Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The cutest woodland creatures you've ever seen!

Our newest collection, Woodland Friends, features the art of Charlie Zabarte. These whimsical creatures--hedgehogs, raccoons, birds, deer and rabbits, are adorable sweet in a panel of 7" squares. There's also a printed border strip! 

We love the coordinates too--playful trees, a cool modern ring print, and dots and dashes, along with an allover woodland print. 

 Check out the intricate details in the panel blocks: 

The blocks have a variety of printed borders surrounding them:

A sweet hedgehog:

A gentle fawn:

What would you make with these prints? We'll be showing you what we did later this week!

See the entire Woodland Friends collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Essentials 2 with Color!

Recently we shared our new neutrals collection, Essentials 2. Today we're adding in a pop of color with our Painter's Palette Solids collection. We've divided up the Essentials 2 into its four different colorways: black, beige/brown, gray and taupe, and then picked some of our favorite brights and bolds to help them shine. Check out the blocks that we've stitched using these color combos! 

Blacks:
Painter's Palette Solids used:  Pencil Yellow 003, Raspberry 079, Clementine 108, Apple Green 076

Classic star blocks: 
Find a tutorial to make these here.


Beiges/Browns:
Painter's Palette Solids used: River 025, Midnight 001, Waterfall 032, Patriot 111

Monkey wrench blocks:
Find a tutorial to make these blocks here.


Grays:

Painter's Palette Solids used: Lipstick 066, Pale Aqua 062, Bright Yellow 005, Violet 149 

Plus Sign Blocks:
Find a tutorial to make these blocks here.

Taupes:
Painter's Palette Solids used:  Teal 013, Bright Aqua 040, Aruba 100, Gulf Stream 138

Jacob's Ladder Blocks:
Find a tutorial to make these blocks here.

Which combination do you like best? Which block do you like best? 

Find the entire Essentials 2 collection here and ask for them at your local quilt shop.
See all 168 colors of our Painter's Palette Solids here and ask for them at your local quilt shop.


Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Power of a Neutral Palette

Neutrals may not be flashy and eye-catching, but they play such a huge role in a quilt! We've rolled out a new line of neutral prints, the Essentials 2 collection. It consists of five different patterns in four colors--taupe, black, beige/brown, and gray. 


Leafy vines:


Paisleys:

Square check:

Geometrics:

Dots and Rectangles:


What colors would you pair with these neutrals? Later this week, we'll show you which Painter's Palette Solids we'd match up with each of the grays, taupes, blacks, and beige/browns. 

Find the entire Essentials 2 collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop.


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Town Square

If you love the Waddington Road fabrics and medallion-style quilts, watch for the summer issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine! Barbara Eikmeier designed the "Town Square" quilt featured inside.

"Town Square" designed by Barbara J. Eikmeier; quilted by Theresa Ward;
featured in Primitive Quilts & Projects Summer 2017 issue

This gorgeous quilt was inspired by antique border medallion quilts that Barb has long admired. She talked to us about her design:



Q. Why did you decide to create a medallion quilt?
BE: I work a lot from antique quilts for inspiration. I’d been admiring some from the 1850s in similar colors to the Waddington Road prints. I decided to do a composite from several different vintage quilts.

Q. How do you go about designing a quilt like this?
BE: I knew what types of pieced borders I wanted to use, and the trick became how to make it all fit. I started with the center design and yellow triangle border and then adjusted border widths to make the math work.

Q. Do you have a favorite border in the quilt?
BE: Yes—the seventh border, which combines half-square triangles and four-patches. I saw it in one of the antique quilts and liked it. I thought it was unique. It’s a slightly wider border, too, so it gives a little punch in just the right place.



Quilt measures 80" square

Q.
 Tell us about the outer two borders and how they work together.
BE: As I was laying out the outer half-square triangle border, the corners weren’t turning out in a way I liked. I decided to put pinwheel blocks in the corners instead, which meant that I needed to join the last two borders together before adding them to the quilt.

Q. How did you add interest through the plain borders?
BE: Those are often called coping borders. I aimed for variety—I intentionally didn’t use a fabric that I’d already used in a previous coping border. Antique quilts were done that way—usually based on how much fabric was available, but I like the look.

Q. Tell us about the quilting.
BE: Theresa Ward from Always Quilts machine quilted it. I debated how we should quilt it. So many of the antique quilts have a more utilitarian design, so I didn’t want to do custom quilting in each border. The design we decided upon is called Axle, and it looks like an apple core shape that echoes. It has the feel of the Baptist Fan motif but with a different shape.

Q. What do you like best about this quilt?
BE: I just love how this quilt looks. To me, it looks really comfortable. You don’t need to have the whole quilt displayed to appreciate the design element. I also think the magazine did a beautiful job on the photograph.

Q. Why did you name this quilt Town Square?
BE: I lived in Pennsylvania for a number of years, and every small town had a square, and the streets radiated out from the center. This design creates the same feeling, so I named it Town Square.

Great news! There's a kit for this project.

Kits can be ordered from Quilt Corral in Willows, CA by calling 530-934-8116 or email quiltcorral2488@att.net Cost is $120 including postage. The magazine is extra.

See the entire Waddington Road collection here.
Visit Barb's website here.
Find Primitive Quilts & Projects magazine here.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Classic Pattern, Updated Look!

American Patchwork & Quilting magazine is featuring a six-part series in honor of their 25th anniversary--choosing favorite projects from past issues and updating them for today's quiltmaker. 

In the June 2017 issue, the magazine features a classic log cabin quilt from 2005:

"Antique Log Cabin" from quilt collector Julie Hendricksen,
featured in 
American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.
 ©2017 Meredith Corporation.

For the Staff Color Option, associate editor Lisa Schumacher chose a palette of cool blues and purples from our Painter's Palette Solids collection to create a sleek modern version of a traditional design. 


 Based on a design by Julie Hendricksen. 
Used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine.
 ©2017 Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.
See the Color Option online here


See all 168 Painter's Palette Solids colors here
Find a shop near you (or shop online!) to purchase Painter's Palette Solids. Find shops carrying the solids here
Find American Patchwork & Quilting here.













What Painter's Palette Solids colors would you choose for this quilt? 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Mad for Solids Champion!

Congratulations to Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill! 
Her bundle Kona Sunset was voted the Champion of our Mad for Solids bracket! 



Thank you again to everyone who participated in our Mad for Solids event: the designers, who curated these mouth-watering bundles, and the voters, who had the almost impossible job of choosing their favorite bundle in each game. We hope you enjoyed Mad for Solids as much as we did!

Congratulations to our two randomly selected voters, who will each win a bundle of Sheri's Kona Sunset color palette. We'll be contacting you for your full names and mailing addresses. 
Sarah Z
JMarrizzle

If you've been inspired by the colors shared in our Mad for Solids competition, see all 168 smooth and silky Painter's Palette Solids here and ask for them at your local quilt shop. 
Find a list of the quilt shops currently carrying our solids here.  
Find your favorite bundles from the Sweet Sixteen here.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Mad for Solids: Championship Game

We're down to the final game in our Mad for Solids bracket! 
Thank you so much, first of all to our sixteen designers, who curated the fabulous bundles of Painter's Palette Solids that we've drooled over the past two weeks, and second of all to everyone who has voted! 
It's been fun!




The Championship Game:
Colorado Spring
By Stephanie Ruyle of Spontaneous Threads (@spontaneousthreads)

"These are the colors that greet me every spring. The multitude of purple crocus, and the yellow green leaf buds against the vast blue Colorado sky."

Fabrics (from top): Violet 121-149, Grape 121-151, Lemon Ice 121-087, Wasabi 121-061,
Aruba 121-100, Cyan 121-098, Poseidon 121-137, Abyss 121-161



vs. 

Kona Sunset
By Sheri Cifaldi Morrill of Whole Circle Studio (@wholecirclestudio)

"Inspired by colorful sunsets over the ocean coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, I selected this tropical color palette."
Fabrics (from top): 121-028 Fuchsia, 121-068 Rosebud, 121-118 Verbena,  121-005 Bright Yellow,
121-100 Aruba, 121-062 Pale Aqua, 121-138 Gulf Stream, 121-013 Teal

How to vote:  Look at the bundles and choose your favorite. Leave a comment below with your pick. You can also vote on Instagram (@pbstudiofabrics) by leaving a comment. Please vote only once per game on each platform. Voting for these two games is open from 9 am EDT on Thursday 4/6 through 6:59 am EDT on Friday 4/7.
 Voting is now closed. We'll announce the champion on Friday afternoon. 


If you've been inspired by the colors shared in our Mad for Solids competition, see all 168 smooth and silky Painter's Palette Solids here and ask for them at your local quilt shop. 
Find a list of the quilt shops currently carrying our solids here.  

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Mad for Solids: Final Four!

We're down to the Final Four! 
Your vote today helps put two bundles into our Championship game!
Which ones will they be?!



Our event features 16 designers' carefully chosen palettes from the Painter's Palette Solids collection, competing in a bracket like basketball's March Madness. 

The fabrics? 168 different colors of silky smooth, soft 62 square weave solid fabrics. 
See them all here, and find the list of quilt shops carrying them here.

(Just found us? See the opening post showing all 16 competing bundles and the bracket here. See details on how to vote at the bottom of this post.)

First, introducing our Final Four:


Game 1:
Tourmaline and Mustard Seed 
By Christine Perrigo of Contemporary Custom Quilting (@ccpquilt)

"I used to drive by a house on the way to visit my family that was painted mustard with cream trim, and teal shutters. I thought that color scheme was genius, and have been wanting to translate it into fabric."
Fabrics (from top): 121-013 Teal, 121-100 Aruba, 121-062 Pale Aqua, 121-138 Gulf Stream,
121-063 Citrus Yellow, 121-007 Maize,121-139 Daisy, 121-142 Golden Rod


vs.


Colorado Spring
By Stephanie Ruyle of Spontaneous Threads (@spontaneousthreads)

"These are the colors that greet me every spring. The multitude of purple crocus, and the yellow green leaf buds against the vast blue Colorado sky."

Fabrics (from top): Violet 121-149, Grape 121-151, Lemon Ice 121-087, Wasabi 121-061,
Aruba 121-100, Cyan 121-098, Poseidon 121-137, Abyss 121-161




Game 2: 
Birds of Paradise
by Shelley Brooks (@shelleybrooksquilts)

"Bird of Paradise was inspired by warm lush colors with a flash of green for fun and silver to make it all glow.  Normally, I gravitate to cool colors - greens, turquoises, blues, but lately I've been looking at a lot of quilt inspirations with warm citrusy colors.  When this bundle of Painter's Palettes Solids arrived - I pretty much squealed - they are gorgeous together!"

Fabrics (from top): 121-010 Silver, 121-089 Island, 121-108 Clementine,
121-124 Carrot, 121-055 Poppy, 121-073 Sangria, 121-028 Fuchsia, 121-151 Grape


vs.

Kona Sunset
By Sheri Cifaldi Morrill of Whole Circle Studio (@wholecirclestudio)

"Inspired by colorful sunsets over the ocean coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, I selected this tropical color palette."
Fabrics (from top): 121-028 Fuchsia, 121-068 Rosebud, 121-118 Verbena,  121-005 Bright Yellow,
121-100 Aruba, 121-062 Pale Aqua, 121-138 Gulf Stream, 121-013 Teal

How to vote: Today we're featuring two games. Look at the bundles and choose your favorite for each game. Leave a comment below with your picks for both games. Please list the bundle name and the name of the bundle creator, as we have several duplicate names and want to make sure your vote counts. You can also vote on Instagram (@pbstudiofabrics) by leaving a comment. Please vote only once per game on each platform. Voting for these two games is open from 9 am EDT on Wednesday 4/5 through 6:59 am EDT on Thursday 4/6. After we tally the votes on Thursday, we'll announce the Championship Game and voting will begin!  
Voting is now closed for these games. Watch for the Championship Game announcement later today! 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Mad for Solids: Elite Eight Day 2

It's the second day of our Elite Eight voting! Check out the bundles below and vote in the comments; you can also vote a second time on Instagram (@pbstudiofabrics). Have fun!


Our event features 16 designers' carefully chosen palettes from the Painter's Palette Solids collection, competing in a bracket like basketball's March Madness. 

The fabrics? 168 different colors of silky smooth, soft 62 square weave solid fabrics. See them all here.

(Just found us? See the opening post showing all 16 competing bundles and the bracket here. See details on how to vote at the bottom of this post.)


Game 1: 
Pull the Stars from the Sky
By Shelby Marie Skumanich (@godshomemovies)

"This bundle was inspired by images of galaxies and the night sky. I chose tones of blues and purples, added black to deepen the palette and selected a pale silver and pale yellow-gold as the lightest values. The title is a line from a Nine Inch Nails song that I've always loved. The fabrics, combined with others, will eventually be used to make a log cabin quilt. The centers will be small, representing the stars and the dark colored logs will vary in size, so the stars will be scattered across a rich, dark background."
Fabrics (from top): 121-004 Ebony, 121-001 Midnight, 121-161 Abyss, 121-050 Cadet,
121-080 Amethyst, 121-046 Royalty, 121-017 Honeycomb,121-104 Aluminum

vs.

Colorado Spring
By Stephanie Ruyle of Spontaneous Threads (@spontaneousthreads)

"These are the colors that greet me every spring. The multitude of purple crocus, and the yellow green leaf buds against the vast blue Colorado sky."
Fabrics (from top): Violet 121-149, Grape 121-151, Lemon Ice 121-087, Wasabi 121-061,
Aruba 121-100, Cyan 121-098, Poseidon 121-137, Abyss 121-161
Game 2:
Spring Lichen
By Jayne Willis of Twiggy and Opal (@twiggyandopal)

"Bye Bye Winter…Hello Spring! One of the first signs of Spring is the soft, delicate lichen that grows around the big tree in my backyard. If you look closely you can see an array of colors that only nature has to offer. That is until I picked this bundle of fabric! The different shades of green are most prominent in Lichen, yet there is are subtle shades of blue and teal. My bundle is all about Nature…Natural ombre colors!"
Fabrics (from left): 121-101 Azure, 121-100 Aruba, 121-000 White, 121-102 Lime Light,
121-088 Lime Mist, 121-094 Agave, 121-095 Beryl, 121-039 Jade     

vs.

Kona Sunset
By Sheri Cifaldi Morrill of Whole Circle Studio (@wholecirclestudio)

"Inspired by colorful sunsets over the ocean coast of the Big Island, Hawaii, I selected this tropical color palette."
Fabrics (from top): 121-028 Fuchsia, 121-068 Rosebud, 121-118 Verbena,  121-005 Bright Yellow,
121-100 Aruba, 121-062 Pale Aqua, 121-138 Gulf Stream, 121-013 Teal

How to vote: Today we're featuring two games. Look at the bundles and choose your favorite for each game. Leave a comment below with your picks for both games. Please list the bundle name and the name of the bundle creator, as we have several duplicate names and want to make sure your vote counts. You can also vote on Instagram (@pbstudiofabrics) by leaving a comment. Please vote only once per game on each platform. Voting for these two games is open from 7 am EDT on Tuesday 4/4 through 6:59 am EDT on Wednesday 4/5. 

Voting for these games is now closed. Watch for our Final Four announcement!


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Edited to add:
We've counted up yesterday's votes and our winners from Elite Eight Day 1 voting are:
Christine Perrigo with Tourmaline and Mustard Seed 
and 
Shelley Brooks with Birds of Paradise! 
Congratulations, ladies!

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