October 26, 2019

Moongate Fabric and Horizon Ombres sneak peek

I'm on a quick trip to preview my new fabrics at the twice-a-year trade show in Houston, known as Quit Market. It's a good chance to sit down and make a blog post to share the fabrics too! There are a total of 29 prints in the Moongate collection. I left a few out when I was hurriedly taking these photos before work but I think you get a good feel for the collection. Does it feel spacey to you?

8 of the prints are ombres. They have a very subtle quilting design of mine printed over them.

I'm also releasing patterns to go along with the collection. Oh my gosh writing a bunch of patterns at once is quite demanding! Also, placing an order for printed patterns involves high dollar amounts that kind of make me nervous!

In the picture below you can see the full color range of one of the ombres. Free motion quilting looks so good on it!! This is my Light Speed quilt that some of you tested for me. It's such a fun pattern.

One extra special detail about this collection is that on the selvage of each ombre there is a special message unique to that color. So a total of 8 messages in all. I had fun choosing them, in the hopes that they would find you at just the right time. One example is below, as well as a close up of something I made with....of course....the scraps!!

I brought to market 4 quilts I designed with the collection. But I only had 3 weeks from the time fabric came in to when I left for market. For a single parent with a day job that's wayyyyy too tight of a timeframe. Luckily I had the help of some stunt sewists in Portland who pieced two of the tops. I am happy to have a part in this industry and my commitment to myself is that I will do the amount of work that is sustainable and just be ok that having limits means I won't be meeting everyone's expectations.

I got to know my long arm machine better by quilting these on a deadline. There was no way for me to procrastinate and fuss. It was just what I needed and I'm feeling much more proficient now that I've quilted 8 (I think) quilts on it so far. The longarm is incredibly fast, which is why I got it. I knew I would need to be able to finish quilts faster to share more of my work.

That last quilt above is all ombres. They are just so fun and full of potential! I'm finishing up the print patterns and I will post full pictures of the quilts soon and patterns for all of them will be available in print or digital download! So here are answers to some questions you might have: 

When does the fabric come out? It will ship to stores in February. 

Will there be precuts? Yes! Charms, 10 inch squares, strip rolls and FQ sets will all be available. 

Where can I buy them? This fabric is from Maywood Studio. If your local quilt shop already carries Maywood fabric, let them know you're interested in this collection! If you need to order online, I will be sure to share when I hear of a shop offering a preorder. 

Happy stitching folks! More to come next week!


Gene Black said...

It looks to be a great collection, Christina. Brava!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Christina! Is there anything better than some pretty ombres?? Well, I imagine it might be better when it is YOUR OWN fabrics being introduced! I'm so thrilled for you. New patterns, new fabrics - I can't think of anyone who deserves all the success more than you. Big congrats. I'll be looking for it at my LQS in February. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

KaHolly said...

You are amazing to have been able to pull it all together. Your fabrics are beautiful, and the patterns look pretty interesting. Congratulations! Enjoy Houston!

Karin said...

Absolutely beautiful, particularly like the ombres which have that subtle quilting design.

Sumac said...

Nice collection. Love the colors and the quilts

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Love those colors and the ombres in the last quilt are exquisite. Can't wait to see the full quilt. Thumbs up for all the hard work and for putting yourself out there!!

Kathleen said...

You have been one busy lady!! Love your new fabric . . . very cool.
kakingsbury at verizon dot net

Creando con graciela said...

Las telas preciosas, modernas, coloridas llenas de vida, son tela tan bella y tan alegres que en cualquier proyecto que las uses , te lucis como una reina.

bumblebee53 said...

This is so exciting, Christina! I love your work and your new fabric line! that quilt with the yellow and the half-hexie improv... oooh la la!.... I don't know what you call that one but i hope it's going to be one of the patterns. The ombre colors are so yummy; all the prints are tasteful and fun. I can't wait to see these fabrics up close and as always, love your art - everything you make, in other words!

Christine B said...

Congratulations Christina! I feel excited for you!! The fabrics look fabulous and the quilting is exquisite as always! Hugs xx

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! - ;))

FlourishingPalms said...

Your Moondance fabrics look as great here as I thought they would. They're so fabulous! I can't wait for the release, especially of the ombres, and hope-hope-hope our local sewing/vac shop carries them. I will certainly mention it! I'm happy to hear you're liking your longarm, as it certainly DOES quilt faster than a domestic, and your quilting looks as wonderful on the longarm as what we've seen you do on the domestic. Congratulations on your fabric collection! I hope it and your patterns are a sell-out!

FlourishingPalms said...

Ooops! I mean MoonGATE!

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