Thursday, June 11, 2015

Florianna Fabric Collection

My collection "Florianna" with P&B Textiles is OUT in stores...I am so excited!

I have been secretly working with P&B Textiles on this project, a collection of fabric from my floral still-life paintings for the quilt market, since 2013. P&B approached me, and we worked together to develop this colorful, fun flowery collection. Above are samples of most of the designs. The main print, the sunny floral is the inspiration for the collection. The citrus-y oranges, petal pinks, and summery yellows look like summer and feels like sunshine. I love the painterly feel, dee-lish and imperfect

The fabric is absolutely yummy, and the coordinates are fabulously useful! (I am making a summer top from the green polkadot!).  I recently did a talk on the collection at the Pine Needle in Lake Oswego, Oregon. It was so much fun to see folks ordering yardage and seeing it walk out the door happy quilters adding to their stash. Gerri, the owner of the Pine Needle commented. "The Florianna collection is a combination of geometrics and traditional floral/leaf patterns, and will appeal to traditional quilters as well as mod girl. It is a nice combination of prints."

This is the block print that features my florals. Next post I will feature the Modern Garden quilt pattern I designed to feature the collection.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Sophie's Choice

Sophie's cozy spot. Warm, cozy, and glowy. Loved painting in oils, it was challenging and different from acrylics, which I usually use.