Hello everyone! We have some very special guests today on the Jolly Jabber! Bonnie of Cotton Way and Camille of Thimble Blossoms are here to chat about their new Miss Kate collection for Moda Fabrics. This is the sister collection for one of our all time favorites, Ruby. Read on to learn more about their inspirations.
Q: Tell us a little about the Miss Katecollection. What were you inspired by?
A: First of all, thank you so much for having us! We are so excited to tell you a bit more about Miss Kate today, and even more excited that it is finally available. Hooray! When we designed Miss Kate, we started with a name. We knew we wanted to name it after Kate, my grandma Ruby’s little sister, and make it a sister collection to our Ruby line. They play so nicely together, but Kate has a bit more orange mixed in and some navy (our favorite right now!) in there too. We had so much fun creatingquilts and allkinds of projects with Miss Kate, and still have a few more things in the works… we’ll show you soon!
Q: What are your favorite projects you’ve made from Miss Kate?
A: Favorite? Hmmm… Well, I (Camille) would have to pick Red Letter Day, since I love the way it turned out in Miss Kate and it holds a special place in my heart. I took it with me to Australia to teach classes there in June, and saw so many beautiful blocks and met so many wonderful people. (Hello Aussies!) I also made a mini version of Red Letter Day, so it would probably be a tie between the two. (What it is about minis? I’m hooked!)
Although she has a soft spot for the Miss Kate Flannels, which makes it a tough call, Bonnie’s favorite project is her Kate’s Big Day quilt. She’s had a double wedding ring quilt on her quilting bucket list for too long, and figured out a really simple and fun block construction method that still has a classic feel. Oh! We’ll be hosting a sew along with the hashtag #katesbigdayalong on Instagram soon (we are @bonniecottonway and @thimbleblossoms), so come join us!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: With our fabric collections, our style is what we would call “vintage modern”. We love to mix some of our favorite vintage prints in with some more modern and updated prints, and then rework and color the vintage ones to have a fresh and modern feel. There is just something so sweet and charming about vintage, isn’t there?
|Rise and Shine mini quilt|
Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Miss Kate?
A: We are never very good at answering this question, because we love seeing anything and everything made from our fabrics. Big quilts, mini quilts, baby quilts, sewing bags, tiny clothes, patchwork pillows, what did I miss? 😉 Really, everything! This truly is the best part for us, seeing what everyone else makes from our fabric collections. We love seeing what you are creating on Instagram , blogs, and Facebook. Thank you for sharing them with us!