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How handmade paper inspired the making of Artisan Spirit Sandscapes fabrics


Look what arrived a few weeks ago – this wonderful collection of Artisan Spirit Sandscapes fabric by Northcott!

Artisan Spirit Sandscapes fabric from Northcott
Artisan Spirit Sandscapes fabric from Northcott


Artisan Spirit Sandscapes includes a wide range of exquisite marbleized textures in vibrant hues with metallic accents. Twelve palettes ranging in progression of value can be used alone or in combination with other palettes for both traditional and modern quilting.

A portion of the sales from Sandscapes is donated to Prokritee, a certified fair trade company based in Dhaka, employing the artisan women who inspired this collection. Click here to watch a video about Prokritee. Click here to see how they make the handmade paper that Sandscapes fabrics mimic.

There are also 2 new panels that are just coming to quilt shops now – Canyon Cliffs and Mountain Peak.

Canyon Cliffs panel from Northcott 24" x 42"
Canyon Cliffs panel from Northcott
Mountain Peak panel from Northcott 24" x 42"
Mountain Peak panel from Northcott


Panels are so popular now and there’s a panel in many of the new Northcott collections. Click here to see the new collections from Northcott that are coming to quilt shops soon and check out all the great panels there are.

Panels are a great place to start creating your next quilt. They’re easy to use and you can make a quick quilt by adding some creative borders to the panel.

This week I’ll be showing you a few ideas for using these panels to make your next quilt.

Be sure to come back tomorrow! I’m going to show you how I used the Northcott Mountain Peak panel along with the Sandscapes fabric from Northcott to make this quilt.


Mountain Peak panel quilt using Sandscapes fabrics by Northcott 35" x 55"
Mountain Peak panel quilt using Sandscapes fabrics by Northcott 35″ x 55″



This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Piecing Spirit Sandscapes fabrics to highlight the Mountain Peak panel

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

1 Comment

  1. Paul

    those quilts are wonderful, I mean really wonderful. Do you offer classes?

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