I am so excited to finally get to share this! It has been a long time coming and now that it is here, I am just thrilled! I have a now 12 year old son. He likes to sew and I love to sew for him but the older he gets, the harder it is to find age apropriate prints that he likes and is excited about. I started thinking about the things he likes and the things we like to do together. Then I sat down with him and he sketched me some robots and we talked about colors and then I went to work.
This collection is all inspired by him. He has been on a Robotics team for a couple of years that I helped out with. He loves math and science so I included a stripe based on Fibonacci's number. We spend a good amount of time (a very good amount of time!) playing with legos around here so I did a print inspired by those. When it was all designed I asked him what it should be called and he suggested Mechanical Genius so that is how the name came about.
I consulted with him along the way and I think this is a great group of prints that will work well for lots of boys- toddlers, older boys and even Dads. I can't wait to make him a pair of pajamas out of the Fibonacci stripe and a fussy cut robot patch pocket.
I am designing a quilt pattern for these as well. My husband will likely get a laptop bag lined in the blue circuit boards. He works in tech- maybe I should make him a collared shirt out of that print too!
Working with Timeless Treasures has been a dream and they did such a great job with these. The colors are so beautiful and they got all the tiny details I wanted.
Thanks for scrolling all the way down! I hope you love this collection as much as I do. There will be samples of this in the booth at Market this fall and the collection should be in stores by early 2012 though some stores may have it in December. As soon as I know where you can find it I will put a list up on the side bar. The people at Timeless Treasures will have a good idea who will have this in December by early December so feel free to contact them if you have a boy on your holiday list who needs a quilt made out of this.