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Jeni’s first collection is called ‘Color Me Retro’, and it is due out in shops this February! I love the color palette, and that big print is just *awesome*!!!
Jeni: I have been a fan of their fabrics for a while, first falling in love with their Oval Elements and then discovering Pat Bravo’s beautiful collections. I started to use more and more of their fabrics and began interacting with them through social media. One thing led to another and before I knew it, I was working together with them on projects, becoming a member of their Fat Quarter Gang, and finally joining them as a licensed designer!
Jeni: It was absolutely inspired by my vintage pyrex and enamelware collections. I have pieces in every room of our apartment (even the bathroom, hehe!), so I see them all the time. When it came time to design my first collection, it was a no brainer to use those pieces as a starting off point. I designed the Kitchenette print very early on, but they all evolved between the time I started and the time it was launched!
Jeni: I worked closely with Pat on narrowing down prints and especially when it came to deciding on colors. I knew I wanted to stick to classic retro colors, and we added twists with punches of orange, turquoise, and a bit of purple! Kitchenette in Apple features shades of green, and it grounds the entire collection, since green is found throughout all three color ways.
Jeni: You’re sweet! I think blogging has absolutely opened doors for me. It’s given me opportunities to contribute to books, teach, and definitely led me to designing with Art Gallery Fabrics. I’m still tickled pink that so many people enjoy reading my blog!
Jeni: Favorite part? Sewing with the fabrics! Since I’m still very new at designing, I feel more in my comfort zone behind the sewing machine. I am SO excited to receive advance yardage and show off the great ways you can use Color Me Retro!
Jeni’s booth in the Art Gallery section at Quilt Market perfectly went along with her fabrics. The quilt and the kitchen accessories in the form of oven mitts and an apron were just spot on! I loved them, and you can definitely visualize them coordinating perfectly with your favorite Pyrex!