Need a little color in your Wednesday?
You’ve come to the right place! I’ve been talking about my new fabric collection–FIESTA FUN–for a few months, but here is a big old official blog post with all the details! I like big old official things.
Fiesta Fun is my second fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics.
And we’ve created an Info + Gallery Page HERE, with fabric swatches, where to buy fabric, and tons of project inspiration and links.
Also, if you look up at the top of this page, the menu has a new update. Now if you click on My Fabrics, you’ll see options to go to each collection’s gallery page. Yay!
Growing up in Southern California, I always loved the Mexican culture—the bright colors, the food, the floral designs, the people. And now that we live in Texas, I get to enjoy the blended beauty of Mexican culture in this state as well.
What I’m attracted to specifically with Mexican design is the use of color. They have a wonderful way of mixing bold tones with pastels (and every shade in between) and making it work! With this collection you get many of those combinations—cobalt blue next to mint green. Or tangerine contrasted with peach. It’s a rainbow of fun.
Here are some favorites in the collection (if I’m allowed to play favorites?):
• Mexican Dress – Inspired by beautiful Mexican embroidered shirts and dresses, I wanted to create something with similar flair, but with my own twist. Think how amazing this would be if you embroidered ON TOP of the design! (I’ve already started that and can’t wait to share.) And….I can’t decide if I like the colorful version or the two-tone blue + white better! Bonus with the blue—it comes in knit! (insert blue heart emoji 5 times)
• Citrus Sunrise – This print was inspired by the three giant grapefruit trees my grandma had in her Arizona backyard when I was growing up. Every summer, after spending a month swimming in her pool, and jumping on her trampoline, and making lame music videos with her record player… she’d send us back home across the desert with a box of citrus in our family van. I’m pretty sure my mom was the only one who ate them. But I always loved that smell!…and the color.
• Papel Picado + Zocalo – these two prints remind me of a festive party set-up in a town square, or a fiesta in your backyard. The design is inspired by the amazing creation of papel picado folk art—which in Spanish means “Paper” and “Punched”. So these banners are made of cut-out patterns and intricate designs.
There are four different Papel Picado colors, which is awesome because you can use them to make your own simple garland! Just cut out little rectangles and sew them together in a strand with bias tape. Done!
• Piñata Confetti + Happy Streamers – you know I love simple shapes, and color, and I love a party!….so confetti and streamers only seemed natural. This print is fun on its own, and amazing as a binding (see first photo).
And of course there’s so much more to share and sew with this collection–since there are 16 fabrics total.
If you’re new to purchasing designer fabrics, I have a list of shop links here.
And to get your creative wheels spinning, just click around on the Gallery page. There are so many free tutorials and patterns with many of those photos. When you’re done, check out the Boardwalk Delight Gallery we created as well!
And one day I’ll get around to sharing about Fall Quilt Market, where I saw my fabrics in person for the first time. But that’s a whole separate post.
Have a happy day!
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