Designer Tidbits: Winged by Bonnie Christine - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

Designer Tidbits: Winged by Bonnie Christine

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!


  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. Beautiful fabric! I would make some pillow cushions and a tablerunner for my patio furniture. Thanks!

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  7. 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. πŸ™‚

  8. 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!

  9. I would make a lap quilt. Thank you for the opportunity to win

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. I would make a wall hanging for my kitchen. The colours and designs of Winged would be perfect.
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  13. Very unique fabrics! I can picture many items sewn with this line. I would make some beautiful scarves and lots of pretty pillows!:)

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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….

  18. 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.

  19. I can see a cute sundress or top and pants set for one of my granddaughters. Would be really pretty in a quilt also.

  20. 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.

  21. Beautiful collection of fabrics! Perfect for making a quilt for a teenage girl.

  22. 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.

  23. I would love to make a quilt for my daughter's bedroom with this line. It's so beautiful!