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!!
WOO-HOO, Pam! SCORE!! LOVE black fabrics and these are wonderful (sorry for all the caps--that was me shouting for joy!).ReplyDelete
I admit, your title with that photo had me nervous and did not leave room for me to even think of the Grant Wood painting. : )
Love the new range Pam - congratulations - I, too, thought you'd gone over to the dark side when I saw the title of your range!! Very pretty and useful :-)ReplyDelete
They are simply divine!!! I can't believe we now have some awesome blacks! Do you know how hard it is to find blacks for a quilt shop...nearly impossible. Yippee to you Pam... and THANKS MARCUS FABRICS!! YOU ROCK!!ReplyDelete
Doing a happy dance!!Delete
I bought the entire collection of pin money last payday and just received the entire collection of prairie wovens today. Another collection! Black! Oh boy! Time to squirrel away some more mad money!ReplyDelete
Don't you mean Pin Money? teehee ;-)Delete
Oh...these are GREAT! I will be buying this collection for sure! LOVE THEM! <3ReplyDelete
These are excellent!!!!!ReplyDelete
This will be a great collection to add to my stash. I especially like the prints with the reds. Yummy! Thank you for sharing your designs. I love that part!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful fabrics! Can't wait to see what you've designed for using the collection.ReplyDelete
What!!!!! You had me scared there for a minute you little devil!!! What a great group of fabrics. You sure have been busy!! I love adding blacks to all my quilts. I was at The Quilt Merchant Saturday and picked up some of your Pin Money and Woven's. LOVE them!!! Karen SchultzReplyDelete
Wow, I love them all.ReplyDelete
All I can do is look at that and oooooohhhhh and uahhhhhhhhhhh. Love them and could see them in lots of little quilts in my future! Thanks VickieReplyDelete
Very VERY nice Pam! I think they will be popular.ReplyDelete
Oh, they are SO pretty! I love using black in all my quilts too. And I love black and cream with that hint of red.ReplyDelete
Very nice! I look forward to using the new line.
The new line looks fabulous. I can't wait to see it in person and pet it a little.ReplyDelete
Love these! The last one that looks like little bouquet is my favorite. Will need lots of that one.ReplyDelete
Your new collection is gorgeous! I love blacks and creams and yours are stunning!ReplyDelete
These are just beautiful! I love black too! Such a lovely collection!ReplyDelete
These are gorgeous! I can't wait to get some! It's so hard to find black prints.....Yay!ReplyDelete
I didn't know what to expect with your title, but was relived to see a wonderful fabric range!ReplyDelete
Another fabulous line.Love them!!ReplyDelete
You hit it out of the park with this new line of fabric. Can't wait to get my hands on some of these!ReplyDelete
I am just loving those new fabrics!! Hoping hubby goes back to work this fall so I can get some. Poor guy has been out all year with 4 surgeries....the last being for cancer of the kidney. A 5th. surgery was the year before. I promised to use my stash and have kept my word. Fortunately I have a pretty nice one.ReplyDelete
I have to admit.....didn't expect them to be so pretty after reading the name of them, but found the story quite interesting.
Have you designed a quilt with them yet? If so, I missed it somehow.
Pam, WOW!! your new fabric line 'American Gothic' is AMAZING.. love the name too!!! The prints & colours are FANTASTIC!!! i can't wait to add them to my stash :))) cheers...MarianReplyDelete
Those are some of the most gorgeous small prints I've ever seen. Good job! Can't wait to see how you use them. Thanks for the preview!ReplyDelete