Now that Quilt Market has passed, I'm thrilled that I can finally share my Dandi-Annie line for Moda Fabrics! The glowing golds and yellows have been warming up my office and brightening my days. This was a special collection to design because it reminds me of growing up and seeing the cheery yellow blooms pop up in our yard. As kids, we loved the simple happy flowers that could be twisted into necklaces and rubbed into our skin to make a lovely golden color. But even better than the yellow blooms were the mature puff balls of seeds. We knew our dreams would come true if we could blow the seeds off the stem in one breath.
After blowing the seeds off the dandelion stem, we would watch our seeds travel off in the breeze in a graceful dance. Hopefullness. Sunny days. Being a kid and finding the beauty in a what others considered a weed.
Those are the memories and wishes wrapped up in the threads of Dandi-Annie. Little birds also pay a visit in this group, jauntily picking their own bouquet of dandelions. Flyaway seeds, some woven textures and plaid, and a lattice repeat that makes me think of cottage gardens...cheery coordinates for a happy group.
Warm colors fill the group with golds, pinks and greens and they are balanced with the cool of gray. The line still coordinates with the colors from my previous collections so I'm sure to try some mixing in of Blushing Peonies and Dear Mum and Poppy Mae. The more the merrier in the garden!
I hope you like Dandi-Annie as much as I do. I think its my favorite Moda group so far! It will be arriving in quilt shops in November 2018. Stay tuned for QUILTS!
6/14/2018 06:18:55 pm
I’ve been collecting fabric to make a quilt for my daughter. I’m not the only quilter in my family so it’s predetermined I always do their first “big kid” quilt - the one that goes on their first big kid bed. I’ve not been completely happy with the collection I have and felt I was missing 3-4 fabrics to finish it out. My sweet Molly LOVES flowers and picks dandilions for me everyday for us to make wishes together. I saw this fabric line come up and knew in an instant it will be the finishing touches for her quilt. I’m so incredibly grateful! It’s beautiful and I can’t wait to get it in my sewing room!!
6/14/2018 07:35:34 pm
Leighia, that is the sweetest comment! I'm so glad the fabric spoke to you in that way and that it will be included in the important "big kid" quilt. How lovely!! I hope you send a picture of the quilt when its done. I'm sure it will be so special! :)
10/9/2018 10:18:52 am
This fabric is soon beautiful. Will this come out in Canada in November as well? Have to have it for sure, it is really rich looking!
11/5/2018 08:33:59 am
Do you know when in november this is coming to the shops ? I can not wait :)
11/5/2018 08:55:42 am
Following to find out launch date! Can’t wait!!
2/9/2019 03:53:20 am
This is a gorgeous fabric collection. Can you recommend a couple quilt patterns for this collection?
3/27/2019 10:13:42 pm
I have never seen any art which captures the spirit of dandelion as does this fabric. It is magnificent! I just discovered it and want to make everything from it.
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