My newest fabric collection, Sunnyside Ave is arriving in stores now! I’m so excited to finally share with you some of the projects I’ve been making with this collection – including three new quilt patterns!
My first collection, Gingham Girls, was an homage to my 1970’s childhood and my mom’s first patchwork quilt. Seeing other quilters embrace the nostalgia of that collection made me want to expand on that theme.
Sunnyside Avenue was a main street with a big park within walking distance of where I was born and the homes I lived in until I was 18. I even drove down that street every day on my way to High School.
It reminds me of picnics, big slides, and family reunions at Sunnyside Park where my mom dressed us in matching striped shirts and denim shorts with yarn bows on our ponytails. You can read more about the backstory and inspiration for Sunnyside Ave here.
This collection is full of the sunny, primary colors of my childhood with lots of colorful basics that can mix and match with lots of things in your stash. I’m especially smitten with the versatility of the microdots, plaids and the brand new Riley Blake woven ginghams that match! I’m also loving those retro apple prints. They’re perfect for bags, aprons, and quilts. And they’ve inspired the apple motif I used for the names of my quilt patterns, as well as the photos and lookbook. (Below)
For this first quilt pattern, I focused on the reds and navy blues in the collection (with a little royal blue thrown in as an unexpected zinger).
This new quilt pattern is called Red Delicious. This is a fun twist on a traditional star block and is available in Twin, Queen, and King sizes.
The PDF version of this pattern is now available in my shop! Hard copies are being printed as we speak, but you can Pre-order a Hard Copy version of Red Delicious here. (Hard copies will ship by April 9.)
I really like the way the reds and navy’s give the quilt a classic look. And I LOVED using that giant red and white woven gingham on the back. I used the same woven gingham for the monogram pillow. The texture of that fabric is so soft and drapey. (I might be hoarding a bolt…)
Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting quilted this one with a classic clamshell scallop for the perfect vintage feel.
The other two patterns are called Granny Smith and A Bushel and a Peck (you can see more photos of that one, here.) I’ll be sharing more pictures and details about Granny Smith in the weeks to come, but in the meantime, you can find the PDF’s available now in my shop!
A few other fun projects made with Sunnyside Ave include these adorable Apple pincushions using the pattern by Retro Mama.
Retro Travel Bag pattern by Melissa Mortenson of the Polkadot Chair.
Adorable scrappy patchwork bag made by my friend, Erika Bea. (No pattern at the moment, just cute, inspiring patchwork to look at. 🙂 )
The Sunnyside Ave fabric collection is hopefully now available (or coming any day) at your favorite local fabric shop! You can also find it online from Fort Worth Fabric Studio, the Fat Quarter Shop, and assorted Etsy shops.
Here’s my lookbook for lots of inspiration using this collection. I’m excited to see what other people create and to share more projects made with Sunnyside Ave fabrics in the weeks to come!