Everyone has an activity they find comfort in. For some it may be cooking, while for others it may be playing a musical instrument. You may find comfort in reading a great book or traveling to a favorite spot. Art and design are my sanctuary... my "safe place". Ever since I can remember I've found comfort in doodling and creating something new. As I grew older and my senses got sharper I began obsessing over color, pattern and typography and I knew I would eventually make a career out of this little obsession of mine.
Sanctuary is not a place or time, but a feeling – a feeling of utmost serenity and bliss. Without much further ado, I present to you Sanctuary, my 5th collection with Michael Miller Fabrics, 27 glorious prints divided into 2 vibrant color stories available in 100% cotton shirting, 44”/45” wide. Plus 6 coordinating knit designs printed on 100% cotton interlock, 58” wide.
Let's start with the wovens, OK? The shirtings are lighter in weight than quilting cottons but not as sheer as lawns or voiles, so they are PERFECT for apparel design, but as you'll see in my inspiration photos below, we've also been using them for pillows and totes. And I imagine they'd make super soft quilts too! The drape on these fabrics is superb and they sew up like butter and gather like a dream...
The COOL palette features soothing tones of aqua, turquoise, pear green and soft grays.
The WARM palette kicks it up a notch with vibrant tones of tangerine, lemon yellow and raspberry playing oh, so well with deep espresso and bordeaux tones.
Now for the super soft and yummy knits...
These 100% interlocks come in berry and ocean palettes and all play so well with each other... you'll see!
And what's a fabric reveal without a whole lotta inspiration images, eh? Check these out!
And I whipped up this quick zig-zag quilt to showcase the knits yesterday. It is truly the softest quilt ever! I'd be happy to write up a quickie tutorial here for anyone who wants it. You'll have to wait till after we get back from Quilt Market, though! ;)
Soooo, if you've made it this far down, here's your reward... leave me a comment and let me know what you think of the collection or if you have a favorite colorway or a print that is just calling your name. This is a quick contest because I want to get this prize package in the mail before we leave for Quilt Market, so this coming Sunday, Oct. 24th, we will randomly draw 2 winners:
- The first winner will receive 5 (FIVE!) one-yard cuts of the wovens (shirtings) plus your choice of a Madeline or a Maddie pattern
- The second winner will receive 3 (THREE!) one-yard cuts of the knits with your choice of a Penelope or a Penny pattern.
Good luck! And if you're coming to Market, check us out at booths #931-933!
(and please don't forget to leave an easy way for us to contact you if you win!)