While the view outside my window looks pretty bleak, thanks to 6" of snow which is now melting into a muddy mess...at least the the view inside my studio is looking pretty cheery.
As many of you know, I have written several quilt patterns for Windham Fabrics in the past; which you can find on their website [Windham Free Projects], or on my Free Tutorials page. I enjoy collaborating with them, as I get to use my design skills; but also get sneaky peeks at things that are coming soon, and if you are like me and have been staring at fairly bleak skies, while dreaming of Spring and Summer...then this will hopefully cheer you up a little.
A few months back, I designed a quilt for them using Lotta Jansdotter's new collection called STELLA. Now, I don't have the opportunity to use many juvenile prints in my work; but that doesn't mean that I can't appreciate them...and you have to admit that those elephants are pretty stinkin' adorable.
After I finish making that quilt, I get to work with these lovelies; which is another new collection of Lotta's called LUCKY. I was immediately drawn to this collection, as it was refreshing to see such a unique combination of solemn black mixed with bright pops of color; and that green, a perfect choice. I actually used this collection as inspiration when I was pulling together the fabrics that I would use for my EPP workshop at QuiltCon with Katy Jones.
I haven't finalized what I'm going to make with these; but some ideas are brewing. I just have to keep reminding myself, one thing at a time, one thing at a time.
Finally, this collection of Artisan Cotton looks mighty fine, wouldn't you agree? With so many projects in the que, I'm okay with having this colorful bundle sit there on my shelf letting me know that Spring is just around the corner.
Now, if I can only prioritize my To-Do list, so I play with these sooner rather then later...that would be amazing.