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Tidal Lace Blog Hop and Giveaway – CLOSED

Giveaway instructions are at the bottom!

Kim Andersson @ i adore pattern has created her first fabric line with Windham Fabrics, called Tidal Lace. I know Kim from the QDAD group on Facebook, and so when she emailed me with a chance to make something using her new line, I jumped at the chance!

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Her fabric line is inspired by the shapes and colors of coastal tidal pools and the pattern and details of trim and lace that she grew up around in her grandmother’s ballet shop. The line artfully weaves these two concepts together in a really beautiful way!

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When I sat down to design my project, I had just started the alien flora series of designs, and definitely wanted to play with something in that direction. I took inspiration from the starfish, which is always my favorite tidal pool find. I wanted a design that would be friendly for people who might be doing curved piecing for the first time and ended up with this star flower pillow design.

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Because I suck at math (story of. my life.), this ended up being a 16″ pillow instead of an 18″ one because I didn’t ask for enough fabric. But regardless of that, I love this happy little pillow! I’ll be posting a tutorial for it in January, when the fabric is available. It uses the quarter circle templates by bettycrockerass, just like the other alien flora designs.

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I chose to stick to the blue, blue-greens and yellows because those are the colors I think of when I think of my own coastal town. For the back I picked two of my favorite prints from the line.

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And as I mentioned in the title, there’s a giveaway! Each stop on the blog hop (including this one) is giving away a FQ bundle of the full line, including the solids.

Here is the full list of blog participants if you’d like to enter each of their giveaways!

Monday, September 15  –   Windham Fabrics / Kim Andersson – I Adore Pattern

Tuesday, September 16  –   Erin Harris – House on Hill Road / Amy Gunson – Badskirt  / Cath Mosley on Instagram

Wednesday, September 17 –  Anne Sullivan – Play Crafts / Stacey Day – Stacey In Stitches

Thursday September 18th –  Adrianne Ove – Little Bluebell / Terri Carpenter – The Quilted Fox

Friday September 19 – Pati Fried – See How We Sew / Amanda Hohnstreiter – My Sewcial Hour

Saturday September 20 – Ann Haley – Sew Messy / Madeleine Roberg – Domestic Strata

Sunday September 21 – Cal Patch – Hodge Podge Farm / Rebecca Ringquist – Drop Cloth

Monday September 22 – Alicia Wietholter – Swoon Patterns / Stacey Sharman – Peppermint Pinwheels

Tuesday September 23 – Jen Carlton Bailly – Bettycrockerass / Miriam Blaich – The Berlin Quilter

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To enter, just leave a comment saying which is your favorite print. Giveaway ends on Tuesday, September 23rd at 6pm PDT. One winner will be chosen at random. International entries welcome. Good luck!

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