So… needless to say - even though I’m late in introducing my next collection… I am beyond happy to introduce you to Grace! 🌸
Because I’m a little late in getting the word out - I’ve seen some social media posts about Grace (…thank you to Moda & some of the quilt shops that have ordered Grace!) - & what’s been fun is to read how folks are finding somethings that are very familiar about Grace… & they are right!
Grace actually had a different working name in its creation. I was referring to it as ‘Return to Ambleside’… as well as ‘Ambleside’s little sister’. That’s because that over the seven years since the release of Ambleside, my first collection with Moda, I have continually been asked if folks could still find Ambleside fabrics. So, when it came time to design this collection, I chose a few prints from Ambleside - resized them (to keep it fun!) - & then added some fun new prints. I worked with the same colorways that I used for Ambleside - so it will work wonderfully for the folks who have been holding on to their Ambleside bundles & scraps. Or, if you missed out on the original Ambleside - Grace is just as charming & sweet!
I have to admit that when it came time to renaming this collection, I tossed out a couple of options… but I knew that ‘Grace’ was the perfect name. Also, because we submit collections about a year before they are introduced - I was working on this collection during the time period of my Dad’s passing. With all the events of the past year, it has made me reflect - quite a lot - on all the blessings in my life, & for how thankful I am for God’s grace & how much comfort it continually brings me. (On top of that - the hymn, ‘Amazing Grace’, was one of the songs my Dad had requested for his memorial service. For the service, his great-grandchildren were the ones who led the congregation in singing the song together - & that memory, & the words to the hymn have brought so much joy in this past year.
So, for those reasons, my Grace collection is a very special one for me. But also, because it is ‘related’ to Ambleside - it holds a special place in my heart. As I mentioned, Ambleside was my first collection with Moda, and the story of how that happened has ‘grace’ written all over it. One day, I will share how that happened… but for now, I’m just so pleased to carry on the legacy into this fabric collection. I can honestly say it has captured my heart & brings me such joy.
I hope that you will also enjoy Grace & create something that brings joys in the years to come.
Grace is being shown to shops now (so don’t delay & let your local quilt shop know if you would like them to carry it!), & is scheduled to arrive in August 2021.
I will have the new quilt designs & information about pre-ordering some Grace pre-cuts posted to the website tomorrow - so be sure to check them out! (There will only be a couple of days to pre-order bundles…!)
Here’s to Grace!!
What a perfect name for this beautiful fabric line! We all need more Grace in our lives, don’t we? So thankful that His mercies are new every morning!! The name of this line is a perfect reminder. Isn’t it wonderful to incorporate our faith into the works of our hands? I love it!
I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I was very concerned that was why you have been so quiet. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Knowing where he is helps so much, but it is still such a loss to lose someone you love so much. And someone you have cared for so directly. Blessings of comfort and grace to you as you walk this road.
I understand why it’s called “Grace”. I’m working with Ambleside and mixing in Sophie as we speak so naturally I do love Grace, as well.
Take care of yourself, Brenda!
You have been on my mind lately because I finally (!) started “A Cuppa” with my Ambleside fabric stash and have been very much enjoying the softness of the fabric, colors and prints as I work on the quilt. Now I can’t wait to get the “little sister” fabrics to mix with my scraps for another special quilt. Congratulations on another great line!
What a heartwarming story! Grace….how we all need it. This fabric line is gorgeous, as are all your fabrics🌷I’m looking forward to Grace & will think of you & our Heavenly Father as I work with the fabrics.
The quilt will be a reminder to me to give Grace as I receive Grace.
Blessings to you Brenda🌷