We asked them to share their thoughts about Clover Hollow, so in their own words…
Clover Hollow is a delightful collection with terrific basics, whimsical prints, and florals in an array of beautiful colors inspired by happy spring and summer vibes when everything is blooming and bright. The basics in this collection include micro dots, and loop the loops, with the addition of darling bow ties and fun sun prints. Three floral designs in an array of color combinations round out the collection: a wispy large floral, and two medium floral prints. Colors in this collection include raspberry, soft coral, navy, sky blue, spring green, sunny yellow, soft grey and cream.
When Chelsi was about to begin first grade we left the city to move out to a more rural area; our new home was on a street named Clover Hollow. When we began the design process for this collection it was all about those carefree summer day feelings Chelsi remembered as a child with flowers and green fields and new childhood adventures in the country.
Clover Hollow has been such an absolute delight to sew with that I designed six quilts with the collection. They are Sunshine Day, a big-block fat quarter quilt, and Balboa, a Layer Cake quilt with simple curved piecing. This is Balboa.
The collection includes six low-volume prints that add a layer of texture when used as backgrounds. I used these prints as backgrounds in varying amounts in each of my new quilts.
Family Tree is another Layer Cake quilt that uses Moda’s Cake Mix Recipe #3 for quick construction of the half-square triangles.
To the Moon and Back is a delightful child’s quilt with moon, star, and rocket blocks. It was designed by Chelsi – her first pattern.
That’s Finn, Chelsi’s son. To the Moon is now on his bed and he loves it.
The colors and prints in Clover Hollow make it perfect for sewing smaller quilt projects and accessories like pillows, fabric bins, and bags. I make and use a variety of bags and these small florals are particularly good for that.
I’m also in love with how well the collection works for this Jelly Roll rug!
Chelsi and I both make quilts that we use in our homes so we wanted a collection that could be mixed and matched for a more masculine look by using the navy, blue and grey pieces. But with girls of every age in the family, we often pull the coral, cream and spring green prints for decidedly pretty projects.
Christmas sewing is also a favorite so mixing the raspberry, spring green and cream low-volume prints is in the works – look for those soon. And finally, the sun prints are perfect for home décor projects, used alone or in combination with other prints.
Sherri & Chelsi
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