I have a friend named Shea. She's a nature girl. She loves gardening, tending her chickens, playing in the creek near her house and loves anything the color of the forest, water or sky.
So when I asked her what colors I should use for a quilt I was planning for her new updated room (She’s 10 now.... double digits are impressive!) naturally, she said, “I would like it to be greens, teals and blues”. “Good enough!” I said.
Pulling the right combination of fabrics from Studio Stash was easy as there are 17 colors that fall into that color category and I would have no problem creating a quilt that reflected her. Within a few minutes after picking up my colored pencils, I had a quick thumbnail sketch of a big zig zag quilt.
As I started laying out the fabrics, I was tempted to add a pink stripe for a bit of “pop” — after all, it’s one of my favorite colors. She squished up her face when I mentioned this...but no words, just a face followed by a darling toothy smile.
In the end, after chatting with her mom (my best friend) I decided to add just a touch of pink in the bottom right corner....Which is my way of tugging her little ear, and whispering to her, “Goodnight my child, sweet dreams” and maybe one day she will like pink too.....
You can download this pattern for FREE at PatternSpot.com or Robert Kaufman Co. Thank you Robert Kaufman for providing the pattern. Quilt was pieced by Debbie Slack and quilted by Jocelyn Marzan.
Now for the Giveaway!
Jennifer Sampou is showcasing her wonderful new fabric collection, Studio Stash.
Enter to win up to 4 fat packs ($30 value each) by joining her email list (bottom of page). Drawing ends August 31, 2013. All existing subscribers are eligible.
Don’t worry, Jennifer doesn’t share her list with anyone else.
Mary Eaton Fairfield
8/23/2013 11:11:24 am
Love this - all of it - the quilt, the story, the blog...and you, Jen!
8/26/2013 01:20:23 am
Such pretty fabrics! I found you thru C&T Publishing and am now signed up for your newsletter. Glad I found you!
8/26/2013 01:40:02 am
LOVE your story about this quilt. How funny. Beautiful quilt with those colors.
8/26/2013 08:22:06 am
love the new line - especially pinks, grays and turquoise! linked through stash books.
What a lovely quilt you made for your friend, Shea! And I love the touch of pink. It's my favorite color. The little touch of it on the quilt is like a little kiss on the cheek. :-) Your giveaway is lovely.......looks just like a beautiful bouquet! Hoping I am lucky enough to win it!
8/27/2013 12:30:20 pm
While I think the quilt is fabulous with the greens and blues (I'm an ocean kind of girl myself), I do like the touch of pink you added. Your fabrics, quilt, and photography is great. Looking forward to many more posts.
Jennifer Sampou Hensley
8/27/2013 02:56:58 pm
Thanks for your comments above. Shea's quilt is near and dear to my heart and I am touched that you all enjoyed the images and story. Good luck for the drawing this Friday. With Gratitude, Jennifer
8/31/2013 04:33:14 am
Looking at Shea's quilt makes me feel like I'm at the beach, watching the waves--coming in, going out. I can almost hear it. Lovely, peaceful colors. Thanks for the opportunity.
9/7/2013 07:56:25 am
LOVED working with you on your quilts. You are so creative and talented!
9/12/2013 06:13:57 pm
Always happy to follow a quilter, love the drawing and the final product..a beautiful quilt! And even happier to be entered in a giveaway of my favorite thing...FABRIC!!
10/8/2013 08:00:39 am
Love the Raspberry!!
10/8/2013 08:01:04 am
Have been subscribed for a while. You have the most beautiful fabrics. I just drew a quilt last night for my husband and it has the zigs and zags just like yours. Thank you for the chance to win your beautiful fabric. Shea's quilt is really pretty love the colors.
10/9/2013 12:27:23 am
Jennifer your fabrics are inspiring. I find your fabrics usually add more to a quilt and they work so well with the new modern patterns.
10/10/2013 10:00:23 pm
I live your vibrant fabrics. You are so inspirational.
10/11/2013 03:49:24 pm
Love all the beautiful colors I this collection. Thank you for sharing.
10/13/2013 11:54:07 am
Love the Continuum. It is so modern and charming. Welcome back to the fabric design world.
10/23/2013 04:35:38 am
Yeah Jen, I love the girl with the pearl earring patterns! I am still waiting for a girl with the ebony guitar pattern!
11/17/2013 07:22:35 pm
11/17/2013 10:54:18 pm
Love the studio stash! Great blends of colors
11/18/2013 02:32:36 am
I am loving your blog.
11/18/2013 05:04:41 am
I love your studio stash and the great zig zag. Wonderful blog.
11/18/2013 01:02:41 pm
love the colors in the studio stash collection
10/1/2015 06:18:38 pm
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