New Collections from Blue Hill Fabrics

written by Cindy on March 10, 2010 in Upcoming Collections with no comments

Blue Hill Fabrics just announced their upcoming collections for spring. The following is a preview of each of the collections:

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Descriptions of each new collection was provided by Blue Hill.

Circus by Sibling Arts Studios – already well known for their adorable Aunt Lindy’s Paper Dolls fabric, Sibling Arts’ next collection is just as exciting! Created from vintage coloring book circus patterns, these adorable animals, clowns, and circus motifs are not your typical juvenile prints and are a must-see!

Honeymoon Cottage by Gloria Parsons – Adapted from a private collection of vintage fabrics, these beautiful lace patterns and pretty floral “wedding prints” are the epitome of romance. The focal fabric print – the wedding certificate – is perfect for creating that special heirloom piece that any couple would cherish forever.

Victorian Christmas by Sara Morgan – Following the Puritan ban on celebrations, it took nearly 200 years for Christmas to once again become an important event. Many of the things we most love at Christmas, such as sending cards and pictures of a fat, jolly Father Christmas or Santa Clause, date back to the Victorian age. These wonderful “postcard prints” and their coordinates capture the sentiment of the season.

Snowman Christmas by Edith Collections – Santa and snowmen make an adorable combination
on these wonderful holiday fabrics. The light-hearted characters on oversized blocks and borders will stir up many a creative quilt or craft project for sewing enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. Colorful coordinates offer many blending choices, as well as stand-alone possibilities.

Berkshire by Jeannine Bach – bubbles, butterflies and bold geometrics in trend-setting color combinations make this collection extra special. Borrowing the whimsical florals of the 60s and circles reminiscent of the 70s, these happy prints are perfect for a variety of favorite quilt blocks.
Abigail by Sara Morgan – The rare prints found in this vintage group date back to the 1850s – 1870s and have been appraised as having originated from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and regions of Pennsylvania. Adapted from a private estate collection of period clothing and quilts. These unique prints have been reproduced to preserve the integrity of the original patterns and colors.

Empire by Rose Studios – In colors that represent the vibrancy of life during the height of the Art Deco movement, this collection returns us to the splendid and lavish period when distinctive style ruled the decorative arts world. Simple lines and elegant shapes give these Art Deco prints lots of creative possibilities for today’s quiltmakers.

Sakura by Rose Studios -inspired by Japanese indigo textiles, c 1880-1900, offers variations in the colors reflective of the patina and wear found on these unique pieces. The brilliant reds, unusually difficult to achieve during this time period, became the mark of a truly prized possession. The indigos are reminiscent of the beautiful resists once considered a “phenomenon‚” and prized throughout the region.

Freedom’s Children by Sara Morgan – This collection reflects the social and political importance of children in the mid-1800s, as adults began to focus on them as the “promise of tomorrow” and politicians began to see the value of featuring children in their campaigns for American Pride. Images of flag-bearing children became very popular and were thought to be very persuasive.

Charlotte, c. 1880 by Sara Morgan – These soft florals make a beautiful statement of elegance in mute colors – just perfect for home decorating projects and sophisticated quilts. Grace’s Dowry Shirtings by Beth Fuller – Beth and her mother were asked to date a customer’s 1930s feedsack quilt, her mom noticed the batting of the quilt was a little unusual to the touch. When she opened a small seam, she found not one, but two much older quilts inside! One of these quilts was created from shirting prints dating from the 1890s – and the basis for this collection.

Samantha, c. 1900, by Sara Morgan – This collection is based on the influence of Asian art on decorative arts in the United States in the early part of the 1900s. Beautiful sweeping florals in soft subtle colors began to appear not only in quilts, but in home decorations and fashion as well. Soft leaves and climbing vines found their way onto chair covers, table clothes and other home decor. Samantha captures the delicate, intricate details of these beautiful fabrics.

For more information, visit www.bluehillfabrics.com.

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