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Making Waves with Kim Andersson’s Tidal Lace Collection – Blog Hop & Giveaway Today!

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Welcome to Day 5 of the  Tidal Lace Blog Hop showcasing Kim Andersson’s first collection with Windham Fabrics. We are so happy to be a stop on Kim’s tour!


Tidal Lace Blog Hop Tour

I’ve known Kim for a few years–remember she was one of our guest bloggers, earlier this year–and I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Kim bring her beautiful drawings to life in Tidal Lace. The fabric line has a special place in my heart as it reminds me of my favorite beach getaway, the town of Bolinas, just north of San Francisco. And would you believe that Kim also visited Bolinas while working on Tidal Lace! (It is so special that locals have been known to remove the highway sign telling you how to get there!)



Beach Ball Quilt

Pattern for Making Waves is now available on our Pattern Page.


We designed A Day at the Shore for the Tidal Lace fabric line to capture a feeling of a day at the beach. Remember that moment when you unfold and flick your beach towel so it catches the wind and then floats down to a patch of sun-warmed  sand? Grab your ice cold drink, sunscreen, and summer-time read . . . it’s beach time!


Beach Ball Quilt

When Laura, Jennifer, and I had a brainstorming session to design a project for this collection, the image of horizontal waves of fabric rolling across the quilt immediately came to mind. Big, colorful balls, bouncing and bobbing on the waves, were the perfect accent to our beach day story. Including the white border to the top and bottom emphasized the look of a beach towel. It was so much fun making this quilt!


Beach Ball Quilt closeup

We are working madly on finishing the pattern for our quilt! Stay tuned and we will announce it at SHWS, but if you can’t wait, leave us a comment and we will contact you when the pattern is available. A video demonstrating the wave-making technique is in the works as well.

Thank you for visiting SHWS for the tour. Be sure to check out all the stops on the blog hop with their wonderful inspirational projects made with Tidal Lace. I posted the schedule and links at the bottom of the page.


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Want to get your own selection of Tidal Lace?

Leave a comment here (scroll to the bottom of the page) telling us the name of  YOUR favorite beach. The winner will receive this beautiful bundle from the Tidal Lace Collection.


Tidal Lace FQ bundles

Isn’t life grand?


Beach Ball Quilt closeup

See you at the shore!


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Tidal Lace Blog Tour Schedule 

Mon 15th Sept:

Windham Fabrics 

Kim Andersson : I Adore Pattern

Tues 16th Sept:

Erin Harris : House on Hill Road

Amy Gunson : Badskirt

Cath Mosley on Instagram

Wed 17th Sept:

Anne Sullivan : Play Crafts

Stacey Day : Stacey In Stitches

Thurs 18th Sept:

Adrianne Ove : Little Bluebell

Terri Carpenter : The Quilted Fox

Friday 19th Sept:

See How We Sew

Amanda Hohnstreiter : My Sewcial Hour

Sat 20th Sept:

Ann Haley : Sew Messy

Madeleine Roberg : Domestic Strata

Sunday 21st Sept:

Cal Patch : Hodge Podge Farm

Rebecca Ringquist : Drop Cloth

Monday 22nd Sept:

Alicia Wietholter : Swoon Patterns

Stacey Sharman : Peppermint Pinwheels

Tuesday 23rd Sept:

Jen Carlton Bailly : Bettycrockerass

Miriam Blaich : The Berlin Quilter

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