Friday, June 14, 2013

Designer Spotlight Friday: Laura Gunn

Hello everyone, it's Laura Gunn and it's a real treat to chime in on Kathy's blog today, especially to talk about my latest line of blenders and basics--Edges.  With Edges I wanted to give sewers interesting colors and textures that would compliment their own designs.  The result is a wide and varied palette. And I can't wait to see all the ways you use it! 

As gratifying as it is to see my artwork on fabric, it's even more gratifying to see my fabric in the creations of designers I admire.  With the help of some friends at Michael Miller, I reached out to some of my favorite quilters to see how my latest line, Edges, would inspire them.  And honestly, I feel so honored to have a little bit of me in their beautiful work.



Faith at Fresh Lemon Quilts created this charming mini quilt.  It's like a box of candy.  Yum!  I just love how it shows off how varied the palette is in this collection.



Faith talks us through how she made her quilt here on her blog.



Ashley from Film in the Fridge calls this quilt Edges and Angles. Doesn't it look like it belongs in this beautiful seaside shot?  It's just so dang cool! 



You can read about her process in choosing background colors here.



My Dear friend Katie Blakesley at Swim Bike Quilt blew me away with this quilt she calls Gallery Wall.  The squares look like individual pieces of modern art!  While we're on the subject of how awesome Katie is, you really should check out the book she co-authored with Faith Jones of Fresh Lemon Quilts, and Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced--Vintage Quilt Revival.  Amazon is taking pre-orders!



Holly at Bijou Lovely is moving along on her project.  I love everything Holly makes so I can't wait to see how this turns out.  Be sure to follow her progress on her lovely blog.



This Flying Geese Pillow by Rita at Red Pepper Quilts is simply charming.  I love how she used the black and white prints to highlight the colors.  This pillow cover sold pretty quickly in her shop, but she has some beautiful quilt patterns available. 



Here is a no-sew project that I love.  Angela at Cut to Pieces designed this sweet pin cushion.  How clever is that?!? I may have to find a flower dish myself!



Check out the raw edge applique on these totes.  I do love dots!  Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts made these for her son's preschool teachers.  Wow!  It's good year if I remember to get something before the morning of the last day of school! ;-)

Happy sewing!
Laura

*All images have been used with permission.

Comment to win a charm pack of Laura's collection,Edges! 

Thank you very much to all who participated in our give-away! Comments are now closed.

Also, Check out Laura's blog, Paint in My Hair, for amazing design inspiration, sewing ideas, and more about Edges!
 

126 comments:

robin said...

I love that pillow!

Kacey said...

I love the not really solid look of these fabrics!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The projects out of this line are awesome1

DianeY said...

Such beautiful colors! Love all the projects

Sequana said...

You've done it again. I so love each and every collection of yours.

MeredithV said...

I love the textures of this line, and of course the colors!

Joelle said...

Very edgy.

Trish said...

Your fabrics are true reflections of your art! I love this new collection!

waycatholic.com said...

Love the fabric! Fingers crossed!

KT said...

I love edges. I have been secretly obsessing over it.

Tiffany said...

Love the pincushion!!!

Susan said...

Everything is beautiful. I love the Edges and Angles quilt, and also the totes, but Rita at Red Pepper wins out for me. That pillow is so bright and beautiful.
Love what you do!
sdorsey@psln.com

sewkalico said...

Simply stunning!

Cristina said...

An amazing collection that is truly versatile! I hope I win!

Amy W. said...

I love all of the bright cheerful projects you have created with this happy line of fabrics.

Carol said...

Very pretty colors. I hope I win!

Carol said...

Looks like a pretty collection! Thanks!

The O's said...

love the colours, the rawness, the vibrance, and would of course love to win! Thanks for the opportunity.

Debbie said...

What an awesome array of projects using Edges - this is definitely on my list!

Jane S. said...

Those are such neat fabrics! I believe that I'd have to make a pillow, that Flying Geese pillow is amazing. :)

Honey said...

These are all gorgeous.

Tanyia said...

love these colors and the values of them, plus I am in the love with the pillow! Thanks for the chance!

Nina said...

Beautiful on it own but would be great to mix with other lines! Thank you for the giveaway!

Heather D. said...

Very cool fabric, and the projects made with the line are awesome.

Joyce said...

All these projects are great! Would be thrilled to win!

Julie said...

Love the mini quilt -reminds me of a water colour paint box.. Thank you for the chance and inspiration - so many possibilities and such wonderful colours.

CherriBeri said...

What beautiful colors! Love this whole line of fabrics and would really like to own some!

sewpsyched said...

Beautiful fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.

FlourishingPalms said...

This is my favorite fabric line right now. Though for months, I've thought your Painter's Canvas is wonderful. I already own it in several colorways! Edges has appeared in two of my recent projects, so no one has to tell me how great it is! Thanks for sharing inspirational pieces made with your lovely line, and thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

Dianne Mitzel said...

I love the pillow , and the mini quilt with circles, the fabric is wonderful, thanks for chance to win this great selection..
diannemitzel1@hotmail.com

Afton Warrick said...

I think the quilt looks like a deluxe box of watercolor paints.

Solange said...

Love those colors. Another great line of fabrics! Well done!

Marcia W. said...

Hope to win - this is a wonderful collection

Ginger said...

Love this new collection.

ginger c at gmail dot com

PunkinPatch said...

Beautiful and useful collection! Awesome job. I loooove the flying geese pillow - that is so happening when I get your line to work with!

DianeK said...

Beautiful fabric. I really need it!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful fabric. I need it !!

Deborah said...

I love bright colours, so this fabric collection is just perfect :-)

Debbie said...

I love the pillow!!!!!

Rainy said...

What fun projects using your great colors.

Deairdre said...

I really love the colors!

Denica said...

Gorgeous!!! I loved Cosmos and Painters canvas as well. One of my favorite designers, hands down!!! ♥

Alyce said...

I'm thinking Laura Nownes' pattern The Big Tumble would look so cool with these fabrics. They're gorgeous!

Marianne said...

I love Rita's pillow too, it is just so cute with the black and white and printed pale fabrics behind the geese. I love the charm pack!

memmens said...

What an amazing round up of gorgeous makes with fantastic fabrics.

Rachelle said...

Stunning fabrics

Jo Jo said...

These fabrics are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win some!

Minky and Pinky said...

OMG.. love the colour combination and the collection is fabulous..

Meashka said...

Great!
Colours for every season of the year

Audrey said...

I LOVE how vibrant thee fabrics are and would be tickled to win them. The circle quilt and the flying geese pillow are amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

Peggy Kelleher said...

Love this line even more after seeing it used in these projects!

Marg M said...

loving this collection, the colours are wonderful.

Betty said...

Great examples and a great line to be inspired BY!

Susanne said...

I love this line! Especially the canvas prints.

Nancy said...

What a great collection!! Love the raw edge totes.

Brianna said...

You know I love quilts... but tote bags have to be a close second! Those totes are so chipper!

Marisa said...

I love seeing all these projects next to each other, and I love the fabric too. Thanks for the opportunity!
mmckee at wi dot rr dot com

Katy McCoy said...

Mmmmmmm - especially the oranges....

tobiaskj@comcast.net

Dawn Hughes said...

What beautiful bright colours, love the different quilts.

LethargicLass said...

I really love everything about this line... how it acts like a pattern and a solid at the same time... the range of colours without being cutesy... a winner for sure!

Marcus Deel said...

These are gorgeous - I'd love to win!

Renee Castro said...

Super cute fabric :) Thanks for the giveaway!!!! I love the bags and pillows they are so cute, makes me want to start sewing right now!!!

Sarah_L_N said...

Gorgeous colour selection :)

lynnbbr said...

These colors inspire and motivate creativity.

jkfaller@live.com said...

Beautiful line!

Deana Russell said...

Absolutely lovely!

Karen Barkley said...

I absolutely love all of the beautiful colors in the fabric collection you are giving away. A quilter can never have too much fabric and this collection would enable me to make more quilts for wedding gifts.

SewWhat said...

Beautiful! Love the bright colors. Could do so much with his collection.

Kerri Sanders-Smith said...

I love the bright colors and textures!!!

Keri Foreman said...

I feel in love with this line the moment I saw it and the projects look like a blast to do!

Crickets Corner said...

Love the Gallery Wall quilt. Really like the fabrics, fingers crossed.

Danbury Quilter said...

Beautiful, thank you!

amyd14_1999@yahoo.com

Claudia said...

I love the varied colors in this collection.

scottylover said...

Gorgeous fabrics! Love the colors.
Sandy A

Tracey Finch said...

Love the mixture of brights set against the b&w prints. Especially the "newspaper" prints.

Sharon T said...

I love Laura's fabric! If I win, I will make Faith's mini. Sweet!

This Dog's Mom said...

It was so fun looking at all of these projects! Thanks for the inspiration and this giveaway!

Nana-Bob said...

So pretty. I could use this for my stash...or just use it, lol.

Becky said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Chris S said...

Love this!

Laura Fedewa said...

Love these colors! They are so fun!

GenoaDeb said...

Very inspiring. I bet they would complement batiks really well too.

Roni Webb said...

Like all of your fabric lines, it's hard to go wrong. They're all beautiful and creative. I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some!

Joni Gebhard said...

Love these fabrics and the fun projects!!!

patti said...

I love the texture of these prints! Beautiful!

wonderlandbyalyce said...

I love this line! Thanks for the chance to win!

WandaFish said...

Definitely a 'must have' collection! Thanks for showing us such lovely projects and for the giveaway :)

Diane H said...

That's great fabric! Really love all the fabulous projects. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lindsey Melby said...

this fabric is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! i hope hope hope!!! Im also making a bunch of skirts soon with my sister and this would be PERFECT!!! Love you laura!
-Lindsey Rose M.

jaime de carvalho said...

Beautiful would love to win have a great project that would look amazing with that

ladmquilter said...

GORGEOUS fabric I lovehow bright it is.

Mishi Kichi said...

Omgosh...the fabrics are fantabulous, the projects are fresh and I bet the book will be fun! Im off to pre-order me thinks!!

Anonymous said...

Bright and nice for going into summer wear, thanks

Baker2038@aol.com

Quilt Hollow said...

Love all that color! Yum!

Mom C said...

What a great line. I love the colors and the wash look. The projects you showed were great too. Thanks.

teri said...

Fabulous fabric!

kbzelazny said...

This line is gorgeous!!

Anne said...

Love Faith's mini and Rita's pillow. Such fun colors and textures.

Vicky P said...

Love all the colors. Would love to make a color wheel of some sort.

Dianne Giles said...

Gorgeous, vibrant colours. Thanks for the chance, Dianne

Marlene @ KISSed Quilts . com said...

Great collection of blenders, textures, colors all around! Love 'em!

allierae said...

I love this line, can't wait to start using it!

Gill said...

Fabulous designs! My favourite is Faith's mini quilt!

Marl said...

oh goodness what a beautiful color shower ! I'm getting an unignorable feeling of quilter's greed by looking at them :D

Susan said...

I would love to win. It's a fantastic collection

Heather B said...

I love this fabric!! The projects are gorgeous! I can't wait to try some of them out! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sharon said...

These are beautiful colors!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon said...

I love these colors! Thank you for the chance to win!

Audrey said...

That pillow is amazing! I love these colors!

Melby said...

I want this fabric so badly!!!!! I am doing a bunch of sewing projects and i could send you some pictures of me modeling Laura's fabric!

Quiltgirl said...

The colors are wonderful - the aqua is my fav!

Meredith said...

I really like these projects and love the fabric!

grammakim04 said...

I love the colors, they are just beautiful. I would have so much fun creating a quilt if I won this fabric.

bruxellina said...

Summer is here - I love the colours and the projects. Thank you!

Catrin Lewis said...

I think that the low volume pluses are going to be special!

DanaK ~ WaterPenny said...

I have been seeing this line on-line and it's perfect!

Unknown said...

I just love the clear vibrancy of these fabrics that are versatile in making quilts or fashion items. I'd like to make a little dress for a new little girl who has come into our family. So fresh, different and I cant wait to use them.

Unknown said...

I just love the vibrancy, crispness and clarity of the colours. Ideal for quilting and fashions.
Cathy

Sue H said...

Love this collection, so many ideas...... Love all the examples you have on the blog, especially Faith's mini quilt - beautiful!!

marslaura@ymail.com said...

Wow what a great collection of colors and projects! I can see sew many bright possibilities with this vibrant collection.

Marcia W. said...

You exceeded your expectations with the Edge as this collection complements so many others. It also is a great standalone collection. Thanks for the chance to enter and win this giveaway! It's a beautiful bundle and the examples on the blog are awesome. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Susan said...

Beautiful colors and what great projects from them!

Terry Conner said...

I just started reading your blog. It is a nice way to see what you are working on and get to know you.

Jennifer Cochran said...

So beautiful! I would have trouble deciding what to make!! :-)

Patty j said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful colors in this fabric!! Sooo encouraging !!

Susan said...

I am drooling over that fabric line