Welcome to Day 5 of the Tidal Lace Blog Hop showcasing Kim Andersson’s first collection with Windham Fabrics. We are so happy to be a stop on Kim’s tour!
I’ve known Kim for a few years–remember she was one of our guest bloggers, earlier this year–and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Kim bring her beautiful drawings to life in Tidal Lace. The fabric line has a special place in my heart as it reminds me of my favorite beach getaway, the town of Bolinas, just north of San Francisco. And would you believe that Kim also visited Bolinas while working on Tidal Lace! (It is so special that locals have been known to remove the highway sign telling you how to get there!)
We designed A Day at the Shore for the Tidal Lace fabric line to capture a feeling of a day at the beach. Remember that moment when you unfold and flick your beach towel so it catches the wind and then floats down to a patch of sun-warmed sand? Grab your ice cold drink, sunscreen, and summer-time read . . . it’s beach time!
When Laura, Jennifer, and I had a brainstorming session to design a project for this collection, the image of horizontal waves of fabric rolling across the quilt immediately came to mind. Big, colorful balls, bouncing and bobbing on the waves, were the perfect accent to our beach day story. Including the white border to the top and bottom emphasized the look of a beach towel. It was so much fun making this quilt!
We are working madly on finishing the pattern for our quilt! Stay tuned and we will announce it at SHWS, but if you can’t wait, leave us a comment and we will contact you when the pattern is available. A video demonstrating the wave-making technique is in the works as well.
Thank you for visiting SHWS for the tour. Be sure to check out all the stops on the blog hop with their wonderful inspirational projects made with Tidal Lace. I posted the schedule and links at the bottom of the page.
Want to get your own selection of Tidal Lace?
Leave a comment here (scroll to the bottom of the page) telling us the name of YOUR favorite beach. The winner will receive this beautiful bundle from the Tidal Lace Collection.
Isn’t life grand?
See you at the shore!
Tidal Lace Blog Tour Schedule
Mon 15th Sept:
Kim Andersson : I Adore Pattern
Tues 16th Sept:
Erin Harris : House on Hill Road
Amy Gunson : Badskirt
Cath Mosley on Instagram
Wed 17th Sept:
Anne Sullivan : Play Crafts
Stacey Day : Stacey In Stitches
Thurs 18th Sept:
Adrianne Ove : Little Bluebell
Terri Carpenter : The Quilted Fox
Friday 19th Sept:
See How We Sew
Amanda Hohnstreiter : My Sewcial Hour
Sat 20th Sept:
Ann Haley : Sew Messy
Madeleine Roberg : Domestic Strata
Sunday 21st Sept:
Cal Patch : Hodge Podge Farm
Rebecca Ringquist : Drop Cloth
Monday 22nd Sept:
Alicia Wietholter : Swoon Patterns
Stacey Sharman : Peppermint Pinwheels
Tuesday 23rd Sept:
Jen Carlton Bailly : Bettycrockerass
Miriam Blaich : The Berlin Quilter