Friday, December 5, 2014

Hottest Quilting Prints: Owls!

Who's Who... it's not always a biography of the best and brightest names out there. 

In our case, it's simply one of the best new fabric lines around: Ro Gregg's Who's Who: owls, butterflies, geometrics and more!

It all started with the panel: A pair of patchwork-looking owls perched in a whimsical tree.

 Add in a lovely assortment of coordinates:

And you've got the making for a who's who of fabrics, all from one collection! 

Ro chatted with us about her new line, so keep reading to learn more about it!

Q. Why owls?
Ro: As you've heard from me before, I love nature. I love owls and I'm an owl collector—I have all kinds of owls—candles, pottery, glass…
A sampling of Ro's owl collection

Owls are so popular. I wanted to do something different that could go across the board—more of a home dec look to it—not juvenile; something that would bring nature indoors. 

Q. Tell us about the panel.
Ro: I wanted to showcase a pair of owls. I've always found owls magical, and in this pair I really emphasized that with their big, watchful eyes. That's a common characteristic of owls. I did some research, and many cultures in history have a reverence for owls. In Greek mythology, owls symbolize intelligence and protection.
These owls give the feeling of being totally patched work. You can quilt around the components that make up each owl.

Q. And the coordinates?
Ro: Of course, we did the little all over owl to go with the panel. Then I also introduced the butterfly print—going back to nature. There's the decorative rose and damask, and several geometrics for a more contemporary feel.

Q. We love the color palette—so fresh, without being cutesy!
Ro: These colors—robin's egg blue, sand, fudgiscle, butterscotch and sage—are part of a very strong home dec look that's continuing through 2015. They're very natural colors as well.

Q. Do you have a favorite print?
Ro: The panel. It just speaks to me. It could be used for anything—even a baby quilt. I designed the panel first and everything else around it.

Thanks Ro!

Be sure to download our free pattern using the panel and coordinates from Who's Who.
"Romance in Flight" by The Quilted Button
Download it here.

See the entire collection here and ask for it at your local quilt shop!
(And...keep watching the blog...we'll be featuring a tutorial using these fabrics soon!)

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