Big Splash

Today I get to share a new fabric line that I painted up last summer.  It’s called Big Splash and is available through Henry Glass.  It will be in stores in November, but the sales reps are currently showing it to shops for pre order.

The line was inspired by my two little boys and their love of ocean creatures.   We have spent a lot of time reading books about ocean creatures and watching shows with lots of underwater camera shots of pretty creatures.   I can’t wait until they are old enough to go snorkeling and see some of the creatures themselves!


I chose a few of their favorite creatures to make up the main print for the line.  We then put a few of those creatures into a panel and added some coordinating prints.  The photo below shows the entire collection.


The cut squares and rectangles in the right of the photo are part of the patch style panel that you see in the lower corner.  (Panels are very popular with HG’s customers, so they always include one with each line.)  The photo also shows a close up of the “No Pinching” crab print. I knew a print like this had to be part of this line.  About 8 years ago my nephew Gavin wore a shirt to our 4th of July party with a cute little crab on it with the phrase “No Pinching” above it.  Of course my husband got him going by pretending to pinch him and chase him, while saying “No Pinching”.   We now have that hand-me down shirt for our boys and we still play “No Pinching.”


This photo shows a close-up of the submarine print that I included in the line – because when you are a little boy, submarines are super cool 🙂


And a close up of the main ocean print.  These pieces are strike offs, not the final yardage, so there will be some changes made.   Right now the narwhal doesn’t show up,  the crabs look burgundy not red, etc.


I designed a quilt for the free project sheet that represents how I would use the line – including the panel, chevron (borders and binding) and main print.  It will eventually be available for download on Henry Glass’s website.


I also used the chevron to make a few blocks from my Starstruck booklet.  I still find these blocks to be addicting – but finding the right chevron is hard!  This one is perfect for it.


I’m currently using my strike offs to make a few quilts that I will be showing at Schoolhouse and quilt market next month.  I will share more photos when I get a little farther into the projects.



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17 Responses to Big Splash

  1. diane says:

    Wonderful fabrics. Delightful colors and fun prints. Look forward to November.

  2. Karen Wolter says:

    love the fabric, can’t wait for it to be available for us

  3. Moneik says:

    Oh how I love the swirls. I would seriously love those in every color under the sun. They are so elegant.

  4. Susan Lira says:

    I love it all. You did a wonderful job. The chevron blocks that you made up at the end remind me of starfish. There is something for everyone. I love the paisley prints and the bubble prints.

  5. Nancy Augustine says:

    You have another winner here! With three grandsons now, this fabric will be perfect.

  6. Carol Jacobs says:

    while I love having three granddaughters with all the dresses and ruffles and smocking and lace and beads, I am so excited to see your fabric. We have a new addition as of January – a grandson. Not only will this be the fabric for his lap quilt ( each grandchild gets one plus a travel pillow with matching fabric for snuggling while watching movies), I can see little cotton pants out of these.

  7. Love these prints so much!! November can’t come soon enough!

  8. Carol says:

    Nice job, Heather. Super cute!

  9. Kathie L says:

    I’m always looking for a good boy’s print. There are terrific. Thanks for giving us a heads up on what’s in store.

  10. Pris Phillips says:

    Love Love Love the new line!!! But hate to wait until November! I make baby quilts for our local NICU and sea creatures are one of my favorite motifs – especially for the larger quilts I make that remain in the nursery to be used over and over. (We make crib and baby size quilts that are gifted to the families, but I make 60″ square ones to completely cover the huge isolette beds… and they remain in the hospital.) I will definitely watch for your delightful fabric! It’s perfect! Warmly, Pris in Idaho

  11. Connie Gratias says:

    Wow! Love this fabric line!

  12. Sue says:

    You never cease to please. Love it all. Congrats.

  13. Jocelyn says:

    I’m a new grandma, so these prints are really calling to me 🙂

  14. Cindy Hagen says:

    Love the line and can’t wait til it’s available. Also, I stopped at Hickory Sticks in Hannibal MO yesterday and saw your chevron quilts and table runners displayed in the front window and inside the store! The owner and I both agreed that you’re just the nicest person!

  15. Debra Woods says:

    So adorable!

  16. Tina McNamara says:

    Love your new fabric line. The free quilt patteren is adorable.

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