Thursday, 10 November 2011

There's a buzz in the air...

Look what I got in the mail this morning.  Some teeny tiny scraps of Summersville, a new Moda line designed by Brit designer, Lu Summers, coming into the shops in April.  I have been begging Lu for some scraps for a while now and finally she succumbed to my nag-a-thon and mailed me a little care parcel to shut me up.  So I need to design and make a little something with these for the next issue of Fat Quarterly.  Not the one coming out next week, the one after that.



So you can see all the prints in one place, I have borrowed the mosaic below from Brenda at Pink Castle fabrics whose Summersville order is already placed.  Brenda said to me, " I think it's going to sell well. It's not like any other line out there so there's not much competition and it's a fresh looking line. Perfect for summer and it comes out right before."


Do you remember when we first saw glimpses of Sherbert Pips.  Or Ruby Star Rising?  I feel the same excitement about Summersville - it's new, different, modern and fresh.  And I feel the same buzz around Summersville on Flickr, twitter and in quilt blogland.


I predict this will be next year's BIG HIT.   I predict it will sell out fast and that people will panic buy.  And the shops will wish they had ordered more.  I predicted this about Lotta Jansdotter's line Echo and Alice at Backstitch tells me today that her stocks are running dangerously low and it's only just come in.


I already have quilts and quilt blocks designed around Summersville in my head.  You will see them here on the blog or in Fat Quarterly or on Moda Bake Shop or maybe on all three. Why am I blogging about this?  I guess because I felt this excited when I first saw Sherbert Pips and when I first saw Ruby Star Rising but then I didn't think my opinion on what was going to be a big hit was worth anything.  Now I feel like if I am excited about a new line, I'm going to stick my neck out and say so.


There's another line I feel this excited about but I'll save that for another post.  There is a little hint in the picture above.  Can you identify these fabrics, all your fabricaholics out there.  I feel as excited about this line as I did when I first saw the Ghastlies.  What about you, what are the lines you are eagerly awaiting (and yes, I will allow you to include re-prints in case anyone has a particular re-print in mind!)?

33 comments:

  1. oooh madame irma predicts.... it's LOVELY material (still can't say fabric)

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  2. The fabrics are delicious - pity I'm still on a fabric diet - hopefully soon though (before they sell out)

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  3. I love Summersville but I'm gagging to get Nightshade - but in the Absinthe colour. I'm thinking a long top in the potions print, worn over leggings.

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  4. Definitely the reprint!
    I've lots of Momo scissors, Ruby Star typewriters and phones, Summersville and A Walk In The Woods all on order - I am so organised, skint and hungry!

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  5. I'm so glad that Lu's got her own line, I've long been a fan of her work :)

    Of course I can't wait for Nightshade! Also looking forward to Quilt Blocks and Laurie Wisbrun's latest for Kaufman. The list goes on ......

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  6. I like the cross hatchy fabric - that's so now right now... As for the other fabric is it Tula's new line Nightshade? It's on my to buy list already it's very me!

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  7. Tula Pink! I love her designs and I love reading her blog because she shows so much of her design process. Her hand drawn sketches that she uses to develop her fabrics are just beautiful!

    That's the first time I've seen Summersville and it's definitely love at first sight!

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  8. Nightshade? I need to find out more about that one. I'm off to do just that!

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  9. You are one hot girl with all the insights and tips! I already have some Echo and it is better in your hand than on the screen! May have to get more! Would love some reprints of vintage stuff - especially 1950's atomic stuff but in brighter colours!

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  10. Love the look of Summerville, may have to drop hints at the local fabric shop...

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  11. Summerville is wonderful! I like that it each fabric is a single color - it makes it so much easier to use in smaller pieced blocks.
    I try not to work myself up over any of the new stuff coming out (although that's hard). I have so much fabric already, and I really can't afford to spend anything right now.

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  12. OOO the purple fabric is very steampunky! Love it!

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  13. Nightshade has been on my list since Ms. Tula first sneak peeked it....it WILL be the next Ghastlies.

    I'm seeing so many other beautiful collections coming out, I will never be able to decide. Might just have to get some of all of them. :)

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  14. I am there, I am excited, I am thinking clothes and quilts- maybe camouflage- clothes on quilts

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  15. Methinks you might be causing rather than predicting but who cares? Summerville looks fab and how exciting to have good Brit designers coming to the fore.

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  16. I think you are spot on. No need to risk your neck.

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  17. oh there's a list. Top of is Echo, but also Stitched in Color and I'm loving Curious Nature by Parson Gray. Oh, and then there's Good Fortune! Yikes. Alot of wants!

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  18. I completely agree with your Mystic Meg-like predictions and I can't wait for Summersville to be released, I think I want a bit in every quilt I make from now on! Looking forward to seeing what you make with your 'I got this because I'm good at nagging' fabric!

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  19. Now we can add clairvoyance to your many talents! I love Lu's printerly prints, especially those orangey ovals. Tula's work is so interesting to look at. I wish I could fine home dec weight for bags. I did manage to get some laminate of the Prince, though!

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  20. That is most DEFINITELY the lovely Tula Pink! :)

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  21. saw summerville on true up this morning and knew i needed some!, the tula fabric is a must have! there is just so much bloomin fabric goodness! i love it! but gotta start saving......

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  22. When I saw this fabric at Market last month I became a babbling idiot...no kidding. Just love this fabric, it spoke to me. I agree with you about it being a big hit.

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  23. LOVE Lu Summers work, cant wait to get my hands on this, will just need to work out how to hide new fabric from my husband!

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  24. OMG!!! I have a screenprint on fabrice of Plantlife on my hall wall. I didn't know a WHOLE FABRIC LINE was imminent! Fab-u-lous!
    (can't believe I just OMG'd, I'll be fanning myself with my hand next)

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  25. Summersville is gorgeous, i love the little houses. I'm eagerly awaiting St Ives by Sarah Fielke. Fantastic bright colours. Lots of spots. Yum. I love Tula Pink but Halloween just isn't my thing - not excited about this one! (which is just as well because the fabric storage spots in my house are pretty much at full capacity!)

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  26. I think the Lotta and Summersville will go together splendidly, and are an exciting new direction in fabric.

    I think Stitched in Color will be another good one to jump on fast, esp because Moda doesn't do reprints and there's so much goodness there.

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  27. Just love Lu's Summerville line .. can't wait to have my mitts on it ... it's just so beautiful ... and of course ruby star shining ... typewriters? oh yes!

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  28. i love those Summerville prints too and look forward to seeing the blocks that are bubbling in your head. I am looking forwaed to Ruby Star Shining (must have the typewriters) and of course, FMF!

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  29. Oh my goodness Lynne I want Tula's new Night Shade line sooooo badly!!! It's like this beautiful Edgar Alan Poe feel to it!

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  30. I'm still laughing at myself for slowing coming over to the Tula Pink camp. I love this newest line of hers because I think the holiday allows her to really play with fantasy like she already does in a regular line. Oh can you imagine a Christmas line from her? It would be so interesting!

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  31. i'm excited about the hint fabric too! funny you mention ghastlies - i've been holding it and am now wondering if it will go together with the sisters in one quilt.... love the little houses and cars in the Summerville! I think I need a second job just to keep up with all the fabulous fabric that keeps coming out. :-)

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