One of the most anticipated collections for Art Gallery Fabrics is finally here! Bonnie Christine of Going Home to Roost is here to share more about her Winged Collection. This collection represents a season’s fresh beginnings and the dawn of a new day to spread your wings and let your imagination fly free!
Q: Tell us a little about the Winged collection. What were you inspired by?
A: I have always noticed the first butterfly sighting of each spring and pause to breath in this moment. It’s such a magical time, when the flowers begin to bloom, the weather warms and I can hear birds chirping outside my window. Spring also represents fresh beginnings and a dawning of a new season. It evokes a feeling of ‘anything is possible’. Winged was inspired by nature, of course, but also this deeper sense of spreading your wings and soaring. I truly believe that all things are possible!
Q: What is your design process when beginning a new collection?
A: I always begin a collection with a theme in mind. I work pretty far in advance so I’m currently thinking of general theme ideas for the next few years! I then start collecting bits of nature, photographs and sketches that align with my vision. At some point, I create a mood board and sketch for days to round out the idea. Once the sketches are complete, I’m well on my way to having a collection!
|Bottom image: In Flight Quilt Kit|
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I hope my style conveys a sense of sweetness that shows my love for nature.
Q: What projects do you hope to see made with Winged?
A: Since Art Gallery Fabricsrecently introduce voiles and knits for each collection, I’m really excited to see some clothing and dreamy voile quilts made from Winged!
I can see a gorgeous bag as well as a lap quilt out of these fabrics. I am a huge bird lover so this winged collection will no doubt be one of my all time favorites!
I'd love to make a throw or baby blanket! Love the birds and the soft color palette!
These lively fabrics would make a beautiful quilt. The soft colors are so inviting!
i would make girl's baby quilt.
A quilt, or a bag, or a pillow!
What a stunning fabric collection…I see a fussy cut nature inspired quilt overlaid by some delicate butterfly and bullrushes applique – either a throw quilt or perhaps a baby quilt…So very beautiful, this collection.
This is a lovely collection. I would fussy cut the larger prints and frame them with matching solids and create a super fun quilt for my youngest daughter who loves birds and butterflies.
I'd make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift.
Something beautiful! Not sure until I see it.
I am absolutely in love with winged! I have so many projrcts in mind with these fabrics but the butterfly quilt amazing!!
I would love to make the butterfly quilt, but I think bags, skirts or sun dresses would be good too!
The butterfly quilt
My mom really loves butterflies so I would have to make something for her, maybe a nice structured bag.
I really love that butterfly quilt and would probably make that!
There are lots of possibilites with this fabric. I would probably start with some pillows and a quilt.
Such a pretty collection! I'd make a quilt for my niece.
A picnic quilt !
I would love to make a quilt or wall hanging for my daughters's "big girl room"- it is soooo beautiful!! Thanks- Sarah:crjandsbj(at)netzero(dot)com
A bag…to take the pretty fabric wherever I go!
I love the throw pillows! I want to make a skirt too
I would make some quilted style pillows for the living room! I love these feminine nature themes! So fresh!
This fabric would make a beautiful quilt for my 15 yr old granddaughter for Christmas this year!
Love that colors!
I'd love to make some pillows for my daugther!
I would make a tote bag or some zippered pouches.
HI, I'd love to do a quilt for my Granddaughter>this collection would be so pretty! Thanks for sharing!
I would love to make some pillows and a tote for me!
I would make the cutest little dress for my granddaughter with the butterfly fabric.
I love the silhouette birds as a blender for a quilt I want to make my brother. And I'm collecting fabric for an animal quilt – the butterflies would be perfect for that!
I would make a bunch of tote bags for little girls.
My sister's having her second baby so I think I would make a baby quilt and a wee bag for the big sister!
I would make pillows for my bed and a lap quilt for the car for traveling.
I'd love to make a skirt or scarf with the non-quilting options. So pretty and feminine.
Beautiful fabric!!! I would make a quilt.
Beautiful fabric! I would make some pillow cushions and a tablerunner for my patio furniture. Thanks!
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Love the shorts pictured!
So pretty! I would probably make a mini quilt for my wall!
My youngest niece has just moved into a 'big girl' bed and needs a new quilt – this collection would be perfect!
I'm thinking of making curtains for my house… these fabrics just make me feel happy 🙂
A scrappy quilt.
A dress or skirt for my little girl would be perfect!
I'm getting a new bed so I think a bed runner would be in order! These fabrics are wonderful, thank you for the chance to win them. 🙂
Love the hexi butterfly
Skirts for my girls! Or maybe backpacks! Thanks for the chance!
I would want to make a quilt for the couch! The colors are so beautiful together they are great for summer and fall! Beautiful collection and thank you for the chance!
I would make a wall-hanging for my living room!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
I would make a lap quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win
I think some nightwear might be appropriate.
I am excited about the prints coming in Knit and Voile…I definitely want to make some cute knit dress for my little girl and voile shirts for myself.
I would either make a quilt or perhaps some bags. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
In the short term, I'd like to make cushions covers for the daybed in my sewing room. This line would be perfect. Long term, I really want to use the knits for garment sewing. Thanks for the chance to win.
I would make a wall hanging for my kitchen. The colours and designs of Winged would be perfect.
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Nature theme done in a great color palette! Love it! 🙂
I would make a tote bag
I'm thinking a small 'mail bag' would be great.
I would like to make a lap quilt or some pillows.
Would make a lap quilt
Make a lap quilt
I'd make a quilt!
Wow! What a beautiful collection! Thank you for the chance!
I think I would make some cute coin purses or a makeup bag
Apart from quilts, I really don't do sewing, so I'd make a quilt.
I would make a pillow cover!
It would make beautiful pillows.
I would make baby blankets, bibs, and wipes!
It is all beautiful fabric!
A childs Quillow. The fabric is beautiful. Thanks for the chance.
Not sure what I would make with it yet. Maybe some pillows or a quilt.
I think a flowing skirt would be so pretty out of this fabric
I would make a lap quilt, using the darker purplish color as a background.
I'd like to make a skirt using the voiles! Then I'd make a quilt for my new granddaughter.
Spring is my favorite time of the year a rebirth of sorts, after a very long winter's dormancy. The fabrics are delicate and beautiful, so in addition to a quilt, I would love to make skirts for our 6 beautiful great granddaughters.
Very unique fabrics! I can picture many items sewn with this line. I would make some beautiful scarves and lots of pretty pillows!:)
I'm looking forward to the voiles for sure!! I see some clothing in my future! I've always liked making clothes.
I would make a scarf, and maybe a skirt or two for my daughters.
I can envision a girls quilt. Lovely prints
I would make pretty bags! Thanks!
This fabric collection is very romantic! I love the aubergine with birds and the melon with quills.
The Winged collection, as all of Art Gallery Fabric, just starts the "wheels turning" as to what would be perfect to make with it. I would make a lap throw or pillows from the Winged Fabric or maybe a pretty scarf – – so many ideas! Thanks for the giveaway.
What a lovely collection. Hmmm I think I would make my self a purse, some pillows, some placemats.
I think this would make a sweet baby quilt and stuffed animal!
I would make a mini quilt with it and incorporate the rest into another quilt. Thanks for a chance to win some nice fabric.
These fabrics are so beautiful. I would make some pillow covers for my bedroom. They would bring nature inside for me. Thanks for the giveaway.
this is a beautiful line, consistent with all AGF puts out. I would make some pillow covers or a lap quilt from them.
I would make a beautiful quilt for a beautiful baby girl! This collection is beautiful!
Rosemary DeLeeuw Bolton here:
I would make a lot of stuff.
First, some curtains for my parents bedroom in their new retirement community apartment. Then I would make a blouse for me. and some placemats for my daughters. Wow, this fabric is inspiring. I can think of dozens of ideas
My daughter would love this fabric made into a TV throw quilt.
Love those shorts and top! Butterflies are so beautiful and the colors are luscious! Hope to add this fabric to my stash.
My grandaughter loves butterflies, so I would make her a new lounge pillow for her bed, her last one is a little tattered so she is in need. I make it as big as 2 body pillows wrapped with batting to make one large pillow for when she has friends over they love to sit on it and giggle….
I would make a ruffled skirt for my grandaugter.
I think appliance covers would cheer up my kitchen! rjc2cam(at)gmail(dot)com
i would make a lap quilt in memory of my daughter. she loved to watch birds, butterflies, and dragon flies. she thought they were nature's most magical creatures.
Beautiful fabrics. Rafflecopter is getting too complicated. I don't tweet, or pin, or Facebook.
Barb, I really hope you win this. I've entered, and if for some reason I win it, I'll be in touch because I'll be sending it to you. I am so sorry about your daughter.
I love this fabric! I think it would make a great quilt, or some doll or little girls clothes. So pretty!!
How about some sweet little nightgowns for my granddaughters?
Thanks for the chance to win!
I'd love to make a pretty blouse using the voile fabric!
I envision bags and summer skirts sewn from the Winged collection.
such lovely, soft colors! I'd make something for my DGD. Thanks for the chance!
So many fun options! I can see making some fun girly baby quilts or bags or sun dresses.
Beautiful fabrics! I would make pillows!
I can see a cute sundress or top and pants set for one of my granddaughters. Would be really pretty in a quilt also.
I would like to make a skirt with this fabric line.
The Winged collection is awesome. It would make a beautiful quilt.
I think I'd try my hand at a summer blouse with the Winged voile. I is a very pretty line of fabric.
Ooooh!! Would make a great Throw for my butterfly loving Daughter!! These are also her fave colors!! Woohoooo!!
I would get some of these prints in the knit fabric to make some little girl dresses.
I love all this artist's work. The bird flocks remind me of how crows fly to roost every evening. I make hospice quilts and this is such a lovely print collection for that.
These prints are beautiful, thanks for the opportunity to win!
I'd love to make a quilt for me from this fabric – these are my colors.
Gorgeous Fabric! I would like to make a quilt
Pretty!!! I would make a lap quilt for my mother.
I would love to make a quilt for my Granddaughter. The fabric is just lovely!
I think that this fabric would make a gorgeous bag.
Quilts are always the first thing I think of with new lines. Love the round cushion in the photo.
I would make my granddaughter a cute outfit.
so beautiful hard to decide how to use it but will find something.
I would love to make some pillows with that fabric.
I really need a tote for my gardening tools. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
I love love this line! I would probably make a throw for me or for my 5 yr old great-neice. or patchwork cafe curtains.
I just love the color palette! Some of my favorites!
A quilt for my great granddaughter!
I would love to incorporate the collection into a few baby blankets with matching burp pads.
I love the fabric. can't wait to use it in my next "birds in the air" quilt!
Love this fabric. I would make a quilt with these.
I would love to make the In Flight lap quilt. I think my granddaughter would love it.
I love the clothes. I'd make a skirt. Thanks
From the looks of this beautiful collection, I would love to make a bag (or two) and some pillows from it!
I would make gorgeous pyjamas. Lovely fabric line!
pillows would be gorgeous with this fabric:)
ooh… love this collection. I would make some bags & purses & pillows
I would make a quilt for my granddaughter
Love these colors!! I would make a bunch of different things 🙂
Baby clothes or quilt
Something for my daughter, who we've called "Little Bird" since the day she was born. <3
I see bags and cushions made in this fabric. x
I'd love to make a hexagon sit upon from the lookbook – thanks
I love these fabrics! … This collection is very beautiful, inspired me. I guess all girls dresses, accessories and small gifts will make with them.
Thank you very much and blessings to you.
Pillows and pillow cases, something to lay my head on 🙂
I am absolutely in LOVE with everything about this collection. The patterns, colors, everythingggg.. AHHHHHH!
My granddaughter would absolutely LOVE the butterfly! She's obsessed with butterflies!
The In Flight quilt is so pretty, I would love to make that! Thanks for the give away!
The In Flight quilt caught my eye the first time I saw it and I'd like to make it.
I love this collection!!! I would make bags, many bags. And one more bags.
Thank you for the chance to win this collection.
Beautiful collection of fabrics! Perfect for making a quilt for a teenage girl.
Love the collection. Beautiful colors and easy to match. Really love it!
Lots of throw pillows and maybe a bag or two would be lovely out of this collection.
I love the butterfly quilt and would love to make it. I would make a dress with the voile or knit.
Love the pillows, and the short top and skirt is adorable. I could see placemats…
I mostly make lap quilts
I would make it for my aunt in a nursing home – I think it would life her spirits beautifully!
What a lovely collection as always I would have to hold a em and squeeze em and love em and then decide what to make.
My nephew is getting married next month. I think his fiancé would love a quilt made out of this. Thanks.
This would make a beautiful quilt for a teenage girl.
Little girl tops.
I love the silk tank top pictured in the lookbook. If I get my hands on some of this fabric, I'd probably start with a mini tote, though.
Love the fabrics. I've been wanting to whip up a few pillowcases.
I would love to make a quilt for my daughter's bedroom with this line. It's so beautiful!
I'd love to make myself a top out of some of this fabric!
I'd make some beautiful bags!