Saturday, December 15, 2012

Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter

Last week I received a surprise package in the mail from Windham Fabrics. Nice!  A sneak peek of Lotta Jansdotter's new fabric collection (due in stores in April 2013) - Glimma.   And so it started.  I spent some time contemplating how best to use these fabric squares and soon came to the conclusion ....

.... that it might be fun to mix Lotta's new Glimma collection together with both of Lotta's earlier collections, Echo and Bella.  The prints are all large scale contemporary prints, and when combined together they appear to have a commonality that certainly suggests all are created by the one designer.

The colors of the prints across the three collections are not exact matches - the orange Glimma palette a little deeper, the blue Glimma palette a little brighter - however I don't think these subtle differences are obvious when combining these fabric collections.  I rather like the cheerful look of the combined collections.

I am also rather partial to this stripey binding - it had to be a sunny yellow for this quilt.  The binding fabric is Clown Stripe by Michael Miller in Limeade.

It's been a fun sewing week - easy piecing patchwork squares - which still is one of my favorite quilt layout/designs.   The humble square is foolproof and highlights the fabric beautifully.  By the way, the four different solid fabrics used in the quilt top are part of the Glimma fabric collection - they somehow escaped the photography session of the squares received in the mail.

The finished quilt has been listed this quilt in my Etsy Store. SOLD

You can find the listing for this quilt here:  Modern Patchwork Quilt - Glimma

Ready for shipping.

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  1. That is a really great idea. I have been coveting Bella and am waiting till after the holidays to buy it. I might have to wait till the new fabric is out and give it a go. I love the mix you did.

  2. I just LOVE Lotta Jansdotter and can't wait for the new line! Whoooohooo!

  3. Another beautifully classic quilt, and wow, just love that fabric!

  4. It's lovely! Good call about pulling all of those fabrics together!

  5. well that one didn't last long. On to the next Rita! Will you have a break over Christmas?

    Have a Happy Christmas.

  6. Looks amazing ... was reading crossing my fingers this might have been one almighty give-away ... aren't you the lucky lady gifted those gems .... I have a collection of both Echo & Bella with the intention of hanging onto them to do just what you've done here ... combine them in one look. Thanks for sharing ... Cheers

  7. Another gorgeous quilt :D
    Your stash must be amazing, by the way. When do we get to see some pictures of your sewing space? I'm sure I can't be the only one dying of curiosty!

  8. Darling! I do love the binding, great choice!

  9. Oh my gosh I LOVE this pattern it is gorgeous!!!!!

  10. Oh my gosh I LOVE this pattern it is gorgeous!!!!!

  11. oh no! more fabric that I'm going to need ~ darn ~ teehee. Love the quilt too.

  12. Absolutely! It's fabulous with all three, and the slight shade differences enhance the overall look without being too matchy matchy.

  13. Love those surprise packages from Windham! It was such a treat.
    Another winner collection, I love these prints all together.

  14. Beautiful! :) I LOVE Lotta Jansdotter. The prints from her lines look so great together!

  15. Oh, this is so beautiful. You've placed the color so well throughout! It flows so nicely!


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