Saturday, August 13, 2011

Topiary Tiles

I'm so excited to report that Veranda is now starting to ship!  For each collection, I design a complimentary pattern.

Introducing Topiary Tiles!  It uses one 10-square, 1 roll-up, plus sashing and border fabric.

It is so fun to explore the ways the different fabrics can work together in each block...






Thanks to my friend Pat Hopkins who sewed the sample.



I hope you enjoy Topiary Tiles.  And if any of you are going to be in the vicinity of Beaufort, SC, I'm excited about speaking about the development of this collection and my pattern line at the Sea Island Quilt Guild this Thursday.

Happy sewing!
Amanda

96 comments:

PinkGranny said...

What a nice pattern! It would be wonderful to hear you speaking about the collection. I live in the Northwest so if you ever travel this far from home you would have an appreciative audience up here too. Good news that the collection is shipping now.

Life In A Pink Bunny Suit said...

Love all of the color mixed together!

Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

pcflamingo said...

Love the pattern and love the fabrics! All quite quite DELISH!

Sherri said...

Great pattern...I'm so happy the yardage will be available soon!

Kwilt Noob said...

It's shipping!!!!!! So excited! Love this pattern bunches! Hoping to be able to do the BOM, for sure!

Miss Nancy said...

This quilt in this fabric line is gorgeous, fun, bright, and cheery. Thank you showing us the fabric and this great pattern. Hope I can find it soon.

Have a super great sewing and stitching day.

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler said...

Love the new fabrics! And that pattern showcases them in a super humdinger way!

Jennifer Schifano Eutsler
curlicuecreations.com

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

LOVE the pattern! So wonderful that it is available as a free tutorial! I can't wait to try it...pinned it as well!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Amanda, I love that pattern. So pretty and a great way to put fabrics together. Great job!

Madame Samm said...

HI Amanda....where is your follower button? Many are coming over to follow you...I suppose they will all just leave comments and tell you how much of a delight you are today...and you are and your quilts and your fabric..well everything...

Elizabethd said...

Beautiful colours and designs. I'm following you now.

memmens said...

Love that pattern (and of course the fabrics). I'm following you!

Kathleen Grace said...

So glad I found you through Madam Samm. Your patterns are beautiful and so is your fabric!

Pamela Nees said...

Amanda~this Veranda line of fabric is so pretty! Love it, and love this quilt of Topiary Tiles. Someone's bed will be beautiful!

Hazel said...

Goodness me, those fabrics are SO pretty! I love them!

Thank you for your guest post over at Madamme Samms - I have learn't a lot from it, and I'm looking forward to your next guest spots too!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Amanda your new line of fabric VERANDA is beautiful, I also love the pattern. I wish I can win your fabric giveaway.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

What a fun quilt! Thanks for the lampshade tutorial at Madame Samm's. I'm now a follower.

Sunnybec said...

Hi Amanda, not sure where we are suppose to say thanks for the Tut over at Madame Samms, hope this is the right place. Doesn't look like your "followers" is working properly but will add my name when it is...I do follow you on Google Reader. x

frog cottage designs said...

Im a new follower and have to say your fabric is gorgeous!!! congrats on the new line :)

Coisas da Laura said...

Love your patterns!!! I hope I can win the giveaway at Madame Samm!!!!This fabric line is simply WONDERFUL!!!i now follow you!
Hugs from Brasil!

Missy said...

I'm now a follower! From Stash Manicure :-) I loved your lamp recover tutorial.

Thearica said...

Amanda.. Your fabrics are awesome! I love the Swiss Chocolate collection!

I have come over from Madame Samm's where we all have a chance to win some of your veranda collection! Thanks so much for the awesome tute over there as well! You make it look so easy!

BTW: I am 2 1/2 hrs. north of you! :)

Patty D from NC said...

enjoyed your guest post at SWQ. Thanks!

queenopearls said...

Amanda, I wish I were going to be in your area on Thursday! Wow, great blog, fabric and art! I am delighted to be a new follower and subscriber to your posts.
All the best,
Christina in Cleveland / Brenis

Heather said...

Amanda, I'm so drawn to your newest line. Happy,colorful, vibrant, check check check!Thanks for sharing your designs!

QuiltSue said...

I love, love, love this range of fabrics, and also your chocolate ones. I enjoyed your tut over at Sew We Quilt thank you, and really hope I win!

Laila L S said...

Veranda looks great. I came over from Sew WE Quilt and hope to win some of these fabrics in todays drawing. Already a follower of your blog

Sharon said...

Love the bright and happy colors in your new line! The quilt pattern is perfect for it. Glad to have found you through Stash Manicure because now I'm a new follower! Thank you for the lampshade tutorial!

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE IT!! New follower can't wait to read more. Just got your Village Green pattern from Kelly at I Have A Notion. Hope to make the quilt at our guild retreat in Oct....

JoyceM said...

Love the Topiary Tiles pattern. And the fabrics are gorgeous.

Sandy said...

Love that quilt!=)

Nessa said...

Wow! Wow, wow! I have just come here from sew we quilt's wantobe quilter campaign. Beautiful tutorial, beautiful fabrics and a beautiful blog. Congratulations on your fabric line, love the colours!

Dianne Giles said...

Thanks to Madame Samm for her directions to your blog. Beautiful fabrics and patterns. Thanks for the great giveaway! Now, please excuse me, I must go as I have to explore your blog "in Depth". Cheers, Dianne

Jean said...

Loving this new line. Full of cheery color! Color! Color! Color!

Nikki said...

Beautiful! I love the vibrant colors in your new line - they are so happy!

Susan said...

I am a new follower from Sew We Quilt and I love the new fabric collection. The colors are gorgeous!

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Janet said...

I'm another new follower and your Veranda line is lovely - I'm looking forward to checking out your other fabric lines and patterns as well!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Beautiful fabric!. Thank you for your post on Madamme Samm's blog. It was inspiring.

Tamie said...

I love, love Veranda. Also, Thanks for your post on covering a lampshade. I'm a new follower.

Mary said...

Thanks for the Tutorial on the Lampshade. I'd love to win some of your fabric line Veranda!

Marsha said...

Love your fabric on your quilts, so bright and cheerful. I'm a new follower.

Teresa in Music City said...

Amanda, I'm delighted to find you - thanks Madame Samm!!!! Started following you today and I can't help but HOPE that I am the big winner of your new fabric line, Veranda!

harleywife57 said...

OHWOW ! LOVE this fabric line and the quilt !!! I would LOVE to win it ; I'm here from Stash Manicure !!!

Dana Gaffney said...

Beautiful lush colors and the quilt really makes them stand out.

Deborah said...

Hi Amanda: Nice to follow you! Love your swiss chocolate line...and love your new veranda line. I think my granddaughters would need a quilt made out of these fabrics. Nice post on SM today!

judyjj said...

I'm a new follower from Stash Manicure. Looking forward to seeing your collections at my LQS!

Sarah ACP said...

I love your new pattern line and the fabric. I have watched your blog and now I officially "follow". I saw your tutorial on Stash Manicure. I can't wait to see more.

Donna said...

Amanda, loved your guest post on Stash Manicure today! Covering that lamp shade is so pretty! love your line of fabrics!!

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

New follower from Stash...I am thrilled with your tutorial on how to cover a lampshade. Look out thrift stores, I am gonna buy me some shades to fix up! Woot!

Renea said...

I am a new follower and I love your patterns. Thanks for the giveaway.

Solstitches said...

Beautiful pattern and gorgeous fabrics = a winning combination.
I enjoyed your lampshade tutorial over at Madame Samm's.
Thank you.

Margaret

Kristen said...

I've been a follower but had to come over after seeing your post at Madame Samm's. I've always bought the sticky-sided lampshades at Jo-Ann Fabrics but love your tutorial - and the Veranda fabric. Thanks for the chance to win!

barbara said...

Love the Topiary Tiles pattern and the lampshade tutorial on Stash Manicure. Thanks so much for posting over there. Looking forward to perusing the archives here. Thanks again.

Brenda said...

This line of fabrics is beautiful! Caught your tut on Stash Manicure. Can't wait to revamp a few of my lamps! I am happy to be a new follower. :)

astoriadesigns said...

im here from the Sew We Quilt Wantobe Quilter Campaign blog. :)

This quilt is so gorgeous!! I love all your color choices. :)

KTMae said...

I love this pattern. Thanks for the tutorial on Wantobe Quilters with Stash Manicure.

Teresa said...

Amanda, I love this pattern. The colors of the fabric are bright and cheerful. That is what I love about fabric. It comes in so many different patterns and colors. I would love to win the fabric giveaway at Sew We Quilt where I read your blog this morning. I am a new follower of yours. Congrats on the new fabric line.

Lori said...

Your new fabric line is absolutely beautiful! And the patterns you have are gorgeous! I'm so glad to have found your blog!

Michele said...

I so love this new line and I want all of it! Your patterns are wonderful too, just my style. I finally have my own studio space but I'm thinking that I will be outgrowing it fast.

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Cute pattern! Just stopped over from seeing the lamp shade @ Stash Manicure.

steffiejb said...

Amanda... Loved your post today at Stash. I've been wanting to cover a lampshade for my daughters room and this has motivated me! Absolutely beautiful fabrics. Excited!

Marcia Wachuta said...

Great post on Sew We Quilt! And beautiful fabrics and quilts! I am a long arm quilter, blogger, and a new follower of you!

Sharon said...

Amanda it was wonderful meeting you at Madamme Samm's today. Your fabric is just wonderful I love the purple. And the tutorial on
the lampshade gave me a wonderful idea for my grandbaby's bedroom, I am doing her's in Pinks so guess what color her lampshade will be in...Thanks again for the wonderful tutorial and for helping us quilters remember that the accessories in a room with a beautiful quilt just make it more a made from the heart kind of atmosphere...I have become a follower. Take care

BlondiKnits said...

Can't wait for the fabric to hit the stores -- my Strip Club at High Country Quilts in Colorado Springs is making "Garden Paths" for our September strip project.

Rachel said...

Love the line!! I added you to the blogs I follow.

Carrie P. said...

Great tutorial on sew we quilt. I have actually been looking for a new lamp shade but now I will just go into my stash and see what I can come up with. thanks.
I don't see the follower gadget up but I think I am a follower. I know I subscribe.

Robin said...

Love the Veranda line -- just beautiful! I live in CHS so may try to come see you in Beaufort on Thursday. Fun!

Kathy H said...

I love the topiary tiles pattern. I can see how it would be fun to combine the different fabrics to see how the different blocks would turn out. I saw you over at stash manicure and loved the lampshade idea. It is always fun for me to have some coordinates in a room other than another pillow.

Carrie said...

Love your colors in your quilts. Just signed up to be a follower, hope I did it right. Signed up thru Jane's Fabrics and Quilts for the Wanttobe Quilter. Still trying to figure this all out.

Thank you and have a great day.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Hi Amanda! I discovered your blog from your post at Madamme Samm's this morning. I'm so excited because I have two lampshades identical to the one you used in your tutorial that I want to cover. One is large and the other is a smaller size for my bedroom. I can't wait to try out your technique and I have just the fabric I want to cover them with. Thanks so much for showing us this method. I have to tell you too that I think the pattern, Topiary Tiles is going to be just what I have been looking for to make some blocks that will highlight some larger prints that I have. It's so hard to find patterns that showcase the bigger prints but also give the blocks some 'personality'. I'm just getting back to my quilting after months away due to health issues so I am really excited about these new ideas. Thanks so much again for your great post at Madamme Samm's today. I have subscribed to the emails for you blog too. I don't want to miss a single post. Hugs...

Dana said...

what a lovely blog and some lovley patterns too glad I found you :-)

Carol C. said...

I am a follower, and just love your new line of fabric!! I would sew love to win over at Stash Manicure!! I am looking forward to covering a lampshade -- thanks for the great tutorial!!

Donna said...

I am now a follower thru Madame Samm's. Love the lamp tutorial! Veranda is wonderful ... would love to win!

jmniffer said...

Hi Amanda,
I have been a follower for awhile now. I love the tutorial on covering a lampshade. I never think outside the box for things like that. Thanks for sharing the how to's. I am sponsered by Lily Pad Quilting.

Carrie P. said...

I am a follower. Got the gadget to come up.

Sandi P said...

Love the lampshade tutorial over at Madame Sam's. Thanks for the instructions.

Michelle said...

Great pattern!

Donna Joy said...

I'm a follower and was over at Madame sam's to see your lamp shade tutorial. You make it easy. Fantastic new fabric line. Thanks for sharing. Enjoying wantobequilter.

denise/deBRAT said...

I'm a new follower after finding you posting over at Madam Samm's with your lampshade tutorial... very timely tutorial for me too. Love the Veranda line and look forward to digging around on your website now that i've found and followed you.
denise/deBRAT in tampa bay Fl

Mimi said...

Love the pretty colours!! I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing the tutorial too! Also... I am having fun with Wanna be a quilter!!

Aletta said...

I love this quilt! Those colors go so well together! It is lovely! Thanks for sharing it on your blog.

Karen P. said...

what a beautiful quilt amanda! visisting from the wantobe quilters!:)

Cherise said...

Love it all! Including your blog! Have a Nice Day! :)

Pat V. said...

I would so love to win your fabric, but more than that, I've always wanted to know how to cover a lampshade! Thanks SO MUCH for this much-needed tutorial!

pricillaprecise said...

you surely make it look easy to re-cover a lampshade. I made an attempt years ago, and it was not a success ! I am sponsored by Quiltscape.

kidsrn said...

madam samm sent me your way, love the veranda fabric, so bright and cheerful! and i like the blossoms pattern as well. perfect for my teen dd.

thanks for sharing your new ideas with us!
kidsrn

Jen@thecraftingfiend said...

fun! heading over there now!

Amy said...

Wow!! What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing :)

Christine said...

I love the colors and patterns used in the Veranda fabrics! And thank you so much for the great lamp covering tutorial on the Wantobe Quilters blog! Great job!

Sheila said...

Your fabric line and quilts are colorful and beautiful. I LOVE THEM!

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the colors

amy smart said...

Gorgeous quilt, Amanda! And I loved the lamp tutorial. It's beautiful!!

The Nummy Little Blog said...

Hi! I came across your blog and LOVED it! I’m officially your newest follower. I would love you to check out my blog at http://thenummylittleblog.blogspot.com/ and follow me!
Thanks! -Jilly-

anestinthemaking said...

I love this pattern! So cute!

Kirsten N said...

I really love this quilt - does it only use 24 10 inch squares along with the 24 2.5 inch strips though as would love to make it and would have just enough fabric!