Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Introducing... LUSH!

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Lush is my 7th fabric collection for Michael Miller Fabrics. For this line, I drew inspiration from one of my favorite places on Earth, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, so it is filled with gorgeous, bright florals of all different sizes and shapes.

Lush’s 41 prints are divided into two colorways: Sunny, with its vibrant oranges, hot pinks and citrons...

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... and Sweet, with its soft hues of aqua, lavender and green.

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It also includes my very first range of coordinating solids, 6 luscious colors to mix and match with my prints.

So, how about some inspiration images, eh? The fabric arrived just last Thursday so we turned Modkid HQ into a sweat shop the past few days, sewing everything from quilts
to pillows to garments. Luckily I had the help from the amazing women of the Central Illinois Modern Quilt Guild (stay tuned for a whole post about the sew-in!)

We designed this pillow weeks ago, when we only had strike-offs to play with...

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And we loved the outcome so much that we turned it into a mini-pattern which includes a full-size applique template (no enlarging or taping together!) plus all the detailed instructions and diagrams for making this adorable applique pillow and patchwork piping.

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We also made some garments. Here are Kyoko and Addison looking very Easter-ish. :)

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And here is a little sneak peek of the two quilted projects the CIMQG made during their 2-day sew-in this past weekend (more photos and details to come!)

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This one is a long skinny "pennant" style quilt, with a pointed end. I love it so much!!

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I would LOVE to hear what you think of Lush. We are mighty proud of it here at the studio, but we're a bit biased. ;) Leave me a comment below and you'll be entered to win a copy of our new mini-pattern Modern Lotus Pillow, a large bag of LUSH fabric scraps (all Lush, nothing else!) and a half-yard of one of my solids... everything you'll need to complete this project!! We will choose a winner a week from today.

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A week from now I'll be headed down to Houston to show off the collection and a few surprise goodies that I haven't even mentioned here (because they're not ready to show). So... if you are coming down to the International Quilt Market next week, please come see me in booth #1653. Also, if you are there on Friday, please come down to my schoolhouse at 1:55 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. in room #361 D&E. I will be giving away a wonderful surprise to every attendee!!!

102 comments:

  1. LOVE IT!!!! Both colorways are wonderful but I think I'm leaning a bit towards "sweet". And you are absolutely right, perfect for Easter!!!!

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  2. Hey! I am the first comment!
    I Love your work! And the New Collection too! So please Pick me!
    Xoxo Flavia

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  3. Sweet does look good for Easter, how dare you make me think about Easter when I haven't even finished Halloween yet, LOL.

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  4. Linda Sandusky3:10 PM

    patty....this collection is absolutely adorable....i know my granddaughter will love it!!! the pillow will look great in her bedroom.

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the colors and flowers! Just what I need to see on a gray day in NC!

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  6. Beautiful as always, Patty!

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  7. Oh, this line is GORGEOUS Patty! And I love both colorways, but especially how bright and fresh that Sunny one is! Have fun preparing for market!
    ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  8. Such a lively palette of bright happy colours. The patterns are fabulous and they manage to merge together superbly.

    gifts

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  9. Love them, can't wait to use them with your book I've pre-ordered for spring!

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  10. I think these patterns are gorgeous! I love the sweet pallette, but can already imagine the sunny pallette for a few summer dress patterns I have.

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  11. Both colorways are great! I think the "sunny" colours are my faves.

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  12. Lush is beautiful! Makes me feel like we are headed into spring instead of autumn! Both colorways are really lovely!

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  13. love your new fabric line, the pillow is super cute!

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  14. Patty! It's AWESOME! I loooove the colors!

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  15. Valeriya3:43 PM

    WOW! I love every single print Patty:-D Also, can't wait to meet you in person....I am coming to the quilt market!!!!!

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  16. I love it!!! Can't wait to get me some!!! I think those would be the perfect fabrics for my little boutique's spring/summer collection! Is fabric.com going to carry them??? Thanks for your great work, Patty!

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  17. Both colorways are lovely, but Lush in sunny cought my heart! I love especially the print with the little flowers in pots. Great that you've got your solids too - it's so helpful while sewing quilts.

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  18. Oh my! How beautiful. I love the little pot plants!

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  19. I love the new collection! I have been patiently waiting for something new! I love that the pattern for the pillow is a lotus flower, very fitting for the botanical gardens. That is one of my favorite places to go. You should be jealous, I am only about 20 minutes from there!

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  20. I can't say anything, it took my breath away....

    This fabric line is FABULOUS! All these wonderful colors - absolutely the right thing now that winter is coming - yeah, give me colors, give me flowers!!!

    Good job well done!

    Geetings,
    Tina

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  21. The new collection is lovely. Those are great colors for Easter dresses and on into spring and summer. I especially like the four leaf clover print.

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  22. Love it! Love it! Just don't ask which colorway is my favorite because that's too hard to choose!

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  23. These are amazing! Please please please pick me :) I have so many ideas in mind!

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  24. I love love love this fabric! I'm all about brights!

    I'll be at Market and School house and will be sure to come to your school house!

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  25. Jennifer Liebmann4:25 PM

    Loving the purple :)

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  26. I love the aqua of the sweet colorway. I like all the very sweet flowerpot fabrics, especially the tonal green one. And the pillow pattern is adorable.

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  27. The colors are so vibrant and cheerful. I just love it!

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  28. It's beautiful! Love the colours!

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  29. So bright and happy, I'd love to make a quilted table runner for spring decorating with these :)

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  30. It's beautiful! I love it, it's just so happy!!

    sarah8914 at gmail dot com

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  31. I LOVE it! I especially like all the small-scale coordinates in each colorway! And the pillow is fabulous! j-j-s @juno.com

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  32. gorgeous! I really love the crocus type flowers that alternate up & down (so hard to explain!) but a lovely mix of modern + classic.

    crossing my fingers ;)

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  33. Gorgeous. Both are lovely but I think the sweet pallet is my favorite. It will make lovely clothes for spring!

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  34. I absolutely love this fabric! Great job!!!

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  35. LOVE...LOVE your use of colors and patterns. They are truly lush {truly pleasing to the senses}. I would do cartwheels if I won!
    lesliervt{at}yahoo{dot}com.

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  36. Absolutely gorgeous! Fantastic! Beautiful! Fabulous! Lovely! I'm speechless! (Yeah, right! ;P)

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  37. rjsidswan5:46 PM

    The colors are out of my "normal" colors that I choose but I LOVE ALL THE COLORS IN BOTH COLORWAYS!!! I can see myself going towards the bolder brighter colors with a collection like this. Also, the quilt that was made is beautiful!!!

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  38. So so pretty. I want the fabric And the pillow patterns ( I have the dresses already!). You are such a master with making bright color work in pattern mixing. Thanks for continuing to inspire me! Barbie

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  39. Love the color ways!!!! LOVE LUSH! SO excited!

    nydia@Nydiakehnlephotography.com

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  40. OMG, I am going to put my self in a poor house ..Stunning :)

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  41. I love the Sunny colors. I love pink and orange together. The pillow is great.

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  42. Love it Patty! Really fabulous!

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  43. I think it's just beautiful. I'm always drawn to bright prints. The pillows are gorgeous. Thanks for the chance!

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  44. I LOVE IT!!!!! I thought Grand Bazaar was incredible! These are just gorgeous, in both colorways! Well done!!! :)

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  45. Love it! I love the Lotus Pillow too. If I don't win I'll have to buy this pattern ASAP.

    Can't wait to hear more about the quilts. Looks like one might have applique? I can't really tell, but it looks like the boarder flower goes into the main quilt top. Either way, it's lovely.

    ginger c at gmail dot com

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  46. Love, love those colors! Beautiful work!

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  47. Oh my gosh - the pillow is BRILLIANT! I love that you've added solids, too! Can't wait to see this!

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  48. Congratulations! I really love the new collection! The prints and colors are just stunning! I'd be pleased to win.

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  49. Another gorgeous collection Patty! I love the prints, and the colors are stunning!! I'd be honored to win some goodies :)

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  50. Beautiful! Such great colours :)

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  51. I am loving all of the bright colors. I already have my eye on spring and the leaves haven't even finished falling!

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  52. Love them both! I do hope that maybe... just maybe... there will be some knit in a few of the prints! :)

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  53. Can't wait to get my hands on this! I have a daughter that loves purple but it is hard to find fabric that is cute and girly in purple...she will be so excited!

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  54. It's gorgeous! I love all the colours together, but the sweet palette is definitely my favourite!

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  55. Glorious colours, the red with the large flowers is divine!

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  56. Beautiful vibrant colors. Gorgeous fabrics. Love your pattern of the pillow too!

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  57. I love your new fabric line!
    It is beautiful, happy, sunny and
    fun. You did a super job,
    Congratulations!

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  58. It's so beautiful! I'm in St Louis and I'm thrilled that the MBG was your inspiration.

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  59. Oh wow!!!! I think this sunny is my new favorite fabric line! I can picture little dresses, quilts, even an entire little girl's room decorated with it!!!

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  60. Hoping for luck here as I love your new line! It looks great!

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  61. I love it !
    It makes me think of summer, even though winter's coming really fast here (quebec) !

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  62. Oh my gosh, these colors and patterns are just so... Juicy, and luscious! They make me happy just looking at them. And the quilting Team did a great job of putting the fabrics together. Thanks so much for sharing your talents with the world!

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  63. So beautiful! I am a sucker for bright prints. I love it! Can't wait till it comes out.

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  64. I love it! I can't wait to get my hands on some. Great job!

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  65. I just love the bright colors and the dresses that are so cute! I think I'll have to work on some of those for my girls in Lush- just adorable!

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  66. Simply beautiful! You sure do make me wish I had a little girl to sew for, that is for sure!

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  67. Love the Lush - every piece is stunning, but I am especially fond of the "sweet" colorway!

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  68. This is such beautiful fabric and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the lotus pillow pattern. It would look so perfect in my daughter's "zen" room.

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  69. Absolutely beautiful - love the color palettes! Can't wait to sew up a few beautiful, colorful items with these two colorways!

    Have a fabulous weekend and good luck with all the "getting ready" for quilt market. :)

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  70. Like you even have to ask what we think, you're brilliantly talented! Gorgeous new line and I love the pillow case pattern, I need it!

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  71. Love the new line! Hope to see you at market!

    Celesa

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  72. So pretty! I cant decide which colorway I like best...

    sanders4 at austin dot rr dot com

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  73. Anonymous12:17 AM

    Very beautiful - LOVE the bright colors and feel of this collection!

    ttozdesigns@yahoo.com

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  74. Very pretty, either would be great for baby quilts

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  75. The colors are great- very vivid and bright! I am also super excited about the coordinating solids- I LOVE fabric collections with coordinating solids. As someone who orders the majority of my fabric online, it makes life so much easier!

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  76. I LOVE these colors, so bright and vibrant. I can't wait to get my hands on some.

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  77. Ooohhhhhhhhhh Patty I LOVE IT! So fun seeing the fabric since it was just paper when I got the sneak peek at your open house. I just love the colors in this. That blue flowered dress is awesome. I really love that fabric. And the quilt? WOW! Awesome colors in that. I can't wait to hear more about the guild being there. I bet they had so much fun. Congrats on the newest huge hot seller for you I'm sure.

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  78. I just LOVE it! The colors and the flowers are amazing The pillow is fabulous! Just wish I could meet you at the quilt market but I´m sitting here in Sweden and longing for your fabric and pattern to be out on the market.

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  79. I love the sunny pallette. My girls love to stand out with those bright colors. I love how all the fabric lines blend into one another so I can use the new stuff and use my old scraps at the same time.

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  80. I love the happy colors and patterns! Just the right thing to brighten cloudy fall days.

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  81. You named it very aptly. Lush is gorgeous! I'll have to ask my favorite quilt shop to get it!

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  82. It is so pretty, bright and cheerful! The lotus pillow is just gorgeous!!

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  83. Carolann427@aol.com10:43 AM

    LOVE it!!! So happy and makes me smile! You never disappoint, Patty! Carolann427@aol.com

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  84. This is making already long for spring and to make my girlie some spring dresses! Love both colorways but Sweet are totally my colors!

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  85. If you tell me when and WHERE I could get into your suitcases I'd be sooooo WITH YOU! LOVE the LUSH fabricline

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  86. Fresh colors...gets me all excited inside. love the range of patterning scale and botanicals, makes it easy to mix and match...very inspirational.

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  87. Anonymous9:15 AM

    These new fabrics are lovely! Well done! Nyla-Jean, Kingston, Ontario

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  88. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Gorgeous! I love all of the bright colors!

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  89. Anonymous4:05 PM

    Beautiful! ~Jennifer Richards

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  90. Love the whole line! Need to finish my fall projects and Christmas so I can start a new project with Lush!

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  91. Love it! It's so beautiful especially since it was inspired by the Missouri Botanical Gardens which I also love.

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  92. The colourways are absolutely gorgeous on your new line! I am only just getting some of your last line in the mail, so this is super exciting :)

    gustafson dot jenna at gmail dot com

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  93. I love the line and since I'm all for aqua the sweet palette is my favourite of the two! I love the different scales and pattern varieties in the prints and the tone on tone prints! Also the solid colours look amazing! And that pillow pattern ... Beautiful! This would look great in so many different colours and fabric styles!

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  94. I just love your fabric - such beautiful colors!

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  95. Adorable! The sunny colorway is just the thing for when the first snow of the season is looming on the horizon, here in New England.

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  96. Love it - so vibrant!

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  97. Vibrant, fantastic, divine!! Creating full emotional/artistic expressions via fabric for all of us. Thank you!
    Stumbled onto your blog via Violet Craft on FB.

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