love your collection!

  • September 21, 2014 at 8:40 am // Reply

    Beautiful Fabric. Thanks!

  • September 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm // Reply

    Those star fish pillows and pincushions are so cute! I’d definitely make some of the pillows if I win.

  • September 21, 2014 at 10:21 pm // Reply

    What a beautiful line of fabrics! Thanks for hosting a blog-hop-giveaway! :)

  • September 22, 2014 at 1:39 am // Reply

    Kim thank you for sharing your seaside inspiration in this line.
    I love to watch the tides come in and go out here on the Atlantic.
    Absolutely adore the star pillows and the pin cushions..oh my gosh I can’t wait for the pattern(s)!
    Thoroughly enjoying the Tidal Lace Blog Hop and the entire collection as it’s packed w/inspiration and talent and the love only quilters/sewists can share.

  • September 22, 2014 at 6:34 am // Reply

    I love this fabric. I can see the waves and smell the salt air. Wish I were at the ocean right now.

  • September 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm // Reply

    OMG! Everyday, more and beautiful projects stimulating our creativity with that beautiful fabric. So many choices, such a difficult decision! What would I really make if I had a fat quater bundle of these awesome fabrics? I would probably have to put all the choices in a “hat” and draw out one just to narrow it down! I love how the bloggers have “stretched” and given us clothing and accessories as well as quilting examples. Thanks

  • September 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm // Reply

    Ahhh, I am dying of cuteness over those sea star pillows, especially with the pom pom trim. So cute!!

  • September 22, 2014 at 10:42 pm // Reply

    Lovely fabric. Would love to make a quilt and starfish pillows with those prints!

  • September 23, 2014 at 12:08 am // Reply

    Thanks for the chance to win, the starfish pin cushions are adorable!

  • September 23, 2014 at 1:12 pm // Reply

    I have enjoyed seeing everyone’s projects for this gorgeous fabric line!

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