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I am so excited to finally be sharing with you all my second collection for Lecien Fabrics, called La Conner! As you can imagine, it was super busy last year working on this and my 2nd book. It feels wonderful finally getting to enjoy the benefits of all those late nights and hard work! I’ve dedicated this post to sharing photos of the fabric. So warning: this is a fabric-photo-heavy post! 😉
But first, a little bit about my collection:
Ever since I was a little girl it’s been an annual tradition to escape the city of Seattle and drive one hour north to La Conner, Washington. While La Conner is known for their breathtakingly endless fields of flowers, my fond memories are drawn from the charming town that is also home to a historic quilt museum and the local u-pick strawberry farms in the valley. I long for the peaceful serenity one gets from exploring the fields of flowers on a rainy and quiet, off-season day. I hope my collection will bring forth some of the charm and serenity that I’ve found and hold dear in La Conner, Washington.
This is a photo of La Conner’s Quilt and textile museum, with my quilts (from my 2nd book) draped on the fence.
I took the above photo a few weeks ago, on a rainy and quiet day in La Conner, WA.
As promised, here are more photos of the fabric which I must say was a complete challenge! trying to photograph since we’ve pretty much had non-stop rain and gray skies here in Seattle. So I apologize if the photos look a little dark. I pretty much was huddled in the brightest spot of my dining room, photographing my fabric next to our window.
I may be a bit biased 😉 but the fabric is much more stunning in person. That being because the fabric shimmers! Can you see it? It’s a bit hard to tell from a photo, but some of the prints (like the leaves on the mini florals) have a hint of metallic gold or metallic silver, creating a lovely shimmer.
The colorways I went with and had fun naming are: cranberry (reds), peony (pinks), sage (light green), evergreen (darker green), blueberry (dark blue), wicker (brown) and rain (aqua). Can you tell I was going with a garden theme? 😉
Here’s the whole collection, all 36 prints. La Conner is debuting at Spring Quilt Market this May at Lecien Fabrics booth. I will be there as well, so please stop by and say hello! I believe I will also be doing a school house presentation to show off some of the projects and talk La Conner.
Oh! And before anyone from Washington asks me…no, there are no tulip prints in the collection, despite the name. LOL, *sigh*. Yes, I regret not putting a tulip print. but at the time when I was designing the fabric (months ago during the Winter), I was more inspired by the charming little town of La Conner and my childhood memories visiting there, rather than their fields of tulips.
La Conner collection is great for both Winter and Summer. The deeper green, blues, wicker (brown) and cranberry could totally work for a Christmas project. While the aqua, sage and pinks are lovely for Summer. The red and blue are classic colors that work for summertime as well.
You can see some of the gold and silver metallic shimmer in the photos below.
The strawberry patches print above was inspired from the U-pick strawberry patches in the valley by La Conner.
Here’s a fun market project I have planned for La Conner. Pattern coming soon! I have some mini quilts coming as well.
If I had to choose my fave colorway in the collection, I’d have to say these greens (evergreen and sage)…
…With these blues not too far behind! (blueberry and rain).
As always, thank you so much for reading me and following my quilty endeavors! Time to get sewing!