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?
The Deck The Halls Bench Pillow Pattern would make a great kit ( hint, hint )
Love these bench pillows!
Such cute designs, and she's adorable!
Will the Winter Whimsy Bench Pillow pattern be available on FatQuarterShop? I wasn't able to locate it on the site.
Love all the designs, especially the row along Wall Hanging and the Snowmen Pillow!(My house is FULL of Snowmen at Christmas time and into the winter months).
Nice to see Kim. I loved their show! She and her sister were a great team. I'll be watching for her fabric and projects.
Love the Whimmsey Winter Bench Pillow….gonna have to make this one!
Love, love, love the cheery colors!!!
Love your designs and love your store!
I love Kimberbell designs! I am finishing a Monster & Me quilt for a special 2nd birthday present for a friend. Always so sassy and cute!