I just got a delivery of fabric samples from my next fabric line which will be shipping to stores this summer! I call it Fandangle which a fun, silly name that means “excess ornamentation or embellishment.”
I named this collection Fandangle as sort of an inside joke to myself. It’s a tongue-in-cheek nod to the fact that I don’t actually embellish or be-dazzle my quilts with any type of bling. Not that there’s anything wrong with that of course, but it’s just not my style.
Fandangle Fabric Designs
The names are super fun and playful, too! Here’s a little bit more about each design:
“Baubles and Bits” is a medium to large scale print with fun flourishes. If you look closely, you can see a nod to my previous collection with the inclusion of some subtle boxes – one of the prints from Modern Marks. To give the print more depth, I also added some scattered triangles, and just the tiniest hint of beads, which show up more prominently in its own print.
Baubles and Bits comes in two colors: teal and red.
“Sparkling Squares” features retro star bursts and fun flourishes This is a companion print to Baubles and Bits but on a much smaller scale. I love being able to take a design element and try it out in different configurations – just like creating a quilt layout, right??
Sparkling Squares comes in two colors: teal/multi and orange/multi.
“Triangle Trinkets” is based on one of my modern machine quilting designs. But I didn’t want this print to read as a simple line drawing (I saved that idea for Paper Cuts, below.) This would make a fabulous backing print: you could quilt your quilt from upside down, following the outline of each triangle to add depth and dimension to your quilt!
Triangle Trinkets comes in three colors: peach, lime and teal.
“Beaded Curtain” was inspired by one another one of my machine quilting designs, “string of pearls.” But if you look closely, you’ll see all sorts of fun shapes – ovals, rectangles, squares, and there’s even some quirky triangles in there (another shape from Modern Marks).
Beaded Curtain comes in four colors: red, pink, lime and turquoise.
“Paper Cuts” looks most like one of my free-motion line drawings. I based it off of my “jagged stipple” motif, which many of my students tell me what their regular stipple looks like anyway. So they can rest assured that it’s a bona-fide modern design, NOT just a “creative” mistake, LOL!! I thought Paper Cuts was a more descriptive name that fits in with the artsy theme.
Paper Cuts comes in four colors: yellow, orange, green and turquoise.
“Confetti Crosshatch” is the most versatile of the group. This is a remix of “Crosshatch” from Modern Marks, but on a smaller scale. It’s a prefect blender print and works fabulous as a background or binding. I was thrilled to include two shades of gray!
Now that my samples have arrived, I’ll be sewing like a mad woman in time to complete several quilts for quilt market. I’ll be sharing my process so be sure to follow my blog.
Feel free to pin and share any of these images to spread a little Fandangle fun with your friends. Then ask your favorite quilt shop to order Fandangle next time they meet with their Benartex/Contempo sales rep.
Fandangle fabric by Christa Watson for Benartex will be available in stores Summer 2018!