Lush is my 7th fabric collection for Michael Miller Fabrics. For this line, I drew inspiration from one of my favorite places on Earth, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, so it is filled with gorgeous, bright florals of all different sizes and shapes.
Lush’s 41 prints are divided into two colorways: Sunny, with its vibrant oranges, hot pinks and citrons...
... and Sweet, with its soft hues of aqua, lavender and green.
It also includes my very first range of coordinating solids, 6 luscious colors to mix and match with my prints.
So, how about some inspiration images, eh? The fabric arrived just last Thursday so we turned Modkid HQ into a sweat shop the past few days, sewing everything from quilts to pillows to garments. Luckily I had the help from the amazing women of the Central Illinois Modern Quilt Guild (stay tuned for a whole post about the sew-in!)
We designed this pillow weeks ago, when we only had strike-offs to play with...
And we loved the outcome so much that we turned it into a mini-pattern which includes a full-size applique template (no enlarging or taping together!) plus all the detailed instructions and diagrams for making this adorable applique pillow and patchwork piping.
We also made some garments. Here are Kyoko and Addison looking very Easter-ish. :)
And here is a little sneak peek of the two quilted projects the CIMQG made during their 2-day sew-in this past weekend (more photos and details to come!)
This one is a long skinny "pennant" style quilt, with a pointed end. I love it so much!!
I would LOVE to hear what you think of Lush. We are mighty proud of it here at the studio, but we're a bit biased. ;) Leave me a comment below and you'll be entered to win a copy of our new mini-pattern Modern Lotus Pillow, a large bag of LUSH fabric scraps (all Lush, nothing else!) and a half-yard of one of my solids... everything you'll need to complete this project!! We will choose a winner a week from today.
A week from now I'll be headed down to Houston to show off the collection and a few surprise goodies that I haven't even mentioned here (because they're not ready to show). So... if you are coming down to the International Quilt Market next week, please come see me in booth #1653. Also, if you are there on Friday, please come down to my schoolhouse at 1:55 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. in room #361 D&E. I will be giving away a wonderful surprise to every attendee!!!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011