good morning! mom and i are back from bemidji. we had a wonderful time teaching Brazilian Embroidery, catching up with Bonnie, and kicking off our shows for 2020.
we’ve been getting the shop switched around to showcase some of our favorite collections…right now…we are falling in love with Rue 1800. Soft, gentle, sweet, summery…perfect florals, classic paisleys, gorgeous colors of rose, porcelain, dove, robin’s egg, and cobblestone. i want to drop everything i’m doing and start cutting up a jelly roll (what i would make i’m not quite sure but the colors are so welcomed after a chilly winter).
the precuts for this collection include honeybuns which work wonderfully with 1/2 inch hexies (if you are looking for a summery hand project)…a stars in the garden would be lovely!
we sprung for the entire 40 bolt collection because we couldn’t pick just 10 or 12 or 18 or 32. they are all just so pretty and the florals are a mixture of new and some classic which makes them perfect for mixing with their previous collections…especially Poetry, Porcelain, and Victoria. The dove and cobblestone lean more towards a brown…but still has a slight grey tone to it…truly lucsious!
here they are all snuggled into the mantle…(the colors are even prettier in person!)
all the yardage and precuts are online now…grab your favorites right here.
also…some new fingering yarn from the Uluru Collection by Queensland
lovely, soft, and perfect for a little weekend knitting. grab a ball here.
gabby-goo is getting impatient so i’d better get going.
introducing Rue 1800…a sister collection to both Poetry and Porcelain…classic seaside inspiring colors including robin’s egg, dove, porcelain, and rose.
Rue 1800 is 3 Sisters spring 2020 collection and though it embodies all of their classic 3 Sisters-ness…it is also it’s own vision. The rose is a little pinker, the robin’s egg a little bluer, the prints a little bolder…yet still oh, so pretty.
Rue 1800 is explained as follows in the moda catalog…
“In a quiet corner of Paris, not far from the banks of the Seine, there is a lovely apartment building that embodies the spirit of the city, especially in the spring. It’s been said that Paris is for changing your outlook, for throwing open the windows and letting in the la vie en rose. Roses. And pink.”
i think that description is spot on…after a winter like we’ve had it is definitely time to throw open the windows and cut into some Rue 1800.
Classic and gorgeous…Jo really knows how to put a collection together!
Jo describes Lancaster as follows…
“Forever in the love with 19th Century Quilts, my Lancaster collection fills the bill to add another color layer to our quilts.
Lancaster provides beautiful prints for traditional and reproduction quilts, including madder reds and gold that give life to the 19th century browns, blacks, and neutrals. These fabrics feature a great “Momma bear” stripe that’s not too big, not too small, that’s just right, lovely florals, and a cool little dot print. There are leaves and buds, a few interesting background prints and a sweet small check will be perfect for traditional quilts. “