Thursday, 10 January 2013

glimma + architextures = win

A little while ago the nice folks at Windham fabrics asked if I'd like to try some of Lotta Jansdotter's new line, Glimma (due out in April). Obviously I said yes. And eagerly sat at the door waiting for it to arrive.

And arrive it did! 3 charm packs of the newline, which is pretty similar to her previous 2 lines in both colour and design (that is not a criticism, for me that's a good thing - you know what to expect, you know you'll probably like it).

I also think Glimma is my favourite line so far. I've really liked both previous lines, I think they were fresh and different and just what the world of quilting needed.

I can't quite decide why this is my favourite. I do think it works better as a whole, whereas Bella had a strange mix of scale in parts (I'm thinking of the birds in particular - they were a lovely print on their own but looked out of place with the rest of the collection), and the premier collection, Echo, had a couple of prints where the colours jarred with me - they were a little too mustardy or apricoty when all together.

Glimma has the same basic principle of design - scandi style prints, in the same kinds of colours as before - mushroom, navy, pink, grey, and mustard, but for me it just seems to work better on the whole. A nice mix of scale of prints, and a good colour balance, like all the best bits of the previous 2 collections have been put together and this is what happened. In the charm pack there were a few solids too, which I definitely think helped pull the collection together and give it some extra coherence.
The colours are not an exact match to previous collections, you can see the differences on Rita's blog in a quilt she made using all 3 collections, but they definitely have the same feel and work really well together as a whole.

I was really excited to have a play around, and added some of the low volume prints from Architextures from Robert Kaufman in with the Glimma charm squares. (Architextures is available at Pink Castle Fabrics)
2 charm packs and 3 FQs later and I had a nice sized baby quilt.

I would have gone bigger...but if I did that then I couldn't share with one of you, could I?

Glimma by Lotta Jansdotter and Architextures from @robertkaufman quilt top. I wonder if I can sneak it in as a last minute 2012 finish?

The quilt back is made with 2 prints from the Bella collection, and the binding is still undecided...

So here's a chance for one of you to win a charm pack of Glimma, long before it hits the shops, as well as 3 FQs of architextures by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman (because they play so nicely together!).

Glimma and architextures

Simply leave a comment for a chance to win. That's it.

Please make sure I have some way to contact you, whether it's your email or you have your contact details in your profile.

I'll pick a winner in a week.  GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

This little quilt is now waiting for it's turn to be quilted and finished and will be listed in my etsy store once finished (if you are interested in it, give me a shout and I can reserve it rather than list it right away).


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Chris said...

Looks delightful - and a great project to kick start my mojo - make a change from UFO's too!

Fiesta said...

Thank you for the chance, your quilt looks delightful.

Gertie Pye said...

Ooooo I am liking Glimma! I have a strange fascination with fabric lines that have a couple of orange cuts on them - I love the effect.

Kelly said...

It's not a line that I'd normally choose but it's really appealing. Gorgeous quilt!

Copper Patch said...

Oooh looking forward to adding Glimma to my Lotta collection. Love the bubba quilt.
Ab

dutchcomfort said...

Gorgeous quilt, gorgeous fabrics and thanks for a chance to win some of Lotta‘s new collection!!

Aylin (Nilya2011) said...

Oh I would love to get your nice give away package!!!

memmens said...

Those collections look great together, lucky baby! Thanks for the giveaway

Tina Short said...

Another fab fabric line from Lotta. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie Hagerty- Interior Design said...

So cute! Love Lotta Jansdotter. Her books were the first I purchased when I got my machine last year.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Looks like another fabulous line - I love the print that looks like bows on the tail of a kite...

Karen S, Lykkefanten said...

Those prints and colours a really beautiful. I would love to be a lucky winner this time :)

Scenic Pit Stops said...

I love that we can keep adding her lines together - they are so fun! And Architectures is such a perfect line to go with just about anything! Love it!

Gill said...

Two fabulous lines which are at the top of my wishlist!
Thanks Katy!

moira said...

i do like the colour palettes of both lines

Liz DandeliondD said...

Thanks for the chance to win.
Keeping my fingers crossed

joanne said...

They look brilliant together!! And the quilt is just perfect and really neutral for a baby present!
Thanks for a chance at winning!

Waverlee said...

Gorgeous!

Lisa said...

I still have all my Echo almost untouched - it's in the 'too precious to use' pile! I know I'll make something adorable with it this year.

ModernMaterialGirl said...

Love the pairing of the two collections.. And I'd love to win some! Thanks for the giveaway!

HedgehogandRabbit said...

Lovely, thank you! (now back to bed XD)

Canadian Abroad said...

Love the trees print. Thanks for being willing to share!

Jessica said...

Your quilt looks so fresh and modern! The fabrics look great!

Jane said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!

Belinda said...

They look fabulous. I love your honest appraisals as well Mrs Katy!

Kelly said...

Oooohh! So pretty! Thanks for the chance!

justsewaudrey said...

OOhhhh So very nice! I love love love Lotta Jansdotter. I went on the hunt just a few weeks ago for some Echo & couldn't find any. thanks for sharing! aparrish1113@yahoo.com

Two Little Aussie Birds said...

Thanks for the giveaway! What a nice, modern range. Fingers crossed x

Dianne Neale said...

I loved the original Echo collection, and still have a few precious bits left. Thanks for the chance to share!

Jess said...

Oh I love, love Lotta! I'm on a self imposed fabric ban this year so I need to win this so I actually get some Glimma ;o) Gorgeous quilt btw, such a great baby quilt!

Monika said...

I like your fabric combinations in this baby quilt - lovely!
And thanks for the chance to win some lovely, lovely fabric:)

Becky Butler said...

Such graphic prints, they really stand out. Love it!

Paula said...

They look really well together! Thanks for the chance
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

SewLittleToSay said...

Such lovely patterns and colours.

Trudie said...

Great quilt and a great giveaway!

heather said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I love the architextures line.

Karen said...

I agree, Glimma looks like it could be the best yet! Thanks

the running hare said...

Ooh, love them both and they do look fab together in your quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Tonya Morris said...

I love the architecture line and it looks great with the new glimma. Thanks for sharing.

eva said...

Glimma is lovely - and that just not because I´m from Sweden ;-) I love the colors and the design and it goes so well together with architextures. Would be a hit to win them!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...

Oh, I hope me = win. This quilt is great. Architectures is great. Glimma is great (despite its Hunger-Games-esque name).

Clare said...

Ooooo! So pretty!! Would love to win! clcollyer at hotmail dot com. Thanks!

cherylj said...

I would love to win. I have Lotta's previous two collections and love her new one too.

heart of charnwood said...

Oooh, pick me, these would be perfect for a low volume quilt i have in the works! : ) Ange

Caryn said...

The green stripe is making my heart go potter-patter! Love the low volume architextures too. Great little quilt! Thanks for the chance.

stitchingandbacon said...

I love the combination of architextures and glimma. Thanks for the giveaway!

Logan O'Bier said...

You know I really don't do modern very much (repro girl) but I really like this! Would definitely buy and make something!

The Calico Cat said...

Im a big fan of Lotta's fabric so please do put my name in the hat.

pippablue said...

I have to say that Glimma would be my favourite of the three too! Thanks for the chance, and gorgeous quilt!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

very very cute baby quilt! I agree those lines blend so well together.

Laura said...

Gorgeous quilt! I can't wait to digg into done limma if Mt own. Thanks for the chance!

May Chappell said...

Love the architextures with it!

snophiejo said...

Beautiful inspiring fabric. Such little time and so many projects to explore! Thank you

jenna said...

What a cool quilt! Love the adding of Architextures!

B Greene said...

Those two lines really do work well together! Thanks for the chance to win!

Jilly said...

thanks for the giveaway! I think Glimma is a really solid collection too. I love the orange box-y mod print the best, I think. Or maybe the trees . . . in any case, thanks for the chance at winning some.

Joyce said...

Wow...I love everything you make....could I win some of your creativity? Thanks for the chance!

Olivia said...

Such a pretty little quilt and I really love those fabrics. Thanks for having a giveaway

Jeanne in Ohio said...

Cool looking quilt! Thanks for the giveaway.

Fran said...

Yes please, I really love the fabric!!

Kat said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

I love the colours in the fabric, the pink especially is lovely.

k8tbug5280 said...

Beautiful quilt and love the colors!! Thanks so much for the giveaway, yay!!!

craftytammie said...

I thought the same thing about the bella birds! This looks lovely.

Jodie said...

I really like this collection too. Your quilt turned out so nicely with the architextures added in there!

Ella said...

That's a lovely combo!

Kate said...

I love Jansdotter fabrics and would be thrilled to get something before the rest of the world. I agree that they play well with Architectures, another line I've had my eye on. The baby quilt is fresh and graphic. Wonderful.

Jill said...

thanks for showing some restraint for our sake. ;) I hate to be so darn predictable, but I am seriously in love with these two lines. I don't know that I would have considered putting them together but I am so very happy that *you* did.

Sarah Ayers said...

Lovely quilt. Love the use of the low value fabrics as "neutral" contrast to the brighter fabrics. And thanks for hosting a giveaway with the leftovers :)

Valerie said...

Your quilt is great! Thanks for the chance to win!

Caitlin T. said...

I'm definitely looking forward to this line coming out. Lotta is one of my favorite fabric designers. I love the quilt you came up with! saltyoat at gmail dot com

dnsvm said...

That Lotta is amazing!! Thank you for the chance to win!!

Flaun of I Plead Quilty! said...

Yes, please! Goodness, Glimma looks pretty.

Nadine said...

Wow, these are gorgeous. The glimma line looks stunning. I have both previous lines but haven't had the courage to cut into them yet. I would love to get my hands on some Glimma as well. Fingers crossed. nadinesaupe@googlemail.com

Anna said...

I love Bella and have the makings of a quilt stashed ready to go when I have time to get to it, I'm really looking forward to Glimma too! Thanks for the give away!

mjb said...

Very fun!

Tiara said...

I think Architextures will also be one of thos lines that plays we plays well with everyone!

wobblybobbin said...

I love your new quilt, I love those new fabrics, and I dig your new method of hanging up your projects for photos :)

Marla said...

They do work well with architextures. Nice. I didn't like bella but loved echo. I've never actually owned any of her fabrics so thanks for the chance.

Allison C said...

Love the pairing with architextures. I can't wait to get my hands on some Glimma and of course I'm totally in love with architextures. I'm not sure if I will ever be able to cut into it!

LethargicLass said...

So lovely of you to think of us :) Thanks!

Swedish Scrapper said...

You're right, they play Well together! Darling baby quilt and perfect to bust the winter blahs!

Liz said...

Gorgeous fabrics, and a nice baby quilt to boot!

Brooke said...

I've been loving everything I've seen of this line popping up here and there. Love your take on it!

SuzyMcQ said...

I love the pairing of fabrics with Lotta's new line....brilliant! I'd love to make something nearly as lovely as your piece!

Laura said...

I love the quilt! Those fabrics are beautiful and the two lines look great together!

kathy l. said...

I love Lotta's fabric. Would be delighted to win this!!! Thanks for the opportunity.

Lisa Mather said...

So pretty! I love this new line coming out. Thanks for a chance to win some!

hillwards said...

Another stunning collection, wow. Thanks for giving some away...
(hillwards AT gmail DOT com)

kris said...

Love this line and can't wait for it to come out!

elysesusandesign said...

I've been waiting for Pink Chalk to stock back up on some architextures, I need a FQ stack in my life! Thanks so much for the giveaway. Fingers crossed!

Naomi said...

Gorgeous quilt! Everything Lotta has done so far is beautiful, so I'm not surprised Glimma is the same! I've been dying to get some architectures as well, the prints I want are always out of stock. Maybe I will win this great giveaway & get some of two much coveted lines! Thanks for the chance!

Heather said...

So lovely! Thanks for the chance!

Stephanie C. said...

2 of my favorite lines!

Julierose said...

Love, love love those prints....so cool. Julierose

J_Stone said...

Amazing giveaway! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

Terry Kessinger said...

Glimma has such a nice modern feel to it, and the fresh colors are great for this spring! Thanks for the giveaway (and I would love to see pix after your quilt is finished.!

Johanna said...

Oh how I love that orange!

Marg M said...

the collections look lovely together

teacupfaery said...

I'm loving what I have seen of Glimma so far. I have never owned any of her fabrics myself so I would most definitely love to win some. I love architextures a lot already.

Anonymous said...



Love the fabrics! Love the quilt! Thanks for the opportunity to win a selection. swdav at xtra dot co dot nz

Abbie @ Rosewill Arts said...

Too funny! I didn't know I was signed in under my husband's account above (J_Stone). Just think how excited he would be to win free fabric! feel free to delete that comment and use this one if you like! Thanks.

karen @ badlandsquilts said...

Super cute, thanks for sharing!

Pokey said...

I sure like the way they went together, please add my name to the giveaway ~
:-}pokey

KellyS said...

I wasn't completely sold on Bella when it came out, but so far I do love Glimma! I love the pink in it, although I never thought I would be a pink fan. HA! I think having a girl now changes that. Thanks for the chance to win these, Glimma does go nicely with Architextures!

Kathleen said...

I love the muted colors! Thanks for the chance to win some of my own!

Jodi said...

thanks for not going "bigger"!

knottygnome said...

i love that top! it looks so fresh and interesting.

Elsa said...

The quilt is sweet ~ I think you're right about Glimma and the previous lines.
Thanks for the giveaway ~ I'd love to have Glimma before it hits the stores!

Melissa said...

Love Lotta Jansdotter designs! So modern and fresh.

Ann said...

Love these lines! Thanks.

DianeY said...

Such a cute quilt! I'm really anxious for Glimma as I loved Echo & Bella!

Isisjem said...

Oooh thanks for the chance to win some of two great lines. I'm on a sort of fabric diet because I have a roof to buy so I'd love to win this :-)

doodlebugmom said...

so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Wendy said...

Oh, I love both these lines and would love to win some fabric to play with :) Thanks for the chance.

caribousmom (at) gmail.com

Alanna said...

Love these designs, thanks for the give-away!

Artsy-Craftsy Ivy said...

I would love to win! Thank you for the chance!

RWL said...

ahhh i would love to win - thanks for offering!!!! xoxo

Carmen said...

They're a total win together, Katy! Thanks so much for an awesome giveaway -- fingers crossed:)

Candy said...

Thanks for the chance to win :)

Meg said...

You know, it's funny. I'm not on a fabric diet, but I'm definitely buying more mindfully lately, and both of these collections are on the "I love them and must own them" list! Would love the chance to play with these lovelies--thanks for the chance, Katy!

Julie said...

Oooh, I've had my eye on Glimma! I *love* those little ploppy trees! Thanks for the giveaway chance - and your quilt is gorgeous, as always. :) ( julie at button-button dot co dot uk )

Roberta said...

Architextures is on my must have list and it combines beautifully with the Glimma

PippaP said...

ohhh that looks a yummy charm pack :)

Taya@TypeB said...

Two really awesome lines! I never thought of putting them together. Thanks for the chance to win some!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love what you did adding architextures into your Glimma baby quilt!

Anna said...

Looks beautiful. I agree with your assessment of the different lines and I think glimma works really well together.

Jenny Larking said...

Thanks for sharing this range of lovely fabrics. I always have to look for inspirations online. Some people just know what goes together. jennylarkng@gmail.com

Martie said...

Thanks for the chance to win something so wonderful. Love how the two lines work together!

SE20 said...

I think this is my favourite collection yet and it would be great to get some early :)

Kelsey said...

Lovely quilt!! I agree this line is my fave of the three

Marie Teichert said...

wow, what a beautiful line! the quilt you made out of it looks darling.

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Carla said...

I love her fabrics. Thanks so much ; )

Danielle said...

Love Lotta and have been eagerly awaiting Glimma - gorgeous, understated colours and prints. Yum.

Esch House Quilts said...

I definitely need this charm pack to add to my Echo and Bella collection! Looks fantastic.

bestcoastie said...

I am additionally sharing in delicious!

Actually I just love the quilt and the new Lotta prints!

Jeana said...

Oh thanks for the chance this is such a pretty collection - and I love you baby quilt!

Alyce Rodriguez said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love both of these lines, but never would have thought of putting them together. wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

Lynda said...

I love Lotta! I'm planning to make a quilt mixing some of the fabric from the first two lines after I finish my current project. Thanks for the giveaway! I'd love to get my hands on Glimma!
Lyndaslp (at) yahoo (dot) com

Carmen said...

Your baby quilt is adorable! This is the first I've seen of Glimma and it looks like a great line! And of course Architextures is fabulous in its own right. :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Marcia W. said...

Thanks for the chance. I agree about those birds in Bella, and would also add the trees as not really the best fit. As a mathy person, I love that Architextures numbers print.

Jerri said...

The colors are just lovely.

Laurel said...

yes, glimma is gorgeous, but i'm dying to get my hands on some architextures!

Jennyroo said...

I also love Glimma, and think it pairs perfectly with Architextures. Well done!

babiesdoc said...

I love your baby quilt!
so not pink or blue or duckies or kitties etc

Chelle said...

They are so pretty together! Thanks for the giveaway.

Samantha said...

Me please! That is a darling baby quilt the fabrics totally work together. Thanks for the chance!

Mary said...

Love that fabric. Thanks

Sonia B said...

Such a great collection. Thanks for the chance.

Rhonda said...

Love this. Such fun prints.
behappy016 at yahoo dot com

Francis Paul said...

it's (again) a lovely quilt you have made! I wish I had so much time to sew :-)

diane said...

It is a lovely quilt and I would love to win the fabric to play with, too.

Kelly said...

what a sweet little quilt, i'd love to give this fabric line a go!
kellyx

jeanne e. said...

i really like your quilt and how you put the fabrics together. lovely. :) thanks for the chance to win!

Elisabeth Woo said...

super fantastic quilt - as always. :) Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

elisabeth [dot] woo @gmail.com

tensionissues said...

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Claire E Poppins said...

What a fab giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity to enter (claireepoppins at gmail dot com)

Elisabeth said...

Gorgeous quilt, I love the pattern. Lotta is one of my favourite designers so to win some Glimma would be wonderful.
Thank you very much for the chance of winning!

Carol said...

I LOVE the architecture line. Love it.

Jan said...

Can't wait to get my hands on some Glimma.

Margaret said...

I would love the chance to win this fabric.

Angelina S. said...

SQUEEE! I am dying to get my hands on some Glimma! And I only have 1 Architextures print and would love more. Pleeeeaaaase, Luck, pick me!

Thanks for sharing the awesome, Katy. You are so generous!

Domestic Moose said...

More pretty new fabrics! Thanks for the opportunity to try to win some of this fabulous fabric.

Deanna said...

Thanks for the chance to win some gorgeous fabrics! I'd love to have both lines in my stash one day.

LindseyAnne said...

I'd like a chance to play with this too! Pretty please.

Anna said...

Wow - I love glimma and would love to get my hands on some - thank you for the opportunity!

Nifty Quilts said...

Thanks! Looks like a great line. I love it with the Architextures.

Meg said...

Really like this new line. Thanks!
megromeo@gmail.com

Svetlana said...

ooh, beautiful!!!

Darcy said...

I pretty much adore everything Lotta does - oh to be so talented! Thanks for the giveaway and love the quilt :-)

Indianna said...

Those trees look great - mmmm I feel another bag is on the agenda!

Alli said...

Your baby quilt looks awesome! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

sarah said...

i love both of these but i'm a fabric buying freeze. but, free fabric wouldn't count! thanks for the chance. love the quilt top!

joanold said...

This looks like a great line for a modern quilt, and would certainly taking me out of my comfort zone, but I would love to have a play with it.

TexPat said...

Lovely new Lotta line! Love the colors. And Architextures is one of my favorites! Thanks for the chance to win.

Laura said...

I love Lotta Jansdotter's prints!

jules said...

Oh, those are lovely! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

Sarah said...

Oh my gosh, yes please!! Thanks for the giveaway x

Angie said...

Very cool little baby quilt...I love the addition of the low volume architextures pieces to sort of "calm it down" a little. :) It's perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Rebecca said...

Those ARE perfect together!! Great eye ~ and thanks for sharing! :)

Tsoniki Crazy Bull said...

Love the architectures used here! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Joelle said...

What a wonderful giveaway, thank you! ALSO- Thanks for the scrappy trip along inspirations.

Jennifer said...

So pretty! I love the background greys.

Denise in PA said...

Looks great! I loved Lotta's first two lines. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

charlotte said...

Nice line. Than ks for a chance to win.

monique said...

Glimma and architextures work wonderfully together. I love your quilt top!

Cathie said...

I love all the colors together. Thanks for the giveaway!

Anita said...

Love it! Would love to have some of each, haven't gotten my hands on architexture yet...but so want to :)

Anonymous said...

Yes please! That would be nice to get those...

Gunilla said...

Great combination of the two lines! Keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway! Thanks!

Anne said...

That is gorgeous, love the pairing with architextures!! I can't wait for glimma to become available!

Terri Mosier said...

Oh so please I want to win win! I can't wait for this to come out! Waiting is the hardest part. Awesome little quilt too! Thank you for sharing with us!

Leigh Anne said...

Beautiful quilt and amazing giveaway!

Leigh Anne

Jess said...

Ah, I'm so excited for this line. I think I might use it to actually make a quilt for myself I like it so much. Thanks for the giveaway!

lesbontemps said...

I love lotta and architectures is a fav too! I'd love to be selected!
Lesbontemps@mac.com

lesbontemps said...

I love lotta and architectures is a fav too! I'd love to be selected!
Lesbontemps@mac.com

kimberlier said...

Beautiful! I love how you paired these two together. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

dnhue99 said...

Oooh, very exciting!

~Michelle~ said...

Loving it!

Suz said...

NZ never seemed to get the full set of Echo fabrics, but I bought what I could, and set my mind to buying the entire range of Bella from the US when it became available. Would *love* to win a charm pack of Glimma! Your quilt just achieves that lovely balance of being interestingly chaotic, but strangely calming at the same time. Does that even make sense???

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