Monday, March 31, 2014

Umbrella Prints 2014 Challenge

Australian based textile company, Umbrella Prints, just announced their 2014 challenge and I'm excited to say that I'm going to participate this year!  The challenge is to create something, anything really using one of their trimming packs (you can find the full rules here).

I've been admiring Umbrella Prints fabrics for pretty much the length of my quilting 'career' but have never been able to break down and purchase some of their beautiful fabrics, until now.  One of my favorite prints is the Grand Hearts, pictured below.

Image Credit: Umbrella Prints
There is one version of it printed in a red/persimmon color that I absolutely covet.  Check out this photo of a chair re-upholstered in that very fabric! Love it!

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I purchased two trimming packs:  the Soft and the Dark, because I'm not sure yet what direction I want to go in.  My envelope came complete with a cute little hand written note on it!  It's the little things that make companies special, I think.

Each pack came with a cute little postcard and an Umbrella Prints label scrap.  Here is the Soft Pack.  Pretty pink, mint, beige, lots of white, and some pops of aqua and orange.  How fun!

And here is the Dark Pack.  Navy, Black, Grey, Burgundy, and lots of bold geometric patterns!

Now all I have to do is brainstorm what I'll make with these two.  Luckily I have until May 30th to figure it out and execute my plan.  No biggy right?

I'm linking up with Stitch by Stich for anything goes mondays.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck! Can't wait to see what you do with these beauties!! :)


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