There will be 16 new patterns released in a couple weeks...as soon as we get back from Spring International Quilt Market! The booth has already been set up...taken down...packed into the freight containers...and shipped off to Salt Lake City (Market is held in the convention center called the "Salt Palace"...don't know why I find that humorous, but I do!) All we have left to do is figure out what clothes to pack! We're so close by (a full day's drive), we'll be driving down...all four of us....me, Sheila, Jan and Phil (The driver who, by the way, is REALLY looking forward to spending 12 hours or so in a car with three women...that is sarcasm if you didn't recognise it!) We'll take our Kindles and IPOD's, and try not to talk non-stop the whole way...I promise! We'll meet Susan in Salt Lake...she's flying in from Jacksonville, FL to help in the booth...can't wait to see her! She's so funny!!!
ANYWAY!....I've only shown you a few of the patterns that we'll be releasing...only the ones that use MY NEW FARIC LINE FROM LECIEN!!!! It's called "Whitewash", and is mostly backgrounds in white, ivory, and pale taupe. There are also redwork reds, a taupe-y gray, charcoal, prints with embroidery images and monograms, and three linens!!! I love this fabric SO MUCH!!! It all works perfectly with the new "French Grays" look....old worn galvanized metals, mercury glass, linens...Thank you to Lecien, Nireko, Matt, and their whole design team for making this such a great experience with such a perfect outcome!!!
I'll show you the entire line a little bit later... BUT!!!! These patterns are made with it! The pillow above is adapted from the front of an old postcard (It has Cosmo's new "Sparkles" floss on it in places...looks like mica or glitter!...the back of the pillow is below. Yup, kind of two patterns in one! The front was done on linen, the back on the "Postcard" print.
floss and embellished with beads and some old lace.
Well....hope you liked the preview of the fabric line! I'd better get back to work on the newsletters about the pattern release...and the catalog pages....and the ............OOoooooo!......there's so much to do!!