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.