Of things to come…


There is always work to do. I hope y’all have noticed that I have been making an effort to keep up with my blog. I believe this makes three weeks in a row, a personal record for a self absorbed lazy bum like me, YAY!

So I would like to introduce you to the first sketch in my new line due out eons from now. Seriously, I think it’s something like three light years away. It’s always like this. It seems so far away from having fabric in my greedy little hands that I can barely stand it. Then it’s here, I have a couple of weeks to make some samples and boom! it’s all over and the next deadline approaches like it’s running from a three headed chicken. I wouldn’t trade it for anything but it still makes the day to day stuff a little hard to keep up with. Things like laundry just pale in comparison and I end up suck in a “where’s the beef” t-shirt and a pair of bermuda shorts. It could be worse.

34 Responses to “Of things to come…”

  1. can’t wait! This looks to be just as wonderful as ALL the others!

  2. Looks beautiful.

    I’m really interested – are you drawing onto the grid, or are your sketches on tracing paper over the grid paper?

    The colours look really different, are the swatches just for colour, or are those fabrics part of the new line as well.

    Thanks so much for showing us your work in progress – it is such an interesting career. I pore over my book of the drawings William Morris did to work out repeats. It fascinates me.

  3. I’m feeling tingly already.
    This is going to be STUNNING!!!

  4. I love that each time you show us the actual design process. I had no idea how fabric go to be the way is was until I first read your blog. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I really like! I like how the flowers are very subtle but not “old” looking.

  6. It is going to be pretty as always!!! I personally like ‘where’s the beef t-shirts and burmuda shorts!”

  7. I love the bird! Your fabrics are so inspiring to me!

  8. The swatches are part of the line as well. This collection will be introduced at market in October. I just have a few little snippets right now.

  9. birds and trees… you make me soo happy! i went to quilt festival in long beach this weekend and found a jelly roll of full moon forest and 4 yards of the owls!! i almost passed out!

  10. This is going to be wonderful. You are so talented!

  11. Oh! This is so amazing. I love love love seeing the art in progress.

  12. I really like this you should check out a similar design that Cabbagequilts.blogspot.com had posted. I can’t wait for yours to come out, I just love bird prints!

  13. I Frickin LOVE it!!!!!!! It’s beautiful, and the bird is so magic/medieval looking.
    Really can’t wait to see it in fabric form and make something delicious from it…



  14. Love your drawing. The fabric will be stunning!

  15. Eeeeep! And I just stockpiled an obscene amount of Neptune for my living room color scheme, guess I just found my master bedroom quilt fabric!

  16. Gorgeous, even your sketches are to die for! I can’t wait to see what is coming!

  17. I’m sure that this fabric collection will be worth the wait. When I zoomed on the image, I saw the filename, Tailfeathers. How perfect! Will that be the title of the newest creation?

  18. Can’t wait to see the new fabric! At least I have Hushabyee to keep me content while I wait. . . . . But please, can’t ya hurry this up a bit?

  19. I love it! I’m sure the whole collection is going to be GORGEOUS!!!!

  20. Yay! I just got some out of print fabric of yours at a quilt market. I bought the last 2 yards on the bolt! It was very exciting ;)

  21. I can’t wait to see this fabric! It looks like it will be awesome, like all of the other fabrics you’ve done. I too like that you show some of the steps to designing fabric. This is something I’ve been interested in pursuing for awhile. What is your educational background? Can you recommend any books about fabric design that would give more insight?


  22. All I can say is Ooo la la!!

  23. OMG, it is so exciting to get a sneek peek at what you are working on. I am anxiously awaiting Hush-a-bye, and last night I was petting some brown bunny fabric that I truly love. Please don’t leave the fabric world for surfboard painting!

  24. I think I am in love with you! Every collection has been delicious :-D

  25. The bird reminds me of an Australian Lyrebird – a wonderful bird who can mimic many sounds such as cameras clicking, chain saws in the forest, and many other bird sounds – though very very shy and hard to find in the rainforest – it too has a beautifully plumed tail very much like yours!

  26. I fell in love with Hushabye – I want to make my girlfriend a baby quilt with this fabric….but now I think I love Plume! So many quilts, so little time…..

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