Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Designer Tidbits: Lula Magnolia by Amanda Herring of Quilted Fish

Hello quilty friends! we have a special guest today on the Jolly Jabber! Amanda Herring of Quilted Fish is here to talk about her NEW collection, Lula Magnolia. Read on to see what this southern inspired collection is all about.

Q: Tell us a little about the Lula Magnolia collection. What were you inspired by?
A: I have a friend named Lula that was born and raised in the south. This collection was inspired by and made for her. The fabrics in the collection reflect things in the south. A magnolia, a fern, flamingos, and classic living.

Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A: Of course, I have to start with some sort of inspiration. My inspiration usually comes from one of three things. A life experience, a place or a person. Once I know what my inspiration is, I start to work out what the prints will be. All of this happens before I even start to sketch it out. When I have a feel for what I want to make, I start to draw. Usually I start with a sketch pad and a pencil, but sometimes I go straight to my computer and my Wacom tablet. Then it is draw, draw, draw!!!

Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Well, that is a toughy! I think my style is constantly evolving and developing. Each time I design a fabric line I want to try something a little different, and push my personal boundaries. Maybe for now, for this collection I would call it whimsically sophisticated.

Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Lula Magnolia?
A: When I designed this fabric line I imagined people using it in their homes. Pillows from the fat quarter panels, curtains, and lovely quilts. I have seen some beautiful clothing and bags made from it. I think it is a very versatile line and would work great for many things. The large scale main print is super fun to play with. It really lends itself well to lots of great things. I hope that people have a lot of fun creating with this great line!


Billy'sgirl said...

I just love this fabric line!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This fabric is right up my alley. I'm s girl from the deep south, and love everything Southern!

Jo said...

This fabric line is just great!

darcox said...

Can you tell me where the large scale flamingo print is? I see the small repeat flamingo pattern

Fat Quarter Shop said...

HI Darcox!
the large scale flamingo print is part of a panel. We do not carry it in our store but Here is the link:

Judy1522 said...

Beautiful line of fabric!

darcox said...

I am sorry, but the link leads back to your shop where you said you do not carry the panel.

Fat Quarter Shop said...

Darcox: I apologize about that! Here is the link to Riley Blake's website: