Guess what! I have a new fabric line!
It was a busy a spring for me and I had high hopes of showing my new fabric line and quilt patterns at Quilt Market in Salt Lake a couple months ago, but at the last minute I needed to travel home to be with my family. While I was disappointed to miss market, I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else but with my folks. Luckily we have the magical internet…probably an even better way to share my new stuff!
This newest fabric line is called Wing & Leaf. It’s a companion collection to my first line with MODA called Wrens & Friends. This time the focus is on fanciful leaves, feathers, butterflies, and raindrops. You’ll also find some new colors brought to the forefront that were only background players in that first collection. There are 40 prints in 6 color ways so mixing and matching prints should be easy peasy whether you choose a monochromatic or multicolor palette for your project.
When I designed this group, I envisioned it bringing a little bit of sophistication to baby quilts and little girl’s dresses; two of my most favorite things to sew. This is our niece, Stella, wearing a sweet little dress I made from a pattern by Liesl Gibson of Oliver + S. It’s called “Family Reunion.”
I also made the red butterfly dress from her pattern called “Ice Cream.” I’m in love with their vintage details: contrasting trim and notches in the neckline and pockets on the red one, and the tucks and button tab on the yoke of the white one.
I enhanced the yoke and tab detail and the sleeve edges by adding a narrow piping in the red print, and small covered buttons too. I like to use added piping whenever I can because I appreciate how it can enhance the shape and details in a project. Sort of like an outline in a drawing. For this dress I used a heavy cotton kitchen yarn as the piping cord to keep it small and delicate. I’m really happy with how both dresses turned out and I love having a little girl to sew for again. It’s been a while!
So that’s the fabric! It will be shipping to stores in August, though you may be able to find the precuts now.
In the next few days I’ll also be sharing 3 new quilt patterns I’ve designed to coordinate with this fabric line. I’ve so enjoyed the process of designing them, making or having them made, and writing up and printing the patterns. I’m hoping you all will like them too and find them fun to make.
Until then, happy sewing!