Introducing Sanibel

I’ve been a very bad blogger lately.

Only two posts in a month!

I think I might have a good reason though –

I have been busy playing with this:

It’s a new fabric line that I designed with my Mom.  We named it Sanibel.

Here’s a closer look –  Or click on the photos to see a bigger picture.

We set out to design a line of fabrics that were fresh and cheerful, with a cottage chic feel.  The colors include shades of aqua blue, apple green, tangerine, salmon pink, butter yellow and a chocolate brown  —  all colors you might find on a beautiful beach-side resort.  The prints would be perfect for a lake cottage, shabby chic decor, spring and summer quilts, a cheerful bedroom and we think they will work for any age group.  We have included lots of floral prints – some smaller more traditional prints, and some larger trendy prints.  There is a polka dot print included, along with a couple plaids for binding.

We have been busy making quilts out of our sample yardage (which I previewed a bit of in my last post).  We have four quilts done so far and can’t wait to share them with you!

First, Fresh Blooms from the book “On the Run”.   Perfect for a spring table!

Second, a wall quilt called “Center of Attention”  from the book “Stop, Drop, and Roll”.  This quilt features a few of my favorite things –

A touch of applique . . .

A large scale print that you just can’t cut! . . . .

Assorted Prints in 2 1/2″ strips . . . .

And JUMBO Ric Rac!

Next up is Crazy Daisy, which Mom made for her grandaughter Isabella.

This is the free pattern, available at – See the projects page and just look for the image below to download.

Lastly, we have “Beach Balls” from the “Simply Sixties pattern.  The pieces are large so they really show off the prints.  The design looks like beach balls, so I think it’s perfect for Sanibel.

There is more to come, but this is all I can show at the moment.  I’m working on a couple new patterns for this line and my Christmas line.  (I hope to have them completed before market.)

Sanibel will be in stores the end of May/beginning of June from Henry Glass Fabrics. We hope you like it!

About Heather Peterson

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56 Responses to Introducing Sanibel

  1. Elaine S. says:

    Wonderful! Love to see your work!

  2. I love the floral/tile type print, so cute!

  3. Jocelyn says:

    Beautiful fabrics. I live in Florida and we used to drive down to Sanibel Island once in a while. It has the best shell beach around. Your fabrics are cool and refreshing with a little bit of sand mixed in 🙂

  4. Nancy E says:

    Wow! Love the new fabric line & the quilts you made from it.

  5. Jenny says:

    congratulations on a beautiful line of fabrics. it all plays so well with your patterns. i love the plaid like prints!

  6. DianeY says:

    Like it-I love it! The colors are so great. While I know you are thinking quilts, I can see this for dresses for my granddaughters. So many beautiful prints & colors to mix & match! Can’t wait!

  7. Jan says:

    Beautiful colors, beautiful designs, beautiful quilts! Sure did miss you while you were off sewing away!

  8. Rosalie says:

    I must say, I’ve come to the conclusion that you’re my favorite designer. Every time I see your fabrics, I fall in love. These are beautiful. Can’t wait to create with them!

  9. debbie says:

    love them all! They are all gorgeous but love that you include the polka dots and the “looks like bias but it’s not” plaid. I always buy those. I’m also making granddaughter dresses and these would be wonderful.

  10. Laurie says:

    The fabric is wonderful! What gorgeous colors – such beautiful creations will be inspired by you and your mom!

  11. Laurie in Iowa says:

    The new fabric line looks wonderful as do all the quilts.

  12. Janelle says:

    Very cute! I love it.

  13. Mary-Kay says:

    As always you and your mom have another winning combination! I love the fabrics and can’t wait to see and touch them up close. Now just to find a quilt shop that carries your whole line.

  14. Jana says:

    So so cute!! Can’t wait to see it in real life.

  15. Kim says:


  16. Gorgeous fabrics, and gorgeous quilts! At first glance, I thought they were flannels. I don’t know why. They sure look delicious though, so fresh and fun and delightful!


  17. Cindy Lammon says:

    They’re just beautiful! Love the colors!

  18. Karin says:

    Heather- Sanibel is just beautiful and the quilts are scrumptious!! I can’t wait to see this at my local quilt shop. 🙂

  19. susan says:

    Love the new fabric especially the aqua blue. Very pretty prints and colors!

  20. Ruth B says:

    Gorgeous…can’t wait to see them in the stores!

  21. delitealex says:

    love the colors very pretty

  22. Ann says:

    Now I know why you haven’t posted! Great samples! Looks like a great line of fabric and I look forward to seeing it in the shops!

  23. Jennifer says:

    Beautiful – thanks for sharing. Hope my local shop orders this line!

  24. Polly Monica says:

    OMG! They are just gorgeous! And how can I resist a collection named Sanibel? That is where my husband and I had our honeymoon in July of 1978!! Thank you for the wonderful memory-evoking name!! Polly 🙂

  25. Linda P. says:

    Wowza!!! I missed you, but – you are forgiven, hahaha!! These are beautiful, Heather!!

  26. Darlene B says:

    The new fabric is just wonderful! I love all the projects you and your mom have made, too. I can’t wait to make some of these projects (I bought two of your books recently, and can’t wait to get started!)

  27. Great colors, prints and name Heather!! The new patterns are perfect with the fabric too!

  28. So fun!!! I love the colors! The orange is a fun addition. All of your samples are gorgeous too! Love the – well, actually all of them, but I was going to say the “on the run” runner and I still have the “center of attention” quilt on my list of projects waiting for me to get started on! Congratulations.

  29. Dena Martin says:

    Congratulations on your new line of fabric! The prints are wonderful and I love the colors. I’ll be looking for it in my local quilt shop.

  30. Southern Gal says:

    Those are beautifully designed fabrics. I think I’m in love with every single design. Beautiful.

  31. A Betty says:

    I love the free pattern. Churn dash looks are some of my favorites. Very pretty line and as usual, the work you two have done is fantastic. I am working on shams from your book right now. I am also considering texture magic in the flower of Center of Attention. You always inspire me.

  32. Susan says:

    I love the fabrics!! I really like the “beach ball” pattern. That might be in my future!

  33. Mary says:

    Beautiful fabric. I hope I am able to see it in one of my quilt stores. I just loved the wall hanging you did with this fabric. Thanks for the free pattern.

  34. Pam E. says:

    Congratulations on your new fabric line, Heather. Just beautiful! And I especially love the table runner. I’ve been thinking about making a new table runner for my dining room table and this might just be the pattern for it.

  35. Denise in PA says:

    Heather, it’s absolute gorgeous! Can’t wait to be able to get my hands of some of this! (And I’m so glad you include polka dots – I LOVE polka dots!)

  36. mrspatay says:

    Fabrics are beautiful and perfect for projects this time of year! Your work is always so inspiring.

  37. Christy says:

    Absolutely love it! It is so cheery and happy!

  38. Sherri says:

    Sanibel is beautiful! I love every quilt showcased…and can’t wait to see the new designs with it as well!

  39. What a beautiful fabric collection…thanks for that free pattern download link…it is a cutie.

  40. Becky says:

    You got my attention with the name. I absolutely love Sanibel, FL…spent an anniversary there and our son will be there next month for his honeymoon! The fabric line is beautiful and will look for it next month. I’ll have to make a quilt for all the memories of Sanibel.

  41. Alisa says:

    It’s beautiful! I especially like the tangerine and aqua prints together. Very fresh.

  42. Staci says:

    Wow! Love those aqua and citrus colors! Looking forward to seeing this in person. I really love Wildflowers. I’ve got two quilts and two table runners cut out from that yummy stuff, and am eager to get to sewing!

  43. Van & Chris says:

    We are in love!… our new fabrics are beautiful!!!

  44. Sandy Allen says:

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see them in the store. I love the colors.

    Thanks for sharing all your hard work with us!

  45. deb says:

    wow, I love the new fabric. The colors and designs in them are perfect. Can’t wait to buy some.

  46. Sharlene says:

    Wonderful fabric! Will you be bringing it to Thief River Falls for us to see?

  47. Diana says:

    It’s gorgeous! Love the bigger floral prints, I feel my stash might just be growing….

  48. Looks like you hit the jack pot again….Kuddos to you and mom.

  49. Sharon says:

    Love the fabric and the free pattern. Churn dashes and cone flowers–who could ask for more?!

  50. Kim D. says:

    Love the new fabric, congratulations!! You’ve been busy making more beautiful things.

  51. Laura says:

    Both the fabric and the quilts are gorgeous!!

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