Thursday, April 10, 2014

Introducing PAINT for Windham

Holy wow - it's been a whole year since I blogged.  My last post was exactly a year ago, and I was extolling the virtues of Carrie Bloomston's Collage line.  And while that was a very fun line to sew with, I think I'm even more excited about her upcoming line - Paint.  Carrie's motto is "Celebrate Your Inner Artist," and with this line, she certainly gives sewers an incredible palate to make something gorgeous.

The colors are stunning - rich, bright, and saturated.  And in fitting with her now signature style, there are lots of newspaper-like scraps throughout the line - lovely little bits worth examining closely.  Each word or phrase was carefully curated by Carrie and, her personality can be seen in them for those who know her personally. 

The line features a mix of textured solids, large scale prints, and smaller scale prints.  I really wanted to make a quilt making the most of all three of these, and chose Erica Jackman's Stacked Squares pattern.  

I feel like both the larger and smaller prints both got chance to shine here.  And the solids play so nicely in this line - they bring so much to the rest of the line and also made an excellent canvas to highlight the quilting on the back. 

I can't say enough about PAINT.  The colors are bright but sophisticated and the prints are fun and creative.  It's such a creative mix.  Are you loving this line as much as I?  I know you are - it really is a delight.  Wanna play with it?  I have a charm pack up for grabs - leave a comment by Sunday night and I'll draw a random winner next Monday morning.