Thursday, October 13, 2011

New Moda Pre-Cut Fabrics

We have some new pre-cut fabrics from Moda that have just arrived. Moda pre-releases some of the pre-cut fabrics prior to the release of the fabric on the bolt in a limited supply. Four of these new collections include Good Fortune by Kate Spain, Reunion by Sweetwater, Rouenneries Deux by French General and 1862 Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman.We will have some of the Reunion Collection and the Rouenneries Deux Collection on the bolt in January.
 GOod Fortune
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Good Fortune by Kate Spain
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom as you take a leisurely stroll through this springtime water garden. Waterfalls of color energize your creative spirit as you meander along through raked sand gardens in the calming shade of bamboo trees. Discover the collection’s tranquil blossoms, dragonflies, lotus ponds, and geometric expressions of the harmony of nature. Good fortune and happiness await you! 

Reunion
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Reunion by Sweetwater
There is a developing community advertised on a billboard along the interstate named Reunion. I have always noticed that sign, because if I were to live in a new community, I think I would like it to be called Reunion. And if we were going to design a new collection, we all agreed we loved the name Reunion. One of the main colors in the collection is navy, which is something totally new for us. We love it paired with the grey and the happy shades of green, yellow and red make it come to life. Our favorite part of designing this collection wasn’t even creating the designs themselves. We had so much fun naming the prints. Each design reminded us of a family member at a reunion. Our favorites are Ava’s Aprons, Timmy’s Ties and Nora’s News. We don’t actually have an Ava, Timmy or Nora in our family, but it was fun to pretend! 

French General
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Rouenneries Deux by French General
After spending many summers in France looking for the perfect French red, I finally found a collection of old prints that represented what rural life looked like in the 18th and 19th centuries. Based on our first collection, Rouenneries, this group of lovely prints is inspired by the red florals that were printed in Rouen, France in the 18th century. Old French red, faded cranberry and natural linen colors all make up a collection that is a perfect combination to create a French-inspired quilt.

Battle Hymn
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1862 Battle Hymn by Barbara Brackman
In 1862 Julia Ward Howe published the Battle Hymn of the Republic, a moving anthem still sung 150 years later. This reproduction fabric line remembers the first full year of Civil War, its battles and losses. Muted colors recall the mood of mourning. The original prints date from mid to late 19th-century, many drawn from an 1860s mill sample book. Print styles fashionable in the 1860s include small figures in formal repeats, floral trails and a floral spray that might be a cotton boll. The flag print may date to the 1870s, a postwar celebratory fabric to commemorate the Union’s Centennial.

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