Sep 21, 2014

Tidal Lace...



One of the best parts of my life is meeting interesting artists as I travel around teaching workshops.   Last year (or the year before?) I met Kim Andersson, when she took one of my workshops at A Verb for Keeping Warm.  This year, at the Makerie, there she was again.  We had so much fun sharing meals and catching up, and talking about our shared love of California.  

I was so happy for her when she told me she was nearing the finishing point of her first line of fabrics, and eagerly said yes when she asked me to design a project for the look book.  

Fast forward to July, when a stack of fabrics came in the mail for me to work with.   Her debut collection, Tidal Lace, is beautiful.  



It's partly inspired by the beautiful California coast that Kim lives on.  My favorite prints are the sea gems and tide pools, both of which are waiting, just waiting, to be embroidered.  Those sea gems seem to be loudly asking for wheels of blanket stitch, and the star fish seem obviously in need of french knot embellishments, which is just what I did.  

I wonder, what would you do?  Leave a comment telling me which is your favorite, and Windham Fabrics will choose one winner to receive an entire pack of fat quarters.   Lucky you!   The comments will stay open until next Monday, September 29th.

74 comments:

  1. Could I be the lucky first??!!! I am loving Kim's first fabric line too!! The colours are so pretty and fresh! My favorite is Starlight in all colourways!! Thanks for the chance... This bundle would be perfect to work with during the cold winter nights!

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  2. Beautiful ocean collection. My favorite is Tidal pool with the green back round. I would make a scrappy ocean quilt with this wonderful collection. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  3. Your embroidery is beautiful! The shimmer fabric in aqua is my favorite. I would love to make a quilt with Tidal Lace.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

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  4. I love your idea of embellishing the prints on the fabrics. Beautiful! I think I would do that as well before turning it into a cushion cover. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  5. I love the tidal lace prints, especially the one in coral. They look especially good in combination, so I will probably make them into a quilt. I like your embellishments, too!

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  6. I adore this fabric collection, and especially like Starlight because it's such a versatile tone-on-tone. Thank you for the chance to win!

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  7. This collection is so pretty. I love the Sea Gems and Shimmer designs, and I do think I could use Tidal Pool for wonderful appliqué work. Thanks for a great giveaway. x

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  8. I am falling in love with the entire collection and my favorite changes from day to day but today it's the Starlight fabrics.

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  9. It is a beautiful collection but shimmer is my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. (shirparks@gmail.com)

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  10. I love your french knot embellishments! This fabric is so deliciously gorgeous that I can't believe how it could be improved upon -- but your stitching makes it all the better. I would love to design some simple dresses for little girls in need with this delightful line. Add a pair of flip flops and a little handbag for her, how sweet she would feel.

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  11. I love the colors and as I look at the designs, there is so much to see. I really like the Starlight but the whole collection is wonderful. Thanks.

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  12. I especially love the shimmer fabrics, but thw whole collection is so wonderful. Great idea to embroider those fabrics! Looks awesome!

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  13. That tidal lace is gorgeous! I love all the colors. I would make a triangle quilt with this fabric. Love!

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  14. I love your embellishments, can't wait to see what you make with it!

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  15. I love the shimmer prints the best. I'd love to make some pillows for our little island house.

    t_ktl@yahoo.com

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  16. HELLO, I like the 'lace prints' best+would love to make a new quilt!
    Thanks for sharing!
    HAPPY STITCHING!

    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  17. Tide Pool and Star Light. The french knot embellishments are spot on! Beautifully stitched:)

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    1. Tide Pool and Star Light. The french knot embellishments are spot on! Beautifully stitched:)
      Thank you for sharing Rebecca, you are so generous.

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  18. starlight is lovely
    I could use that immediately in many projects I have planned

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  19. Oh my goodness - your embroidery makes this already beautiful fabric even more beautiful! I love what you created. My favorite fabric in this line is the one that you used - the Tidepool in the blue background. I would use the bundle to make a quilt. Thanks for sharing this, and thanks for your inspiring blog!

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  20. All the prints are awesome,
    but I really like the blue starlight

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  21. Love the bundle. My favorite is the tidal lace in coral. Thanks for the chance.

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  22. I also love tide pools and would love to make some patchwork embroidered pillows for my living room with them.

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  23. The tidal lace in blue on white is my fave. The more I see these fabrics, the more I like them! svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  24. Love your embroidery on the sea creatures! Would love to make Kim's tidal lines quilt, but so many great ideas are popping up. Am especially fond of the starfish prints. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  25. Love the Starlight...and the Tidal Lace!! All colors.... But love the Whole Collection too! :)

    Think how your doing on the Sea Gems is Awesome! Very cool!

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  26. I love the Starlight patterns. Lovely!

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  27. I love sea gems but they are all wonderful!

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  28. I love tidal lace - especially the coral colour!

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  29. I grew up by the beach, and Tide Pool brings back memories of field trips and family outings to the tide pools in Dana Point. Once upon a time I thought I'd grow up to be a marine biologist, so Tide Pool may be my favorite print.

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  30. Your embroidery is beautiful. Tidal lace is my favourite - I would love to make a beach picnic blanket.

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  31. The darker of the two tide pool fabrics is my choice for sure. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  32. I love the starlight prints! lovely embroidery !! thank you!

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  33. I like them all but the one with large prints are very very fun! Thanks for the chance!!

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  34. My favourite is Tide Pool. I'd love to make some pillows with these prints, but your embroidery is gorgeous, too!

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  35. I can't decide between Shimmer in green or Tidal Lace in the coral color. Lovely collection!

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  36. Loving that coral tidal lace!! hmm what would I do with it? Why make a cute dress for Ms. Charlie of course!

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  37. I love the embroidery. I have never tried embroidery on prints. I think pillow would be great.

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  38. I would love a bag from the larger sea creature print, and the rest would be a nice summer quilt! Thanks for sharing! Sarah: crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

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  39. Ooh, the tidal lace is gorgeous! I'm not sure I have the patience or guts to embroider on it, but I can think of a million other things to do with it!

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  40. The tide pool, of course! So many adorable creatures to show off in different projects.

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  41. I'm partial to the tidal lace because it coordinates beautifully with the others :)

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  42. I love the Tidal Lace print -- so many possibilities!

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  43. So pretty. I love shimmer because I'm a sucker for pattern but they are all so beautiful!

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  44. Wowsers! Although they are ALL gorgeous, the bold colors of Starlight would be my #1 choice. If I win, I'll be making myself a lovely lap quilt! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  45. Starlight is my favorite but they are all so lovely. I could see making a quilt backed with terry cloth for the beach!

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  46. My favourite is the Tidal Lace. They are all so gorgeous, though. I'd love to make a wall quilt for my dining room.

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  47. I would make a lap quilt to snuggle up with on the cool fall days, memories of fun times at beach with my family. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  48. Hard to choose between shimmer and tidal lace! I guess I would go with shimmer because they can stand on their own with all the pattern!

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  49. i'm loving the tidal lace; i can see doing some lovely quilts with it! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

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  50. I love the designs on tidal pool, I would love to use those for appliqués to put onto a pieced quilt with the other prints.

    Debbie

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  51. The tidal lace is beautiful and together with the other designs it would make a lovely quilt for a seaside themed room! Thank you for the giveaway.
    fabricstasher24@gmail.com

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  52. I like all the designs, but Starlight is my favorite.

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  53. Shimmer is my favorite! I can't choose a color, and I would make a floor cushion!! But really I want to make just about everything in the look book :)

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  54. oh my goodness, Tidal Lace is absolutely beautiful. Being a Cali Girl (transported to Maryland), I miss my beach life. Pillows for next summer would be on my list!

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  55. I love how your embellished this piece. What a wonderful idea. I would love to make a beachy throw for our home from this line.

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  56. I like what you did..........have to keep it in mind. I'm thinking little girls dresses with embellishment would be very cute!

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  57. My favourite is sea gems as it reminds me of playing in the tide pools. With the whole set I'd make a quilt for my daughter who is "away" studying ocean chemistry.

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  58. I can't decide which I like best, they are all so beautiful!

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  59. I can't choose just one! I love Tide Pool and Starlight.

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  60. I like Tidal Lace. This would make a great lap quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  61. I'm loving the Tidal Pool too but the lacy fabrics also titled Tidal Lace are very special too. What a great idea to embroider some of the highlights!

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  62. love the tidal lace sooo much!!!! they are so pretyyy i would do so much with them.

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  63. My favorite is the Tidal Lace. Thanks

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  64. I like them all, but especially tidal pool. Someday I am going to make a Haida Gwaii ocean inspired quilt. This would fit right into it.

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  65. the tide pool ones are quite cute! I'm not sure I would have the patience to hand embroider it all though! I am far too lazy these days for that!

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  66. OOoooh, I love the Tidal Lace group...such lovely designs and I want to play with them!

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  67. I love Shimmer. I think it looks like sun shining on the water at the beach. I would embroider little french knots in silver floss to emphasize the shine.
    wlinda (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  68. I love the sea gems and the shimmers are great, love your embroidery,it really makes the fabric stand out I would do the same if I win. Thanks
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  69. Starlight is my favorite it would be lovely for home dec projects

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  70. I might be the last one to post a comment! I like them all - the blue and coral together are the bomb. Would make a wonderful quilt for neighbor! Thanks for the chance!

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