Monday, April 30, 2012

Sneak Peek: Vanessa Christenson

Last Quilt Market Vanessa Christenson of V & Co. debuted her very first ever book, Make it Sew Modern. After a huge success and only 6 months later she is now a not only a fabric designer, but designing for our friends at Moda Fabrics!!




Her new line, Simply Color, is officially debuting at Spring Quilt Market in Kansas City, but she gave us a few sneak peeks. (I am so stinking excited to see it in person at Market!!)




The collection was inspired by vintage fabrics and modern taste. Vanessa also added solid ombres into the collection in each colorway so that you can create wonderful quilts and projects with just one fabric print, or of course you can combine them all together!




What will you create with this line?




36 comments:

hollymade said...

I love all the beautiful colors, I can envision making so many beautiful quilts with just this one line. Can't wait to buy some!

CJ said...

WOW! I think I might finally make a rainbow quilt!

Christina said...

I love those grays with green! Can't wait!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow! Such fabulous colors and prints! I'd sure love me some of this!

MGM

Melinda said...

OMG! I want, I want, I want!

Tiffany said...

WOW - this is the perfect zig zag rainbow quilt fabric if I've ever seen any! Yikes - I need this :)

Kristen said...

Tthis line would make a perfect Supernova from Freshly Pieced. Wow!

Dairygal said...

PS I quilt posted a new pattern a week or so ago. I think this might be fabric line I try it out on. Sooo exciting!!

Marcia W. said...

These fabrics are absolutely gorgeous. I'm thinking a plus quilt would showcase these - or the Prism quilt. Love ombre's - they would look great in a narrow border going around a quilt with the gradations.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Eu quero!São tantas possibilidades que mal posso esperar.Quando V postou em seu espaço uma linda coleção de tijelas eu corri em lojas para comprar tecidos naquelas tonalidades e comecei uma colcha KING para minha cama.Fiquei muito triste comigo pela precipitação...Agora esperar tecidos e inspiração para outro padrão,camas aqui em casa é o ´que não falta.Um beijo.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! I'd make fantastic quilts with this line...it is gorgeous!!

Bridget said...

Beautiful colors!

Rosa said...

Those fabrics are absolutely beautiful.Love,love!!

Blooms And Bugs said...

I love all the colorways. I would use it to sew beautiful little girls dresses

Jan said...

What a talented designer. I can't wait to get my hands on some of these. Maybe ..... oh, I don't know, I just want some.

Sharon S said...

I love that there are ombre's. I am going to use the Quick Curve Ruler & make something wonderful!

Carrie P. said...

OOOO! so pretty. love those solids strips.

JUDY HELSEL said...

I WANT IT ALL!!!!!!!
I WOULD MAKE QUILTS AND DRESSES
I LOVE THE GREY AND GREEN!
ESPECIALLY THE STRIPES IN ALL COLORS. (AWESOME)EWSLAM NGOOMEND

Susie Rose said...

First thing in my head is a random 16 or 25 patch block with black or white borders.
Next thing was a DWR using the shaded solids going from 1 side of the arc to the other.
Lone Star.
I NEED to get some.

Susan W said...

First, I'd make a swishy skirt. Then a tote/bag with blendy colors so it goes with. Shoes? Yeah, I could cover some blah ones up. Lots of shoes. Just use lots of color and repeat in another color. (And a wide hair band that tapers.)

Kate Brown said...

Oh my gosh, they look incredible!! I would make a bottled rainbow quilt among about a dozen other ideas :) Really yummy and beautiful looking, I cant wait until they come out!!

Sharon said...

Just might have to get them all -- who can resist as they are just wonderful!

Rachelle said...

It's such a fresh looking collection I'm thinking a summer picnic blanket would be perfect in it.

Marlene said...

These colors just pop out at me. A Simply beautiful collection!

Christa Marcotte said...

Those are some beautiful shades. The possiblities are endless!!

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oye! I'm going to be falling hard for that collection! I have no idea what I'll make with it...everything?

JaneB said...

That first picture has me hooked! I need all the fabrics from this line in that lovely limey color! I'm working on a red & lime quilt right now.

Elsa said...

All those pretty fabrics are almost too much! I want time all! Especially like the solid fabric that fades. Really wonderful!

Pippa Parsons said...

beautiful beautiful fabrics

VickiT said...

Vanessa has created an awesome line of fabric colors. I just LOVE all of these and am very much hoping to be able to get some of those in my own home.

Tiffany said...

It looks AMAZING!

lisa said...

I LOOOVE it! Do I really have to commit to something? I want it all just to fondle, and caress, and stare at....at least until inspiration hits (and it has to be CANT NOT DO THIS inspiration!) and all I do is quilt....so yeah

kath in ohio said...

Love this line. I want to try a traditional Cathedral Window. Wish I had a private quilt tutor. LOL

Bobbie said...

Oh the possiblilities! Very happy colors- I can see matching skirts for me n my sister and niece, with matching bags

Annette said...

So pretty. A log cabin quilt, old with new.

Ramona said...

I LOVE it, but didn't see it on your FQS site when I tried to do a search. Guess I will keep trying!