Summertime

We released a new line of fabric at market called "Summertime". Thought you might like to see what is coming soon to a quilt shop near you. I wished you could see the colors in person. The red is somewhere between coral and scarlet, the blue is a soft shade somewhere between aqua and teal, the green is lime, the orange is a soft peach and I mixed it all with black, white and gray.

The fabric is shown on a great big card that folds out. Here's the front cover designed by the graphics guru at Henry Glass. Cute, huh?



Here is the first page with the baskets and blooms print in black, a subtle texture and colored hand drawn squares on a light background.....



This is the second page with a floral lattice, colored squares and big, multi-colored dots.....



Next is baskets and blooms on a light background, little tiny micro dots on colored backgrounds and that great subway stripe. I call this a subway stripe because it reminded me of the windows in subway cars when I drew it. You probably noticed it in the black colorway above....



And the final pattern is a large floral line work print on a variety of background colors.



This is the quilt I designed and made from Summertime to take to quilt market. I used the floral print as part of a border in "Single Stems". The pattern will be released on June 15, 2010. I just love my job!

16 comments:

Sinta Renee said...

One more adorable line of fabrics Barbara! I love the polka dots and how whimsical the patterns are. Congratulations!

Bev said...

I'll never be able to save for retirement unless you quit designing fabric! SO adorable! You are very talented (to put it mildly).

Cheery wave from
Bev

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

This line of fabric is just fabulous Barbara!!

Crafty Mama said...

That is so pretty, can't wait for it to be released!!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Barbara,

Another gorgeous line of fabrics :)
Love the presentation card and quilt too.

Hugs, Sharon

Wendy said...

Love the flower vases! How original!! But of course, I want one just like you :)

Robyn - Coffee and Cotton said...
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Whosies said...

love it!! so fun. i am not sure that i have a favorite {too hard to decide} but i do love the black background one...hmmm

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What FUN fabrics and patterns!! Totally my style!!!!

Becky

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Cute, cute, cute!!! I love it!

Mary Anne Drury said...

OH MY GOSH !!!! That is some of the CUTEST fabric I've ever seen !!!! I REALLY LOVE IT !!!!

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Fantastic!!! I love it! You are amazing!
Nadine

Anna said...
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Anna said...

I love this! I just posted about your new line over at by blog. I think the gray dots are my favorite! One commenter at my blog decided that your fabrics are so lovely that they deserve names. Any chance you'd let us name them in return for fabric? A contest? That would be fun. ;)

Congrats and best wishes!

Anna
Yards&Yards
http://yardsandyards.blogspot.com/2010/06/up-and-coming-summertime-by-barbara.html

patricia belyea said...

Hip, fun and irresistible.

Bluzbrod said...

I love your new Summertime fabrics, gotta get me sum :-)