Last week, a huge bundle of Morning Walk (by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics) arrived on my doorstep from Fat Quarter Shop. Talk about happy mail… This is what we like to call, ecstatically happy mail.
Michelle and I are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Fat Quarter Shop and make a quilt for their upcoming pattern release (to be blogged about very soon). They even sent us a fun little pack of alphabitties to label our fabrics and keep everything straight while sewing.
Have you used these yet? I love them!
I’ll give you a hint about this fantastic new pattern; it’s a modern take on a classic, vintage block. And I think this beautiful, silky smooth Art Gallery Fabric will suite it perfectly.
When Fat Quarter Shop asked us to choose any fabric from their huge catalogue, Morning Walk was an easy selection for us. The designer is an Austinite like us, and this fabric line is inspired by walks around her neighborhood and Town Lake, which also happens to be the name of the colorway we chose.
The colors– mustard, cobalt, coral, navy, orange, grey and mint, all have an organic, natural feel to them, and are lovely together.
Here are a few of my favorites.
This project is a bitter-sweet one.
The bitter — It’s the last quilt that Michelle and I will be able to work on together for awhile, and Michelle won’t be blogging with me here at Late Night Quilter as often.
The sweet — Michelle found her dream job. She will now be working full-time for the Abundant Life Foundation, an organization that assists the people of the Bay Islands of Honduras, a seriously impoverished area, by supporting education and micro-businesses and connecting them with the outside world.
I’m so happy for Michelle – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for her. And there’s nothing more exciting than following your heart and your dreams.
In the meantime, I’ll still be here, quilting and blogging, and thoroughly enjoying connecting with you.