Entering the year with a new attitude and ready to tackle any challenges that come our way! Welcome back makers, with the first blog post of 2021 and I’m happy to be writing to you all about the new AGF collections for this year. Although life continues, there is something about a new year that feels so refreshing! With so many new ideas on the table, I’m excited to be a part of it and even more excited that I get to be the one you get to see it from! As we come up with fresh designs and inspiring projects for our Lookbooks, today is a special day because we are releasing Maureen Cracknell’s latest collection HOMEBODY! Talk about starting the year with a bang!
Homebody celebrates the unspoken magic of being home. Find yourself surrounded by cheerful florals, cozy feathers, and soft textures that encapsulate a calm, peaceful space that nourishes and comforts you.
There is something about this color palette that is so calming! It reminds me of a sunset on a chilly night, where I can wrap myself around a quilt and watch movies. I also really enjoy Maureen’s style, there is always a little boho flair that hits a special place in my heart. It makes me want to make quilty wall-art, boho tote bags, and garments too!
The beauty of every collection is that there will always be the perfect balance between scale, color, and design. The prints shown above display a variety of scale offered in this collection, from small florals to medium-scaled elements and larger flowers! With this always in mind, there are certain prints you can take advantage of because of their design, whether you use “Crafter Blooms Vanilla” as the focal point or fussy cut all the elements in “Domestic Charm Birch.” The print “Homelike Wishes” is also a great example of the diversity of projects you can create because it can be used alone, work well with the larger prints, or cut it in any direction without ruining the pattern.
Hurrah, we have new substrates to add along with the collection! Available in one knit and one rayon, the possibilities for projects just got bigger. Blankets, scarves, dresses, bedsheets- you name it and there is a substrate for you.
This collection has a large variety of prints, but if you’re still looking for more matching blenders, check out these suggested Elements:
More matching PURE Solids not pictured: Nocturnal, Toasty Walnut, Miami Sunset, Weathered Brick, Crystalline, Blushing, and Terracotta Tile.
Take a look at all the projects made with this collection by checking out the lookbook below for tons of sewing content!
Prepare to be swooned by our “Sanctuary” free quilt pattern below!
In our latest YouTube segment “Let’s Talk Fabric”, you will experience the warmth and comfort that this collection encapsulates through every print as if the fabric was right in front of you! Be inspired by the cheerful florals, cozy feathers, and all the sewing projects you can create. Click play, relax, and enjoy!
I can’t think of a better way to start the year than a giveaway! For a chance to win a Fat Quarter bundle of Homebody, CLICK HERE, and enter your information. The giveaway ends on Friday, January 15, and the winner will be emailed and announced right here on the blog!
THE GIVEAWAY WINNER IS JENNI HUNT! CONGRATS, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL TO REDEEM YOUR PRIZE!
For all of you that have been reading these blog posts all of 2020, I am sending you a big thank you! I am ready to start this new year with familiar faces and ready to welcome new ones with open arms. Every day I am shocked by the amount of creativity I see online, and all the stunning projects people create with AGF on Instagram under the hashtag #artgalleryfabrics and if you’re using this collection: #AGFHomebody I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with using Homebody fabrics, and I would love to know your favorite print in the comments below.
Until next time,