Sunday, January 29, 2012

Designer Spotlight Sunday: Patty Young

Special treat today:
shares her creative process behind her latest collection:

Hello, everyone! I am thrilled to be participating in today's Designer Spotlight and since more than half of our country is frozen right now, I am here to bring a little color and sunshine into your day! My 7th collection for Michael Miller Fabrics, titled Lush, has begun shipping to fabric stores worldwide, so I thought this would be a great time to tell you a little bit about my inspiration for the line and share some images with you.

Lush came about in my head after a day trip to the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. The flowers were so colorful and aromatic and the gardens were so green and, well, lush. I just knew I had to do something with the 152 photos I took that day! I came home and started drawing my very first print, which later on became Zinnia Garden.

zinnia-garden

Next I drew the Stargazer print, based on several different photos I took in their Lily gardens. These were a lot of fun to draw...

stargazer

And sometimes, you can use a photo as your basic inspiration then just go rogue from there and add your own touches. That's the beautiful thing about art... you can make it however you want and you will never be wrong!

flower bed

From these three prints sprouted the whole collection. Then it was just a matter of coming up with different colorways and creative names.

lush-sunny

lush-sweet

Now that you know the story behind Lush, I want to share with you some amazing sewn pieces my testers have made to showcase Lush in our new Spring 2012 patterns, which will be in stock on our site in early February.


This is Gretchen, which, for the longest time we affectionately referred to as The German Barmaid Dress, haha. It was originally inspired by a classic dirndl design, but of course, I changed a few things here and there to give it that MODKID look. Gretchen comes in 4 views with different sleeve and hem options. Below are View A (left) and View C (right), but you can see the other two views on the pattern cover in my blog.

Gretchen-blog
Left photo courtesy of Nathalie Bearden (nathaliebearden.com) and right photo courtesy of Kirsten of Oli*beli.


Next is the Chloé pattern, a pull-on smock-style dress or tunic which features a rounded-square neckline with a contrasting ruffled yoke, a pair of oversized rounded pockets and a contrast fabric hem band. There are no set-in sleeves to sew, so it goes together in a snap. A wide drawstring cinches the dress tight at the waist for a sweet, girly look.

Chloe-blog
Left photo courtesy of Sam Provenzano (www.puddlejumpersphotography.net). Sewn sample by Andrea Thomas-Lambe. Right photo and sewn sample courtesy of Liz Mouse (www.mommysaidsew.com).

Next is Paige, an adorable and fully-reversible Spring jacket that can also double as a rain slicker if sewn with laminated fabrics. Sew it with a hood for those rainy days or a drawstring collar for a fun and modern look. Have fun mixing and matching designer fabric prints!

Paige-blog
Left photo courtesy of Sam Provenzano (www.puddlejumpersphotography.net). Sewn sample by Andrea Thomas-Lambe. Right photo and sewn sample courtesy of Liz Mouse (www.mommysaidsew.com).

Last, but certainly not least, is our foray into baby and boy patterns, with Natalie and Nate! We've given the classic baby romper a MODKID touch and updated it with some fun details for both boys and girls. Our fully-lined romper means there are no itchy and scratchy exposed seams, plus it looks super cute when the inside fabric peeks out. The romper hits mid-thigh and three snaps in the crotch area make for quick and easy diaper changing. You will want to make this easy project again and again since it comes in infant to toddler sizes to grow with your growing child.

Natalie-and-Nate-blog-01
Test samples and photos by Nathalie Bearden (nathaliebearden.com).

Natalie-and-Nate-blog-02
Left photo courtesy of Angela Marino Photography (amarinophoto.com). Sewn samples by Anna Garner. Right photo and sewn sample courtesy of Kirsten of Oli*beli.

As I mentioned, all patterns will be in stock in just a few days and lots of retailers have already placed their pre-orders, so go ahead and ask your favorite retailer if they've ordered the new MODKID patterns.


Lush is already in stock at numerous fabric shops worldwide.


Thank you all for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this little creative tour. Leave us a comment and let us know which is your favorite Lush design or your favorite new MODKID pattern. 
 Then, hop on over to Patty's blog for your chance to win a HUGE fabric bundle and a new pattern bundle. Best of luck!!

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ladybugquilting said...

I love the flower bed design I love the sweet palette,so pretty

Laura Zarrin said...

I love Zinnia Garden in the Sunny palette! Great giveaway!

TaderDoodles said...

I love the Zinnias but the coordinating one with white background and small flowers all over would make cute britches.

I'm in LOVE with the Gretchen pattern!

Mel said...

Love all the prints, I couldn't choose a favourite. My favourite new pattern though has got to Paige -- love the belt

VickiT said...

Patty ~ Simply put - You've done it again! This is going to be such a popular collection. And those patterns are all adorable. I like each of them for a different reason. Super cute. Great job Patty.

Tania Grim said...

I really like the raincoat pattern its very cute. I also like Creamsicle
Sculpted Garden . All of it is very nice though!

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Ruthie G. said...

The LUSH line of fabrics is adorable! My favorite is the Stargazer in the sunny palette! Thanks for creating this line!

Anonymous Mama said...

Patty Young is amazing!! I love the Flower Bed print and the adorable Paige pattern!

Bonnie said...

What a tough decision! I guess the Zinnia Garden would have to be it in the Sunny Pallete. But wait, no, maybe it's the perfect little prints in those fun bright colours. What a great giveaway!

autumn said...

i'm insanely excited about both paige and gretchen!!

Wendy said...

I absolutely LOVE this new line of fabric!! The colors are so saturated...and the oranges and pinks are my favorites :)

caribousmom (at) gmail (dot) com

I'm excited about your very generous giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sara said...

When I saw the Chloe pattern, I said "oooooooh!" outloud to my computer screen. I LOVE IT and I NEED IT. Patty's really outdone herself this time and I can't wait to see these fabrics in person in my local shop.

depewtj@yahoo.com said...

I love Patty's LUSH line. My grandmother grew all sorts of flowers and had many flower beds. She grew stargazer lilies, just as pretty as Patty's on fabric. I look forward to using many prints in the LUSH line in my sewing room.

I am from the town Patty lives and have visited her in her new gorgeous studio. What a wonderful addition to our downtown Bloomington! Keep on designing, Patty!

crys0904 said...

I love the new patterns! I'm usually not into florals because they're not modern enough, but these really tickle my fancy. My favorite is the Flower Bed in the Sweet Palette. My favorite new pattern is the Paige Jacket. I am a huge fan of ModKid and am so excited for the new patterns and fabrics!

The Polka Dot Tot Spot said...

LOVE the colors in this line! And the "flower bed" in the sunny palette is probably my favorite even though they are ALL adorable! The new romper pattern is so cute!!! Wish I had this when my daughter was little!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Paige and can't wait to make it! It's so hard to pick just one print in LUSH collection. All of them are gorgeous!

valeriya@hot.rr.com

Sweetsnugglebugs said...

What another fantastic collection and I can't wait to get the new patterns.....Patty your patterns are so fun to make and easy to read!! I like the Gretchen pattern with the long sleeves, I live in a cold weather State and short sleeves are not always ideal. As for the fabric I love the colors of the sweet palatte and in particular the zinnia garden is very pretty....It's hard to find pretty fabric in purple tones.

Tania said...

I have a 13 month old who I can see in the Natalie. I think it would be pretty in the Flower Bed, Sunny Palette:) Happy to see the baby clothes!

Kate Brown said...

I love the zinnia in the sweet palate but truthfully I love them all so it was hard to pick just one and my favorite pattern is Natalie and Nate it is just to cute! :) Wonderfully done line.

Elizabeth said...

Love the Stargazer in the Sweet Palette! And Natalie and Nate is my favorite, but they are all awesome!!!

crys0904 said...

I forgot to add my e-mail addy! It's cdekker1983@gmail.com

Hillary said...

The Gretchen (Well, honestly, all of them)! I. want. them. all.

CometGirl63 said...

the whole collection is so vibrant and fantastic. I love reading how it all came about, that's awesome.

Pontos da Flávia said...

Such a nice fabric collection! I love "Flower Bed" and the real pictures are so colorful! Great work!

Abigail Brus said...

St. Louis Botanical garden is one of my favorite places to visit...thanks for creating this beautiful collection! I love the Stargazer. :)

Abby (aaolson@sbcglobal.net)

sarah said...

Love the Sweet fabric line but it's hard to choose. Great patterns too.

Nooly said...

I love love love the gretchen dress pattern!!!

Katy said...

Zinnia Garden is the best! Love the colors and pattern. Great job!

Momma2Trey said...

I love the Paige jacket pattern and the Stargazer fabric! So gorgeous!

Emily R. said...

I love the entire Sunny palette, especially the one on the second row, far right. It can go with so many things! Love the Gretchen and Chloe patterns.

Emily R (autumn_rain45@hotmail.com)

Nancy Nolan said...

I love Zinnia Garden and I love the Gretchen pattern. Great giveaway.

Lorena Gleason said...

Any of the Creamsicle prints because orange is my FAVORITE color!
mozfan2001@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

I love the whole Lush line in both color ways. If I had to choose one it'd probably be the paisley looking one in Sweet colorway or the Flower Bed in Sweet. And I would LOVE to make Paige for my 3 daughters!! :) Great work Patty!!

Leslie said...

Love the Flowerbed print. It almost seems as if I can smell how wonderful the blooms are. And the patterns are all so cute, I'd like to try the Natalie and Nate for my (expected) step-granddaughter.

Amy said...

Trying my comment again....
Thanks for sharing the process from the inspiration to the sketches to the final outcome! My favorite new pattern is the Paige.

Lisa K. said...

Oh, the Gretchen is adorable! My 2-yr-old would find all sorts of things to fill the pockets.

DianeY said...

Patty always has such a beautiful color palate-love it!

Tonya Y. said...

I love the gretchen dress. So Sweet. Stargazer lily in Sweet is my favorite. Both paletts are perfect for spring and summer.

Kathy said...

I can't wait to buy these patterns and I must decide on which fabrics! I needed some spring inspiration :)

lahens said...

I love the new Gretchen pattern - so fun to mix and match fabrics.


Lauri

laurihenson@gmail.com

Jane S. said...

Lush is currently my favorite fabric line! Thank you for profiling Patty, it was fun to read about her inspiration for these fabrics, and I've added her blog to my "must read" list. :)

Beth said...

Natalie and Nate is my favorite pattern, and I love all the colors of the LUSH line.

KoLa RoTh said...

I love Patty Young's work. her patterns are right on the money for young girls and young misses looks.

the Steiger's said...

I love it ALL!!!
and I cannot wait to make a Paige jacket for my girls in the spring:)

Arlene DeWilde said...

I love the Sunny Palette best.

Amber said...

Love to see how the design process came together! Love the natalie and nate pattern....so many fun ideas pop in my head with it.

cherie said...

I love the whole sunny palette and the Gretchen dress! So beautiful!

♥Duff said...

The process is my favorite part--I'm thrilled with what Patty has shared! My favorite print is the mod lotus--I remember falling in love with the lotus quilt hanging at quilt market and have been waiting for yardage ever since! (I think I'll settle for the pillow pattern for a quick fix!)

Misformilk said...

It is so interesting to see the inspiration photos! I love the running stitch fabric in every color!!!

Mom of depends on the kid & place said...

Love the colors and designs of the Sweet Palette. My kids are ModKids.

klbhappy said...

I just love these fresh fabric designs - hard to pick just one fabric. My favorite pattern has to be the Paige spring trench jacket - love it so much!

Johanna said...

Thank you for sharing the inspiration pictures, this is so much fun to see!

Karen Chatters said...

I love it all but I'm a HUGE fan of Zinnia's!!

kqholder @ gmail dot com

Katie B. said...

Love this fabric! Twisted Garden is my favorite.

Molly White/ Technology and Tutus said...

I'm head over heels in love with the whole sUnny palette and I adore the Chloe pattern!

Jamie said...

Love getting the opportunity to see how the fabric collection was developed and of course the opportunity to win such amazing prizes! Thanks!!

slacker said...

the gretchen dress is soooooooo very adorable! thanks!

January said...

I love the sweet palette and my favorite of the new patterns is Paige. Wonderful giveaway.

Noelia said...

All sweet palette is very fresh! Nice colors.
Thanks

Colleen said...

Love the Lush "Twirling Blossoms" design (both colors) and the "Mini Naomi" pattern. Beautiful work! cmillswms(at)yahoo(dot)com

Janicegentry said...

I just love the whole collection! Really loving Flower Bed!

Melissa Kirk said...

Paige is by far my favorite pattern! I can't wait to make a raincoat for my girl

Addie said...

It's all beautiful, but flower bed is my fav!

Kristy said...

Loving LUSH!!! So pretty! And all these new patterns are wonderful too!

Strictly Sewing said...

Chloe is my fave!!! I love those oversized pockets!!!

Betsy said...

I can't decide between the Chloe and Gretchen! I love the Sunny palette, but really, I would love the Sweet prints as well!

nähtina said...

I LOVE the sweet palette of this fabric - I could live in it ;-)

I wish I would be as talented as you are - making photos of flowers and design fabrics after the photos.
That is so inspiring!

Greetings,
Tina

polka dot skies said...

I love seeing the photos that inspired the drawings! Beautiful! What a gorgeous collection of fabric!
Elizabeth

Jennifer said...

I love this new line!

Molly's Nana said...

I love every part of the Lush sunny pallette, and can hardly wait to make magic with them in the German Barmaids -- oops, I mean Gretchen -- pattern!

Julie said...

I must get the romper pattern for my new baby boy!

drmithome said...

Live it all.

Unknown said...

Love vintage dainities in both colors. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these fabrics.

Joan and Kevin said...

I love Gretchen and the Lush line. Really I love it all super job!

Nicole G said...

My fave print is the zinnia garden in the sunny palette. Patty, your work is so beautiful as always.

TaniLove said...

I especially love the start gazer and flower bed the most but they are all beautiful

Marlena said...

My favorite is the "sunny" Flower Bed. I would love to make a little Gretchen dress using a combination of Sunny fabrics.

Liz Mouse said...

My favorite print from Lush is the Sculptured Garden in both colors. I am really in love with the Paige Jacket pattern. It looks amazing in laminates too!

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

lizmouse at gmail.com

Sarah said...

The Sculpted Garden in Creamsicle is my favorite of all the new designs! Awesome choices!

Christie said...

I love this collection - so colorful! I think the Zinnia Garden print is my favorite!

Ali said...

What gorgeous fabrics. My favourite would have to be Stargazer in the Sweet colourway. My favourite pattern is the spring jacket. So cute!
aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

Lauren said...

I love Flowerbed and Modern Lotus in all the colors! So cute.

lindsey said...

love zinnia garden!!

Erika said...

I love it all. It is just too hard to pick only one favorite

Jane from Lil Pip said...

I love the Zinnia garden print in the sunny palette (love the entire collection!).

I love the Chloe pattern. So many options and my little girl would love the pockets!

Tanya said...

I love the Grass Sculpted Garden fabric, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the Stargazer in turquoise. Stargazer lilies are one of my favorite flowers in the garden. One stem can stink up the house (in a good way). I think the little rompers are really cute too.
Ruthi M.
wispenguin@aol.com

Jen said...

Love the romper pattern!

Drea said...

Love the Modern Lotus patterns! and the rompers are too cute!

Beth said...

That Paige Jacket pattern is stinkin' adorable and the fabric is just beautiful!

Kat said...

I love the flower pot stripe! In any colorway, really... it so darling.... Although I do love the zinnia print too.... hmmm...

Sew Pretty Dresses said...

Patty your new patterns are adorable! I like the Gretchen pattern the best. Really sweet! I also will put my 2 cents in on my favorite fabric in Lush. I love the running stitch fabric. Its so versatile and is a fresh basic to work with.I hope this week to finish up the little bloomer shorts I started so I can blog them! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

laurie folino said...

Love them all! Sweet palette! And Gretchen pattern the best.

Laurie

laurie@gabbyandzack.com

Laura Ann Myers said...

My fav is Stargazer in that AMAZING pink. I had those at my wedding. I will forever get chills and smell that amazing smell when I see them, simply beautiful-job well done!

ELNM said...

I've been to the Missouri Botanical Gardens - they're spectacular! Thanks for featuring Patty and her beautiful fabrics & patterns!

ellen@myerly.net

Tresann said...

I love the sweet pallet!

Shelley said...

love the pockets on Chole and I adore the Paige Jacket. Every year I look for a cute spring jacket pattern, this is it! :0)

carleycat at gmail dot com

sandra said...

I love the Stargazer in that beautiful pink, I love her patterns but have no one to make them for.

JLV said...

I love the Botannical Gardens and your fabrics capture it so beautifully, Zinnia is my favorite and the jacket patterns are inspiring

Cindy said...

I love flower bed! Especially in the Sweet collection. In fact, I love the whole Sweet collection!

brooke said...

Twirling blossoms in sky are lovely :-)

brookeali(at)hotmail(dot)com

Bethany said...

I really like Sculpted Garden in creamsicle. Really beautiful!

Zura said...

I love all Patty's designs!! In the Lush collection, the Flower Bed prints really catches my eyes, so pretty! And her dress patterns are tdf!


Zura from Malaysia
retrochicshoppe (at) gmail (dot) com

Bailey said...

I love the Sunny line and the flower multi print and I also love the Nate romper pattern

Nelissa said...

I especially love the flower bed design in sunny but both of the colorways are devine!

amelieandatticus said...

I love Zinnia Garden in the Sunny palette...so beautiful!

thouraya13@hotmail.com

Barbara said...

Love...love. Lush...so beautiful.

Noel said...

love flower bed in the sweet palette!

jan said...

Boy, it is hard to choose just one favorite. Love the stargazer in either colorway and the zinnia is lovely too. Thanks for a chance to win some of her fun designs.

robin said...

I love the Lush fabric line - so lovely! Would LOVE to win some fabric. I especially like the Sculpted Garden prints. :)

rachelrgb said...

I love the stargazer design and the Paige pattern! Great work, Patty!

sheezadoll said...

Lush Sweet would be so adorable to make little doll clothes with. They are all gorgeous.

maryarosie@aol.com said...

LOVE LUSH!!!! The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence when you have LUSH on your side!!1 All of the patterns are unique!

Laura said...

I just love the sweet Paige pattern. What an adorable little coat! Love it!

Tanis said...

the sweet palate is gorgeous!!! actually so is the sunny! Man I would love to win!!

tanisanderson at shaw dot ca

Tina in Boston said...

I love Flower Shop and Modern Lotus. The fabric is LUSH and gorgeous! I hope to win. Thanks for the giveaway!

steph c said...

My favorite print is Flower Bed in the Sweet palette. My younger daughter loves green. The Paige jacket is super cute!

Jill said...

Love the new prints they are so fresh, and fun. Great colors too! The patterns are so cute, LOVE LOVE LOVE ModKid patterns!!

Shonda said...

I love the Paige raincoat, but I think my favorite is the Natalie & Nate pattern, absolutely adorable!! My favorite print would be the Flower Bed in the Sunny Palette. I would LOVE to sew some things with this adorable fabric!!

hill.shonda@att.net

Lauren said...

The Paige raincoat is to die for! The Modern Lotus is my favorite fabric: in all colors!

Stitch 'N Love said...

I am so inlove with the Lilly designs!!! REminds me of my mom's gardens.. I think it would look awesome in the Gretchen!!!

stitchnlove@gmail.com

Mrs. Willman said...

Love, Love, Love! Sunny Garden! Brillant and fun at the same time!

So Bella said...

Adorable!! I love the Paige jacket, would so sweet on my little girl!

Jennifer G. jayhawkmama at gmail dot com said...

Such beautiful fabrics! I really like the potted flowers print on the Sunny Palette. It is so cheerful and makes me long for springtime. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Rebecca said...

This was so fun to read, and I love seeing the design process to her prints and some more finished outfits from her new patterns! My favourites are the Paige pattern (I want to make one of those for each of my girls!) and the Twirling Blossoms print (so sweet, perfect for some Summer sewing). THANKS for the chance at winning some!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kari said...

I have always wondered what goes into fabric design - an amazing process. I am partial to Stargazers and LOVE the Sweet palette! Great job. :)

nana said...

I love the sweet palate Zinnia design. I really enjoyed how you came up with your designs. The colors of your fabrics are so fun. Your patterns are just as fun. I love to read them. I like the Paige Jacket and the Gretchen dress.

Anonymous said...

How interesting to know the process from thought to product. I really like the German Bar Maid Dress! And the Zinnia design is awesome.

Linda Fleming

Dina said...

I love the Zinnia Garden print in the Sunny palette...so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the inspiration behind "lush"! Love the new patterns too, will have to try them out, perfect for summer:)countrycuttins@yahoo.com

Cynthia said...

Your fabrics are beautiful!!! I like the colors and prints, and the Paige pattern is really cute!! ALL of them are!

Kristin said...

I LOVE the "Paige" pattern. Would love to make it for my granddaughters!

Kristin said...
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MaddyMaze Studio said...

I just love, love, love the flower shop in green...yummy!

Anonymous said...

I am in total awe of you and your gorgeous fabrics and patterns! My favourite fabric is the Creamsicle
Sculpted Garden and I adore the Chloe dress pattern. Just beautiful. Can I also tell you how much I love your patterns, never has a pattern been difficult to understand or follow, even for someone like me!
alverv@bigpond.com

Lisa Lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE this fabric! Especially the Zinnias! So many ideas running through my head!!

Becky said...

Flower Bed is my favorite!

matt & sarah said...

Flower bed is amazing! love seeing the process...
sarahfisher2@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

I really love all ther versions of Modern Lotus, and the Flower Shop print with the white background is SO adorable in the Paige jacket!

Marnie said...

I LOVE this line. Love the Modern Lotus and the Paige coat pattern!! Thanks for this great opportunity!! Marnie Peck

Mirja Marshall said...

I love the Zinnia Garden print. It is just all so beautiful, hard to choose.

Laura V said...

I am in LOVE with the flower bed fabric!

The Perfect Trio said...

the entire Sunny line makes me happy! and the Gretchen pattern!! Love.

Linda Sandusky said...

Zinnias are one of my favorite flowers, so that was an easy decision. Choosing the palette was more difficult, but I finally went with the sweet palette. The romper pattern is perfect because I have a baby boy & a girl to sew for. Thank you for a beautiful giveaway!

LisaR said...

The Modern Lotus fabric in purple is AWESOME! Beautiful colors! We only have a Natalie in our lives, but the pattern is adorable.

TEXAUS MOMMA said...

All these fabrics are just beautiful! I love the sweet palette the best! Gretchen is also adorable! Would love to learn to quilt with this line of fabrics!

all you need is love said...

I love the Modern Lotus and the Scuptled Grass. How can you just pick one. I also LOVE the gretchen and the Paige.

Brooke said...

I have always wondered how pattern designers came up with their patterns- a botanical garden seems like a great place to find ideas! I could get lost for hours in them. :D

Heather said...

WOW - I don't know how Patty comes out with new amazing designs every season - I love LUSH!!! I don't know which palette I prefer they are both amazing!!! I think my favourite print is the Linnia Garden in the Sweet palette!!!

rebekah said...

I love the Lotus prints and the Paige pattern.

rebekahricker (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lauren said...

I love the sculpted garden pattern the best! I also really enjoyed seeing Patty's inspiration photos and the fabrics they turned into!

KatheG said...

It's amazing how these artists come up with their designs. I love the entire Lush sweet palette especially the tonals. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon B said...

I sew much enjoy reading about Fabric Designers - THANKS

Sharon B said...

Stargazer is my very fav - I love, love pinks and I like how the yellow and green sets the pinks off in the fabric!

Angie said...

love the Sunny Palette---Zinnia. Fav pattern---Paige

starjumper said...

i love the lotus print, but especially in purple and sky!

Sew Lovins said...

Love this collection!!! The vibrant colors are Ah-Mazing:) Love the Lotuses :)

Cheryl said...

The Sweet Palette is absolutely gorgeous and that German Barmaid Dress is irresistible!

Nanette said...

The Gretchen pattern is too cute! I love it!

My favorite print is the Zinnia print, but I can't decide which of the two palettes I prefer. I like them both. Brights are my thing, though, so that's not surprising.

audreypawdrey said...

I love the Gretchen pattern, and the Sweet palette-so pretty! I also love that little jacket, and it would adorable as a raincoat!

Pam V said...

Love the Flower Bed in the Sweet Pallette - Great patterns for my new Granddaughter!

Melissa said...

The Zinnia is the best. Can't chose between the pallettes. They are both beautiful. The Chloe dress is so sweet. I love bows on little girls, and that pocket, now that is a pocket that can hold treasures! Its a must have!

Eva said...

Love the Lush Sunny- the zinnias are amazing! my fave pattern is Chloe- cute stuff

Carolyn said...

They are all so pretty! I think I love the Damask in Sweet the best. And the little jacket with the tulip print in Sunny. OK, so I picked two...

Katja said...

Love the gretchen dress and the flower pot print! Such a happy line to look at!

Jenny said...

i love these bold bright colors! that dark pink is ON! and i also am in love with the blender/dash print...i love blenders in bright colors! what a fabulous collection...enjoyed seeing how it came to be!

margaret said...

Love sweet palette--all of it!

:)

Can't wait to add the spring jacket to my collection!

Arlene said...

Love the colors, they are so much fun! I have to say that my favorite is the Zinnia Garden.

Son said...

Once again AMAZING fabric designs and patterns! My favorite fabric is the Stargazer in the sunny palette and how adorable is the Gretchen pattern!

Julie Schubert said...

Wow!! Thank you so much for sharing your creative process. I found it very interesting and inspiring. I love the whole collection but if I have to pick a favorite it is Modern Lotus in purple. Have a great day.

ShirleyC said...

I love, love the Stargazers! It is all beautiful, and I could really make my little granddaughter some darling outfits with these.

clarkclay@bellsouth.net

sheri f said...

Wow, beautiful fabric, delicious color palettes! Love them all.

Families Are Like Fudge said...

These are the happiest fabrics! I want each pattern for the grandkids. Love it all!

Holly said...

The Zinnia Garden designs are great! Zinnia's are such happy flowers!! :-)

Holly said...

I love the Paige pattern - it is so cute in so many different combinations!!

Jo said...

I love the blues in the Sweet Palette. And I really love the Gretchen. My daughter got an American Girl doll for Christmas, and my Aunt bought outfitted the doll in a dirndl dress. It would be so awesome to sew something for my daughter in the same vein to match! j-j-s@juno.com

c(*oo*)o said...

I love the sunny palette, specially the flowery one with the green background.

Nouveau Stitch said...

Thank you so much for sharing your creative process. I love seeing the inspiration photos. Much success on your newest offering!

Belinda said...

I love lush and cannot wait to make some baby rompers!

CAlili said...

Zinnia garden in any colorway. Those cheerful flowers look great in any palette.

Alisa said...

I like the Paige Spring Jacket! It would be great for my girls.

Brittany said...

I'm so excited about the infant/toddler romper! I have many of your patterns and love them for my 4 year old but it is taking my 1 year forever to reach 2t! Thanks and can't wait to try them! Love the flowerbed fabric!

Karen said...

I love the Zinnas. The Gretchen pattern is so cute and my granddaughter will love those pockets.

Kay said...

I love the Stargazer in the sweet pallette. My first grandchild is named Lillian after the beautiful stargazer Lilies I grow in my flower garden. She is as sweet as the flower. I like the Natalie & Nate pattern. We have a new grandson who looks just like the bald little guy in the pictures. hebiekm@hotmail.com

RachelD said...

I love the zinnia fabric and the paige pattern...so cute!

Ruth said...

Love the chloe pattern! The fabrics are gorgeous
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shirlthegirl said...

I love this collection especially the Zinnias! I wish I had someone to sew the Gretchen dress for!

deiterry at yahoo dot com said...

My favorite is Zinnia Garden in the Sunny palette! I'd love to give Natalie and Nate a try.

Cherie said...

Love the Stargazer fabric in all the colorways - I have stargazers in my garden transported from my mom's orginal garden

Shannon Margaret said...

My favorite has to be theDC5387_Purple Modern Lotus. This is a wonderful fabric line and I am so excited to see it in my LBFS.

Thank you,


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Opp Family said...

It's so hard to choose! I do really love the flower bed though :)

gnomeangel said...

I adore the Linnia Garden (in the sunny palette) and I'm totally smitten with the Natalie & Nate!

Debra Lee said...

The baby rompers are adorable!

hfb said...

I used to work at MoBot (the botanical garden in St. Louis) and love that it was your inspiration for such a beautiful line of fabrics. I lived on the street next to the garden and every season was beautiful. You should also have a walk through Tower Grove Park next door to the garden as it is one of the last remaining victorian walking parks left in the US which might also serve as inspiration. :) I love all the fabrics, but particularly love 'Flower Bed'

Anna said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Lush sweet palette... Can't wait to buy some...

Sharon said...

Oh my! I have to choose my favorite???????? Simply adore both of them but IF one must choose, I'd go with the sweet pallete. I love seeing the actual pictures of what inspired these beautiful prints.

Jana said...

I love the Vintage Danties in both palettes...this fabric would be adorable for smocked dresses. Oh, I love all the new patterns, but Gretchen is my favorite.

Erin said...

Absolutely beautiful! Flower bed is just gorgeous and everything in the Sweet collection :) Amazing how you can blow us away every year!

Beth Huntington said...

Thanks for sharing the inspiration photos for the flowers. Neat experience for me on this cold January morning. I absolutely love the Modern Lotus Creamsicle print! Orange is my new obsession. I can't wait to sew a Gretchen dress for my 3 year old granddaughter!

cbaker said...

This new fabric line is fabulous! I love how you shared how you came up with the designs. My favorite is probably the Stargazer and all the new patterns look great!

ssmith said...

I love the Zinnia print and that reversible spring jacket is the cutest! Perfect to jump in puddles with!

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