Check out these amazing colors of both fabric and thread. For all you Rose of Sharon fans out there, Elizabeth Phillips (my partner at Nine Patch Media) and I working on a book with all new original Rose of Sharon blocks. As with all of my previous books this one will be published by Martingale & Co, and I'm pretty sure Nine Patch Media will be putting out an accompanying DVD.
With the gorgeous palette of fabrics from Island Batik and a set of matching threads from Aurifil we are having a wonderful time designing and making projects.
Pictured here (holding all the new fabrics) is Sarah, our Admin person at Nine Patch - Sarah is a new quilting enthusiast and chose for her first quilt - a queen sized Double Wedding Ring. Not a faint heart that's for sure.
Sarah is going to be helping make blocks for the new book - she has agreed to be our 'guinea pig' AKA pattern tester so with her input we'll be able to say even a beginner can do it.
It's so wonderful to see her excitement when the boxes of fabric and thread arrive - I tease her about employing strip searches when she goes home for the day. Stash building is pretty important for new quilters.