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.
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”.
Here are the individual prints in the end:
The “triad stripe” came from the triangles left over from making the “fleur luna” below
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!