When the beautiful new Nordika collection by designer Jeni Baker for Art Gallery Fabrics arrived at my door just a couple weeks ago, I knew they had to become a quilt as soon as possible!
Right away Haila asked if these fabrics could be made into a new quilt for her, that made me so happy, and we decided this FQ bundle would make the perfect zig zag pattern quilt!
I planned out my design, then began by separating the darker value fabrics in this collection from the lighter ones, before I started piecing my blocks. You can see that well with a quick photo change to black & white, and I love the result!
The descending Zig Zag pattern made finding a beautiful staircase for our photo shoot a must! The intense colors in this collection against the old masonry was so beautiful to photograph!
For the binding Haila chose from my stash both a Raspberry Rose and London Red Pure Element solid. My girl has great taste and such an eye already, I especially love where those two colors meet!
For the quilting she chose an aqua variegated Aurifil 50wt from the Tula Pink Collection. This was my first quilt made using a variegated thread and I'm completely sold and in love with these threads now!!
For the back I made use of the two panel pieces that came with my FQ bundle, adding in a bit more of Art Gallery Fabric's Pure Element solid in the Raspberry Rose & in my favorite Empire Yellow, along with a quick scrappy strip patchworking of my Nordika scraps.
As usual I took so many photos of this finished quilt, and I of course do have my personal favorites! The one above and this one of Haila running with her new quilt. She L♥VEs it!
This quilt came together so quickly and was so much fun to make! I do plan to share my pattern, but since we decided to start our family vacation a little early and will be headed to VA Beach on Thursday, followed by a week in Nags Head, it may be a little bit before I'm ready. I'm hoping that by the time I have it finished for sharing, Nordika will be fully stocked in all of our favorite shops!!
Nordika is scheduled to hit stores this month!! I'll be sure to add a list here of my shop sponsors that will be carrying this collection. For now, you can find the Art Gallery Fabric Pure Elements available at Fat Quarter Shop, Moona Fabrics, The Intrepid Thread, Pink Castle Fabrics, Stash Fabrics, and Contemporary Cloth!
Today, I get to host yet another surprise Fabric Giveaway for TWO FQ bundles of Nordika, courtesy of Art Gallery Fabrics!! Yes, that means two winners! One will receive the Alpine Valley colorway and the other will receive the Frost Valley!
|photo by Jeni Baker|
|photo by Jeni Baker|
Enter to Win!
1. Simply leave a comment here in this post! We'd love to know which colorway you most love? You can view all prints in both the Alpine Valley and the Frost Valley colorways HERE! (one entry)
2. Follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook. Just let me know that you did by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
3. My followers get a third entry! Whether you follow me here, on Facebook, or on Instagram, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry)
4. Help spread the word!! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter! Whether by tweet, instagram, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry)
That’s 4 possible entries! Enter now through Friday, July 12th. The winner will be chosen by
Thank you so much for stopping by, have a wonderful Monday!! ♥, Maureen