It feels sort like a birthday because there has been many many months of preperation and thought and effort that went into all of this. I have kept this in the bag for a long time now, but today is the day I get to spill the beans! I have wanted to do my own line of fabric for about forever and it has finally come together. I am so excited (and nervous!) to be putting this out in the world finally! I have partnered with Blue Hill Fabrics and couldn't be happier to be working with such wonderfully nice people. So I would like to introduce to you, Party Dress!
Fiesta is the first colorway- bright and fun and a little more saturated. There are nine prints total in three colorways. When I was a kid, you had play clothes and school clothes and party dresses. Everyday was for those Hee Haw overalls (yes, really!) and special days you got to bring out the beautiful dresses and shiny shoes that you had to save for only the best and funnest of days. I wanted the collection to have that fun and celebratory feel to it.
This print (above) is called Diamond Garden and it was the first one I really hashed out and the rest of the collection drafted off of it. I can't wait to see a big huge piece of it in fabric!
I made these sheets to show what the fabrics would look like pieced next to each other and the folks at Blue Hill said, let's do this as a print. I love that idea and can't wait to make a baby quilt with a big fat ruffle edge on it with it.
Here is Shindig. I love blue and I think this came together nicely with those pretty greens and that little hot pop of pink.
And last but not least, a nice softer version, Soiree. It is the first colorway I did when I was working the designs up. I used to be an apparel designer and I designed a lot of these with girl's clothes in mind. Though my daughter would like a set for her bedroom out of this.
So there you have it! I am so excited to say that Blue Hill will be showing it at Quilt Market this week! I won't be able to make it there myself this time but do go and say hi to Dan and Roger in booths 956-960. I hope so much that it makes you want to sew up something cute for someone special! Thanks for hanging on to the end of this post and thanks for indulging me with my big reveal! And I have to say Thanks to Kristin for all of her help and support on this and Paula was very helpful too! Thanks girls!
Hmmmm- blogger seems to be cutting off some of the pictures- If you click on them you can see the whole thing. I will need to fix that!