Saturday, March 26, 2011

March Madness (and a sneak peak!)

I'm sure like most Americans, you're at least familiar with "March Madness", if not full out obsessed. But what about "Modern Madness", the fabric lover's version of bracket competition? If you haven't seen this yet, make a visit to Fat Quarterly to see what form of March Madness they have going on.

Joel and I are flattered that the voters have chosen Joel's Modern Meadow collection to advance to the "Sweet 16". We feel pretty good about our chances to move to the Elite 8. But then, we felt pretty good about BYU's chances to advance from the Sweet 16, only to watch their dream season come to a brutal end against Florida the other night. And to see Jimmer take such a beating...that was tough to watch.

We don't watch a lot of sports on T.V. at our house, which is probably a good thing. I was so tense and on edge during the game that I could hardly respond to anyone without a snappy tone, and in some cases, didn't even hear when someone was talking to me because I was so focused on the game. Joel's not sure he'll let me watch another sporting event on television in the future. I don't think he's seen that side of me in the 13+ years we've been married.

Anyway, last week I promised you a sneak peak of Joel's new Heirloom collection. After waiting impatiently for our advance yardage to arrive, I was pretty darn excited when two large boxes arrived Thursday afternoon filled with pretty piles of fabric.

So here you go; three vibrant colorways of a stunning collection of classic-modern prints in cotton, cotton sateen and, for our first time, voile and laminated substrates!

RUBY

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SAPPHIRE

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CITRINE

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Please wish Joel and me (especially me, as I don't handle stress as well as he does) a productive 6 weeks of designing and sewing before we head to Market in Salt Lake.

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25 comments:

Clumsy Chord said...

Best of luck to both of you :D

I really love the colours in the citrine and sapphire, and oh the ruby too. (But so much pink, which is my fabric nemesis. You just can't get away from it.) But I especially like that purple and green combination in the sapphire pile, and also the purple and blue in that top fabric and that wavy shell looking one 7 down. The citrine just reminds me of spring right now, so bright and fresh looking, which I need right now since it's snowing here. Again. (Winter just NEEDS to go away.)

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

I'm blown away and super excited. I wish I could buy all of it RIGHT NOW!! Is the collection called "Heirloom?"

Bari said...

Wow! Those colors are FANTASTIC! What a great line!

Kori said...

This is absolutely stunning! Forget the other new lines I've been saving my money for, Heirloom has moved to the top of my list. The Citrine colorway is my favorite...and sateen and voile? Heaven.

Suzanne said...

I just wanted to say thank you for the pattern you freely gave on DIY dish. I made the little birdie and it's so cute. Love your fabric collections. They are beautiful! Citrine speaks to me!

H2Ogirl said...

I love the preview. I love the things that you keep coming out with. I'll be stashing lots of the citrine when it comes out.

Angelina S. said...

Looking forward to some skirts & dresses from the voiles & sateen! Any idea which prints will be available on the other substrates?

Lovely lovely collection. I can't wait to get my mitts on some!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I've been voting for you guys over at Fat Quarterly! These new fabrics are breathtaking!! Those colours, Wow!! and the patterns look amazing!! Very exciting!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

And I wish you lots of productive fun sewing!! Wish we could come and help :)

Becky said...

oh DROOL! Those fabrics are gorgeous!! Can't wait to get my hands on it.
I've been voting for you over at modern madness. Modern Meadow is one of my all time favs!

Stephanie said...

Fun colorways. Wishing you lots of success with your sewing. Looking forward to seeing all of the new project. I really enjoy the variety of new fabrics such as laminate and voile`.

Elizabeth D. said...

Thank you so much for this preview, you absolutely made my day! I always adore your collections (just bought a bunch of Aviary 2, in fact!), but I think this might just be my new favorite! Wow! I love the bright colorways and can't wait until this is available. Good luck getting ready for market, I'm sure everything will be just gorgeous!

Kristy said...

In love with Citrine! Had to come back today just to look at it again, lol!

Gale, Ky quilter said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new fabrics! Makes my heart sigh!

Have a great day & Happy Stitching!!!

gale

Melissa S. said...

Thanks so much for the sneak peek! BEAUTIFUL! I'm sure some will be coming to live with me when it's available. Best of luck with all the sewing.

VickiT said...

I just had to search today and find your blog because I am super excited about Aviary 2 in the lilac colorway. It's just gorgeous and now I get here to see another new line coming soon. Sapphire is wonderful as are all but that is at the top of my list too now.
Thanks for that sneak peek.

Side Stitches said...

Oh gosh, I love this fabric in all three color palettes! I don't know which one I would choose!

BizzyMom said...

LOVE the Aviary collection!!!!!!1

Kate S. said...

Oh my, I love all these colorways and the prints (from what I can see) look amazing! This may just bust my fabric budget, haha. Great work!

Kim said...

Good Golly Miss Molly! The Citrine is simply to live for!!!!! MUST have!!!!!!!!

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