Introducing Sun Print

Alison | May 15th, 2013

I feel like I need to start with a little bit of background for this one. It is one of those collections that just sort of happened. I’ve been noticing a need for stash builders, blenders, basics, or whatever anyone wants to call them, in distinctive, highly useable colors and a wide range so that they can be used with whatever other fabric people want. Bike Path in the spectrum of colors offered in Lucky Penny was well received, and I see it integrated with other fabrics in tons of projects. It’s so nice to see people enjoying it! So, I decided to put together an entire collection of stash builders. I took A LOT of time choosing colors that would work well with other fabric lines, as well as Lucky Penny, Clover Sunshine, Field Day, and future collections, and am so excited to begin sharing the images. I adore all of the colors and can’t wait to see what people will make!

It is a big collection, so as not to overwhelm anyone, the release schedule is a little different. There are six prints in the collection that come in nine colors each. 6 x 9 = 54! Exciting! Each of the six groups covers a nice range of colors. The sub groups will start shipping to stores in early summer, one group per month until November. The first group, Feathers, is scheduled for June/July!

Inspiration for the name Sun Print:

There is also a text print, called Text, very original, I know! Sometimes it’s just good to go with the obvious, right? It’s a simple design, truly meant more than anything to create texture. The nine colors are usable with tons of projects! I wrote the words, and while they mean something to me, the meaning is not the main thing, it’s the feel of the design and how it is used that is the focus.

Party Streamer is a tonal group that I think will work very well with a lot of other fabrics and as binding. I’m excited to see this one! Corsage is a montage of shadow-y images, a little I SPY-ish, and not to play favorites, but I love the feel of these, and the tonal colors!

X & + has some really nice, slightly more earthy colors, plus one of my favorite colors, the bright pink salmon one at the top! There are nine new Bike Path colors too, and three white on white fabrics are included also, so get your dye ready! Or use as it. I personally am really looking forward to these options for when I want to use white for a background, but want is to come across a little more special with a surprise.

While I am so excited to see how people will mix these fabrics in with their projects, I have to say that they work nicely together as a group as well. I am delighted to get to work with Nydia Kehnle on a number of upcoming projects, one of which is the free to use PDF pattern to go along with this collection. You can find it over on the Andover Fabrics website. Images for two color combinations are below.

I cannot wait to see what people will make with these!


18 Responses to “Introducing Sun Print”

  1. Alison! These are all so great! I think I’m partial to the feather print, but with every one, the colors are amazing! I love the richness of every single print. But really, I need the feathers. Every one of the feathers. Congratulations on all of your new stuff! I’m so excited for you.

  2. Perfect, so perfect.

  3. mjb says:

    So so smart, lady. Great designs, and perfect for the way I love to buy fabric and build my stash.

  4. Michelle says:

    Love it all but love every one of the feathers. A lot! Congratulations!

  5. Kristi says:

    I am anxiously awaiting the release of Corsage, I know I will buy every color it is a perfect fabric in scale, design and color. Love it!!

  6. Alison, these are fabulous. I’m loving the whole thing but especially the feathers, the text and the corsage and the party streamer and well I guess just all of it. Congratulations on such a lovely collection!

  7. Alison, this line is perhaps my favourite fabric line of all time. It is absolutely beautiful and I love every print and colourway.
    How long until it arrives in the UK????

  8. Cat says:

    oh Alison, what a completely beautiful collection. I love every design and every colourway. What a fabulous idea, to design a range of blenders – but they are just such awesome designs, they go way beyond tying other prints together. I love the text and x+, and the feathers the most. Already love bike path – I’m so happy there are more colours coming! And corsage and party streamer are just so fab too. Love them all. Will Andover release FQ sets do you know, once all the designs are released? Congratulations, so looking forward to getting my hands on these prints! Cat

  9. Hilary says:

    These fabrics are amazingly adorable! I can’t wait til they come out :)

  10. Alison says:

    Hi Cat – Thank you for your kind words. I’m not sure what Andover’s plans are as far as sets. I can send you some shop names that will have sets though, and at some point after the shops have the fabric I will likely have some bundles in my online shop, I think. Thanks for the love!

  11. Alison says:

    That is so nice Liz, thank you! I honestly don’t know when it will arrive in the UK, but I will post when I see it showing up in shops.

  12. Connie says:

    Wow, I love this so much! So versatile, and the text prints are just so awesome. It was great meeting you at Quilt Market!

  13. Sheila says:

    OMG that feather print is FABULOUS! I will definitely be needing those! The rest are great, too, of course, but the feathers are just wonderful!

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  17. RP says:

    I’m on Easy looking at the carious colors. Which color is the closest to Navy? On some listings Ocean is being listed as close to Navy and on another the Grey is being listed as Navy!


  18. Alison says:

    Hi there. I’m not sure which print you are asking about. If you can send a little more information I am happy to help. Thanks!

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