Years later Anna Maria remains my very favorite designer and I've made oodles of projects with her fabrics. So, when I heard that FreeSpirit was doing a True Colors collection, with versatile "basics" of sorts from Anna Maria Horner and some other tippity top designers, I didn't waste any time getting involved! Today is my stop on the True Colors blog tour.
And I made a new kitchen mat. It was time!
What, it looks just like the old one? Well, no. Nowadays the old one is kind of wonky shaped and faded from so many, many washings. Any similarities are proof of how much I love it just so!
True Colors really do mix well with Anna's other collections. This mat includes fabrics from Good Folks, Field Study, Field Study Linen and Garden Party (i.e. Hand Drawn Garden). I could have thrown in so much more! I've been using True Colors in other projects too, since their release last year. In fact... I have another in the works now! Because they are one-color prints, they're easy to blend with just about anything!
Want to know more about my mat? The construction is a bit changed from the original (circa '09), since I've learned a thing or two since then. For batting I used a bath towel that still has some life to give. I marked quilting lines with my hera marker. Those sharp creases are straight and fine. She's quilted up at 1/2" intervals with Coats & Clark cream thread.
And to keep things from slipping willy nilly, I backed the mat with this non-slip fabric. It doesn't full-on stick to the floor, but it does certainly help.
So kitty and I, we're fans. Thanks, FreeSpirit, for giving me a deadline to take care of the Sad Mat Situation. All better!
|photos by Anna Maria Horner and Sew 4 Home|
Would you like some True Colors? Of course you would! Freespirit is spreading the love. We'll have three winners all in Anna Maria Horner's True Colors! One winner receives a fat quarter bundle and two winners take home 1 design roll + 2 charm packs each. Enter by adding a comment here now through noon on Saturday, February 1st. Make sure you provide your email address, if you're a "no-reply" blogger, so I can contact you if you win.
psst... The next stop on the tour is Craft Buds tomorrow!
p.s.s. Anna Maria Horner's True Colors collection is at: Marmalade, Fabricworm, and Intrepid Thread and in Canada at Mad About Patchwork.
Comments Closed. Our FQ bundle winner is SueMac. The precut winners are ittehgaps and felice. I'll be in touch with each of you via email!