My secret to a never ending garden? Blooming fabrics that never wilt! The botanical sketchbook continues with my new fabric line for Moda Fabrics. “Blushing Peonies” have bloomed in a dramatic and colorful fashion. I’m so excited to be able to share this new line that just showed at Quilt Market in St. Louis! When Moda sponsored the Fabric8 contest in 2015 they picked “botanical sketchbook” as the theme. I can’t think of anything lovelier to draw and explore than beautiful, colorful flowers. I’m so happy to keep the theme going and keep the color blooming. These peonies may be blushing, but they certainly are not bashful.
I love the romance of peonies as they open. When I was younger, I would see the round bud balls in the garden with ants marching in frenzy on the surface. They were just as eager to see the flowers burst open with full soft petals. Breathtaking in a vase on the table. Colors so pink and pretty and lively with light. Don’t you just love the beauty?
I’m happy to say that the Blushing Peonies line will still coordinate with my Poppy Mae line so have fun mixing your floral favorites. This new group has a larger range of grays to play with along with a warm group that includes a punchy orange to go with the warm pinks. Some solids you may want to mix in with the Peonies are Moda’s Bella Solid Persimmon 294, Cameo 298, Bubble Gum 88, Pesto 233, Chartreuse 188 and Light Lime 100. For light backgrounds I use Eggshell 281 or White Bleached 98. I love love love Moda’s Bella Solid Charcoal 284 for a dark drama and some other lovely grays are Etching Slate 170 and Gray 83.
Blushing Peonies will be shipping to Quilt Shops in November. Just in time to make that quilt to snuggle up under and to remember warm days and the sweet scent of pink and white blooms.
10/21/2017 02:59:52 am
Peonies are actually an underrated flower that everyone needs to know more about. I don't why everyone's still hyped over Roses, Lilies, Sunflowers, etc. When there are so many cheap, but also beautiful flowers out there that needs to be discovered by everyone. Peonies, for an instance is one of the loveliest flowers I've ever laid my eyes on. It's just so pretty, it literally brightens up my mood every single time.
12/21/2017 04:17:08 am
Peonies are my favorite flowers and this is a great example how to admire them all year round. Before New Year I want to congratulate you with this holiday. New Year is my favorite holiday and I like to attend different festivals devoted to it. I try to make plans and goals before New Year to be ready and to do more things during next year. Do you follow your resolutions or they stay only on the paper?
12/30/2017 10:10:37 am
How can I buy one of the fabric collections? Do you have a collection of 10" sqquares?
11/3/2019 02:09:05 pm
A Favorite flower for sure. Your rendering is exquisite. You truly capture the essence of tbis lovely flower. Thank you.
2/28/2021 06:55:48 pm
Love this line. Where can I find it for sale?
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