Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Designer Tidbits: Gerri Robinson

Designer Tidbits Interview with Gerry Robinson of Planted Seed Designs featuring Favorite Things fabric collection Blues, tans, and delicate flowers. We are willing to bet that those are a few of your favorite things. Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs is here on the Jolly Jabber to give us a closer look at the new Favorite Things fabric collection for Red Rooster Fabrics. Get inspired by Gerri's favorite things!

Q: Tell us a little about the Favorite Things Collection. What were you inspired by?
A: I had pulled an assortment of vintage fabrics together with no particular color palette in mind until I found myself continually drawn to the blue, brown and cream color palette I was seeing all around me in home d├ęcor magazines, catalogs and websites.

Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A: My approach is very organic and often times is reflected on what surrounds me or what I’m wanting to change up in my own personal space, but it always starts with vintage fabrics.

Q: What design trends are you currently exploring?
A: It’s hard not to be drawn and attracted to what’s happening with the modern quilt movement. Having 3 adult male children who prefer NOT to have any sort of flower in their quilt, I’m kind of enjoying designing fabric and quilts with a little less fuss and structure.

Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Favorite Things?
A: Since I “chose” NOT to learn how to sew apparel early on, like my older sisters did, I would love to see Favorite Things used in apparel and fashion accessories.

Q: How do you describe your style and how has it evolved over the years?
A: I still feel my style is classic, even from the very beginning, but has “matured” over the years.

Q: What are YOUR very favorite things and why?
A: Hands down, my family! They make me smile, laugh and sometimes cry (from laughing so hard)! We have a lot of fun when we’re all together!

We hope you enjoyed our interview with Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs. Let us know in the comments below, what are some of YOUR very favorite things?


Frances Newcombe said...

beautiful post!

Linda said...

Just lovely! This collection "Favorite Things should be a Winner>Love it! Thanks for sharing!


Vicky said...

My favorite colors, too. Navy blue seems to be on the radar this year, even with clothing, purses and shoes.

Christine M said...

What a gorgeous range of fabrics. I love the colours.

Brenda Kowalski said...

Family of course but also quilting with my friends on Cape Cod with a friend who has a sewing room to die for. She's sweet enough to invite us a couple of times a year for a whole weekend which we keep extending. Love love love this fabric line. My favorite color is blue and I love it with the tans and creams.

Lu said...

I just love the Favorite Things design/color collection. 2 thumbs up!!!!

Carrie P. said...

lovely post and the quilts are just gorgeous. One of my favorite things is my vintage buttons. I love to collect them

Booklogged said...

What a beautiful fabric line. Absolutely gorgeous! Favorite things: books, quilts, my bed & pillow, cola, chocolate, spring.

JaneB said...

Outside of family, of course, one of my favorite things is FABRIC.

Billy'sgirl said...

I've always enjoyed the soft pastels and classic designs of Gerri Robinson. This is a lovely departure. Congratulations to Gerri.
My favorite things are family, friends, good health, fabric, and chocolate!

Maggey and Jim said...

I love,love this collection and I think it is going to be one of my favorite things...

Santee Bobbie said...

Wow, this is my boat to float in! I love the ENTIRE line. I would love to redo my house with these fabrics with paints to match.

Brandy Pettit said...

Funny enough, one of my favorite things is seeing what Gerri comes out with next! So far she is speaking my quilt language, more so now with these blues and creams. I will most definitely be getting some of this to make one or more of the quilts out of her book "A Cut Above"! Thank you for sharing!