What a huge blessing it was to get my fabric a few days early! Every minute counts at this point. Thanks, David (CEO of Benartex), for working so hard with the mill in Korea to make this happen. I almost had to cancel and wait until Fall Market, which I really, truly, did not want to do.
I can't tell you how excited I am to FINALLY be able to share these images with you! My fabric was created from collages of hand-printed textures that I made 3 or 4 years ago on good ol' Gretchen, my giant etching press. Let me tell you, it has been extremely difficult to keep these images under wraps for so long!
This is my favorite print. At least for today.
This pink polka dot one is also among my favorites, but at this point it's just a small border flanking one of my panels. Hopefully next time I'll be able to have it in a full print.
There are 7 prints in 3 colorways (including 2 panels: one of birdhouses, one of butterflies), plus some luscious blenders in "solids" and stripes.
Next time we'll bring in a bunch of gorgeous neutrals, but we had to stop somewhere.
I had already cut off all the borders to the panel sections by the time these pictures were taken, so here is the bird border in the 3 colorways. This is not a print - it's a border on the birdhouse panels.
This one, however, is a print, and it's called Chatter Chain. Because what bird doesn't like to chatter? Okay, I'm sure some birds don't, but work with me here (wink).
I had also already cut apart the butterfly sections. Here are the two butterflies that come in a single, 24" wide panel. They're 16" square, the perfect size for so many things! Quilts, wall art, applique on skirts and shirts, etc etc.
I have a huge list of people to thank regarding this fabric line - I have been blessed with so much help, encouragement and support along the way. But it's really late at night (edit: morning) so after market is over I promise I'll do a full write-up with booth pictures, my "how I got started" story, and all that fun stuff. And all my thank you's. But now I've got to hit the sack so I can have energy to sew up a storm this week. I'm not sure if I'm going to have time to post again before market, so if not, wish me luck! And thanks, everybody!