Monday, November 24, 2014

A Walk in the Park

We happen to think that the best floral fabric collections have both traditional and contemporary appeal--a little something for everyone, if you will. 

That's probably why we love Ro Gregg's new A Walk in the Park collection so much--it's full of big-bloom florals in varying sizes and soft tonal coordinates with doses of damask. But it also has a stripe with a twist--a pinstripe-type look with vines and flowers "climbing" up it. And don't forget the oh-so-appealing geometric print that looks like it came straight from a retro tile floor!

We asked Ro to talk to us about her new collection.

Q. What inspired A Walk in the Park?
Ro: The best things in life are free, like enjoying nature! There is nothing like sensory pleasure we get from natural beauty—observing flowers, butterflies and birds. Our desire to connect with the Earth and its beautiful elements served as design inspiration for this line.

Q. Tell us about a few of your favorite prints.
Ro: The main floral is a masterpiece of my favorite flowers: roses, poppies, primroses, and hydrangea. You'll also find butterflies and birds among the flowers.
I think the bird floral stripe is very sweet, too.

I love the park with all its architectural elements and the scrolls and bird cages.

And the geometric print emulates the tile-like blocks of the park's path.

Q. Can you describe your color palette?
Ro: I chose fresh new trend shades directly from Pantone, including antique moss, robin's egg blue, soft café au lait, rock ridge grey that all intertwine with alluring shades of pinks and roses. The two colorways cross over and work well together.

Q. Anything else you'd like to point out about this collection?
Ro: The multi-tonal textured backgrounds of the damask park scene and small foulard adds dimension and continuity to the patterns.

We've even got two different free patterns you can download and make using the A Walk in the Park collection: A quilt and a table setting.

"A Walk in the Park" by Pine Tree Country Quilts
Click here to download the free quilt pattern.

Click here to find these free quilt patterns.

See the entire A Walk in the Park collection here.


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  2. I like the subtle colors and the geometric to complement the florals. Great fabric from a wonderful designer!