Today, we are celebrating Christmas in July! We have Kim Christopherson of Kimberbell Designs on the Jolly Jabber to talk about her first fabric collection for Maywood Studios Fabric, Merry & Bright. This collection is full of whimsical Christmas prints that we’re falling in love with! Read on to know what inspired Kim on her new collection.
Q: Tell us a little about the Merry & Bright collection. What were you inspired by?
A: Merry & Bright is very whimsical, bright, and fun. I wanted to create two colorways that would appeal to both someone who likes traditional red and green, while the other color way incorporates red, green, black, gray, and pink. I was inspired by the fun and playful side of the holiday and “making” special Christmas projects. I also wanted to design a line that could be used beyond Christmas, so you’ll find many of the basic prints that can be used for other holidays and seasons, too.
|Whimsy Winter Bench Pillow|
Q: What design trends are you currently exploring?
A: I’m really enjoying working with fresh color schemes — corals, blues, grays, etc. I also love creating basics that provide subtle geometric backgrounds that work well for appliqué pieces.
Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Merry & Bright?
|Mini Kimmy Doll & Quilt Pattern|
Q: How do you describe your style and how has it evolved over the years?
|Pillow: Deck the Halls Bench Pillow Pattern and Quilt: Christmas Row Along Wall Hanging Pattern|
Q: What has been your biggest sewing faux-pas to date?