As I started to design Spring Terrace I wanted to do something reminiscent to Whirlwind Romance, a collection I did a few years back. But I wanted to make this group new and fresh and have a feel of its own. I knew I wanted to incorporate scrolls, for two reasons. One, Whirlwind Romance had a scroll print and it was very popular. And two, because if there’s one thing I know about Connecting Threads customers by now is that they LOVE scroll designs. Scroll designs are delightful because they naturally lend to a non-directional composition as well as having a sense of whimsy, so they are very useful as well as pleasing to the eye. In Spring Terrace you get not only one, but two to play with…the focal “Flourish” and coordinates “Tendrils”.
Another thing I wanted to do with this collection was to incorporate yellow and grey as they have been very popular color combinations for the past few years, but I wanted to add green as well, to add more variety and have a fresh feel. I just love how citrusy fresh this group is. I liked it while I was designing it, but must admit I liked it even more once the fabric was actually printed and samples were being made up. I just find this collection, as well as the kits, very clean and fresh. Although fall and winter are upon us, Spring Terrace makes me long for spring and the warm fresh air that will come.
It’s hard to choose my favorite designs in this group, as I really like them all so much. Whether it be Floral Breeze, Blooming Clusters or Cobblestone (and of course Flourish and Tendrils as shown above), they’re all so pleasant to the eye. At least my eye!
As for the kits, where shall I start? There are so many pretty ones!
And I just adore Blooming Tissue Box Cover by Sue Terpin.
I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I do!