I am so excited to introduce you to Tidal Lace, a new fabric line designed by Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern for Windham Fabrics. I met Kim through the Quilt Design a Day group and was thrilled when she asked if I would design something using her new line.
As Kim describes it, “Tidal Lace is my imagining of lace and the tide pools woven together, full of fascinating details and bursting with color and life.” I couldn’t agree more. The shapes and the colors found in these fabrics are spectacular and will, no doubt, leave your mind swimming with ideas. Inspiration for my quilt design came directly from one of her drawings.
See those little round clusters of shells? Oh how they called out to me! Paired with my current obsession with curves and large scale piecing, Tide Pool was born.
In my imaginary world, I pictured a wave crashing over my background fabric and leaving behind three tide pools of differing sizes. There, within the nooks and crannies, you might find a variety of sea creatures and shells with their own varying characteristics waiting to be discovered, surrounded by the swirls and bubbles leftover from a passing wave. I don’t know if it’s really like that, but for a girl living in Texas, that’s how I imagine it.
Every single print in this collection is beautiful with a little something for everyone. For quilters looking to enhance a fabric stash with good blenders, you won’t be disappointed. Several prints that would be really cute used as clothing for children and adults. In fact, check out the Tidal Lace Look Book for some examples. My favorite fabrics in the collection are the Tidal Lace prints, with my most favorite being the white variation. Little did I know when I chose to add it that the fabric was ombre. It added a wonderful depth to my quilt and I loved how it looked different each place it was added. All the line work is so beautifully done and even though many of the prints can read as a solid, they have a little something extra because of the detailing.
I hope you have enjoyed learning a bit more about Kim’s new fabric line and my quilt, Tide Pool. The pattern for the 60 x 72 inch quilt will be coming soon.
:: GIVEAWAY ::
In the meantime, if you would like a chance to get your hands on some of this awesome fabric, you are in luck! Windham Fabrics is giving away a fat quarter bundle of Tidal Lace to one lucky reader! To enter please leave one comment below telling me what you’d like to make. I will randomly select one winner on Thursday, September 25th, 2014. International entries are welcome. The winner will be announced in this post and contacted via email.