Note: If you are a shop owner, you are more than welcome to use any of these photos on your website or social media to help promote La Conner. 🙂 Thank you in advance!
I am so excited to finally be sharing with you all my second collection for Lecien Fabrics, called La Conner! As you can imagine, it was super busy last year working on this and my 2nd book. It feels wonderful finally getting to enjoy the benefits of all those late nights and hard work! I’ve dedicated this post to sharing photos of the fabric. So warning: this is a fabric-photo-heavy post! 😉
But first, a little bit about my collection:
Ever since I was a little girl it’s been an annual tradition to escape the city of Seattle and drive one hour north to La Conner, Washington. While La Conner is known for their breathtakingly endless fields of flowers, my fond memories are drawn from the charming town that is also home to a historic quilt museum and the local u-pick strawberry farms in the valley. I long for the peaceful serenity one gets from exploring the fields of flowers on a rainy and quiet, off-season day. I hope my collection will bring forth some of the charm and serenity that I’ve found and hold dear in La Conner, Washington.
This is a photo of La Conner’s Quilt and textile museum, with my quilts (from my 2nd book) draped on the fence.
I took the above photo a few weeks ago, on a rainy and quiet day in La Conner, WA.
As promised, here are more photos of the fabric which I must say was a complete challenge! trying to photograph since we’ve pretty much had non-stop rain and gray skies here in Seattle. So I apologize if the photos look a little dark. I pretty much was huddled in the brightest spot of my dining room, photographing my fabric next to our window.
I may be a bit biased 😉 but the fabric is much more stunning in person. That being because the fabric shimmers! Can you see it? It’s a bit hard to tell from a photo, but some of the prints (like the leaves on the mini florals) have a hint of metallic gold or metallic silver, creating a lovely shimmer.
The colorways I went with and had fun naming are: cranberry (reds), peony (pinks), sage (light green), evergreen (darker green), blueberry (dark blue), wicker (brown) and rain (aqua). Can you tell I was going with a garden theme? 😉
Here’s the whole collection, all 36 prints. La Conner is debuting at Spring Quilt Market this May at Lecien Fabrics booth. I will be there as well, so please stop by and say hello! I believe I will also be doing a school house presentation to show off some of the projects and talk La Conner.
Oh! And before anyone from Washington asks me…no, there are no tulip prints in the collection, despite the name. LOL, *sigh*. Yes, I regret not putting a tulip print. but at the time when I was designing the fabric (months ago during the Winter), I was more inspired by the charming little town of La Conner and my childhood memories visiting there, rather than their fields of tulips.
La Conner collection is great for both Winter and Summer. The deeper green, blues, wicker (brown) and cranberry could totally work for a Christmas project. While the aqua, sage and pinks are lovely for Summer. The red and blue are classic colors that work for summertime as well.
You can see some of the gold and silver metallic shimmer in the photos below.
The strawberry patches print above was inspired from the U-pick strawberry patches in the valley by La Conner.
Here’s a fun market project I have planned for La Conner. Pattern coming soon! I have some mini quilts coming as well.
If I had to choose my fave colorway in the collection, I’d have to say these greens (evergreen and sage)…
…With these blues not too far behind! (blueberry and rain).
As always, thank you so much for reading me and following my quilty endeavors! Time to get sewing!
Your new line of fabric is beautiful. Congratulations
Beautiful. Maybe you can help me. I need a 5×5″ piece of the original Strawberry Fields solid strawberry red (or the greenish teal) to finish a project and saw that you had made a quilt with the original collection. Would you have a scrap left? The revisited Strawberry Fields does not have the solids in the right colors and I can’t find anyone who has the original line. Thanks in advance for your help.
Your new fabric collection is scrumptious, Jera! I can’t wait to hold La Connor! -Jesn
Great job! Not sure how you’ve found the time to even breathe lately! Lol! The fabrics are gorgeous! I hope to see these in my LQS!
The you collection is lovely! Love the hint of shimmer!
Beautiful collection. The first time I have wanted a whole collection. And the shimmer is just the perfect amount. Looking for your new book, I have the first one but I don’t even know thee name of thee second one. But I will find it.
Enjoy your Sunday.
Duh, no wonder I haven’t seen it. Looking forward to August and September.
Gorgeous fabric. Can’t wait to purchase La Conner!
Beautiful collection. We moved last August from Ca to Texas. I am hoping to find your collection in one of the fabric stores here. Loved all your pictures.
Very pretty Jera. I like the greens too and of course the red.
Now I have to find out more about La Connor WA.
Congratulations, Jera! Your new collection is so, so pretty! I can’t wait to order them for my shop over here in Germany. Yay 🙂
I feel like everyone else. It’s a beautiful line. Can’t wait to get some, although I’m not supposed to be buying fabric right now. May……that sounds good.
Lovely collection, I see a vintage vibe, especially in your second photo. Beautiful quilt, too! If I could only choose one block for all my quilts, it would have to be stars 🙂
Stunning and oh so sweet! We can’t wait to get your new collection in our shop. Thank you for sharing.
I think I may have to plan a weekend roadtrip someday…I’d love to see the town and visit that museum. Oh, and I love your new collection. As soon as I saw the first picture, my heart melted a little. 🙂 I bet your mom is very proud of you!
Love the new collection, love that you announced it on Tulip Festival weekend. I sure do miss tulip time, I moved from WA. 30 years ago, and have never made it back at the right time of year. I was there last week, and the tulips are behind schedule. Darn that mother nature anyway. I thought the Quilt Museum moved, I had tried to find it last year and could not and thought I had read that it had closed?
your new fabrics are wonderful I can’t wait to see them up close
Wow! I cannot wait until this comes out. I want a bunch of it! So beautiful!!
An amazing collection! Love the colors and all the designs. Looking forward to the day comes to the public.
Beautiful fabric! I love the touch of gold!
Fun, fabulous and such stunning fabrics. Love your collections.. What stores will it be available in?
This is a beautiful quilt! Do you have a pattern available for sale? I don’t need a quilt as you go, but i love how this is pieced. Please email me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m excited!!! Simply beautiful fabric that I will be delighted to buy and use.
I got a little question for you. I’ve been living in Japan for about 10 years and I’m a big fan of Lecien, which as you well know, is from Japan. I am wondering if your beautiful collections are available here. I’m a bit far from the big centers now, having moved to the countryside a few years ago, so I don’t have access to big syores, but I would sure love to see them in my local fabric shop.
Love reading you!
Where can I buy your new line? I live near Lancater, Pa.
love your new line, how far are you from Newport Oregon?
I can’t figure out how to download the free pattern.
How pretty, makes me want to sew more. Granddaughters would love the prints.
I saw this quilt on Pinterest and it stopped me with it’s gorgeous fabric AND the name. Since I live in Anacortes, I wondered if the designer lived anywhere nearby. You’re in Seattle, pretty close! I adore the Gaches Mansion and the lovely quilts displayed there. I’ll give your quilt a go with material on hand. But when the All Clear sounds, I’ll be back in my favorite quilt shop to look for your fabric line. So pretty!
How can I buy your fabric collection in Germany?
I want to make the QAYG with the La Conner lace but I can’t find the vanilla lace anywhere or really anything quite like it. Do you know if I can buy it somewhere?