Luna Lounge

Time to show you Luna Lounge!  We will resume our coverage of the QuiltCon Exhibitions later this week. Luna Lounge, my newest fabric collection with Andover Fabrics, is handsome and playful at the same time, but what I like best is that it is so usable, goes great with solids and almost any color. (I like it with LOTS of color!) I’m also pretty fond of the main border print.  Here are the three color ways and then I’ll tell you how it came to be.

Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge in blue by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge in greys by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

Luna Lounge in neutrals by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

The inspiration came from some of the brush strokes in the Japanese calligraphy I studied for a decade. There is this one movement we used to call “chun”, and I would do pages of it to warm up. It resembled a crescent and it was fun to practice interlocking them. Well, playing with that shape on my iPad drawing with my finger, I decided to try and make a design out of it.  The half way mark kind of represented where the energy changed in the brushstroke–going down, then lifting up.  I came up with the main print first and then went from there. In the end I realized the whole thing was a bit lunar, so with the help of my “namers” we came up with “Luna Lounge”.

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Luna Lounge in progress by Carol Van Zandt

Here are the individual prints in the end:

"Moon Dance" Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Moon Dance” Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics. The border is on both selvedges.

"Triad Stripe" Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Triad Stripe” Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

The “triad stripe” came from the triangles left over from making the “fleur luna” below

"Fleur Luna", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Fleur Luna”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

"Moonglass", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Moonglass”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

"Twinkle", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Twinkle”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

"Pinwheels", Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

“Pinwheels”, Luna Lounge by Carol Van Zandt LLC for Andover Fabrics

AND, what is really fun is that the main print for Luna Lounge in blue can also be had for phone and iPad cases and skins of all flavors at DecalGirl. I always go for the bumper case myself, and decals for my charger so it doesn’t get mixed up with everyone else’s!

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

Luna Lounge from DecalGirl

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