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I'm so excited that my latest collection Sun Kissed Harvest is finally out! I really enjoyed designing this collection!! What started as a painting has been nicely translated to fabric for you to enjoy!
When it came time to design another fall collection I wanted to make sure I made a group that had a different flare than my Maple Skies collection from last year. I really wanted to paint the designs to give it a more dimensional and textured aesthetic. I also wanted to change up the palette and incorporate some colors that would make it slightly more modern, with Greys and Stone and an emphasis on Yellows and Oranges. Strangely enough, I’m not a huge sun flower enthusiast naturally but I really wanted to design a group with them and love love LOVE how the focal “Sunflower Bouquet” turned out. I love it so much I designed an embroidery based on it! (see that in my next blog)
After I painted the focal, I knew I wanted to work on a pumpkin and gourd print, so “Gourds” became the secondary focal. And I made a point to make this 2 directional so it would be a bit more versatile when working with it.
Then I painted “Aspen Trees”, and really loved the feel of this. In this case, by nature of the design, it was automatically a one directional print. But I loved that quality and thought it felt fresh and contemporary.
The "Wheat Sprigs" print is one of my favorites, it’s so simple yet I just love the colors and composition. And it’s a print that can be mixed with so many things.
As a coordinate, I also knew that I wanted to do a print that looked like burlap…and so “Faux Burlap” was born. I love the texture in this print!!
I have to say, this is one of my favorite collections to date. I just feel it’s a good combination of country and modern all at the same time. Our quilt designers did a great job in creating an awesome mix of kits that are really great in this collection. Here are some of my favorites.
Autumn Blanket by Ann Johnson
Anita’s Pot Holders by Sue Terpin
And Sun Kissed Modern Mary Jane Bag by Loft Creations.
I really hope you enjoy it as much as I do.