Blog Posts Tagged ‘lunden designs’

 

Our new Under the Sea collection has arrived and is now shipping!

Under the Sea organic fabric

 

This is our first ocean-inspired collection, and we’re having so much fun with all these friendly fish, pretty mermaids and happy octopi. The palette of blues and greens is punctuated with bright coral and orange, and works well for a wide variety of sewing projects. As usual, the collection is 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton fabric.

 

under the sea organic fabric

under the sea organic fabric

monaluna under the sea organic fabric

Hello friends! We just got back from the spring International Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA, and we had such a great time! It always feels like an insurmountable task the month before the show, but somehow samples get sewn (thanks to Karen at One Girl Circus and all you other helpers), materials get designed, props get ordered and delivered, and it all comes together. This show was a breeze, thanks to our dear family in PA (and the road-trippers from TX) who pitched in and helped. These days I get precious few minutes out of our booth, so I didn’t get any photos of the rest of the show, but I have a bunch of shots from our booth to share. We had a lot to show off this time, with two new woven collections (Haven and Under the Sea), two knit collections (Marrakech and Meadow knits, both due this August/September), and new sewing patterns (out next month).

 

First of all, the David L. Lawrence convention center is gorgeous! I truly never thought I’d use that adjective to describe a convention center, but as they go, this one really is nice. Lots of natural light from skylights and big windows overlooking the river, and that makes spending 3 solid days indoors much, much more enjoyable. In fact, the whole city really was lovely, and the fact that it was raining much of the trip made it even better, since I’ve almost forgotten what rain feels like.

 

pittsburgh convention center

 

This is what our booth looked like upon arrival…

 

monaluna booth

 

… and once we’d finished with it:

 

 

We created little vignettes of each of our new collections, along with some of the inspiration photos and early sketches of the collection. Here’s the Haven group:

 

haven collection

 

This photo shows off the gorgeous Euclid Avenue quilt by Sassafras Lane Designs:

 

haven by monaluna

 

Here’s our vignette for Under the Sea (though i just noticed our little boy is missing his shirt… that came last minute before the show):

 

Under the Sea by Monaluna

 

And this photo shows the Tatami Mat quilt by Lunden Designs. I LOVE how well this quilt pattern shows off the fabrics! Also, notice the adorable Shelby Satchel by Sassafras Lane Designs.

 

under the sea by monaluna

 

We had some darling samples using our Fox Hollow collection, and our Woodland Knits (special thanks to Fishsticks Designs and Olive Ann Designs)!

 

fox hollow and woodland knits by monaluna

 

AND we have three brand new sewing patterns coming out next month! The adorable Ella Dress, the skater shirt and the Solstice dress and tank/short set (for knits) will all be available by the end of June. (Check out the stunning turquoise sewing machine that Karen at One Girl Circus lent me to use in the booth!)

 

sewing patterns by monaluna

 

I can’t believe the show has already come and gone, but the next one will be here before we know it!

 

monaluna quilt market booth

Good things come in priority mail packages! I’ve been working with the talented Melissa Lunden, of Lunden Designs, to develop a chevron quilt pattern for Havana, and I just received the sample quilt in the mail. So pretty! She worked two prints into each chevron stripe, and the back is a really nice patchwork using four different prints. I love it, and I hope you do too! The pattern will be available soon.