We went to America, Kate and I, and as guests of MODA FABRICS we showed off our brand new collection of quilting fabrics to some of the 22 million quilters across the USA.
What an extraordinary new world we discovered! It was our first trip to Salt Lake city and we were overwhelmed by the charm, wholesomeness and exuberance of the city, we met heavenly people and had an enthusiastic reception to our first attempt in designing fabrics for the quilting world.
When we embarked upon the collaboration with MODA Fabrics, I went back to the roots of Cabbages & Roses. Our first fabrics were based on the faded, worn, crumpled fabrics once available in the 50’s – the sort of fabric you could only find in scraps in junk shops and vintage fairs. This jolly, lighthearted range of fabrics are perfect for making old fashioned quilts as well as clothing and accessories. The stripes add strength and body, coordinating with the florals both large and small. As with all our fabrics, they look better washed and air dried, giving the prints an added dimension and movement in the cloth. Where we have printed the same pattern on different coloured base cloths, one white and one cream, the idea is to use them together in quilting designs, giving the impression of sun faded areas. There is something wholesome in time worn and faded – this is what we have created. The rest is up to you, limited only by your imagination!
These fabrics will be available from September 2011, check the MODA website, or call 800-527-9447 or send an email to email@example.com for stockists.
Keep your eyes peeled for free patterns, projects and lovely giveaways from now until September. Here are a few shots from our photo-shoot with the new fabrics.
Pretty blues and white hanging on the washing line
Quintessentially English summer picnic
Raking the leaves to get the perfect shot
Afternoon tea in the garden
Cushions made from our pretty collection
Blue and white collection
Love C & R xx