Monday, October 25, 2010

My Secret Project ...revealed!

I'm so excited! It seems like I have waited forever until I could show you what my secret project is....and now....today is the day!
But before I show you some rosey-cherry-daisy-polka dotty-gingham eye candy...

I am announcing the winner of my 1930's scraps giveaway.
The winner is Rhondi from "Rose Colored Glasses"....
Congratulations Rhondi....shoot me an email with your address and I'll ship your fabric to you ASAP!
A great big thank you with a cherry on top to everyone who left me all that bloggy love and entered the giveaway...watch for more giveaways coming soon!


Okay....now on to my obviously "not so secret anymore project".
I'm assuming that you can see I'm announcing my.... first fabric line!!!!!!....
called "Sew Cherry".....can I get a woot?
Oh my gosh...it's been sooo hard keeping this secret!
I'm excited that the line will come through Riley Blake which is a fairly new and also a very successful, creative company.
Designing my own fabric really is a dream come true and a long time in the making and I hope you all like what you see:)

Here is the story board showing the full line of "Sew Cherry". It will be displayed in the Riley Blake booth at Fall Market in Houston. It's now available for ordering through Riley Blake and the expected delivery will be in early spring!
"Sew Cherry" consists of 8 designs in 3 color ways with the addition of 3 solids (white,yellow and red) for a total of 27 different fabrics in the line.
Having the solids will be so helpful in all of the MANY, MANY patterns I have designed for the "Sew Cherry" line.

On the back of the story board you can see the dots that will be on the selvedge....showing all of the colors that I used in the line. I'm sure you aren't suprised by these colors as they are my normal palette to work with!



The colorways that I chose are....
Red and Yellow....



Blue and Brown...



...and Pink with Green.
All of the colorways have brown in them.


The main floral in Pink...




White.....



....and Butter Yellow.



I thought I would show you a larger view of the stripes as they were only able to put a small square photo of them within the colorways on the storyboard....


I chose to do the striped fabric in a large scale. I'm really happy with the way it turned out......the fabric is going to be so versatile to use in many projects .....and will also be perfect for fussy cutting!
I could only choose 3 colors to have my polka dot fabric and also my gingham fabric to be printed..... so I chose red, green and brown.
The other 3 colors that I wasn't able to choose were yellow, pink and blue....soooo....I put in them in as gingham and polka dots in the striped fabric! Yay! Now I have them in all six colors which is what I really wanted.
The polka dot sections in the stripe measure 5" wide and the gingham sections measure 3" wide so they will be plenty big enough to use for cutting quilt blocks and other things.

So there is the long explanation of my ginghams and polka dots!
And of course if you know me at all....I obviously would not design my first line of fabric without the addition of red gingham and also red polka dots.....both are my absolute favorite fabric to work with.
If you have been following my quilt designs throughout the years you know that I always use them in every quilt!


All of the images I am showing you are of course....on paper.
I won't be getting my actual fabric until after the first of the year:(
I can't wait to get my hands on it and sew it up into the patterns I have designed!....patience is NOT one of my virtues...LOL.
In the meantime....I am busy working on my second line....so what do you think my bloggy friends?
Do you like it?

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109 comments:

amy smart said...

Lori!! This is amazing!! I am so excited for you. I love every last bit of it. Thank you for designing a whole line of fabric with me in mind. ;)

A big WOOT for you!!

Christine M said...

Congratulations on your fabric Lori. The range is just gorgeous. How exciting for you. It must have been hard for you to keep it a secret. Regards, Christine

Busy As Can Be said...

Oh my gosh Lori...I knew it would be cute but it is darling...I can't wait to buy some. And I know the patterns you do too will also be a must! Your talent is as always ...Amazing!

Vickie E said...

gorgeous! just fantastic...

jednoiglec said...

This collection is lovely! The prints, the name - everything! Congrats!

maree said...

Oh boy!!!n How exciting for you. That is such cool news. Love the colours and designs. Big smiles for you:) Ciao

Madame Samm said...

And SEW YOU it is Lori...I am not surprised at all that you have a FABRIC line and it is over the top girly, soft, colorful and sew cherry.I will be lined up for it in the spring to be added to my collection and in a not so distant future.. quilted into one of my own creations...
I think my very first quilt design in the spring will be yours..count on it...I am sew thrilled for you...Fabulous that Riley Blake realized your amazing talent...
Everyone wins...
Blessings madame samm

Sarah said...

Yes I sure do like it!! It's fabulous in a really big way. Love the red range particulary of course, the spots and the floral are very pretty. I'd certainly buy it if I saw it for sale. So cheerful and pretty. Well done and congratulations!

Michelle said...

Congratulations, you must be sew excited, I sure hope we see some way down here in NZ soon, I can see some great projects made with all this yumminess!

Wendy said...

Hey congratulations! The fabric is absolutely beautiful. I'm a big blue fan so I'm drawn to the blue and brown, but I love the other colours too. Do you think these fabrics will be available in the UK at all or will us poor British crafters be missing out?

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Lori, Lori, Lori! I am so very HAPPY for you! This is so very exciting, I don't know how you can even sleep at night! Your fabric line is darling and will have to get my hands on some! Wishing you much more success!

Hugs,
Maryjane
xox

Janet said...

Absolutely beautiful fabric colorways and so versatile! Congrats and will look forward to seeing the fabric and patterns.

Sentimentally Me said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

Congrats ~ so happy for you and can't wait to see it in person

woohoo!!!!!!!

Patrice

Diana said...

Oh, Lori! Not only am I SO happy for you, I LOVE the fabric! It is just perfect... can't wait to get my hands on it either!!
You are so talented and creative, I am so happy you have had this chance!!
blessings...
diana in Illinois

trish said...

Oh Lori!!! Be still my heart!! I love your fabric line! Congratulations!! You did a beautiful job and I CAN NOT WAIT until we can purchase it!!! :o)
I love it!!
Sincerely - Trish

"Lois Grebowski" said...

LOVE how you "sneaked" the polka dots in the leaves of the floral motif! I'm sure this will be a successful line.

Congrats to the scrap winner! Enjoy!!!!!

luckymom said...

I love this line. I can't wait either. Will definitely be ordering some. Thanks for revealing.

Michele said...

Congratulations! Such a cute collection.

collettakay said...

I love it!

Rhondi said...

Hi Lori
Your new fabric line is FABULOUS!! I LOVE IT!! Daisies, dots, cherries, checks..what more could a girl want. Congratulations.
Thanks for picking me to win the fabric scraps too.
Hugs, Rhondi

Kasey said...

Love, love, love it!!! That's a dream of mine, to design my own fabric line...
I'm going to be stalking LQS next spring to find it!
GONGRATS on the line!

Renea said...

Love these designs. You are so talented. Can't wait to see your patterns and to see these fabrics in the quilt stores.

jlk said...

Love it! Great job!!

Sew Here We Are said...

Congrats!!Love, Love, Love it!! Can't wait till it's out. While at Quilt Market next week, I will be sure to look up the Riley Blake booth. So excited for you :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh WOW Lori! Your fabric line is beautiful! I LOVE it! Great job, and congratulations :-)

Becky said...

YAHOO!!!!! So happy to read that you are designing fabric! How will we manage to wait for it to be released? Congratulations on this great endeavor! Love the red and white dots!!!!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

OhMyGosh Lori -- HOW exciting! CONGRATULATIONS -- it's beautiful!!!

Jennie said...

It's my dream fabric - all my favorite colors! It's beautiful and I'm going to have to wait even longer to get my hands on it. Can't wait to see what you've designed for it. Just lovely.

Jeanne Lex said...

love your "take back" them - reminds me of when I was a little girl - everythings was bright and cheery - congratulations - I will be looking for your fabric in my LQS

Sara said...

Gingham is one of my new found loves!!! Congrats!!!

Linda said...

WOW! CONGRATULATIONS! What a beautiful retro line. Love it. I will have to watch for the reveal in our shops up here in the new year. Have you come down to earth yet? Or are you still on cloud nine.

Babette said...

congratulations!!! you are so talented! now the whole quilting world will know what we already do!!!

Lois said...

I love it, Lori!
Great job on your "first" line and I know there will be many more in the future.

Kim Walus said...

A definite HOMERUN. I'm predicting it will sell out and there will have to be a second or even third printing. Congratulations, Lori. I love it and want it!!! Thanks for sharing!

jle819 said...

Congratulations! Hopefully I'll be the next one getting congratulations . . . :) Hey, I can hope, can't I?

Auntie Em said...

Congratulations on your fabric line! It's so delicious and so YOU! Can't wait to get my hands on some also. Wonderful!

Jo Anna said...

It's fantastic Lori. I'll save some of my quilty dollars for this for sure! Jo Anna

Annette said...

Congratulations! They are fabulous. I have my eyes on those gorgeous red and yellow fabrics..you will eventually find them in my sewing room...I can't wait.

Darlene said...

SEW Cherry, is SEW you and I'm SEW excited for YOU! I will be waiting anxiously for the release and of course I can't wait to see all the patterns, as well.

Nedra said...

Hurray!!!
I know this has been such an intense labor of LOVE the last year. It's fabulous, and will be a BIG hit for sure!!!!

Linda said...

I am so excited for you Lori! It ALL turned out sew beautifully, I can't wait to actually see it, touch it and smell it! :) It's all wonderful!

Bethany said...

Congratulations, Lori! That is soooo exciting! Your fabric designs are beautiful--just absolutely delicious!
Can't wait to see how you use thm for your beautiful quilts.

Sherri said...

Absolutely LOVE it! Love, love, love it...it's perfect!!!!!!

numna said...

simply beautiful. Its a winner.cant wait until i can get some for myself.excited to see your new designs as well.You are very talented and thank you for sharing with us all

Cathy H. said...

Congrats on your new line!! It is lovely!!

Shannon said...

Wow, how wonderful@@ I love all of it. Thank you for sharing what is in your heart!

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Lori! It's wonderful. How exciting for you and great news for us. I'll be watching for it.

Jana said...

Congratulations! Can hardly wait to see it in person! Love the colors!

Into Vintage said...

Congrats on this!! Terrific print with a great vintage vibe and I *love* the mix of brown in there. :-)

Funoldhag said...

A big congratulations to you for such a beautiful line of fabrics - and for being able to design them and have it all come true!! I am thrilled for you, Lori! You have to be over the moon with pride and joy. Enjoy every minute and I will be watching for that gorgeous fabric in the quilt shops. Hugs, Carol

Sandy said...

Oh Lori,
you must be over the moon!!!!! You know what? I love the yellow and red group most of all but that is me! ALL of these would be incredible scrapbook papers too......hmmmm more money in your future?????? Think about it!!!! I just love tham all! Can't wait until I can buy some here in Arizona, any idea when that would be????? Sandy

Melanie said...

Congratulations! Your line is just tremendous! The dots and gingham alone are swoon-worthy!!

Bowbailey said...

Congratulations! You must be so excited and the rest of us are excited to actually see the fabric! I'll be on the look out for the fabric next spring and of course your wonderful patterns.

Bowbailey said...

congratulations! You must be so excited to show us your new fabric. I can't wait to see the fabric in person along with your wonderful patterns! You are an inspiration to us.

sewprimitive karen said...

Wowww, it's a perfect first line; it looks like you've been designing fabric lines for years!! How in the world did this come about?? A hearty congratulations!

Lovie said...

I'm really drawn to the blue/brown colorway. Have put this on my wish list, and will watch for it in the spring.

Brenda said...

Congratulations to you! I am in love with them. They are right down my alley. I cannot wait until they are available for all of us!

Lisa Marie said...

Awesome! Congratulations, you must be SEW Excited! I sure hope we will be able to purchase this fabric and pattern line in Canada when it comes available.

Heartsdesire said...

What an amazing collection. Your colour choices are awesome. I, too, hope the fabric line will be available in Canada. If not, I guess we can order it online. And a second line, you must be very very busy!

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

do you think they just MIGHT go well with Faith Hope & CHERRYtea?

Susan said...

WooHoo, that is exciting! Can't wait to see it in person at my LQS.

pratima said...

Congratulations! They are very cheerful and sweet. Beautiful colors and gingham & dots are a must to any collection :)

Jan Marie said...

Oh my, I don't know how you could keep that a secret. What a great line. I can't wait to see it in the stores and really can't wait to see what you have up your sleeve to do with it.

elena said...

Wow Lori!!!!!
These fabrics designs are looovely, really. I'm in love with dots and gingham, and those stripes are so cute. They match perfectly with the colors you have chosen, a litlle bit retro.For your collection just one word ......Perfect!
You can be sure I will buy it! :D
Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

Marcia said...

Congratulations on your new fabric line with RB! It is so cheerful.

Sherri said...

So...I came back to look at your fabric again...thought I'd mention I'm looking forward to the new patterns as well...this is just an amazing collection Lori...think I might have to revisit this post many more times!

Sandy said...

Fantastic. Gorgeous. Just a couple of words I would use to describe this fabric line! All of the colors I love also. Congratulations on your first line!

Carol said...

Congratulations Lori! It is amazing fabric...can't wait to get some!

Kathleen Grace said...

Congratulations! You have every right to be proud, the designs are wonderful. i love the colors, the little cherries, the retro feel, everything!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! It is a great collection, I really like the pink and green colorway.

ohiostar5 said...

Congratulations Lori, I can't wait until it arrives at my quilt shop.

I heard a designer say one time at a lecture "If you think it is exciting to see your name in the newpaper------wait until you see your name on the selvage of a bolt fabric." BettyLou

Maxine said...

Lori, love the fabric line..Can't wait to see it here in St George, also your patterns..GREAT!!!

Maxine said...

GREAT...Lori. Can't wait to see the fabric at a shop here in St George..

Angie said...

Woot!!! I can't wait! I hope hope hope my LQS has this line! I love love love the stripes!!! SO EXCITING!!!!

Dawn said...

Lori, that's so great!! Congratulations!

Rosina said...

Oh wow Lori, I LOVE it!!! Congratulations on your first fabric line and you've got another one in the works to. That's fabulous :) I just love the polka dots and gingham in red. My kitchen is red so I'm partial to that color *grin*. I'm definitely going to be getting some of this when it comes out :) So happy for you! Hugs :)

•stephanie• said...

SO darling ~ no surprise there.
everything you make ~ i love.
congratulations!
{and good luck}

Patty said...

Wow! Wonderful fabrics. Can't wait to get my hands on all of it.

Colleen said...

Congratulations
I am so excited for you!

Colleen said...

Congratulations
I am so excited for you!

Cynthia said...

Woot woot!!! It is scrumptiously gorgeous!! I love each and every color and the ginghams and the polka dots and all of it! I will have to plan one of my Utah trips to coincide with Sew Cherry! debut. Congratulations, you and your family must be so proud. Woot Woot!!!

The Ashtons said...

Yay!!!! It's charming and adorable. It's a must-have line of fabric...I wouldn't have expected differently! So happy for you (and me, too!) (Since I get to sew with it!) What a happy post.

schmidt1016 said...

This has got to be one of the very best fabric lines I have ever seen! I recently bought 2 of your patterns and will put them on hold until I can use "the real thing" in them. How exciting for you! Congratulations.

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

DianeM said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! Congratulations! That's awesome news...I'm so happy for you :)
Your fabrics are gorgeous <3
miles, DianeM

Barbieann said...

just wonderful and beautiful. I am happy for you as well as envious wishing it was me making a fabric line. Maybe someday! Again, congradulations!

Carrie P. said...

Lori, I am so excited for you. How awesome! Congrats! it is such a fun line of fabrics.
And congrats to the winner of the giveaway.

Trisha said...

So adorable! How exciting that you are now a fabric designer. Very cool!

sandra said...

Congratulations! Love them!

a little bit biased said...

Oh Lori! I love it! It's beautiful. Congratulations. You did a fantastic job. I can't wait to get my hands on some of it. It looks perfect and I am sure that is so exciting. So happy for you!

happy zombie said...

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAL!!!! BEST DAY EVER. NO... the BEST DAY EVER will be when I can get my paws on your fabric.

I'm spilling over with joy for you. SPILLING MY FRIEND... SPILLING! Aside from my excitement and happiness of having your own fabric... I'M CRAZY MAD IN LOVE WITH Sew Cherry! I truly believe you secretly made the line for me.

A mere congratulations is not enough, my friend. I love you, love what you've created and love all the goods things you bless us with. And being with super/cool/awesome/I♥them Riley Blake is the cherry on top!

Oh happy day! Can't wait for SLC 2011! Capes and crowns here we come!!! And I know JUST the fabric I want my cape in!
xoxoxoxo,
mOLT

Kathy said...

Congratulations on your new fabric designs. This line looks ultra CUTE!

Dionne said...

Oh Lori, I love love love your fabric line! I'm so excited for you, I'm so happy.
I'm going to my LQS and letting them know I'll be looking for your line on their shelves come the first of the year!!!!
Cheers,
Dionne

Cardygirl said...

Gorgeous Lori...congratulations!

Rae Ann said...

Okay ~
You are very well aware of the fact that...
"I LOVE IT"
and think that you are...
"ONE TALL DOG"!
I can now say that I have now seen
"PERECTION"
at it's best!!!
"SEW HAPPY"
for you my friend!
I will be waiting on the doorstep for the quiltshop to open the day it hits so I can buy a half yard of every piece.
HUGS~

belinda said...

OH MY...OH MY...WHAT A SURPRISE!!!
Girl....how ever did you stand it??
Were you not just about to BURST???
Good Stuff....Love it ALL!!!!

donna said...

I just love Sew Cherry. Congradulations can not wait until it is in the stores.

Kara said...

Sew, sew, sew cute! Apparently you can also add fantastic fabric designer to your list of titles! It's wonderful.

Linda Ruthie said...

How exciting! Absolutely gorgeous fabric designs. Just my style. I need to make a bunch of aprons, etc. and whittle down my stash so I can justify buying this fabric when it comes out.

Congratulations!!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is a hit or will be. That much I know. I'm so happy for you and the comments show everyone's support. You deserve the fabric love here in the comments. I enjoyed reading everyone's good wishes. Monica's is a hoot. Of course. Capes for all.

Angela Timms said...

Oh my gosh Lori! It is sooo cute I want it now! But I will wait patiently. I can see why you were so busy lol! I am so happy for you it must feel wonderful to fulfill such a big dream. Congrats and I just love it-TOODLES=Angela

Libby said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks exactly like you!!!

jen duncan said...

That is REALLY wonderful fabric Lori. Wow. LOVE it all. I think I see new kitchen curtains in my future for early 2011. yay!!

Pots and Pins said...

Oh Lori it's wonderful! I am so excited that I'll be able to actually buy some and make something with YOUR fabric!! I can definitely give you three HUGE WOOTS!
WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! Congratulations - please let us all know the minute it becomes available!!! xo, Nan

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Congratulations! I love that you've included gingham, dots and stripes. The solids are great, too, since it can be difficult to match things.

Woot!! So excited for you!

Tiffany said...

No, I dont like this line. ... I LOVE it :) Great work, super excited for it to come out next year!

eamylove said...

I am soooooooo getting this line! Love the colors, but especially the must-have polka dots and ginghams!

Anonymous said...

Adore them - so perfect for me! Hope they make their way to the St. Louis MO area or surround.....christy

Liv said...

Love the fabrics cannot wait to buy this line

Micki said...

Lori, it is just so pretty! Do you know who will be carrying it? Will Fat Quarter shop have it? I can't wait to get a hold of it a make a gorgeous quilt with it all.
Micki

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