Welcome to Faith and Fabric! I’m Jen Frost, and am thrilled to have you stop by on this lovely Peacock Plumes tour. If you’re new here, welcome! I’m thrilled to have you here; Faith and Fabric is a Christian quilt pattern and fabric business, which you can learn more about here. If you’re a regular around these parts, welcome back.
So let’s talk about Peacock Plumes (which you can purchase here)! This is the latest fabric designed by my friend Tammy Silvers of Tamarinis for Island Batik, a company that happens to be just one town over from me 🙂 Tammy has designed some other lovely fabrics, like the Just My Type line, which is one of my favorites! This new line has a much heavier emphasis on the pinks, purples, and blended tones that batiks are famous for.
As part of the rollout of her new fabrics, several of us quilt pattern designers had the opportunity to mock up some of our quilts using this new fabric line. Here are three of my favorites:
- Good Friday/Golgotha: I originally designed the Good Friday Quilt in fiery shades of a sunset, with the hillside black, the crosses brown, and the “darkness” as shades of red and orange. The light radiates from the center cross, showing the hope that we find in our faith. When using the Peacock Plumes fabrics, I switched the browns for purples, kept the black/gray tones, and modified the background to include the blue, rose, and purple hues.
- Advent/Lent Table Runner: originally designed as a table runner, I added several blocks to turn the Advent/Lent Table Runner into a full quilt. Doesn’t the running ribbon make it such a fun design? In redesigning this in Peacock Plumes fabric, I swapped the purples and rose tones to achieve a greater contrast, added in a bit of tan and teal into the crosses in alternating colors, and VOILA! A completely brand new quilt!
- TOMMY THE TORTOISE: This next quilt, called Tommy the Tortoise, is one that was actually designed in Tammy’s previous fabric line, Just My Type. It was enjoyable to mock it up in a completely different colorway this time! I did add in solid white to provide color balance against the darker tones in the Peacock Plumes fabric, as well as to help define the shape of the tortoise, and love how completely different the quilt feels:
So thanks for joining in for the hop! I’m looking forward to seeing how each of the accomplished designers below recreates their quilts in these lovely tones:
Sept 27: Tammy Silvers – Tamarinis
Jen Frost – Faith and Fabric (you’re already here)
Sept 28: Leanne Parsons – Devoted Quilter
Laura Strickland – Orange Blossom Quilt Design
Pamela Boatright – Pamela Quilts
Sept 29: Swan Sheridan – Swan Amity Studios
Lisa Ruble – Love to Color My World
Claudia Porter – Create with Claudia
Sept 30: Laura Piland – Slice of Pi Quilts
Raija Salomaa – Quilter’s Treasure Chest
Kathryn LeBlanc – Dragonfly’s Quilting Design Studio
Oct 1: Kate Colleran – Kate Colleran Designs
Sherry Shish – Powered By Quilting
Becca Fenstermaker – Pretty Piney Quilts
Cindy Shelley says
Gorgeous designs and colorways
Cindy, thank you! The jewel tones were such an interesting combination to work with – it was a fun challenge (in a good way) to reimagine them within the three patterns.
Susan N. says
With the change in the fabrics for each of your patterns above it is like the difference between night and day. I really like these fabrics in the turtle quilt.
Susan, thank you! It really does change the look of the quilt, doesn’t it? I’m glad you like the turtle quilt…I do, too 🙂
Quilting Tangent says
Love seeing the different colorways.
It’s amazing how it completely changes the quilt, isn’t it?