Just before Christmas, I received a package from Karen, my design director at Henry Glass and CO. Inside that package was 5 yard cuts of the new line that Mom and I had painted up several months earlier. It’s called Rebel Roses and should be in stores next month. Here’s a sneak peak at my stash -
I know this looks like a huge stack, but I really wanted you to see the colors.
I also want you to see my partner-in-crime, so to speak, so here’s a shot of my Mom and I with our new goods -
By the way, you don’t even have to read the sentence above to know where I came from. My Mom met up with a friend last week that was visiting from out of state (and they don’t get to see each other that much) and she told Mom that I look more like her than she does! We got a chuckle out of that, as she was good friends with Mom about 20 years ago – the same age that I am now!
I may have mentioned Mom and I working together, just a few times in the past. This fabric line was another of our collaborations. We were inspired by these rich, yet fresh and cheerful colors, along with our favorite mix of prints – An extra large floral, plaids, stripes, and assorted other prints and smaller florals. It’s fun to work on together on the prints, and even more fun when the fabric starts arriving. Since then we have been busy cutting and sewing up some new quilts. We’d like to show you how the fabric works up and maybe try to inspire you with ways to use these fabrics.
I chose to make a new quilt for my kitchen. It’s called From the Heart and it’s in the book Livin’ Large. I’ve already made two of these quilts, so I had to change the words a bit. (I have a hard time following my own directions). The original says Faith ~ Hope ~ Love.
I would also love to make this quilt with Bistro- the new line by Deb Strain and replace the flowers with coffee cups and the words with Mocha – Espresso – Latte. For some reason, I haven’t found the time to make a 4th one!
Mom has been working on Sunday Picnic, also from Livin’ Large.
This quilt is my favorite done out of these fabric – so far. I like that the blocks are large enough to show off the large-scale prints in the line, along with the border print and the bias printed plaid (meaning you don’t have to cut it on the bias)
Mom also finished piecing this quilt, though I haven’t gotten it quilted for her yet. The pattern is called 4-Patch Fusion and it’s in the book Charmed and Dangerous.
Here’s a close-up of that border print. I love the big roses – they are so dramatic.
I was trying to get another shot of that quilt hanging over the quilting machine, but somehow my camera got distracted with this.
I take back what I said earlier – maybe this is my favorite. Can you even stand it???
Oh, back to my point. Watch for the fabrics in stores in February. I know the yardage is already in the states, we just have to wait for them to wrap it on the bolts and for those beloved UPS drivers to bring it to us! Stop back later, as I’ll be giving away a fat quarter pack when the rest of the yardage comes!