Explore Katarina Roccella's Exotic World of Esoterra Fabrics

Hey Makers!

Guess what?! It’s time for another lookbook release! Pack your bags and join me on an exciting adventure to a faraway land where lush foliage grows in the wild, rugged textures surround us, and best of all you get to admire extinct creatures a.k.a dinosaurs. So, are you up for the adventure? Welcome to Katarina Roccella’s exotic world of Esoterra fabrics!

Once more, Katarina has knocked the ball right out of the park with another creative collection! Who knew that dinosaurs, magenta leopard print, and exotic plants could be so stylish and cool. Another great thing about this rage of fabrics is that it’s totally gender neutral. You can make boys fun button up shirts and cargo pants while girls can have funky dresses and tops.

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Besides the things you can make for kids, I also think this collection is filled with mature prints that adults can wear and incorporate in quilts. My favorite print in this collection is the “Tropicalia” print because it reminds me of the tropical foliage you see around South Florida. Can you imagine a beautiful maxi dress made with this print?!

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Ok, so enough about me oozing over this collection. I encourage you to check it out yourself! Explore the new lookbook for Esoterra and get ready to be inspired by eye-catching quilts, funky garments, and tons of unique home decor.

 

Check out this modern Amber quilt that you can make! Make sure to download the free pattern.

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I challenge you to come up with your own projects with these fun prints. To make fabric matching even easier, here’s guide of coordinating blenders.Collection elements template esoterra

Last but not least, make sure to enter the giveaway!

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Enter for a chance to win this exotic stash of fabric by filling the form below. Giveaway ends Monday November 27th. Good luck!

I hope you’ve enjoyed exploring Katarina’s exotic world of Esoterra fabrics! Stay tuned for the next release.

 

Til next time!

Stephanie

 

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AGF Mood Monday - Holidays

Hello! 

So what do we do when the space for decorations coincides with the space for fabric? We find the balance.

With this upcoming holiday weekend it'd be awesome to start the week knowing: which is your favourite holiday, and why?

I love Halloween because I love dressing up.

Nevertheless, there is something indescribable about the end-of-the-year holidays. There is a calm and a warmth coming from almost everyone, with that nostalgia of another year that passes and another one that comes full of opportunities to start anew. Yes, it sounds corny, but there is honesty in saying "[we] need corny in our lives" (quote from the movie The Holiday).

So with that and this photo of the beautiful mess that our homes can become during the holiday season, I wish you a happy Thanksgiving weekend and may you start your week in a great mood.

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Lauv


Sewing for the Season- Rustic Crossroads Mini Tutorial

Hello Makers, 

The ColorFun color of the month is the rich, beautiful rustic orange which usually makes its appearance this time of year in nature and in our home decor! Which is how the Rustic Crossroads mini came to be. This 20" x 20" mini is perfect to use as a center piece for your Thanksgiving table or to make as a large decorative pillow to bring out during the holiday season. Check out Fat quarter shop to find the Rustic Orange bundle to sew yourself some Thanksgiving decor!



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Quilts for Everyday Living with Sharon Holland

Hello!


Long time no decor, I am back and fueled up, because I wanted to share with all of you some amazing projects for the home I came across. As you may know, Sharon Holland is one of our lovely designers, who just released a book called Utility Style: Quilts for Everday Living- which primarily talks about the various pattern designs and styles for quilts. I wanted to take you on a tour and give you a little behind-the-scenes on what this book has to offer and how the different quilts can be applied to any space in your home.

 

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 1. Making a quilt that you can always throw on your sofa to add an extra level of comfy to TV nights is a must. An eclectic design as the Hawthorn pattern will accentuate any couch and if you choose to follow the color scheme Sharon recommends, then it will certainly lift any space up. 

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 2. I am a big fan of hanging quilts, and by big I mean enormous. Beautiful quilts like these are meant to be observed, and no better way to display them than to hang them in a room and make them the focal point. The Pixel pattern clearly is meant to be displayed and best of all its beginner friendly, so if you've just started quilting, definitely give it a go with this design!

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3. Snuggle with your quilt outdoors with this Goose Chase pattern, which can easily be made using leftover halves! So, save in fabric and splurge on a yummy picnic outside to enjoy this design in some natural lighting. 

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4. Don't let the Sunday Paper pattern intimidate you with its size, this big quilt uses 36'' blocks which makes the piecing go fast! Few seams and larger pieces of fabric make up for an easy flowing quilt to make and leave outside for those cozy winter nights.  

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5. The ultimate display of a quilt can't be no other than as a table runner. Gather your family around the table for some food, drinks or good conversation as this Viewpoint pattern draws everyone in. 

 

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aaaaand that's a wrap! IIf you see yourself making any of these patterns or are curious for more, make sure to click on here and get your own copy! The book is definitely a must-have, and since the holidays are coming... what better gift to give or get than Sharon Holland's Utility Stylebook?

 

Looking forward to reading your thoughts,

 

Quilt away....

 

Martina 

 

 

 

For more on Sharon Holland's patterns make sure to click here 

Photographers: Sue Voegtlin, Sharon Holland, and Susan Playsted.