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Morris Mist Blog Tour

Welcom to the Morris Mist Blocg Tour.

We had the oppotunity to work with Sherry from Powered by Quilting and design a quilt using her new fabric line from Island Batik. This is her sixth signature line with Island Batik. So what is a signature line?  A signature line is designed by in-house Island Batik Designer Kathy Engle, but Sherry get to design the corresponding patterns that are in the catalog. We joined in a group with some awesome quilters for this blog hop.

Morris Mist should be shipping to stores NOW!  You can pick up yardage or a precut like a 10" stacker or 2.5" strip pack.  To find your closest quilt shop that carries Island Batik, check out the Store Locator here.

This is Winter Fractal. Previously I have done my own designs through Paleofish Designs, but for this quilt Sally J and I worked together on it. It is inspired by the snowy winter lands and the stark contrast you get in the winter landscape. but it also has the feel of the southwest. New Mexico has its ski areas but generally it is not know for it snowy weather. Usually we get snow and it is gone by noon. Last week we got hammered by a winter storm that dropped 8 inches of snow in Santa Fe and alot of rain at my house. I took this photo from the train on my way home from Santa Fe. While not the exact photo I used for inspiration you can see the inspiration from the landscape.

I was working with the swatches of this fabric and fell inlove with this peacock feather print. I had to make it the focal of my quilt.

These were my two pieces of inspiration for this quilt. The quilt seems very complex but it is 20 inch blocks that are built with a series or repeating steps.

With only 9 block in this quilt it goes together quickly. We quilted in it a snowflake design from Wasatch Quilting. it is the perfect pair for these fabrics and this quilt.

Be sure to visit all of these amazingly talented quilters and designers to see their beautiful Morris Mist projects!

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