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Monday, February 6, 2012

Lotta Jansdotter

Lotta Jansdotter’s fabrics are things of beauty, consisting of simple but modern designs with an air of sophistication. Her aesthetic is deeply rooted in the Scandinavian landscape. She was born 1971 on Ă…land, a small group of islands in the archipelago between Sweden and Finland.  Her look is sleek and urban and her products are created for a busy city life. Here is our Modern Robe in a bubbly stripe from Lotta Jansdotter's premier collection.  Wouldn't it be fun to throw on this robe in the morning ?

The robe and sash fabrics are from Lotta's debut collection for Windham Fabrics, which premiered in November 2011. The 100% cotton fabric is silky smooth and beautiful for sewing.

For the sash, shown above, we used Echo Aneta in Ironwood, a rich grey with brown undertones and scattered white pollen, which is just one of many delights within the collection. Currently available at Lotta Jansdotter's website.

Above: For the robe we selected Echo Choma in Bermuda in beautiful brown-grey and teal by Lotta Jansdotter. Below: A Lotta Jansdotter fabric bundle spotted at Backstitch (UK)

And here is Lotta Jansdotter with her collection (photo by Jennifer Causey for Windham Fabrics):

Princess Mirah Batiks

Sheila is an interior designer with a keen sense of style and color. When browsing for fabrics for her Modern Robe, she was drawn to a luscious multicolor Princess Mirah Batik with a Berry Blue base.  The finished robe is both modern and elegant.

For the belt we picked out a graphic retro print in the Sherbet Pips line by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics.  The grey-cherry print complemented the square design and the orange-red highlights in the batik.  We love the belt as much as the robe!

Princess Mirah introduced quilters in America to hand made Balinese batiks. It was her genius and style that brought a sense of vibrancy to the industry.  As you can see for yourself, the matchless blend of colors, the intricate and vivid sense of rhythm in her designs brings delight to quilters and to anyone in touch with her fabrics.  The crisp batiks are a delight to sew with.

L: Princess Mirah Batik #TF-1-770, Berry-Blue, at Bali FabricsR:  Sherbet Pips #18506-22 by Aneela Hoey for Moda Fabrics.  As of this writing both fabrics are still in stock at many shops and online sources.