I’m excited to finally share my new fabric collection with Riley Blake! You may have seen some sneaky peeks on Instagram but now I get to share it with you in full glory! First let’s talk a little about my inspiration.
photo credit: dutchhexsign.com
In creating Dutch Treat, I was influenced by Pennsylvania Dutch hex signs adorning the barns in rural Pennsylvania. I love the flat color, simple shapes and symbolism of good fortune behind these welcoming decorations. Dutch Treat combines the traditional motifs of the “Distelfink” bird, tulips, hearts and circles with modern elements resulting in a folky, quirky, updated collection.
Colorway 1: Tomato Red and Teal with one of my favorite kinds of green that I can never find a name for. Aloe? Spring Green?
Colorway 2: More green and teal with some buttery yellow and charcoal (not black).
Colorway 3: Aqua and pink with a pop of that red. Zing! I’m finding that the color ways, while separate, play nice with each other and lets you mix and match or pull together a tighter color story in your projects.
The fabric is now shipping to stores! I don’t have a shop list for you as of yet, but I have seen the fabric starting to pop up on Etsy, so if you can’t find it locally you can try there. I also want to let you in on a free quilt pattern available from Riley Blake called Windmills:
Dutch Treat debuted a few weeks ago at the International Quilt Market and the response has been great! Here’s a pillow that I made in the fabrics to be shown in the Riley Blake booth. I embellished it with an appliquéd circle and felt bird and flowers to pay homage to the PA hex sign inspiration!
Stay tuned over the next few weeks as I will be featuring some great projects sewn in Dutch Treat! And come back tomorrow for an exciting new addition to my shop! (Hint: it coordinates with Dutch Treat!)