Lily Ashbury has a new fabric line: "Summer House." Read on to win some fabric!!

5 Jul 2011

 First off, thank you all for your great comments in my last post! The winner of the Cabbage & Roses fabric bundle is rubyhaze! Please contact me at lmurray@interweave.com with your mailing info so I can send the bundle out to you!

I am thrilled that I got to speak with Stephanie Carter who is the person behind Lily Ashbury fabric line! Read on to find out more about this fabric designer and her latest line of fabrics from MODA entitled “Summer House”.  Let me know what you think, by leaving a comment at the end of this post, for your chance to win a fabric “layer cake” of this new line!

1.      Can you tell me a little bit of background about yourself?

I have been in the art and design business for many years and have worked in many markets along the way.

My passions for as long as I can remember have been creating and collecting. I started my career as an editorial illustrator for one of the local newspapers in my hometown of Vancouver BC, Canada and have never looked back.

 From extensive projects for the advertising and publishing industries, to children’s book illustration, art for packaging and Canadian stamp design, my illustration career has been both challenging and rewarding.

My dream of licensing my artwork for use on products is now a natural culmination of my many years as an artist and designer.  I chose to name my company Lily Ashbury because I feel it embodies the feminine and lively quality my designs evoke.

2.      How did you get involved with the Fabric designing business?

I have worked as an illustrator for many years in the advertising and editorial arena. Years ago before I was married I used to sew. Life just got busy and while building my career some of my cherished hobbies fell by the wayside. Once My daughter Isabella was born my nesting instincts kicked back in full force and I started to sew again making things for her. My many trips to the fabric stores as well as a keen interest in licensing my work in different ways got me thinking about textile design. The play between colors and different patterns attracted me specifically to quilting fabric. I just love the look of deliciously colorful quilt. I am thrilled to be working with Moda, it is a fantastic company on so many levels. I adore how they design their advertising materials and I am proud to be a part of their talented team!

3.      How many fabric lines have you designed?

Prior to joining Moda I was designing for another fabric company creating patterns for Joann’s and Hancock’s. “Summer House” is my debut branded fabric line but I have a new one coming out this Fall called Trade Winds that I am very excited about. Living in rainy Vancouver it was wonderful to spend some time this winter working on designs with an exotic feel. I really felt transported.

4.      Where do you get the inspiration for your fabric designs?

I find inspiration everywhere and find myself constantly snapping pictures of color combinations and ideas while I go about my daily life. I must admit though I am obsessed with all things vintage and spend lots (probably too much) time checking out auction sites for vintage textiles. For Trade Winds I did a fair bit of research on the Silk Road and the old British India company etc.. It was educational and very interesting.

5.      On your website, http://lilyashbury.com/, you showcase some great items that incorporate your fabric, such as plates, tins, message boards, and more. Do you design these yourself? Do you have these products in mind when creating your fabric line, or is it the other way around?

I do license my work on many different products but the designs generally start with fabric in mind. I like working this way because I am not restrained by the product in any way and this allows for a more creative approach. I also like being able to build the work around a theme.

6.      Any funny stories that you have regarding your fabric design? Any favorite parts of the design process?

My favorite part of the design process is losing myself in a concept. I tend to really immerse myself in the idea. For Summer House it was all based on my vision of the perfect cottage from the 1940's era. I imagined simple afternoons on a porch swing surrounded by scented blooming flowers etc. I also love naming the designs as hunting for the right name keeps the idea alive. Summer House is chock-full of retro-esque names like Audrey, Rosemarie, Belmont etc. I even name the colors such as marshmallow, popsicle pink etc.

7.      What other types of art do you do?

I started my career as an illustrator creating highly detailed drawings and paintings, then I moved into a scraper board style. Now I work almost entirely digitally and in many diverse styles when it comes to illustration. I still paint in acrylic once in awhile. My brother and father are both painters and we like to get together and tackle huge canvases. We'll set up in my living room and stay up late until every inch of the canvas is covered. It's a very immediate form of creativity and a great bonding experience.

8.      Any tips for artists interested in making their own fabric lines?

My biggest tip is to look at fabric a lot. I am not suggesting an artist should copy other people’s work but it is very important to see what is out there and study the trends in design. I also recommend looking into color forecasting. I use Pantone for this service.

 9.      Anything else you want to add?

My family and I will be moving into a new house in a couple of months and I can't wait to decorate. I am designing a dream bedroom for my daughter (who has revived my love of the color pink).

Thank you so much Stephanie!

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slfranks4 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:01 PM

This is such lovely, fresh fabric line! My little girl adores pink also. I can't wait to sew up something with this. :)

on 5 Jul 2011 3:02 PM

This fabric is just gorgeous!!! The colors are so vibrant and beautiful. Definitely makes me think of summer. Loved the interview. Thanks for the chance to win. Hugs Ariane

MelodyR9 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:02 PM

It is very nice to meet you and I love your new fabric line. Thank you for the opportunity to win this beautiful fabric.

abiga wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:04 PM

Lovely fabric to win!

Taters55 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:04 PM

Love the fabrics in pink and blue! Would be a pretty summer lap quilt.

on 5 Jul 2011 3:08 PM

What lovely colours!

KestrelHill wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:08 PM

Love the fabric line -- vintage prints with a real pop of contemporary color!

kprior1 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:08 PM

Your fabrics look beautiful.  I can't wait to see them at my local quilt shop.

Iberra wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:09 PM

I really like your fabrics, I work in a quilt shop and love to see the new fabrics come in. Keep up the good work, we need lots of different ideas.

Sariquilts wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:09 PM

I am so glad that I took time to read your blog post and view your fabric.  Your designs are delightfully bright and cheerful.  Perfect for a summer day!

qudiva wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:11 PM

Ohhh these look pretty!!  Would love to win them!

fabric_filly wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:12 PM

This is beautiful fabric! I Love Stephanie's use of color, and MODA makes such high quality fabric. This fabric to me looks happy and cheery! I Would love to use this fabric in one of my projects! Thank you for doing an interview with this artist, it's always great to learn about an artist and where they get their inspiration!

lois johnsen wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:13 PM

The prints are luscious... I love the hot pink and bright aqua blue!

angifuller wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:15 PM

This fabric is so pretty! I would LOVE to win!

mdsmeaton wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:16 PM

The fabric is so pretty!!  I love the idea of being inspired by old fashioned cottages - I love the cottage feel, it reminds me of my childhood!

Thanks!

Denise

lyn clinton wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:24 PM

Summer House is a stunning collection - but how did you manage to make the colour combination 'cool' and 'hot' at the same time?

lyn clinton wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:26 PM

Summer House is a stunning collection, but how did you make the colour combination 'cool' and 'hot' at the same time?

Darlene102 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:29 PM

Love the colors!  Thinking that this would make a great dress for my granddaughter.

revswife12 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:35 PM

I think these are some of the most beautiful fabrics I've seen. They are mostly my favorite colors and the ones that aren't go so well with the others. There haven't been a lot of fabric prints lately that I have really liked. I do like these.Thank you for your time and talent.

Deb Martens wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:43 PM

The fabric is just lovely! I would love to use it in a quilt.

Deb Martens wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:45 PM

That is very lovely fabric.

symalla wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:46 PM

Love your fresh beautiful fabric!

nsjoy wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:48 PM

Nice, fresh and colorful.  Very inspiring. :)

byuill wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:48 PM

love the inspiration you found in this era that encouraged you to design your stunning new fabric line!!!............

on 5 Jul 2011 3:49 PM

I love the bright bold colours and large prints!

Cat Smith wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:50 PM

Great interview! It is nice to get an insight in to how someone became a fabric designer and how they come up with designs. I love this line, the colors are bright and happy and work so well together. I hope my quilt store gets in some of the Summer House line.

vpro wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:50 PM

Wow!  Love the bright colours and would love to win.

vlhd6 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:51 PM

Thanks for the interview!  I enjoyed it.  This fabric is beautiful, I would love to win some!  Thanks for the opportunity!

javadiva wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:54 PM

What a cheery bright line! I'm looking forward to her fall line she's excited about, as well!

busybee3833 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:57 PM

Great interview and beautiful fabric!!!  Thanks you for the chance to win it!!!

Mrskballard wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:58 PM

Beautiful florals! The vibrant colors really make the designs pop!

angadame wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:58 PM

OMG such beautiful fabric. So bright and cheery!!!!!!

shellseeker3 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 3:59 PM

Love the fabric. Fresh with a vintage look. Beautiful.

on 5 Jul 2011 3:59 PM

Amazing fabric line!  I'm going to be 1st time grandmother and would LOVE this line to make a quilt for my new little blessing!  Quilting is my passion - at least until I have a baby in my arms!!

Mrskballard wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:01 PM

Beautiful fabric! The vibrant colors really make the designs pop!

on 5 Jul 2011 4:01 PM

I really love the design of the fabrics you do! Some of the color combination misses in my stash! So I hope I'll win. I like also the way you look for the inspiration :o)  

Carol DK wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:03 PM

wonderful to be able to put your passions together and make a go of it. The fabrics are gorgeous. I used to sew for myself and then for my little girls. Then, I learned to quilt for my girls, then my family including my son, then others.

cindyd1010 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:09 PM

These fabrics are just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

It would be terriffffiiiiccc to win something like this!!!

mworden wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:12 PM

Very pretty line!  Love the vibrant pinks, blues and flowers.

on 5 Jul 2011 4:23 PM

Lovely fabric! I'd love to win some!

debi kibbee wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:44 PM

What beautiful, crisp, clean fabrics Love them all!

debi

gemmy1 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:45 PM

Such amazing colors.  Would love to add that to my stash!

Sally Ann W wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:53 PM

owww what lovely pinks and blues - they are perfect!

helpergrrl wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 4:54 PM

How nice! So  interesting to read about the background of artist Lily Ashbury and about her life. Thank you for sharing with us, Lily, and for creating the Summer House fabrics. Yum!

susiechapple wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:03 PM

Wow!  Great to read about you and find that you are from Vancouver.  I am as well. I completely understand  the need for colour in our climate.  In the darkest days of winter my two favourite places to go for colour  is the fabric store  and whole foods market in the village - the produce section.

Good luck in your new venture.

SaraCM wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:04 PM

Such beautiful fabric!

on 5 Jul 2011 5:05 PM

Love, love, LOVE the colors and designs!!!  I make hospice quilts and these would bring a welcomed ray of sunshine into someone's life!

phersl wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:10 PM

Thinking our Ryann would love these! Thanks for a grand line.

scutso wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:23 PM

Beautiful, vibrant colors!  I am partial to stripes, and these are fabulous.

MBQUILTER wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:24 PM

What lovely fabric.  I do hope I win.!!!

MBQUILTER wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:25 PM

What lovely fabric.  I do hope I win!!

AnnieSky wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:39 PM

Love the vibrant colors!

bbshell16 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 5:53 PM

I love this line of fabric!!  The colors are so bright and awakening!!

Annie-gram wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 6:38 PM

These are beautiful fabrics, and it's so cool to learn a little about what goes into the design process. Thanks for sharing!

robinnn wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 6:46 PM

Love the fabric - so pretty!

Biomama wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 6:54 PM

Your fabric is fabulous with its fresh, vibrant colors!  It makes me "feel" what summer is all about.  Thanks for the chance to win a layer cake...it is my favorite precut of all!

hnds4prs wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:01 PM

wow, this is just beautiful.  I love that you have such a variety of patterns so different from each other in the lines. This would be so fun to work with.

hnds4prs wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:01 PM

wow, this is just beautiful.  I love that you have such a variety of patterns so different from each other in the lines. This would be so fun to work with.

dancindeb wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:06 PM

What a lovely line! This is not something I'm usually drawn to but I feel a tote bag calling!

JoyceArt wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:08 PM

Beautiful colors and design!! It is so fresh and the possibilities are endless!!

scheibach wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:49 PM

Just the name alone grabbed me. It's easy to think of things to make with this beautiful fabric for a summer house.

kjheaverlo wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:54 PM

WOW! Love the colors!

kjheaverlo wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:54 PM

WOW! Love the colors!

kjheaverlo wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 7:54 PM

WOW! Love the colors!

VictoriaM@7 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 8:00 PM

Summer House is the one line I have really been looking forward to seeing, touching, owning, and stitching.  My fingers are crossed for some summery fabric goodness.

MoeWest wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 8:44 PM

Summer House is a beautiful fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win some.

Kleming wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 8:56 PM

Fresh and beautiful!  Love!

csw33dzpky wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 9:04 PM

Your life is very interesting because you are creating tat you likes. It is so cool how you are always to expcted to create. My congratulations. Ypour products are very beautiful. Liliana

on 5 Jul 2011 9:30 PM

I love how bright these fabrics are - especially the blues!  That is one fabulous blue!

SewLindaAnn wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 9:34 PM

Nice interview, it's good to hear that other people name everything I do it all the time. The fabric line is just beautiful!

Penelope14 wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 9:58 PM

Such beautiful fresh colours make me feel so inspired! Thanks for a very interesting article.

Griffer wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 10:22 PM

Love the new, fresh fabrics we're seeing now.  Your line is wonderful!

goonybird wrote
on 5 Jul 2011 10:28 PM

This is a gorgeous line of fabric - love the colors!

LisaF@12 wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 2:28 AM

gorgeous colors! great interview! I also have a daughter who would love these fabrics!

Anael wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 3:58 AM

Such a lovely fabric, gorgeous colors!

Lindy101 wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 8:58 AM

There is joy radiating from this line of fabric. And I loved reading about the marathon generational/family bonding painting sessions! Fun!

jebehrens wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 2:02 PM

Just love the colors in "Summer House"!  My daughter who is 4 loves all the colors in this line - may have to create something special for her. :)

Laura54 wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 2:54 PM

I do love the pink fabrics!

on 6 Jul 2011 8:18 PM

Great fabrics - fresh colours to brighten a wintry day here in Australia.

Wilma

jabotquilt wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 8:40 PM

Love the line, and it sounds like she is a fellow Canadian=)

gertrie wrote
on 6 Jul 2011 8:40 PM

Love the colors , certainly gives you a feel for summer.

Perlens wrote
on 7 Jul 2011 9:48 AM

Lovely fabrics...

Mahere wrote
on 7 Jul 2011 9:52 AM

The article was interesting.  I guess it is like writing a book.  You need to research the background info. then proceed.

RhianneD wrote
on 7 Jul 2011 3:11 PM

I love hearing about the designers behind such gorgeous fabric lines.  Thank you for sharing.

jobows wrote
on 7 Jul 2011 5:23 PM

And a FABULOUS debut line it is!!  My daughter is getting a quilt out of these fabrics when she gets home from camp!  I can't wait-- she will flip because these are some of her favorite colors!  

njlewis wrote
on 7 Jul 2011 11:16 PM

I fell in love with this fabric line the first time I saw it.  Lovely.  Can not wait to see Trade Winds.  

joleung wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:12 AM

Very fun fabric!!

jane@47 wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:12 AM

I grew up in Northern Michigan surrounded by quaint gingerbread summer cottages that were built in the 1940's  - the patterns remind me of those cottages that were painted many different colors - the colors in this line remind me of the bright bold fabrics of Lily Pulitzer in the 1970's . Thanks for the memories - it is a beautiful line

on 8 Jul 2011 10:15 AM

Beautiful fabric!  I can't wait to see what Trade Winds will look like!  

sdeltongirl wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:22 AM

Beautiful fabric!  Every piece looks like summer.

on 8 Jul 2011 10:41 AM

Absolutely fantastic!  Thank you for sharing about your creative process.

PumaKaren wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:41 AM

Great interview and the Summer House collection is absolutely beautiful! My head is spinning with ideas using this fabric for my two granddaughters.

on 8 Jul 2011 10:44 AM

Nice interview,enjoyed reading it.

on 8 Jul 2011 10:47 AM

Nice interview

Sally Ann W wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:47 AM

this line is so refreshing and happy - makes me smile!

DancingDiva wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:50 AM

Thank you for the interview! What wonderfully bright and cheerful fabric! Would love to play with some!!

Threadlite wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:54 AM

LOVE the blue with pink. It does remind me of summer. Nice to read about you in the interview!

mimabipa wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 10:56 AM

I love this fabric. It just adds a lot of cheer and sunshine to any quilt or project it would be a part of.  My granddaughters are both "pink" lovers,

elizabeth 7 wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 11:08 AM

This was a great and inspirational story on design. And the colors and prints in your summer house collection are very nice, they really make you think of a simpler time and place.  

on 8 Jul 2011 11:11 AM

Love your choices of color and print, very fresh and highly desirable.  :-)

libbyjones wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 11:36 AM

Thanks for this interview.  It was interesting.  I never heard of color forcasting before, thanks for telling about this.

libbyjones wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 11:38 AM

Thank you for telling about color forcasting, I never heard of that before.

mrshall wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 11:42 AM

This is beautiful fabric!  Hope to win some and make a gorgeous quilt with it.

on 8 Jul 2011 12:28 PM

I loved reading your interview and hearing your inspiration for colors, patterns, and even naming the colors.  This collection is just beautiful and it definitely reminds me of an old cottage with a porch swing.  Congrats on the new line.

on 8 Jul 2011 12:58 PM

I love the pinks and greens -- so bright and vibrant. Great for in a quilt but I would use them for clothing items as well!!!

Cindy@14 wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 1:45 PM

Love the colors and designs on your fabric.  Thanks for a chance to win this.

Cindy W.

mszasz wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 2:00 PM

I have been playing with pink fabric lately, this collection would be a great addition.  I especially love the scale and pattern variety.  Thanks for sharing.

Maggie

Mary1084 wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 2:05 PM

Love the line of fabrics.  The bright colors are uplifting and the florals are gorgeous.  Would love to win.

xaxu wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 5:30 PM

This is beautiful fabric.  I can't wait to see Trade Winds.

on 8 Jul 2011 5:55 PM

While I love the line this interview focuses on, I cannot wait to see the Trade Winds line, it sounds like it will be something exotically fantastic!

Allison C wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 6:40 PM

Gorgeous fabric line!  Can't wait to see it in person.  

skcollege wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 8:45 PM

I love your bright colors! I am thinking bags, bags, bags.

corinaw wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 8:50 PM

I love the fabric! The colors are so fresh and vibrant - perfect for a summer quilt!

therightmeg wrote
on 8 Jul 2011 11:26 PM

What fantastic colors!! Love, love, love the new collection!

ritainalaska wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 1:09 AM

good interview!    gorgeous pinks ....... will you use these pinks in your daughter's room?    my dggd would love them; i'll be thinking about patterns with this in mind.   thanx for the sharing and the giveaway

nancy@139 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:37 AM

What beautiful fabric!.. Would love to win some.

quiltlin wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:42 AM

What a great fabric line!   I love the colors and wouldn't they look great out on a patio or near a pool or better yet on a hammock...what a great place to rest!!!

GheckoAZ wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:43 AM

This fabric line is beautiful. The colors are so bright.

jeanmau wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:45 AM

Beautiful and vibrant colors.  Colors and flowers are so well coordinated.  Looking forward to seeing the collection in person.

Colette10 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:45 AM

CUte...yes cute...perfect for little girls rooms or big girls who wish to be little girls again...

Karon3 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:46 AM

Love the colors and the variety of designs. I would enjoy this collection!

b barksdale wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:47 AM

How delightful!  I am definitely a 'pink' person and have several patterns in mind to use pink....this would be fantastic.

norabear wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:48 AM

I love these fabrics - bright and inspirational! thanks for sharing your talent

Fan4may wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:50 AM

Wow what beautiful fabric!  Can't wait to get some and make a quilt.  Fan4may at aol dot com

eimay wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:57 AM

I hope our LQS carries these, I'd like some.

FrannyH wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:58 AM

I love this fabric & it's terrific learning more about the designer, her life & inspiartions. Thanks.

doktrmom wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:58 AM

I want to spend the rest of my summer in that cottage in your head! Some parts of that time would be so nice to live. Maybe a quilt from this line and a good book will get me closer.

FrannyH wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:59 AM

I love this fabric line & it's wonderful to read about the designer, her life & inspiration. Thanks for a great interview & a fab giveaway.

judykrieg wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:02 AM

the name is perfect! it made me think of a vibrant summer house

sharbigsky wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:03 AM

I love happy colors and this line is it!  I will be using it in one of my projects soon.  Keep designing.  You have amazing talent.

on 9 Jul 2011 7:03 AM

Oh My !!!  If I should win...I think it would be best if you chose the colors for me....love the pinks...adore the blues !!! Think I would need to have them ALL !

So if I got to choose you'd need to give me lots of time !!!  Seriously...the blues in particular strike a chord with me and I think Stephanie's design aestethic is fabulous ! Thanks so much for sharing her with all of us !

profmom wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:06 AM

I found it interesting that your found inspiration in the 1940s.   Perhaps that inspires me too.  I remember some of the furniture and fabrics that my mother used, and it always leaves me inspired a smile on my face.

mcfarms wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:07 AM

This fabric line is beautiful!  I love all the colors!

mjkasz wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:09 AM

Love learning about the inspiration for designs from Stephanie Carter.  This is what makes Interweave such a great inspiration sight.

kay218 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:11 AM

Bright, wonderful fabric. So many wonderful designs to use for all kinds of projects. Keep them coming.

lenorec wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:12 AM

Very bright and feminine fabric -- I love it....

Please keep designing fabric!!!

on 9 Jul 2011 7:12 AM

I love your colors!  They are so cheerful & uplifting they inspire me to get onto a new project (& isn't that what it's supposed to do?).

craftylady14 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:13 AM

this fabric gives me the feeling of warm and comfy summers. Love it and can't wait to see it in my local quilt shop!!

debrajbrown wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:13 AM

I love this fabric line!  It's so girly without being over the top frilly.  I'm the only girl in the house (I've got a hubs and three little boys running around!) so I love to ogle all of the fun girl stuff!  Thanks for the chance - I would love some of this!

PeggyO@10 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:14 AM

My daughter had picked out some fabrics in pinks and bright coordinating colors and I recognized them from the pictures in this article.  Lily creates absolutely beautiful designs.

Magginkat22 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:16 AM

I've always love bright beautiful colors.  I can already visualize  these in  handbags, a bright and bold wall hanging or a king size quilt.  Beautiful.

jpearl wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:20 AM

Beautiful designs!

foxfyre wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:21 AM

This fabric might be cottage-inspired, but in MY mind's eye it would be in the "perfect" cottage . . . my tropical beach cottage by the sea. I adore brights and find endless inspiration working with them I'm left clueless when faced with pastels or muddy colors. I can't wait to add from this collection to my stash and look forward to many more happy colors from Lily'.

tcnative wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:21 AM

I love the bright colors and bold designs of Summer House! These are exactly the types of fabric I love to work with!

tessgus wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:21 AM

Beautiful fabric !  Vivianne, The Expressive Thread

DianeW@50 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:24 AM

When the cold winds of winter blow, your fabric will remind me of the warm, lazy days of summer. Wonderful saturated colors!

JudyG2010 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:25 AM

My favorite colors, and especially am drawn to the large flowers. Very fresh and modern!

virginialoy wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:30 AM

very 'happy' fabric - i can envision so many items to create for a cottage in the woods - starts my creative fabric muse buzzing!  

Mahlica wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:32 AM

Just lovely. I'd love to add some of these to my home.

on 9 Jul 2011 7:35 AM

Theses are such yummy fabrics, like a lovely summer vacation.

Donbon wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:39 AM

This is "yummy" fabric.  I love the designs and colorations.  My little grand daughter will love a summer dress from these fabrics.

SharonTM wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:42 AM

Amazing - I love the floral prints.  They remind me of being somewhere alive and lush.  They are perfect for so many uses.  Thank you for sharing with us.

juliectjm wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:43 AM

The colors are so bright and clean.  It reminds me of the summers days in grandma's garden!  Pink was her favorite color and the blue wow! the hot summer sky!  Thanks for sharing!

ezrablu wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:49 AM

BEAUTIFUL! I see a new quilt in my future :D The name "Summer" is perfect! These colors remind me of a big bowl of fresh fruit cocktail. Very nice and I can't wait to use them!

lindsay614 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:50 AM

Been in love with this new line since I saw the photos from Quilt Market. Just lovely!

sweetannie2 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:50 AM

Evokes thoughts of a lazy summer day on a porch swing!  Faith.

on 9 Jul 2011 7:52 AM

Beautiful fabrics!  Thanks for the chance to win.

Margaret

caramisu wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:52 AM

I loved hearing how you come up with just the right color names - 'popsicle pink' - fantastic!

Janski wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:54 AM

I love these bright colors of the Summer House collection.  What  a wonderful quilt I could make from this fabric.

janski

jjholt wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:57 AM

I would love to win this beautiful fabric!

quilternan wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:01 AM

Love your new fabric line.  My favorite color is pink also.

Nancy B

maryesther wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:03 AM

I love the mix of stripes, geometric and floral fabrics. It would make an awesome quilt!

FiberFantasy wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:09 AM

This fabric is fantastic! At our local quilt shop, I'm known as the person who loves brights. They won't be surprised when I come in looking for this collection.

pbs418 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:11 AM

Just love it, the colors are so beautiful.  Would love to win them.

silklady wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:13 AM

What a great interview and an insight into a fabric designer.  I will look for her fabric when I go to the fabric stores and will keep my eye out for "Tradewinds".

kcotcher wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:18 AM

Sweet fabrics. I will be checking out your web page to learn more about you and the products you have.

justfarming wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:33 AM

After reading your article about your weather, I can relate. I shattered my kneecap this winter and was sort of housebound. Quilting was my savior! Your fabric line is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to be able to purchase some of your fabric for more projects - Thanks.

schiba99 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:38 AM

I love the colors of "Summer House". Thanks for sharing some insight into your creative life!

megz wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:40 AM

Lovely bright fabric.  Fun for all sorts of projects.

Donna Hope wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:42 AM

Beautiful!!!

CarolM@7 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:47 AM

Wow, these are my colors.  I love it.

Carol in MD.

ann Adams wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:50 AM

I am very excited about Lily's new line.  Living in the Pac. NW, I appreciate her beautiful bright and clear colors.  We need that.  Thank you so much.  Would love to have some of her fabrics.

sewfast wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:57 AM

This fabric line is so beautiful. The colors are very crisp and clean.  I don't know how fabric can appear vintage and new at the same time, but this does.

Thank you for the opportunity to win some of this new line. I would use it to make a quilt for my grandaughter.

maeve4 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:57 AM

What a gorgeous collection!  The designs are definitely vintage-inspired but still modern, and the colors fantastic!  A quilt made of this line would definitely be the one to pull out on the dreariest of winter days for dreams of summer and a "cheering up".  I will most definitely be purchasing some of this line, but would love to win the layer cake!  (That quilt I mentioned above would be made with this and some solids.  Yummy!)  Great interview!

rslamb wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:05 AM

Really nice colors in these fabrics! I can see the inspiration.

smithen wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:06 AM

This fabric makes me happy just looking at it!  It makes me think of white picket-fenced cottages and balmy sea air!

ddmanowske wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:06 AM

The fabric is absolutely beautiful!  It's reminiscent of a garden in full bloom.  It would be wonderful for a light summer quilt.

dcrabmacd wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:11 AM

I love the modern take on the 1940's cottage! Romantic...vibrant...beautiful! I've been looking for just the right fabric to make some picnic napkins! I think this is it! AND Vancouver is one of the greatest cities in North America! What a place to be based!

barbsews wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:19 AM

How fortunate you are to have found your passion!

barbsews wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:19 AM

How fortunate you are to have found your passion!

barbsews wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:20 AM

How fortunate you are to have found your passion!

barbsews wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:20 AM

How fortunate you are to have found your passion!

kbatky wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:33 AM

I love the colors and designs on your "Summer House" fabrics.  They are so elegant, yet so inviting.  I can just imagine them used to decorate a comfy room or porch.  Congratulations on your new line of fabric and I wish you much success in the future.  Kathleen

ungermom4 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:37 AM

Love the fabric, so summery and cheerful.

kswink wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:38 AM

The fabric is just beautiful!  I love the colors!  I see many projects to create from this line.  I am excited to see more of your creations in the future.  Thanks for giving me a chance to win some of this fabric.

spearnado

on 9 Jul 2011 9:39 AM

I find your designs both playful and sophisticated at the same time and I will be looking for it next month while shop hopping!

Duane Wiley wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:40 AM

I just love the bright fresh colors of this line!

KarenL@3 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:40 AM

The title "Summer House" evokes such wonderful memories for me. I spent every weekend of every summer at my Grandfather's house near the beach in Southern NJ with my family and cousins. We all have such great memories of this time from when we were kids. I think that if I were fortunate enough to win this fabric giveaway, I would have to come up with a quilt design to memorialize those fun, carefree times. Thanks for the memories!

on 9 Jul 2011 9:42 AM

I absolutely love this line of fabric - would love to have some scrub tops to wear with my bright pink pants!

annseams wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:43 AM

Beautiful colors.  Love the stripes.

sherryicc wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:43 AM

wow I see why it's called Sumer House

it is so livly and wonderful...love the mixture of colors oh my

RedHotQuilts wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:51 AM

Gorgeous! I love the colors, so bright and cheerful!

sweetchef wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:52 AM

Love the colors.  Inspiring fabrics!!  Just want to hug a bunch and go right to the sewing room!!

on 9 Jul 2011 9:57 AM

Just looking at this fabric cheered me up.  I can hardly wait to see it in person.  Thanks so much!

frantzjoyce wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:58 AM

Oh my goodness, so many different colors. This is great. What a beautiful garden quilt it would make.  Joyce

on 9 Jul 2011 10:00 AM

Thank you for telling us about fabric design, I like to look at designs and often wonder how he artist came up with the ideas. I absolutely love these designs, I can see my next quilt and pillows already!Gorgeous colors.

jimbel wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:01 AM

the blue is so soothing, reminds me of our lake by our cabin... restful.

pismolady wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:08 AM

So much lovely fabric, would love to have all of it.

on 9 Jul 2011 10:13 AM

I love that fabric line, it would match my bedroom perfectly!!!

SheilaJ@2 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:17 AM

Your colors are lovely.  I had been drawn to the more subtle colors for many years and then I had a granddaughter that revived my love/acceptance of pink.  And your are so vivid.  We are looking for fabric for a new dress for her (age 9).  I can see this will fill the bill.  Thank you for sharing your art with us in so many creative means.

linynp wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:34 AM

Wow!  This fabric and colors are truly inspirational. Can't wait to get my hands in them and start sewing. Thank you. They are truly lovely.

pollock wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:37 AM

Artistic genius who has created lovely fabric in gorgeous saturated colors.  I look forward to seeing her new collections come along.  Wish I had that talent!

Jaycene wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:39 AM

Your new fabric line is beautiful.  I love the fresh vibrant colors.

birdlady48 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:45 AM

All of the colors are so bright and alive.  This line will make very pretty quilts to brighten up any room

SandyN. wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:47 AM

Love this line!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!=)

on 9 Jul 2011 10:47 AM

Love the beautiful colors. They ate so refreshing.

IslandLady79 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:51 AM

I love this line. The colors are so rich and vibrant and the designs are so very pretty. It is always interesting to read interviews with the fabric designer.

Thanks for a chance to win.

tlskillern wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 10:59 AM

I see more than quilts in those lovely fabrics. Toys, little girls dresses, kitchen curtains, etc...

3pointers wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 11:17 AM

I just love these fresh, vibrant colors.  The designs are wonderful too!

on 9 Jul 2011 11:23 AM

This is spectacular fabric with such vibrant colors! I love it!! I am a new quilter but think sometimes that I am really a fabric collector. I will definitely be in search of your fabric lines. Thank you for sharing.

gerarda wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 11:37 AM

The blues, pinks, greens and yellows are so alive, they make you want to sew, sew, sew! I have three little granddaughters that I want to sew quilts for...now I know what fabric I want to use. Their favorite colors are all in these fabrics. Awesome!

gerarda wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 11:41 AM

The blues, pinks, greens and yellow are so alive I just want to sew, sew, sew! I have three little granddaughters that I need to make quilts for and now I know what fabric I want. They all love these colors so I know they'll love the quilts.

GayleB@16 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 11:43 AM

Great fabrics, the colors do have a summer feel!

MarilynWK wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 11:47 AM

I love the designs and the vibrant colors. I sure hope I win some of this fabric or I'll have to go find it at the quilt store!

RachaelL@3 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 11:53 AM

Beautiful colors - summer/vintage style.  i'll definately check out her website! thanks!

makaplar wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 12:05 PM

I love the fabric and color combinations.

on 9 Jul 2011 12:27 PM

Fabulous fabric & great article!

on 9 Jul 2011 12:27 PM

Fabulous fabric & great article!

Sophy wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 12:31 PM

The fabric is lovely and is something I could use to help decorate my new niece's room.  Thanks for the opportunity to win.

janmarie08 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 12:34 PM

I adore this fabric.  I especially like the pink and green paisley. I'm very much looking forward to using this fabric in a quilt.

Jane T wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 12:54 PM

I love the use of bold and happy colors in your fabric.  Lovely work.

on 9 Jul 2011 12:54 PM

Beautiful colors and designs.  Keep on blessing the world with your talent and eye for beauty.

on 9 Jul 2011 1:15 PM

What fresh and bright colors...they are like a lovely summer day!  I have so many "ideas" in my head!

on 9 Jul 2011 1:15 PM

What fresh and bright colors...they are like a lovely summer day!  I have so many "ideas" in my head!

on 9 Jul 2011 1:18 PM

The colors are refreshing and stimulating at the same time.  I am thinking of ways to use the designs to spruce up a bedroom.  

janiejanjan wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 1:25 PM

It must be so satisfiying to be so talented that you can develop such wonderful, bright, lively fabrics.

larson78249 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 1:37 PM

Two colleagues at work have discovered quilting through Summer House layer cakes and charm packs.  We set up a sewing machine in the conference room and I'm teaching them to piece during lunch and breaks--it's a real stress buster!

suzanne241 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 1:38 PM

These fabrics were made for me!!!  The colors are what I love and always migrate to.  Love them!!!!!

on 9 Jul 2011 1:50 PM

Loved reading your story! And super love your fabric! With three granddaughters I'd love the opportunity to make something for them with your Summer House line!

jeanb207 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 1:54 PM

I was very attracted to the bright & beautiful happy colors ! I love this line & can't wait to make a delicious quilt that will remind me of summer-  I know it will make me smile whenever I see it. ; )

catmyers wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 2:07 PM

Fascinating article (and lovely fabric line).  I enjoyed reading about your process.

sandy bax wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 2:25 PM

Very pretty fabrics.  I especially love the bright blue with yellow ones.  I can see these as anything from dresses and blouses to napkins and quilts.  

Rosemary@4 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 2:43 PM

Beautiful bright colors.  I see several quilts in my future with these fabrics

PeggyR@3 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 2:58 PM

The prints take me back to my childhood, yet the colors are so vibrant, they have an updated look at the same time.  There's so much you can do with the fabrics, and it's very easy to mix the color schemes together and still make something beautiful from it.  If Summer House is this wonderful, I can't wait to see the new line coming up!!

ginnystay wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 3:07 PM

Gorgeousssss! I have a little daughter now after a raft of big muddy boys (we live on a farm) and she is definitely bringing out my inner pink girlie.... my already favourites are the blues/greens/turquoises in a rather retro style,  so these fabrics are right up my street. Thanks for the peek!

Debra@7 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 3:29 PM

I love these bright, happy colors.

mbjobe1 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 3:31 PM

I love, love, love your new Summer House fabric line.  The colors are so bright and vibrant.   I can see your fabric in the purses my sister and I make.  Thank you for the opportunity to win some of your fabric!!  

kathylyo wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 3:39 PM

Oh--this fabric is scrumptous!---after a thirty year exit from sewing very much to the birth of our first grandaughter--- both our children have given us six boys!!!!!--Nana is back sewing up a storm--even going to class to learn how to quit----made the first one  for our Evangeline---would love to win this to sew even more--it is great! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

MBQUILTER wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 3:45 PM

What pretty colors.  I like the richness of the colors.  Thanks for the chance to win.

loura wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 3:47 PM

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!

szum wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 3:48 PM

Life also intruded on my craftiness!  Now that I'm semi-retired I have started knitting again.  But, when I look at these fresh colors, it reminds me of the sewing I did for my girls when they were young and I'm so tempted to bring out my old Singer (purchased, Oh My Gosh, 50 years ago) find a pattern and a new, sharp scissors and get lost in creating.  Thanks for igniting my flame of creativity again.

tina@18 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 4:05 PM

What beautiful bright colors.  I love them.

Hope I can be a winner.

Tina

francesta wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 4:14 PM

Really like your Summer House line. The influence seems very English country garden to me, very appealing to my childhood memories. Where I now live, in Australia, the landscape palette is very different but just as inspiring.  Am curious about the next step in the production process after you complete your digital images.  Thank you for sharing.

gail36037 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 4:17 PM

love the bright summery fabrics

miidea02 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 4:21 PM

We are coming to Canada next month and since we decided that I keep finding accidental links to talented craftworks/ers,and you are another one.How lovely to incorporate your craft and your work.Stunning designs and colours.Will look out for your fabric when we are over in your part of the world.

vickie.van wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 5:14 PM

Beautiful fabrics.  I live near Vancouver, in Bellingham and understand the rain thing.   My favorite color is pink!  From the lightest to the darkest shades, I love it.  Good luck with the new place, I hope it is in the country and I know it will be beautiful.

on 9 Jul 2011 5:19 PM

I love Moda fabrics, love the colours and designs of these fabrics and I know a little girl who would love a quilt made from them.

LynDeeL wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 5:50 PM

Your bright fabrics make me want to sew lots of day brightening totes and bags for me and my deserving friends.  This is fabric inspiration of the best kind!

Bibliogal wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 5:56 PM

I LOVE the vintage roses combined with turquoise and blue tones. Reminds me of a Victorian Garden, with a fresh twist of summer sunshine.

Looking forward to your Fall Trade winds line as well. The Silk road offers such a yummy color palette!

on 9 Jul 2011 6:10 PM

an intoxicating bevy of bright refreshing, and oh so summery colors!  they're an inspiring bundle that i can't wait to purchase and design a few new things for my granddaughters.just what i had been looking for.thank you.

flowerburst wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 6:44 PM

I love the new line!  It's so girlie and pretty.

txartist wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:06 PM

A afternoon on the porch swing. I can picture this right now. Thos

txartist wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:10 PM

A simple afternoon on a porch swing. How lovely.

Edie

baileychase wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:12 PM

I'm in the process of surviving cancer & doing well--had lost interest in everything but have begun to look for fabrics that are cool, bright, cheerful, & for some reason those with a clean feeling.  Loving Moda fabrics & your new line are perfect.   I think I could begin to work with fabrics again.  And of course, we live in pinks---awonderful colors of Hope!  Thank you Stephanie.

srweezy wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:24 PM

A beautiful line of fabric, right up my alley.  I love the bright vibrant colors and mod  designs.  I can see that they go very well together and will make some wonderful quilts.  I will look for some of your past designs and see if I like them as much as this one.  Have fun in your new house.

Chrisart wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 7:51 PM

What a gorgeous bright and sunny range of fabrics. Perfect to brighten up the dreary days here in Australia during winter.

on 9 Jul 2011 7:51 PM

beautiful farics, love the turquoise and pink, my grandchildren will just adore these colours. I w.ill be looking for this in fabric stores around vancouver

on 9 Jul 2011 7:56 PM

Your fabric is beautiful...makes me feel....so much like a women....or a young girl.   Love it...love it!!!

Julie Fred wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:11 PM

The fabric is beautiful!! Such bright and striking colors.  Would love to make something beautiful with that fabric!!! Thanks Julie

embmadam wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:22 PM

I think your fabic is very breathtakingly colorful.  I would definitely use it in decorating my house.  I would definitely use the Summer House for some curtains in my living room, den or dining room.  Even the Trade Winds is strikingly pretty.

suzqltr wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 8:35 PM

I love your fabric -- have fun decorating your daughter's room -- with pink being the main color. Love it. I would love to win some of your fabric too!

jmbmommy wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:16 PM

Love this line... the greens with all those warm colors are beautiful!

cuesmom wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:21 PM

Can't wait to see them. Hope to win!

linlal wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:49 PM

Wow - those colours really pop! I see porch cushions and tote bags here for sure!

martisgran wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 9:51 PM

Beautiful!! Such lovely prints. The colors are definitely for a "Summer House"  Thanks for the chance to win.

Noreen1 wrote
on 9 Jul 2011 11:58 PM

Loved learning how Stephanie Carter started designing fabrics and the process behind it.  Her fabric looks gorgeous.

SallyLane wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 12:06 AM

Such beautiful bright colors.  I can hardly wait to begin on a quilt for my soon-to-be granddaughter.

missieJ33 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 12:26 AM

Sssweeettt!!! Bright pink,my favorite color, I am collecting pinks for a quilt for myself. I can hardly wait to get my hands on these fabrics, thank you for designing such nice colorful fabrics.

steesd wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 3:43 AM

I really love the look of this fabric.  Reminds me of my neighbor's rose garden when I was a kid.

revkid wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 5:07 AM

I love the colours!  It makes me happy when I look at the fabric as it is so bright and vibrant even in pictures.

Mary McVay wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 5:30 AM

Just beautiful!  I love vintage designs.  Thanks for sharing.

sallyheise wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 5:40 AM

Very pretty, and vibrant!

danby miller wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 5:56 AM

Stunning fabric.  What possibilities!!!!!!!!

Mel F wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 6:05 AM

gorgeous color and design!

on 10 Jul 2011 7:13 AM

Loved the fabric designs.  I do not sew much but like to do surface design by hand and eco printing with leaves.  Great article.

on 10 Jul 2011 7:28 AM

The fabric is beautiful!!!!!  A great addition to any sewers fabric stash.  But it is too pretty to sit around in a stash for long, as now it the time for these great colors to be worked into your projects!!!   Enjoy!!!

Yamahamama wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 7:51 AM

Stephanie, your line of Summer house fabric is what made me fall in love with quilting. The bright bold colours make me happy and I just recently made a happy quilt for both of my sisters after the loss of our father I thought it would cheer them up! Putting a picture of him and them in the centre of a bright beautiful lap quilt is very cheery and sentimental at the same time. Your fabrics are what I was looking for when making them and there weren't many out there I shopped all over the U.S Michigan and Sault Canada for my selection. I could have used your Summer house collection. I'm sure it will inspire a lot of quilters and I now have a new idea for my Summer House Quilt! Thank you... Canadian Fan!

gagasue wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 8:46 AM

It's so nice to be reminded that there's a dynamic creative person responsible for designing such interesting fabric.  Such beautiful intricate patterns could be featured in fussy-cut creations as well as adding a playful pop of color and style letting me make my mark on my environment.  Thank you lindsey.murry and thank you Stephanie at Lily Ashbury Designs.

on 10 Jul 2011 8:51 AM

Beautiful fabric! Thanks for sharing this interview - it is great to hear from the designer directly and get insight into her thoughts and creative process.

This will be the perfect fabric for a quilt I want to make for my Mom!

cfixit wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 9:16 AM

.. love the vintage 'feel' of this fabric... would make a pretty addition to my stash!

ronuhn wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 9:18 AM

What a fabulous line! I have always thought the 40's was the most romantic and wonderful time. Everything about this line screams CREATE!

KarenDH wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 9:33 AM

I love your fabric it is so feminine and refreshing.  I need to make a feminine quilt just for me and I will for sure use your new line it is refreshing and the colors I like.  I have five grandsons and no granddaughters so I need to let my feminine side out once in awhile and your fabric will do the trick.  Can hardly wait to see your Trade Winds line this fall.

2go2scotland wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 10:13 AM

I love the colors in her line! I think it's absolutely amazing how one person can see colors in every day things that can then be transferred to these wonderful lines. Thank God for artists that spur my love of fabric!

ontheprairie wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 10:18 AM

What a beautiful line!   Yes, you can hear the Big Band music on a summer night, sitting on cushions covered with this fabric.   A glass of lemonade in hand.

crazydazy2 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 10:47 AM

Your beautiful fabric line is so fresh and pretty. I would love to win a layer cake of it. How exciting that would be.

crazydazy2 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 10:48 AM

Your beautiful fabric line is so fresh and pretty. I would love to win a layer cake of it. How exciting that would be.

crazydazy2 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 10:51 AM

Your fabrics are so fresh and beautiful. How I would love to win a layer cake of them. How exciting that would be.

VBoze wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 1:54 PM

I love the roses and the color in this pattern, kind of reminds me of a simpler time and definitely summer.

VBoze wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 1:57 PM

Love this fabric reminds me of a simpler time and definitely summer.

jyoung531 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 2:38 PM

Wow! What a wonderful mix of vibrant colors. I love them.

lindakk wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 3:06 PM

This is such an awesome line, so colorful.

lwilki04 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 3:27 PM

I love the Summer House collection!!  The colors are very refreshing.  I am excited to have a chance to win some of this fabric!!

Beth corn wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 3:38 PM

These fabrics are so inspiring,I have gobs of ideas just looking at them!

janetpierce4 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 4:02 PM

Love, Love, Love this fabric line.  Look forward to seeing these in the LQS and sewing up a beautiful quilt.  Thanks for the giveaway.

Jo Parker wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 6:27 PM

 Love the colors and the vintage look of some of the forals  already thinking of ways to use these in projects for myself and as gifts.

djblair wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 6:52 PM

It's wonderful to see a Canadian designer--hopefully our Canadian fabric shops will carry the line.  I love the bright colors and immediately thought of a bag pattern that would look fabulous in one of these prints.

Linda Jean2 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 7:03 PM

BEAUTIFUL FABRICS!

I'D LOVE A LAYER CAKE!

THANKS FOR YOUR INTERVIEW!

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Dorothy Cole wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 7:08 PM

The fabric is beautiful, especially the bright pinks.

joanwhite wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 7:47 PM

Lovely fabric! Can't wait for the fall Trade Winds to be introduced!

MelindaJJ wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 7:53 PM

Would love the win this great fabric.  My granddaughters and I would have so much fun designing projects together.

Gmashorty wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 8:41 PM

I love the bright happy colors.

MarcieA@2 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 8:52 PM

This is gorgeous fabric!!  I want to buy it all!!  Beautiful, beautiful!!!!

Candi12 wrote
on 10 Jul 2011 11:49 PM

Loved the interview!

The colors are just wonderful! i love the fabric and thank you for the chance to win some!!

Blessings!

jo1marie wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 12:28 AM

What a beautiful shade of blue.  I will be buying this for my living room quilt and pillows.  I would prefer winning it however, and I will start dreaming of my quilt and pillows and the wow factor they will add.

HUGS AND QUILTS FROM JO IN SURPRISE  

toby g wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 5:11 AM

what a happy collection.  i love the different visual textures.  they'll really spice up a quilt.  

thanks for a chance to see them.  

Kathim1 wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 5:50 AM

Oh what beautiful refreshing fabrics! I have the perfect spot and great ideas for putting these to work to make an "ok" North facing room into a room I (and my guests) will WANT to be in. Especially in winter when it's dreary in there.

amoerler wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 6:32 AM

I love this fabric line and I loved reading the interview!! I can't wait to get a hold of some yardage, I bought a charm pack as soon as it was available so I could see the colors for myself, they are wonderful!!  Thanks for the chance!

reguilkey wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 7:22 AM

I think the fabric is just lovely, and I think it's interesting that she did not start out with a career designing fabric.  It's nice to know that oridinary people like me can change careers and get involved with fabric. :)

Kwarning wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 7:39 AM

I love the Lily Ashbury fabric line!  I lean towards brighter colors and love the freshness of these colors and there are multiple combinations you can make.  I will definitely be purchasing some of these beautiful fabrics.

I have always wanted to design my own fabric and have never done this so loved reading the article and hearing Stephaie's story.

Thanks for this wonderful article and opportunity to find this fabric.

elaine47 wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 7:48 AM

Your fabric has a clean, crisp look with a real quality, expensive look.

sofarblue wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 8:43 AM

Lovely designs and chirpy colours! Very tempting...

Looking forward to discovering the new collection also. I hope the fabrics find their way to the old continent :)

ablizard wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 8:54 AM

The name for this collection of fabrics truly reflects the bright, sunny feeling one gets when looking at them. Thank you for sharing your artistic flare with us. I sew, cross stitch, paint - and now I must quilt!!!!

lavernet wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 9:07 AM

my granddaughter will love this fabric shee's a big fan of pink

lavernet wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 9:11 AM

gertie2

This is beautiful fabric.  my grandaughter will olve it.  She is a big fan of pink

CharlynnF wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 9:15 AM

I love the line.  Will make a lovely quilt. Lynn from lynnssewingroom

LauraW28 wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 9:15 AM

What gorgeously vibrant colors!  This is perfect, I love the vintage patterns, but so often they are also in vintage colors that I don't buy them.  These combine the best of both!

CharlynnF wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 9:21 AM

I love this line. It will make a lovely quilt. Lynn (lynnssewingroom)

Sewsie wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 11:14 AM

Summer House fabrics' patterns and colorways are so fresh and lively.  They invoke in me, too, the vision a lovely summer cottage (on a serene lake) surrounded with beautiful flowers of all colors.  Wishful thinking!  and, Great Fabrics!  Thank you.

bmcclel54 wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 12:46 PM

Absolutely gorgeous fabrics!  I love Summer House, Isabella's Garden & Olivia!  Can't wait to make some of my bags from them!!

k2sealer wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 1:02 PM

Gorgeous fabric. I especially like the blue color range. The 1940's are my favorite period, and we live in a house built in 1940, so these would be perfect for me.

Barbie5565 wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 1:08 PM

These prints are perfect to use in my Florida sunroom...I see new cushions and pillows in my future!

Linniejoe wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 3:03 PM

Wow!!! Love the wonderful colors and great designs. Moda fabric to boot!

These colors are right up my alley. I'm always looking for bright and exciting colors to work with. All the mix and match fabric patterns are awesome. This would make a great quilt!

on 11 Jul 2011 7:52 PM

Love the bold colors; never get tired of these combinations!

on 11 Jul 2011 7:56 PM

What is everyone going to make with these????

mullerll wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 9:03 PM

I'm in a color rut and would really love to work with your fresh, vibrant colors. Looking forward to winning the layer cake!

Kristin67 wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 11:02 PM

Love these fabrics!  The vihrant colors and updated vintage look.  Living in Singapore I depend on the internet and Quilting Daily to keep me informed of new techniques, ideas and fabrics.  I will traveling to the states for a visit to see family in August and can't wait to buy some of the is line.  My head is already spinning with the quilts, little girl and handbags I can create with this fabric.  Our furniture is provided by my husbands employer, everything is white so I am constantly changing my accents to keep the indoors as lively as the outdoors!

Kristin67 wrote
on 11 Jul 2011 11:02 PM

Love these fabrics!  The vihrant colors and updated vintage look.  Living in Singapore I depend on the internet and Quilting Daily to keep me informed of new techniques, ideas and fabrics.  I will traveling to the states for a visit to see family in August and can't wait to buy some of the is line.  My head is already spinning with the quilts, little girl and handbags I can create with this fabric.  Our furniture is provided by my husbands employer, everything is white so I am constantly changing my accents to keep the indoors as lively as the outdoors!

kkbagstad

Kristin67 wrote
on 12 Jul 2011 12:43 AM

Just read my previously sent comments.  Want to apologize for my typos.  Am recovering from acute flare of a chronic illness and am a little fuzzy today so didn't check for typos before sending.

Louise 47 wrote
on 12 Jul 2011 10:01 AM

I love the cottage feel of these luscious-looking fabrics in these bright summer colors.   It would just be lovely to win this collection!

memoose wrote
on 12 Jul 2011 12:41 PM

oh, I love those colors, exactly the shade of pink I love. I'd love to win that fabric, I'm drooling!

djwcovri wrote
on 12 Jul 2011 5:29 PM

These fabric designs and colors are fab! My children have all moved out and I'm turning one of their rooms into a guest room, these fabrics would be perfect in a quilt for the antique iron bed I'm cleaning up to go in there.

DJWCOVRI

on 12 Jul 2011 7:18 PM

This fabric has a favorite flower - the rose. I like the crisp colors and can see this in a quilt for a summer garden feel. Thanks for the giveaway. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

VJFredenberg wrote
on 12 Jul 2011 8:49 PM

Wonderfully cheerful AND beautiful line evocative of the Victorian "painted ladies" of San Francisco.

PetaMc wrote
on 13 Jul 2011 4:44 PM

A fabulous range. So crisp and summery, reminiscent of swimming pools and picnics.

redjanfan wrote
on 13 Jul 2011 8:33 PM

I totally enjoyed reading this article on fabric design and Stephanie's progress in her design career into this particular field.  I have always been fascinated by fabric designs, the repeats, the fabric widths, the weaving and/or printing of the design colors and textures.  One of the Cardiff, Wales museums had a terrific display of the order of the printing of the different colors and I remember studying it carefully for hours, trying to fully understand the processes.  

Your designs ARE Lively, colors are fresh and evocative of earlier times.  I am enchanted.

on 14 Jul 2011 12:46 AM

I like it!  I like the color combinations and the variety of coordinating fabrics with florals of different kinds, but also stripes and geometric.  Thank you for your lovely designs.

deirdrefaust wrote
on 14 Jul 2011 11:45 AM

This would be a terrific career, I shall enjoy from afar.  Beautiful fabrics.

kikilady777 wrote
on 17 Jul 2011 8:06 AM

so refreshing! you even inspired me to go to your web site and check out your gallery!

pxlchk1 wrote
on 17 Jul 2011 8:49 PM

Adore the designs and the inspiration! Thank you!

::fingers crossed::

Mommytyme wrote
on 19 Jul 2011 8:14 AM

I love the color combinations and the floral motif's!  Gorgeous and they look so beautiful next to each other- My wheels are spinning with new projects and ideas!  I can not wait to find these- any specific retailers in the midwest carrying the lines?

moonbeans wrote
on 24 Jul 2011 1:16 PM

Simply lovely!!  Sometimes I need a nudge for a project and seeing your beautiful fabric is just the inspiration I need. Makes me want to sit down with a cool glass of lemonade or afternoon tea.

corgil wrote
on 24 Jul 2011 2:31 PM

So fresh and colourful!  And a Canadian too!!

corgil wrote
on 24 Jul 2011 2:31 PM

So fresh and colourful!  And a Canadian too!!

corgil wrote
on 24 Jul 2011 2:33 PM

So fresh and colourful!  And a Canadian too!!

marjie02 wrote
on 11 Aug 2011 9:15 PM

I have an old dressing table that needs a cover.  It's been so hard to figure out what I wanted UNTIL I saw your fabric!!  The colors are wonderful and patterns are perfect.  I knew I wanted pink and green but was at a real loss where to find, then ran into this article.  What a pleasure it must be to do what you love and make the world a prettier place while doing it!

mperkins02

Big Granny wrote
on 20 Aug 2011 9:57 AM

For a lover of fabrics, it is always a treat to see new ones! It would be wonderful to win new fabrics in order to make another quilt and, of course, be inspired by working with new fabric.

Being able to read an interview with a designer was a special treat!