Thursday, August 8, 2013

He Still Loves Me

He loves me, he loves me not. He still loves me! Jackie Robinson's newest collection, so aptly named He Still Loves Me, is filled with daisies. 

You have a history with daisies, don't you?
My very first fabric line (8 years ago) was a daisy collection called ''He Loves Me." I am always hearing from customers 'I love the daisies.' I wanted to do a different type of daisy collection—on navy and on black, with blue and yellow as support.

And the collection name?
Well, it's a fact that my husband still loves me, so it seemed like a natural name for it.

Do you have a favorite print in the collection?
The allover daisy print. I sure do like the light blue one; the navy version is just sparkly and it feels good.

You are pretty well-known for unique stripe motifs in your fabric. Tell us about this one.
The stripe is the same format as the strips in my previous collection, Tulip Festival. It's a size that works really well, but it also means that if someone liked a pattern they used with Tulip Festival, they could reuse that pattern with He Still Loves Me.

What's different about this collection?
The butterflies are a new addition. I was looking for some kind of motion to create interest in the background. They are subtle, but there.

This collection has a huge variety of coordinates. Tell us about your strategy here.
You need lots of value in quilting. When you do value changes, you want variety—they need to be texturized. The collection has four value changes, all in prints that are pretty solid looking, but with some texture.

Anything else?
I'm really tickled with the fabric line. I like it bunches. I always like them, but some sing to you personally. Some of them are more personal and this one is. I'm extremely fond of daisies and there will be some of this fabric in my house soon! 

You can see Jackie's newest collection in her quilt "He Loves Me" featured in the September/October 2013 issue of McCall's Quilts.
"He Loves Me" by Jackie Robinson and quilted by Aimee Mahan;
featured in McCall's Quilts, September/October 2013 issue
Jackie has cooked up many more patterns featuring her new fabric line that you can order on her website. Here are just a few:
Bloomin' Furrows

Let's Twist

Lone Star Pizzazz

Find out more about Jackie and see the patterns she has designed featuring her fabric here.
See the entire He Still Loves Me collection here.
Find the kit for the "He Loves Me" quilt here
Find McCall's Quilts here.

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