Friday, July 26, 2013

Batiks! Batiks! Batiks!!

: a fabric printed by an Indonesian method of hand-printing textiles by coating with wax the parts not to be dyed
(from Merriam-Webster) 

Batiks are back at Michael Miller by popular demand and we have several stunning free quilt patterns using our new collection
Notice how several of our batik patterns mimic classic Michael Miller prints :)
*Hint- Dandy Damask, Floral Fling,and Eiffel Tower

Emily Herrick's batik quilt, Stars, has graced many a magazine this season and the pattern is available for you to sew!

Heidi Pridemore designed three amazing quilts that are also available for free on the Michael Miller website--

MMF batiks will be available in August!

Happy Sewing! xo, mmf

Friday, July 19, 2013

Designer Spotlight Friday: Emily Herrick

Hey all! I'm super excited to be here on the Michael Miller blog sharing my newest fabric collection with you.

TECHNICOLOR was born from my love of color. The color inspiration and name for this collection come from a childhood memory. I loved watching The Wizard of Oz as a child. I remember the movie starting and as the opening credits rolled "In Amazing Technicolor" flashed on the screen. The movie begins in black and white film but after Dorothy lands in Munchkin Land everything is replaced with gorgeous color. My quilt market booth theme was based on this idea. Everything in my booth was black and white except for the TECHNICOLOR fabrics which added all the color.

The process of designing this collection began with my color choices first, then I added the designs.  I love the geometric print and fun patterns. This collection actually came together quite fast. Several of the prints were originally sketched out as coordinates to other potential collections. At some point I pulled them all together into one file, added the color, and it was like magic.

Ever since the fabric landed on my doorstep I've had so much fun playing with it. The collection can be divided into three different colorways or pulled all together with dazzling results. Something different I did with this collection is with the Crosshatch prints. There are 2 colorways on each bolt meaning the purchase of a 1/2 yard yields two different fat quarters. I love this! It gives you a little more bang for your buck and allows for more variety in a project without having to spend more money.

I've designed four original quilt patterns to go with this collection. All of them are available in my etsy shop, Crazy Old Ladies, in both paper and digital format.

And as a little thank you for coming to visit me here I've designed this fun little quilt for you! You can find the pattern here.

TECHNICOLOR can be found in local quilt shops and online. And if your local quilt shop doesn't carry it, don't forget to tell them they can order it from Michael Miller Fabrics :o)



Friday, July 12, 2013

A Piece of Paradise...

Our amazing and very talented designer and photographer, Trenna Travis, captured this shot on the beach in California. Doesn't it just make you want to jet off on a tropical vacation?! Well, if this isn't possible, how about making something beautiful and tropical? We're giving away three yards of Paradise Island fabric to one lucky winner!

Comments are closed- Thanks for your participation!

Tell us about your favorite vacation spot or what you'd like to make using Paradise Island.

We'll pick one random winner on Thursday, July 18.

For some more inspiration, visit our free quilt pattern page.

Marinda Stewart designed the quilt below using Paradise Island and Cotton Couture. The free quilt pattern can be found here

Happy sewing and have a great weekend!
xo, mmf

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Blogger Lee said...

"I love summer vacations on Lake Superior in Michigan! thank you - the fabric is lovely! the quilt is amazing!"