Friday, April 6, 2012

Navajo Trade Blanket

Thought you might like to see our 2nd pattern we are debuting shortly - it's called Navajo Trade Blanket.

It was certainly inspired by Native American weavings, particularly the trade blankets made by the Navajo women in the late 19th century. We love them and are inspired by their strong colors and geometric wizardry. It was fun to interpret the look of them into piecework. You will be amazed at how quick and easy it goes together as there are no cut bias - it's all made from squares and rectangles. Of course, it uses our fabric collection - Independence Trail - which is currently being shown to shop owners for order. It should be in the shops for everyone in late summer. Navajo Trade Blanket measures 54" x 72". I expect this and the other new patterns to go up on the website this weekend for pre-order.

It's absolutely beautiful here in Michigan. We have a nice weekend planned that includes our Easter tradition of going to a baseball game. Hey, this year it looks like we will even have a warm day. Happy Holidays.

Laurie

21 comments:

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love it--very graphic!
Karen in Breezy Point

Sue said...

I LOVE this new pattern! And I can't wait for the fabric to hit the stores. This is just so pretty....everything about it.

taylorsoutback said...

As much as my quilting heart lies with the antique/vintage look, there has always been a draw to the Southwest Native American patterns...your new design is wonderful and the perfect size for my hallway quilt display area....hmmm...pre order, you say??!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful different design. I really like it.

WoolenSails said...

I have always loved native american blankets, wonderful pattern. I hope you and your families have a wonderful Easter.

Debbie

Karen said...

Love it !! I'm putting it on the list for my sister -- her house is Native through and though -- would be a great showcase for this quilt !

Thanks for sharing.
Karen

Logan said...

Looks great! Love the theme:)

http://loganmakesamess.com

emmy said...

Your new pattern is striking!

kshackabq said...

That's wonderful! It would be a perfect quilt for we who live in Nuevo Mexico! Sure enjoy all your lovely work.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you (Laurie and Polly and families) a wonderful Easter celebration. Karen

Miriam said...

I love it. A stunning quilt pattern.

Happy Easter Polly and Laurie! :)

jabeybaby said...

Love this new pattern!

Vicky said...

Another beauty! I was just inspired by Native American "quilt blocks" up at Yosemite. (Yes, even took a picture of the bathroom tile!) You're making my to-do list so long!!

pdudgeon said...

yep I agree, this is a "must have" pattern, and will probably sell out quickly.

Sharon said...

OOoh, I like this one!

Kim said...

OH! LOVE it! I can already see it in plaids/stripes! YESSSSS!

Buckeye Quilter said...

That really looks like a Navajo blanket! Good job. I can't wait to get to a ballgame.

Happy Easter!

SheilaS said...

Oh, I really love that one-and it looks pretty simple to make also-a big plus!

Michele P said...

Very nice.

Happy Easter and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Miss Jean said...

I'm in love with this pattern!!!!!

Susan W said...

Oh it's a wonderful pattern! Perfect for Independence Trail fabrics. Happy Easter! I hope your baseball team won today .

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