Tuesday, March 11, 2008


I have a zillion things to get done today, including sewing the blocks together for the kaleidoscope project. I promised to keep you updated on the progress of the project, so here is my confession of sorts. I spent a few hours re-pressing the corner triangles on every other block so that the seams would nest. I knew before I started that I would have to press them in different directions. I even knew when I was pressing them at the retreat that half would need to be re-pressed; I just didn’t feel like figuring it out at the time.

It is exactly THAT kind of information that I get great feedback on in the finished patterns. Like any good designer, I’ve already MADE the mistakes or worked through the issues on the project and I can tell you what to do to avoid that type of frustration. Those little directional pressing arrows are there for a reason!

Here’s a sneak peek at my newest fabric line. It’s called the Lindsay Collection, because Lindsay, my youngest daughter thought it was the coolest thing I’ve done. These are the strikes for the final approval of the brown colorway (there was only one major reject – a beautiful shade of brown, just not the shade that works with the rest of the group!) The paint chips allow me to check the finished color with the original selection. I'm also thinking about painting my kitchen to match!
The Lindsay Collection also comes in lighter shades of blue and tan with a touch of peach. I added as many neutral shades as they were willing to allow so that I can make a scrappy looking background for a giant flower applique project I have in my mind. Hopefully the goods to make the samples will be here soon. I have to have several quilts ready for the Timeless booth at Quilt Market in May.



Lynne in Hawaii said...

Oooooooooo! Pretty! Do I see a lushious brown/black in there? I love that combination. The browns are nice. It is hard to find a rich dark brown. Would love some of that when it comes out!

susan said...

hi, i just found you from quilts and more mag. i love your style file!! it looks awesome.i was wondering if you thought it possible to morph this into a laptop case?

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful, Karen ~ nice colors and I agree with Lindsay ... I'll be looking forward to adding to my stash ;-)