It feels amazing to finally share what I’ve quietly been working on these past 10 months! It’s a bit surreal. In my quiet, sleeping home as I type this and reflect on everything, I feel so grateful. Grateful for my family that helped watch the kiddos countless hours, for my amazing & supportive husband, and for the encouraging community I’ve found on social media that inspire me to do more – first with my book, and now this.
Last year was, without a doubt, one of the busiest and most fulfilling years of my life. This post sums up a chunk of it, and I’ve started drafting a heartfelt post (separate from this ) to share my fabric design journey and how I did it, but first…I just gotta introduce my fabric to you all…
Hello World!…please meet my first fabric collection called High Tea for Lecien Fabrics! I am so excited to see all the beautiful things you create with my collection!
High Tea for Lecien Fabrics will be available in stores this Summer 2016! If you are a shop owner, you are more than welcome to use any of my High Tea photographs that you see on my blog. Pre-cut fabrics of High Tea (jelly rolls, charm squares, layer cakes, fat quarter bundles, etc. will also be available!).
Also…a quick note to say thank you for hopping over and taking a look…whether you’re a long-time follower and have seen me on this crazy-quilting journey, or you are new to my blog: a very warm welcome to you!
Okay, I’ll stop blabbering (for now) and show you the fabric! Warning: this is a photo heavy post! Lots of pretty pics of my fabric taken from every angle possible, lol! I hope you enjoy them.
So…last week was so dark and grey here in Seattle, and I swear there was this annoying cloud hovering over my house, just laughing and shaking it’s puffy finger at me. The first glimpse of sun rays came out, and I started snapping photos like a crazed woman. I probably snapped over 200 photos. I was in ‘the zone’, not even my 4 yr old dared to interrupt me. Anyway, first world struggles for quilters. We must have good light!
…more photos for your viewing pleasure… 🙂
The High Tea collection consists of 6 colorways in 6 different prints. The colorways are Fig Red, Butter Cream, Green Tea, Dusty Pink, Brown Sugar and Cottage Blue.
Here is a glimpse of ‘Fig Red.’ Red is my favorite color so it was a must-have in my first collection.
This is ‘Dusty Pink’…
I wanted a pink for little girls, and for grown-up girls too. And so I created ‘Dusty Pink’…it has a romantic and mature feel to it, but it can also be cutesy and girly-girl depending on how it’s used.
This color way is called ‘Butter Cream.’ I usually shy away from yellows, but not this one…it’s a very soft and warm yellow that compliments the other colors beautfully.
This is the ‘Green Tea’ colorway. This is actually one of the first colors I came up with, and then based all of the other colors in the collection off of it. I was drawn to the peaceful feel of it.
The sun was starting to hide again, hence the slightly darker photo. So here’s another angle of ‘green tea.’
‘Green Tea’ paired with ‘Fig Red’ will give you a beautiful Christmas bundle that doesn’t scream reindeers and snowmen.
This colorway is called ‘Brown Sugar.’ It’s a soft brown, kind of taupe-ish color. I love the subtle earthy-tone of this one, and it looks fantastic paired with ‘Dusty Pink.’
Lastly, this is ‘Cottage Blue.’ I apologize for the dark lighting (it’s that cloud again…that’s right, I’m passive aggressive towards Seattle’s clouds). I love how this one looks paired with ‘Butter Cream.’
And here’s a more detailed glimpse of the mini florals in my collection.
I will be at Spring Quilt Market this May 2016 with Lecien Fabrics in Salt Lake City. If you happen to be there, please stop by and say hello!
Again, thank you for taking a peek at my new collection. Now it’s time to get busy making stuff with it!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead!