Fall quilt market is right around the corner, so I can finally spill the beans on a few of the new things that I have been working. I will be sharing them over the next few blog posts, starting with a new fabric line. I did all the paintings last summer, so it is always a long wait until the strike-offs arrive. Now that they are finally here, I get to show them to you.
My inspiration for the line came from the empty walls in my living room. Sounds like a strange source of inspiration, doesn’t it?
Let me explain. I had designed Artful Home to go in my living room. After having those quilts out for a while, I got a little tired of the same quilts all the time. I wanted something to rotate in my main living area, but this time, something a little brighter. Something with a summery feel. That got me started with the colors and prints, which eventually turned into the following fabrics – which I decided to call Summer House.
(By the way, I had ironed the strike-offs, but somehow the camera sees things that my eyes don’t!)
So, there you have it. We are still in the process of doing color corrections on the strike-offs and the goods won’t hit stores until next January. The line will be available for pre-orders at quilt market the end of this month, so this is when shops will get a chance to order it.
I have already started making a couple of things with my strike-offs, though I am having to fill in backgrounds, etc with some yardage from my previous lines. More to come in another post . . . .
So, as usual, I am waiting for the day that the bolts show up at my doorstep. Until that time, I am just curious to see which of the prints is your favorite. I always appreciate your feedback, as it helps me determine which type of prints and colors the quilters are looking for.
Thanks for the feedback and for stopping by!