Eclectic Elements Spring 2015

Amy Friendquilt market, Tim Holtz9 Comments

Diamond Tote using Eclectic Elements, designed by Amy Friend

I wanted to quickly share a couple of projects that I made for my friends at Tim Holtz for Spring Quilt Market 2015.  Tim debuted a new collection of Eclectic Elements prints.  I was asked to make a patchwork tote and I came up with this diamond design.  I love the way these particular prints work with the black yarn dyed linen.  All the prints featured in this bag are new with the exception of the Symphony print that I used as an accent.

The staff at Coats has made a project sheet for this tote that was handed out at market and I think it will be made available to shop owners.  If you are interested and can’t find the information, let me know and I will look into it for you.

***Edited to add, the pattern is now available as a free download right here.***

Ruched Happy Bag by Amy Friend

I also made this bag using my Ruched Happy Bag pattern.

Quite a few of the prints in this collection are inspired by old wallpaper. One is reminiscent of the paper that used to be in the front hall of my house in fact!  I particularly like the text combined with floral motifs as seen in the bag above.

Congratulations to the team at Tim Holtz for winning an award for their booth this market!