Oh for cute! We've combined our favorite back-up singers (think scrappy backgrounds, low volume, alternatives to solid white) for our first Night Hike & Jot MASH-UP! This chubby lil’ bundle contains FOUR one-yard pieces and it hit the shelves just moments ago!! Next up to be cut? A collector’s tin of #nighthikefabric !! #jotfabric#heathergivans#crimsontate#projectstarters#bundles
Heather Givans of Crimson Tate here. I’m about to give you the low down on the inspiration for my newest collection of fabric Night Hike. You should know the following things about me:
1. I taught high school art for nearly ten years. I ❤️ being an art teacher.
2. I was a summer camp counselor, adventure trip leader, and outdoor educator. I also went to camp religiously as a kid.
3. I’m a big fan of lakes, canoeing, kayaking, and swimming and that is where I always dream of being.
4. I’ve seen the Northern lights in Northern Minnesota and they are spectacular. The color palette for Night Hike is based loosely on that.
5. While I’m a big fan of rainbow order, I’m a bigger fan of gradient colors which you will find in Night Hike.
6. I go everyday to Crimson Tate, the cutest little fabric store in Downtown Indianapolis. Most days I can bike or walk to work as I live only 7/10ths of a mile away.
7. The smell of campfire is one of my favorite things and I love being the one in charge of building and lighting the fire.
8. I like choosing topics I love as the theme for fabric collections which is why this one is so dear. Hiking, summer camp, and the night sky in summertime are among my favorite things.
#NightHikeFabric#crimsontate#heathergivans @crimsontate @heathergivans #campingiscool#summerisalmosthere#inspiration
I come across a lot of fabric collections I love, but not many that I fall immediately head over heels for. #nighthikefabric by #heathergivans is one such collection. The constellations...those metallic fireflies...it didn't take long for inspiration to strike.
I ordered this Night Hike fabric at 10 AM this morning from @wintercreekcloth, and Dana texted me at 2:15 PM to ask if she could drop it off....at my door. THAT is outstanding customer service, and I know all of my local quilting peeps will agree. OK, I know some of you are saying "Why did you get hiking fabric, Lisa? You don't like hiking or camping or being outside!" 😂 This quilt isn't for me, silly! 🙄😜 Just stay tuned for a really cool quilt!! These prints are pretty awesome....and some are metallic! 🤗
Fabric: Night Hike by Heather Givans.
Want to take on paper piecing? Sign up for "Air Traffic Control: Foundation Piecing Paper Airplanes" with Heather Givans at Spring Paducah QuiltWeek®. This is terrific project for beginners, complete with paper piecing illustrations and a cutting guide.
Are you more into fussy cutting, embellishment, and appliqué? Heather's "Letters from Home Quilt" is a six-hour workshop that walks students through creating their own quilt: choosing fabric, cutting, sewing, and creating a bonus pocket that can be filled with kisses, good wishes, and love notes.
Registration is open and seats are filling fast. Learn more about Heather's workshops and register on QuiltWeek.com.
🚨Basics alert!! 🚨 Ready for the super duper secret?! I designed a second fabric collection of basics that is paper inspired and perfection for creating textured backgrounds and labels and totally appropriate for solid substitutions! It’s called Jot and I’m totally in love. Grid paper, notebook papers, ledgers, library cards, elementary school papers AHHHHHHHH. Be sure to follow @windhambasics to get more details as it happens. #JotFabric#crimsontate @windhambasics @windhamfabrics #paperloversunite#paperismylife#ilovepaper#jotitdown#heathergivans#paperobsessed#sneaky
Are you headed to AQS Quilt Week in Paducah, KY? I'll be teaching!! Can't wait to play and sew with you. TODAY is the first day to register. Check out and find more information @aqsonline #crimsontate#heathergivans#quilting
I was SO excited to gift these personalized drawstring backpacks to my nieces and nephew! 🎒 It was a blast choosing colors and fabrics that suit them, and filling them with all kinds of little wrapped goodies. Thanks to a tutorial from @sewcanshe, I'd make these again and again. More on the blog today about my handmade gifts this year. #handmadeholidays#sewingforkids#lizzyhouse#heatherross#heathergivans
Here's my fabric "pull" partner. I've ordered these fabrics to go along with my stash of B&W and text prints (see my 100 days post for examples). According to USPS they should arrive tomorrow or Friday. Your mosaic said to have fun so that is my current plan. I have a theme in mind for your #12suckerpouch but I don't want to share it because it will be too obvious. #fussycuttersclub#fussycuttersclubswap#fussyteamangel#cottonandsteel#tulapink#heathergivans
UPDATE: Half of my fabric has arrived. Still awaiting another order from Spoonflower that should arrive early next week 🙏)
This 'Read To Me' pattern is by Melissa from @happyquiltingmc and one that I had been meaning to make for a long time!☺
I loved to read to our children from a young age - and each evening we would gather on the living room sofa and read one book after another. Even when our older two could read on their own - they would often still sit in to listen while I read to the younger two.
I really enjoyed making these two quilts - using the Hello Jane fabric by @cluckclucksew for the top and the Literary fabric by @heathergivans for the back! I changed the pattern slightly and just used 2" sashings throughout! Great cuddle quilts for our two girls who still love to read!!