Friday, September 24, 2010

Presenting Magic Garden!

Here it is!! It seems like it takes forever to get a collection just how you want it and then there it is! And then I have to wait for yardage! This fabric designing is a good exercise in patience for me. I am so happy with how this one turned out. It is a little smaller collection and I am already so excited to sew with it. Color wise I went in a direction I didn't expect and am happy with how it landed. I love my yard, I love to go outside and see what is growing at any given time of the year. I love to see how it changes one day to the next and one season to the next. It seems like magic to me, all the goings on- that buzz you feel when you are outside. I was stumped on the name so I got my favorite 8 year old intern and daughter to help me out. She came up with "Magic Garden" and it felt good to both of us. She is thrilled and proud that she gets to participate in this with me and I am thrilled and proud too that she enjoys doing this with me. The first colorway is "Petals". I wanted something feminine but not too youthfully girly. I hope I hit that spot. This first print is a little bit bigger scale and it is a panel stripe. The floral stripe with its leafy border runs the length of the fabric , repeating three times over the width. I think it will work so well for little girl skirts, aprons, bags. I can't wait to get my hands on this one.




I call this one tiny flowers.


plaid- I love how the linear feel of this plaid works with the rest of the collection.



Butterflies. I think this would be a great wallpaper too! Couldn't you see a bathroom in it?





wandering vines- because that is pretty much what they are doing...






I took these prints to my sewing group last night. One friend said she thought this one looked like a birds eye view of cupcakes- I think she is on to something.



Spider web. I think this feels like a dew sprinkled web.


One more circle posies because I just couldn't pick one!


This colorway is called Indian Summer. We have amazing Indian Summers here in the Pacific Northwest. It gets hot during the day- dry so everything is a little crunchy and fading but still vibrant and the sun hits an angle that makes everything glowy and magical.




















So there it is! It feels good to be able to share! I hope everyone loves it! Blue Hill will be showing and taking orders at Quilt Market in October. I already have a quilt pattern or two worked up for it. You can be sure I will share it with you as soon as I get it together!


39 comments:

happy zombie said...

FIRST!

happy zombie said...

You have outdone yourself my friend. OUT. DONE. This is going going to be a huge hit... I just know it! It's so beautiful and you are so amazing and so awesome!!!!

Betty Crocker Ass said...

Wow! it's rare that I like everything in a line. But I love all of these! all of them! nice job...can wait to get some and make some kick butt things!

Terri said...

You did it again Mo. Lovley prints, I can;t wait to see them up close

Heather said...

aaak! Mo... i am soooOOoo excited for you! seeing the mark ups in person makes me have an additional attachment to these fabrics!! they are amazing just like you my dear!! i can NOT wait to get my greedy little hands on them!!!

xo

Strikkelise said...

Wow. I can't really say which is my favourite, but it may be the black petals border. Or the pink spider web. It's amazing how you manage to coordinate so many beautiful patterns that are different but still belong together. Congratulations! (could you maybe make a wallpaper out of the tiny flowers at the bottom? Thank you. :) )

mushroomvillagers said...

Love it, but you already know that! Can't get over how cool those spider webs are.

LoveCrafting said...

Magic is Right.ON! Truly beautiful designs. congratulations!

rderrett said...

Absolutely beautiful. Indian Summer colourway is just stunning to me.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous!!!!! I LOVE them all too!!!!

Dianne said...

gorgeous! i'm definitely more drawn to indian summer...because i love th4e bold rather than the pastel!

wishes, true and kind said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, and more gorgeous!!! I can't wait to get my hands on these beauties! You are fabulous, Mo!

Dogwood said...

I love them all. They are all beautiful and fun and happy colors. I am still loving and having fun with my fabric from you. Thanks again! I treasure it.

Jill said...

really beautiful collection! Can't wait to see it in person!

Highland Monkey's said...

I don't know which one I like the best.....all of them!

Valerie said...

More like "Magic Garden by Magic Mo" if you ask me! That's awesome!

dokiquilts said...

this is so pretty--congratulations! i especially love the "cupcakes" fabric!

Thirza said...

Beautiful collection, absolutely gorgeous!

Richelle said...

love love love!!! Mo, these are soooo great. Thanks for sharing, wish I had time to sew ;)
Miss you x
Richelle

Jenean said...

Just gorgeous!! I love them all!

Kristin said...

Congratulations on finally being able to share with the world! Beautiful collection--can't wait to get it!

Hip Fabric said...

Love it Mo!! Can't wait to get my hands on some!!

Amber said...

oh wow MO - it's so gorgeous!!

Allisa Jacobs said...

absolutely gorgeous, just can't wait! Love the bold colors & crisp designs. Congrats to you !

Tammy Gilley said...

Love, love, LOVE IT!!! xotammy

megan said...

Loving the Indian summer palette! Congratulations!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Love the warm bright sunny colors and the PLAID!!

Sabah said...

I was scrolling through, just looking at photos, and thought oh! nice, Ah! nice, you know what I'd like nex-wow niiiice.
Then just as I'm thinking I love it, but need something bolder right now, you Indian Summer'ed me. Well played.

When can I get some?

Lee Ann said...

I am loving the Indian Summer palate.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I want some and I don't want to wait! It's gorgeous!

Jill Bagley said...

ahhh---where do i begin?? hmmm---i have lots of plans!! so inspring!! cant wait to experiment and make a bunch a great stuff with it!!
LOVE the Scales!! the butterfly and the big flower scales are so great!! they will go so cute with all the delicate, littler print----great job!! yay!

projectanthologies said...

Congratulations! It is wonderful!

live a colorful life said...

Absolutely stunning. I can't wait!

Lori said...

I want, I want, I want... especially that dew sprinkled spider web one!!!!

Duff said...

I just saw your line on Talk Fabric; you've made it easy for me to say "no" to other fabrics as I patiently await yours to become available! I have plans in mind for the Indian Summer line♥

Sheree Schattenmann of Sheree's Alchemy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can't wait to play with this. Also tracked down your first line (not sure how I missed that!).

It was so great to meet you at Market. You and Monica really made my day!

Talk soon!
Sheree

Moon said...

Beautiful! Bet it'll be even better in person!!

trish said...

Mo...these are really wonderful! I LOOOOOOVVVEEE the color combinations. I mean really really LOVE! Nice work! and Congrats!

Biz said...

Oh my goodness!
I used the Party Dress fabric to make my cousin's 1st quilt and now that she has a sister I am in love with this fabric and set on using it to make her sister a quilt! I just hope I can find somewhere to purchase it!!!!