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Sunday Stash #9: Lotta Jansdotter

I was so excited for the Lotta Jansdotter’s Mormor and Sylvia lines to be released, and available at Hawthorne threads. That happened last week and I put my order in (+ a few other prints)…..


Here are the Mormor prints, the colors are fantastic.

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Sylvia is her other line, that is just black and white!!

Linking up with Sunday Stash that is being hosted by Alisa at A Stitch In Between.

New star block design

I have been playing around in threadbias again today. Growing up in New Zealand gave me an amazing chance to be exposed to a lot of Pacific arts. One of my favorite arts are Tapa Cloths. Here is an example of what a Tapa Cloth is. Can’t you see a quilt design in there 🙂ed875c35d028d0c57343d0792073a8c4

Tapa Cloths use a lot of basic shapes such as triangles, circles and squares. Here is my new design inspired by this art form. This view is using some Lotta Jansdotter print to highlight the simple shapes.


What about how it would look as a monochromatic block (1 color)….

Tapa Cloths art form fills “in between” shapes with stripes and other fillers. For example, see above, the flying geese have all those stripes in the “in between” spaces. So, I took the same monochrome view of the star block and added some stripes to get this……

I am thinking of making these into paper piecing patterns. What do you think…paper piecing pattern or just a block pattern?

Linking up with Lee over at Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday.
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New York Finale + Give Away

So, I am finishing up my posts on our visit to New York this week….and in celebration of my 40th birthday last weekend, the fact I have reached 200 followers (thank you all), I would like to include you all in my experience in the Lotta Jansdotter Surface Printing class I have a GIVE AWAY  :-).


The lucky randomly chosen winner will receive:

  • A Lotta Jansdotter Strawberry Journal
  • A Charm Pack of Bella Fabric Line (Lotta Jansdotter)
  • Lotta Jansdotter’s book – Lotta Prints (which covers most of the things we learnt in the surface printing workshop)

All you have to do is leave a comment below, by midnight Thursday 20th June, about what inspiration do you get for your projects from the environment around you. For a second entry, just let me know if you are a follower. If you are a no-reply commenter please leave an email address. I will announce the winner next Friday.


Previous posts from our New York Visit:
40 and Lotta’s Surface Printing Workshop
New York Part 1: The City Quilter Fabric Stash Additions
New York Part 2: Quilting Inspiration

The New York finale is really simple, here are some of my favorite photos and views of New York.

Central Park
The park is so large we only saw a small part of it. We had amazing weather both days. The boys visited the Central Park Zoo where the Polar Bear was the star. There was a great sense of community and fun here. I also loved the statues at one of the entrances of the zoo.

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The High Line
This was a great (new-ish) place that used to be a railroad track above the factories in the meat packing district. It is now ~ 2 mile walk through gardens,  some vendors (like coffee, ice pops, and food items) and various art pieces. This is my favorite place in New York.

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Rockefeller Center
To get a good view of the city on such a wonderful day, we took advantage of the views at the top of Rockefeller center. We were lucky with the atmosphere which was buzzing as it was Puerto Rico Day and a parade was occurring. At the top we saw the Empire State building on one side and a great view of central park expanse on the other (wow is all I can say).IMG_7538 IMG_7562 IMG_7565

Grand Central Station
What an amazing Building, even in the pouring rain it was captivating. Celebrating its 100 anniversary, it is still in its glory. Look at the amazing ceiling with its celestial paintings.
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Times Square
We were very lucky with the atmosphere in Times Square when we were visiting. Obviously we went at night to get the full impact of all the lights….but the night we went there was a viewing party going on.  In the middle of Times Square you could sit and watch the Tony awards which was broadcasting on an extra-large screen – there must have been thousands of people out that night.
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I hope you enjoyed our view of New York.

Have a great weekend!!! Linking up with Amanda Jean @ CrazyMomQuilts.