Cuddle up at home with a quilt made with Sweet Home! Sweet Home by Melly & Me for Riley Blake Designs celebrates the comfort and love that you can't get anywhere but home. Melanie of Melly & Me is here to show off her new collection, so keep reading for a closer look!
Tell us a little about the Sweet Home collection. What were you inspired by?
When I sat down to design my new fabric collection there was only one theme I kept
feeling entirely inspired by - my sweet home! Home
is my haven, it is where I create, where I get inspired, where I love and where I am
loved. It is family, it's where the heart is. It is my
favourite place in the world!!
What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
I generally sit down with no distraction, a ton of coffee and a completely blank canvas.
Of course my canvas is a digital one on
Illustrator, but I tend to just sit down and start digitally doodling. I always have a
theme or multiple themes in mind and just blank out a
week in my schedule to do nothing but doodle. When the first inspired image comes,
along with that excited nervous tummy, the rest
always flows so easily from there!
What design trends are you currently exploring?
I don’t think it can be considered a design trend as such, but at the moment I am
feeling like I want to start exploring some bolder colors
and also want to start playing around with more designs that are perfect for little boys!
What projects do you hope to see made with Sweet Home?
Oh goodness, Sweet Home is perfect for so many different projects! I have enjoyed
using it in softies, bags and in a quilt. What I am
really looking forward to is seeing some sweet clothing made from it. I can really see
the cutest girls summer dresses from this fabric
How do you describe your style?
I would describe my style as cutsie, fresh, fun and playful!
Q:What is the biggest sewing faux pas that has happened to you?
Ok, so I have this terrible habit of never sewing the turning gaps in bag linings closed. I
get to the point of the bag being complete
visually (minus this step) and ready for photography and I just want to move on. It
feels finished and I simply always forget (or am too
lazy!!!) to sew it closed. So I think my biggest Faux Pas would have to be when I was
teaching a bag class and was demonstrating the
lining. As I was in front of the group trying to act all professional, I decided to show the
lining and explain how it was done only to reveal
my terrible secret habit! Serious embarrassment!
Labels: Baby Quilt, Riley Blake Designs, Sewing Projects