admin June 12th, 2014
Happy to say that the wonderful Melanie Testa has a new line of fabric, Meadowlark, her first ever with Windham fabrics.
I first met Melanie Testa in person at Quilt Market last fall in Houston at the Generation Q booth. I had known her on Facebook, but it was one of those Facebook “industry” friends who you know …but mostly because you like the same things, and you don’t necessarily know them all that well. I knew her name from the many issues of Quilting Arts we used to get when Linda was more into that sort of thing. I have always considered Melanie sort of “famous” in the quilt world….at least the art quilt world. It was so nice to meet in person. Well that’s when she told me she had this line coming out. So I was excited to finally see it. There are so many computer generated designs out there, it is nice to see this one that comes straight from the art.
And then Melanie asked me to be part of the blog hop. So happy to be a part of this hop. I haven’t had much chance to play with the fabric yet, so you will see more projects with this line worked into it, but for now, I bring you more of Monica’s bags.
I also made this little wallet designed by my friend Valori. It took what seemed forever to get it out the little hole you have to turn it out from. I thought I was never going to get it out. But it came out pretty good.
I still haven’t top-stitched it yet, but I think these would make nice little presents…Go get your pattern today (the pattern is super cheap!!), and tell them Scott at the Blue Nickel sent ya!
Here’s a fun video that Melanie made at Market with everybody getting to use the dye and stamps she used for this line of fabric.
Melanie even let me keep my block of fabric while I was at Market:
To win your very own Meadowlark Stack of 10″ squares just leave a comment here by (noon PST) JUNE 15, 2014.
Melly is also giving away 3 copies of her fabulous book “Dreaming from the Journal Page”, for even more inspiration.
One will be given away on her blog and
the other two will be given away at the end of the Blog Hop. You have to leave a post here to have a chance to win.
Melly – June 2
Vivien Zepf – June 2
Chrissie D – June 3
Sue Bleiweiss – June 4
Leslie Tucker Jenison June 5
Jamie Fingal – June 6
Lyric Kinard – June 7
Jen Eskridge – June 8
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun – June 8 (guesting over at Melanie’s Blog)
Stephanie Forsyth – June 9
Victoria Findlay Wolfe – June 10
Teri Lucas – June 11
Scott Hansen June 12—You’re here now!
Helen Eckard – June 12 (guesting over at Melanie’s Blog)