Spring and Carolina Lilies!
In May, virtually we started showing the lines that would have been at a spring Quilt Market. I am happy to share my Carolina Lilies that will be shipping in November. This line started as I was thinking about my mom who loves day lilies and I know she has been waiting so patiently for me to do some with warm happy colors. She always had a mix of yellow, orange and red day lilies in her garden and I particualarly liked the ones with spots. When I saw the Carolina Lilies and their dramatic colors and big speckled petals and curved back cap shapes, I knew they were the ones!
The curve of the petals, and the hanging stamen remind me of twirling dancers with their elegant legs and ballet slippers. I've added graceful ferns, lacy leaves and a painted paisley to accompany the spotted florals.
The colors for this line are Ruby, Peach, Grass and Aqua, with a few pops of Teal. It is a similar palette to the Painted Meadow Coneflower palette. The teals, greens and aqua especially correlate strongly with Painted Meadow.
The selvage quote is from Dolly Parton and says "Wildflowers don't care where they grow." Dolly Parton has given so much to research and vaccine development for Coronavirus. She is a fabulous example of a beautiful, creative and strong presence with the spirit of giving to others. Thank you Dolly!
With Carolina Lilies, we have five new Thatched colors to complement the collection. I am especially smitten with the deep red of the Ruby color. I'm happy to say that with wideback Thatched fabrics, the Seafoam, Cream, and Pine are wonderful compliments to a Carolina Lily quilt top.
I had a great time playing around with some existing patterns with these new fabrics. I used Emilia and love how the half square triangles and border look in both Thatched Soft Washed Black and the tone on tone cream of little vines and leaves from Carolina Lilies, as well as in the Ruby Thatched border with Toast Thatched triangles.
I've also redone Blockstep in this new line and use Thatched seafoam, soft black, washed linen, pebble and greenery as some of the accent colors for the light and dark versions.
A new pattern for this group is Mod Flower Box. I'm showing this in both Carolina Lilies and in all Thatched. The Thatched version uses Fat Eights of fabric. The Carolina Lilies version uses yardage for the background with a single charm pack. The pattern has a template for making the quarter circle blocks but I usually use the Creative Grids Circle Savvy Ruler for cutting my curves. This is a wall or lap quilt and if you want to leave the outer border off, it can work on smaller wall surfaces or as a table topper. This unit can also be grouped with four units to make a bed sized quilt. On the Thatched version, I've used the darker Soft Black for the background and pared it with the Chalkboard Scribbles fabric for the bigger background. I like how this emphasizes the corners on the circles.
Carolina Lilies should be shipping to shops in November. Due to the world events with the pandemic and the shortage of shipping containers, there have been delays in the past year for deliveries. Every effort is made to get things shipped on time but things happen and there are only so many resources and containers. Just know that we are all trying as hard as we can to make it happen. Your patience is appreciated so much!!
Now, back to summer and graduations and designing new lines and working with new arrivals. Happy summer. Stay safe. Stay calm. Enjoy each day.
6/8/2021 07:01:46 pm
Hello Robin....have a question about Mod Flower Box..is that being released at Market? Thank you
6/9/2021 08:39:03 am
I love this line! Can hardly wait for it to come out!! I just finished a quilt top using your Solana line and absolutely love with it.
6/15/2021 05:17:22 pm
I am so in love with this line. I keep thinking I could not love a line more than your last and then this - and I do! You have such a gift.
7/6/2021 06:41:30 pm
I love this line, especially the Emilia quilt. I plan to make this one for myself. Do you have a photo of the complete quilt as you laid it out? Do you think there will be a kit available in the larger size? I can hardly wait until November.
7/11/2021 03:04:38 pm
Is there a Ruby Thatched? I could not find one. Does the color you used have a corresponding number?
Lila Ferguson Buchanan
7/21/2021 10:23:00 pm
11/1/2021 06:39:51 am
Hi Robin, I really love your Carolina Lilies fabrics. Do you know if that line of fabric will be available at the beginning of November in Quilt stores or later into the month? I am waiting for it to be available to buy it. It is so gorgeous. Have a great day.
12/30/2021 06:38:25 am
Gorgeous fabrics. I love the colors and patterns -- just stunning! I can't wait to make something with these. This collection just sings to me. Thank you!
4/20/2022 07:40:10 am
I love Carolina Lilies, it reminds me of my Mom. Her and my Dad planted Tiger Lilies around their little cabin in the woods. Can't wait to get some more of this line. Thank you!
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