Tidal Lace Giveaway
Late last year I got an email out of the windy blue from Kim Anderson of I Adore Pattern. Normally, I have my personal assistant slash shirtless pool boy respond to the fan mail, but for some reason on this particular day, I was picking up some of his slack. (Double entendre, I dare say!) I’m so glad I did though because that aforementioned pool boy probably would have just popped a headshot in the mail and went about making me a drink. Come to think of it, why am I emptied-handed right now?!
Despite all of this, Kim was actually emailing me to let me know about her new collection for Windham Fabrics called Tidal Lace that came out in January. She even went so far as to offer to send me some to play with, and a fat quarter bundle to giveaway to my AU/NZ readers. Well, hello Ms. Generosity! (Sorry for the rest of world readers, you’ll have to sit this round out). The full range should be hitting your LQS very, very soon as it is currently at sea on its way here; the irony!
Now, for those of you who know me well, you’re probably thinking, “Tidal Lace… hmm, that doesn’t really seem to fit Molli’s aesthetic per se.” That my dear Glitterati, is exactly why I said, “YES, I need me some of that!” I saw this as an opportunity to stretch my creative wings and work outside my bright colour palette and typical design flair. I haven’t worked with pastels since the early days when I made Bartering for Flowers, and that one still hurts my eyes a bit. Redemption was upon me.
As Kim and I conversed more, I discovered she’s originally from Sydney, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay area. I began to see how she would be so influenced to make a collection called Tidal Lace with all that time living near coastal waters. I also explored her website to find that her aesthetic is much broader than this lovely collection of subdued and peaceful hues. There’s a reason her site is called I Adore Pattern, and I am totally on board!
The Tidal Lace collection contains mostly blender fabrics in multiple colour ways, so they actually make really wonderful stash additions for all those bee blocks and swaps you signed up for (and are now wondering, what have I done?!) There are also a few feature prints included showcasing hand drawn shells, coral, and other sea life you’d find in the shallows of tide pools. Now these aren’t my personal favourite, but I have seen some really wonderful kids clothes made out of these, so the collection gives you lots of options.
The netting fabrics are my favourite because of their versatility. They’d work equally well in the background or the foreground. Plus, if you’re looking for traditional gender colours, they’re all here but with a more sophisticated twist. I’ve started making a few blocks from these fabrics that I’ll share later in the week. (I may have already let the dolphin out of the net on IG: molli_sparkles). I had to search hard for my inspiration, but when it came, it was like a wave washing over me.
So you wanna wanna win this fat quarter bundle of Tidal Lace by Kim Anderson? AU/NZ readers should leave a comment below over the next week sharing with me and the world a colour palette, design or style of fabric that makes you a little bit uncomfortable to work with. Trust me, once you say it out loud, half the fear is gone, and you’ll be on your way to stitching it out! It’s a good idea to leave your email address with your comment just in case you are a no-reply blogger. My pool boy will have no extra time to try and track you down because he is going to be too busy refreshing my drink! Work, mama, work!