First off, let me say how truly excited I am to be back at the Jolly Jabber! I love posting here because they always ask such great questions.
Where did you find your original inspiration for this collection?
For several years I have been dreaming of going to India. I love so much that I see in pictures. I love the colors, the textures, and the beautiful architecture. This was where my inspiration came from. Someday I hope to go to India, but first I think I better learn to like the food.
What projects do you hope to see using Madhuri?
I really don’t think there is a project that wouldn’t look amazing done with Madhuri! But I just know someone out there will do something cool with those elephants. Can you imagine them fussy cut on a bag? I think the diamonds would make beautiful skirts. And, of course, QUILTS!
What TV show or movie does your collection fit best in?
One of my favorite movies is Outsourced. I can totally see it fitting in there! By the way, I liked the TV show that was a spin off of this, too, but not NEARLY as much as the movie!
I have four! Three are Berninas and two of those are from 1970. They are a not-so-lovely greenish color. I just purchased a Brother that we keep at the office (or Offish as we call it) so that I don’t have to carry my Bernina back and forth. It is about time to replace the Bernina I sew on regularly, I think it is dying a slow death.
What is your favorite part of the fabric industry?
I love the people. I work with such amazing people at Riley Blake and I really enjoy meeting people at guilds and shows. I think that it is amazing to be a part of someone’s creative journey and so cool when I get to meet them in person!
From what aspect of your life do you draw creativity?
Hmmmm….I guess it would be a lot from my travels. I am always taking pictures of flowers, architecture, sidewalks, carpets, and the list goes on. Of course everything gets my own spin!
What is your design process?
I always start with a pencil and a sketchpad. Once I have a good idea of where I want to go, I start new with my laptop and Wacom tablet. I use Adobe Illustrator to create and refine my artwork.
What is your favorite print in the collection?
The green medallion!
I always design one full color way then create the other two. The hardest part is making the same combination of colors look good in a different arrangement. That AND making sure that the repeats are correct.
Thanks so much for having me, I really love Fat Quarter Shop!!!
Hugs and Fishes,