I just love those bright-but-vintage colors. They literally make me feel happy!
Do you ever wonder how our fabric goes from mine and Eric's heads to a quilt like this? Well, it's kind of an amazing process, part of which I got to see when I visited Moda in Dallas last month.
After Eric and I have created the art, we send samples of the printed work over to Moda. They print the art using screens. This is a pic of a screen next to the fabric that was printed with it.
A fabric line might go through several rounds of "strike-offs" before the final set is selected. Cheryl and I even pulled a couple more prints out of this set while I was there. Here's a peak at the current color story, although things could change. By the way, this is Social Club, a soon to be released line.
Don't freak out at the next photo, but these are the current discards. I know, I know, that top aqua print is pretty delicious, but there's a better one left in the set. Trust Cheryl!!!
I just have to show you how cool the room we are making these decisions in is. Look at that inspiration board. Man, there's some really great design on that wall. And, can I say it is a bit intimidating to be surrounded by all the design books, fabric collections and amazing work!
I love working with Moda. I love all their people and it was such a pleasure to be invited to see their operation. I was excited that my kids got to see a place where creative people fit in the job market. It was so inspiring!