Country Holiday Traditions Collection

Country Traditions Collection

Country Traditions Inspiration

Thanksgiving was just over and the rush of the holiday season was in full swing, it was not the usual time to develop a holiday themed collection. The prompt was from the Textile Design Lab’s Chelsea’s Challenge for December 2016. In spite of the hectic time it was great fun developing this collection. Several more supporting patterns are in the works.

Graphic Statements-Chelsea’s Challenge

Graphic Statements

Graphic Statements

It was so much fun working on this collection inspired by the graphic statements trend. The patterns developed from hand drawn elements and were then taken into Adobe Draw and Sketch. Adobe capture let me incorporate found textures and patterns into the prints. It was great to be featured with three other very talented textile designers on the Pattern Obserever blog.

Watercolor Inspired Stripes

Watercolor Stripe

Last night I worked through the new tutorial, “The Insiders Guide to Watercolor Stripes” at Pattern Observer. The tutorial was very informative and gave some great tips on making a well designed pattern. The sample above was made in Photoshop Touch and is my first effort. I’m ready to experiment more with this technique.

Sunday Sewing Project

Woodland Poppy Cheater Quilt

Today was the perfect day to finish up a few projects that had been stacking up. Some time ago I participated in a Spoonflower weekly contest to design a fat quarter cheater quilt. It was my first try at this concept. Designing the cheater quilt pattern was a bit tricky but sewing it up was a breeze. Now I see where the cheater part comes in. No fancy sewing but within an hour or so I had a finished product. To make your own the fabric is available at my Spoonflower shop.

An Honor-Pattern Observer’s “Award of Excellence”

“Designers who have earned our “Award of Excellence” have proven themselves to be talented artists, trustworthy partners and emerging leaders in our industry.”

Award of Excellence

So thrilled to be part of such a talented group. A great opportunity to grow and learn in a cooperative supportive setting. Many thanks to Michelle and the Pattern Observer team.