Welcome, welcome, welcome, to the Northern Woods Blog Hop! We can’t wait to share the delicious Northern Woods fabrics and projects with you this week! This collection was designed by Kathy Engle for Nan Baker of Purrfect Spots Designs.
Imagine a sweet momma bear preparing for the winter in the pretty Northern Woods. She tidys up her space, and before she cozies up to hibernate for the season, she bakes up her sweetest treats to share with her woodland friends! The imaginative Nan dreamed up this charming back story as she designed quilts for her Signature Collection!
This earthy fabric collection features natural browns, greens and creams in outdoorsy designs such as trees, pine sprigs, and leaves. Pops of Baja, Bermuda, Celery and Copper add just the right amount of color.
Nan featured these fabrics in quite a few delicious projects! With names like “Blueberry Cheesecake”, “Chocolate Caramel Swirl” and “Butterscotch Ripple”, they are nearly impossible to resist! The best part, you can indulge in each and every one guilt free – they are all zero calorie treats! 😉 You can find all of the Northern Woods Purrfect Spots Designs patterns here on the Purrfect Spots website.
Blueberry Cheesecake (66″ x 66″) features yummy swirls of cheesecake-y creams, graham cracker crust browns, and a pop of teal-blue! Look for kits of this quilt at Quarry Quilts and Yarns (MN), Pieces of Love Quilt Shop (CA), and Hancock’s of Paducah (KY)!
Chocolate Caramel Swirl (54″ x 66″) is a wonderfully approachable design, and would make a fantastic first set-on-point piece! Look for quilt kits of this design at Hancock’s of Paducah (KY)!
Fruit Salad (66″ x 78″) looks like it could be set on point, but it’s not! This design offers lots of movement with its friendly blocks – squares in squares and half-square triangles! Look for kits of this quilt at Quilter’s Haven (IL)!
Nan worked with past and present Island Batik Ambassadors and fellow designers The Quilt Rambler and Maria Michaels Designs and long-time industry friend Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design to create additional yummy pieces to feature her Signature Collection!
Mint Chocolate Chip by The Quilt Rambler (48″ x 58″) shows the Northern Woods collection in a whole new way! This project can be cut with the help of the AccuQuilt #55070 GO! Drunkard’s Path 3 1/2″ Finished and #55034 GO! Drunkard’s Path 7″ Finished dies.
Yorkshire Pudding Table Linens by Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs (Runner 14″ x 32″, Placemats 10″ x 15″, Napkins [not pictured] 18″ x 19″) feature Margaret’s signature style in reverse appliqué blocks.
Nan built a recommended thread palette of Aurifil threads that you can pick up and use with your Northern Woods fabrics. Hop on over to the Aurifil blog to read more about the threads she selected!
We just HAD to have some Funky Friends made up in the Northern Woods collection! Aren’t Ollie Owl and Slowpoke the Sloth just too cute?! Look for Ollie kits at Stitchers Quest (FL) and Slowpoke kits at Downtown Sewing Machine Co. (NV)!
Don’t miss even more Northern Woods goodness throughout the week! You’ll find fresh new posts at each of the blogs below!
April 16 • Island Batik and Purrfect Spots Designs
April 17 • Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design
April 18 • Maria Michaels Designs
April 19 • The Quilt Rambler
April 20 • Quilting Affection Design
April 21 • MooseStash Quilting
Phew!! That was a LOT of Northern Woods love! And now, a treat for you! Enter to win a Northern Woods Fat Eighth bundle via the Rafflecopter widget below! Don’t miss our Facebook page and Instagram too – both will have additional Northern Woods giveaways happening this week. Be sure you “Follow” both so you don’t miss your chances to win!