Monday, 19 September 2011

i've been keeping a secret...




i'm not really sure how i've kept this to myself but back in march i got an email asking if i'd like to submit some designs to moda fabrics. yup, that's right, i said moda fabrics... i replied saying not on your nelly...i'm kidding, i'm kidding! of course i jumped at the chance and nervously sent off a box of goodies and waited a rather anxious couple of weeks for them to arrive. then i received an email entitled 'it's a yes!' and i let out a rather large squeal of joy heard in several counties and after lots of waiting and several months later, here we are with a stack of sample fabrics and only 6 weeks till quilt market in houston where i shall be officially revealing my debut line for moda fabrics! it's to be called (what else?) 'summersville'...how exciting is that??? i'm so, so happy with how the samples have turned out, the scales are a tiny bit different than the originals, and i'm thrilled - especially with scandi, which has been supersized, OMG, brilliant! there are 8 designs in the range in 5 different colours and guess what??? some of them are coated! that's right, like oilcloth. i can't tell you how much i'm looking forward to seeing the samples of that!
so over the next few weeks i'll be showing you my projects for market - i've lots of things planned and not long to make them in...so what am i doing yapping away to myself here? i'd better go and chain myself to the sewing machine...i can think of worse fates...tomorrow i should be a little further forward with my first quilt and will take some images for you to see. SQUEAL!

64 comments:

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Jacey said...

That is a giant secret!! Whoa. I am super excited for your news! Congratulations, and I will definitely be ready with my credit card. ;)

KLT said...

This is fantastic news!! I've loved your designs for awhile now & look forward to see the Moda line! Congrats!!

Tacha said...

whooooooo hooooooooo!!!!! So droolworthy! Now get sewing! If you need any help just give me a shout.

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

lu lu lu lu lu skip to my fucking lu - you fucking done it - HURRAY HURRAY HURRAY!!! love love love love love em A LOT.

lamina@do a bit said...

WOW WOW WOW... That is fantasic news... Congratulations!!! :)

sandy outworldarts spartasoap said...

Yay!

nickynackynoo said...

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!! Brilliant news!!! Congratulations.

PamKittyMorning said...

Congratulations!!

Florence (Flossie Teacakes) said...

That's so exciting! Huge congratulations - the fabrics look wonderful! x

katielicht said...

congratulations! they look wonderful.

PaperFish! said...

So so proud of you x x x

Joy said...

They're awesome! I love the colors and the prints are so delightful. Can't wait to sew with them!

aneela said...

Congrats congrats CONGRATSSSS!!! So happy for you now that you can finally breathe out again....
Don't your fabrics look pretty???!

Emma Thomsen said...

Congratulations! The colours or so fresh!

Jan | Daisy Janie said...

Congratulations, Lu! What a thrill for you to have these new fabrics to play with and share with the world - beautiful things are about to be made, I'm certain of it!! xo
Jan

Mlle Miracle said...

I bought you some fabric a long time ago from your Etsy shop. I made few things with them and the feedback about the fabric was amazing, everybody loves it! That's why your exciting news doesn't surprise me, you deserve it! I hope you'll continue designing wonderful fabrics in the future!

beth lehman said...

Your work was destined for this!! Congratulations!! I can't wait to see more!!

Jesse said...

Congrats! That is so amazing!

Tracey said...

haha .. thats great news ... I knew you were up to something! Brilliant, brilliant news.

My Sweet Prairie said...

I heard you squeeeeal from up here in Canada! lol That is terrific!! WOW I have seen the coated stuff. What's it for? I was thinking... bibs or paintshirts? hmmm

~Monika
stitching in Saskatoon

Rebecca said...

Congratulations! What an amazing opportunity!

WandaFish said...

Congratulations!! Love your work, lady. You deserve some proper recognition :)

lissa said...

Welcome Lucie,
We are thrilled to have you on board.
-modalissa

Jennifer said...

fun; i hope to find them in my LQS.

flowerpress said...

Congratulations, that's huge!
They look great :-)

Megan said...

These are brilliant! Can't wait to buy buy buy them!

Swirlyarts said...

How exciting! Congratulations :)

Sally Waters said...

Congratulations - they look fabulous! Can't wait to get me some summersville oilcloth x

Ethne said...

WOW what absolutely fantastic news, congratulations - it must have been so so hard keeping it a secret for so long - good luck at the show ;0)

The Rainbow Room said...

Well done you!!! Your designs are fab...the worlds gonna love them : )

emma lamb said...

That is incredible news Lu, congratulations! Your Moda line looks fabulous and I can't wait to see all the projects you come up with... :)
Emma, x

silverpebble said...

Oh my good gravy. How fantastic! Huge congratulations!

Chloe said...

Ooh, that's so exciting, congratulations!

Pipany said...

I LOVE the look of your Moda line. How fantastic! Well done you x

Indianna said...

Fantastic work - it's about time Moda had some more bright, cheery modern fabric available. I'm over flowing with ideas, hope it makes it to the UK.

Flora said...

Soooo exciting! They look fantastic and I am double triple excited about the frickin' oilcloth! Such a massive hole in the market for good oilcloth, letmetellya.

You clever sausage x

Jessica said...

Wow - congratulations! Fantastic news :-) Hope you have a brillant time at the quilt market showing off all your wonderful work.

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Eek! I need them all!

Congrats, such wonderful news. I am really excited for you. It's going to be wonderful.

mjb said...

Wow! I'm glad I'll be able to afford your fabric at last!!!

TheMadHouse said...

Need, want, must have

harleywife57 said...

CONGRATS !!! Absolutley Gorgeous !!

Brenda said...

Beautiful fabrics, lively colors! Congratulations!

Sharon Pernes said...

What a great secret, how did you manage to keep it to yourself?
Congrats...I can't wait to see it at Market and maybe get my hands on some!

Helen said...

yeehaa! love love loving supersized scandi, but then it was a fave of mine anyway. I wonder if I could replace the roman blind in my new kitchen with it.... (is rented flat so is dependent on whether I can get current dull gingham thing down without damaging fixings etc)

Cecilia said...

Congratulations! They look lovely!

Sue said...

OMG How exciting, your fabrics are beautiful!

Anna said...

amazing!!! I can't wait. :)

Cristin said...

gaah! thats freaking amazing! Congratulations!!! From what I can see I'll be needing each and every print :-) LOVE IT!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Congratulations - looking forward to seeing more!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Super excited for you. They look phenomenal!! Congrats!

Fiona Dalton said...

LU!! That is AWESOME! Congratulations!! I'm so thrilled for you. (Also, sharpening up my credit card in preparation.. wooo!)

Gretchen said...

Congratulations!! I can wait to see more of your line and your new projects!

diana said...

Can I scream with you? :D
I always loved your fabrics and just awww-ed at them :). What a great chance!

Congratulations! I can.not.wait to see them!

Rachaeldaisy said...

I love this range, it's so fresh and zingy!

thea said...

Oh my fricking goodness - that A MAZING!!!!!!!!! HUGE news, and so so well earned. You're a gem.

Go you girl!

thea.
xx

(spoonfulzine)

Kat - Housewife Confidential said...

I have been living in a DITCH as I only just saw this! Wonderful news, can't wait to get my hands on some (esp the coated, have been looking for some decent stuff for my kitchen!) Kat x x

Helen said...

Ah these look really fabulous, you must be so pleased! What a dream come true, well done. x

HollowSquirrel said...

they are beautiful! LOVE them! Congratulations!

Francine said...

Congrats to you and congrats to me (I MUST have that bus fabric - it's amazing!!!)

LOULA BELLE AT HOME said...

How exciting. I don't know how you managed to contain it. Well done you :-)

littleblackduckblog said...

Many many congratulations!!

patricia said...

ok... just saw this on flickr but had to come here to read the whole story. again, congratulations!!

[hopefully we'll see e/other at Fabric 2.0? yes?]

Concha said...

I absolutely LOVE all of them!! Congratulations!!!! :)

Rachel Hauser said...

Wow, congratulations! And so well-deserved. I've loved your designs for some time and will be so pleased to get a chance to work with them at last.