Wow. I can't believe Photochrome Petals, my very first fabric line, is finally hitting the stores!!
Have you seen at at your local quilt shop yet? If not, be sure to ask for it!!
Let's celebrate and have a quilt kit giveaway! This is the I Heart Lava Lamps quilt- kit includes ALL the fabric you need for this queen sized quilt top!
Why the name Photochrome Petals? Well, I was inspired by flower spots. (Shocker!) Like the kind you'd find on Foxgloves or Asian Lily petals. I created the designs in Adobe Illustrator in greyscale, then recolored them. Kind of like a certain photography process way back when. And voila- Photochrome Petals!
I happened to be a helplessly giddy ombre fan. Like, since forever! So there was no question that my fantasy fabric would have ombre color gradations. Or two in the case of Photochrome Petals!
There's a linear ombre design in 6 color ways:
And a radial ombre design in 6 colorways.
The linear ombres are perfect for creating optical illusions. Can you image the 'card trick' quilt blocks made in ombre stripes? Or how about creating shadow effects on leaves and things:
The radial designs are for circle lovers! Check out the moon on this mini-quilt by Cecilia Koppmann:
Sew them up into cones, and they'll be perfectly shaded:
Cut both of the designs up for applique for added dimension. Or simply disregard the shading and cut out lacy patterns like this butterfly- the result is undulating color! Swoon!
Use big swaths of Photochrome Petals, or just bits to accents your flower brooches:
The possibilities are endless- I'd love to hear how you'd use the shading of Photochrome Petals!
Want some of your own to play with? Clothworks is sponsoring a slam bang giveaway of a
Queen Sized quilt kit for the La Todera "I Heart Lava Lamps" quilt!
The winner will receive the pattern, plus all the fabric you'll need to make the quilt below!!
Simply leave a comment here, and we'll use our random number generator to pick a winner! (please include your email in the comment section) We'll be picking a winner on Friday! Good luck to all!