Friday, 31 May 2013

secret garden

My next collection of fabrics for Free Spirit was debuted at Quilt Market, in Portland Oregon earlier this month and I'm excited to now share them with you too!

We're busy with preparation for my quilts and cushions to display at Festival of Quilts in Birmingham in August (more on that soon), but for now here are some pictures of the collection and the inspiration behind the designs.

Secret Garden was inspired by the children's book of the same name that I loved as a child. It also has it's roots in a series of paintings I did many years ago that featured pansies.
There is something very upbeat about pansies, they always raise a smile and come in such a fantastic range of colours.

In the secret garden there was a fantastic walled garden, that is why the patterns try to convey the different elements inside the walled garden from a bevy of flowers to a trellis for them to climb up.

I hope this new collection makes you smile as much as it does me.

There are a total of 24 prints, broken into 3 colourways - pebble, denim and linen. They will be in stores in September and as soon as we know who will be stocking it we will share details.

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