Tuesday, June 27, 2017

IG Happy Mail: Lilla!

Oh my lucky stars! Look what arrived yesterday in my mailbox! Happy mail from Lotta Jansdotter!
Happy Mail From Lotta Jansdotter by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.com

Lotta is a fabric designer. Her designs are organic yet sleek and urban. Her latest collection, Lilla (which means 'little' in Swedish), for Windham Fabrics was delivered to shops this spring. As part of the release, Lotta held a giveaway on Instagram recently and guess who was lucky enough to win one of her prizes!
Lilla Fabric & Pattern Prize Won by Thistle Thicket Studio. www.thistlethicketstudio.

And here's my winnings - a Lilla pattern by Lotta and Cheryl Arkison, plus 9 yards of Lilla fabric, enough of the feature fabric required for the pattern. I've been wanting to learn how to sew curves, so this pattern may be quite fun. I actually joined The Modern Quilt Guild last week as an at large member, so this may be the perfect project to celebrate my new membership.

Speaking of the MQG, I participated in my first event as a member - a webinar on fabric design presented by Kim Kight, founding designer for Cotton + Steel and author of "A Field Guide To Fabric Design". It was very interesting and I hope they have more webinars like it in the future.

Now, I'm off to climb on the combine and cut some wheat!