So do you remember when I posted about Natalie Barnes‘ Hand Maker fabric back in October? Well, this here post is the follow up post I promised.
I have known Natalie off and on over the years from Quilt Markets past. She was a big supporter of Generation Q back when the magazine started, and I was on the initial start-up team there. Most of my contact has been a passing hello or hug at Market. But this past summer, Natalie taught classes at Quilters’ Affair with me and many other teachers. We shared a Shuttle Ride to Sisters, Oregon and then saw each other often throughout the rest of the week. Talk about a genuine Soul, Natalie is just a delightful person who loves people and creative pursuits of any kind.
Her Hand Maker line was birthed from her love of the support “Makers” have for each other and the Colorful world around them. And for her part of that support and love of Makers, she shared some of her first line with me this past summer. Here are some close-ups of the prints.
I love the deep Jewel Tones in this line. And the Blacks and Whites as well.
I am Over the Top in in love with the Big Flowers on the Black and White background.
After Quilters Affair, Natalie asked if I would be interested in working with Hand Maker using one of my patterns for her booth for Fall Market.
I am not sure if Christmas 1964 was the first of my patterns that I thought of, but once I decided on using it, I was pretty pleased by the outcome. Natalie also sent some of Marcia Derse’s Palette from Windham Fabrics that I used as a solid to highlight Natalie’s prints. Here’s what one panel from of the pattern looks like in Hand Maker has a wall-hanging.
Here it is un-quilted in our garden.
And then Natalie asked Teresa to quilt it. Look at the Marvelous job she did on this!
Currently this tree is somewhere in a Texas Quilt Shop I think. I am hoping that eventually it will make its way back to me!
ORRRRR — you could WIN some Fat Quarters of Hand Maker by commenting here at the Blue Nickel! And I will send the winner a FREE copy of the PDF for Christmas 1964 pattern.
Natalie has generously decided to give a TON of Hand Maker fabric away! One commentor on this post will win a bundle of Hand Maker Fat Quarters! But wait there’s more!
Stop at each one of these other stops on the blog tour sometime today (because this is the last day of the tour!) and comment on their posts. You have Another chance to win there!
( I know…to many CAPITAL LETTERS and !!!!! — So tacky! 🙂 )
Here’s the list of the other stops on the Tour:
Now remember to comment about something you’re Making or going to Make and get your name entered to win!