Hello All! I am sorry it’s been so very long since my last post (9-ish months, eep!). Life did its thing and got busy. A lot of big changes happened since I last wrote. My youngest son went to kindergarten and Lecien Fabrics (the studio I designed my first 5 collections for) abruptly closed! With that I decided to go back to work doing clinical research full time – it was a scary thing to do after having been a stay-at-home mom for the past 7 years designing fabric and writing books on the side. But at the time it was the best choice moving forward my family and I.
Of course when I did that, the pandemic lock down went into effect so my husband and I plus our two kids (kindergarten and 3rd grade) have all been working from home and schooling from home. And somewhere in between the mix, I finished up my 3rd book and came out with this new fabric collection (which I cannot wait to share with you all!). I am now proudly designing for Maywood Studio which has been a wonderful fit for me and has allowed me to continue designing fabric on the side.
We’ve had to adapt to a lot of changes last year. Hopefully in this new year we can start settling in and getting the swing of things! Or at least take a breather! 🙂
With that quick update, I am so excited to introduce to you all my first collection for Maywood Studio called Sweet Beginnings.You can see all the swatches and precuts and quilt kits that will be available from Maywood Studio’s website!
Aptly named after the crazy year we’ve all had, I hope this new collection will bring forth Sweet Beginnings for all. This will be available in shops Spring 2021, so be sure to mention it to your favorite quilt shop so they can order it!
I happily made this mini quilt using sample fabrics that Maywood shipped to me last week. Since the sample materials were small I decided to make this mini quilt. The pattern is called “Walk – Don’t Run” from the book 101 Fabulous Small Quilts. It was a breath of fresh air getting to sew with this cheery and bright collection in the middle on Winter!
Shades of the past in pink and green give a vintage and romantic feel. Painted florals balance the dainty geometric dots and classic gingham checks, while the ribbon and rose border stripe ties it all together.
The floral/lace in the center (below) will make a perfect border for a quilt.
This is a quilt kit that will be available through Maywood Studio for shops to order – isn’t it dreamy?
And now for the plethora of fabric photos I always share with my every collection… 🙂 Enjoy!
Two free patterns will be available with this collection and I am excited to share those with you when available!
I hope you love this collection as much as I do, and I cannot wait to see what you all make!
I’ve missed you all and I hope you’ve been well!
I hope to share more about my 3rd book soon-ish! lol. 😉