I am working on a project that seems like it has been planned for ages! Last fall, when Art Gallery Fabrics was previewing their new fabric collections, I fell in love with Skopelos by Katarina Rocella. I submitted a quilt design idea to one of the magazine editors I work with, then I worked on other quilts for over six months with this quilt always on my to-do list. Waiting for the fabric to arrive….
Finally, happily, that quilt just needs binding and will be shipped off for official photography this week. But, in the process of all this, I communicated a couple of times with Katarina by e-mail and she invited me to be part of her blog tour to launch the fabric.
So…..it will be a bit before I share about the magazine pattern, but now I get to do something “just for fun” with the gorgeous Skopelos fabrics! I decided to make blocks from my Jumping Jacks pattern with two Art Gallery basics prints for the background: cream and turquoise.
The fun thing about these blocks is that there are so many ways you can put them together and create secondary patterns with the turquoise and cream background prints (see the original, done in black and white, Here). The Skopelos prints look gorgeous in these simple blocks, really showing off the pretty florals and geometrics…and those colors! so rich.
This is Katarina’s third collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. I wrote a Love Fabric post on her first collection, Indelible, Here. I really enjoy the detail and depth she includes in her print designs and the colors are right on.
The blog tour showing off the Skopelos fabrics has started and you can see lots of inspiring projects. Click Here to see the links and schedule. I will be back in a couple of weeks to share my finished quilt.