One of the things I have been wanting to show you was my strike offs which are the small fabric pieces that come from the factory so I can check that the colours are the way I want them. These ones are the new fabrics from my Christmas Collection for this year...I know Christmas seems so far away and when I was working on the designs for this collection Christmas 2011 sounded forever away but I am sure it will be here in a blink!
It seems so long ago that I drew and then painted the images for this collection and its so exciting when the day starts to arrive when you get to see the design on fabric.
While Emma and I were in Tokyo we got to select which fabrics would stay in the collection and sadly which ones/colours to reject. The collection is based on the very popular 5 part block of the month 'Scandinavian Christmas'.
So sit back and and imagine a cozy winter evening by the fire sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows, warm creams, soft taupes, chocolate browns and fireside reds…these are the colours of Scandinavian Christmas. Simple hearts, dots, stars, the sweetest toadstools and look out here comes Santa with his trusty reindeer..
Are you ready for a peek?
I have the small strike offs and could not resist making them into something and as you all know the applique and embroidery is time consuming so with my tiny samples of fabrics I have started making the three snowballs from the quilt 'Snowball Fun', here is the first block, hope you like it in these colours (I do).