Designer Tidbits: Lily Ashbury - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Lily Ashbury

Stroll down the street in style with High Street by Lily Ashbury for Moda Fabrics. This fashionable collection celebrates all things bold and bright! Big florals in colors that capture the essence of Summer are just what you need to round out the season. Stephanie of Lily Ashbury is here to tell us all about High Street, so keep reading for a closer look and a GIVEAWAY!

Q: Where did you find your original inspiration for High Street?
A:I often walk to my studio on sunny mornings. Along the way I wander through a popular shopping district full of lovely boutiques and cafes. This collection was inspired by all of the colorful and fashionable window displays along the way. 

 

Q: What was your β€œaha” moment in designing this collection?
A:For me it’s all about color. I can create a design that works well in black and white but if the color version doesn’t work then it won’t make the cut. My β€œaha moment” is always when I manage to get a color way working. At that point I like to take a break and quit working for the rest of the day. I have learned that if I over analyze color I tend to start second guessing my choices. 

 

Q: What would be your collection’s theme song?
A:Funny you should ask that. I love to assign music genres to my work. It really gets me in the mood to create! For High Street it has to be “Downtown” by Petula Clark.

Q:Tell me about your sewing machine. What kind do you have?
A:I have a Janome 2030 QDC that I bought on sale a few months back. I love it! 

 

Q:What is your favorite part of the fabric industry?
A:I am a relative newcomer to this industry. I spent many years as an illustrator for advertising agencies and corporate clients. So I would have to say my favorite thing about this industry is that I am still learning. It’s a wonderful thing to reinvent yourself creatively it keep things fresh and interesting. 

Q:From what aspect of your life do you draw creativity?
A:I draw inspiration from many places but I think my iPad Googling obsession has become the front runner. It’s so cool in this day and age to be able to research anything with such immediacy. I remember having to go to the library to access visual inspiration. I often wonder how I managed back then. 

Q:What is your design process?
A:I usually do my sketching in the evening, sometimes with a glass of wine in hand. I then scan my sketches and work on them in Photoshop or Illustrator. I use a Cintiq which is a large computer monitor that you draw directly on with a stylus. I love it because it feels so much more natural than using a mouse. 

 

Q:What is your favorite print in the collection?
A:For my favorite print in my High Street collection I’d have to say it’s a tossup between Brigitte in Clementine and Chloe in Tonal Grey.

Q:What is the most challenging part of the design process?
A:I would have to say color is the most challenging part for me. I have a natural desire to place complementary colors side by side because this creates so much visual punch. However, I have learned this can create printing issues on fabric so I have had to learn to work around this.

Q:What are your favorite and least favorite colors and why?
A:My favorite color for quite awhile has been vermillion (bright orangey red). In terms of colors I don’t like, that is tough, color is just so wonderful! However if I had to choose I would go with dusty rose. I’m not a huge fan of 80’s music either so maybe it’s guilty by association.

Now that you have gotten a closer look at High Street, we bet you are itching to sew something with it! Lucky for you, we are giving away a prize pack to one lucky reader! Comment below letting us know what you would make with High Street for a chance to win a Layer Cake and High Street Quilt Pattern by Lily Ashbury.

UPDATE! Our winner has been chosen! Congratulations to Susan, who said “What a delightful interview. I’d love to win, a zig zag quilt in the orange, plum, pinks is in my future.” You have been emailed! Thanks for playing, everyone!

467 comments

  1. What a beautiful collection. I can only think of about 20 projects I would love to make with these. Keeping my fingers crossed.

  2. I would consider making a Twister with the layer cake. I would also consider donating the finished quilt for a charity raffle or just keep it for myself as it is so pretty , bright and cheerful.

  3. I just love this collections! Beautiful warm colors! I think I would make a light quilt for summer evenings πŸ™‚ (yes, where I live, you can even use a quilt in summer…) Thanks for this chance to win!

  4. What a beautiful fabric line! I love pinks and oranges and warm colors. I would love to make a feminine quilt for my guest room.

  5. Lily Ashbury is my favorite fabric designer – I just completed a lonestar quilt in Summer House fabrics and can't wait to work with High Street.

    I'd probably make a few patchwork bags, some quilts – several pillows and a gorgeous wallhanging to show off those fabrics so I can always look at them in my studio.

  6. Fall hasn't even arrived officially and these beautiful fabrics have me dreaming of Spring. I think I would create either a spring table runner or a new fresh picnic quilt! πŸ™‚
    sowingstitches[at]gmail[dot]com

  7. It's a lovely collection! I'd love to do with it a set of covers and cushions for my mother's room.

  8. The real question is – What wouldn't I make with this collection? But since you asked the other question, I'm thinking first of a patchwork bag or purse. Next a couch quilt and a table runner for the coffee table to match the quilt.

  9. Hopefully this isn't my second post as I don't see the other one got published.— I am redoing a bedroom for my granddaughter for when she visits and this fabric would make a fun quilt to put on the end of the bed.

  10. I like the picnic blanket idea some one mentioned. This is such a cheerful and happy line. It makes me think of my sister. If I win, I might give it to her. …maybe.

  11. Love these colors, especially the soft grey and the burgundy red! I would make a quilt if I happened to win and I'm sure it would be lovely, since the collection is fabulous!!!

  12. This sunny fabric would be stitched up into a quilt top for my almost two year old. I want to make her a minky-backed blankie for her birthday. Thanks for the chance!

  13. I would love to make a strip quilt and ruffle the greys in between some strips. I have a 2 yd piece of bright orange minkey fabric all ready to go on the back.

  14. I love this line! I plan to use one of the orange large prints along with orange gingham to make a dress for my granddaughter! It will look juicy delicious!!
    I am posting again as my name didnt post, but it posted as anonymous above.

  15. The fabric is absolutely gorgeous! I have several patterns using layer cakes that would look great using this fabric.

  16. Absolutely beautiful fabric!! I would love to win this to make a quilt for my daughter πŸ™‚ I have only been quilting for 1 1/2 and she still doesn't have a quilt from me. Thanks for the amazing fabric!

  17. I'd love to make some pillows and a bedrunner with High Street ~ our bedroom really needs some brightening up! Thanks for the chance ~ fingers crossed!

  18. I'd love to make a quilt for one of my former students (who will be graduating from high school year). These fabrics would be perfect for that!

  19. I would make a Diamonds at Large quilt from Pam and Nicki Lintott's pattern found in their Layer cakes, jelly rolls and charm quilts book. Wouldn't that be just beautiful!!!

  20. I would LOVE to make a Quilt and Pillows with these fabric. The colors are MAGNIFICENT and would add such CHEERFULNESS to any room.

  21. I have 3 two y/o grandchildren that need new purses and dresses, the last ones I made are worn out. The colors of this line are exactly what I would choose to use.

  22. I just ordered 1/2 yds. Of all! Would love to have a lovely layer cake to go with these beauties! Shanna

  23. The colors and designs are gorgeous! I'd love to make a quilt for my bedroom. I don't have a quilt for me, and this would be perfect! Thanks for a chance to win.

  24. Love this collection. Actually, some of my favorite quilts have been made with fabrics by Lily Ashbury–I've got quite a few Summerhouse based projects, and I always loved using those fabrics– colors and patterns are both great to work with. High street looks equally amazing. With a layer cake, I think I would make half square triangles and then play around with arrangement on a design all.

  25. I would make a dresser scarf for the dresser in my guest bedroom. It would compliment the rooms decor well. Beautiful fabrics and colors.

  26. I really love this fabric! I think I'd want to make something that I'd take with me, like a purse or tote, where I can fondle and admire it when I was out and about. Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Such yummy fabrics, all my favorite colors. I would love to make a lap quilt for cold winter evenings on the couch. Thank you for a wonderful chance to win.

  28. I would make the High Street quilt! It's just a simple twist (or 45 degrees, haha!) from the normal patchwork-with-sashing quilt.

  29. I'm working on two Jen Kingwell patterns: the circle game and midnight at the oasis and these fabrics would look wonderful in the quilts! Thanks for introducing us to Lily Asbury

  30. This is such a fun collection to use for a bright quilt for a girl's room. Coordinating yardage for curtains and throw pillows would make the room sparkle!

  31. These are so yummy!! I don't know what I would do with it because I like to pet my fabric for a bit before cutting into it! I do know it'll be pretty and bright and happy!!!
    Laurie

  32. Wow, yummy fabric…such eye-popping happy colors!!!
    I would make a queen size quilt for the bedroom, so we would "smile" every morning when the alarm buzzed.

  33. I confess that I have already had my eye on at least a layer cake of High Street. I think it would look amazing in the Fresh pattern from Camille Roskelley's Simply Retro book. That or a cool window pane pattern that showcased the beautiful prints.

  34. Oh my, this is beautiful fabric and I would love to make a quilt for my darling daughter….thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Tami
    tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

  35. I would definitely use this fabric and the pattern to make a throw for my neice. The colors would be a perfect accent for her college dorm room. Love, love. Thanks for the chance to win.

  36. These fabrics are so bright and beautiful. I would love to make a quilt for my little great granddaughter. It would match her lovely person !

  37. My mum is going back to work after a year of break. She's working in preschool and she had an accident there, had a knee surgery and is hopefully geting better right now. I would sew her a huge bag, so she could carry all teacher's stuff in it, in style πŸ™‚ It would make her happy, for sure.

  38. Soft, warm colors….yes! If people looked at my quilts and crafts without knowing who made them, they would say, " Oh, those have GOT to be something Sharon made."
    Am looking for fabrics to use on an iron crib turned settee…liking High Street designs…thank you!

  39. Beautiful collection! Some ideas for this collection would be a tote bag, table topper, a throw, pouches, etc. I would probably make a lot of smaller projects versus one big one.

  40. I know I said I wouldn't make another one, but I would love to see these fabrics as the "windows" in a Cathedral Windows quilt! I'd almost have to do it!

  41. I am in love with all of the orange colours in particular, it is such a stunning range. I would happily make a baby quilt with this for a friend expecting a girl, baby quilts look great with bright prints instead of sugared pastels for a change. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

  42. I love the bright cheery fabrics in this collection! I'd like to use them in a pattern from the Quilty Fun book I have on pre-order.

  43. I've been planning to make a twin sized quilt for my daughter but hadn't found the right fabric line until I saw this one. She loves bright colors!

  44. My sewing room is due for some freshening. I'd make a new cover for sewing machine, and definitely that lovely little traveller's sewing kit. Thanks for the chance to win.

  45. Beautiful fabric! I love the bright colors and the designs. This would make such a cheerful quilt for anyone!

  46. My best friend, who just started quilting, loves this line of fabric! She bought the mini charm pack because it's all she could afford right now. I'd tuck away the layer cake and save it for her Christmas present! I know she'd make something gorgeous with it!

  47. This fabric begs to become a throw for my living room. It would fit right in and bring such brightness and joy! But, I think every quilt brings joy.

  48. OMG! I was instantly taken by this fabric. Oh the possibilities. Hmm, I love the aprons and how about a beautiful throw for my sunroom? Pick me Pick Me!

  49. I would love to make my granddaughters t-shirts dresses!!The colors are magical.Thank you for the giveaway.
    Wanda

  50. Love this range. I would make a gorgeous lap quilt for my best friend. She's been the family that I miss on the other side of the country. A shoulder to cry on. These are her colours and she would love and cherish a gift made with love

  51. So beautiful and the quilt pictured at the end of the interview is exactly what I'd make. Love love love the colors and tones in this line. Great interview too, love the story behind the collection!

  52. I would love to make a kitchen table topper with this beautiful fabric, such a great way to brighten the room πŸ™‚

  53. Can you say WOW!!!!! I'm loving this fabric. It is so hard to find so really nice oranges and yellows at times. The pinks are stunning as well. I'm not sure what pattern I would use for this fabric. I think that I would like to use it to make a wall hanging for my granddaughters' bedroom to brighten it up. The 3 girls share a room that is filled with many afghans, baby blankets and quilts that I have made for them. They need something pretty on their wall.

  54. Love, love, love this line! I'm going to use it to make a quilt for my daughter. She is away at college in Baltimore, MD – I live north of LA in California. So she needs a quilt from her momma so that she knows she is loved and that I am always thinking of her!

  55. I would love to make a cheerful quilt for my daughter who is graduating and moving to another City to start a career and these are her colors and style and would look great in a new apt .

  56. I would definitely make a quilt with this. The fabric is so dynamic that it could be used for a lot of fun things, but I'd want to showcase it in a quilt. Thanks for the chance to win!

  57. So pretty and feminine. I would make a new bed quilt for my 15-year-old daughter who think she has outgrown the Hello Kitty quilt I made her when she was 4. Go figure!

  58. The most gorgeous colors in one collection that I have ever seen. I picture making a lap quilt with alternating star and solid blocks. The solid blocks will showcase the beautiful colors and prints and making the stars shine. On my way to dig through my pattern stash. May be an all nighter !!!

  59. I've seen this collection in person and it's my favorite collection, filled with cheery colored fabrics that would go with just about anything you would like to make with it. I joined up with the Star Surround QAL and I think that this collection would be perfect for it.

  60. First I would have to just look at the beautiful colors for awhile. Then maybe I could put scissors to it to make a throw quilt.

  61. First I would have to just look at the beautiful colors for awhile. Then maybe I could put scissors to it to make a throw quilt.

  62. Heading south and this fabric line is just perfect for a new project there…love it!!!! This is really a juicy line of colors!!!!

  63. I would love to make a lap quilt for my living room for curling up with family to read, watch TV or just cuddle. I love the bold colours which look like sunshine and happiness to me.

  64. Wow–this collection is beautiful! I would love to make a quilt for my bedroom. It would be sure to add sunshine every morning!

  65. Love that quilt pattern shown on the last photo! I think a layer cake would be a perfect start point for a quilt for my bed (finally) in a similar fashion to that quilt shown.

  66. OMG these fabrics are amazing, I'm usually not fond of any of the orange colors but you have made them so vibrant and coordinating so well. I would love to add a solid fabric and make a nine patch quilt with these. Each 9 patch would be one of the fabrics.

  67. I don't know exactly what design/pattern I'd use, but I'd definitely make something just for me. This is outside the normal colors I would pick, but they work so well together, and I've made so many things for so many people (which I love doing by the way) but I'd like this just for me. πŸ™‚

  68. Ever since I first saw this fabric, I have been wondering what to make with it. It is soooo gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Wow ~ such beautiful fabrics! It would be perfect for a quilt in our granddaughter's room here at our house. β™₯ Thanks a bunch for the giveaway! I'd be beyond thrilled to win. ☺

  70. My grandson's girlfriend has had me stumped in terms of a color palette. I KNOW this is perfect for a pinwheel quilt for her.

  71. I would love to make a quilt for my oldest granddaughter. I have spent eight weeks of the summer with her and her mother and siblings living three hours from home while she received medical treatment. It was worth it. The outcome was great. These are some of the colors in her bedroom. They are so cheery. They make me smile.

  72. I absolutely love this collection. I have already ordered the sewing kit pattern for Fat Quarter Shop Now just need the fabric. Thank you for the chance.

  73. Love the fabric & the colors! There are so many ideas running through my head, but definitely a lap quilt. I want to design a modern quilt.

  74. Vermillion is one of my favorite colors too. I love bright, bold colors and would love to make a bed quilt for my new (hopefully) log cabin with this fabric.

  75. If I could get Petula Clark's "Downtown" out of my brain I'm sure I would think of a wonderful project to make.

  76. Absolutely beautiful fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win. I would make a pinwheel quilt or maybe a grandmothers flower garden or any pattern that would highlight the beautiful prints.

  77. I'd use those grey prints for a new blouse; the lemonade and sage for placemats and napkins; the clementine for pumpkins in a table topper; and the pink and plum for pillowcase trim.

  78. I know that whatever I chose to make with this Layer Cake, it would be simply gorgeous. I loved reading about the design process. It is such an exciting time to be someone who works with fabrics. When I think of the cottons my mom worked with …I shudder!

  79. I love this collection and have been waiting its arrival. I would like to make a quilt for myself — probably a twister quilt.

    Michelle
    ms.michelle22@gmail

  80. I love your fabrics. The colors are delicious. I would make a variated nine-patch for my new granddaughter.

  81. I have no idea at this point what I'd make, but I absolutely love this collection. It's so different from the normal styles. Just gorgeous! Thanks!!

  82. I just started quilting in July and so I would definitely try my hand at making a quilt with this fabric πŸ™‚ I really like the idea of using the greys and having the other fabrics as pops of color (like with the example quilt).

  83. Watched a show about how to make an X's & O's quilt today. I think these fabrics would make a great quilt using that pattern. It would adorn my guest room bed.
    Thank you for the chance, if I don't win then guess I'll buy a layer cake and say congrats to the winner ;-).

  84. These fabrics are so beautiful. Wonderful range of bold gorgeous colors. These colors make me think of my daughter so I would make something for her.

  85. I LOVE this line! I whist painted a draft studio and would to create a wall hanging with this line. I love that I could put anything in the room and the colors in this collection would tie in….so pretty!!!!

  86. Oh these colors are exactly the tone and brightness I have been working with lately. I would make a wonky star quilt top with these lovelies! Thanks for the chance and great interview!

  87. I would make a quilt for my granddaughter due in February. the bright colors would be gorgeous for a baby and the pink for a girl!

  88. I loved the Highstreet quilt pattern ever since I could see a sneak foto of it… Love the classic but modern shape! So this would be my favourite make.

  89. I just love the oranges and greens in this line! I would love to make a colour wheel style quilt to showcase all these beautiful bold colours x

  90. My granddaughter will celebrate her 13th birthday in December, and I would make her a beautiful quilt, using a pale gray background to show off the wonderful colours in this range, and some matching bunting for her wall.

  91. I love this collection. Even though summer is coming to a close, I think of summer when seeing these beautiful colors. While there's so many things I'd love to make, I'd make a tablecloth to brighten up my kitchen, patio, picnic area…anywhere!

    Debi Horne
    debihorne54@yahoo.com

  92. I have had this beautiful collection on my wishlist since the first time I saw it. It is stunning! I would make a quilt, pillowcases, pillows, and maybe curtains for my daughter's room.

  93. Love this collection. I'd have to make a quilt with it. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Nancy in Denver
    nkadenver at yahoo.com

  94. omg! I loved this fabric as soon as I saw it, and now that I know the theme song is "Downtown" by Petula Clark I am even more besotted! That was my very first record, back when I was about age 4. Have always loved it. I think I will make something for ME with this fabric. Not sure what, perhaps a new bag?

  95. Love the bold colors! I would use them in a pattern that involves applique flowers. I just happen to have a pattern in mind. Thanks for the give-a-way!

  96. I love the colors and designs in this new fabric line! The combination of gray and warm yellow and orange is one of my favorites. The cool green and bold pinks offer wonderful accent opportunities. I would design and make a quilt! Thanks for the chance to work with these beautiful fabrics … πŸ™‚ Pat

  97. What a great interview, and what beautiful fabric! I know exactly what I'd make with this fabric. My local public library is hosting an auction, and I would use these fabrics to make the cutest quilt ever, to donate to that fundraiser.

  98. Beautiful fabric!!! I couldn't cut into this fabric, but…I have a pattern for an origami pincushion that uses 10"squares. I'll be dreaming of this fabric and pincushions. It is PERFECT! Thanks for the chance to win!

  99. The color combination is beautiful. I would make the quilt shown or adapt the pattern to make a tote bag.

  100. Love Petula Clark! I would love to sew up some beautiful aprons for gifts. Such inspiration, love your designs. Thanks for bring these fabrics to market.

    Sue

  101. Oh, how I love this High Street Collection by Lily Ashbury…it exudes excitement and I would love to be able to make a quilt with it.

  102. Love all the yellows and oranges of this line (the other colors too). I'd make a quilt, of course!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  103. This collection would make the most adorable quilt and shams for my granddaughter's new bedroom. The colors and patterns are so beautiful that I may have to make a few pillows for myself at the same time!

  104. I would make a reversible jumper for my little granddaughter and a wall hanging for my entry way-just love the oranges and greens!

  105. I ADORE this fabric collection! It's so refreshing to see the bright hot colors mixed with the calming grey. I would like to use the fabrics to make pillows for my boudoir!

  106. I love the oranges and yellows –it's so hard to find a variety of nice oranges and yellows.
    I would make Fireworks by Camille Roskelly.

  107. This would be perfect for "EL's Kitchen Quilt". I will be starting this next month as a BOM with a local group and this is just the fabric I can picture in that quilt.

  108. My living room is feeling a bit blah…..these fabrics just call out to be a lovely throw on our sofa back – and then over me at night as I watch tv!

  109. What a great interview! I would make charity quilts. That is all i make anymore. The ones i donate to are always wanting bright colors, and i think these beautiful fabrics would definetely fit that description. My income is less than fourhundred dollars monthly so buying fabric is not an option. Now all i hear in my head is downown, where the lights are brighter,downtown. babscorbitt@ gmail dot com

  110. I am so excited to see the wonderful fabrics that have orange and tangarine color hues! My daughter has decided not to find out the gender of their first baby so I am choosing orange. Thanks for the chance to win.

  111. My current thinking is I would make these up into curtains or other kitchen accessories.

    senstrings (@) yahoo (dot) com

  112. Love the prints of this selection. The Rolling Stone is my favorite block and think it would fantastic in these prints. Thank you for the opportunity to win such a great prize.

  113. I just LOVE the quilt pattern they have with it! I am really jazzed about this line and can't wait to get my hands on it! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  114. I can't think of anything better than a colorful quilt to warm up the coming cold winter. Beautiful colors!

  115. Lily Ashbury fabrics are always so colorful and well designed. High Street looks to be no exception. Wonderful colors . . . a little summery yet a little fall like too.

  116. I LOVE these prints and the bright, happy colors! The only reason I haven't already bought the layer cake is that the quilt I make with it will be for ME – finally! I've been so busy making quilts for everyone else…

  117. I LOVE this fabric…the colors, the designs! I would applique something with large shapes. One, because it would enable me to hold and feel the fabrics and two, because the large shapes would let the fabric showcase itself! Then, it would go on my bed!

  118. Beautiful, beautiful fabrics! I would definitely make a lap quilt for our living room out of these! Thanks for a chance to win.

  119. Such a beautiful collection! I can't wait to get some and sew a twin-size quilt to surprise my daughter. We're painting her room for a fresh new look and this quilt would be the icing on the cake!

  120. I love the colors! I would get a charm pack to add to it and make Kristy's Dream .. a moda bakeshop pattern that I just love.

  121. I like the vibrant colors. I'd like to make some throw pillows or some cute zippered pouches with this fabric.

  122. I just found out that my son and daughter-in-law will be adopting a baby girl due in November. As a mother of 3 sons and the grandmother to a little boy I would be so excited to use these girly fabrics to make a special quilt for a new granddaughter!

  123. This fabric would make a beautiful quilt for my grandaughter. These are her favorite colors.

  124. This is so cool. I could make sooo much with a layer cake! First would be a dress for my 6yr old, a throw and some pillows for me.

  125. High Street collection is so great…I love the green colorway – it is a nice light olive. She is very talented! Thanks, Jan Dudley

  126. I love making cheery quilts for my friends and family. I'm not sure which pattern off the top of my head, but I know there are many that would look great with this beautiful fabric line. Thanks for the giveaway!

  127. i WILL MAKE A QUILT FOR MY VERY DARK BEDROOM WITH THESE BRIGHT BOLD COLORS. THANK YOU FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN.

  128. I would love to turn this gorgeous fabric into a table runner, placemats and napkins to brighten up the patio.

  129. I know someone who is expecting their first child…a baby girl. This is perfect for making a quilt for this bundle of joy! Thanks!

  130. Oh my do I love, love this fabric. I just bought a new pattern called Lickety-Split by Lella Boutique, and it calls for a Layer Cake!!! I would make that. I have to say that Lily Ashbury is my new favorite designer. My granddaughter made a beautiful quilt from her other lines and she said, "Grandma, these are my colors!"

  131. Most of the ladies in a little online quilt group I belong to are BIG Lily Ashbury fans I would make a quilt with a white or cream background to realy make those rich clear fabrics sing.

  132. I love, love , love this line. Such great colors! Since I am working on a yellow and white quilt, I would the yellows for that. The rest…lots of ideas come to mind–made a tote.

  133. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful….I really need to make a lap quilt out of this or a very special wall hanging. Thank you for the chance to win.
    thelady at hotmail.com

  134. What a gorgeous collection. My favorite is also Brigitte in grey though. Grey makes the colors pop, wow! Since I still have hexagon fever I would definitely make a hexagon lap quilt from the High Street collection. A layer cake is perfect for the hexagons I make. Thank you for the chance to win. Now I have the song "downtown"playing in my head.

  135. I love this gorgeous collection! I would love to make myself a lap quilt. I don't think my husband or two sons would appreciate these beautiful colors, and since my mom doesn't like yellows or oranges, I guess this would be all mine. πŸ˜€
    Thank you for sharing! anglanouette at gmail dot com

  136. I love the "High Street" fabric of Lily Ashbury….what a pretty collection that should work beautifully together in a quilt or clothes or accessories for the kitchen or cushions and table runners for dining.

  137. I would make a sewing machine cover, wall hanging and fabric baskets for my sewing room. I have be searching for fabrics to make these project and this is perfect. Thanks for the chance.

  138. This is a gorgeous line! My cousin's daughter is 16, and we recently toured some colleges. If I get started now I'll be sure to have her college freshman quilt finished in time. I'd love to send her off with some Lily Ashbury.

  139. Amazing fabric!!! I LOVE the colors and the images!!! I'd make a quilt, and then a carrying case for my tablet so I could looks at the prints and colors all the time!!!

  140. This is such a gorgeous range! I love the colourways, so delightful – I think I would have to hunt through my copious folders of patterns to find a lovely single bed quilt for my friend's daughter.

  141. I adore this line! I am making a jelly roll pattern from Villa Rosa Designs right now! Ordered fabric for the borders and backing because this top will not be laying around- it will be off to the quilter's. Gorgeous! Love the oranges!

  142. The colors in this line just scream girlie to me! I have 3 granddaughters and there would definitely be a lap quilt in the works for one of them if I were to win. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  143. I love the orange and pink tones of this fabric group…I would make a quilt and bed pillows for my guest room. Just lovely!

  144. I would LOVE to get my hands on some of this beautiful fabric to make dresses/skirts for my beautiful nieces! It is bright and gorgeous – matches their little (big) personalities!

  145. I AM IN LOVE with that fabric!!!!!! I've made quilts for everyone in my family…almost done w/ my hubby's anniversary quilt. I have never made a quilt just for ME. These fabrics have inspired me to do something for myself!!!! Great job on these fabrics! (fingers crossed) Thanks!

  146. Such beautiful fabric! I would make a quilt for one of my great niece's – three sweet girls ranging from two to five – perfect for one of their rooms!

  147. I would make a couple smallish play quilts for my nieces, being 2 & 3 years old I think they'd love the brilliant colors and designs on the fabric. Thank you for sharing your process Lily!
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

  148. I would love to make a traditional pieced pattern-I love taking bright modern fabrics and using them for a traditional quilt. The greys are fantastic!

  149. Just beautiful fabrics! I have an apron pattern that has five or six tiers of ruffles as the apron skirt and I can just imagine how lovely it would be sewing with the High Street collection!

    Kim

  150. Oh,how could I skip making the High Street quilt???..Then I could make placemats for my Thanksgiving table..Being able to be part of this group of quilters,is amazing!!…

  151. This is gorgeous! I'd love to make a throw for our study/reading room – the bright colors and beautiful prints would really liven up an otherwise very neutral room.

  152. Love the colors of this collection. I have a paper piecing project in mind that would look super in this fabric.

  153. I've yet to make a Swoon quilt, by Camille Roskelly, I think the large prints in this family of fabric would look great in those large Swoon blocks.

  154. The fabrics are stunning! I'm finishing up my very first quilt for my grandson and am itching to get started on my second. This would make a lovely quilt for my daughter-in-law.

  155. I am currently collecting "hexies" and orange is my favorite color. I just simply love High Street, the oranges are so yummy!! Would love to win the layer cake to add to the project!

  156. Bolder than my 'norm', who knows what chances I'd take. I am trying to think smaller (than queen size quilt) nowadays, so perhaps a lap throw to take to one of the local nursing homes.

  157. I would love to make a lap quilt that I can have in the living room this winter when all the Christmas decorations are put away. Those gorgeous, warm colors will brighten everything up!

  158. All I can say is WOW! Love the bright colors. I love the quilt pattern shown and am off to look for it right now. I would love to try some of this fabric.

  159. I love this fabric and off the top of my head I would say I'd like to make the pattern for the Gemma quilt kit, I think it would look great with the High Street fabrics, with a different combination for each star it could be fabulous!

  160. With that beautiful fabric I would make a table runner so I could enjoy the colors three times a day while I ate. Thanks for the chance to win.

  161. Beautiful colors! I would love to make a quilt for my dinning room table for next spring, all bright and cheerful after our long,long winter.

  162. I am in love LOVE with this line of fabric! I have to have some… or a lot! he he he. Fall is my favorite time of year… so a quilt for MY bed would be great… and maybe cover my lampshade too! Some hangers for my closet… yeah, the wheels are turning!