Thursday, January 16, 2014

a bloggy tour with True Colors

So you all know I don't normally do blog tours, but one about fabric.... for that I can make an exception!  FreeSpirit Fabrics has put together a tour to celebrate True Colors, a collection of signature pieces and basics from Anna Maria Horner, Joel Dewberry, Heather Bailey and Jenean Morrison.  They've asked bloggers to actually MAKE something with the fabric, which I think is so cool.  It's not just "rah, rah, buy this", but actual honest-to-goodness inspiration!

True Colors by Anna Maria Horner

So I know you could never guess whose fabrics I wanted to work with...

True Colors by Anna Maria Horner

Oh, you guessed?  Yeah, that's Anna Maria Horner's True colors.

Sealing Wax in Amethyst

My favorite print is Sealing Wax.  Just look at that purple.  "Radiant Orchid" anyone?  This is going into my next-ish quilt.  And, no, that's not what I'm making for the tour. I'm making a non-quilt, I declare.  Though it may have quilty relations...

Here’s the Blog Tour schedule:

So stay tuned, maybe visit a few new blogs in the next couple weeks, and follow FreeSpirit Fabrics on Facebook to stay in the loop on all the happenings, if you like that sort of thing!

p.s.  You can find True Colors at these dear sponsors:  Southern Fabric, Marmalade, Fabricworm, Pink Chalk Fabrics, Sew Modern, Fat Quarter Shop and Intrepid Thread; plus, in Canada at Mad About Patchwork.

p.p.s.  Here's a video made with the True Colors designers.  It's always fun to "meet" the folks behind our favorite fabrics!


12 comments:

  1. Imagine having to make something with that fabric. Very envious - can't wait to see what you do. Happy to receive any scraps. LOL

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  2. Love the video, to see and hear all that talent talking and moving - you're all real people, just like me :-) (okay, well, maybe not JUST like me, but you get it)

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    1. I especially liked the part with Joel Dewberry and his wife at the market! Just like you said... real people.

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  3. Goodness I do believe I am the last quilter to ever hear of Anna Maria Horner. What gorgeous fabric!!!!!!!
    Rachel, I have just recently discovered your blog and what a lovely, inspiring blog it is. I have been 'stalking' more modern style quilters for a time. I believe this more traditional quilter has a modern quilter inside trying to come out. Time will tell.
    blessings, jill

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  4. Of the four lines, the Heather Bailey one is the only I haven't bought yet. I adore these lines!

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  5. I would say you are lucky but you so deserve this and I hope you have oodles of fun with it. Can't wait to see what you make.

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  6. I have the Joel True Colours. Sitting very prettily on my shelf, just waiting very patiently for me to do something with it..... I'm looking forward to this tour!

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  7. So pretty! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  8. That's exactly the collection I would have gone for! I can't wait to see what you make, you always have such a good eye for colour placement. Now would it be bad if I go and look at the prices for the collection even though I'm supposed to stop. buying. so. much. fabric!?

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  9. The sealing wax prints are my favorites from this collection too, though the blue print is actually my favorite :) I love the true colors line, they were such a great idea.

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    1. I hope they keep stocking them for a nice long while so that we can sort of "count" on reordering them.

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  10. I bought the collection by Jenean Morrison. I have yet to decide what to do with them but I do love looking at all the rainbowy prettiness.

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