Have you heard of Patricia Bravo? I've been a big fan of Pat and her company Art Gallery Fabrics for quite a while now. I first heard of Art Gallery fabrics when I picked up a few fat quarters of the Chic Blooms line at my local shop -- not for any specific reason, but because I was so taken by the beautiful designs that I just knew I had to work with them.
Well, those fat quarters turned into this mini quilt that I made for Marilyn as part of a private swap that we had:
Since then, I've been collecting bits and pieces of each of Pat's lines along the way. They are great pieces to have on hand, because they always bring a special little something to a project. Right now, I'm really crushing on the oranges and greys featured in the Modern Affair line -- I've got to get my hands on some of those! I'm also loving Pat's mini sewing patterns -- the Nouvelle quilt pattern (using a quilt-as-you-go technique) and the Chic throw pattern (with its fabulous twisted knot feature) are both really modern & unique.
You can see all of these and more at http://patbravo.com/Where_to_
When I attended my first Quilt Market in Minneapolis last Sring, I had the pleasure of meeting Pat, who is as lively and energetic as her designs! Her booth was one of my favorites, as was her follow-up in Houston.
Imagine my delight when Pat reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in hosting a giveaway here on the blog. The chance to share some of Pat's lovely creations with all of you? Sign me up! On behalf of Art Gallery fabrics, Pat has generously offered to send the following to 3 lucky readers:
1st prize: A Nouvelle quilt pattern and a Chic throw pattern, and a fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery fabrics to get started!
2nd and 3rd prizes: A Nouvelle quilt pattern and a Chic throw pattern, plus one of Pat's signature scrap bags full of Art Gallery fabrics.
Here's a note from Pat herself:
Hi everybody! I would like to thank you John for the opportunity of being on your blog and a big thanks to all your readers. Hope you love all my fabrics and patterns as much as I do! All my love, Pat
Have you made something from any of Pat's fabrics or patterns? If so, I'd love to see them! Include a link in your comment below. And even if you haven't had a chance to work with any Art Gallery fabrics yet, leave a comment below to be entered into the giveaway. You know how I roll: one entry = one comment, and I'll let the Random Number Generator pick the winner. I'll leave the giveaway open through next Tuesday, 1/18.
Big thanks to Pat! And best wishes you all of you as we begin 2011!