Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Designer Tidbits: Lori Holt


The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Lori Holt to the Jolly Jabber. Lori’s latest fabric collection is Daisy Cottage from Riley Blake Designs.




Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Daisy Cottage collection?
A: My inspiration for Daisy Cottage came from my childhood memories. I grew up in a small town and I was lucky enough to live near my grandma and my 5 great aunts...who were her sisters. Their homes were small quaint cottages filled with charming furniture pieces and beautiful floral wallpaper in the bedrooms. My designs are always family and vintage inspired.





Q: If your collection had a soundtrack what would be on the list?
A: It would be the soundtrack that I have created on my blog...songs that played on the record player at grandma's house. Two songs in particular on my playlist that could be the theme songs for Daisy Cottage are "Dear Hearts & Gentle People" by Bing Crosby and "Please, Don't Eat the Daisies" by Doris Day.

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite?
A: Wow!...it's hard to pick a fave but I guess I would have to say C2750 which is the large daisy print. As I drew it, I tried to think "vintage wallpaper in the upstairs attic bedroom of a cozy cottage." I hope I managed to capture that look in this design.




Q: What is your favorite project you have made using this collection?
A: I loved making them all, but the one that was the most fun for me is "Shabby Shades" because of all the embellishments that were used.




Q: What is your favorite part of working in the fabric industry?
A: I love fabric...and I have always loved to draw and create different things. I especially love working with different color combinations - that is my favorite part so far!... oh... and seeing my name on the selvedge :)

Q: Can you give us a sneak-peek of your next fabric collection?
A: Sure, it's called Millie's Closet and will be released in March of 2012.




Q: What is your absolute favorite thing in your house?
A: My house is filled to the brim with vintage things so I have lots of favorites...but right now I'm having fun with an old cupboard top that I found at a thrift shop and hung on my family room wall.





Q: Which project stands out in your memory as your all-time favorite?
A: Probably that would be one of my applique quilt patterns. I'll say... "The Comforts of Home"...inspired by my memories of growing up in a large family.




Q: Where do you do your best thinking? Can we see a photo of your studio?
A: I do my best thinking outside.. in my garden with my flowers or in the mountains with my family.






Q: What is your favorite snack food? Can we see a photo of your fridge or pantry?
A: My favorite snack food is popcorn... pink popcorn!
I have a little red fridge in my studio where I keep snacks or my lunch for the day. I make my lunch in the morning and put it in my little fridge so that I can stay in my studio all day to get a lot done!





Q: What is your one guilty pleasure in life?
A: My one guilty pleasure that I do just for myself... is thrifting or junking. That's my favorite thing to do when I need a break or need to unwind between projects. I have found some great things over the years!


35 comments:

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Love this post. Lots of fun collectables just adds to it.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love Lori's fabric line! I've been a follower of her blog for a long time. I so enjoy seeing what she creates. She is such a beautiful lady.

Nedra said...

Lori Holt is my favorite fabric designer! I love everything she makes. Not only does she design beautiful things, she is also one of the nicest people in the world.

Laura said...

Very nice! Looking forward to seeing more of her work!

Char said...

Thanks so much. Great post!

PamKittyMorning said...

Lori is just so darn cute and clever!

Liz said...

I love everything Lori Holt does!

Joan said...

What a great post! I love to look at Lori's creations.

Sandy said...

Always love to hear about Lori! Enjoy everything about her blog and sense of style/quilting/fabric.

AnnieK said...

I really enjoyed this post...Lori seems like such a warm, down-to-earth artist. Thanks for sharing!

Sinta Renee said...

Thanks for the opportunity to get acquainted with Lori! I loved Sew cherry and Daisy Cottage is even better yet! Her home looks just as adorable as her designs!

Laura said...

That has to be the cutest studio ever! I am in LOVE with those curtains - the pompom trim just makes the curtains! I love all the vintage stuff too, especially that red and white teapot!

Mary said...

Nice to get some more inside info on you Lori. I love going to your blog and listening to the old songs. And seeing your fabric creations too!

VickiT said...

I just love all the awesome decoration goodies she's got everywhere and how her beautiful fabrics all work together with them.

Grace said...

Lori Holt is one of my all-time favorite designers!

Stina said...

This is love!!!:0) Thanks for sharing all this ... So fun to see and know a little bit more... And Lori ... I love your fabrics... Especially this one!!!:0))

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great to learn more about Lori - she is so talented! Thank you.

Jamie Lee said...

Thanks for the great post--I liked learning more about Lori. And I am looking forward to her newest collection, too!

Kim with a K said...

Thanks for highlighting Lori Holt!
Not only is she an artistic talent, she is also a kind, sharing, fun loving, tutorial giving blog world friend!

Gwen said...

Wow! She and I have so much in common! Really enjoyed this post-- it's so nice to get to "know" the different designers... makes their fabrics even more appealing than they already were! :-)

Needled Mom said...

Lori is so talented. I loved her lamp quilt from the moment I saw it on her blog.

devonaz said...

What a great post,,thanks for sharing..

Cynthia said...

I loved reading all about you lori! My comforts of home quilt hangs on my bedroom wall next to my bed where I can admire it every morning. Great memories of family times and making new friends while I took the class. I love everything you create!

Kim D. said...

Lori already has some of the most darling quilt patterns, it's no surprise that she would design fabrics too. Daisy Cottage is a sweet line.

Bolo heads said...

Well you already know that you are my favorite, but just incase you forgot or wanted everyone else ot know I will say it here. You are my favorite. Can't wait to start another project with your fabrics.

Heartsdesire said...

I loved Lori's Sew Cherry collection when it first came out, and then I was in love again with Daisy Cottage. Now with Millie's Closet, I'm over the moon. Lori is a fantastic fabric designer and it was wonderful to see all her vintage collections.

Rosie Davis said...

What a wonderful fabric collection! Actually, they are all good. I love vintage. I especially loved the quilt "Childhood Memories". I would love to create my own from my memories. Thank you for sharing.

kcro62 said...

Love Lori Holt's stuff. This is a great post that shows what she does off. :)

Helen L said...

Lori's stuff is AMAZING!!! It so hits all my inner happiness, and I'm on my way to owning as much of it as possible:-)

Teri Myers said...

Lori thanks for sharing with us. You are such a talented lady and very warm and kind hearted. Love your cute studio and your Daisy Cottage Fabric.

BunnyNuts said...

Lori - you are such an inspiration!!

Steven and Ginger said...

Lori, Love your site, and your fabric and your creative designs. Can't wait to see some sneak peaks of your new collection. When will you start showing us?! :)

Anita said...

Love all the vintage goodness she inspires me with! Thanks for the interview :)

Corinne said...

I can't stop looking at "Daisy Cottage"! It is a definite favorite.Your new line looks great, too! Fun to learn more about you and our designs.

Nanette Merrill said...

Lori is the best. You captured her personality perfectly.