After my fabric announcement and the hustle and bustle leading up to it, it hadn’t really sunk in that I have my own fabric collection until I finally got some one-on-one, quiet quilting time with my fabrics. It felt pretty amazing!
When designing this collection, it was challenging having to choose which prints we would move forward with and which didn’t make the final cut. I felt like I was abandoning some of my favorite prints. But after spending time actually using the fabrics and making quilt blocks out of them, I am extremely happy with the variety of solids, small and large prints as well as the final color selection for the High Tea collection!
Having been inspired by vintage china dishes and tea cups, I would describe my High Tea fabrics to be a very delicate collection. They are softer colors, but the butter cream (yellow) and brown sugar (taupe) adds warmth to the collection, and the red gives it that extra pop of color that brings out all the strawberries and florals.
For my first quilt using High Tea, I wanted to go with a classic block to go with the vintage theme. I chose a churn dash block, and I absolutely love the result! I will eventually be providing a free pattern for this quilt, so be on the lookout! =)
Red is my favorite color, so this collection had to have red!
I am patiently waiting for more of my sample fabrics to ship to me so that I can finish this quilt. As soon as I get those, I’ll post another update on my progress.
I gotta say that it sure feels nice to be quilting again! Everything leading up to this didn’t leave much room for sewing. =)
I hope you enjoyed seeing my progress. =) Looking forward to sharing more on this one!
Thanks for stopping in and reading me- have a wonderful weekend ahead!
This style is one of my favorites. Congratulations, I love it.
what a beautiful collection congratulations. Fingers crossed it comes to the UK unfortunately lots of fabrics are not available here and shipping and tax make them too pricy to buy fromUSA
Thank you! I think Lecien Fabrics is pretty good about getting their fabrics shipped worldwide – crossing my fingers too!
Congratulation on your beautiful fabric line.
Pam from Canada
PS. I love red too!
I love this new line of fabrics you have designed, especially the strawberries. Are you doing the quilt as you go method on this quilt? Congratulations on your fabric line.
Thank you! I think i’ve decided to not finish this one via QAYG, but my next quilt using these fabrics will definitely be QAYG! =)
And amazingly you’ve accomplished all this with a tiny baby in the mix….not to mention your other sweet little guy 🙂 I’m just waiting for these fabrics to appear at the shops, I find myself looking forward to your next blog post….now I’ll be anticipating the pattern, too!
you are so sweet – thank you so much for your kind comments – happy quilting!!!
It’s a lovely dainty and delicate collection, and you are making it really pop! Can’t wait to get some…xx
Thank you! Dainty is a wonderful way to describe the collection! happy quilting!
Oooh Churn dash blocks look great in your fabrics! I love all of it and hope to procure some soon.
Thank you for your kind words!!! happy quilting!
Beautiful fabric! I love it. Adorable blocks!
Lovely blocks! The colors are so soft and chic!
Thank you for your kind words! Glad you like it! =) Happy quilting!
I am trying to send you an email and am having problems doing so using google. A while back you showed alot of SHIKI by In The Beginning fabrics for sale- do you still have any? Please reply with my email listed below in details. thank you
Hello – i no longer have a fabric shop – sorry!
Congratulations for you tutorial, for a first one it’s a big success, it’s very interesting and well done.
Thank you so much
Congrats! Super Exciting!