Monday, February 25, 2019

Introducing Home Grown by Nancy Halvorsen

Nancy Halvorsen's newest collection, Home Grown, is filled with the everything you love about her fabrics. It's all about family--celebrating the love that fills a home in classic Nancy style. The fabric line includes a sweet panel with positive messages, pretty florals, and unique tonals--stripes, swirls, dots, plaids and more. We asked Nancy to talk to us about Home Grown below. 

What inspired the Home Grown collection?
To me, family is very important. I’ve never done anything that was home and family themed before. While I was thinking about home, I thought of homegrown flowers, and the idea went from there.

Tell us about the panel.
I always like to include a cheery and uplifting message in my panels. The panel features messages that you want your family to know and to internalize. For each block, I came up with the message and then figured out how to illustrate it in a fun way. The prints in the frames around each block are also standalone prints in the collection. The prints also show up on different items in the panel—like the bee skep and the house.
Panel measures 42" x 24"

How do you select your palette?
When I start a fabric line, in the back of my mind I have an idea of what projects I’m going to be making with it. That dictates what the palette is going to be. Because this line has a floral theme, I wanted to make sure I pulled flower colors into the line.

How do you come up with the small print coordinates for the collection?

Having been a quilter and designer for so long, I know that I need some small patterns for texture and then some stripes and bigger prints. I do this for all my lines—it adds more interest to have different sized prints. To me, texture is as important as color to add interest.

Click here to see the entire Home Grown collection. 
Click here to visit Nancy's website. 

Follow along with our week of Home Grown fun! We'll be sharing inspiring projects featuring the fabric all week long.
Introducing Home Grown @ Sew in Love with Fabric

Debby @ Debby Kratovil Quilts
Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Carol @ Just Let Me Quilt
Nancy @Masterpiece Quilting

Jennie @ Clover and Violet
Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts

Nancy's Virtual Trunk Show @ Sew in Love with Fabric
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  1. Beautiful fabric. Looking forward to new ideas.

  2. So lovely. Really would love to win these fabrics

  3. Absolutely cool colors and panel. So pretty! Enjoy your day! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

  4. Beauty fabrics.

  5. I would make some microwave pot holders. They would be bright & cheerful for just about any kitchen
    Leah G. Glasgow Kentucky

  6. LOVE this Collection!! The Panel is my fave..but love em all :D This Hop has been fun!! Thank to all the Bloggers!