Staff Fat Quarter Bundle Challenge

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This winter, mother nature came in like a wrecking ball — or whatever.  And truth is, while we’ve enjoyed the cold quilty months, we’re ready to put our sandals on and hang our quilts outside to dry or picnic on top of them instead of burrowing underneath these dudes in search of heat.

Being inspired by spring, the staff of Crimson Tate created their own bundles to beckon spring through the doors.  It’s time to dust off the gray and welcome color back into our world.  Here are the selections we came up with.  Let us know what you think and certainly let us know whose spring-time mix is most appealing to you.

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First up: David http://circlecityquilter.weebly.com/

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This is what he has to say about his bundle.

Check out these bad boys!! This stack of eye-catching fat quarters is the ideal mix for your next quilting project. From the more masculine blacks and grays, to the black and steel colored essex linens, this bundle has a little bit of everything. The Echino Decoro bees and funky woodland animal print are just the icing on the cake. Edgy, springy, and cool, you’ll be all the rage at your next quilt bee meeting (and David will throw in a big bonus hug if you choose his bundle!!!)

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Second Up: Melissa http://www.melissaneeshauger.com/

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This is what she has to say about her bundle.

Welcome spring with this fresh, bright bouquet of colors! This lovely bundle features beautiful fabrics from Echino Decoro, Amy Butler’s Hapi, Lizzy House’s Pearl Bracelets & Catnap, Lotta Jansdotter’s Mormor, and Ellen Luckett Baker’s Garden. These colors will surely brighten your next sewing project!

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Third Up: Heather https://www.crimsontate.com/

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This is what I have to say about my bundle.

Eclectic, vintage, Japanese. Many of these fat quarters are cotton linen blends and of Japanese design with a vintage kick. Currently, I’m obsessed with teals that turn into blues. What you’ll find in this mix is a range of values from deep saturation of color to incredible low volume as evidenced in Lizzy House’s Catnap fabrics. I gave this a pop of hot pink to welcome in the spring and the return of color in our landscape. C’mon in warm weather, we’re waiting for you.

Which bundle do you like the best?  We’d love to know whether you’re down with blues and grays with a masculine slant.  Or if you prefer a saturated rainbow of color explosion.  Or if you’d like to ride on the tranquil seas of blueish greens.  We’re curious your opinion.

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That brings us to, we are looking for some extra staff.  Wanna join our team?!  Drop by Crimson Tate at 845 Mass Ave and perhaps the next post will be a photo of YOUR staff pick bundle.  Get in here enthusiastic, positive, smarty quilters.  We need your help in our store!!

Ohhh Ellen Luckett Baker, You WON Quilt Market Fall 2013

Do you know The Long Thread?  It’s Ellen Luckett Baker’s sewing pseudonym.  I mean, sewing aliases are the best.  We obviously support them.  But if we look out over the sea of Quilt Market Fall 2013, that girl Ellen Luckett Baker wins the prize.  With her dusty tones of off beat color made only more sophisticated by the linen substrate that her Japanese manufactured designs are printed on, The Garden collection for Kokka won Best Prize at Market, according to me.

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Take a look at her space in Kokka’s booth.

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My goal is to become friends with Ellen.  Her books are FANTASTIC!  And we’ve been threatening to make the clamshell pillow found in her 1-2-3 Quilt book, which is boss.  Put that on the list of things to create!  Here’s a photo taken from Ellen’s website thelongthread.com of the clam shell pillow.  Now imagine it in these fabrics from her collection The Garden.  OH MY GOD.  So good.52

Congrats on the award, Ellen.  Let’s get to sewing!!!IMG_2634

And Day Two of Quilt Market, Melody Miller Dominates!

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Oh Melody Miller, how did you get to be so amazing?!  Her sense of color.  Her unconventional design.  It’s a breath of fresh air.  This kid is UBER talented.  Melody’s newest line coordinates with the other raising star collections.  She glitters in the same way her fabric shines.  Enjoy this photo essay of Melody’s newest fabric that will be living Downtown Indianapolis at Crimson Tate.  We love Japanese fabrics.  This collection was manufactured by Kokka and is a cotton linen blend.

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Want to see what else is going to live at Crimson Tate and is from Japan?  Here’s a sliver of other designers such as Echino, Nani Iro, and Ellen Luckett Baker who will be residing on our shelves very soon.

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OH MY!  Look at those scooters and cameras!  YESSSSSS!!!!  Man.  There’s so much more.  I’m headed home this afternoon.  I’ll try to sneak in one more round of photos before I make it back to Indiana.

xoxo

Heather