As some of you might know, I am the catalog manager for Connecting Threads. I am responsible for laying out and designing the catalog from start to finish, but I couldn't do it without the wonderful team of people here at Connecting Threads. Take a look at this behind the scenes blog post to find out how the magic happens at the printer!
Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but I have a bit of a problem-- I can’t go anywhere near flannel without reaching out and stroking it. And our flannel is especially nice to touch! So when Big Sky Lodge arrived I started thinking about which quilt I wanted to make. Snapshots was an easy choice: it uses plaid in the borders, and is blue (two more things I’m partial to). I also loved that it showcases the animal print just beautifully.
When it came time to design Big Sky Lodge, I knew immediately I wanted to design a flannel group that was more masculine in nature, yet still gender neutral. We get lots of comments and requests and believe me, we do hear you and we do listen. In my time here, the few flannel groups we’ve had have been feminine and or baby themed, so it was definitely time for a more masculine group.
I love the rich, deep colors found in the Rose Manor Collection.
Reds in shades of wine, with greens of olive and evergreen,
complemented by soft cream, antique, mustard and taupe, bring Rose Manor
I was asked to create a collection using a very popular past collection as inspiration, known as "Twilight Frost". So I gladly took on the task of creatingShimmering Frost to have a similar feel and yet a touch of me included. We wanted to keep with similar colors of blues and greens, but I also wanted to add black and grays since they are very popular these days. I envisioned dark wintery nights, snowflakes falling, icicles forming, and stars gleaming. The motifs are simple and airy, graphic and whimsical.