We are welcoming the fresh colors of spring with the Dreamin' Vintage Collection
by Jeni Baker
. This collection evokes happiness, creativity and a throwback to the 50s and 60s. Take a look at Jeni's story and inspiration on this amazing collection!
A: Dreamin' Vintage is my third fabric collection. It's
inspired by vintage bed sheets from the 50s and 60s. I've been collecting them for years, and they've always
been a source of inspirations and happiness for me. Being able to pay tribute to them through
this collection is a dream come true! It's a very cheerful collection, with
sweet floral and retro geometrics in a full rainbow of colors.
Q: What is your design process when beginning a new
A: When I start designing a collection, I spend a lot of time
collecting inspiration images. This
includes lots of Google searches as well as photo scavenger hunts around
town. I love visiting my favorite shops
and walking outside to find inspiration.
Then I sit down and start drawing on the computer in black and white. As prints come to life, I add color, and
slowly the collection comes together!
Q: What design trends are you currently exploring?
A: I am SO happy to be exploring the Pantone color of the year,
Radiant Orchid! Purple has been my favorite color since I was really little,
and I love using purple in my work. I'm
also playing around with black and white, which can have such a retro vibe!
Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Dreamin'Vintage?
A: I think I'm most excited to see (and make!) women's dresses
made from the collection. That and all
kinds of patchwork! I really want to make a traditional double wedding quilt
with the collection, I think it would show off the collection really well!
Q: How do you describe your style?
A: My style is somewhere in between modern and traditional. I
love lots of bright, happy color and patterns, especially paired with
traditional piecing. I will never tire of simple patchwork, it's one of my very
Q: What is the biggest sewing faux pas you have ever made?
A: I feel like my biggest sewing faux pas, or sewing secret, is
something that I continue to do. I have never hand-bound a quilt! I sew all my
bindings on by machine, and sometimes I feel a bit bad about it. I have arthritis, so I have a pretty good
excuse, but still! I should probably hand-bind at least one quilt one of these
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