Today I am going to share a cheerful bundle curated by Jayne Willis of Twiggy & Opal. Before I jump into that though, let me introduce Jayne. Actually she likely needs no introduction because I suspect you are already familiar with her spectacular modern quilts. I am not sure exactly how Jayne and I became friends but we have been following each other’s blogs for quite a long time. She was one of the team of bloggers who supported the opening of my shop about 18 months ago, which was such a nice thing for her to do.
When I think about Jayne’s work, I am really impressed by her improvisational work, the clean lines she uses when she designs a piece, the quilting she does, and the determination she shows from start to finish on a project. I love following along on Instagram as she creates something. She often shows progress shots and the finished project never ceases to amaze me. She is really a talented quilt artist. I grabbed a quote from her About Me page on her blog that says it well. “My process may be a little unconventional—I let the fabric speak to me and rarely know where a design will take me from start to finish!”
OK, let’s take a look at the bundle she curated. I was not at all surprised to see Jayne select black, white and brights for her bundle. She is the queen of color and she uses it well. What did surprise me was how well the the blues in Flourish and Rainbow Vines (both made by Andover) worked together. Just look at the darker blue leaf on Rainbow Vines – – it is nearly identical to the background blue of Flourish. These details are what make Jayne’s pull attractive! I also love that by including the Rainbow Vines fabric, she chose a bright print that has a strong black accent.
Adding Panda Patches and the Basic Circles , Jayne pulled the bundle together – sort of like highlighting the whole collection with black. Next Jayne selected two soft yellow prints which added a burst of spring to the bundle.
These fabrics are all about spring! I encourage you to hop on over to Jayne’s blog where she will share the bundle and a project she has in the works. I guarantee a dose of creative inspiration if you do! Also be sure to enter her giveaway to win a fat quarter bundle for yourself!
If you love this bundle as much as I do, it is available in my shop. I have fat quarter bundles as well as 1/2 yard bundles. Both will be on sale for 20% off through tomorrow night (Thursday, May 17th). Also, if you are interested in yardage of any of these fabrics, all of them are available in the shop!
Hopefully you are enjoying the bundles that have been shared each month! It is great fun for me and I learn something about color each and every time!
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I agree that her improv work is fascinating to follow. I always look forward to seeing her finished product. I’m off to your Etsy shop now 🙂 I so enjoy these posts!
So happy you like these Wendy. I really enjoy the whole process. Love getting to know another blogger by working together and also love seeing their take on the selection of fabric I am carrying. It is really satisfying.
Thank you Bernie for trusting me enough to pick a bundle! And prints! Me?! It’s been a fun and such an enjoyable journey with you and your Etsy fabric shop!
I was also surprised by your choice of prints Jayne. If I had predicted your choice it would have been all about bright blenders. It’s good to push outside of the comfort zone and you did a great job! Thank you. 🙂
I love following Jayne — she is so creative. This is a great collection of fabrics.
Thank you Anja – Yes, Jayne’s work is very inspiring.
What a bright and fun grouping; just like Jayne!
Thank you Yvonne! She is definitely bright and fun. 🙂
Love Rainbow Vines! Jayne did a fabulous job with these fabrics.
Great bundle, I love the colors!
Love this fabric pull! I always enjoy coming to see what the bloggers put together. Jayne sure picked a great one!
Hey, I have to say I was surprised to see Jayne’s name and prints in the same sentence! I love her work, and the block she’s using for these fabrics is exactly what I’d expect—that precise, modern look that I keep studying, hoping some of it will rub off on me! This series is so much fun.
I was also surprised and it took her a bit to settle on her bundle, probably because of stepping beyond her usual choice of solids. I love the blocks she is making and the way she is using just bits of print and lots of white. It will be striking, I am sure.
Youre so cool!
This bundle curated by Jayne is amazing. I love your store bundles and your blogger bundles (not to mention your overall fabric options). It is really fun for me to study them for color and how the fabrics marry together so well. It surely is a talent I struggle with! I look forward to the next bundles you prepare in June.
Thank you!! I have a lot of fun thinking of which fabrics should be bundled. I know I rarely buy a fq bundle of an entire line because there is always a piece or two I don’t care for, not to mention the expense of buying the whole bundle. Anyway, the next bundle comes up on June 13th! See you then.