Monday, September 10, 2018

Introducing Cherry Guidry's Words to Live By collection

Let's start the week out with a little uplifting inspiration...
We're featuring Cherry Guidry's new collection, Words to Live By. And that's exactly what these fabrics are! Today we're introducing the fabrics; then Tuesday through Friday we'll be sharing four projects made using Words to Live By fabric, and Saturday we'll be sharing Cherry's designs in a virtual trunk show. Enjoy!

What inspired the Words to Live By collection?
Basically the title says it all. I love having quotes here and there. Words are powerful. Especially if you’re having a really rough day or if life is a little hectic, it’s great to see positive words that bring you back. In my studio, I have a sign that says “Start each day with a grateful heart.” It’s a great reminder—we get so caught up in everything and forget how much we have to be grateful for.

Tell us about the color palette.
It’s a softer palette. Of course it includes aqua—one of my favorites. Gray is so big in home décor right now. You also see barn wood red and yellow. I wanted the palette to feature home décor colors.

This collection has three different panel prints.
Yes – happiness, joy and love. Both happiness and joy are great for quilt backings—I love the way it looks to do that because you can flip the quilt over and still have a nice design on the back. You can cut out specific phrases and use them for small wall hangings, mug rugs, or pillows, focusing on the quote you like.

The love panel is a little different—it’s 7” x 9” blocks. You can just add a border for a simple quilt, or fussy cut the blocks and border them.

Can you introduce us to a few of the other prints?
There’s also a word stripe—it uses the phrases from the panels. I love stripes—they make such great bindings.

The keys are another home dec-inspired print. They have a stripe feel to them as well.

The tiny words print features individual words, not phrases. I love having a print like this for applique.

The modern lace print is such a soft, nice background. I like how it looks against the wood grain—texture on texture.

The wood grain idea is so popular in home décor right now, and it offers so much options in fabric. It has that farmhouse look. It’s my favorite, and I’d love it on the walls in my house.

The daisy print came about because I decided the collection needed a floral. It’s a cute print, and great for borders.

Click here to see the entire Words to Live By collection.

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  1. Lover Love LOOOOVE this Collection!! Beautiful!!!

  2. Beautiful collection. I can see so much done with the panels.