Thursday, April 10, 2014

Introducing PAINT for Windham

Holy wow - it's been a whole year since I blogged.  My last post was exactly a year ago, and I was extolling the virtues of Carrie Bloomston's Collage line.  And while that was a very fun line to sew with, I think I'm even more excited about her upcoming line - Paint.  Carrie's motto is "Celebrate Your Inner Artist," and with this line, she certainly gives sewers an incredible palate to make something gorgeous.

The colors are stunning - rich, bright, and saturated.  And in fitting with her now signature style, there are lots of newspaper-like scraps throughout the line - lovely little bits worth examining closely.  Each word or phrase was carefully curated by Carrie and, her personality can be seen in them for those who know her personally. 


The line features a mix of textured solids, large scale prints, and smaller scale prints.  I really wanted to make a quilt making the most of all three of these, and chose Erica Jackman's Stacked Squares pattern.  


I feel like both the larger and smaller prints both got chance to shine here.  And the solids play so nicely in this line - they bring so much to the rest of the line and also made an excellent canvas to highlight the quilting on the back. 


I can't say enough about PAINT.  The colors are bright but sophisticated and the prints are fun and creative.  It's such a creative mix.  Are you loving this line as much as I?  I know you are - it really is a delight.  Wanna play with it?  I have a charm pack up for grabs - leave a comment by Sunday night and I'll draw a random winner next Monday morning.

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32 comments:

TisaIrish said...

I love Carrie's fabrics and can't wait to see this new line.

Tamie said...

Love your Stacked Squares. The fabric really does shine.

Penny said...

I love this new line and your quilt is just gorgeous, really fun pattern!

Jennifer said...

Yes, I want to play with it! Thanks for the chance.

Deb said...

Love the Paint fabrics and I love the Stacked Squares quilt you created with them! I've been waiting for these fabrics to finally hit the market!!!

Mom N Mia Quilts said...

Oh, this is such a pretty palette! Would love to win.

Catriona Sinclair said...

I like your quilt as it reminds me of picture frames within frames... nicely done!

DeborahGun said...

I love the design you've chosen - the fabrics really shine through.

Ana Conceicao said...

I love the squares, but am especially fond of the quilting!

Nakedk9 said...

Great quilt! I love the paint collection!

such said...

Thanks, pumpkin. truly. In every way. YOU. xoxo, cb

Paula said...

Carrie has defintiely done it again. Another wonderful collection to look forward to. I loved Collage and am so sxcited about Paint.

Marg M said...

Great pattern showing this great collection thanks

Jenny said...

yep. i want more of this line. lots more!!

Adrienne said...

This fabric is brilliant!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

What a wonderful collection of fabrics. You have made a yummy quilt with it all :)

Kathy G. said...

I am in love with PAINT, and also with your awesome quilt, " Stacked Squares". I want to make it Today. Thanks for a chance to win on your blog!

Ellyn said...

I do love this line & would love to win! thanks

susanj said...

I am dreaming PAINT

Michelle Hart said...

I can't wait to see this collection. I agree that this is the perfect quilt to see the smaller and larger prints.

lmbuckley said...

Love love love paint and can't wait for my local shop to get their shipment!

PK Sews said...

I love texty prints and bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

Cecilia said...

Love these fabrics!

Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

Barbe said...

yep, love Carrie's designs, such fun fabric

Gill said...

I love this line even more than Collage!

Kathie Craig said...

Thank you for the giveaway!! I love all the wonderful colors in Paint.

Michele T said...

Looks like another great line!!! Thanks for sharing in the hop!!!

Emily C said...

What lovely colors.

Patty said...

I love Collage and this one looks even better!
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Jan said...

This collection is calling my name. I love it.

Margaret said...

You picked the perfect pattern to use with this fabric. Love the quilt!