Saturday, 13 August 2016

My Newest Quilt Gracie is Launched!


I designed Gracie for a wall in my kitchen; I just love the centre vase and surrounding tulips and the design is a stylistic nod to all those pieces if beautiful chinaware I have in the cupboards. With Gracie, I wanted to enjoy the best bits on a feature wall and I wanted to keep it simple rather than intricate. In Gracie I can see my love for applique combined in a modern feeling, almost but not quite folksy arrangement.

Of course, I never tire of tulips. As a design motif they represent love and devotion and with all the varieties of tulip out there, it’s a wonderful opportunity to let loose with beautiful fabrics. From the bright and modern to subtle and classic, Gracie just works. In fact, I haven’t yet decide what scheme to settle on myself (nothing new there).
Originally I envisioned a blue and white return to Delft theme, but the design took over and took matters into it’s own hands. Rather than a follow on from my Oma’s Blues as originally intended, Gracie has taken on a style and attitude all of her own.

Here are just a few colour schemes I am head over heels in love with. I really can't decide between them, what do you think? Which is your favorite?

Hopelessly pink and green? I am so in love with this colour way..
But there's no denying the allure of greys. What about this chambray grey and hot pink?
Or grey with soft pink?
then again, how can I pass up pink and blue?
Speaking of blues, what about a striking double print of blues and reds?
I could just colour way all day - but I won't, I don't have the time right now as I'm on wedding dress duty. But, I just had to come on and share this gorgeous pattern. I always love releasing my designs, they're all so special to me and I love making them available to everyone.

8 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And here I was thinking you were making a wedding dress LOL

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  2. It is simply BEAUTIFUL, Esther!
    Red and blue does it for me, although I do like the green and pink too.
    xx

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  3. Will I ever have the time to make it? But I just could not resist! Thank you, Esther, for this special offer :-)
    xx

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  4. Gorgeous! love your patterns ... thanx for the price break.

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  5. My favorite is the second one, with the fresh green. And you are correct - pink and green is such a pretty colour combination. Off to buy the pattern. Thanks so much!

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  6. Pink and green! Just downloaded it, but I have NO idea when I'll get to make it. Still working on LE, among other things. I just couldn't resist it!

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  7. THank you for this great pattern. I've bought and printed it at once, simple adore it!

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  8. Love quite a few of these colorways - chambray blue and hot pink my favorite.

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