My new fabric collection with Quilting Treasures called “Dream Boats” is now in stores. Below is a photo of the main print with a few of the coordinates. There are 12 prints total. The main design started out as a fun doodle of a wave and I eventually added sailboats and islands. An adventurous dream vacation to cure the winter blues.
First I wanted to show the two paintings that inspired Gypsy wind, my most recent fabric collection. These were commissioned pieces for an educational publishing company to be printed on brochures, CD’s and other collateral. They had asked for purely abstract artwork with a Paul Klee feel. I was specially thrilled to do these since Paul Klee is one of my favorite artists.
I was equally thrilled when P&B textiles asked me to try a fabric collection with a similar idea and feel. Here is the original main print I designed for them. The artwork was painted with gouache and pastel. I then handed painted and inked all the patterns and textures and scanned them into photoshop as layers. Putting this one into repeat and keeping the colors down to 18 couldn’t have been easy but P & B textiles did a great job with it.
Below are some examples of the printed product made into some fun pillows and a quilt, displayed at Quilt Market.
One of my favorite parts of designing fabric, as I’ve probably mentioned before is just seeing all the wonderful things people make out of it. Designing the fabric is just the beginning. Here are a few unique gift ideas I’ve found using some of my collections. These are tiny books made from my Panzy Pazazz collection. They are available on this on-line shop called Pitle.
I love these adorable handmade doll beds by Payne Street Doll Boutique. The bedding is made from my Chloe collection.
Another fun find is this headband by PurpleLicious also made out of the Chloe collection.
I have yet to attend the Fall Market, but I was sent a photo of the display for “Gems of the Sea”. I always love to see what wonderful and fun items people make out of the fabric.
The quilt is called “Deep Sea Delights” by Heidi Pridemore. The shirt and beach ball were made by Terry Caselton. The shirt was made from a pattern by Simplicity-#3852 & the shorts were from a pattern by Kwik Sew #3079. The adorable beach ball was her own design. You can click on image for a larger view.
This is a watercolor, pastel and fabric painting I created about a year ago that became the inspiration for my new fabric collection with P & B Textiles called “Gems of the Sea”. This was a super fun collection to create because for one I just love sea turtles! Not to mention all the other wonderful undersea life like tiny delicate sea horses and dazzling fish.