Friday, December 4, 2015

Home for the Holidays: Ro Gregg's Peace on Earth fabrics

The Christmas carols have been playing on the radio 24-7 since the day after's officially the holiday season! This week we've been showcasing our holiday collections, and then starting next week we'll be sharing some quick and easy decor tutorials.

Here is Ro Gregg's holiday collection, Peace on Earth:

And the coordinating panel:

The collection also includes an apron panel:

We asked Ro to tell us about the inspiration behind her beautiful Peace on Earth collection.

Q. Tell us about the panel. Why did you choose to feature a reindeer? 
Ro: Reindeers are Santa's helpers too.  They pull the sleigh and deliver the gifts all over the world. Deer are one of my favorite animals; as a child we nursed a baby fawn that lost its Mother.  I designed the deer to be festive with metallic scroll antlers, and I think the filigree in the borders emulates that feeling.

Q. Can you tell us about some of the prints? 
Ro: Festive Christmas balls and Rosewood poinsettias are showcased on a background of Harlequin damask.

Symbols of peace is a signature piece. The doves contain designs from Marblehead prints and other coordinates. 

Miniature metallic reindeer with festive medallions—such a perfect symbol of Santa's helpers. This is my favorite print from the collection. The doves and reindeer are flying around the night sky with the full moon and medallion-like planets. It just feels like Christmas Eve. 

Q. How would you describe the style of this collection? 
Ro: Traditional decorative christmas with an ornamental flair.

Q. Why do you like adding the metallic gold to the holiday collections?
Ro: I think metallic gold goes well with holiday celebrating.  It makes the patterns festive with its shimmer.

Q. How did the collection get its name?
Ro: I first came up with the theme "Peace On Earth" as a reflection of what we all wish for around the globe and how it is affecting all of humanity. Christmas is a peaceful, joyous season. The dove fabric actually has the word "peace" and musical notes inside some of the doves.

Q. What else makes the Peace of Earth collection special?
Ro: It works beautifully with the Glistening Christmas prints, many of which are included here, such as the winter wonderland of metallic trees and the North star shining bright. The colors work flawlessly together for holiday projects.

"Celebrate" by Mara Quilt Designs, the free quilt pattern available on our website, surrounds the panel with pieced ornaments and stars.
Download the free pattern here.

See the entire Peace on Earth collection by Ro Gregg here.