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Introducing Broken Glass from Island Batik

Broken Glass from Island Batik, designed by Kathy Engle for Swan Amity Sheridan of Swan Amity Studios is landing in stores this month! To help launch this happy line of fabric, I have enlisted a group of innovative designers to bring you an exciting list of ideas for smaller projects that make use of this beautiful batik. Who doesn't love the opportunity to turn gorgeous fabric into Home Dec items for every room! From decorator pillows and table toppers to throw size cuddle quilts, this group of designers is prepared to really get your creative juices flowing. Don't stop reading after this blog, visit all the designers for great ideas!

I've been so excited to release this line with all of these bright and happy colors. It just makes me smile every time I get them out and play with them. From the glowing yellows to the deep purples, every fabric is luscious.

When you have such a great range of lights, mediums, and darks you can make almost any design sing. To begin playing with Broken Glass, I decided to start with some of my already tested designs.

I had a design called Rogue Cabins I put out last year that used reds and greys beautifully, but when I first got the scans of Broken Glass I knew I would make Rogue Cabins again!

Rogue Cabins plays with the idea of log Cabin Blocks and then creates a playful setting for them to live in with the illusion of stars and diamonds. This quilt is great for a solid piecer and even offers a free secondary pattern for download from my site to make use of your leftovers! Two for one!

I also got started on some new designs and Deploy Ladders was my idea for a good beginning piecer to make use of the brilliant color play in Broken Glass. I also love how this one feels like a DNA strand. The pattern creates a great oversized baby quilt, perfect for toddlers in your life, or make extra blocks and create a bed quilt (maybe for the scientist in your life).

Spooling was my final project I planned for Broken Glass. I designed this one to also be great for making a fun project fast! No difficult piecing in this one, using a straightforward method for making oversized square-in-a-square and trimming down to the perfect size. Spooling reminds me of beautiful rug designs and also makes for a perfect toddler bed quilt. Swap out the more pink and purple colors for the oranges and blues in Broken Glass for a totally different effect!

But where's the Home Dec you ask? I love creating decorator pillows for my home. A good couch pillow can be so pricey, and doesn't always allow me to pick the colors I really want.

Here's an older pillow I made about 9 years ago for a brown couch I had at the time. Since I bought the new warm grey couch about three years ago, I haven't loved how this pillow looks in the living room, so when I got the idea to make this blog hop about Home Decorator items, the first thing I thought about was making this corner of my couch a brighter happier space with a pillow that matches it better.

See what you think!

I chose to use almost all of the fabrics from the line, making the pillow just as scrappy as the original, and used a solid background of fabric instead of the scrappier original.

I also flipped the leaves around this time and had the tips of the leaves point to the center instead of the stems. In honor of the Broken Glass title of the line, I quilted it with a fractured all-over pattern and made a video for you so you can see the quilting in progress!

Tonight I'll be cuddling up under that gorgeous Rogue Cabins quilt and enjoying a very comfortable and happy pillow on my couch! Making this change to my evening spot, has left me thoroughly pleased and much happier about my living room space.

Now that you've had the chance to see how truly beautiful this line is, don't miss out on a chance to win a fat quarter stack of Broken Glass and a copy of my Brilliant Leaves pattern to make a pillow for your very own.

To enter the drawing follow the directions below:

  1. Visit all of the designers' blogs listed below.

  2. Comment on either my Instagram posting about the blog or my Facebook post about the blog and tell me which project was your favorite and who designed it.

  3. That's it! Get your comment in by midnight eastern time on the 22nd of February. A winner will be drawn on February 23rd and announced on both Facebook and Instagram.

Check out all the amazing ideas the other designers have created for you!

Elisabeth DeMoo Brown Bird Designs Blog Post

Bunnie Cleland Triangle Frenzy Blog Post

Marlene Oddie KiSSed Quilts Blog Post

Tammy Silvers Tamarinis Blog Post


Feb 20, 2023

Thank you so much. This was such a fun hop. I love this fabric collection. Your quilt and pillow are lovely. I especially love the quilting you did on the pillow. Goes with Broken Glass. These fabrics are so bright and happy. It was a lot of fun to hop and see all the inspiration. I stopped off at your Instagram and left a comment. I visited all the blogs. All the projects were lovely. The three I especially loved were: your quilt/pillow and Fragmented Light and Wash & Dry quilting dash lady at comcast dot net


Feb 19, 2023

🧵🪡✂️ Beautiful projects & gorgeous fabric. I don't have facebook or Instagram to be eligiblable for your giveaway but I enjoyed your blog! ✂️🪡🧵 angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom


Feb 19, 2023

I really love Swan Amity's Spooling and Brilliant leaves.


Feb 18, 2023

Fragmented Light by Elisabeth DeMoo is my favourite, would make a beautiful wall hanging. micheletimms at gmail dot com


Feb 18, 2023

I do Facebook but not sure I posted correctly so will do it here as well after seeing all the lovely designs using the new Broken Glass line of fabrics I love the "Hopes Path" the most.. it uses so many different colors in the fabric line it's amazing. The Double clamshell on Sue Pelland Blog as well as the Sintra Entrade from Kissed Quilts were also quite outstanding.

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