Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ann's Arbor

Our new fabric collection, Ann's Arbor is being shown to shop owners right now and will be delivered to your favorite Quilt Shop in August 2017.  Here is my stash to make lots of new quilts!
It is our expected Red, White and Blue with an added sunny yellow.  It is crisp and summery and feels like a relaxing weekend at the family cottage.



If your like me - you will need lots of these sweet shirtings. 
The collections features a large vintage cottage stripe that is fabulous for borders and backings. This stripe is also in yellow and in medium blue.  I'm using them for borders.  Two quilts are finished and getting the bindings sewn on right now.  I have another quilt that I'll be piecing next week.  Keep checking for pictures.

Some of you remember how this works...... besides these pieces to make my quilts, I also got a box of scraps left over when Moda made the cap sets for the salesmen.  I have enough here to fill 2 large Priority Mail boxes.  Comment here about Ann's Arbor, Ann Arbor, red white and blue, yellow, summer, cottages, or anything at all......and you could win these scraps. I bet there is room in those boxes for other goodies too.

Comment here before midnight Sunday March 19th and you could be 1 of 2 winners.

Later,

Laurie

149 comments:

Fribble said...

Mmmm, I especially like that paisley design.

woolwoman said...

Ann's Arbor is amazing ! Scraps would be great for the Star a Day - I see many prints that would work well. I would love to be considered for the drawing. THanks Mel

DahyaJan said...

I love your fabric lines and have made several quilts with them. I want the yellow floral print for my breakfast table now. It would look great as border and backing, and everywhere in between.

Anonymous said...

Ann's Arbor. Pretty funny! The colors remind me of the sofas in Harbour View on Mackinaw Island. (where I had my wedding :)) I love them!!!!
bridget

Linda said...

Beautiful Collection! Love those Blues! We lived in Brighton, Michigan years ago>know about Ann Arbor area! Thanks for sharing!

Patti Snyder said...

Love the new collection! Makes me think of the time I spent at my Grandparents' farm every summer. I'd spend the days either helping my Grandpa with livestock or harvesting crops or I'd be working in the garden and helping my Grandma with canning. Wonderful memories! Thank you for the chance to win some of these lovely fabrics.

Hildy said...

Love your new collection it reminds me of your Charlevoix collection with the yellows.

Yvonne said...

I love how this line turned out! I have made the Dear Jane from the Grand Park fabrics and I would love to search for a new pattern to use these fabrics!
I am curious for the quilts you have made with these fabrics, hope you can show them soon!😍

Janet said...

It's beautiful - it just says "summer" to me! I'd love to win some of the scraps ... Thanks for the opportunity, Laurie!

cynthia said...

Oh my goodness. So charming. You've made another irresistible collection.

Jacqueline said...

The snow started about 9:00 pm last night and has not stopped so looking at your new line of warm and cherry fabric brought a smile to my face. I love your red, white and blues in all your lines but this addition of the yellow makes it seem totally different and old fashioned. Love it. Thanks for a chance at your scraps.

barncat (Lisa) said...

I love a red, white, and blue quilt, but the addition of that beautiful yellow is fantastic! Already thinking up ideas...

Irene said...

I love the cheery fabrics. I sew little hospital gowns for the therapy dolls the kids at Mott hospital receive. I'd love to win the scraps to use for this purpose.

MAry G said...

LOve the new line Ann Arbor. especially the addition of the scrumptious yellow. WOuld love to make something with this!!!

kristie said...

The last print...the stripe, reminds me of summer pillow cases I slept on while visiting relatives...what a great memory!
Love this collection (of course) and can't wait to see what patterns you plan with it.

Milton and Mr. Stubbs said...

This is a beautiful line of fabrics! Thank you for having a drawing.

Marie i said...

Love the vintage cottage stripes!

Terri McBride said...

I love your new line (but of course I love all your fabric lines). Hoping this will blend well with the Bar Harbor I still have. Can't wait!

Linda said...

Red Blue and a touch of yellow Perfection


linda m

Nancy said...

I went to school in Ann Arbor. Granted, it's been, ahem, 50 years, but a quilt of fabric named Ann's Arbor would be good. Wonderful fabrics.

piecrust said...

O-o-oh, my mind is racing. Such delightful prints and colors. Something about it reminds me of my grandmother, she loved pale yellow.

Cathy said...

Very pretty, summery looking collection. You always come up with a good name for your lines too.

Ann said...

Very fun collection. I like Ann Arbor a lot. I was there for a conference several years ago and was glad I drove so I could visit the yarn and fabric shops!

Mary Thompson said...

You always have beautiful fabric collections, and this is one if the best.

Kathy in FL said...

Love all the fabrics, especially the paisleys! Thanks for the chance to win some scraps. Waiting until August to be able to buy some gives me something to look forward to.

Deb G. in VA said...

I love Ann's Arbor! I can't wait to see the pictures of your latest quilts! Thanks for the chance to win a box of scraps!

Pam said...

Ann's Arbor is just beautiful!! I may have sneaked over to the United Notions site for another peek ;) I just love the yellow colorway! And of course my favs - red, white and blue! I never have enough shirtings so I'm very much looking forward these. Thank you for another inspiring collection - can't wait to see all of the new patterns!

JudyBL said...

Beautiful, love those yellows to go with the other colors!!

Maxine said...

Ooooooooo. I see more beautiful log cabin quilts in my future. Ann's Arbor in blue and white and maybe red and white. Who knows? We'll just have to wait and see.

Barbara Gonze said...

I love this collection with that beautiful, beautiful yellow. Just the touch of spring I need today in snowy PA. Can't say I'm as fond of Ann Arbor as I am a loyal Penn State Alum but we won't go there.

Joye with an e said...

Those shirtings caught my eye, too. Lovely collection.
Thanks,
joyecox@yahoo.com

Karen M said...

I always love red, white, and blue. The sunny yellow is a sweet surprise. I miss Michigan since moving to KY 9 years ago. Thanks for the chance to win.

Terrie said...

oh my goodness !!! I am loving this new line. Can't wait to see what you've been working on!!! Thanks so much for the peek !!

cathy said...

Another amazing fabric collection! I have never been to Michigan but I hope to visit someday. Especially since it has inspired such a lovely fabric collection.

DebrafromMD said...

These prints look like summer to me. I could use a dose of warm weather right now since the snow storm has knocked out our power, sigh.

Janet said...

Wahoo! Those medium blues look wonderful! Another gorgeous line - thanks for the chance to win some :0)

Susie Hoover said...

Wow!!!! Gorgeous! I love it! I have a few "sacred" pieces of Nantucket and Prairie Paisley left that I bet will go amazingly with Ann Arbor! Would love to win some of this and can't wait to get my hands on some yardage! Thank you for continuing to design such beautiful fabrics!

Judy Zoll said...

What a pretty sunny looking collection! This winter has been so dreary this is a breath of fresh air. How much fun to play with your scraps!

mnms said...

How lovely! Looks like another Minnick and Simpson quilt will be added to my to do list. That is beautiful!

Angie said...

Can't wait to get my hands on these! The addition of yellow was a brilliant idea!

MM said...

What a beautiful collection!

Linda Enneking said...

This is a beautiful collection. I like the striped piece for borders. I also like ow your collections work together so well.
Linda Enneking

BL said...

Fresh and summery -- a great antidote to all of the snow!!!

Susan Kane said...

I have been culling through my stash for health reason, keeping only what I know I can handle. Sending the rest to my sister, who is younger.

Your stash is incredible.

Redfinch said...

I'm soooo excited for another M&S collection with yellow in it--I loved Charlevoix! And as a transplanted "Michigander", I especially love your Michigan names. Thanks for the chance to have one of those scrap boxes sent to me in FL for a remembrance of my home state! Ruth in FL

Little Quiltsong said...

Love the added yellow in with your other beautiful fabrics in this new line! Love the name of your new line, especially :)!!

helen said...

Again you guys have nailed it with this fabric range, love the shirtings.

Laurie Arp said...

I'm in love with the yellow floral. 💕

klk said...

I lived in Ann Arbor for several years; my husband is from there. I love your blogs because it gives me a glimpse of things I miss -- the farmer's market, the Broken Egg, Zingerman's, the fabulous library, State Street, the Michigan Theater, having coffee at Sweetwater's, on and on.

cheryl warstler said...

ohhh, this is very lovely and refreshing. I can thing of many items to make and to use those stripes for border pieces. so my fingers are crossed and I'm saving my egg money, as they say.

Nancy said...

What beautiful, refreshing prints. I can think of lots of uses in addition to quilts for those lovelies. Thanks for offering the scraps!

Jackie said...

As always - loving my favorite colors! Can't wait for it to be available.

the girlfriend gap said...

In my dreams there is a family cottage I can retreat to. Fabric Looks beautiful . Looking forward to seeing the quilts . Always amazed at what you do. Janita

Julee said...

always love your fabric lines....used many of them...

Mimi said...

What's there to say about red/white/blue (?) other than adding yellow is the icing on the cake. Always love your lines of fabric.

Micki said...

What is not to love! Florals, paisleys,shirtings---perfect colors made richer with the yellow. They are just terrific--and now I must wait until August? (sigh--pout,pout)
I'm looking forward to see what YOU have made with this line. Soon, right?

Joanne said...

Beautiful fabrics. I always love your reds and blues. Adding the yellow is wonderful.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

Ann's Arbor looks absolutely gorgeous, would love to be a winner of some samples - fingers crossed!!!

MJinMichigan said...

Love the new fabrics, especially the yellows. They remind me of the ones in Charleroix. I always wished I had bought more of those yellows.

scottylover said...

Love those bouquets on the stripe fabric. They would make a great backing for a quilt as well as a fussy cut border. The colors in this line are gorgeous!

Sandy A

Vicki H said...

Love the fabric colors, the yellow really adds to the loveliness.

Tina said...

Love, love the colours. They are totally my favourites. Winning the scraps would make my day.

Anonymous said...

Laurie you have done it again. This is beautiful. Being a native of Ann Arbor some of these scraps would be quite a treat for me. I hope this is my lucky chance. Thanks for your beautiful fabrics.

MoeWest said...

Crisp and summery is just what I'm in the mood for! It beats crisp and wintery, like today's weather, by a long shot. I love your new fabric!

Glynette said...

I hope that you are beaming! The collection is just beautiful!

AnnieO said...

Sew pretty! Definitely get the summery feel from the photos and can feel the warm breeze coming through Ann's Arbor! My name IS Ann so it seems appropriate to get a chance to play with some Ann's Arbor scraps, lol. Thanks for the chance to win!

Ellen said...

Love this! So pretty with the addition of the yellow!

Terry said...

Your prettiest collection yet! So warm and sunny!

Kathy J said...

Beautiful! I love the colors, especially the reds. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Oh good golly, these are gorgeous! You never fail to delight us! I'm smitten with paisley & then there's the shirtings....be still my heart...too much at once? No never! Thanks so much for a chance a the give-away.
Maureen
mgw070 at rogers dot com

Pamela Tasker said...

Oh my goodness! Just beautiful! I cannot wait to see your quilts made from Ann's Arbor. The color's are just dreamy smooth. The best ! Thank you. Pam

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful fabrics--going to be hard to resist when I see them in local quilt shop

Michelle said...

Beautiful new fabric line! It makes me want to reach out and touch it!

Hanya Moschner said...

Your new fabric range is delightful. That yellow is like the sun shining through the gorgeous signature reds and blues.

kshackabq said...

Love the light blues and whites with the yellow. Reminds me of your Charlevoix line, which is one of my favorites. Looking forward to seeing your new quilt designs!

krisgray said...

What lovely fabric! Love the flowers and the paisley, they're soooooo happy!

Karen said...

Love the vintage look of the fabric and anything that has blue in it gets my vote as blue is I would say my favourite colour. Always excited to see your new line and I also need to get my order in for your book - as I need to get an autographed copy. Karen

Pamela said...

Love these fabrics! Especially that gorgeous paisley at the top right - so pretty!

Lee said...

I love that yellow print!! Thanks!!

jeanne said...

I am loving this new collection. Can't wait for it to be out. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Quiltsalot said...

I love the large vintage cottage stripe as it reminds me of my grandmother's table cloth that would be put over her kitchen table for us to eat at. In all the years of me either visiting her or living with her I don't ever remember sitting in the formal dining room, always in the kitchen where you entered at the top of the back stairs. Thank you for all your hard work with all of your designs!

moosecraft said...

This is such a Summery bundle! I love it! Butter yellows with flowers... cottage perfection! :-) Looking forward to seeing the quilt patterns that go along with these!

suemluvsquilts said...

Just love the Ann's Arbor collection. It's all gorgeous, but I need to get some of those shirtings, definitely!

Kay said...

Love these colors - blue is my favorite color anyway but when you mix it with yellows and reds....perfect combination....I'm addicted to your fabric - I confess! Besides all that - March 19th is my birthday.....just saying!

Janet said...

What a lovely line of fabric. I can just see some of the large floral used as broderie perse. August can't come quick enough. Thank you for the giveaway. Would love to win.
mudd4chewee@gmail.com

Vicky said...

Stripes, circles, and yellow, a gorgeous line! Patriotic and summertime all rolled into one!

LeAnne G. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about it.......especially the yellow added to the reds and blues.

Judith said...

The vintage cottage fabric....... OMG! It is stunning, so are the others ,SO YES, I would love the scrapps!Count me in, please.

candy said...

It's beautiful! I love the addition of the gorgeous yellow.

Lorraine said...

Your new collection is just lovely. I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Love the red, blue and white colors with some yellow thrown in the mix. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

sndy1 said...

Beautiful new collection. Absolutely love the colors.

Diane said...

I love these colors together! Lately, I have been on a yellow kick! It adds such a nice warm touch.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I am SO SEW ready for summer and more color in my life. Tired of white and brown all over.

Doris Ellington said...

I have always loved your collections. Such pretty, pretty colors and patterns.

emmy said...

Love the idea of the stripe border fabric as I have problems picking border fabric that will frame my quilts.

Rose Appel said...

anything with roses draws me immediately . such beautiful prints .would love to work with any of these in my quilts . a rose for a rose ,lol. Thank you .

sand said...

I love floral and stripes these would make a great quilt since we have a beach house. Here's hoping thanks for all the wonderful fabrics

Sandy Evenson-Hagen said...

I love your Red, White & Blue with Yellow! So summery! Ann's Arbor is beautiful!
I've been loving your fabrics for years and using them in my projects.
Would love to win your generous giveaway!

Sandy in Northern MN where we need some reminder that summer is coming!

Jill said...

I love the Yellow! What a nice addition to the Red, White and Blue fabrics. The yellow just makes me smile!

Janice king said...

Like many, fellow quilters,and makers, I've been making Quilts of Honor for our women military. It​ would be awesome, and a honor to win..... We are a small group of ladies. But we have honor many.

Thank you
Janice k.

Sorcha girl said...

I concur with your statement about summer, Laurie. Ann's Arbor is a beautiful red, white and blue collection. The stripe would make a great summer tablecloth, all by itself. Thank you for the chance to wing in the giveaway. clara-chandler@att.net

Amy said...

I love it when you include yellow in one of your lines. That addition perks me up, and adds the right amount of whimsy to a red, white and blue quilt.

Anonymous said...

Ooooh! I am so excited to see this new line. It's absolutely gorgeous. I have been looking forward to your creating a line that includes all these colors once again. Thank you! Colleen Coffman

Lee Anne said...

Absolutely stunning! The collection makes me think of a picnic on a sunny warm day....
Red, White, and blue....a classic! Love all your collections but I believe this is my favorite.

Leota Krantz said...

WOW. It has been a long time since a collection makes me "covet". Gorgeous is an understatement.

Donita M said...

I'm having to wipe up the drool from looking at these gorgeous colors and prints! Oh my the possibilities. A quilt to lay out and watch the clouds form shapes with the grandkids, or to have a summer picnic on, or to read a book on...

Jo said...

Reminds me of summer at the cottage!!

Anonymous said...

I love your new fabrics. The addition of yellow is wondeful. Maria

Lisa S. said...

I LOVE the new collection! I'm especially excited about the yellow.

Ann Arbor: where I live; where my hubby and kids were born; great restaurants; great sports.

Thanks for the chance to win!

Leanne said...

Your new collection is so beautiful, I'm from Australia and my family and I are visiting Michigan later in the year. My friend is going to take me to Ann's Arbour, I can't wait. I was telling her about your new fabric and hopefully I'll be able to buy some when I'm there. I want to make a very special memory quilt with these beauties.

Anonymous said...

The new collection is absolutely wonderful. The striped piece has such a vintage look. The blues are special. Love, love, love it! I'll be crossing my fingers.

Terry Harney

Pat said...

Love this group of fabrics. They remind me of growing up in the fortysmi. Ferndale and my Mothers table linens.

Carol said...

What a lovely collection. I especially like the addition of the yellow. It reminds me of one of your previous collections that I still have although I did make one quilt from it.

Izzy R said...

Its gorgeous, it has just the right amount of print and the black gives it a nostalgic old timey feel..i would love to win some..

Susan Smith said...

Oh Mercy, I LOVE the addition of the yellow in this line. It reminds me of Charlevoix, which I still have a TINY bit hoarded away!

ThreadCatcher said...

I love the shirtings and the addition of yellow to this line. I will be looking for it late this Summer.

MarshaB said...

Love the new line. It has such a vintage feel and will make such beautiful quilts. It does look like it belongs in a cottage.

Pam Lam said...

Oh, that stripe. How great is that? And the rest looks pretty awesome, too!

Kigwit said...

I always love RWB but I am really loving the addition of yellow. And it is such a great shade of yellow!

janet gordon said...

Whenever I start working on a new quilt I start fantasizing about my next one!
This morning I started a scrappy Boston Pavements using your gorgeous Indigo Crossing from a few years ago - this new Ann's Arbour is right up my alley - and what better than free scraps - bring it on!

Nancy said...

I always enjoy your fabric with the red, white, and blue designs. Even better when the name references Michigan.

play said...

Oh how I love this fabric! Cottages, flowers, sitting by a lake, and picnics on the porch! This collection reminds me of all the things I love best about summer. Yellow is one of my favorite colors and it adds so much sunshine to this collection. Thanks so much for the chance to win.

Prudence Lay

Miss Jean said...

I'm originally from Michigan and have had relatives in Ann Arbor. However, I love Ann's Arbor the most!

Penny said...

Just when I think your fabric collection of the moment is the best ever along comes a new one that is even better and even more exciting to me! I love the addition of my favorite color ~ yellow!!

Karen Hootman said...

Beautiful quilt and fabrics. I would love to make that quilt.

Nancyz said...

Another gorgeous line of fabric!! Love it! Thanks for the giveaway.

allcounty said...

Love your fabric and books. Thanks for sharing :) Karin

45th Parallel Quilter said...

What a beautiful line ... is there anything more classic than red/white/blue and yellow for summer? I don't think so. Wow ... would love to win because the 19th is my 68th birthday ... that would be fun!! While I live in Traverse City, Michigan this Ann's Arbor line would look beautiful made into a summer quilt. Well done (again)!! Linda H Canends@Hotmail.com

O'Quilts said...

send it on...your work is uplifting

Ellen in Oregon said...

A perfectly yummy new line to look forward to. I love the addition of the soft yellow to your much loved red & blue palette. I'm currently working on a lap quilt made from your cheerful Snowfall fabrics, but seeing Ann's Arbor immediately turned my thoughts to warmer months. You ladies always inspire me to create with your wonderful fabrics.

Nancy said...

Ann Arbor is beautiful and I will be picking it up when it's available. Thank you again for sharing your leftovers.

Anonymous said...

Ann's Arbor looks fabulous!...it has such a wonderful summertime cottage look to it. I look forward to it's release in stores. I definitely won't miss out on this collection, which reminds me so much of your past line, Charlevoix. Thanks for sharing the scraps! Teresa teresakehoe@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wendy in NH
I love these! Gorgeous shades so beautiful together! Those shades of blue are begging me to make another blue & white quilt lol. I liked your Charlevoix line too & as others have said these have a similar feel.....was missing a few Charlevoix so gotta get these! Can't wait to see your quilts using this new line! I've never been to Ann Arbor, so they look & feel more Nantuckety to me lol!!!
Wendy (WCoffin7@aol.com)

Jill said...

This fabric collection also reminds me a time spent at a cottage, specifically a Michigan summer cottage located by one of our Great Lakes and/or an inland Michigan lake. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

Caro said...

Love the collection! You've added an unexpected yellow which is a lovely bonus! I'm originally f I'm Michigan so I understand the names of your fabric collections. Wish I would have found fabric like this when we had our little cottage on Wixom Lake in Beaverton.

Janet/OK said...

I saw your new line while looking for Blockheads! Love this variety of colors!

Twyla said...

I just love the stripes and backgrounds can't wait to see it in shops!! Once again love all your lines!

Dondi Murdock said...

The entire line is perfect! I love all the prints and oolors. The red, white, and blue you use are always fabulous, but this use of yellow sets a new mood of optimism and lightness. Now I must sew, sew, sew to make use of all my old fabrics...

Shannon Wallace said...

Be still my heart!!!!! I absolutely LOVE this new line! I have one of your older lines in my stash that I've not had the heart to use in its entirety because it's one of my favorites! However, there are a couple of prints in Ann's Arbor that I fancy just as much if not more! And the yellow--oh my! Yellow is my happy color. And I love the Patriotic feel of Ann's Arbor. Definitely a go to line for my summer sewing projects and decor. :)

Mary P/WA said...

Lovely! I'm looking forward to its release. I hope I get lucky and win!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful line! Would love to win.

Darlis

Nancy watkins said...

Love the cottage look of this line and a beautiful quilt it would make for the wicker rocking chair!

kathy said...

love the look reminds me of our summer cottage at the ocean. thanks for the chance

Connie Martin said...

I love the mellow yellow. It is like Summer. We need some of that here in the Midwest. Enough of the Winter!!

Love the whole line. Have fun in France. Wish I was going too.

Connie Martin

Angie&Gary Short said...

Very beautiful fabric! Good luck everyone in the giveaway! angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

Sharon said...

I still have some scraps of Charlevoix and would love to mix the two lines together if they coordinate. I love scrap quilts.

saltandpepper said...

Very nice colors and prints, Laurie. I like the addition of the yellow color. The prints remind me of my mother and the 40s and 50s. Will definitely check these out. The blue fabrics in the pile look interesting too and are always a favorite for me.
~Christine

Anonymous said...

I want a red and yellow quilt!
This line may just be the answer.
Come on August! Just in time for a fall project.
So enjoy your red/white/blues and now a touch of sunshine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nan, Odessa, DE
alderson@udel.edu

leang heng said...

Very beautiful fabric!

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