Designer Tidbits: Cabbages & Roses - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Cabbages & Roses

The Fat Quarter Shop is excited to welcome Christina Strutt of Cabbages & Roses to the Jolly Jabber for the first time ever. Christina’s very first fabric collection with Moda Fabrics is Northcote Range.

Christina (on the right) & her daughter and right hand gal, Kate (on the left)

Q: What was the first seed that grew into the Northcote Range collection?
A:The original inspiration was the past – time worn prints of gentle florals that our grandmothers might have used. It was a marvellous opportunity of producing fabric to be used in many applications – for dresses, cushions, bags and of course quilts.

Q: What are 3 words you would choose to describe this collection?
1. Homely
2. Friendly
3. Vintage

Q: What single print/SKU in the collection is your favorite (can only pick one!)?
A:This is a very mean question. I was looking them up online (forgetting that i was only allowed one!) and chose five- so the blue samford stripe (moda #35202-17)!

Q:What is your dream project using this collection?
A:My dream project was to come up with ideas for the photography to promote the collection – i.e. about ten things from sweet shorts to a doris day dress!

Christina’s Silly Secrets:

3. Work and life essentials aside, what is the activity you spend the most time doing?
Gardening – growing vegetables

4. Where did you grow up and where do you call home?
Grew up in London i call England my home

5. Do you have any pets and what are their name(s)?
dog: Walter Gilbert Strutt + dog: Meggernie

6. Your biggest pet peeve?

9. What is your favorite fabric print ever (excluding your own)?
Anything made into a floral frock by Kenzo


  1. Love love love this style! It is timeless and romantic. I am so excited to see that C&R is finally designing fabric for MODA, it will be a great marriage! Well, definately great for me!!!

  2. northcote range is my absolute favorite fabric collection…i can think of a hundred different ways to use it (if only i had the time)!!! 🙂

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