Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Designer Tidbits: Winged by Bonnie Christine


One of the most anticipated collections for Art Gallery Fabrics is finally here! Bonnie Christine of Going Home to Roost is here to share more about her Winged Collection. This collection represents a season's fresh beginnings and the dawn of a new day to spread your wings and let your imagination fly free! 


Q: Tell us a little about the Winged collection. What were you inspired by?

A: I have always noticed the first butterfly sighting of each spring and pause to breath in this moment. It's such a magical time, when the flowers begin to bloom, the weather warms and I can hear birds chirping outside my window. Spring also represents fresh beginnings and a dawning of a new season. It evokes a feeling of 'anything is possible'. Winged was inspired by nature, of course, but also this deeper sense of spreading your wings and soaring. I truly believe that all things are possible! 



Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?

A: I always begin a collection with a theme in mind. I work pretty far in advance so I'm currently thinking of general theme ideas for the next few years! I then start collecting bits of nature, photographs and sketches that align with my vision. At some point, I create a mood board and sketch for days to round out the idea. Once the sketches are complete, I'm well on my way to having a collection!

Bottom image: In Flight Quilt Kit
Q: How would you describe your style?

A: I hope my style conveys a sense of sweetness that shows my love for nature. 

Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Winged?

A: Since Art Gallery Fabrics recently introduce voiles and knits for each collection, I'm really excited to see some clothing and dreamy voile quilts made from Winged!




161 comments:

Teresa Pearce said...

I can see a gorgeous bag as well as a lap quilt out of these fabrics. I am a huge bird lover so this winged collection will no doubt be one of my all time favorites!

Emily Kim said...

I'd love to make a throw or baby blanket! Love the birds and the soft color palette!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

These lively fabrics would make a beautiful quilt. The soft colors are so inviting!

Debbie said...

i would make girl's baby quilt.

Renee said...

A quilt, or a bag, or a pillow!

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

What a stunning fabric collection...I see a fussy cut nature inspired quilt overlaid by some delicate butterfly and bullrushes applique - either a throw quilt or perhaps a baby quilt...So very beautiful, this collection.

Marti Taylor said...

This is a lovely collection. I would fussy cut the larger prints and frame them with matching solids and create a super fun quilt for my youngest daughter who loves birds and butterflies.

Lisa Marie said...

I'd make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift.

Karen Thurn said...

Something beautiful! Not sure until I see it.

Das mach ich nachts said...

I am absolutely in love with winged! I have so many projrcts in mind with these fabrics but the butterfly quilt amazing!!

Debi Horne said...

I would love to make the butterfly quilt, but I think bags, skirts or sun dresses would be good too!

Nancy Rebenstorff said...

The butterfly quilt

Crafty Coffin said...

My mom really loves butterflies so I would have to make something for her, maybe a nice structured bag.

DianeY said...

I really love that butterfly quilt and would probably make that!

Judy1522 said...

There are lots of possibilites with this fabric. I would probably start with some pillows and a quilt.

Louise said...

Such a pretty collection! I'd make a quilt for my niece.

Gill said...

A picnic quilt !

Anonymous said...

I would love to make a quilt or wall hanging for my daughters's "big girl room"- it is soooo beautiful!! Thanks- Sarah:crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com

Jodie said...

A bag...to take the pretty fabric wherever I go!

Emerauld said...

I love the throw pillows! I want to make a skirt too

Kayla D said...

I would make some quilted style pillows for the living room! I love these feminine nature themes! So fresh!

Dianna Brooks said...

This fabric would make a beautiful quilt for my 15 yr old granddaughter for Christmas this year!

Nola said...

Love that colors!

Kristin said...

I'd love to make some pillows for my daugther!

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

I would make a tote bag or some zippered pouches.

Linda said...

HI, I'd love to do a quilt for my Granddaughter>this collection would be so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Tracy said...

I would love to make some pillows and a tote for me!

Cheryl said...

I would make the cutest little dress for my granddaughter with the butterfly fabric.

Karin said...

I love the silhouette birds as a blender for a quilt I want to make my brother. And I'm collecting fabric for an animal quilt - the butterflies would be perfect for that!

Laura B said...

I would make a bunch of tote bags for little girls.

Amanda J said...

My sister's having her second baby so I think I would make a baby quilt and a wee bag for the big sister!

Pamela Neal said...

I would make pillows for my bed and a lap quilt for the car for traveling.

HeatherK @ A Reformed Heath'n said...

I'd love to make a skirt or scarf with the non-quilting options. So pretty and feminine.

Becky S. said...

Beautiful fabric!!! I would make a quilt.

delaineelliott said...

Beautiful fabric! I would make some pillow cushions and a tablerunner for my patio furniture. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

jinsnapp said...

Love the shorts pictured!

TMD said...

So pretty! I would probably make a mini quilt for my wall!

Archie the wonder dog said...

My youngest niece has just moved into a 'big girl' bed and needs a new quilt - this collection would be perfect!

Quilter Kathy said...

I'm thinking of making curtains for my house... these fabrics just make me feel happy :)

Quilting Tangent said...

A scrappy quilt.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Melanie said...

A dress or skirt for my little girl would be perfect!

Jane S. said...

I'm getting a new bed so I think a bed runner would be in order! These fabrics are wonderful, thank you for the chance to win them. :)

Rebecca said...

Love the hexi butterfly

Monica said...

Skirts for my girls! Or maybe backpacks! Thanks for the chance!

Twinstitches said...

I would want to make a quilt for the couch! The colors are so beautiful together they are great for summer and fall! Beautiful collection and thank you for the chance!

Jacqueline Frances said...

I would make a wall-hanging for my living room!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows

Shirley sascott4@hotmail.com said...

I would make a lap quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win

Kerry Young said...

I think some nightwear might be appropriate.

Heather said...

I am excited about the prints coming in Knit and Voile...I definitely want to make some cute knit dress for my little girl and voile shirts for myself.

Christine M said...

I would either make a quilt or perhaps some bags. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

Judith said...

In the short term, I'd like to make cushions covers for the daybed in my sewing room. This line would be perfect. Long term, I really want to use the knits for garment sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

I would make a wall hanging for my kitchen. The colours and designs of Winged would be perfect.
sugar_lin2 at hotmail dot com

Kartar Kaur Khalsa said...

Nature theme done in a great color palette! Love it! :)

Allison C said...

I would make a tote bag

blocksandmore said...

I'm thinking a small 'mail bag' would be great.

Vicki H said...

I would like to make a lap quilt or some pillows.

JulieD said...

Would make a lap quilt

JulieD said...

Make a lap quilt

Kimberly said...

I'd make a quilt!

Grace said...

Wow! What a beautiful collection! Thank you for the chance!

Grace said...

I think I would make some cute coin purses or a makeup bag

QuiltSue said...

Apart from quilts, I really don't do sewing, so I'd make a quilt.

My heart is here said...

I would make a pillow cover!
Jenna

gigi said...

It would make beautiful pillows.
Thanks!

Emily Reznechek said...

I would make baby blankets, bibs, and wipes!
emily@reznechek.com

Jeanenne Nielsen said...

It is all beautiful fabric!

Janie said...

A childs Quillow. The fabric is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.

Deidra said...

Not sure what I would make with it yet. Maybe some pillows or a quilt.

Nicki said...

I think a flowing skirt would be so pretty out of this fabric

Taryn V. said...

I would make a lap quilt, using the darker purplish color as a background.

Larry said...

I'd like to make a skirt using the voiles! Then I'd make a quilt for my new granddaughter.
~Debbie

Sylvia Anderson said...

Spring is my favorite time of the year a rebirth of sorts, after a very long winter's dormancy. The fabrics are delicate and beautiful, so in addition to a quilt, I would love to make skirts for our 6 beautiful great granddaughters.
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Cindy said...

Very unique fabrics! I can picture many items sewn with this line. I would make some beautiful scarves and lots of pretty pillows!:)

lovetostitch said...

I'm looking forward to the voiles for sure!! I see some clothing in my future! I've always liked making clothes.

Andra said...

I would make a scarf, and maybe a skirt or two for my daughters.

Martha Cook said...

I can envision a girls quilt. Lovely prints

Courtneysews said...

I would make pretty bags! Thanks!

lalaluu said...

This fabric collection is very romantic! I love the aubergine with birds and the melon with quills.

Nannie B said...

The Winged collection, as all of Art Gallery Fabric, just starts the "wheels turning" as to what would be perfect to make with it. I would make a lap throw or pillows from the Winged Fabric or maybe a pretty scarf - - so many ideas! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lori said...

What a lovely collection. Hmmm I think I would make my self a purse, some pillows, some placemats.

Brenda Iwami said...

I think this would make a sweet baby quilt and stuffed animal!

Jeanne Gwin said...

I would make a mini quilt with it and incorporate the rest into another quilt. Thanks for a chance to win some nice fabric.

Janice said...

These fabrics are so beautiful. I would make some pillow covers for my bedroom. They would bring nature inside for me. Thanks for the giveaway.

Donna Baker said...

this is a beautiful line, consistent with all AGF puts out. I would make some pillow covers or a lap quilt from them.

Anita Gambrell said...

I would make a beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby girl! This collection is beautiful!

Pierro said...

Rosemary DeLeeuw Bolton here:
I would make a lot of stuff.
First, some curtains for my parents bedroom in their new retirement community apartment. Then I would make a blouse for me. and some placemats for my daughters. Wow, this fabric is inspiring. I can think of dozens of ideas

selleck said...

My daughter would love this fabric made into a TV throw quilt.

Country Girl said...

Love those shorts and top! Butterflies are so beautiful and the colors are luscious! Hope to add this fabric to my stash.

RosieGma said...

My grandaughter loves butterflies, so I would make her a new lounge pillow for her bed, her last one is a little tattered so she is in need. I make it as big as 2 body pillows wrapped with batting to make one large pillow for when she has friends over they love to sit on it and giggle....

Unknown said...

I would make a ruffled skirt for my grandaugter.
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Santee Bobbie said...

I think appliance covers would cheer up my kitchen! rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com

barb said...

i would make a lap quilt in memory of my daughter. she loved to watch birds, butterflies, and dragon flies. she thought they were nature's most magical creatures.

Ann Dunn said...

Beautiful fabrics. Rafflecopter is getting too complicated. I don't tweet, or pin, or Facebook.

andrea @ tideline quilts said...

Barb, I really hope you win this. I've entered, and if for some reason I win it, I'll be in touch because I'll be sending it to you. I am so sorry about your daughter.

Weatherbee ;) said...

I love this fabric! I think it would make a great quilt, or some doll or little girls clothes. So pretty!!

Kathy said...

How about some sweet little nightgowns for my granddaughters?
Thanks for the chance to win!

P Bybee said...

I'd love to make a pretty blouse using the voile fabric!

Audrey said...

I envision bags and summer skirts sewn from the Winged collection.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

such lovely, soft colors! I'd make something for my DGD. Thanks for the chance!

Sarina said...

So many fun options! I can see making some fun girly baby quilts or bags or sun dresses.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful fabrics! I would make pillows!

Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net said...

I can see a cute sundress or top and pants set for one of my granddaughters. Would be really pretty in a quilt also.

Karen said...

I would like to make a skirt with this fabric line.

Connie Rhea said...

The Winged collection is awesome. It would make a beautiful quilt.

KathleenD said...

I think I'd try my hand at a summer blouse with the Winged voile. I is a very pretty line of fabric.

OhioLori said...

Ooooh!! Would make a great Throw for my butterfly loving Daughter!! These are also her fave colors!! Woohoooo!!

Karen said...

I would get some of these prints in the knit fabric to make some little girl dresses.

Robin QUILTS OF COMFORT said...

I love all this artist's work. The bird flocks remind me of how crows fly to roost every evening. I make hospice quilts and this is such a lovely print collection for that.

Jen Beatty said...

These prints are beautiful, thanks for the opportunity to win!

Carol said...

I'd love to make a quilt for me from this fabric - these are my colors.

Stacy said...

Gorgeous Fabric! I would like to make a quilt

Debbie said...

Pretty!!! I would make a lap quilt for my mother.

Sharon B. said...

I would love to make a quilt for my Granddaughter. The fabric is just lovely!

Donna W said...

I think that this fabric would make a gorgeous bag.

Anne said...

Quilts are always the first thing I think of with new lines. Love the round cushion in the photo.

Geni Pickens said...

I would make my granddaughter a cute outfit.

sue I said...

so beautiful hard to decide how to use it but will find something.

Carrie P. said...

I would love to make some pillows with that fabric.

DebraKay Neiman said...

I really need a tote for my gardening tools. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Jill Meador said...

I love love this line! I would probably make a throw for me or for my 5 yr old great-neice. or patchwork cafe curtains.

Karen said...

I just love the color palette! Some of my favorites!

Joan H. said...

A quilt for my great granddaughter!

Alesha Klein said...

I would love to incorporate the collection into a few baby blankets with matching burp pads.
akk_nana@yahoo.com

Bye Bye Berlin Baby said...

I love the fabric. can't wait to use it in my next "birds in the air" quilt!

Diana Collins said...

Love this fabric. I would make a quilt with these.

MoeWest said...

I would love to make the In Flight lap quilt. I think my granddaughter would love it.

Mom C said...

I love the clothes. I'd make a skirt. Thanks

Katelyn @ Sing While Crafting said...

From the looks of this beautiful collection, I would love to make a bag (or two) and some pillows from it!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I would make gorgeous pyjamas. Lovely fabric line!

Colleen M said...

pillows would be gorgeous with this fabric:)

Sarah said...

ooh… love this collection. I would make some bags & purses & pillows

Nancy said...

I would make a quilt for my granddaughter

Jeanmarie said...

Love these colors!! I would make a bunch of different things :-)

Abbey said...

Baby clothes or quilt

MamaLovesFabric said...

Something for my daughter, who we've called "Little Bird" since the day she was born. <3

Kay said...

I see bags and cushions made in this fabric. x

memmens said...

I'd love to make a hexagon sit upon from the lookbook - thanks

Myrvana said...


I love these fabrics! ... This collection is very beautiful, inspired me. I guess all girls dresses, accessories and small gifts will make with them.
Thank you very much and blessings to you.
Myriam.

kimberly Gray said...

Pillows and pillow cases, something to lay my head on :)

Michelle Christian said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with everything about this collection. The patterns, colors, everythingggg.. AHHHHHH!

Kay said...

My granddaughter would absolutely LOVE the butterfly! She's obsessed with butterflies!

Jeri said...

A quilt!

Jacklynn said...

The In Flight quilt is so pretty, I would love to make that! Thanks for the give away!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The In Flight quilt caught my eye the first time I saw it and I'd like to make it.

Veronika B. said...

I love this collection!!! I would make bags, many bags. And one more bags.
Thank you for the chance to win this collection.

Carrie Franklin said...

Beautiful collection of fabrics! Perfect for making a quilt for a teenage girl.











































Tania Soares said...

Love the collection. Beautiful colors and easy to match. Really love it!

KrisD said...

Lots of throw pillows and maybe a bag or two would be lovely out of this collection.

GO STARS! said...

I love the butterfly quilt and would love to make it. I would make a dress with the voile or knit.

Sandra Walker said...

Love the pillows, and the short top and skirt is adorable. I could see placemats...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I mostly make lap quilts

Beth said...

I would make it for my aunt in a nursing home - I think it would life her spirits beautifully!

jellybean said...

What a lovely collection as always I would have to hold a em and squeeze em and love em and then decide what to make.

Mom C said...

My nephew is getting married next month. I think his fiancé would love a quilt made out of this. Thanks.

Carrie Franklin said...

This would make a beautiful quilt for a teenage girl.

lfhpueblo said...

Little girl tops.

Anonymous said...

I love the silk tank top pictured in the lookbook. If I get my hands on some of this fabric, I'd probably start with a mini tote, though.

cnesselrodt said...

Love the fabrics. I've been wanting to whip up a few pillowcases.

LeAnne K said...

I would love to make a quilt for my daughter's bedroom with this line. It's so beautiful!

Allison Sews said...

I'd love to make myself a top out of some of this fabric!

Carmen N said...

I'd make some beautiful bags!