Ro Gregg has done it again with a veritable treasure chest in her newest Marblehead collection, Gemstones, Jewels & Quartz! These rich prints have so much depth and play so nicely together, as well as with her previous Marblehead collections. Take a look and see what Ro has to say about these beauties!
Q. You’re back with a new collection of Marbleheads.
Ro: These three patterns are coming out as a sequel to the Marblehead story. Again, inspired by nature, specifically the popularity of natural stone. These fabrics are infused with what I call “jewel mania.”
Q. What did you really focus on when designing these prints?
Ro: The most important thing is the jumps of color. Quilters have told me that when they’re selected fabrics they want to see a light, a medium and a dark. The jewel pattern serves as the light pattern. Quartz falls into the medium category. The gemstone pattern sort of punches the color in quilts—it’s dark. It’s a myriad of color, which gives the illusion of depth.
These prints will also meld with the Original, Global and Pastel Marblehead collections, creating a tremendous basic for quilting.
Q. Looking at these prints is like going to a jewelry store.
Ro: I took inspiration from gems and stayed with a luminous jewel-tone theme—amethyst, aquamarine, garnet, sapphire, emerald, pearl, onyx… The depth of color and saturation of brightness varies through the three patterns.
We're offering a free pattern on our website featuring Gemstones, Jewels & Quartz:
|"Marblehead Gems" designed by Pine Tree Country Quilts|
See the entire Gemstones, Jewels & Quartz collection here.
Download the free Marblehead Gems quilt pattern here.