I'm going to be a lazy blogger and basically copy my latest newsletter here below. Sorry about any redunencies for those who read both, but the backlog of blogs I need to post is beginning to weigh heavy.
But I will add this little note: Perhaps you'll remember way back in October when I previewed my original concept? Well, guess what! Nothing changed! Which is really nice for me - not only is it less work, but it's also quite validating. So, if you were one of those who saw it then, then you are a savvy one now!
I can't wait to share strike-offs with you in future. Hoping to get it all to the mill this week. Have some repeat details that need refining (normally a project I enjoy, but not when I have a zillion and one things on the todo list!)
I got word on Friday that my 2nd collection with Henry Glass & Co is being released today. Shade Garden is officially on its way! We are planning for a September delivery, if the mill will grace us with good scheduling and perfect strike-offs, that is. Shade Garden is a narrower collection than Dogwood (which was a whopping 21 patterns in all). I like this modest sized group- and there's so many combinations to be created between the two core colors of Blue Bell and Coral Bell. I hope it inspires you.I'll be posting some larger images on my blog in the next few weeks. So far, I'm getting some wonderful response to Snail Trail, which makes me so happy because it was the cornerstone of the entire collection when I designed it. If you're feeling chatty, please drop me a line to tell me which pattern you lean towards- this information is so valuable to me- plus, I love to hear from you.I enjoy making these quilt collections because it's a departure from my Cicada Studio fabrics. I can play up the whimsy and sweetness, work a little smaller in scale, and offer more variety of types of patterns within a group. It's a fun challenge and offers lots of end use possibilities.