The Lille fabric line was inspired by my love of antique quilts and the fabrics within them, in particular French fabrics.
The main fabric, which was inspired by a French textile from the past, is available in 3 colours and features stunning birds perched on tree branches surrounded by gorgeous flowers. It is an ideal fabric to cut up and rearrange creatively into Broderie Perse appliqué, as well as being used within blocks, setting squares and borders.
The secondary floral print is reproduced from an early 1800s French fabric. The fine vine within this print, from which a variety of striking flowers grow, meanders whimsically throughout the fabric. Six beautiful companion prints in co-ordinating colours, which includes a pretty serpentine stripe, complete the collection and will enhance any quilt.
The fabric collection was named ‘Lille’ after the beautiful, historic town in the north of France, near the Belgian border. This is where I spent a fantastic time sampling the French cuisine and wandering the streets with my treasured Belgian friend, Françoise, who shares my love of textiles and quilting. Special friends are hard to find. This one’s for you Françoise!