It’s been a quiet week here in Minnesota. Many quilt shop owners, designers and vendors are making their way to Houston for Quilt Market. Me? I’m here in the studio working on stuff for the next spring market. It actually feels pretty good to be ahead of schedule for once! It’s nice to skip out on all the work of having a booth at market, but I will miss catching up with everyone and talking with the shop owners.
I have something new that Henry Glass is showing in their booth at market, so a little part of me will be there. They are showing and taking orders on my next fabric line, Artful Home.
Here’s the cover of the sales card for the line (sorry for the blurry picture – it is very dark and rainy here, so it’s hard to get enough light to take a decent picture). The line was inspired by my love of all things home dec. One of Henry Glass’s artists drew up the cover as a living room scene, using some of the prints from the line.
I really like the stripe pillow and the lamp shade. Plus, I want that rug! Do any of you know how I can make my design into a rug?
Here’s a peek at what’s inside - A few of my favorite prints to use in quilts and decorating- including stripes, dots, large florals, smaller florals, geometrics, tonals etc.
Yesterday the first set of strike-offs came in. Finally, I get to see my designs on fabric!
The greens are warm and inviting~
I love all things aqua blue and for this line I decided to add in a darker turquoise as well the aqua.
The reds are my personal favorite. Most of the rooms in my house have red, so most of my fabric lines also have red. Red is such a powerful color – it just sucks you right in!
I also added in a nice milk chocolate color. I love all things chocolate too . . . .
At the last minute I decided to add in the black. That way I could pull the line together with all the black furniture in my house – especially this room from my last post. As you can see, I’m already auditioning my next quilt for this room!
This line will be shipping next February, but now is the time to ask your local shop to carry the line! If you are a shop owner and are interested in carrying the line, please stop by Henry Glass’s booth at market to place your order. If you want to be in on the first printing, now is the time to get your order in. There are 21 skus in the line and there will be a coordinating project sheet available.
As usual, I’m curious about which prints or colors are your favorite. Do you like the large-scale prints or the small-scale prints better? How about the home-dec prints verses the quilt-y looking prints? If you have a minute, leave a comment and give me a little feedback – Thanks!