I recently had the pleasure of working with Heather Bailey’s latest line (just arriving in stores now!) Lottie Da. Isn’t it dreamy? This is Classic Heather Bailey colors and vintage feel. I used a new pattern of Heather’s (that I believe she will have available for free, but don’t quote me on that) to make this quilt top.<
I actually didn’t use all of the fabrics from her new line. Heather’s pattern here focuses on mainly the greens and teals with a splash of that lovely fuchsia- like color and orange. But the line is actually a bit more saturated in color and you should definitely check out Heather’s gorgeous pictures of it all on her blog HERE. Oh and I think she has a giveaway going on there still to win a FQ bundle of the line. So hurry and check. 😉
The colors I worked with all evoked a dreamy feel for me. This quite top pattern is soft and subtle. It was interesting in particular to work with all prints and no solids. But Heather cleverly uses some blender fabrics from her line to act as solids, in particular the white with fuchsia square dot print (which I’m sure has a lovely name lol). I did develop a couple of favorite prints though. How can you not?
This orange floral print above is a definite favorite of mine as well as the grey/teal version of the same print that you can see to the upper right above the orange (just saw that they are named Tangerine Sprig and Dove Sprig). Those ones made me smile every time I got to work on a block with them. There is a teal/grey and fuchsia print that I adored as well, but it is harder to see the larger scale print here because it is chopped into smaller pieces for the pattern. But I would use it to back a quilt in a heartbeat. It is called Turquoise Duphine and you can see it here at the Fat Quarter Shop.
There is a yummy scallop stripe print that I think would be darling to fussy cut for a project. Having a little girl, I just see lots of little girl items when I see Heather’s lines. They are so perfectly feminine!
Oh and once again, I’d like to give a huge shout out to my husband for tirelessly holding up quilts for me and traipsing around our property to find a good shot in all kinds of tricky lighting. It’s ever so helpful that he is tall too! lol
I can’t wait to see how Heather has this quilt top quilted up. Oh and I’m so excited to get to meet her in person at Sewing Summit next week. She is the keynote speaker! I think this will be my first ever meeting of an actual designer in person. Boy…I need to get out more often. lol