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As Robert Frost writes, "these woods are lovely, dark and deep," and we invite you to explore such a wood with our newest in house collection. Travel to the great north where a boreal forest meets the Tundra, home to arctic foxes and snowy owls that dot the frozen landscape. Told in two color stories, Arctic Sunshine and Winter Freeze, the collection reflects the polar seasons of eternal summers and sunless winters.
With the big chill just around the corner here in the States, I don't think the sun will set on this range for some time. At once modern and timeless, Tundra offers rustic inspiration for a wide range of projects from patchwork pillows and quilts to holiday sewing, sleepwear, and even handbags and accessories. As you can see in the video, we started with some fun projects ourselves!
Before we get to the plethora of pillows sitting prettily on my couch, let's talk about that Table Topper, shall we? See the Rock Candy pattern available in our shop from Jaybird. Made with no Y seams, you'll find this a fast and fun project made all the more easy with Jaybird's Sidekick Ruler.
The diamond shapes really echoes the arctic collection beautifully, making this topper a great project to sew with our winter themed fabrics. We chose the Tundra woven designs from both color stories, offset with the Onyx color for the border to make the motif pop. For another quick project, try our Tundra Wall Hanging, available a Free Pattern as a part of our Sewing Together Series of free tutorials. The wall hanging uses one half of our Tundra Panel, and is a really great way to dress up your walls whether you use this collection, or another of our In House lines, most of which feature panels.
And how about a great use for the other half of the Tundra Panel? That forms the biggest of our quartet of pillows for each of the two color stories.
The Owl panel sews up to make a lovely 22" pillow. The fun Triangle Patchwork 18" Pillows are from a tutorial from Leigh Laurel Studios. And finally, given the theme of the line, we had to sew up some Log Cabin Pillows! These measure 22", with the strips measuring 2" sewn with a 6" block at the center.
While I have yet to convince my husband of this fact, I still believe you can never have too many pillows, particularly when they are this lovely.
Together, these pillows instantly transformed my couch to welcome the coming season; naturally Meaghan and I celebrated with some hot chocolate.
Finally, I'm sure you're wondering about those gorgeous quilts! If you are looking for a quick make for your home or for a gift, you'll be delighted to know that these are wholecloth patterns that make lovely cheater quilts. Enhance the quilted look by top stitching the "sashing" lines.
My Penny knows a cozy blanket when she sees one, wasting no time snuggling up to my Arctic Sunshine wholecloth quilt.
If you are new to quilting, or if you're simply looking for a quick sew, these are a great choice.
And here's a look at the Winter Freeze color option full of misty blues, spruce green, charcoal, onyx and pebble.
For the binding, we went with Woven in Onyx and Woven in Stone. Both quilts are backed with this Owl Faux Fur for a truly luxurious feel. They are as warm as they are plush, making these a hot commodity in my house on movie night!
We hope you're feeling inspired to do enjoy some sewing with Tundra! Please tag your projects with #TundraFabric and #HawthorneThreads so we can share!