Monday, January 15, 2018

Hydrangea Blue

We're kicking off another January week with more spring inspiration. Jackie Robinson's new collection, Hydrangea Blue, is arriving in quilt shops now. Warm and fresh golds and blues, beautiful hydrangea balls, and a wide variety of tonal prints. Take a peek:

We asked Jackie to talk about Hydrangea Blue:
Did the hydrangea idea come from your garden?
Nope. We have too many deer to have things blooming. I think I have one tulip two daffodils. But hydrangeas are such a pretty flower with nice shape.

Let’s talk about the palette.
I’ve done a couple blue and yellow collections, and it was time for another really good blue and yellow story. It’s a popular color combination. The blues are pure and clean, as are the yellows. The greens have a tad bit of yellow in it—it’s a green that I can work with almost anything. The navy functions as the “black” in the collection. And because I like to do so many log cabin quilts, there are multiple shades of each color. I need those values.

Do you have a favorite print?
The big allover print with the dark blue background. I love how the flowers pop. Typically, the large focal print gets designed first, and then the stripe, because it uses the flowers from the large focal and makes it vertical.

Can you tell us about a few of the other prints?
The fresco petals have such a nice, soft texture.

The wave print is still a favorite of mine—it has such wonderful non-directional texture. There’s an entire line of different colored wave prints coming out later this spring, so watch for it.

I do like the tonal butterflies too. They have a nice flow and they’re a natural pairing with floral prints.

Click here to see the entire Hydrangea Blue collection.
Watch for a virtual trunk show featuring Jackie's prints this week!
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  1. This is just beautiful! I love the detail and the spectacular colors. Thank you for sharing this.