A Collaboration Between 2 Artists
When Jennifer Sampou asked if I would create a quilt using her delicious new line of SKY fabrics
by Robert Kaufman,
I didn’t hesitate one second.
Photo credit: Jennifer Sampou
I was smitten with Jennifer’s first line of SKY fabric the minute I saw it. Its painterly feel and gorgeous hand make it a perfect match for my gem block patterns. Her new line, Earth Reflections, expands the original line with joyful new colors in vibrant earth tones: Pistachio, Peony, Cardinal, Bison, Honey and many more.
Earth Reflections is available for order from Robert Kaufman fabrics now and ships to shops in May 2022. Depending on where you are located, here’s where you can purchase my kit of 4 Birthstone Series patterns: August/Peridot, September/Sapphire, October/Pink Tourmaline and November/ Citrine.
To Purchase Kits
United States retail customers can purchase the kit from my online shop. CLICK HERE to go directly to the item.
United States wholesale customers may purchase the kit directly from me. CLICK HERE to send me a message that includes your name, phone number, mailing address and wholesale license number. I will share the private wholesale link with you once I hear from you. (You can also place an order with Checker Distributors or EE Schenck, both of which are carrying the kits.)
Canadian wholesale customers can purchase the kit from Erie Quilt Art. CLICK HERE to go to Erie Quilt Art’s website to search “Kinman”.
About the Patterns
The technique is called freezer paper piecing. This is traditional piecing using freezer paper as your templates. Please know that this is NOT foundation paper piecing! You won’t be sewing to paper. You won’t be using a flip-and-sew method. You won’t have to claw little bits of paper out of the back of your blocks. If you can sew 2 pieces of fabric together with a quarter-inch seam allowance, YOU CAN DO THIS!
The pattern includes the instruction booklets, freezer paper patterns, and regular paper patterns (to use as the key) for all 4 Birthstone Series blocks: August/Peridot, September/Sapphire, October/Pink Tourmaline and November/Citrine. The kit also includes instructions to put the 4 blocks together as the table runner. Below are the yardages needed to complete the kit with Jennifer’s new SKY fabric line: