Almost a year ago to the day I was approached by Deane Christiansen of Sweet Bee Designs. She had a new fabric company and was looking for designers who wanted to work with her and grow her new company. I was honored and excited to join a fresh new fabric company who valued design and community so I signed on and this is the first result of that partnership!
My first collection with Sweet Bee Designs is shipping to stores this month and I'm still pinching myself! I fell in love with pattern design back in 2015 when I took Jessica Swift's Pattern Camp class and I've been obsessed ever since! I never even dreamed that a fabric collection was possible and now here it is! Let me introduce you...
This is my first fabric collection called Windsor Garden.
Windsor Garden was inspired by mid-century modern textures, shapes, florals and my obsession with all things British. I've always wanted a proper English garden, but I currently live in the midwestern United States and was not born with a green thumb! I even have a hard time keeping cacti alive, but my dream to travel to the beautiful English countryside and marvel at the lush gardens will one day come true. Until then, the Windsor Garden collection gives me the feeling of lush green grass and perfectly pink petals.
As I write this I still cannot believe that this day is here! That my own fabric collection is out in the world and that people are going to start sewing with it and making beautiful quilts, bags, pouches, and more! Just check out this pillow my friend made with Windsor Garden fabrics! Isn't it gorgeous!?!
Do you want to see more fabulous projects with my Windsor Garden fabric? Of course you do! Well, you are in luck because next week my fabric is going on a blog tour! We have some amazing ladies signed up and I cannot wait to share what they create with you! You can follow along on Instagram @kellyparkersmith and with the hashtag #windsorgardenfabric! Here are all the blogs participating! Get excited!
OH! THERE WILL ALSO BE SOME GIVEAWAYS!
Do you want to win a fat quarter bundle of every fabric in the Windsor Garden collection? Well head over to Instagram and enter the giveaway on Friday June 22nd! PLUS follow along with the blog tour for more giveaways from others participating! I can't wait to see what you create!