Tidal Lace Blog Hop!!!

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i met vibrant textile designer Kim Andersson of I Adore Pattern at the Makerie earlier this year, and learned that she was soon releasing her first print collection for Windham Fabrics: Tidal Lace. how exciting! of course i jumped at the chance of creating a project in one of her lovely fabrics. i chose Sea Gems in White to make the Beachcomber Dress, a simple sundress using one of the patterns i drafted for my Pattern Drafting workshop on Creativebug. it’s a sweet shift with a gathered yoke seam that makes for a loosely skimming dress that can be worn belted or not. i’ve been wearing the gingham one i made all summer, so i knew it was just the style to sew up for this tidepool-inspired print. you could make one too!

TLKim also had a Datura Blouse and an Alder Skirt stitched up to show off her prints. check out the Tidal Lace look book to see all the pretties.

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Kim was recently on the Modern Sewciety podcast. i plan to listen to while sewing this week to find out more about how her process and inspiration.

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summer officially ends tomorrow here in NY, but these prints make me long for a nice walk on the beach, collecting sand dollars and shells and hoping to glimpse a starfish. they’ll be in stores in January 2015, in plenty of time to sew up some loveliness for when the sunshine returns…

TLbundleWindham and Kim have graciously offered a fat quarter bundle giveaway for every stop on the Tidal Lace Blog Hop so you might want to hop around and enter! leave a comment here saying what you would make by midnight PST on Sunday 9/28 and i’ll pick a winner on Monday the 29th.

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71 Comments

  1. I started making my own summer pants and tops this year and I think these fabrics will make great summer clothes.

  2. I would make a quilt to wrap up my “away” daughter who is studying ocean chemistry. What a wonderful set of fabrics.

  3. I’ve been sewing some zippered pouches and these fabrics would be great for those!

  4. I would use them to make a toddler blanket for the baby I babysit’s second birthday!

  5. I would love to make a throw quilt for my mom, who loves all things beach-and-ocean. And hopefully have enough scraps to make myself a cute QAYG bag.

  6. I’d have to make a picnic set – a tote bag and some cloth napkins and placemats, for having a picnic at the shore, of course.

  7. I would make a quilt for my new house in Florida. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Mary Detwiler

    I just love these fabrics. I’d love to make a nautical quilt for my daughter-in-law.

  9. I have a sister who is in love with the ocean so I would definitely make something for her – probably a lap quilt BUT I’d have to save a few pieces for myself to make an embellished wall quilt too!

  10. I’d love to make a peasant blouse with it for my toddler. A FQ probably isn’t enough for that though, so with a FQ I think I’d make a mini quilt for the kids to use next summer.

  11. I’ve just started quilting, working on two simple tops at the moment. My mentor has been a wonderful inspiration and I would like to add the Tidal Lace fat quarters to the stash I’m collecting that I will give to her as a thank you gift.

  12. Hi. Lovely designs. I would make an infinity scarf/nursing cover-up for my friend. She found a pattern and I offered to make one for her. I just hadn’t found the right fabric yet.

  13. I would make an adorable baby quilt for my friend’s new grand daughter! This collection is awesome and thanks for offering it to a reader!

  14. Linda Webster

    The colours in Tidal Lace are gorgeous. I’d make a wall quilt for myself so whenever I looked at it (on those grey rainy days) I’d feel like I was still at the beach.

  15. Karen Propes

    I would make a small quilt for my Granddaughter to take to the beach, love to make a bag to hold her beachy things. Thanks for the chance.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

  16. Such pretty fabric. Would be great for a little pair of shorts and a little quilt!

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