Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Blossoms... in Cuddle fabric!

Recently I sewed up a baby-sized version of my Blossoms pattern using soft Cuddle fabric for the blossoms and backing and using the Buttercream color story of my Bella line for Blend Fabrics for the blocks.  I adjusted my pattern a bit to make it easier to applique on Cuddle and allow you to add borders while quilting in the ditch in just one step.  Oh - and this quilt top fits within the 60'' width of the Cuddle so you don't need to piece the backing.

You can find the pdf of this pattern in my Craftsy shop.

Happy quilting!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Pre-Market Craziness

It is that time of year... We are only a few weeks away from spring Market.  I can't believe it!  I need more time!  I'm waiting on fabric for 4 new patterns, but in the meantime I'm staying busy getting ready to embroider some designs onto Kona cotton in these luscious colors (you can see some blenders from Patrick Lose for Robert Kaufman peeking through as well)...

More on the embroidery side of things in a couple of weeks.  These solids coordinate well with the blenders from Bonjour, Mon Ami, which I've yet to introduce, don't you think?

Because I just can't wait. I'm starting my other new design with the Seaglass color story of Bella, mixed with some other lines currently on the Market.  I think they mix really well with Vanessa Christenson's Simply Color collection...

Of course, I love any quilt in aqua and green.
Hope everyone is having fun with their spring sewing!


Celebrate Christmas in July...

...with the Charlotte Quilter's Guild! I'll be conducting a fun class on July 11th that incorporates a little bit of strip piecing, a little applique, and a little surprise "sparkle" so please join us. You can finish your project as a pillow, table runner, or wall hanging.  You don't have to be a member of the guild to attend participate. 

If interested please contact Pat Hopkins, the program chair, by the first of May to reserve a spot.

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The WeAllSew Pinterest Fabric Design Contest

If you have ever wanted to be a fabric designer now there is a great opportunity being offered through the WeAllSewPinterest Fabric Design contest.  Some great prizes are being offered, including a new Bernina, a run of your fabric, and a professional critique by Bernatex!  I'm so excited because I am lucky enough to be one of the judges!

You have until the 22nd of April to enter so grab those colored pencils and get started!

Happy designing!

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Amanda Murphy Design

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