“A fabric collection is an end in itself: a feast for the quilter’s eye and a garden of possibilities. When I shop for fabric, I don’t like to buy all the fabrics for my quilt at one time or from a single fabric line. I prefer to collect kinds of prints and color groups. My stash is wide and deep. The Companions line is intended to help the fabric collector round out certain parts of the fabric palette. As the Staples backgrounds fill a need, so will the Companions prints. They are like Staples (finely etched in two colors) only with a dark ground. The light prints in the group are intentionally tiny to accommodate us crazy quilters who love miniatures.” –Marsha McCloskey
Companions by Marsha McCloskey is now in stores, and I thought instead of trying to describe it to you I’d let Marsh do the describing :). I love this simple and delicate collection, and I love the prints that have a design on each side of the fabric–it’s a two-for-one! So of course I had to share…
Aren’t they beautiful? I can hear your stash calling out to be filled in with these lovely Companions! Did you know that Marsha has created a special technique to make gorgeous blocks called Feathered Stars? Here is an example of one of Marsha’s Feathered Star blocks. This collection really lends itself well to these complex and intricate blocks.
Marsha even has a special Feathered Star she made in Companions that will be coming out in the next issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks!
Maybe you would like to try one of Marsha’s Feathered Stars for yourself! All you have to do is comment here on the blog and we’ll select one lucky winner at random to receive a special prize. Prize includes Marsha’s Feathered Star Quilt Blocks I, Feathered Star Quilt Blocks II, the Feathered Star Ruler, and yardage from the Companions fabric collection. Imagine all of the gorgeous Feathered Stars you could make with this super special prize! Please, only one comment per person. Winner will be announced Monday, 10/25 at 4pm.
If you are looking for a more simple pattern to try with the Companions collection, check out the free pattern.