I was undecided about certain colors, but pink is a color that I love. That's why, when months ago I began to design Botanica -was launched last Houston Quilt Market-, I knew that I had to incorporate it. For this collection, I wanted an organic, ethereal, diaphanous scheme, with lots of green hues, but different and more luminous from those that I was using till now. But pink..., I couldn't leave it there, forgotten, because it represents flower's spirit. And what kind of botanical collection does not boast of having flowers?? The question was, this time it needed to be incorporated in lighter and softer shades.
What really makes me interested in a specific color palette?
It is because is "in fashion", or because it's "standard or sell-able", or because I feel that the colors go together??
You guessed it! When I begin to pick colors for a fabric collection, and "I FEEL" that they go together, this feeling is stronger than the thought of pairing them because pure conventionalism, or because they are fashionable. And I say: "I dictate the fashion of my feelings."
The reception that Botanica had at Quilt Market was incredible! Many quilt and sewing lounge shops have already pre-ordered the whole collection. Some of them ordered in 2 color ways, others in only one. If you need to order some prints that your local shop does not carry, you will find a new shop on-line link, -on the left sidebar- where it will take you to a list of on-line stores where you can order once they arrive.
I have many projects in mind for this collection, (one of them ptsss ..., do not say this to anybody) several quilts in magazines for next year ... and some patterns projects that I will tell you later on another post.
Here I want to give you a "preview" of the swatches...The collection will start shipping in January, just perfect to begin thinking about projects for the spring!
Meanwhile I was writing this post, my Sheebo was enjoying a placid sleepy time by my side. He is already 13 years old, and ultimately he sleeps a lot...
Handmade rocks, so keep on stitching...