Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Tamara Kate – Birds & the Bees & a Giveaway!


I am thrilled to be with you today on the Michael Miller blog to give you a glimpse into the inspiration for and the thought process behind the creation of my latest fabric collection, Birds & the Bees. I also have a few project inspiration images, including free quilt patterns and finally, a FABRIC GIVEAWAY!

As a fabric designer, I am often asked where I get the inspiration for my work. Honestly, it can come from a wide variety of places… my children’s musings, a nature walk, my Mom’s garden… but in this case, I started with my recollection of a large ceramic bird that my Mom had when I was growing up, by Chilean artist Pablo Zabal. 

Examples of PabloZabal’s work. The one on the left is my Mom’s.

I did not want to create a literal rendering of it, but rather be influenced by my memory of the feeling and whimsy of it. So, after much playing with pattern, form and color, adding some playful feathers, strewn flowers and the occasional fancy-flying ladybugs, this, Feathered Flock is what emerged.
Seeing that insects were creeping into the work again as they so often do with me, I then made the decision to just go for it and make the collection be all about flying creatures. This print, All the Wee Beasts came next.


Take a closer look at the smallest insects in the above image, those little bees. Their abdomen reminded me of a beehive. Honey Honey thus emerged as a geometric blender print, as did Eye Candy, which started as a stripped down, modern flower center. I was thinking about an insect’s attraction to the bright colors, hence the print’s name (along with its similarity to Life Saver candy).
Love Bug simply evolved from looking at the ladybugs in Feathered Flock a little differently, seeing the similarity in their shape to that of a heart. I was remembering growing up in the Caribbean, having winged creatures flittering around at night, so Baby the Stars Shine Bright was born more from memories of tropical nights (without the invasion of big city lights) than anything else.

Sometimes patterns are created more from a need for something to balance a collection. After all those smaller scale prints, Blossoming was all about a large-scale modern flower.

And the need for something more linear came in Loop-di-Loop (my take on insects’ flight paths) and Toutes les Plumes, which, while it was the final print created for the collection, also ended up being one of my favorites.




A few other color versions of certain designs were added to balance the group, called Ladybug.

Once the prints all worked together as a whole, it was time to play with an alternate color scheme. I started playing with magentas and indigo and the Bluejay color story emerged. 


Achieving the colors that are finally printed on the fabric is a fine balance and a team effort, for sure. I hand my work over to the talented Karen Jarrar at Michael Miller who, in turn, interprets that for the mill. She and I work closely together, both giving input to try and end up with a cohesive collection that works for you, the sewer. Whether you are making clothing, a quilt or some other project, I hope you are inspired by the result of what we have created.



Here are a few items I have put together thus far:


Girl’s dress, pattern by Burda Style

Flight Formation Quilt – free pattern download


Flight Medallion Quilt – free pattern download


Night Flight Quilt, based on my Starry Migration free quilt pattern


And now for the Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of Birds & the Bees, Michael Miller is generously offering two fabric bundles, one in the Ladybug group and one in Bluejay, to two lucky winners. These are half-yard bundles, so lots of fabric for you to sew all kinds of amazing creations.


To enter, let us know below which fabric group you would prefer to win and what you would sew with it. We will randomly choose a winner for each.

~comments are closed~ 
And, the winners are...
JoyceLM said...
"My husband's niece loves purple, so if I'm lucky enough to win, I'd choose the Bluejay color group & make her a quilt. Thanks."

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Erica said...
I love those ladybug prints! I would use them to make a gift for my best friend's twin baby girls who are scheduled to arrive in October!


Best of luck,
Tamara

Oh, and please come take a closer peek at what I’m up to on a regular basis, whether on my blog, Instagram or Facebook.
 




191 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Both are great, but I'd pick ladybug and use it to make clothes for some softies I'm sewing as gifts.

Ladybug & Co said...

Super!! I love the ladybug a little bit more :) but that's in the name ;)

Pamala said...

Ladybug is just beautiful!

Pamala said...

Oh here's to actually posting a whole comment and not just half. Ladybug is just beautiful. I'd make a lap quilt for my daughter.

Amorette said...

I am drawn to the cool colors, and would love the chance to work with the Bluejay colorway to make some clothes or wall hanging quilts. I love working with Origami Oasis, so this looks amazing!

Kristen R said...

Bluejay! I'm such a sucker for purple. I would definitely make a dress for my daughter!

Marian Allen said...

I would love Blue Jay, a favorite bird. I would see a BIG tote bag that would always make me smile

Guppymomma said...
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Guppymomma said...

Bluejay has great colors in it and would make a nice dress for a niece.

Melanie Hudgens said...

Love Ladybug also but love the purples in Blue Jay. I really like the Medallion quilt pattern too. Either one would make a beautiful project.

Cathy said...

I love them both and will eventually “need” them both, LOL, but would probably start with the Ladybug color way. I am in the process of making a Helen`s Garden bed quilt (my mom was also Helen) so I think I would make accessories out of this line; pillows, sewing machine cover, wall hanging, and probably an outfit or two for my granddaughter. :-)

Grammy said...

I would LOVE the Blue Jay to make a pretty quilt for my guest room...

Terri said...

I would like to recreate the flight formation quilt in Ladybug! I can also see many of the fabrics in kitchen accessories such as placemats and napkins. So pretty!

Andrea York said...

I like them both! but I think Ladybug would be my choice to make a summery lap quilt! Love your designs. I still have some Origami Oasis hidden away!

pajtr said...

Oh, how wonderful!!
I love both color groups (!!), but I would have to go with the Blue Jay first! (I want to make a quilt for someone very dear to my heart, and her favorite color is purple! Although she is going to be 90 this year, she is SO young at heart, and I know she would love these designs of yours!!... They are perfect!!)
Thank you!!
And thank you for sharing your design/creative process!!
Pat T.

CraftyPa&CraftyMa said...

I just love Ladybug, and would love to design and make a quilt with it for a special ladybug

Pat Hartman said...

All these fabrics are so beautiful - I can never resist Tamara's beautiful fabrics. If forced to choose I pick the blue jay color way . I would make a quilt for my granddaughter.

Cecilia said...

I love both colorways, but I would start with Blue Jay. I would make a quilt for a friend who loves purple. Thank you for sharing your design process and for the giveaway.

Meg Dennison said...

Love the Bluejay colors....so will the granddaughters!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

This is a wonderful collection and I enjoyed hearing how the prints came into being. I would choose Jaybird and make a quilt.

Sam said...

Both are beautiful, but if I had to pick I would pick Ladybug. I would use them to make a quilt for my daughter that she has been wanting and even some of the teal fabrics can be used on my son's quilt.

Michele T said...

Oh my goodness!! I spotted your fabric line a few days ago and quickly added it to the top of my Fabric Wish List!! I especially love the Jaybird colour way - it is absolutely fabulous!! I would make a quilt for our master bedroom... Unless, my daughter falls in love with it😉.

Kathy E. said...

The LadyBug bundle is singing my song! I would make a lovely summery table runner and some matching quilted place mats with this fabric! Both bundles are beautiful!

Peaches1003 said...

Both colour ways are lovely, but I love bluejay best of all. I'm a cool colours girl!

Linda said...

HELLO,these are such Beautiful Bundles! I do favor the "BlueJay", but they are both gorgeous! I can see a very neat quilt out of these! Thank You so much for a sweet and generous giveaway! HAPPY SUMMER !

Melamoo said...

Both are so beautiful, it's difficult to choose! Since purple is my favorite color, I have to go with Bluejay. I would love to use it to make matching skirts for my niece, Ella, and her doll.

Dianne W said...

They are both lovely but if I HAD to choose, Bluejay is my favourite. I'd love to make the gorgeous heart quilt and put it up in my house to admire every day.

Teri Lynn said...

Oh how the Feathered Flock reminds me of my grandmothers collection of Zabal pottery birds. The ladybug collection would make adorable weekend getaway bags and accompanying toiletry bags.

Jennifer said...

Ladybug! I love it!

Lesley said...

I love bluejay! I would make a quilt for my daughter

Marilyn Snow said...

I would most like the Jaybird color way. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy Losordo said...

Oh this is so difficult to choose as your line is wonderful. If I must choose one, then Bluejays. Thank You for sponsoring this exciting give away.

Amy Losordo said...

Oops I love Bluejays and would make an. Apple core quilr

Little Ella Lu said...

I love both! If I was forced to pick I would go with Bluejay since purple is my eldest's favorite color and green is my youngest's.

Dena said...

It is hard to pick a favorite but I do love purple, so Bluejay it is! Such fun quilts and maybe a dress or two, hmmmm. 😊

Sophia said...

Fell in love with the Ladybug series of fabrics at first sight... Hoping to win this giveaway so that I can sew beautiful pouches for all my wonderful girlfriends...

*Staci* said...

Loveeeeee these so much! They are beautiful together but if I don't win I'll definitely be purchasing the Bluejay bundle unless I can convince my husband to let me buy both! :) I'll be making a quilt!
Staci

ladmquilter said...

Both colorways are gorgeous I would choose bluejay and make a quilt for a friend who loves purple.

Cherise said...

I think that this new fabric line is gorgeous! I love the birds and bugs and all the bright colors! I love color! Both lines are great but I think I really would like the Ladybug line. Thanks!

Monique Thomas said...

Oh my, I love both but I would have to say Bluejay would be the one I'd love the most as I just adore those gorgeous purples and pinks and so would my daughter. This fabric line is definitely on my wish list, at the top of the list. I'd be one happy sewer if I won the bundle. Thank you. I also love that you shared your process of designing and that dress and quilt are amazing!!!

Jill said...

Love the Bluejay colorway!

Monique Thomas said...

I forgot to say what I would make with the Bluejay fabric. I'd make children's clothing from it. Thanks.

anna brown said...

Wow hard choice but i think the bluejay one its my colors...........And i think a lap quilt would look so cool.....But then again a tote would be nice to have too.....ty for sharing your ideas......happyness04431@yahoo.com

JoyceLM said...

My husband's niece loves purple, so if I'm lucky enough to win, I'd choose the Bluejay color group & make her a quilt. Thanks.

Crickets Corner said...

Both colorways are wonderful and normally I'd be drawn to Ladybug because those are some of my favorite colors but this time I would choose Bluejay. There is just something about the purple and green combination that keeps me going back to them. I would make a bag with two of the fabrics and use the rest in a lap quilt.

carolann said...

Oh, they are both so beautiful but I think I prefer the Bluejay. I would make a gorgeous quilt if I were lucky enough to win! carolann427@aol.com

Trish Schultz said...

I'm hard pressed to choose one over the other as they are both gorguss!! I'll go with Lady bug which I would use to make various items for my three grand girls.

Karen said...

I like the bluejay color way the best but I wouldn't turn down the ladybug either! I would make a maxi skirt with a Japanese obi belt and use some of it for a quilt! Thank you for a chance to win! Applefarmer5@icloud.com

Sue L. said...

What a great giveaway. Both are great, but I would have to go with the bright colors of BlueJay!!! There is so much I could make with this, but I would probably make a quilt. It is such a gorgeous fabric line and several quilt patterns come to mind that would highlight this.

scottylover said...

I would love the Ladybug group because that is what my mom called me growing up. I was her "ladybug" or "bug for short. I would be selfish and make a quilt for me from it!

Sandy a

PK Sews said...

What delightful fabric! I love the look of the Flight Formation quilt, and I would definitely use this fabric for that. I like both colorways, and Bluejay is my favorite. Thanks for sharing this!

YogaKnot said...

I love both but I think I would use the ladybug color way to make dresses/skirts for my daughters or even myself! :)

Kathi Ernst said...

I would be making a quilt with the Bluejay collection...both are beautiful!

JANET said...

Love the purple stack! I need a new lap quilt for the winter, and it's time for a little sewing for me.

Lynne Tilley said...

Oh, I love the rich colors in BlueJay. I'd definitely do a quilt with these! Lovely!

betyipiernaty said...

:) I'd pick ladybug. It would be perfect for summer quilts for my little daughters.
Thanks!

StanleyBeagle said...

I love the ladybug colorway. I would make a quilt and some soft blocks for my upcoming niece/nephew

bezaz said...

Both groups are awesome, it is hard to choose. I would like to make some new skirt or dress for my daughter's first year at school and some matching stuff as bags for music school, dancing classes, etc. Too many ideas :D

Sue H said...

I love both colorways but would go for Bluejay, such vibrant colors! My friend has just become a grandmother for the first time, 2 baby girls in 3 weeks so quilts have to be made and this bundle would be perfect!

GranChris said...

Oh I'd love either one. So pretty. I see a great quilt out of Birs and Bees for my niece.

jednoiglec said...

I love the most the Bluejay colorway. It's perfect for summer skirts for my little sweetie and a new pillows for our livingroom (the butterflies are my fave print!).

Patchwork and Play said...

Winning either of these would be a dream! But I do have a long time love affair with turquoise! So the Lady Bug range really, really appeals to me!

Tess said...

I love ladybug, so bright and fresh! Would make some lovely things for my girls.

Karen Fisher said...

It has to be the bluejay bundle...my favorite color purple. I have many patterns waiting to be made and this will help start them.

Nancy Lewis said...

I love the Ladybug fabric. I would make a throw quilt with it.

Vicki H said...

Beautiful, and so fun to learn about the creative process. I like both, but Ladybug would be my choice. Think it would be used for a quilt.

Sam said...

I love the Bluejay collection! I would use it to make my sister some rompers and a quilt for her daughter. I have cherished being able to make things for my sorority sisters and watch their families grow up!

cjmont said...

i love the ladybug version of this collection. gorgeous prints and colors.

Amy Hatchett said...
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Amy Hatchett said...

I absolutely love them but I would pick the ladybug collection. I would make a quilt for my daughter. The colors would look amazing in her room! :-)

Maryann said...

Bluejay would make an awesome quilt for my granddaughter

Judy H said...

I have to go with blue jay. We are moving into a new home and this would make some great pillows or quilt for the new house.

Anonymous said...

We have to choose?!?! Let's say the Ladybug. Summer clothes for my girl and a mini quilt with the leftover.
Merci!
Josée
tricotin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Elizabeth K said...

Another absolutely luscious collection from you! Thank you for the background behind the inspiration. I love your work to pieces. I love both collections, but Blue Jay has a slight edge as I adore purple prints & brights on dark backgrounds. I see feathered flock & loop di loop in a tote, honey honey as binding on washcloths in my daughter's bath, and Blossoming as a twirly skirt. Lovely. ;)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

This collection is beautiful! I am a huge fan of purple and would love to make myself a quilt in the Bluejay. I rarely sew for myself but these fabrics are definitely keepers! Thanks!!

Roberta MacDonald said...

I love both, but the Ladybug is my favorite! I need to make a quilt for my 11-year-old daughter, and this would be perfect!

tac73 said...

Love both of the sets but the colors in Ladybug work more for the boy quilts I am making right now. I would make a lap quilt out of the fabrics.

Mittie Southerland said...

I choose Ladybug as my favorite. I want to make a Flight Medallion Quilt for my sunroom wall.

delaineelliott said...

Both are beautiful, but I love the Blue Jay and I would make totes for all of my nieces with it. Thanks!

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Belves said...

The Bluejay as purple is my, and my sister-in-laws, favourite colour! Would love to make the heart pattern into some cushions for her new home! Love your design process!

Merrilee said...

Totally Blue Jay, have been dreaming of a purple and white quilt for myself! I'm picturing a Greek cross block set in white to really showcase the fabric. Love the opp and free patterns! Thanks and congrats on the new lines!

Erin Ellis said...

I would love to make a quilt for my daughter from the Blue Jay fabric! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
Erin
ErinLoves2Run at gmail dot com

SewSuzie said...

Love both colourways. Great designs but think I would go with Bluejay. What would I make - oh so much. Little dresses, skirts, maybe a quilt. Have to think about that.

Cynthia K. said...

Hi, I love the colors and patterns in the birds and bees and ladybugs. I think it's about time I made myself a quilt!

Stephanie said...

I like the Bluejay with all the purples. I would make a quilt for my little girl. She is 16 months and seems to favor purple.

Jaia said...

I would pick Bluejay (though it was so tough to choose!) to make a quilt! It's such a gorgeous colorway and the print is so playful. It would be fantastic to spread it out on the ground for some stargazing!

Arleen said...

I like bluejay. The dark and light fabrics would make a beautiful quilt.

Joan and Kevin said...

I love them both! But if I have to choose Blue Jay!

Lorri D said...

(Trying again). I love this fabric line. I would choose the Ladybug collection and make a fun children's quilt.

Jenny Mac Rogers said...

Both are lovely but I'm drawn to Ladybug a little more. I would either make a quilt or some cute tote and makeup bags.

Mary Foster said...

I think I would like the Blue Jay more. I want to make a quilt for my daughter's dorm room at college when she goes back in the fall.M

Brigitte Viau said...

I would make children's clothing with the ladybug package! I love love love this fabric!

Lynch said...

Did my first post make it? I got an error. After much deliberation, I choose Ladybug for a dress and bow tie for my kiddos and a lap quily for me. <3

Danielle Jones said...

Both are beautiful but the Blue Jay just sings to me. I have been wanting to start a simple HST quilt this would make that so much fun!

Barbara Corry said...

Barbara Corry. I love the Blue Jay and a quilt would be beautiful in this!

Richard Wirkkunen said...

I love the Blue Jay,blue and purple are my great grand girls favorite colors. I would use these fabrics to make a quilt for the little girl being born in Oct.

Melissa said...

I love both but have to go with the Blue Jay, it would make a lovely baby quilt

Janie said...

Both are gorgeous. I would choose the ladybug. I would use the fabrics to make a quillow. I love it that Michael Miller fabrics give quilts free patterns. Thank you for the giveaway.

Debi said...

Both are beautiful and I will be looking for them at my LQS..however my choice would be Ladybug.

Linda said...

Both are gorgeous! I've got to choose Blue Jay. Love those purples.

Karen Thurn said...

Very nice to read the thought process behind designing your fabric line. Both bundles are gorgeous. But if I'd have to choose it would be ladybug, no wait blue jay, mmmm ladybug, oh dear blue jay. Surprise me! Either one would end up cut up and sewn back together in a quilt.

Jodi said...

I am torn but I am a bit more drawn to Blue Jay. Thanks for giveaway

Susan B said...

I love the blue jay! I would use them in a bright and colourful quilt.

Rebekah Roth said...

I love bluejay. I will make a dress for my daughter. Thank you

Judy Morin said...

Either would be good but the purples are calling my name.

Robin said...

I love both colorways, but will say Ladybug. I'd have to make a quilt, for sure! Thanks!!! chocolatechippers at gmail dot com

Lyn Ja said...

BlueJay .. would make a bargello quilt!

Erin Geiger said...

I love the Blue Jay! I would make my daughter a lap quilt.

Judit Meyer said...

I LOVE the ladybug colors (especially the love bug) so much! I could use in lot of different projects as having so many ideas just looking at the fabrics.
If I would have a little girl (unfortunately do not have kids yet) would like the bluejay to make little things with the popping colors. Wow! Thank you for the chance!

mariann said...

I love the lady bug collection. I'd probAbly make little baby dresses.

Erica said...

I love those ladybug prints! I would use them to make a gift for my best friend's twin baby girls who are scheduled to arrive in October!

Erica
butler.erica@gmail.com

Mermaid's Purse said...

I am loving the colours of Bluejay, they would make some fabulous "patchwork" clothes for my baby grandaughter :)

Melody Lutz said...

Got to be BlueJay...how about a quilt for ME! What a concept.

Sylvia Hyde said...

Love both, difficult to choose but I think the ladybug one would make great cosmetic bags and other accessories

Ula P said...

I love both but I think I would like Ladybug! I would probably make a dress for one of my girls.

Joy Clement said...

I would love to win the Blue Jay one! I think that they would make gorgeous bags and totes!

Cindymom said...

Bluejay would make an awesome log cabin quilt. Yikes it is so pretty

Susan Best said...

I love the Blue Jay, I'd love to make a wall hanging with those gorgeous fabrics!

terrieannie said...

Such a difficult choice! Being the purple person I am, I'll have to go with Bluejay, but I LOVE the entire line!!

Laurie Carnegie said...

I would sew dresses, purses, hats and colourful bags. I love both collections, however the ladybug one inspires me more for summer sewing projects.

Cynthia Weeks said...

I love the Ladybug colors and the flight quilt pattern! Thanks for the chance!

carolg said...

Ladybug! My daughter would love to throw from These!

Marty said...

love them both but especially the aqua and salmon!!!

Peg said...

I love the one with all the aqua. I would probably make something for my great granddaughter

Jackie said...

They are both gorgeous but I lean a bit more to Birds and Bees bundle.

Colleen Potter said...

I would loose my mind if I won either one of them !! Then I would quickly gather my wits about me and go buy the other bundle and sew up the Flight Formation quilt - it's captured my heart !
fingers and toes crossed, Colleen - farmersfeedfamilies@gmail.com

Lizze said...

I live the blue Jay and would make chrome book covers for my kids to take to school

Liberata said...

It's a really difficult decision--both colorways are great! Bit I thhink I would choose Ladybug for its bright, fiesta colors.

Niki said...

These are both wonderful fabric collections but I would choose the Bluejay for my 10 year old daughter to sew something fun this summer.

Donna Cook said...

I love the bluejay group, and I'd love to make a lap quilt.

Malinda said...

Both are lovely, but Bluejay is calling my name!

Malinda said...

Both are lovely, but Bluejay is calling my name!

Joanna said...

The dress is lovely and the quilts are beautiful. I would choose Blue Jay because I love the blueberry shade, and I would hope to make a quilt.

Jacquie Billot said...

I love them both but I would pick the Ladybug and make a bag or a mini quilt. I would have to buy the Bluejay. Both are lovely.

Sandra Urban said...

I guess if I had to pick one if choose bluejay. I'd make a kimono for my little girl.

Karen said...

I like Ladybug best. I would make Beads of Courage bags for children going through cancer treatments.

Nancy said...

I love Bluejay!

Lindsay Rodems said...

I love them both, but I would pick blue Jay to make some summer outfits for my girls.

KathleenD said...

All these fabrics are beautiful! If I were lucky enough to be your giveaway winner, I'd prefer the Bluejay color way. The bundle would definitely be use in a baby quilt.

Allison Sews said...

I love them both! I'm using a lot of blue and purple these days so would (only slightly) lean toward the Bluejay colorway but would also have a great time sewing up the Ladybug!

Cari-Ann K said...

Ladybug is my favorite

Bethany said...

Love the Blue jay collection. My fav combo is deep purple with parrot green which looks fabulous in Silk sarees from India.

I would make beautiful clutch, bags and some sofa pillows with Blue jay collection.

Bethany said...

Love the Blue jay collection. My fav combo is deep purple with parrot green which looks fabulous in Silk sarees from India.

I would make beautiful clutch, bags and some sofa pillows with Blue jay collection.

Karen said...

Hard to choose between these 2 great lines--but Ladybug just says summer to me! I think I'd start by making a few small things--a tote bag, a laptop sleeve, and some mini quilts! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bluefigquilts said...

I love them both! But I like the BlueJay collection a bit more.. I'd have to make a quilt.. for me..

Teresa Stanulis said...

Both colorways are so beautiful. I think I'd choose the Blue Jay!
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Billy Aguilar said...

I love the ladybug collection!

I'll use it see my 4 year old some dresses for school! She starts this August! This will be her first year, she's so excited! :)

Mel said...

Hi there, I would choose Bluejay and would use it to make a scrappy, freehand, improv medallion style quilt. I love the fabric interpretation of your mum's ceramic bird. Mel

Cathy said...

I like the Bluejay colors the best. I would use it in a quilt, probably for myself!

Maria said...

Blue Jay. A baby quilt.

Gill said...

Hard to choose - maybe Bluejay??
I'd love to make a picnic quilt!

Linda said...

I love these fabrics, they would make awesome pillows or quilts for charities.

Patty Ashline Paola said...

I am all about Ladybugs, but the Bluejay colorway has Purple. So, if I were to win, it would be the Bluejay collection.
Hopefully, I will see this collection in person at a quilt show or shop.

Savvy said...

I would have to choose ladybug! I would make placemats and a table runner for my dining table and maybe some matching potholders if theres enough left

Kathy / Tinkerbell said...

I love both bundles but the deep rich colors of the Bluejay bundle just speaks to me! I see some purses/bags as well as a couple of sun-suits and bonnets for my granddaughters!

Sara Brewer said...

I would love the ladybug collection! I am starting 'Christmas in July' and already working on holiday gifts! I would use the fabric in my map quilt!

Sara B said...

I love the ladybug! I would make a map quilt with it!

~*Jessica*~ said...

I would go with Blue Jay. I am in desperate need of some project bags in larger sizes so that is wjat I would make. And some doll quilts and clothes.

bbbbbb said...

Ladybug! Clothes for my little baby girl

memmens said...

This is stunning, I loved Origami Oasis and this is awesome too! I'd choose a bundle of Bluejay if I was so lucky to win.

Trina Gallop said...

They are both so gorgeous!! Ladybug is definitely a colour scheme I am always drawn to. Would love to make a fun, light, summery quilt out of this beautiful line!

Linda F. said...

Just love the Bluejay bundle. Would make a lovely quilt!

CMEH said...

I love the ladybug set! So great! I think I would try and make that postage stamp quilt! Such great coloring!!!!

Lydia Cheney said...

I'm loving the ladybugs Collection. I'm looking forward to making clothes for my granddaughter and a quilt. Your fabrics are delicious!

Nancy Z said...

Wow! What a great post. You REALLY explained your thought process, better than I've seen some others who seem to struggle to find the words or capture the creative process. Thank you for that. I love the Bluejay fabrics the best. Both are so fun. But my sister is always asking for a quilt in purples - this looks like it could be just the inspiration I need.

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I would chose bluejay and make a quilt for my purple loving daughter!
Thanks for the insight into your creative process!!

Jane Dietl said...

I love the bluejay. It would make a beautiful bag.

Juels said...

Bluejay for sure! I was just looking at this fabric for a quilt from Georgetown On My Mind by Jen Kingwell. Couldn't believe it when I saw this giveaway. Beautiful colors in both bundles.

Patty said...

A quilt. I would make a quilt from the Ladybug color way. The fabrics are gorgeous!

Patty said...

A quilt. I would make a quilt with the Ladybug color way. Gorgeous!

jennys favorite things said...

Bluejay! I love the darker rich colors . I'd make tons and tons of girls tiered boho style Maxi skirts!

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, these are such gorgeous fabrics! My top choice is the Ladybug colorway, but honestly, both are just wonderful. I would love to use these fabrics to make quilts and bags.

Carole Shaffer said...

Love the bluejay colors and I'mooling forward to sewing myself a couple of tops and a dress

cjmont said...

definitely blue jay for a gorgeous quilt.

Jenny L said...

I would love to win either bundle, but would really love to make a dollhouse quilt out of the Bluejay bundle!

MM Gilder said...

I LOVE the Bluejay . . . I think I would use some for a Spicy Spiral table runner or maybe a kaleidoscope quilt or maybe stained glass butterfly blocks . . . hmmm - tons of ideas . . .

zizzybob said...

I'm really loving the purple collection, but its a hard choice to make.

Rian said...

I love both designs, but i think i would pick the BlueJay bundle. I would love to make my daughters a quilt.

≪≫ vagabond zen ≪≫ said...

I love the Lady Bug bundle... but really they're both so beautiful. I have a dear friend with a newborn, and I would like to sew her some lovely baby things for her little girl.

≪≫ vagabond zen ≪≫ said...

I love the Lady Bug bundle... but really they're both so beautiful. I have a dear friend with a newborn, and I would like to sew her some lovely baby things for her little girl.

Wendy P said...

I have five grandsons, and only one granddaughter. She's about to turn two and LOVES purple. I would choose the Bluejay color set and make Lily a very girly Swoon block quilt from it.

Amy said...

Ladybug, ladybug! I would love to make a baby quilt out of this fat quarter bundle.

Peg said...

I would love to win the one with pinks and blues to make a quilt for my great granddaughter.

jenny n e dots said...

I think that the Ladybug colours are beautiful - Japanese aprons for my little one (and matching ones for her dolly of course)

Sarah Broderick said...

I would love to win the lady bug! I think a cathedral window quilt would really showcase these👌😊

Jodie said...

They are both beautiful. I guess I'd choose blue jay since I'm always low on those colors. I'd love to make quilt with them for my girl.

Alldrgnfly said...

Love the bluejay. Both are amazing though.

Kristy said...

Absolutely gorgeous fabrics! Love you designs and inspiration Tamara Kate!!! Working on making my staircase as inspiring as the one you shared! :) Thanks for the chance at this awesome giveaway!

TheWideruled said...

I love the soft Ladybug hues - I'd make thread baskets for my new mini sewing school, and use the rest with my students to make lovely projects!

Anne D said...

I love the colours in the blue jay collection. I would make a flying geese quilt

Sherry Walley said...

I would pick the Bluejay group as purple is my sister's favorite color and I would make her a lap quilt so when she gets cold she can wrap herself up in it and feel me giving her hugs!