Snöfall by Rae Ritchie is now shipping and popping up in shops! We are so excited to see what you make with these prints (especially those sweater-wearing llamas!). Today we have some quilty inspiration for you!
First up is our newest free pattern, the Bunny Hill quilt! Designed by Stacey Day, this quilt features large patches and gentle arcs that beautifully highlight this collection. Get the pattern here!
Next up is Baker Street, a new quilt pattern from Sassafras Lane Designs. We absolutely love how this pattern shows off Snöfall, as well as the Intermix Polka Dots that were thrown into the mix.
Find Rae Ritchie’s Snöfall collection in stores now!
There’s a new basic in town… Brand new to our Intermix collection is Positive, and it’s shipping to stores now. Even better, six colors are also being printed on flannel! We can’t wait for you to get your hands on these.
We are so excited to see Positive make its way into your fabric stash. This print is easy to mix into any project, and we started with a palette of eight colors that match several of our upcoming collections… Stay tuned for those!
The ladies at Sassafras Lane made a version of their Mini Diamond Detour pattern using our new Positive basic (plus new Net and Dress Stripe colors!). How adorable is this? We know just the spot for it: on the wall in our sewing room!
We love the overall effect that arises from combining colors both saturated and soft. We can’t pick a favorite – can you?
Rae Ritchie’s final collection for Spring 2016 is about to begin shipping! Meet Snöfall. Weaving a Scandinavian-inspired story, Rae Ritchie’s love of winter knitting comes through in this new holiday collection, warming your heart with fuzzy-bundled animals, folky florals and cable knit textures.
We love how Rae seamlessly combines floaty florals with geometric pattern in this collection. And who could resist these llamas, foxes, and birds sporting Nordic sweaters? We anticipate lots of fussy cutting on this print!
Here’s a word from Rae about her inspiration behind Snöfall!
/// One of my favorite pastimes is looking at maps of arctic northern lands. I think about what’s happening in these isolated areas of the world, and imagine what life is like up there.
Snöfall is a holiday collection inspired by the beauty of the arctic and the folk crafts of Scandinavia, all with a playful spin. As an avid knitter and former cold weather accessories designer, it was very exciting to join my illustration work with my passion for knitting in the Knit Cable, Mittens, and Winterscape patterns. Folky florals round out this playful interpretation of life in the north! \\\
Printed on our soft cotton shirting, this collection is perfect for quilts and garments alike. We’re thinking of sewing up a pair of Winterscape pajamas… And we have a free quilt pattern coming up that we can’t wait to share with you!
Snöfall is hitting stores this month! What will you make?!
This upcoming weekend is Quilt Market! Quilt Market is a twice-yearly event for businesses in the fabric industry – people travel from all over the world to see the latest fabric collections, patterns, books, and sewing and quilting machines. This spring, Quilt Market will be in Salt Lake City, May 20-22.
The day before the show begins, there’s a day-long series of lectures called Schoolhouse. We’ll be hosting two Schoolhouse sessions, so make sure to stop by ours on Thursday in room 253 B!
We’ll have lots of fun new stuff to show you in our booth, so make sure to stop by and say hello! We’re Booth 231.
If you’d like to follow along with all the fun, we’ll be posting lots of updates on our social media sites.
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See you in Salt Lake City!
What could be cuter than a narwhal made out of our Life Aquatic collection? Honestly, we can’t really think of anything… Lucky for us, Melissa Lunden designed an adorable narwhal plushy, and we’re sharing the *free pattern* with you today!
Meet Norton the Narwhal. This friendly fellow has been patterned into two seaworthy sizes, and we can’t decide which we prefer. The larger version measures in at approximately 9.5″ and the mini at approximately 6″. Many thanks to our friend Shelly Pagliai for stitching these sweeties up!
We had to have Norton made in each of the saturated Starfish prints from Life Aquatic. Check out the these cute minis below!
Head to our Projects page to download Norton the Narwhal, and find Life Aquatic in shops now!