Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fleet & Flourish Reveal : :

If you follow Art Gallery on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen all the video snippets they shared yesterday of their Fall 2015 fabric collections. Amongst them was my very first full collection, did you see? It was such an exciting moment for me, and with it came ALL the emotions that come from realizing such a BIG dream come true! As I sit here today filled with so much joy, eager to share each print, I have to start by sharing that it's been a really tough year. Losing my Dad set in motion a deep need for me to make some major changes in my life. Positive changes, but difficult ones non the less. Not knowing where to begin with all that I could share, it just feels important for me to mention today that while I worked on this project, I've been working on myself. Changing, healing, growing, understanding, rebuilding myself around the loss I have suffered, into someone hopefully better . It's a never-ending process, I know, and although it's never easy, it's giving me courage, perseverance, and a deeper gratitude for what lies ahead. And I just want to thank you all for being here. For supporting my work, for encouraging me the way you all do. It's such an amazing gift. From the bottom of my heart - thank you!

Yesterday, AGF blogged the beautiful new Fall 2015 LookBook and that means I finally get to share with you all a closer look at Fleet & Flourish!

"A bohemian-meets-romantic edge, featuring an artfully selected range of deep colored florals and soft graphic designs accompanied by delicate lace. From bold pops of damson plum & different shades of graceful white, this collection effortlessly captures a feminine free-spirit."

LookBook -- Fleet & Flourish

The first colorway is Innocency featuring shades of purple - plum, orchid, & red violet with peachy pinks, light blue, and creamy whites. 

Fleet & Flourish -- Innocency

Fleet & Flourish -- Innocency

The second colorway is Tenacity featuring more red tones from a rustic crimson shade to coral & peachy pink paired with my favorite shades of blue. I love the range of colors in this collection in comparison to my smaller, Limited Edition collection, Wild & Free. These colors and prints have me dreaming of a million different quilt ideas and that's so exciting!

Fleet & Flourish -- Tenacity

Fleet & Flourish -- Tenacity

Along with these twenty quilting cottons there will be four knits, one voile, a brand new canvas substrate and a surprise (even to me!) wide back cotton measuring 58"-60," I can't wait for all of it! 

Substrates

I'm really proud of this collection, and I REALLY hope you all like it! If you'd like to see Fleet & Flourish in your local shop, please make sure to ask for it! It will be shipping in December, so in the meantime I'll be busy making & sharing my Quilt Market projects & plans! I'm so excited and nervous too, I'd love to know what you think?

XOXO ♡ Maureen

47 comments:

  1. Beautiful, I like both colorways, great job!!

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  2. I think they are all gorgeous! and only fitting that there is a print that matches your signature herringbone quilts! ~beth riddick

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    1. I'm recreated that one with solids right now since I cannot wait for this particular print!! I'll be sharing it very soon!! :)

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  3. I love what you have created. Absolutely beautiful!

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  4. I'm a BIG fan of this collection! The colors are a lot more subdued than the colors I typically reach for, but these.. they just sing to me. I know what I'll be preordering. Great work!

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  5. So lovely and so very "YOU!" I'm happy for you girl!

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  6. ah, it's beautiful! love the colors and am always excited to see knits and voile in there too. congrats!!

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  7. its beautiful .. I love all of them

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  8. Maureen, it's just stunning. Such a lovely mix of prints and colors. Well done!

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  9. I love it! I love it! I love it! What a beautiful collection, Maureen! So excited for the knits and voile!

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  10. JUST BEAUTIFUL !
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  11. wow...it is all beautiful. Susie.

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  12. It is all beautiful! Wonderful job.

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  13. Maureen, this is a lovely collection, and so very "you". I already have ideas about what I'll make with it, and I've only been dreaming about it for, oh, eleven seconds. This is going to be a lot of fun!

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  14. You've outdone yourself!! I LOVE this collection!!! The colors, the prints, the variety -- it's all wonderful. Congratulations!

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  15. A- MAZING!!!!!!!!!
    I am just so happy for you - what a major accomplishment! I'm super happy. I particularly like (and will order of course) the the one that you have the Fleet and Flourish sign on AND that lovely violet stripey one - that colour is so unusual it really stood out for me.
    To be honest, I would buy fat quarters of all the fabric you produce AND lengths of my
    extra-can't-live-without fabrics, just because I am so proud and happy for you!

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  16. Too beautiful for words, I can't wait to create with these! So wonderful!

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  17. Just beautiful. All of it. Congratulations

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  18. Absolutely Beautiful! I love both selections and will be watching for it in December. Thanks for sharing and Congrats!

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  19. I love your fabric line--can't wait to get some for sewing projects. You have such a good eye for color and this fabric line is proof of that! janicelashley@gmail.com

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  20. My heart goes out to you. My father passed just over a year ago and I am still working through the emotions that go hand and hand with losing him. Your hard work and perseverance show with your latest accomplishment! He's proud of you! Hope you know that.

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  21. Congratulations on the release of your fabric line. It must be so very exciting. It seems always, with death comes change. My friend pointed this out to me not so very long ago.

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  22. Beautiful new fabrics, Maureen, and I'll be eagerly awaiting December when this fabulous collection becomes available.

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  23. So excited for you friend!

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  24. Your new line is so beautiful. Congratulations!

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  25. I love this. The name and description are perfect, the colors are luscious, and I am really gravitating toward some of the prints. In particular, Roadside Guides, Miniments and Swifting Flora.

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  26. wow maureen!! That fabric line is absolutley stunning!! You are fast becoming one of my favorite designers!!
    Congratulations on the huge achievement!! My husband and I are currently making some huge but needed changes (good changes too) so I can fully empathise with what your going through! Your such an inspiration!
    I cant wait to get some of your lovely fabric. Its got exactly the right 'feel' that i want in my house!

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  27. Oh I'm in love with the tenacity group. It's more the colors that I tend to play with. Congratulations on this wonderful achievement. I look forward to many more look books with your picture and beautiful designs.

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  28. Oh, Maureen, they are stunning! What an amazing job you've done! Can't wait to play with it! xx

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  29. Congrats on a wonderful collection! Big hugs to you as well :)

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  30. These are so you! Congrads on a beautiful line. Looking forward to putting them to good use

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  31. These are so you! Congrads on a beautiful line. Looking forward to putting them to good use

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  32. Just gorgeous Maureen! Congratulations!

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  33. They are gorgeous, Maureen! Congratulations! And thank you for the inspiration I have gotten from your work.

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  34. Maureen-
    This line is magical. I love the colorways.
    Linda W.

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  35. Congratulations, Maureen! Fleet & Flourish is gorgeous - lovely colourways and great mix of scale (making these perfect for patchwork and garment making). Excited to see these beauties in person!

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  36. It's so beautiful! I LOVE the log cabin print!

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  37. The navy floral is my favourite and it's in voile too! Squee!

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  38. I wonder how you got so good. This is really a fascinating blog, lots of stuff that I can Get into. One thing I just want to say is that your Blog is so perfect!

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