Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Marabella


This is Marabella!





I am so excited to be showing this at Market! It will be available at a quilt shop near you in February!

Most of you may know that I lost my beloved mother several years ago of thyroid cancer. She was and always will be an inspiration in my life. While I was drawing Marabella, my sister gave me a box of my mother old paintings and doodlings. I was so excited. I took one of her drawings and added a little twist! Can you guess which one was my mothers? Those of you who already know (close friends and family) don't guess!

Love you Mom, wish you were here!


Amy

191 comments:

Heather said...
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Heather said...

First of all - this collection is lovely - seriously WOW!!!
As for which one could have been from your mother - I think I would lean towards the tulip flower one or the flower with the 3 petals and circle in the middle. They are all so great - how can anyone know

Jenny said...

Funny, but I thought the same as your first commenter...the 3 pointed flower with circle in the center...but then my second guess was the large circle pattern. all so nice, and how wonderful to see your mom in your own prints!!

Audrey said...

Congratulations Amy--I'm so excited for you!!! I'm guessing the three-petaled flower. Have fun at market!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Marabella is gorgeous Amy! Can't wait to get my hands on some of it! What a special tribute to your Mom.

In Awe of Applique said...

Do we really have to wait until February???? I love both colors, can't wait to buy some!!!

Sherri said...

I'm sure your Mom is so happy for you! It's a gorgeous fabric line...I love each design! Congrats...do we really have to wait until next year?!

Whitney said...

Amy, I am guessing the flower w/the 3 petals and the circle. Hurry and get it in - Much love and good luck - to you! Trudy

the Material Girls Quilts said...

This definitely has a home at my shop! Hope Market was great for you! I had to miss but can't wait to see what your new patterns are!
Nadine

wishes, true and kind said...

That is so cool that you could incorporate a little of your mother into the line, but I have no idea which one it is. It's is gorgeous fabric!

alicia.king said...

beautiful Amy! Simply beautiful! Your mother is proud! And so are we! Congrats, such a big accomplishment!

Julia said...

Congratulations on your new fabric! And how cool to incorporate your mama into it. I think it's the fabric in the top left in the pink and the top right in the purple.

Annelies Dease said...

what a sweet memory....and how proud your Mom must be of you. LOVE the collection and guessing your Mom drew the tulip??? XXX Annie

tko said...

Wow Amy!!! You are totally amazing! Can't wait to get some of the purple line:) (At my favorite local quilt shop of course:)

JoAnn said...

yay for you!

I wouldn't have the first clue but I am going to go with the large print with the three petals. They are all really good and love the colors!

Kelly O. said...

I think the trillium print was your mother's...am I right?!

Marijke said...

I can't wait to get my hands on some of this fabric! It is fabulous!
Your mother would have been your biggest fan I'm sure!

Joyce said...

beautiful quilts, and all your other patterns too. It would be hard to decide what to do first.

Joyce said...

beautiful quilts, and all your other patterns too. It would be hard to decide what to do first.

La mamma curiosa said...

Thankyou so much for giving us the chance to win your patterns on V and Co's blog... They are so absolutely lovely... and the fabrics, too!! My daughter loves them too, I think I will have to make her something or she won't let me live!!

Blogless me said...

A beautiful collection - congratulations! I found you through Van&Co and have now added you to my Google Reader, so shall be back for more lovely creations.

mksumo said...

They are some seriously gorgeous fabrics. Congratulations. May be the allover flowers (big flowers with small ones inbetween)?

Southerner said...

I love the pink and green. I think the same one as the first two commenters. We're probably all wrong, aren't we?

Lyndsey said...
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Donna said...

Amy,I am so glad I found you through V and Co. It's awesome that we have an opportunity to win some of your amazing patterns. And the Marabella line is gorgeous! Can't wait to get some.

Lyndsey said...

Congratulations on your line! It is so beautiful!

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My mother had thyroid cancer when I was in high school. I'm so thankful she is still with me.

Cindy said...

Congrats Amy! Beautiful colors! I'm sure your Mom is so very proud of you! :) I hope you had fun at Market and can't wait to get my hands on some of this fabric! :)
orr20004@msn.com

Chrissie Grace said...

Hello, I am here from V and co.
I'm so glad I found you!
I'm sorry about your mother...:(
I love your new line!

Lori said...

Amazing fabric and great patterns, too.

Anne said...

Beaut*ee*ous! V sent me over, so glad I stopped by!

Anne D said...

Your fabric is gorgeous. It is so cool that you incorporated one of your mothers drawings into your fabric.Thanks for the great giveaway at V and Co.

Ariane said...

Wow!! I love your new fabric. It's gorgeous. I can't wait to get some when it's in stores.

Rebecca of Sunny Morning Farm said...

Hi there!! I also found you thru V & Co and I am so glad that I did! I can't wait to see your whole blog and to get my hands on some of your lovely fabrics!!!!

Thanks for the giveaway too!!

Blessings sent your way on your move to the country!!

Kelly O. said...

Amy, I'm throwing in an extra comment because I'm coming over from V's but again I think this line is going to rock!

SGreen said...

I will guess the paisleys?? It is such a beautiful collection!

Betsy said...

Found you from V & CO....LOVE your fabrics and patterns. Delicious!

Deb said...

Gorgeous stuff, Amy!! V&Co sent me your way and I'm so glad she did. So pretty I could just pet it. I guess the 3 petal flower was your Mom's, too.

Kaye Prince said...

Your collection is beautiful - I'm excited for it to come out in stores so that I can see it in person!

Is it the pink three-pointed flower that is based on your Mother's doodle?

I was sent over here by Vanessa (although I've been here before on my own,) so in honour of V I just have to say...you have nice legs! hehe ;)

Carrie said...

love the lavender marabella. found your blog through v & co.

Chris and Don said...

You have a gorgeous collection!

Robin said...

As always, I love this! You are just awesome with all your patterns and now this wonderful fabric!!

Oh yeah,,,,Vanessa at V and Co. wants you to know that you have nice legs : )

Dianne said...

Oh my gosh! Way cute fabric! LOVE it!

*katie said...

Love the pinks and greens of your fabric!!

Hurricanehol said...

Love love love your collection Amy! You have inspired me to get my butt moving again and finish up some of the items that I have in my quilt bin so that I can get some new fabric. (I have a rule that I really can't buy anything until I finish some of the projects that I have going....)

rj said...

Absolutely lovely!

Lisa @ Life with 4! said...

you have some beautiful fabric here! i came over via V's blog. I'm glad I did.

amylouwho said...

Awesome fabric! I came over from V and Co. and I'm so inspired by your story. I want to be you!

Michelle said...

Hi Amy!!! I am so glad that V and Co sent me over to you. I love your blog, and you are so very talented.... I also said a little prayer for you with the loss of your Dear Mother, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family for strength and much Love.... Take Care and have a Beautiful day!


Michelle Torres
cingulwasme@aol.com

Kristin said...

Beautiful fabric! I found your blog from V and Co.

Katie B. said...

Hi, Amy! I love your new collection! Thanks for the giveaway on V and CO!

JessiMac said...

Such loveliness, I'm glad I found you through V&Co.

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

First time here~I LOVE your quilts, so very pretty!
~Amy

Gwyneth said...

so great!

Rosalie said...

This collection is beautiful. I NEED the purple now! My family already drew names for Christmas, and the person I have wants something (quilt) in purple. This is the first line I have found that has exactly what I'm looking for. Are you sure we can't get it before Christmas?? ;-)

ms.clark said...

What a beautiful line!

Jennifer said...

This fabric is beautiful. I will have to put it on my wish list!

Erica said...

Hi! Just came over from V and Co. Your patterns and fabric are beautiful!!!

Blue Is Bleu said...

Such a gorgeous line... can't wait till it's released :)

Miss Em said...

So pretty. I headed over from V&Co. What beautiful work you do.

Debbie said...

I love to sew for my grandaughter and I love all the fabric that I see on your site. Would love to win!!!
Thanks

Nichole said...

I would guess the three sided flower because it is so unique. The fabrics are all beautiful and how proud you must be to have a piece of her in your fabrics !

Heather said...

Very cute, ALL of it!

Tarrah said...

Amy, I love the collection & the name is sweet! Thanks for doing the giveaway!
http://adorabilatee.blogspot.com/2009/10/giveaways-are-for-mondays.html

Amber said...

I too found you through V and Co. I love this line and can't wait to get my hands on it as well! Let's hope my SIL is having a little girl....if not I'll be making another quilt for myself! I love all your tutorials...I've bookmarked you and I'll be back!

paulette said...

Wow! I love the new fabric line!! Also love the give-away!!Thanks for being so generous!
Paulette

Chris said...

What beautiful fabrics. Fun to know there's another super talented lady in Idaho. Good luck with all your endeavors.

MIchelle said...

I love your dress pattern featured at v & co. I want one BAD! I am so glad I found you.

SandyQuilts said...

All the fabrics are so lovely ... your mother would be so proud. I'm guess the 5 petal flower w/tiny flower in between. I love the whole collection ... you did good.

mom2three said...

I'm so excited for this collection to hit the stores! The purples are the perfect colors and styles for one of my daughters, I can see her wearing cute capri's and some tops and it will be so fun to make them- what a lovely line! I'm happy I found you from V&Co.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Just love your new fabric. Just a beautiful collection.

Marie said...

I love the skirt. Great stuff!!

shay said...

i'm so thoroughly impressed by your story over at V and CO! great talent and lovely new fabrics. congrats on your new line!

girlsmama said...

I love the lavender color way! Beautiful!

jaxonandjacismom said...

I found you thru V & Co, and am so glad I did. I LOVE YOUR NEW FABRIC!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Marabella is beautiful! I love the shades of purple.

zippy said...

So happy to have been introduced to you by V & Co. Your new collection is fabulous! What a special tribute to your mother.

Heather said...

You have some very exciting stuff coming out soon!! I love all your patterns as well. Wow!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

I found you through V & Co. Love the fabric and your pattern are great! Are you in North Idaho?

linda said...

I'm in love with your work! Absolutely beautiful fabric and patterns. I'm so glad vanessa clued me in to your blogsite, your now a favorite!

Beth said...

I am watching your 1/4 inch seam video right now. This has got me thinking, really! Thanks.

Rachel said...

I saw your give-away on V&Co. Yours is an inspiring story of following your passion. And I really enjoy the lavender version of your fabric line.

GroverFamily said...

i love your patterns!

Swedish said...

Great collection! My guess is your mom's is the floral (tulip like flower) with the polka dots. I'm guessing the polka dots were your addition.

Congrats on the line!

GloJoeSews said...

What a beautiful line. I guess the big flowers are from your mom's doodles. What an inspiration you are--all this accomplishment in only 5 years! Wow!

Erika said...

bee-you-tee-ful. Love the fabric line, got a little sniffly when I read about your momma. So sweet.

Clark and Amy said...

Seriously, you are so talented! The prints are amazing! Just looking at the fabric I get ideas of what I could start making...very inspiring!

Diana said...

I greatly admire your talent. I've tried quilting before and it is not easy. Congratulations on your new fabric line!

Love 2 Quilt said...

V sent me here to tell you that you had nice legs. But what I really like is the great patterns and your new fabrics.

Laura Bray said...

Love your fabric! So glad I found you!

Love 2 Quilt said...

I'm guessing the print of the 3 petal flowers. Wish I could get my hands on it before February!!

lisa said...

lovely line! I hope my local stores carry it! I LOVE the pink/blue colorway!!

billiemick said...

4. leave a comment on amy's blog, you know the drill tell her she's hot, got nice legs, has a lovely new line coming out or whatever else you want, leave me a comment telling me you left her a comment

How about all of the above!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I already told you how awesome Marabella is, but I need to tell you again in addition to thanking you for the great patterns on V & Co.'s giveaway!!

Mona said...

Great collection. Hard to resist.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I just blogged about you last night and here today there is a giveaway. Yahoo for you!!!

V and Co said to tell you you have beautiful legs....better yet....you have a wonderful creative tallent that is giving others joy...thanks for your gift....and if you have nice legs....walk on over to your design area and keep going :)
Smiles,
Kelly

pklaw said...

Amy! I just finished a quilt for my granddaughter but these beautiful Marabella purples will definately mean I'll be making another. I don't know who will love it more, me or her! They are beautiful!

Sarah said...

Love your new fabric line...especially the purples! Your little girl is just adorable...love her apron. :)

arlette said...

I love the collection, specially the purple fabrics. Vanessa Christenson told us to tell you, you're hot, LOL :)

Ali said...

I'm so sorry about your mom...but so cool that her art could be the inspiration for your fabulous new line. It makes me want to add quilts to my half-finished crafts!

Anya said...

Cool fabric! What could be better?

Christianne said...

I love the purples - the world need more purple for girls instead of pink all the time. Love the london bridges quilt...so cute. I'm following your blog.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Beautiful designs and fabrics! Love the colors. Just wanted to stop by and say Hey and wish you the best.

Robin said...

Love your new line- especially the purple.

tong said...

Hi! Beautiful new collection and beautiful colours! My guess for your mother's pattern is the tulips.

nikko said...

Gorgeous stuff!

Me Time said...

I have to wait until Feb. to get this fabric ;(-, I already have the quilt in my mind that I will make with it, just beautiful.

Carolyn said...

Hi there,
Discovered about you on V and Co. Your are sooo talented. I love your patterns. You are going to do really well. I hope I win one of your patterns on V's site.

Beverly said...

It's all beautiful. I'm going to guess the tulip one. But they are all so pretty. Love your pattersn and fabric.

Doina said...

Beautiful!

Wendy said...

love your stuff, hopped over from V and Co.

Aimee said...

I'm so glad to see some purple!! I just don't see it often enough. What beautiful designs!

Cannon Clan said...

v & co sent me your way, love your patterns. thanks for sharing your talents!

Barb said...

Sorry for the loss of your mother, I can't pick out the one she helped you make but she was a true inspiration to you and still is....amazing. She would be so proud of you.

Fiesta said...

The collection is lovely.

Just Ducky @ Heart! said...

Amy--lovely fabric line, and your patterns are absolutely wonderful. Fun, fun!

Elin Synnøve said...

Simply LOVE your collection. What a great way to honor your mother. Good luck to you from me :-)

Kim said...

Love the new collection - so pretty!
Just came over from V and Co., so great to have a opportunity to win some of your beautiful patterns.
Thanks!
kimberlybreid@hotmail.com

Erynn said...

Beautiful fabric! I'll be waiting in line in February to buy some!

Shealynn Benner said...

Fabulous stuff! I love everything you make! I am visiting from V & Co. So glad I found your blog and etsy shop! I will be adding your blog to my google reader! You are one busy lady! ;) My guess would be the flower with 3 petals.

Shealynn Benner said...

Fabulous stuff! I love everything you make! I am visiting from V & Co. So glad I found your blog and etsy shop! I will be adding your blog to my google reader! You are one busy lady! ;) My guess would be the flower with 3 petals.

Marls said...

You are such a talented lady. The Marabella range is just so WOW. What a wonderful tribute to you mother. Too hard to guess which one mum drew.

Kim said...

Amy, I am a fan! I love the feminine feel of Marbella and look forward to seeing it in February, just in time to put me in a spring mood!

Renee G said...

Love the purple collection. I would guess that your mom drew the one that looks like a sunflower surrounded by three petals.
Just a guess.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOT)com

Barb said...

Oh Kati your new line of fabrics is so special! I just love the colors and the designs, but the significance of the patterns is heartwarming! Marabella is beautiful, as I am sure your mother was, and your memories are of her! I think that the three petals with the large circle in the middle is the doodle...I used to doodle something similiar--it is a flower. Well, I know I will be buying your line--without question! Thanks so much for all of your work!

Jackie said...

Your new line of fabrics is just fabulous! Can't wait to see them in the stores. But I am so clueless, I have no idea about which one was for your mom. Anyway, love them all!

Taryn said...

Beautiful!

-Courtney Rae* said...

I recently heard about you on "V and Co."s blog and just wanted to say you rock!
I have had to stay home and out of work due to complications during my pregnancy, and crafting is the one thing keeping me sane!
(I'm usually a very outgoing, never home, gotta be doing something kind-of girl. but then the doctor told me I needed to quit work for a while and the Mr. took the keys.) So you are on the list of Heroes!


hollowangel5101@netscape.net

Rene' said...

Popped over from V & Co. I love your patterns and fabric. Good luck with them. I'd guess that your mother's pattern is the tulip.

Melly said...

Great patterns, thanks!

h5rus said...

Wow.. did I say WOW!? Cuz, WOW! Your collection is just amazing!! Hoping to get my hands on some of that yummy fabric!

Lynn Osborne said...

Everything is beautiful. I like the flower with the 3 petals.

kalicokat@verizon.net said...

Your awesome !!!

Luv To Sew said...

I will have to check out your girls patterns! They look lovely!

wesdelchic07 said...

you are a real inspiration.thank you

Diana said...

LOVE the new material, congrats!!

Melissa said...

All the eye candy! Wow! I came over from V and Co. and I want to say thank you for sponsoring the giveaway over there!

Pat Glass said...

Amy, I know how you fel about the loss of your Mom. I still miss my very special Step Mom that has been gone for 17 years. I love your new line of fabric, just wish it was on th shelves now. I would love to make a baby quilt for my latest new great niece that is due in Jan. I will just have to make her a quilt after she is born. Keep your creative juices flowing.

Jan Richards said...

Thanks for the 7 pattern giveaway on V and Co. Love your designs and I am new your things. They are beautiful.

Delores said...

Came over from V & Co - love your fabrics. Also love the little girl's dresses, my granddaughter would look so sweet in them!

Monika - Creative Bliss said...

Fabulous blog, have come from V and V, and she was spot on. Great colourways and great patterns. Keep up the good work, you are one talented girl !!!!!

Tots and Tails said...

I love this! I can't wait to try some out!!!

LINDSEY said...

gorgeous collection! Congrats!

Amy said...

V & Co. said to say you have pretty legs!! I think you also have pretty designs and fabrics. Very happy and cheerful!!

gina said...

Holy cow!! Your patterns and new fabric line are gorgeous!!! Can't believe your gonna make us wait until Feb.??? BTW, thanks for doing the giveaway, and I subscribed to your blog. Thanks!

Hugs,
Gina
www.gigglekidsboutique.com

Dolores said...

Simply lovely fabrics and I love the patterns too! I came over from V and Co.

Nicole said...

This fabric is just gorgeous!

tammi said...

Amy, I love all the prints! I think your mom's doodle is the trillium print. It is adorable.

Anne said...

Nice job!! I will go with the four leaf pattern.

Stefanie Britt said...

V and Co sent me.
-wow- love those purples, so my favorite.
www.5happybritts.blogspot.com
stefbritt@yahoo.com

searchfamilies said...

Lovely collection
Hugs Janice

sewtakeahike said...

congratulations on your new fabulous line! hmm, was your mom's doodle the paisleys?

free indeed said...

Great new line congratulations! I really think you need to send V and Co that little girl dress pattern...she is green with envy and lusting. Her post about you is very funny, and we all are amazed at your gung ho talent and ambition...stuff we'd all love to accomplish but have no 'know how' or backbone maybe...

Elisabeth said...

Love your quilt patterns! Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Shannon said...

Hi, Amy. I've just discovered your blog thanks to V and Co. and your great giveaway as well. You are one talented lady - love your patterns and fabric. Keep up the great work!

Skinnymum said...

i found you from Vanessa (V and Co) ..... i am thrilled cos i simply love your creativity.

Richins Family said...

gorgeous fabric, i love and want it all!

Anonymous said...

Came over from V & Co. Love your patterns and fabric! Thanks for sponsoring a giveaway on her blog.
Susan M

carmel said...

congrats on the new collection! it looks super great!
i am deeply sorry for your lost, i think that the pattern of those small "star flowers" are the ones who were inspired by one of your moms art work...

i wish you well!!

Dawn W. said...

I just found your site through V & Co. and love your inspirational work! Great job on your new fabric line!

Our Family said...

I love your style- I can sew, but lack in the style-ish department!

heatherc said...

Coming over from V. & Co. Your new fabric line is fabulous!! Congratulations :) I'll be visiting often--at least until I own all your patterns!

Anonymous said...

Love the new fabric, thanks V & Co for telling the story!
Donna

dfkkelley@sbcglobal.net

Zlaty said...

Congrats for your new line!

I love the purple and green one and I guess that would be your mom's favorite! I lost my dad so i feel for you! I know she is very happy for you!

Hugs,
Zlaty

Laurel said...

I'm guessing the fabric with the center circle and circle petals! My daughter is a survivor of thyroid cancer, and after seeing your fabrics I know this is the line I've been waiting for to make her first quilt. Thank you for your design!

Kris said...

Found you through V and Co. I LOVE your fabric. The pink and green is to adorable and what a great tribute to your mom! Congrats!

Jessica Munk said...

I love the colors and designs! So inspired! Thanks for taking the initiative to bring it to market for all of us!

Char said...

I absolutley LOVE those fabrics!

Jessica Munk said...

PS Love the music on your blog too!

María Isabel said...

Beautiful blog and love the giveaway thanks you
javasa4@hotmail.com

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

I love your fabric! I didn't get to see it while we were at market. I didn't get to leave the booth very much, but it was a blast anyway.
I think the print that was your mothers is the little daisy one.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to us about your experience designing. I think it helped us a lot!!!

Pam said...

I just found your sight through V & Co. I love your work. It is beautiful.

cindi said...

Absolutely beautiful fabrics. So glad I found you courtesy of V & Co.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful...your talent is inspiring if not a little intimidating ;) Thanks for giving us ladies with hopes and dreams the inspiration to keep dreaming...someday we will be able to bring them to fruition just like you!

SewLindAnn said...

I admit I first came over to your blog to leave some "love" as requested by V, but now you're officially one of my reads in Google. I'm guessing the background fabric design w/4 small green tulips. Good luck, you are truly inspirational.

joanne lendaro said...

cute blog! love the rosette, need to give it a try!

joanne

Tiff said...

You have amazing talent. How do you do it all? I live in Shelley & love going to Rigby just to drop in your store. That is usually the only reason I go to Rigby.

CrystalMN said...

Beautiful collection, how special to have gotten the inspiration from your mom!

Crystal

Shannon said...

I found you through V&Co. A girl could go broke over stuff like this you know! Such great talent you have!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

Sequana said...

What a beautiful collection! I'd say that flower-looking thing in the upper left might be from your mom.....

Happy to find your blog.

community helpers said...

I am not sure where to leave the comment for the give away on v and o, but I thought I would give it a shot , hope I am at lease close..

marisa said...

this fabric is so yummy! Just found your blog!

Liberty said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!

Jen O said...

I love Marabella! And I love your story of how you started your shop...makes me think anything is possible for the creativity-minded.

Kim said...

Came across your site through V and Co-and let me just say I love your quilts-they are so fun and fresh!

marzy dotes said...

I'm popping over from V and Co. What BEAUTIFUL fabrics you have. congrats! I can't wait to see them in quilt stores. I also love your quilt patterns.

Sølvi's blog said...

Hi - saw the giveaway - you make adorable patterns.

Deb C. said...

Tell Vanessa thanks for linking me to your blog. I'm so happy to have found it. I LOVE LOVE the London Bridges you made for market. It's soo awesome. And my MIL would flip over your purple/lime Marabella fabrics. Great job!

Quiltingdaisy said...

V and Co sent me over to you.
I am now one of your Google friends and I look forward to learning from your experiences.

Debra said...

Your patterns are just adorable! Saw them on the V and Company page. Love them!

Carrie said...

I cannot wait to get my hands on that gorgeous fabric. Oh, the possibilities! LOVE it.

Trisha said...

found you through V&C as well. Wanted to let you know I love the new line. I think its great you get to keep making memories with your mom even after she has gone.