Sarah (Sari) Thomas, the mastermind behind the brand Sariditty, is having quite a year. She is releasing her debut fabric collection this June/July 2019 with Hoffman Fabrics and she’s calling it PARADIGM. This collection is full of bold color as well as soft pastels that really make for a great amount of depth to apply to quilt designs. Sari also curated a beautiful collection of ME + YOU Indah Batiks from Hoffman Fabrics to compliment and work with her PARADIGM collection.
I was fortunate to have been asked by Sari to make something with her fabrics as she was developing her collection over the last year. It is my pleasure to introduce you to my quilt I call LUCKY STAR. I chose to use both foundation paper piecing (FPP) and traditional piecing to create this pattern. I wanted to make a fun fussy cutting experience for myself, and eventually YOU, that would make featuring the beautiful designs in Sari’s fabrics easy to do so.
The digital printing process makes for very straight alignment of the designs on fabric so it’s perfect for FPP. As I began cutting into PARADIGM I was soooo pleased with the preciseness of which the butterflies and lines were printed. Things were made even easier for the fussy cutting process with my Daylight Wafer 2 Lightbox. I printed out an extra copy of all my FPP units and then cut the pieces out of those units where the PARADIGM and directional ME + YOU fabrics would be used and made confident cuts of the fabrics. Isn’t that the worst part of FPP? Miss-cutting the fabric or even worse, wasting so many precious pieces of your beautiful fabric as you go through the FPP process. Well that Wafer 2 Lightbox from Daylight is a game changer for FPP. *Use code LADYK19 on the Daylight website to save 20% if you like.*
As I designed my LUCKY STAR pattern I loved that the fabrics were going to allow for some great color play. I don’t usually create designs that create a rainbow color palette but Sarah’s fabrics spoke to me and that was the way it went from the beginning. I wanted to be sure to showcase the colors but also the absolutely stunning OFF WHITE print in PARADIGM. Sarah is also a custom longarm quilter and it’s apparent in this print and so many others in the collection. I wanted to make sure that the OFF WHITE fabric was featured, so I chose to design the layout of my quilt with on-point blocks that would need to have set in triangles and large squares of that fabric. I love how it all came together and will be developing the pattern for sale later this year.
The quilting was done by Kim Burke of Golden Needle Quilting. She guided me in my selection of a perfect edge to edge (E2E) design that would compliment the design and the fabrics. Using a wool batting just accentuated both her work and mine and I’m so pleased with how everything turned out.
You can check out the PARADIGM lookbook HERE. Like I said, PARADIGM will be available this summer and I hope you love making with it as much as I did. My LUCKY STAR quilt pattern will also be available for purchase/download later this summer. Please check out the list of amazingly talented Makers listed below who are all participating in honoring Sari and her beautiful, versatile and useful PARADIGM collection.
22 April – Cristy Stuhldreher @loveyousew_
23 April – Rebecca Bryan @bryanhousequilts
24 April – Hilary Jordan @byhilaryjordan
25 April – Tiffany Sepulveda @sewtiffany
26 April – Karie Jewell @kariejewell
27 April – Jen Timko @jentimko
28 April – Cheri Lehnow @tinkerellen
29 April – Karen Miller @redbirdquiltco
30 April – ME! @ladykquilts
1 May – Nicholas Ball @quiltsfromtheattic
2 May – Nicole Daksiewicz @modernhandcraft
3 May – Nichole Vogelsinger @wildboho
4 May – Kate Toney @toughkittencrafts
5 May – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill @wholecirclestudio
6 May – Karen Tripp @karenthediyaddict
7 May – Isabelle Selak @southbaybella
8 May – Elise Kwon @eliseandemelie
9 May – Jessica Kapitanski @sallietomatopatterns
10 May – Suzy Williams @suzyquilts
11 May – Sarah Thomas @sariditty