We've done a number of projects with Berene Campbell (of Happy Sew Lucky) but this is by far the best to date. The inspiration for this quilt came to Berene after a year of alarming, moving and surprising news and cultural events. I'll let her explain...
"2017 has been a dramatic year for women. We’ve still got a long way to go, but the shift in momentum is about bloody time! So this quilt is for you, girls.
For those who started the year wearing pussy hats marching against hate and inequality. For the #metoo’ers who were courageous enough to stand up publicly to tell their story so others don’t get hurt. For the black female voters of Alabama, who doggedly shut Roy Moore out. For the refugee mothers eking out an existence for their kids in a war zone, despite the horrendous atrocities going on around them. For those living in places with cultural inequalities against women and where sexism is the norm. For victims of FGM. For survivors of physical and emotional abuse. For the breast cancer survivors adapting to their new bodies after surgery. For the trans women who had to fight not only to be recognized for who they really are, but also to use bathrooms where they feel safe. For the women working twice as hard in male-dominated industries, despite their misogynistic environments. Or, if you’re “just a mom", who grew a baby from scratch in her belly, then pushed it out her vagina, only to be told to nurse in a dirty public bathroom. You have truly persevered and persisted, ladies. You are BRAVE, BRILLIANT, BEAUTIFUL and BADASS. How lucky we are to be part of a gender of huddlers and cheerleaders. Let’s keep on marching!
This #BADASSquilt was a collaborative effort between myself and Daryl from @Fabricspark - we wanted something meaningful to come out of this crazy 2017 year, and these words summed it up for us."
Once she had the idea, she reached out to Tula Pink who generously sent her fabric from the incredible new Pompoms and Stripes out of the Allstars collection and her new collection of Free Spirit solids. Berene mixed those with some beauties from recent Tula collections and the quilt design (and sample) came together quickly. We're so excited by the result, we're going to wait for Tula's fabric to arrive in the shop, so the kit will ship March 2018.
Who's your badass?
**** Please note - a third of our profits from kit sales will be donated to a local Toronto women's shelter to support those in need****
The finished quilt measures 56" x 76"
Who's your badass?
The kit includes
Fabric for 29 letters in Tula Pink pompoms, stripes, and the new Tula Pink solids. For the patterned letters, we've given you enough fabric to fussy cut the stripes, dots or patterns (and to adjust for the odd mistake - it is paper piecing after all).
Fabric for the banner, banner shadow, background and binding.
USB Flash Drive of the foundation paper piecing patterns for the letters (and the Happy Sew Lucky Vintage Alphabet pattern of the whole alphabet that you are free to use in other projects)
Jumbo printed pattern pieces for the banner and banner back - you won't have to print and piece these pattern parts yourselves. (two 24” x 36” prints and one 24” x 48” print)
Links to instructional videos on foundation paper piecing, fussy cutting the letters, paper piecing large pieces, and other tips and helpful advice to make the quilt.
Colour - We've put the kit together in two colour ways,
Pear Background - uses the stunning new Free Spirit solid colours "Pear" and "Tula" for the background and banner back (also from Tula)
Essex Indigo - the amazing Essex yarn dyed linen/cotton blend in Indigo will be the background and the banner back is the Pear solid from the new Free Spirit solid colours.
Shipping - The kit price includes shipping in Canada. If you're shipping to the US or International, please choose the option that applies to you.
One More Thing - if you buy the Badass kit, we'll send you a promo code to get the foundation paper piecing kit for $39.95