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 lunch bag with sewing machine art made by Minki Kim.
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!
This new line also reminds me of my youth. I started designing quilts with it as soon as the images were released. Now that it’s finally hit the stores I can load up on yardage! yeah! Keep an eye out for my new quilt pattern on instagram or my blog. Lea Anne Brummett aka Podunk Pretties
Oh, I’m so excited to see it! Please send it to me when you’re ready. Can’t wait!
Susan G Higdon
Amy, I am trying to find the Gingham Girls and Sunnyside Ave. fabric bundles but it seems both are out of each shop I search. Do you know when they will be available again
Both collections are out of print (and will not be reprinted) but good news – I’ve got some on hand! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can help you. 🙂
Your reference to yarn hair bows really takes me back. Whenever I remember that lovely chunky yarn we used to wear in our hair I wish I could run over to the dime store and buy a few colors. Of course, it looked ratty after a couple of wearings but still, good times! Love your new fabric line!
hah! So true! Thank you, Paula. xo
How fun! Congratulations on the collection being out, Amy. 🙂 Yes! I completely remember the yarn hair bows! What a fun walk through some memories.
Amy, this fabric line is so pretty! It’s so nice when a designer’s collections coordinate, and I especially like the addition of the lovely green fabric. And I love your Red Delicious pattern. Congratulations! Can’t wait to see it in my local quilt shop.
Thanks Karen! I’m already excited to start a project combining both collections! 🙂
Julie @ The Crafty Quilter
Congratulations Amy! Your new fabric collection is beautiful and I love that it coordinates with Gingham Girls. It’s so fun to hear the story behind the name, too. That pattern is adorable and I’m going to purchase the pdf right away!
Aww, thank you Julie! xo
Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
Such a sweet line! There is a town named Sunnyside in Washington State, near where I grew up.
Those plaids are great. I can imagine those used in so many projects. Good luck with the line.
I love the collection and also that ribbon on the bundle in the last photo! I had fun working with Gingham Girls this past weekend…until one of 80 blocks went missing, ruining my 8 x 10 layout!
LOVE this new line. COuldn’t resist — just ordered my fat quarter bundle! Thank you for being so …. so … so talented and loving just what I like.
Oh gosh, I love these colors! I love the green, that is a nice green!
Every one of these projects are beautiful
What a great line of fabric.
I purchased the pattern, and ordered the fabrics from Missouri Star Quilt Co. They arrived today and they are so beautiful. I can’t wait to get started with this project.
Awesome!! I’d love to see what you create!
Amy, I’ve been tempted for a week or so now to get some of those red apples with the dots in the background. I love that print! You’re new line is beautiful!
Thank you, Kelli!
The red, navy, and royal quilt is such a great summer quilt. I love all the hues of this line <3