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