Today is our stop on the FreeSpirit Fabrics “True Colors” Blog Tour, and we thank you for stopping by Craft Buds! We are Mary and Lindsay, and we use this space to share sewing and crafting tutorials, handmade business tips and more.
Today I’m sharing a quilt I’ve sewn from Heather’s True Colors and the coordinating line Lottie Da. I also used four solid fabrics from my stash.
I chose to work with a traditional Clamshell Quilt pattern, because I loved the way to blocks show off individual fabrics, and I feel the curves really complement the floral and geometric prints in the fabric.
In case you are wondering about the gorgeous longarm quilting, it is the work of Suppose Create Delight! I couldn’t be more thrilled with the variety of quilting patterns in each individual clamshell, not to mention the super-quick turnaround and great pricing. I definitely recommend their services!
Clamshell Quilt Assembly Tips:
– If you have a die-cutting machine, you can cut out these blocks quickly and easily! I used the Accuquilt 8″ finished Clamshell die, and there is also a 4″ Clamshell die available.
– If you do not have a die cutting machine, no worries! Check out Latifah Saafir’s free patterns for an 8″ Glam Clam or 12″ Glam Clam quilt, each with printable templates and detailed assembly instructions.
– I recommend using a design wall to lay out your fabrics until you are happy with the arrangement.
If you aren’t familiar with FreeSpirit’s new True Colors collections, they are vibrant coordinates meant to blend well with other fabric lines. Pictured above (clockwise from the top left) are: Joel Dewberry, Anna Maria Horner, Jenean Morrison and Heather Bailey’s True Colors collections.
Color plays a huge role in our lives, but it’s not very often that I take the time out to recognize the beauty of the colors around me. This video shares more about the True Colors collections from each designer’s point of view.
Follow along with the tour for more chances to win!
1/21: Stitchery Dickory Dock
1/22: I’m A Ginger Monkey
1/23: The Sewing Loft
1/24: Ellison Lane
1/27: Diary of A Quilter
1/28: Material Obsession
1/30: Stitched in Color
1/31: Craft Buds
2/3: Jaybird Quilts
2/4: Melissa Peda
Leave a comment on this post telling us your favorite classic quilt pattern or block for your chance to win a fat quarter bundle of Heather Bailey’s True Colors collection. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only. We’ll choose one random winner one week from the date of this post. Good luck!