My Spring Terrace collection.

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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!

Like Blooms for Annabelle Quilt by Bloom Creek.

And Pepperland Quilt by Abbey Lane Quilts.

And Sunny Breakthrough Quilt by Mari Martin.

And Diamond Dust Quilt by Kristin Gassaway.

And I just adore Blooming Tissue Box Cover by Sue Terpin.

I hope you enjoy this collection as much as I do!


14 responses to “My Spring Terrace collection.”

  1. Alisha Says:
    10/31/2013 10:07 am

    It’s such a pretty collection, Jenni! Great post. I enjoyed reading about your thought process when designing the fabrics!

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  2. Stephanie Says:
    10/31/2013 10:39 am

    Delicious colors and those greens are the tastiest of all. I always look forward to “what’s next!”

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  3. Jenni Says:
    10/31/2013 2:45 pm

    Thanks Alisha!
    Thanks Stephanie!!!

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  4. Debbie Rogowski Says:
    10/31/2013 2:55 pm

    I’m loving this collection, there is so much to choose from and pair together or with other fabrics

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  5. Debbie Rogowski Says:
    10/31/2013 2:56 pm

    somehow my email address was wrong in the last post but I love love the fabrics!!

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  6. Jenni Says:
    10/31/2013 2:59 pm

    Thank you Debbie! I’m so glad you like it!!

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  7. Ceil Says:
    10/31/2013 3:09 pm

    This is one of my favorite Connecting Threads collections! Congratulations on such an beautiful job!

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  8. Jenni Says:
    10/31/2013 4:16 pm

    WOW Ceil!! Thank you so much! I’m so happy to hear that!!!

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  9. shannon Says:
    11/01/2013 8:13 am

    really love this one too. i am a sucker for most of your designs…:o)

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  10. Virginia Says:
    11/01/2013 9:12 am

    I really love this collection. I love a good curvy design and this collection has just the right amount of curve and breeziness.

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  11. Jenni Says:
    11/04/2013 9:09 am

    Shannon, thanks so much! That’s very sweet!

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  12. Jenni Says:
    11/04/2013 9:10 am

    Virginia, I’m so happy you love it too!! Thank you!

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  13. DJ Says:
    11/11/2013 6:56 am

    These are so beautiful!

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  14. Jenni Says:
    11/11/2013 7:16 am

    Thank you DJ!

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