I'm absolutely delighted to be able to announce my newest fabric collection for Marcus Fabrics! These collections are a long time coming in the design process, and so when it's finally time to show them off, it's darn exciting! The new collection is named......(drum roll please!)
I was inspired by this lovely couple in Grant Wood's iconic painting, American Gothic. Last year, I named a pattern after this painting after researching about it, and learning that Mr. Wood was inspired by early American life in the nineteenth century. The couple, their home, clothes and details in the painting depict life in the 1800's.
|Goth Talk on Saturday Night Live|
Now...let's be clear here....very clear....American Gothic was NOT inspired by what we commonly refer to as Goth today. (teehee)
|American Gothic by Grant Wood 1930|
Creativity often takes crazy routes to a final destination, and that's what happened with this lovely collection of black fabrics. But that's another story!
My new American Gothic fabrics are a collection of blacks and yummy creams. There are eighteen new prints in the collection, and I'm lovin' every one of them. Would you like a sneak peek?? I'll let the pictures do the talking for me.
As always, Marcus did a beautiful job with these goods. The fabrics they produce are exceptional quality, and the colors are divine! Please excuse my poor photography on some of the prints as the photos never do the actual fabrics justice. And...the prints look much larger than they really are...again...blame the photographer!
Your favorite quilt shop owners will begin to see American Gothic in August, and I'm not certain just yet when it will be shipped to your LQS, but I'll keep you posted on that. My sample yardage should arrive any day now, and I can hardly wait to begin to piece with it. I have a new pattern all designed so I'll be ready to get sewing when it arrives.
I adore black fabric and put it into just about all of my quilts. It sets off the other colors so well. Oh, heck...I just love it all by itself!
I hope you like my American Gothic prints!!