Monday, 11 June 2012

then there were two



so much is going on here, but for various reasons i can't show you anything...this does not sit well with me, i promise you - i like to show you images hot off the press :( they are all exciting things, one of which being choosing the colour ways & patterns from fabric samples for my next moda line which was one of the most thrilling & satisfying jobs EVER...i expected it to be quite a tricky task as it means whittling down at least 60 prints to 30, but actually, it was surprisingly quick. i had help from sam, who despite being more of a farmer than a chooser of fabrics, did a spectacular job helping - i have a tendency to let my heart rule my head, but he's much more pragmatic...this approach did mean that there were several designs in colours that i *completely* loved which didn't make the cut, simply because they didn't 'help' the collection as a whole. it was a really interesting exercise and i'm now waiting for the UPS person to pick up the samples so they can make their way back to the moda fabrics office to await their transformation into yardage, yay! i can give you one clue: colourful. and that's all you're getting ;)

 it feels strange talking about the 'next' lot of fabrics when summersville is only just in shops here - but it's also an insight into how much time goes into planning a line - although i haven't got a release date yet, the next collection probably will be out spring 2013.

 i'm also working on a new improv quilt, also top secret, but as i glance over to the design wall where it is hanging in piece, i'm itching to get stitching!

one thing i can show you is the finished mini 'zag zig' - i'm loving the two pieces hanging together...

14 comments:

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Laura Taylor said...

Oh Lu! I'm so excited to see the new line!!

P.s. Got my order at the weekend, thanks muchly! Big snogs right back at you x

Ethne said...

You are teasing us
I promise I'll try to be patient - more time to use up existing fabrics before buying some of your delicious ones - then I don't feel so guilty

dottycookie said...

My daughters spotted some fat quarters of summersville in a patchwork shop near my parents' house - they miraculously found their way into my basket :-)

Leanne said...

I am happy to hear that you will have another line coming out next year and I love your improve quilts! Thank you again for the portholes class at the retreat, I am thinking of working a porthole or two into my next project.

Flying Blind... said...

So excited for you! Love the mini xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Oh it must be so exciting seeing things come alive like that! I'm still pondering exactly what to do with your last lot ;o)

LovePaperFish.com said...

Buy your stuff from LU! she actually gets money for it then :)

Cherie said...

That sounds very interesting indeed! Shame you can't reveal more =D

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

What if you just happened to accidentlay post me a picture of those samples - I can keep a secret - honest ;)

Charlotte said...

loving those minis :-D
(and you are such a tease!)

HillyFilly said...

Been playing with Portholes.... Love that impro work.... Can you tell me how to get the band off a Summersville charm pack....? Or am I just a woose...! ( I am like that with all precuts actually..). :-)

lu summers said...

Teresa - just DO IT!!!!

pokeysponderings.com said...

Hey Lucie,

It's Pokey! When you have a minute can you pop me an email?

My email address nowadays:
pokeyb@quilts.com

Thanks!!

HillyFilly said...

Bully.... :-)