Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cheryl Haynes: In Love with Folk Art

We're sharing a bit of Americana today with Cheryl Haynes' Folk Art collection. Inspired by a series of quilt patterns, this new line includes many of the classic folk art motifs in Cheryl's signature style. A panel and a patch print of little squares compliment the wide range of coordinates.

What inspired your Folk Art collection?
It’s similar to my American Folk Art Series patterns—six patterns that make up a quilt. I turned the ideas from these patterns into a fabric line.

What’s one of your favorite prints in the collection?
In this line, I really like the pears. I like their folk art look.

Tell us about the patch print.
The little squares, you could do just about anything with. They’re 4” squares. You can cut them apart, add borders, use on things for the kitchen like pot holders, toaster covers, table runners. I try to put at least 1” around everything so you can cut the squares apart.

And what about your panel?
I love the flower pot. I really like the cow and the pig. Of course, I live in the country and see a lot of these things on a regular basis. The whole panel is just kind of all me. You can get a lot of different projects out of one panel.

Let’s talk about your tonal prints.
I do like tone on tone. I personally don’t ever sew anything with solids. I like basic patterns. I like to design with color, not necessarily patterns. So I like subtle tone-on-tones to sew with. They’re really good basics for quilts.

I really like the floral that we used too. It’s small, easy to use, not overwhelming to a quilt, yet it goes so well with the rest of the fabrics.

Tell us about your Bobbing for Apples quilt.
I love apples. My parents were both teachers, and teachers get apples, so we always had lots of apples. I also like the reds in the line and this was a good way to use them—I think there are a lot of fun prints in this folk art.

Click here to download the free pattern for Cheryl Haynes' Bobbing for Apples quilt.

Click here to see the entire Folk Art collection.

Click here to download the free pattern for Heidi Pridemore's Country Pickins quilt, which uses the patch print.

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  1. I love this collection!!! My favourite colours too!!!

  2. I adore the colors and patterns of this collection!

  3. Love the pears print too! Tone on tone will be my go to vs solids for borders/sashing especially. Thank you for that wisdom.