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Saturday 25 February 2023


Seedling is my first designer essentials-blender collection with Art Gallery Fabrics and I just can't be happier of how it looks. 

It features 10 prints in mineral shades from white, sandy beige neutrals and mauve to deepest gray and steely blue. It's printed on regular poplin cotton, just like any other AGF collection, but has a subtle designed texture that gives a feeling like it's a woven substrate (when it's not). It provides limitless possibilities of mixing and matching, whether used as a collection on it's own or as a blender/companion print to other textiles.

The design element-little seeds are spread on the textile surface, like little dots, but if you look closer, you may notice that these are all like little seeds and sprouts.
Some are closed in little pods, which are giving an optional and additional pop of design and color.

These little seeds, almost like planted on the surface are like little dashes of hope, and hence the name of the collection-Seedling.

This simple print was originally printed as part of my Twenty fabric collection last year in two colors: white -Gridded seeds in Pure and and green/blue: Gridded seeds in Mineral. These two prints don't have the textured design-background, so that's the main difference with their sibling prints from Seedling.

Not only that it goes beautifully with Mindscape, but it works perfectly well with so many prints from my previous fabric collections, as well with many other prints and collections by other designers.

Here is pictured together with Eclectic Intuition, my Tribute fabric collection.

Here are some more pictures....

I am so excited about the possibilities and looking forward to the look book, coming out soon!


Wednesday 15 February 2023

Mindscape fabric collection

The Mindscape collection was inspired with treasured memories spent along the Adriatic coast, enriched with some Easter traditions. When I was a little girl, until my teen age, I used to spend Easter Holidays with my family in a little house that we used to have in Croatia by the sea. That was my favorite place and holds such a special space in my heart. Even if we don't have a house there anymore, we like to visit that place and my friends that live there, often.

And whenever I feel like I need an escape from a busy daily routine or some problems, I like to evoke those moments and feelings of pure serendipity and happiness, caused by simplest things, like feelings of sand beneath the feet and sounds of waves crashing on rocks.


Also, when I started working on this collection, the war in Ukraine started and it reminded me of a war that happened here, where I live, in Belgrade in 1999. So I felt absolutely heartbroken and terrified and my mindset was completely there, with hopes that Easter that was coming will bring peace.
That was probably the main reason for having the color palette a bit more neutral, restricted, soft and subdued. Actually, the working title of the collection was "Dove" and here are some of the initial sketches.

Starting with doves, I then added some small animals that symbolize Easter along with some flowers and twigs, that would embody this Holiday as well- starting with Palm Sunday. 

Rabbits are featured in not just Foraged Fauna print, but also in Abundance prints (in Nectar and Cloud), and I wasn't t even aware that this year is the Year of the rabbit when I created these drawings and prints, so I can only call it a happy coincidence;).

Easter usually occurs towards the beginning of spring, as a season when plants bloom and animals give birth. and eggs in particular are a clear symbol of rebirth and fertility. So it may not seem surprising that Easter eggs are often associated with Easter.

Here, in Serbia where I live, we celebrate Easter with very important family tradition: dyeing eggs in onion skins bath with different herbs and flowers that in the dyeing process will leave the non colored spots, which is very similar to dyeing the batik and other fabrics. 
So, the prints called  Sensescape (in sky, sand and raw linen-below) can be associated with this tradition of picking beautiful leaves and flowers to be used in this process.

And finally the moment of gathering the family around the table to celebrate this beautiful Holiday could be celebrated with the Seaside tiles print-that can not only be a recollection of that retro tiles in a grandma kitchen, but also a beautiful tablecloth that would also have some treasured embroidery motifs along the borders....

Apricot print was the final print that was added to the collection, but I thought that it would nicely contribute to the Fruitfulness aspect of the group, and to serve as another main print that would provide great sewing usage and possibilities.

Also, another amazing thing is that my first ever collection of blenders is also just launched and available!
It's called Seedling, and it's going beautifully together with Mindscape. 
It actually complements it in a magical way, adding more neutral tones and possibilities that are just perfect for quilts and quilt related projects, but not only....
But it certainly deserves to have a post on it's own, so it's already in the works;) 

I hope that Mindscape can take you to carefree escape from everyday life, with heartfelt feelings of unity, vitality and serendipity.
Happy almost Spring everyone!

Friday 3 February 2023

Origami Hearts quilt pattern

My Origami Hearts quilt pattern is finally here and I couldn't wait to post about it. 

I challenged myself with making a very simple, heart shape quilt block created with one intact piece of main fabric and Origami Heart quilt block is born.

The possibilities are endless, but there is one special feature: there is like a hidden space within the central triangle (Prairie point) to insert something small (like a small, Valentine message maybe?). 

This brilliant idea was suggested by my amazing quilty friend Barbara Opett and I felt immediately obsessed brainstorming about some very romantic possibilities 💌

I always like to have an exclusive Instagram quilt pattern giveaway when releasing new quilt pattern and this one is no exception. 

It's open till Monday, so it's a nice possibility for getting the pattern 😊

This pattern includes 2 options regarding quilt block sizes: 8.5”x 8.5” or 10" x 10"

and includes fabric requirements and instructions for different quilt sizes:

- baby : 32.5” x 40.5” or 38.5" x 48"
- throw : 48.5” x 56.5" or 57.5" x 67"
- bed: 80.5” x 96.5” or 95.5" x 114.5"



There is also the You Tube video link available within the pattern, which is always making me a bit intimidated regarding my English accent, but I hope that the visual is worth understanding the process. You can watch it HERE.

I am also so excited to see that my newest fabric collections: Mindscape and Seedling are shipping to stores! I am eagerly waiting for my yardage to arrive and start sewing with these new fabrics! 

Happy February,