27 April 2015

Gooseberry

I always cherish my visits to Grandma's house up in the Colorado mountains. Her yard is a flower garden overflowing with hollyhocks, delphinium, and raspberries--a sweet combination of blues and pinks surrounded by expanses of various shades of green. Grandma tells me wonderful stories of her childhood: Life was simpler back then, and her family didn't have much, so they valued what they found and what they could grow. When they were lucky enough to find gooseberries, they picked them and took them home. A little sprinkle of salt helped reduce the sour taste, and Grandma and her sisters thought gooseberries were a rare kind of treat. If they could gather enough, their mother made a pie! 
I'm delighted to introduce you to my newest fabric line with Moda, Gooseberry. It begins showing May 2015 at International Quilt Market (Minneapolis, MN) and ships to stores October 2015. 
Return here Thursday for my day on the Moda Blog Hop "Moda Designers in Real Life" [behind the scenes of market prep]. 

15 comments:

  1. This whole collection looks beautiful! I love all the colors! Can't wait to see it

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  2. This is so beautiful Vanessa! I love the background of the name, too. My grandmothers inspired me so much. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Wow, I love it! It has different colors than your last line and I like that!! I look forward to a layer cake!! Woo Hoo. Congratulations.

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  4. So excited about this! For you and me :) Also the reason that quilt I made with your other fabric STILL isn't done is because my machine has been in the shop forever and I needed a new plate to quilt it. So it's sitting in my craft room half quilted and sad. Ack I gotta get that done soon!

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  5. Love your new line and can't wait for it to hit the stores. Wish I could get into market because I would be headed straight for these first. My dad loved gooseberry pie and would take us on gooseberry hunts. He knew exactly where the wild bushes grew and we came home with more than enough for one or two pies. Rina

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    1. Rina, my grandmother picked and canned wild gooseberries in Hartville, Missouri. She made the best pies in the world from those berries!

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  6. Love the new line! I can't wait to see your new patterns too!

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  7. It's gorgous! And the story behind is so sweet:-)

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